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by SilverT
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Fisheries Regulations & Politics
Topic: Alaska winter Chinook changes
Replies: 25
Views: 28380

Re: Alaska winter Chinook changes

Yak, Thanks for the clarification. We deal with the same sports mind-set, that because I own a sport boat and buy a $30 license, I am entitled to more fish than the general public. Also, if in your discussions and research, you itemize AK's unrestored concessions, it may be good to post the list or ...
by SilverT
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Fisheries Regulations & Politics
Topic: Alaska winter Chinook changes
Replies: 25
Views: 28380

Re: Alaska winter Chinook changes

Yak, I'm not an Alaskan (perhaps I am at heart), but couldn't let the swipe at southerners pass without a little friendly kickback. I did a brief fact check on, "One hundred percent of the hatchery fish from down South, which is mostly what we catch, is paid for, 100% of it,,with U.S. tax dolla...
by SilverT
Mon May 16, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire
Replies: 35
Views: 63041

Re: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire

Once and future,

My apologies, we were out fishing. I was raised on the wire with brass markers so that's what I purchased. I'm a simple man. Echo JKD's comments on Stan's service and they take credit cards now.

Respectfully,

Lane
by SilverT
Fri May 13, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire
Replies: 35
Views: 63041

Re: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire

Brother Dave, 1/19 - 1/16th inch purchased in 2015 gave us one splice all summer. Checking the wire yesterday, revealed one strand broken. Spliced that as well for a total of 2 for over a year. Turning was improved, no twisting, saved a lot of hassle running floats. Worth every penny so far. Respect...
by SilverT
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Stick angle
Replies: 5
Views: 14674

Re: Stick angle

Kelper,

Thanks for posting the picture. That looks similar to what I remember for angle. Nice looking boat and should be even more enjoyable with the power permit.

All the best for your season,

Lane
by SilverT
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Cheaper gurdy parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 5632

Re: Cheaper gurdy parts?

Drew,

Tacoma Screw is a top source for fasteners near Seattle. If they don't have them, they may point you in the right direction.

www.tacomascrew.com

1-800-562-8292

Best wishes on the search,

Lane
by SilverT
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Stick angle
Replies: 5
Views: 14674

Re: Stick angle

I am curious too. I saw an albacore troller with them almost parallel with the water, but there wasn't much weight hanging.

Lane
by SilverT
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Isolating gurdies
Replies: 25
Views: 46950

Re: Isolating gurdies

Thanks folks, very helpful.

Lane
by SilverT
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Hull vs. line voltage
Replies: 62
Views: 186759

Re: Hull vs. line voltage

Lulu,

Thanks for taking the time to be so thorough in your explanation. It's extremely helpful and I'm forwarding a link to this to a friend struggling with the issue.

Lane
by SilverT
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: 26ft troller help
Replies: 43
Views: 64519

Re: 26ft troller help

SteelheadStalker, Paste the links below into your browser to download three sets of photos of a small boat. Once you have downloaded the zip files you will have to extract the pics to a local folder. The downloads are up to 110 MB so be patient, but you should be able to zoom in on areas you need to...
by SilverT
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: First year experience
Replies: 1
Views: 5119

Re: First year experience

Scottmt, That's a great report and much appreciated. An accurate account of real experience helps to ground newcomer's expectations to something reasonable. I wish there would have been more of these posted before I set out. Enjoy that work on the boat this winter and best wishes for next season. Lane
by SilverT
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Bad day
Replies: 23
Views: 32346

Re: Bad day

I like it. There would probably be extremes, but perhaps some meaningful dialog. Sporties usually look up to and somewhat follow guides. If charter operators and trollers generally followed co-developed guidelines, it would probably have some effect on the "snow-birds," particularly if it ...
by SilverT
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Bad day
Replies: 23
Views: 32346

Re: Bad day

Thanks Drew, I didn't spend much text conveying that I agree. From a trollers perspective it is truly hideous to have a fleet park in the middle of a drag and I don't think it is safe. I am well aware of what a headache it causes trollers not knowing if a vessel is moving. It's annoying to change co...
by SilverT
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Bad day
Replies: 23
Views: 32346

Re: Bad day

Thanks Drew, Absolutely agreed that safety is first and that you should assume folks don't see you and I'm also glad you bring up respect. I''d like to add that the captain of the 30k+ pound vessel underway has quite a bit of responsibility for the safety of those six passengers. If they feel their ...
by SilverT
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Bad day
Replies: 23
Views: 32346

Re: Bad day

Lone Eagle, thanks for posting the pic and thanks for posting that story Salty. It's good to see that something like that doesn't have to end poorly based on the character of those involved. That sure beats the story of the troller who hit the throttle when he got tangled with another boat in a tigh...
by SilverT
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Troll & Long-line Radio Ad - Anthony's
Replies: 0
Views: 2150

Troll & Long-line Radio Ad - Anthony's

Anthony's Restaurant, a fairly good sized chain, is advertising serving troll-caught coho and long-line halibut and lingcod from Sitka, Alaska and "our own" Neah Bay in a well-done commercial on Seattle radio stations. This is the first radio advertisement I have heard promoting troll salm...
by SilverT
Sat May 17, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: 2 weeks in and what I've learned
Replies: 8
Views: 8133

Re: 2 weeks in and what I've learned

Great stuff guys. I read it out loud to the family this morning to chuckles all around. Enjoy your seasons.

Lane
by SilverT
Sun May 04, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: You might be a "highliner" when....
Replies: 20
Views: 42708

Re: You might be a "highliner" when....

Thanks Crawfish. I enjoyed that so much I read it again this morning.

Lane
by SilverT
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New to trolling and new to the site
Replies: 17
Views: 14361

Re: New to trolling and new to the site

Once and future, You described me far too well in the last sentence of the third paragraph I can well relate to instantly wanting to improve things and there's been nothing wrong with it so far other than the great suffering it's caused me. Mom used to tell me she had no idea how much she didn't kno...
by SilverT
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Rigging a 25ft boat questions
Replies: 11
Views: 7510

Re: Rigging a 25ft boat questions

I'll bet that was scary, that must have been some weather. It would make me want stabilizers deep too. I suppose if they hang too far back you could run a line forward. Good move on the double haul lines. For some reason this reminded me of the time that I couldn't get the boat to plane no matter ho...