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  1. slipperybob

    Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line

    Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line This line is smooth, very smooth, as smooth as a baby's butt. Well not, but being a 12 strand weave around a GORE Performance Fiber core line, it's by far the smoothest line I've held in my possession. It is also one of the most expensive line I've purchased at just shy of $40 retail for 150 yards. I purchased two spools, the 6# and the 10# spools. According to Sufix listed diameters the 6# is at .14 mm and the 10# is at .20 mm. These match up with the same test # and diameters of both Sufix 832 Advance braid and the old Performance Braid. One of the things I like to do now is give it a line performance tensile test. I like to check it with a knot strength tied onto a Spro swivel #10 and after learning the FG line to line join knot I check the line strength on that as well too. I gave it three trials successively on the same line. Meaning if that I were to fish with such line on there and I break off, I want to know if the line will stay usable after I retie. The results for a knot strength test. Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line 6# .14 mm: 9# 4 oz., 9# 9 oz., 9# 6 oz. Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line 10# .20 mm: 12# 4 oz., 11# 9 oz., 11# 12 oz. For the FG knot line to line join I was looking for a good high yield result. Although I did have some weaker knot breaks results they were still higher than a knot to the swivel. Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line 6# .14 mm: 11# 12 oz. Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line 10# .20 mm: 17# 13 oz. Comparison to similar diameter of other lines and break strengths: Sufix 832 Ice Braid .10mm 4# knot break 9# 2 oz. (FG knot break 13# 7 oz.) Diawa J-Braid Grand x8 .13 mm 8# knot break 10# 12 oz. Diawa J-Braid Grand x8 .15 mm 10# knot break 16# 14 oz. Diawa J-Braid x8 .06 mm 6# knot break 8# 4 oz. (FG knot break 9# 3 oz.) Diawa J-Braid x8 .15 mm 10# knot break 13# (FG knot break 17# 12 oz.) YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8 .131 mm 14# listed knot break 6# 15 oz. (FG knot break 9# 14 oz.) YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8 .153 mm 16# listed knot break 9# 7 oz. (FG knot break 14# 1 oz.) Sufix 832 Braid .20 mm 10/4 knot break 17# 5 oz. (FG knot break 20#) Diawa J-Braid x8 .19 mm 15# knot break 18# YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8 .185 mm 25# listed knot break 14# 13 oz. (FG knot break 18# 14 oz.) In comparison to various other 8 strand braids their line strength is much higher overall but still within parameters. I suspect that the 12 strands + GORE fiber just being much thinner are giving out under stress a bit sooner. However the knot breaks has a consistency more so than any of the other 8 strand braids I've tested. That part on the product description holds validity. As so far, I haven't decided which reel to spool the line onto yet. I do plan on both spinning and casting reels. Looking forward to using this line.
  2. Marlin 39A PEANUT, 1951, .22 excellent condition. Wood has no chips, cracks or splits and has original finish. The PEANUT is in excellent condition with no initials. These guns were only made one year due to materials need for the Korean War. $1,000 will take offers feel free to text 6124837599
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  5. Can someone give me some public bank spots to fish near redwood falls for cats? I know of hails bridge and north redwood bridge, Morton canoe access place and boat access between redwood/morton. Any other decent public bank spots?? Also wondering where "Deep eddy" is by county park 2. No boat all bank sadly, thanks
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  10. 13 Fishing Omen Ice casting 32" rod in Medium power I perused the 13 Fishing website looking at their products a month plus ago and saw that they listed some new ice rods for this year 2021-22. On it listed several spinning models featuring full reel seat and split grip reel seat models. So while just down at the local sports store, I happen by chance to spot an unusual looking rod and it turns out to be a bait casting model. Listed key feature on the product tag: J36T Blank Evolve Ported Reel Seat Portuguese 3A Full Grip Cork Handle Evolve Stainless Steel Guides with Titanium Inserts I did what I normally do when looking through the product. I line them up side by side and check for consistencies or inconsistencies among the exact same model. There are nuances and finding one that is of higher quality workmanship is sometimes the advantage of having a real physical product to examine. I choose that one rod that was just a tad bit longer than all the rest. The one that sticks out, in the literal sense. I eyeballed it to be roughly 1/4 inch longer and after bringing it home and measuring it's full length to 32 3/8th inches long. I did some quick measurements of the handle assembly and the length came to about 8 1/2 inches with the rear cork grip at 3 1/2 inches. I mounted onto it a Shimano Curado 70HG reel. The locking handle nut held it down securely with just a little gap between the reel seat and nut assembly. I threaded the line through the 4 line guides and then tip guide. Even thought the produce feature says Titanium inserts, they look a lot like ceramics. I gave it my typical fishermans' rod flex check. It feels to fall within the range of Medium power fast action. I gave it the loaded torsion twist check and did find quite a bit of roll over of line guides, especially the two ones from the tip guide. There is just barely line rub on the blank when all given a full load flex test. The rubberized reel seat feels good to the touch and there is a little bit of porting to give it some bling look. The cork is quite pitted and filled with filler. The handle shed quite a bit of dust after removing the plastic covering, probably from the finishing sanding. Still overall the rod is assembled with top notch quality. Definitely looking forward to using this rod this ice season.
  11. slipperybob

