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David, aka, "McScruff"'s Blog – October 2014 Archive (4)

Flatfish, The Lure

I won a couple lots of used Flatfish lures on eBay recently.

I ended up with 26 of them, in various colors and designs, for $20.

Sizes range from F7 down to F3's (medium to small), and just a little spit and polish was needed to clean them up nice.

I tested one out today.



What a neat little lure! It is a slow bait, in that you can't run it fast or it twists and spins instead of wiggling on the retrieve. This can actually look like a fleeing prey, though, in short… Continue

Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on October 26, 2014 at 7:30pm — 17 Comments

The Boat Pole

I made one to help get in and out of the canyak.

Works great - no more tipping over getting out!

Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on October 12, 2014 at 6:33pm — 1 Comment

The Fish Finder Works

Got the P-Max 170 installed in the Blue Beast the other day. I added an omni-directional, flat faced transducer instead of the directional one that comes from the factory. Because of the flat, disc-shaped face, I was able to silicone the transducer hard and fast to the flat bottom of the hull. None of the usual bedding usually seen, the flat puck sounder stuck wit a thin well squeezed out layer of silicone. My hope was there would be no bubbles or air pockets, and it appears I achieved…

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Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on October 12, 2014 at 5:42pm — 11 Comments

Radiator repair

Was smelling coolant from my wife's car yesterday and found a cracked radiator. The new plastic heat shedders can't be repaired like the old style, but they are an easy drop in replacement. Ordered yesterday, delivered today and installed by midday.
Shame of it was, it ate up my Sunday fishing. It happens that way sometimes, but dammit man! What did I do to anger the fishing gods?

Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on October 5, 2014 at 6:06pm — 4 Comments

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