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    Bank of America

    Yes I had trouble also,Keep getting strange screen. Joe R
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    Wife's having By-Pass Surgery!

    Prayers have been sent. Hang in there
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    What's your worst fishing "injury"?

    I found a lure hanging from a branch and tried to grab it from a boat that would not stop moving. We tried several times to get it out but ended up driving to the hospital. No fun at all. Joe R
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    My First Boat

    Years ago we poled that same boat around the keys we found that it poled easier from the front than the rear . Stand on a cooler and give it a shot. Joe R
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    Domino Park Boat launch / train bridge question

    plfalcon, I learn something new every day thanks for the information. Joe R
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    Domino Park Boat launch / train bridge question

    I have fished that area 20 years on Thursdays and Fridays and have never seen it open. You may want to put in at EG Simmons park. Joe R
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    Help with reel choice.

    Shimano Stradic CI4+ Spinning Reels Freshwater Spinning Reels The Shimano Stradic CI4+ is a spinning reel designed specifically for use of light line often employed when targeting bass. The Stradic CI4+, from Shimano Fishing, is any finesse fisherman's dream come true. Bass fishermen will love the Stradic CI4+ when it comes to techniques such as a wacky worm, shakey head or drop shot. CI4+ stands for Carbon Interfusion with the 4 referring to the number of electrons in the Carbon atom. Ultimately, this means CI4+ is reinforced Carbon Fiber.It is over one and a half times stronger than Shimano's normal XT-7 graphite and is over 20% lighter. Because it does not contain metal, it is impervious to rust.So, as a result of its strength and weight, Shimano can create an extremely lightweight reel with very precise tolerances. A Dream For The Lightweight Finesse Fisherman Utilizing the new CI4+ material for construction, Stradic CI4+ is the ultimate in lightweight reels designed for the ultra-finesse angler using lightweight fluorocarbon, braided or monofilament lines. From drop-shotting to shakey heads and small texas rigs, this reel has you covered. We offer the Shimano Stradic CI4+ in four sizes: 1000, 2500, 3000, and 4000. Please consult the technical specs tab for detailed information on each model. Shimano Stradic CI4+ Spinning Reel Features
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    Help with reel choice.

    They have beefed up the CI4 the new and improved model is the CI4 Plus ,the plus is stronger and smoother, CI4 Plus is about a hundred and twenty dollars less than the Sustain. The Sustain has a super smooth drag but is a little heavier than the CI4Plus. It's all about what rod you have and a well balanced set up. Both reels are great, Get what ever matches the rod best. Joe R
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    Eg Simmons part 3 22 nov

    I seen you fishing that area. I was the guy in the black Maverick HPX, The cut North of Bahia Beach had dozens of small snook under the large white game fisher called sea stud. Also hooked a larger one under the dock in front of the sea stud. Low tide water was 77 degrees going out. Joe R
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    Kayak for sale??

    Hobie Quest is SOLD-SOLD-SOLD Joe R
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    for sale Kayak Hobie Quest 11

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    Kayak for sale??

    I have a 6 month old Hobie Quest that I will sell for $550.00 . I will also give the stands I have to keep it on. Its a 11 ft paddle sand color,ready to go seat paddle and stands. Joe R
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    cant decide between these reels

    I have all the shimano reels that you are looking at . The 3000 sustain, the 3000 and 2500 CI4 plus and cI4 non plus also have the reg. stratic, All of these reels are the same size,all are diff weights. The CI4 is not as strong and smooth as the CI4 PLUS but are the lightest . The Sustain is a fantastic reel but a little heavier. If you live near Valrico and want to I would let you put the stradic,the sustain,the CI4 and the CI4Plus reel on your rod and you can check out the feel and balance of each. I have a dozen G Loois rods some are the NRX series . My IMX feels super crisp with a CI4 Plus reel ,I tried my Sustain on the same rod and it had a dull/dead feel when fishing ,it lost that crisp feel when a red touched the bait.. I hope this info helps you get the best reel for your new set up. Joe R
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    cant decide between these reels

    If you have one of K. Greenes super lite weight rods you may want to install a lite weight reel to keep it balanced. A Ci4 Plus 3000 may be a better choice to get the max performance from your new rod. joe Raimondo
  15. Paddle series Hobie Quest 11 , 6 months old, 1/2 price-Ivory Dune color, comes with seat ,paddle, and stands$550.00 - In Valrico/Ruskin Fl area. Joe R