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  1. barrike

    Reel Advice

    About 5 years ago I bought a Shimano Saros. I liked it so much a bought the cheaper Sahara to compare. I couldn't tell the difference so I bought a couple more of each. They all run just as smooth as the day I bought them. I'm still waiting to see which one fails first. I should probably clean and lube them up sometime. I've never cleaned them once. They are cheaper than the Stradics if cost is a factor for you.
  2. I go every year. I go to see the new things that the little guys come up with...the stuff you can't find in stores. There's always something new and innovative there. Other than that, it's the same old stuff. Most times you can find the stuff that guys are selling as "Show Specials" cheaper online, but you can still find deals there sometimes if you know what you're looking for. If you're looking to book a hunting/fishing trip, it's a good place to check out the different outfitters. I sat in on a fishing seminar from Roland Martin last year. That was interesting. Since the NRA took over the show a few years ago you no longer get the free subscription to Field & Stream or Outdoor life which is kind of a letdown, but there are a few more firearms related booths now.
  3. Took the slug gun for a walk in zone 7 this morning. Nice weather for a walk. Saw 3 nice buck and a doe run across the road in front of me on the way to the parking lot. I was surprised they still had antlers. Then I saw 3 doe 5 minutes into my walk. I didn't get a shot off though. I didn't see anything else after that.
  4. I'll be taking the slug gun for a walk tomorrow morning. It's gonna be too cold to sit.
  5. I'm gonna take the slug gun for a walk tomorrow morning. Ground may be a little crunchy to put an effective stalk on though.
  6. I own both the 220 and an H&R. I prefer to carry the H&R. It's simple and it's accurate enough for me. If I ever get to the point where I worry about follow up shots, I'll take my Rem. 870 pump.
  7. Slug gun. This is the time of year I like to take long, slow walks in the woods. It's usually too damn cold to sit in a tree for too long.
  8. Fingerless thinsulate lined gloves + Muff w/hand warmers. Cabela's Meindl boots (800gram I think) with Heat Holders socks. If it's REAL cold, I put a pair of Arctic Shield booties over my boots while on stand.
  9. A few years ago I started using hang-on treestands. I put 3 of them up in early August. I folded up the seat and put a black trash bags over them to protect them from the weather until hunting season. When I first removed the trash bag on each of them, a couple/few of flying squirrels would take off. Scared the crap out of me in the dark! My stands would smell like squirrel piss. I guess they used to build nests in them. I haven't put the bags on since. I also had one fly into my open backpack while setting up in the predawn. I literally just unzipped it to get something out. Then WHAM! I felt something crash into it. I was using a dim, red lens headlamp, so I didn't see what happened. I didn't know WTF was going on at first. Then a little head popped out of my pack, and took off in a flash. I barely saw what it was. I was startled for a few seconds until I realized what had happened. Funny little creatures.
  10. Saw a small 8 pt at 830 at 70yds. Nothing else but foxes and squirrels. I'm done in nj until January. Then I'll take the slug gun for a long walk in the woods. Hopefully there'll be a little snow.
  11. Out for my final sit in nj this year. Good luck all
  12. Yesterday the woods were on fire with deer activity. Today, the fire is out. I had one trot by at 614. It was too dark to see what it was. Nothing has been around since.
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