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Yes.
NOTHING drives bass nuts the way the spinner I posted does.
I have caught more big bass on that spinner than all others combined.
You run it fast, just under the surface, creating a wake on the surface, and they will not ignore it.
Tuck, I'm willing to bet the secret is in the blade, the rest of it looks pretty straightforward. That blade problably makes a lotta "wumpa wumpa" as it's spinning around. I have used the Mepps, as Barney suggested and was somewhat successful.

For my Salmon/river fishing, I use a Kitimat spoon. @ 3/8ths of an ounce, I can huck that thing almost over to the opposite bank and cover a lot of river with each cast. Caught a lot of nice Coho's with them. Probably not an appropriate lure for your useage though.

http://www.gibbsdelta.com/kit-mat
 

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Hmmm.......looks somewhat ornate, fairly high quality (?) I assume it might be worth some money ? But, the trick would be in finding the right buyer I suppose. That’s if you were even thinking about selling it. What are the ponies about ? Do you clean/paint them with the intention of selling them ? Or, is it a Grandkids sort of thing ?
It's not really high quality, if you plug it in he turns about 45 degrees back and forth and waves his hand.

The horses are for my MGR, that's why I'm the Dirty Carnie 😝
 

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Tuck, I'm willing to bet the secret is in the blade, the rest of it looks pretty straightforward. That blade problably makes a lotta "wumpa wumpa" as it's spinning around. I have used the Mepps, as Barney suggested and was somewhat successful.

For my Salmon/river fishing, I use a Kitimat spoon. @ 3/8ths of an ounce, I can huck that thing almost over to the opposite bank and cover a lot of river with each cast. Caught a lot of nice Coho's with them. Probably not an appropriate lure for your useage though.

http://www.gibbsdelta.com/kit-mat

Ya, the Blade is very unique. Can't find it anywhere, but I got close. It looks as if it's been peened. I dunno. I dunno shit. :LOL:
 
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Loading up some 175 SMK's for a buddy of mine who is too cheap to buy a single lot of brass. 34 rounds in hornady brass(which might I add was f'ing crimped?? I've never seen that before), 21 rounds in mystery lapua brass, and 20 rounds in lapua-federal(?) he shot like 10 years ago. The headstamp looks very different and the other lapua and casings weigh a bit more than the other lot of lapua, but he don't mind. Gonna go take him to his first match this coming Sunday. I figured 42 grains across the board would be a safe charge, guess I'll find out:eek:


 
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Loading up some 175 SMK's for a buddy of mine who is too cheap to buy a single lot of brass. 34 rounds in hornady brass(which might I add was f'ing crimped?? I've never seen that before), 21 rounds in mystery lapua brass, and 20 rounds in lapua-federal(?) he shot like 10 years ago. The headstamp looks very different and the other lapua and casings weigh a bit more than the other lot of lapua, but he don't mind. Gonna go take him to his first match this coming Sunday. I figured 42 grains across the board would be a safe charge, guess I'll find out:eek:


Good on you for helping out. Just hope it’s not time spent on mixed results 😔
 

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Good on you for helping out. Just hope it’s not time spent on mixed results 😔
Initially that was my thought of course, but just getting him out shooting is going to far overshadow any downfalls in the inconsistant ammunition velocities. I'm also going to shoot my .308 alongside so I can give him cheater dope during the match to hopefully get him on a few plates. I haven't shot my 308 in years in a match.
 
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Yep, Woodinville/greater Seattle area is gettin' pretty soggy........Not to mention, weed season has started in the yard. Can't mow, can't Kill-Zall.......can only watch the weeds grow......shit. Just makes it harder, the later the season goes.
Yep it does. Almost every nice day I have mowed my lawn to stay ahead. Which hasn’t been very many.
 

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Really don't have family in Tampa. We vacation there and my father in law is the one that stays down there for 2-3 months. In the winter my boys have school, my wife's a teacher, and I drive truck most of the time. Maybe when the boys are out of school we might try to figure out a way to be snowbirds but for now we gotta have insurance and that means my wife teaches.
 
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$15 min wage will only raise the cost of everything, no affect sadly. It's not that we couldn't find some work or even live modestly on what we make in the summer, health insurance is the biggest thing. Something stupid like this back surgery would put us in the poor house.
 

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$15 min wage will only raise the cost of everything, no affect sadly. It's not that we couldn't find some work or even live modestly on what we make in the summer, health insurance is the biggest thing. Something stupid like this back surgery would put us in the poor house.
for the kids brother, the kids...
you guys move down here to stay warm and put the kids behind the counter at micky d,s or on a lawn mower, thats 30 bucks a hour the kids could bring dear ole dad...

serious note tho, yep, cater to her job, the insurance is key, hope your back is healing
 

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Larry The Propane Guy would be so proud.
Had an ornamental that was tilted by a wind storm a while back.
Tricky spot next to the garage, but I think I got it worked out.













