Yes, I have heard of those and used them. The reason I made these was the parts were much easier to find, and much cheaper. In fact I made a porcupine-type quill float out of a piece of balsa coated in boat builder's epoxy.
Yes they are. By the family that invented them! I remember when my dad was putting these into production. A lot of trail and error, but always made with pride. He had a great love of fishing which I hope to keep alive! Thanks
Carl, Now comes another question that I did not think to ask you two msgs. ago!! Are you near Reelfoot? I have driven "by" the lake a couple of times, but have never gotten a chance to actualy fish there. A bass fishing fanatic friend of mine and his brother use to go there every spring, and he was going to take me next spring, but ole father time caught up with him, and he passed away this summer!! Now its back to square one to try and get down there.
Carl, have you gotten that Lowrance depth finder ordered yet?? I keep thinking about just getting ahold of Cabelas, and spending some of the Cabella dollars that I have and get one of those units myself.
Carl, I do wish to thank you for adding me to your "friends" list. Another reason I think this site is such a great one!! I think that I will definately do as you reccomended, and go for the Cadillac finder, rather than the Chevy!! You had one in mind that you were talking about, that cost somewhere around $500 you said. What make/model was it that you were talkig about? I go by Cabelas in Owatonna, MN. a few times a year, and have a lot of "Cabela Dollars" on my account, so that would be a good place to use them. Thanks also, for dropping Leo's name to me, and I am sure that I will be in contact with him to pick his brains more than once. Computers are great tools, but for someone like me, they can also be such a frustration!! Thanks again Carl, and I look forward to more chats with you.
Carl, I thank you for your response to my inquiry about depth/fish finders. I am sure the one you mentioned is very good, but two things scare me off about it right away. First the price (really more than I want to part with for a first unit) and the second is about being able to do all the computer stuff with it. Me and computers are barely on a first name basis!! I definately am going to do some research on some of the units, and try to get one into my "fish arsenal" very shortly. Thanks again for your reply.