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by Rod Martin
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This month only...
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Re: This month only...

So this card has satellite over lay. At the end of the year can you get another year and will that have up dated satellite ?
I have na old card and have been renewing each year but no satellite over lay ( I think ) So I buy this card and have it ?
by Rod Martin
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Your Favorite Chatterbait Rod -> its all preferance
Replies: 9
Views: 1850

Re: Your Favorite Chatterbait Rod -> its all preferance

Loomis Heavy Cranking rod But they don't make it anymore so hope I never break it.
Curado 100b with 55lb Phenix braid
by Rod Martin
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Rod for throwing Toads

The issue you can run into with "frog" rods is casting accuracy. Most toads aren't that heavy so they don't load the rod tip to cast accurately. I use a 733 or 734 Dobyns on 50lb braid. Hope that helps. Thank you, That is the problem I run into. On my reg. frog rod the toad is so lite tha...
by Rod Martin
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Rod for throwing Toads

The issue you can run into with "frog" rods is casting accuracy. Most toads aren't that heavy so they don't load the rod tip to cast accurately. I use a 733 or 734 Dobyns on 50lb braid. Hope that helps. Thank you, That is the problem I run into. On my reg. frog rod the toad is so lite tha...
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Rod for throwing Toads

Thanks for all the replies , I will try to look at them all before buying.
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Rod for throwing Toads

Nothing against Phoenix rods but I would recommend a Dobyns Champion XP DC 735C F/C. Great all around rod, very light weight and well balanced. It does well for this technique and several others (texas rig, jigs, etc.). It retails for $260. If you want something at a little lower price point, the D...
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Rod for throwing Toads

Nothing against Phoenix rods but I would recommend a Dobyns Champion XP DC 735C F/C. Great all around rod, very light weight and well balanced. It does well for this technique and several others (texas rig, jigs, etc.). It retails for $260. If you want something at a little lower price point, the D...
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Rod for throwing Toads

I throw a lot of Stanley Toads. To the point of buying and rigging a rod for just that so what rod, reel and line do you guys recommend. Also have to point out I really like Phenix rods and am looking at the Recon Elite, M-1 or Feather rods at this time. Anyone with an opinion which of those 3 wold ...
by Rod Martin
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Will Connecting Ethernet cable to HDS 7&8 let me share one Navionics card?
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: Will Connecting Ethernet cable to HDS 7&8 let me share one Navionics card?

Will just throw those old ones away and get the new 16" carbon :shock:
by Rod Martin
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Guess the Bassmaster Classic Winner Contest
Replies: 59
Views: 3296

Re: Guess the Bassmaster Classic Winner Contest

Luke Clausen
by Rod Martin
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Brand New Minnkota FORTREX 80Lb
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Brand New Minnkota FORTREX 80Lb

Has this been sold ?
by Rod Martin
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: casting rod for senkos
Replies: 10
Views: 3918

Re: casting rod for senkos

I use a Phenix ML 7' MBX I know everyone says I need a stouter rod , but the fish seem to take the bait better and I have no trouble pulling them out of the grass and pads here in Florida. I fish my senkos with a 1/16th oz sinker, sometimes a bead 5/0 hook on 20lb floro with a curado 200i This works...
by Rod Martin
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Buyying new motor out of State??
Replies: 11
Views: 1402

Re: Buyying new motor out of State??

Been buying stuff, motors, props, used motor from Jacos Martine in Tenn. for years. Since 2000 , first one was a 250XB merc.
I have never had a problem with them.

I lived in northern calif. most of that time.
by Rod Martin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ca delta senko set up question?
Replies: 13
Views: 3150

Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

I use 20lb floro, 7' Phenix ML rod with either a 1/16 or 1/8 joy tungsten weight , 5/0 ewg or round bend hook.
If I am pitching I change to braid and a 7'6" Phenix XH rod but same rigging.

Try the 925 or 955 senko
by Rod Martin
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: No time wasted...Time is $
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Re: No time wasted...Time is $

Thanks for the info. I will coming up for renewal in a couple of months. I will remember to look for that option, instead of hurrying thru to get the map up dated.
by Rod Martin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: No time wasted...Time is $
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Re: No time wasted...Time is $

Love your info , helps me all the time. But have a question. I have been renewing my mapping and still have a 2GB card . This last time I had to delete and reload with a smaller area. Do I need to buy a new card or can this be moved over to a lager GB card


Thanks
by Rod Martin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bill dance
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

Re: bill dance

I want to ask Bill how his football team is going to do with the new coach from Alabama. When he goes up against his new coaches ex boss and The Tide rolls on. :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: ROLL TIDE. !!!! Rumor is that Alabama is going to join the NFL as an expansion franchise in Tuscaloosa. :wink: I ...
by Rod Martin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bill dance
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

Re: bill dance

I want to ask Bill how his football team is going to do with the new coach from Alabama. When he goes up against his new coaches ex boss and The Tide rolls on. :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:




ROLL TIDE. !!!!
by Rod Martin
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Question about spinning reels.
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Question about spinning reels.