    Shimano Curado BFS

    Shimano Curado BFS I had ordered two of the reels upon the day after announced release. However due to availability I awaited delivery delays for months. It wasn't until almost the last day of August that I finally received the reels. By then it seemed like the whole open water season was basically over, and I was thinking ice fishing already. So I guess it will be all for ice fishing as was my main intention for these reels. The best thing about these reels is the shallow spool design and it fulfills the real purpose for ice fishing. After unboxing the reels and going through the free performance checks of just turning the handle and checking spool spin, I found that both reels do not feel as refined nor as smooth as it's Curado 70 reel that was just discontinued. The retail is comparing the BFS of $190 retail to the 70's retail of $200. The BFS has a gear ratio of 8.2 which is the equivalent of the 70XG model. The ones I have are the 70HG with the 7.2 gear ratio. The BFS is listed as a 6.2 ounce weight and does have a lightness feel to it. I really have to compare it's weight to the old Chronarch 50Mg that weighs in at 6.0 ounces. While the 70's were weighing in at 6.7 ounces on my scale. The current 70 Mgl weight is listed as 6.9 ounces. The next best unique feature is a clicking drag that is familiar to spinning reels. I've always wanted a to hear clicking drag sound on a low profile casting reel. This would be the reel just to do that for me. I finally decided on the type of lines to spool up the reels with. So the reels are to be spooled up with 14# YGK G-Soul Upgrade and 10# YGK G-Soul SS112 Sinking Braid. Being such a shallow spool I did not do my usual monoline backing. I tied directly onto the spool with the braids. Now the thing with braids is, that they tend to loosen the grip onto the spool when spooled directly. However I am trying a new technique that sort of involves a similar method of Chinese finger trap line wrapping onto the spool like that from the FG knot or Albright knot method. I always start with my loop end knot to loop the line onto the spool. Then I did some opposing half hitch knots on each side of the spool and gotten about 4 knot wraps per side when I felt the full grip effect. I am pretty sure this won't move if the Chinese finger trap method works. I will note that just trying to remember to flip my half hitch knots was a challenge in itself. Now it's just waiting to get some nice ice and then getting to deploy the Eskimo Outbreak 250XD.
  12. Hey all! Tomorrow (Apr 3rd) I'm taking some friends out to do some fishing. We usually target rivers, and live around the metro, but I'm willing to drive a ways to find good spots. No boat, so this would be shore fishing. We aren't after anything specific but would be nice to get something to fry up later! Which of course means targeting legal fish like carp, suckers, cats, panfish, etc.
  13. Rick G

    Cool cats 21

    Well seeing as nobody wants to take the reigns.... I'm gonna set a date for a small get together and see where this goes. March 13, Richmond Mn.... Not sure if we will do prizes or food yet... though my offer to buy burgers and fixings still stands if we can get a grill set up lined up for sure. There will be no host, unless someone wants the spot. I will however provide details on ice conditions and location in the coming weeks. If for whatever reason catfish don't work out, panfish can be found close by.
  14. So as i got a Cabelas CC, I will be able to get a new locator. Currently have 2 FL-8s but want an upgrade. I basically spend the winter for Cats. Have over $500 in awards.
  15. Hi, I already use squarebill cranking and am looking for a good normal Crankbait. What is the best one?
  16. Grayson Everett

    How To Remove Hooks from a Catfish!

