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    Re: Trolling

    Try a #3 sink line and drift with the wind with your motor off

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    Re: Trolling

    Valley F M check your PM

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    Re: Trolling

    Yah I was thinking electric because my motor idels at 4mph on gps and speedo so I might try a trolling plate first then spend $200 on a elcetric trolling motor. Would rather spend that money on rods and luers ;)

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    Re: Trolling

    Unless you are thinking electric it would be more than a few hundred dollars, more like a couple of thousand.
    But you can also use a trolling plate on the existing engine.

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    You might want to think of getting a trolling plate. Nothing plastic Aluminum is better. A trolling motor is probably best but until then the plate will work, plus it will always be there in case of a trolling motor failure or windy situations etc. After extended periods of trolling with your big motor it may load up with carbon and it may troll to fast forcing you to pull a sock or drilled out bucket or something. I know one thing trolling is fun fishing and i think your going to like it :) Have fun ;)

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    Re: Trolling

    Thank you all for the info. I will be at Cabelas April 4th and Iwill def check out those rods and reels. My big concern is trolling with a 2 stroke outboard 35hp Merc. I know 2 strokes are engines that prefer to be wide open most of the time it is a 70's motor my buddy works on it for me and yes he is a certified Mercury mechanic and he has done compression test and full maint on it and he said it is tip top so should i troll with it or just spend a few hundred dollars and get a desent trolling motor??? :-?

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    Re: Trolling

    the rod used to be called intrepid but they have changed the name around a few times...
    Practice Catch & Release when you can! Respect our waters!
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    Re: Trolling

    http://fishermanswarehouse.com/shop/...ail&p=3259
    and this agility rod(casting style) in ultralight...
    http://fishermanswarehouse.com/shop/...ail&p=1867
    - That is the reel and rod i use and it is a outstanding set up.... but i enjoy ultra light soo it works real well for me, you can go a little heavier on this but usually six lb on top of backing... with a 4lb leader... hope that helps :)- TK
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    Re: Trolling

    Cabelas has a decent sale going on right now.
    I just picked this combo up yesterday for a spare trolling setup:

    29 bucks for the reel with built in linecounter:
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...equestid=61673

    80 dollar rod for 40 bucks
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...equestid=61762


    good combo for 70 bucks.

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    Re: Trolling

    Just experiment with different set ups before buying. I know it could be difficult, but maybe a friend can let you use some gear or a fellow sniffer can go fishing w/you and let you try their stuff.
    I have a couple of set ups and they work good.
    Vance light spiral rod w/ Daiwa SG27 line counter.
    Abu Garcia medium action w/Abu Garcia 6500 C3 for salmon/steelh./macks/striper.
    Also have used for trout my 6'6" Fenwick HMX w/6500 reel and works fine also.

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