Yes, there's an easy fix and NO you don't need to go to TackleTour to get it. In your factory box there is a pack of little black disks. Take your spool off and add one to the spool shaft like those already there. That's it! Thanks Mark but I like Dans answer better :D . I looked and found the box,...
by Rod Martin
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Question about spinning reels.
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Question about spinning reels.

I have a almost new Shimano reel the stacks line on the reel more front than back. Is there a cure for that.


Thanks
Rod
by Rod Martin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 4 bank onboard charger question
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: 4 bank onboard charger question

I have the Minn Kota 4 bank 15amp charger. It has worked out very well for me. Bought it on this site NIB and got a good price along with a great charger.
by Rod Martin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Republican party ??????
Replies: 2
Views: 2849

Re: Republican party ??????

who's your pick in 2016 crispy cream christy wait he'll stop traffic to the democrats convention block all briges if you dont vote for him. jeb bush now thats funny strike 2 why go on Hillary the hillabeast in 2016 what difference does it make IM BETTING BILL GET ANOTHER :wink: IN THE OVAL OFFICE I...
by Rod Martin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Has anyone had changes in their health care yet
Replies: 18
Views: 3891

Re: Has anyone had changes in their health care yet

jiggin4bass wrote:rod your party and you have no platform just face it your party has no fight left no leader period



Sometimes its fun to go back to old posts
by Rod Martin
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year ! Mark

It cannot help but be a great New Year. After all

Each morning when you wake, God has given you a fresh day to do with as you wish. As for me, I wish to enjoy my wife, family, friends and fish :D
by Rod Martin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: When you switch 2 stroke oil types ?
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: When you switch 2 stroke oil types ?

Thanks for the comeback.

I have gone 100% Lucas . I don't know why I haven't done this before. I used Lucas oil additive for years in our trucks.
by Rod Martin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7503

Re: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?

Ok, I pulled the trigger and bought a HDS 7 gen 3 Tackle warehouse had on clearance. BUT received a call from TW the Gen3 I bought was their last and was not in shape to sell. TW instead is sending a new HDS 7 Carbon . Now thats good service. Will wait awhile and pickup a front unit once I have beco...
by Rod Martin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: When you switch 2 stroke oil types ?
Replies: 3
Views: 494

When you switch 2 stroke oil types ?

Can you mix. Or should you wait till you're very low to add a different oil ? Say semi - synthetic moving to synthetic ?



Thanks
by Rod Martin
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7503

Re: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?

thank you for your answers. Now I'm totally messed up. I think more utube and maybe a day on the water before I put out the money for 2 new graphs. I need to narrow down what I want then fine the best unit to do it with. the most important for me is the side scan. if possible I want to be able to sc...
by Rod Martin
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7503

Re: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?

I'm sorry I was watching a utube doing a navionics trail and waypoints on an iPad then using wifi to transfer them to a carbon on the post it said it could be done on elite units also. Was wondering if the hook2 would do that too I'm looking to use front for sidescan mainly and back unit for mapping...
by Rod Martin
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7503

Re: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?

Edd wrote:IF you are using one MFD and not sharing info, the HOOK2/Tripleshot is a great value for CHIRP, 2D, and Imaging sonars. If you want touchscreen you will need to jump up to the ti series at minimum.




Can the hook2 do the wifi link and map transfer like a Elite ?



Thanks
by Rod Martin
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7503

Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?

Looking to upgrade. I am using a HDS 5 now and am wanting to move up BUT not break the bank. In a 9" product what would be the differences in the hook2 and the Elite-Ti . Most lakes I fish a 10' to 12' so I am really interested in the side scan and if they allow you to do the mapping with navio...
by Rod Martin
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: which Lucas 2 stroke oil is Best
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: which Lucas 2 stroke oil is Best

At my stage in life, the money is not that important. But having my motor last with the least chance of trouble is.

Thank you for your input Ken
by Rod Martin
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: which Lucas 2 stroke oil is Best
Replies: 5
Views: 584

which Lucas 2 stroke oil is Best

Do I gain anything going full synthetic over just using the semi- synthetic 2 stroke oil ?

I'm using it an older 2009 Mercury Opti 90HP

Thanks
by Rod Martin
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Vehicle Discussion
Topic: Need advice - Diesel Truck owners?
Replies: 11
Views: 2203

Re: Need advice - Diesel Truck owners?

