Some of the chatter this week centered on dates in September: the 24th thru the 26th for the Rayovac tour event at Clear Lake and, in my view, the more significant Sept. 14-16 for the U.S. Open at Lake Mead.

And while I totally understand a tour guy’s dilemma over the narrow window (more…)


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COMFORT ZONE will be compromised when the new boat arrives in the next week or so.

Over the years, it seems the there was always some trepidation over changing tools: rods, reels, sonar and so on. And the fact is, there’s something to that.

Reels (baitcasters, anyway) were always an issue…though much less so now with the quality models featuring smooth revolving spools under control, usually by magnets.

Casting distance was an issue with the older equipment, which let to the cottage industry of “tricking” or “tuning” reels for max distance.

Still, there was that place, (more…)


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