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New Toys To Try Out

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Well what new toys did you guys and gals buy this year to try out on the water.So far Ive kept my fishing funds in my wallet,but man does it burn grin.gif.I did pick up a new rod and reel combo at the NW sports show,A 7'7'Shimano Compre and Shimano Stradic{thanks Deitz}.My crankbait addiction will continue but I dont think Im gonna go as crazy as I did last year.There are some nice lookin baits coming out though.Whats everyone else doing with their fishing funds?

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Thats going to be one sweet combo!!!! can I borrow it some time wink.gif.. LOL

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I've been doing the same as you - waiting until something catches the eye !! smile.gif

This year "will" be different.

I "will" fish more than just walleyes on the river. Cats for sure, hook a sturgeon? - maybe a Muskie or some Trout ??

So, some different gear ideas from anyone would be appreciated..........

Go-Get-'um !!!

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You could probably get a setup that would work for muskie, cats and sturgeon. A nice M or MH musky rod and baitcaster spooled with 50-65lb. braid would work. Though I dont fish for Cats or sturgeon and this might be overkill for them.

It hasnt really been just for fishing the river but Ive already spent too much and will probably be spending more... Ive bought two Kistler bass rods, a magnesium chronarch, and lots of tackle. Still eyeing up a Symetre and Citica.

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The new toy I want to try out is Hummingbirds side imaging unit. Sounds great from some guys I know. but will have to see it for myself.

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I picked up the Humminbird 997c last week. From what I seen on the sideimaging forum on yahoo I think is a product that will work very well with some experience and practice interpeting. I sure hope I'm right cause it burned up all my Cabella bucks and alot more cash! HTB

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HTB....Nice purchase,I know a few people who run them and they love em.I think Riverdancer has one on her Triton.Id love to get out on the Croix with one to checkout some of the places ive fished and see whats down there.Let us know how you like it after you get use to it.

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I picked up the new Humminbird with the SI as well, I can't wait to give it a whirl. It may just be worth more than my boat.... But if you think of it in terms the same as you would as a good rifle, isn't the rule of thumb to actually spend more on the optics for a rifle than the rifle itself?? LOL..

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