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    Couldn’t stand it. The sun came out, the wind wasn’t too bad and the temps got up to the mid50’s, but the wind still had a bite to it. In at 4 and out at 5:30. I took the TSS and the lightning rod along but now I don’t know what for. I picked up the new rod and never used anything else. Casting the little jig I showed yesterday I was happy with the distance, even with the wind as it was. I went to the area that I found a good concentration of fish last couple of weeks and wasn’t disappointed. First to visit was this giant, and I had no issues with feeling the strike. Sensitivity is very good.
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    Wasn’t long that I got another soft take, just like last week, but there was no doubt that he was there. Good bend in the rod and I liked the ability to control himName:  E2E04BB9-4C69-4C1E-9109-EA07D5851F64.jpg
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    I got a few more small gills and had a good fight but he said goodbye, again, without being seen. Sun now working on the treetops I moved on a little and was glad to have a couple of more gills get interested in the little bug I tied, then came the thump with authority. Not to be outdone by any of the others I caught today he had to do a few circles before he went in the net.
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    Now it was cooling down some and I’m noticing the bite in the wind more. A cast up to the edge of the weed line, couple of turns on the reel and thump! Another nice crappie that liked my jig just fine.
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    Everybody went back in the pool and I made a few more casts before my common sense wouldn’t shut up and I had to go put the boat in the yard while it was still light out. A quick trip and a smile on my face, I give the new rod the thumbs up seal of approval. Thanks for all the interest and following along. Like Steve said, I was like a kid at Christmas. I was so excited when I left that forgot a pair of gloves. Stay warm and get out when you can, hope to see you when you do. Til then……..Skeet.
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    Glad that rod worked out good for you. Looks good too! Seems like a pretty decent day on the water.
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    Great rod. Surely got the job done
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    Some nice looking catches on the cool new rod !
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    Nice post and congrats on the maiden of your new rod. Many new adventures await. One word of caution - don’t let your daughter fish it!
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    Good report we got above freezing today but with that old cold North wind did bite. I do like the looks of that new rod but the jig was the star of the show.


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    You are really making me want to build a custom dock shooter
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    It’s a rabbit hole Jack, but kept in perspective it’s a fun hobby. I built some when I was half my age, very utilitarian, but I was getting good blanks from a shop in Orlando. TJ Stallings from TTI Blakemore's dad, that goes back a minute. I was buying Lamiglas blanks for $5 and using Fuji slip on grips. Super simple. But when you find a blank that does exactly what you want, you smile every time you pick it up. Holler if I can help or you need support to talk you out of it.
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    Glad you got out and got that new rod officially slimed .
    We got to fifty today but the wind kept me home .
    Maybe tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeetbum View Post
    Itís a rabbit hole Jack, but kept in perspective itís a fun hobby. I built some when I was half my age, very utilitarian, but I was getting good blanks from a shop in Orlando. TJ Stallings from TTI Blakemore's dad, that goes back a minute. I was buying Lamiglas blanks for $5 and using Fuji slip on grips. Super simple. But when you find a blank that does exactly what you want, you smile every time you pick it up. Holler if I can help or you need support to talk you out of it.
    I built a med heavy spinning rod for flounder years ago. It was a pleasure to use. Now it takes the occasional catfish. Thanks. It may be a summer thing when it is too hot to fish
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