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Re: first outing ....debating this weekend
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2009, 06:15:46 PM »
i might be heading down to the grand tomorrow to see if the crappie wonna bite   ;)

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Re: first outing ....debating this weekend
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 06:09:05 PM »
I headed out for a little pier fishing this AM it was beautiful the lake was like glass, I'd pretty much decided that as the day warmed up I was going to go get the kayak, ...but then the wind came in, white caps and so cold, glad I didn't ....

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Re: first outing ....debating this weekend
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2009, 08:41:38 PM »
I'm chickening out, might be different if I had a partner I think....

was fishing with my wife at a river mouth today, a boat came in and he said the water temps were 37 degrees, I think I leave it for the guys with the full dry suits

on another note I lost a nice 10+ pounder at the landing ...bummer my biggest trout to date is under 3lbs.

Neil

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Re: first outing ....debating this weekend
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 08:24:55 PM »
well I tried on a bunch, pretty much everything they had, even debated a dry suit that was on clearance, I had every intention of getting something on the higher end of the scale....in the end I couldn't do the latex kneck gasket, or handle the heavier duty stiff fabric of some of the higher end dry tops.

I went with the Kokatat re-action paddle top, it has the same neoprene kneck as their other products, minus the extra latex gasket, even with an upsize the kneck is very tight and it's just bearly tollerable, I figure I'll get used to it (it's a bunch more comfortable than latex). It has the light comfortable breatheable tropos fabric, maneuvarability is excellent, like wearing a sweatshirt. Has the latex wrist seals and the rubber coated neoprene waist seal. The lighter fabric has me a little concerned, but I can always throw my lightweight shell over the top to add some durability. I picked up a 2nd cinch belt, so I can do the one on the inside and one on the outside like I read on KFS. This works by basically pulling the wader top over the inner skirt, adding a cinch belt, then pulling the outer skirt over the wader and adding the 2nd cinch belt ....I'll let you know how comfortable it is after my next outing.

A full dry-suit will be in my future, maybe next  year, I figure this will make a good starter top and something that will help me make a more educated purchase when I do spend the big bucks ..inevitably.

Neil

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Re: first outing ....debating this weekend
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 01:52:50 PM »
have dry top, hoping the weather co-operates for Monday, forecast looking great, knock on wood.

Neil

Neil,

How does that drytop feel? Please pm me with the details. Thanks!

God bless,
Don

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Re: first outing ....debating this weekend
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 01:31:32 PM »
have dry top, hoping the weather co-operates for Monday, forecast looking great, knock on wood.

Neil

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Re: first outing ....debating this weekend
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 07:13:16 PM »
Hope you make it out Neil.  Take pics regardless of fishing success dude!

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Re: first outing ....debating this weekend
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 06:11:21 PM »
Spring Fever!!!!


I love it!!
 Post lots of pics!

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Re: first outing ....debating this weekend
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 11:33:55 AM »
light winds...  we're getting 90km/hr gusts here right now. 
I know you mean on the weekend..   ;)  good luck Neil, if you were closer I'd join you.  I'm really itching too...

Be safe and bring back some fish porn!

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first outing ....debating this weekend
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 08:34:49 AM »
well if I manage to pick up my dry top before the weekend I just might go for some trout on the weekend. The forecast sure looks nice, maybe Sunday or Monday ..hoping the sun will stick around for Monday, I'm off and no kids to chase after that day so I could putter around all day.

I didn't expect that I would get out before mid April but the conditions for launch etc. are much better than I expected, and with light winds and sunny weather I don't think I'll be able to resist any longer ...not too mention their are so many fish around at the moment.

Neil

 

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