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Postby tunaddict » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:22 am

I made new float bags for some friends and I. Willing to make more for others. #2's #3's and #4's straight and shears. All stainless and heavy duty everything else. Send PM with phone # and will send pics. I only have 2 more weeks before starting work on boat. When that starts, that's it. $320,$340 and $360. Can color etch boat name in foam for $20.
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Re: Float bags

Postby gumpucky » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:42 pm

Are these prices per pair? R pics available ?
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Re: Float bags

Postby tunaddict » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:24 am

Yes prices are per pair. Pics are available. Send phone # in Pm. Thanks
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Re: Float bags

Postby JKD » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:36 am

Those look really well-made. I'm interested & will send you a PM.
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Re: Float bags

Postby Furuno » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:40 am

i'm very interested! Sent you a PM yesterday. I'll send another today.
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Re: Float bags

Postby Furuno » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:05 pm

PM isn't working for me. Call or text 907 738 5819. Pics please
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Re: Float bags

Postby Johnnyt707 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:09 pm

I sent you a PM yesterday with my info did you get it?
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Re: Float bags

Postby gumpucky » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:35 pm

I sent you a PM a couple days ago no reply...PM me what I need to know
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Re: Float bags

Postby joeman79 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:26 pm

Me too probably just busy.
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Re: Float bags

Postby Johnnyt707 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:21 pm

he just called me!!!!!!! he is a super nice guy that got swamped with guys wanting an excellent product!!!!! cant wait to get them Thanks a ton tunaddict
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Re: Float bags

Postby tunaddict » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:58 pm

Thanks for all the replies about the bags. We are making them as fast as we can. If I haven't contacted you back about Questions or orders, please try again. I was caught off guard as to all the responses I have received. Thanks again Don S.
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Re: Float bags

Postby gumpucky » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:14 pm

So refreshing to see someone step up to the plate and produce a reasonably priced quality product to compete with the overpriced garbage we've been having to deal with for lack of an alternative. Specs on these sound good.
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Re: Float bags

Postby JKD » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:44 am

I received a call from Don last evening. He called to follow-up check and be sure I wanted to order a set of his floatbags. I told him that I did and he thanked me for my business and I thanked him for providing his time and effort. He's been busy - I have 13 people ahead of me on his schedule. I have a lot of respect for someone who works to improve on marginal equipment already on the market.
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Re: Float bags

Postby joeman79 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:49 am

What JKD Said!! He called I ordered, I changed my mind on style and called and left message. He called backed and confirmed changes great guy with a great story!!!
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Re: Float bags

Postby BoldVenture » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:00 pm

I concur that everything available is overpriced garbage and that the troll fishery is in desperate need of some decent floatbag production, including myself. However, is nobody concerned about the stainless rod being used chaffing its way through your wire? It's why bronze is the standard.
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Re: Float bags

Postby Lulu » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:50 pm

just rebuilt my floats, Don. They're not going to last too many seasons. Are you going to build floats in 2016?
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Re: Float bags

Postby tunaddict » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:03 pm

I have a guy that is going to build bags during the summer while I am fishing if needed. I will post his contact info on here next week. As to the chaffing issue, the other guys use brass I think. I bought a pair last summer, used them for two weeks before one broke. At the end of my season, the other one was wore a third of the way thru. The original design I went off has been around for 70 years. I looked it upon U.S patents. A fella that ordered a set mentioned that his were the same design and he had them since the 70's. That has to say something for stainless and that design. One thing I did notice on an extremely old set that came with my boat, someone had put heavy rubber over the ends of the stainless rods. I will try to incorporate that in deliveries. Having written this long post about stainless, if anybody that has placed an order and wants to try bronze I am willing to try anything that would make these better. Thanks for the nice words
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Re: Float bags

Postby Hans2 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:58 am

Don - please keep mine stainless. I plan on using a plastic sleeve as chafe gear and holding it on with heat shrink, replacing as necessary.
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Re: Float bags

Postby Furuno » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:30 am

I bought a pair of Kellys floats in 1979. The hardware was all stainless. I've used those damn things every season since. (36 seasons if my math is right). Yes, I've rebuilt them inumerable times replacing foam and plywood, but the stainless mechanism has never been touched except when my deckhand tried to run them through a block. There's been no noticeable damage to the wire which I try to get 2 seasons of use. Some will no doubt debate the benefits of brass vs stainless, but I'm looking forward to using a new pair of Tunaddict's stainless floats. I'm on the list and glad to see someone stepping up to manufacture decent troll gear.
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Re: Float bags

Postby BoldVenture » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:00 pm

Did you use stainless floatbag hardware all those years with no noticeable wear with 50lb leads?
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