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I've been lurking here for quite some time. Great people and an incredible amount of information. I've actually, already, spoken to Craig (Earthworm 77) on the phone, Bass 64 at his job and the filks at Ronkonkomo Outfitters. Nice, helpful folk, all.
A bit about me. 52 year old child (according to my wife), 2 kids in college. When I was much younger I spent every weekend fishing the salt. Eventually I fell out of it and hadn't fished for a long time. About a year, or so, ago I visited a new friend in Pa. who is an avid freshwater fisherman. He took me bass fishing and I've been "hooked" ever since. Went with him on a weeklong fishing trip to Ontario in Sept. Absolute paradise. Incredible fishing, despite being out on the lake in the remains of the hurricane! (6 pounder taken before it rained too hard to see!)
I've taken to fishing a bunch of the local Suffolk ponds and lakes almost once every weekend. May even have seen a few of you out there and would certainly welcome any help I can get ; ). I'm already tired of sitting on the limited shoreline available and looking at spots I'd love to fish, so................ I just purchased a kayak. Should be great for the small water and rivers that we have here. Can't wait until spring and Forge! I plan on spending the winter rigging it with rod holders, anchor and everything else I'll need. I am sure I'll use to time to acquire more "stuff" too. Never have enough, when it come to fishing.
Well, I think this is long enough for now. I look forward to exchanging information and having as many interactions as my schedule allows.

Rich
 

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welcome to NYBASS, Rich....as you might well know, this is an awesome site...lots of good folks and best of all, a wealth of information on our favorite past time, bass fishing.

Glad to see another LI guy on board. Im sure you're all pumped up to fish our lakes and ponds on your brand new kayak next year. Its going to be a loooong winter....LOL...

feel free to ask anything....Im sure you'll get all the answers to your questions here.....

Try to post often....and check out the postings for our get togethers for next year.....hope to see you on the water...

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welcome to the board dude!!!:beerchug: i'm a 44 year old child according to my wife!!!:beerchug: :beerchug:
 

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Welcome to the board, Rich.

I think we are all kids on this board.

As my wife reminds me "fish" is a 4 letter word.:eek:
 

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Thanks

Thanks for the welcome, guys. You've done nothing but confimed my expectations. Great place.
Actually, my wife just called a few minutes ago. "You just got another box". (What, just one??). Funny thing is, we buy a lot of mail order supplies, toys, etc. for our dog, so when a box arrives I've got to fight him for it :D .
A quick question. Til now I've been using solely spinning equipment. THinking seriously of moving to baitcasting gear as well. Especially for jigs. Really want to learn how to use them.
I was thinking of something less costly, but BPS has a Curado/Extrme combo on sale (w/free shipping). I've seen mothing but good things about it. Opinions?

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that set up is the one that would likely get the most votes here. You can't go wrong with the Curado and for about 20.00 more you get an Extreme rod also. Can't be beat.
 

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you can't go wrong with that combo.set all 6 brakes in the on position to start.set the knob on the side so your lure drops slowly.cast with your wrist turned in. cast gently with just wrist action.i wanted to throw my first baitcaster in the water at first but now i prefer them for most fishing.use real limp line or braid to start.this helps prevent backlash.eventually you will be able to loosen the knob and use your thumb.then start takeing the centrifugal brakes off.i use 1 weight and no knob tension on my shimano castaic.great combo.:beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug:
 

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Rich: I look forward to your Kayak adventures and reports on here next season!!!

the combo you mentions ROCKS! a great combo indeed...what particular application are you intending it for so we can make size suggestions.......
 

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Hey Rich....welcome to the madness. My wife tells me that I'm 48 going on 8, on a good day. The Curado / Extreme combo would be an excellent choice for a baitcasting rig. BPS might even have it on sale at the moment.

I'm sure you will always find a helping hand and lot of opinions on the board. Just ask and ye shall receive more info than you really wanted. LOL.
 

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Rich....welcome to the board !!!

The curado/extreme combo will suit you fine....

Make sure to post pictures of the kayak after you hook it up....


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Welcome Rich !!
There are a great bunch of folks here that are extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and fun.:)
 

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Thanks for all the greetings. I think I'm going to follow the recommendations and pick up the Curado combo. Spend some time in the yard this winter learning how to use it. I'll definitely post some "yak" pictures as it progresses. Working on a milk crate rod holder solution today!
 

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Kayak fishing poles

Rich,
I fish from a 17' LUND, but I still take the kayak fishing for small bodies of water and places with difficult or no ramps (see Ballston Lake). I have learned the hard way that long poles and kayak fishing don't always work. I have a 12' kayak, and poles over 7' hang over the bow when they are stowed for paddling. I lost a great Penn rod when the tip dipped into the water and caught on heavy weeds. The pole snapped in two. I find rods 6'6" and under to be more useful for kayaks. I have a Curado/St.Croix combo that works great, you will like the Curado. You will love fishing from a kayak as a three pounder feels like Moby Dick. Keep us posted when spring rolls around.
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Rich,
There is a sometimes tough learning curve with bait casters, and I think this will be exacerbated by kayak fishing. It is difficult to get a good bait caster cast from a kayak. If more than half of your fishing is going to be from a kayak, I might stick with a good quality spinner. If you do get the Curado, give it a chance. When you fish from a deck and have room to really whip it around you will like it more.
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Welcome to the dark side

With your current yak purchase.

What will you be using it for?

I'm a river yak'r. Yesterday, 11/30, did a 4 mile float w/ Class1's and riffles.

If you want some help drilling holes in it, e=mail or PM me.

Holes for rod holders (I have two), deck rigging, anchor (front and back) and paddle holder (I opted for none).
 

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I'll be using it, mostly, for lakes, ponds, etc. Will do some rivers too, but if I'm not mistaken, the longest river on L.I. is about 8 miles. Not exactly a challenge : ). Once I get some experience under my belt, I'll be looking to branch out.
Thanks for your offer. Ill probably be taking you up on it as I'm going to do some outfitting during the winter.
Got a few questions. Nuts/bolts seen to be prefered if you can reach them. If not, do you use rivets or wellnuts? Why is one preferable?
Also, what type of rod holders did you go with. I'm leaning toward Scotty or RAM (smaller holes in the hull). Don't know whether to go with the regular or tube type. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Tsunami

Tsunami,
Thanks for the advise. I currently have 3-4 nice spinning rigs and am looking to expand my horizons. Understand what you are saying about baitcasting on the the yak, though. I am looking to use it mostly on a friends bass boat or on shore.

Thansk,

Rich
 
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