I thought there was an exception for out of state . If you buy it from your dad and put it in your name in Nebraska , then move it to calif. and it meets smog for the state it came from but would have to have all legal that came on it. People moving to calif. from other states don't have to change t...
by Rod Martin
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Vortex trailer hubs/Lucas oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Re: Vortex trailer hubs/Lucas oil

Boy you guys have me worried now. My trailer is a 2009 or 8 with a 2009 Ranger 177TR on it with everything loaded in it. I bought it in Aug/Sept 2016 with the original tires and wheel bearings - I think. ( motor only had used 24 gals of gas at that time) on the smart gauge single axle Now I'm scare...
by Rod Martin
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Vortex trailer hubs/Lucas oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Re: Vortex trailer hubs/Lucas oil

Boy you guys have me worried now. My trailer is a 2009 or 8 with a 2009 Ranger 177TR on it with everything loaded in it. I bought it in Aug/Sept 2016 with the original tires and wheel bearings - I think. ( motor only had used 24 gals of gas at that time) on the smart gauge single axle Now I'm scare...
by Rod Martin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Vortex trailer hubs/Lucas oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Re: Vortex trailer hubs/Lucas oil

Boy you guys have me worried now. My trailer is a 2009 or 8 with a 2009 Ranger 177TR on it with everything loaded in it. I bought it in Aug/Sept 2016 with the original tires and wheel bearings - I think. ( motor only had used 24 gals of gas at that time) on the smart gauge single axle Now I'm scared...
by Rod Martin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What would be a good reel for ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1449

Re: What would be a good reel for ?

Rod, Go to Tackle Tour, and check out the review archives. There are reviews of both the I and the K reels. http://www.tackletour.com/menuarchive.html I took a look. Think for me I will buy the 220i till I cannot get it anymore , then start on the new one. It looks like the 2 have the same cap. Tha...
by Rod Martin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What would be a good reel for ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1449

Re: What would be a good reel for ?

That app is one of those Curado K was designed to do.....bulletproof reel. Smaller, lighter and still a 200 size spool. Dan The brass main gear would make this a really attractive choice for me. Aluminum gears just don't hold up the same as brass under heavier loads in my experience. How much diffe...
by Rod Martin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15% ethanol
Replies: 24
Views: 2823

Re: 15% ethanol

I worry about that too. Right now our reg. 10% ethanol is $2.32 a gal.

But I pay $2.57 for boat gas NO Ethanol

I worry that the crazy California rules will move here and get rid of my boat gas
by Rod Martin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What would be a good reel for ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1449

Re: What would be a good reel for ?

Thanks to all. I just started using the heavier lines, decided I didn't like the feel of braid. Wanted to get away from it except for maybe the heaviest of cover.
by Rod Martin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What would be a good reel for ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1449

What would be a good reel for ?

Flipping and pitching 30lb floro. I know the heavier floro is stiff and should work on a larger diameter reel but I need a lighter reel my grip and arm don't do well after a full day with heavier rods and reels.

Thanks
by Rod Martin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?

biteme wrote:Rental boats or jet ski's? How about backing a trailer in?


I know sometimes I get upset having to wait but I gain more in laughs from watching them than I lose having to put up with them.

Where would all the backing mishap videos come from if people learned to do it right.
by Rod Martin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Satellite Images for boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Satellite Images for boat

Hello Rod, The Navionics mobile app is also available for tablets and ipads if you have one laying around. There are a lot of guys out there using their Ipads with the Navionics app mounted with a Ram mount for navigating, that way they have a been screen to see while navigating. Travis Huckaby Tha...
by Rod Martin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Satellite Images for boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Satellite Images for boat

WRB wrote:RAM makes holders for iPads up to 10" that should work.
Tom


I ordered one for my phone. I am going to try mounting with a quick release and putting it in the glovebox each time I stop. See what I can do to the screen to make it more visible during bright sunlight
by Rod Martin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Satellite Images for boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Satellite Images for boat

Rod are you talking about Goggle Earth overlays or Navionics live charting? Google Earth just shows you static satellite images and they can be anywhere from 1 month to a year old. Navionics has a terrain overlay that comes from satellite images that are static but it does at least track your movem...
by Rod Martin
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Satellite Images for boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Satellite Images for boat

Thanks Tom
Overtime I leave my iPhone out in the sun it stops working or I burn it up. How do you keep the sun and heat from bothering them ?

Thanks
by Rod Martin
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Satellite Images for boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Satellite Images for boat

I have gps but want to have Satellite on my boat. I have Navionics on my phone and try to use it but its too small and hard to see with sun glasses and moving.
Some of the place I fish have very bad mapping and I need to use Satellite to see some of the canals where gps doesn't show right.


Thanks
by Rod Martin
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Baitcasting rod
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: Baitcasting rod

I would look at the Phenix Rods. I know a lot of people fish them but you see very few for sale as used.
by Rod Martin
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: 6" Jack Plate
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: 6" Jack Plate

If you have not sold this I will take it.


Rod Martin
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