    Does anyone has tips or tricks on how to remove this special hooks for catfish? I'm having such a hard time removing these particular hooks.
  17. So tomorrow the 29th I’m headed over to the ford dam for some flatheads or channel cats. This is a free invitation to anyone who would like to join me for some relaxing time on the river!!! Feel free to message me for more details!! Planning on heading out at 10 and fishing until dark.
  18. I've heard this river has plenty of catfish. I've tried my luck a couple times at the canoe launch but nothing (lots of carp here). Are there any spots that are tried and true? I use a carolina rig with whatever weight I have on hand, circle or octopus hook, usually crawlers but have also tried fresh cut sucker.
  19. do you guys have any reccomendations for rigs and baits to use for catfish at lake st. croix? ones that work well during the summer. thanks!
  20. Good morning everyone! I hope you all have had better luck than me recently. I'm beginning to think I need a wise mentor to guide me because the kitties continue to elude me... I have been to Peninsula point park in Anoka, Crow river near Rockford, Coon Rapid's dam (BP side), and a handful of metro lakes (Harriet, Bde Maka Ska, lake of the Isles, and Wirth). I have the following areas picked out for my next trips: Gray's Bay on lake Minnetonka Hidden falls Minnehaha where it meets the Mississippi I have been using crawlers or cut suckers on a carolina rig. Sometimes I'll switch it up and lighten the weight for a float. I suspect a possible gar sighting on one of my trips, but it cut the line (40lb test braid) with a fierce head shake. A clean cut right at the hook. I wish I could have gotten a better look at it ? It hasn't all been bad though! I caught some other species in the process and met some awesome people.
  21. looking to try cut bait for catfishing. Usual use nightcrawlers or stink bait, but am looking to filter the Rockbass and small cats. I'm gunna buy a couple decoy suckers and use. But am wondering how to humanely kill and cut up? Or do I just cut umm alive while flopping like a serial killer?
  22. Catfishing the Red River? In the F/M area? What works best for catfishing in the F/M area? Whats the contour of the Red River like for someone to see where to fish? Are any of the dam spots good for catfishing? What has worked for you?
  23. Looking for spots near the F/M area on the Red to catch catfish. What tributaries are known for catfish or other species? Where does a person go to look for catfish on the Red River? Do dams work well?
  24. Does anyone know if the Ford Dam contains eels at all?? I know that it has mooneye and I have heard that it has sizable flatheads.... although I haven’t seen pictures so I’m a bit skeptical... Was just curious because I’ve heard rumors that American eels are amazing for flatheads!!! If anyone could give me some tips on how to locate any over there I would really appreciate it!!! (Help with mooneye is greatly appreciated too!)
  25. I mentioned in a previous post that I'm hoping to catch my first catfish this year. I've poked around the coon rapids dam but caught nothing, other than my first tick bite ? There's actually a story behind my catfish mission. It all started when I was about 10 years old, fishing off a dock at a family cabin. I was bored, casting and reeling repeatedly. My older cousins teased me, saying I wouldn't catch anything with a plastic crawler. I didn't care since I was only there to experience the lake...but after a few more casts, something hit with the force of a freight train (to little 10 year-old me, anyway). My cousins saw me struggling with something and came over in time for the fish to leap out of the water, revealing the biggest fish my young eyes had ever seen. It was a cat, a BIG one, and it was about twenty feet out. One cousin grabbed a net while the other jumped around hollering. The adults emerged to investigate all the commotion. EVERYONE was on the dock waiting for me to land this beast! My mom had a camera, my cousin was ready with the net, my aunt was screaming like she was watching the vikings play. I fought for what felt like ages, and finally spotted the fish; bright eyes, whiskers, a long dark body that was solid muscle, and a mouth that could swallow my fist. It seemed to look at me and contemplate for a moment...then spat out the hook. It disappeared into the depths as dumbfounded silence fell over the dock. I have zero doubts that it was a channel catfish. Likely not a record breaker, but beefy nonetheless. The catfish continues to elude me, but I'm determined to break the cycle this year! ?
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