Laughing my ever loving ass off. Yep, that's up to code alrighty. You've obviously been down these types of roads before having the forethought to scab in a piece of molding or whatever that is. One of the best uses of a quad I've seen for some time. :LOL: Nice job my Hill Billy Brother. ;)

*Garage looks crooked now* EPIC
 

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Barely got the sleep outta me eye an just was gett'n go'n down the road a piece when a Herd uh Elk Steaks tried to commit suicide. Bout 40 of'm were piling outta one of my buddies yard and field. They cross here all the damn time to go tear up his yard n fences. Oh they pay for it in November every year, but they just keep coming back for Nom Nom. Silly bastards were just standing in the road when I cam around the corner and was heading down the little incline there. I know better than to get too close to'm. My Celica I use to have got smacked around by a Herd in the fog one night coming home from work. That was not a fun experience. :LOL:

Wish I coulda got my phone outta my uniform a bit quicker. Woulda made a really cool vid the way they hauled ass in the road slipping all over. See the amount of mud they drug across the road? There's a few older folks and younger that road hunt looking for where they've been crossing during the season. Then they set up 'a legal distance' from the road and pop'm at first light when they're heading back to the hills and big timber. Pretty effective.





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It's gotta be getting old at this point Mike. Kinda like the damn rain over here. Damp, Cold, n Miserable. Love it.:geek:
At this point I'm kinda numb. Usually by this time we have a foundation in and are getting ready to frame. It will probably be at least two weeks until we can dig, the ground is saturated. Do you fellas ever get to see the sun? In almost everything you post it's raining! But it's all good, we'll take what good ole Ma Nature throws at us and keep smiling. :)
Mike
 

1J04

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At this point I'm kinda numb. Usually by this time we have a foundation in and are getting ready to frame. It will probably be at least two weeks until we can dig, the ground is saturated. Do you fellas ever get to see the sun? In almost everything you post it's raining! But it's all good, we'll take what good ole Ma Nature throws at us and keep smiling. :)
Mike

We normally get our obligatory 3-4 nice days a year, then we're good. :LOL: When you measure your rainfall in feet AND double digits, that tells ya it's gonna rain like hell more days than not. ;)
 

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We normally get our obligatory 3-4 nice days a year, then we're good. :LOL: When you measure your rainfall in feet AND double digits, that tells ya it's gonna rain like hell more days than not. ;)
Thankfully you have a great sense of humor, you need it to live in a frickin rain forest. Our winters are pretty much sun less, but we make up for it during the 2 1/2 months of summer. :)
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Barely got the sleep outta me eye an just was gett'n go'n down the road a piece when a Herd uh Elk Steaks tried to commit suicide. Bout 40 of'm were piling outta one of my buddies yard and field. They cross here all the damn time to go tear up his yard n fences. Oh they pay for it in November every year, but they just keep coming back for Nom Nom. Silly bastards were just standing in the road when I cam around the corner and was heading down the little incline there. I know better than to get too close to'm. My Celica I use to have got smacked around by a Herd in the fog one night coming home from work. That was not a fun experience. :LOL:

Wish I coulda got my phone outta my uniform a bit quicker. Woulda made a really cool vid the way they hauled ass in the road slipping all over. See the amount of mud they drug across the road? There's a few older folks and younger that road hunt looking for where they've been crossing during the season. Then they set up 'a legal distance' from the road and pop'm at first light when they're heading back to the hills and big timber. Pretty effective.





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We've been getting spikehorns and does going through the front yard lately and we're in a subdivision. I think they're getting tired of eating washed up trout off the front lawn and looking for new delicacies, like the wife's roses. Not a good move on their part.

Mike; I'm about 100 miles N/NE from J, in the greater Seattle area. We usually go about 4 to 5 months of 38 degrees and alternating fog/drizzle to cows pissing on flat rocks and all points in between. It's really fun when we get 3 feet of new snow in the lowlands in December/January. If you've been around long enough, you know the next thing to happen is it will warm up to 50 degrees and start pissing down rain. Then, the floods start. Rinse and repeat. When a Seattleite is born, they get put into a receiving blanket, then wrapped in Goretex and Xtratuffs.
 
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1J04

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Thankfully you have a great sense of humor, you need it to live in a frickin rain forest. Our winters are pretty much sun less, but we make up for it during the 2 1/2 months of summer. :)
Mike

When the Sun actually pops out and it's hot enough to wither us webbed feet inhabitants, you wouldn't believe the sun burns. You ever seen a Beluga with a sun burn? It ain't pretty. I can appreciate what you're saying regarding sun less days. But hell, Vitamin D is over rated anyhow. We'll get a good week of serious heat, for here, or so. When it hits the 90's and 100's we're heading for a shady spot on a River with a deep hole. Can't bitch about this, I hate the heat more than this stuff. :cool:
 
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When the Sun actually pops out and it's hot enough to wither us webbed feet inhabitants, you wouldn't believe the sun burns. You ever seen a Beluga with a sun burn? It ain't pretty. I can appreciate what you're saying regarding sun less days. But hell, Vitamin D is over rated anyhow. We'll get a good week of serious heat, for here, or so. When it hits the 90's and 100's we're heading for a shady spot on a River with a deep hole. Can't bitch about this, I hate the heat more than this stuff. :cool:
Say, you really are from the NW, aren't you ?........No one from the outside world would know this kind of shit without actually having spent some time here. ;)
 

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We've been getting spikehorns and does going through the front yard lately and we're in a subdivision. I think they're getting tired of eating washed up trout off the front lawn and looking for new delicacies, like the wife's roses. Not a good move on their part.

Mike; I'm about 100 miles N/NE from J, in the greater Seattle area. We usually go about 4 to 5 months of 38 degrees and alternating fog/drizzle to cows pissing on flat rocks and all points in between. It's really fun when we get 3 feet of new snow in the lowlands in December/January. If you've been around long enough, you know the next thing to happen is it will warm up to 50 degrees and start pissing down rain. Then, the floods start. Rinse and repeat. When a Seattleite is born, they get put into a receiving blanket, then wrapped in Goretex and Xtratuffs.

I hear ya Brother. My friend that lives on that piece of property and his adjoining neighbor (not my friend but an asshole) :sneaky: have had their places, which are pretty nicely manicured, tore the hell up. Wives flowers ate to the nub. Fences destroyed. Lawns completely tore the hell up. Shit, he's got a beautiful stocked pond with Koi and all that and the Otters raid it, or uhm use to raid it, all the time. Apparently if ya give'm a stern "NO" they don't come back. I dunno. Anywho, those two guys aren't the best of friends but they do allow each other to take their Elk off each others piece of the lower field. You see the mailbox on the other side of the road where the Elk are dittying? Use to go right up there, hit the timber in the dark and wait for those 2 to start shooting. Set your watch, cuz you're gonna have Elk on the fly in your lap in 3, 2, BANG. Like clock work. Usually 3-5 legal Bulls in that herd. Very healthy. Must have something to do with the Roses. :eek:
 
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I hear ya Brother. My friend that lives on that piece of property and his adjoining neighbor (not my friend but an asshole) :sneaky: have had their places, which are pretty nicely manicured, tore the hell up. Wives flowers ate to the nub. Fences destroyed. Lawns completely tore the hell up. Shit, he's got a beautiful stocked pond with Koi and all that and the Otters raid it, or uhm use to raid it, all the time. Apparently if ya give'm a stern "NO" they don't come back. I dunno. Anywho, those two guys aren't the best of friends but they do allow each other to take their Elk off each others piece of the lower field. You see the mailbox on the other side of the road where the Elk are dittying? Use to go right up there, hit the timber in the dark and wait for those 2 to start shooting. Set your watch, cuz you're gonna have Elk on the fly in your lap in 3, 2, BANG. Like clock work. Usually 3-5 legal Bulls in that herd. Very healthy. Must have something to do with the Roses. :eek:
Sounds a bit like foul hooking a big, fat Chinook.......but it's only illegal if they catch you, right ? Me, I stay away from that chit. I'm an "illegal" magnet. "Why me" hasn't ever cut it with the DFW Dudette.....
 

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Sounds a bit like foul hooking a big, fat Chinook.......but it's only illegal if they catch you, right ? Me, I stay away from that chit. I'm an "illegal" magnet. "Why me" hasn't ever cut it with the DFW Dudette.....

I don't know and don't wanna know. I don't see dead people, but I do hear things from time to time from questionable sources. Further, I have no financial stake in Holiday Express, written or perceived. *subliminal message, subliminal message, was that a subliminal message?*
 

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When I lived in Yakima, WA we'd laugh because we would see 3-4 days a year without sun and Seattle would see 3-4 days a year without clouds!

LOVED YAKIMA IN THE LATE 60's EARLY 70's !!!! SO MANY STORIES THERE HUNTING DUCKS, QUAIL, CHUCKER, N PHEASANT.

Now look where you're at. I got the chills just looking at that pic. What a mess indeed. Just not a snow guy anymore. But I hate the heat, so rain. Rain is my evil friend. How long, if I may be so rude, did you live in Yakima? Were you there for any amount of time? Now Yakima, Tri Cities, hell so many of those "use to be good areas" have gone to shit. I'll leave it at that. I'll stroke out ranting on what's become of those pristine areas and the pieces of shit now that have ruined it with their gang banging wanna be ways. I really need to just leave that alone.
 

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I was in Yakima from '96-'00. It was pretty over run with Mexican gangs and drug running, like the tri cities. We lived up in terrace heights. So not technically in the city. It was pretty nice out there but it was getting really built up when I left. The upland bird hunting was awesome out there!! I used to mountain bike over the ridge to the National Guard base, the guy at the gate would just wave as I rode by, would go lift with the health nuts and shoot with the gun nuts, times are certainly different out there now. I was all over that huge training area and had no idea the NSA facility was out there! When thinking back after I found out it was there I remembered a few times when a group of 4-5 black Ford Excursions would role through that just looked a little out of place.
 

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We've been getting spikehorns and does going through the front yard lately and we're in a subdivision. I think they're getting tired of eating washed up trout off the front lawn and looking for new delicacies, like the wife's roses. Not a good move on their part.

Mike; I'm about 100 miles N/NE from J, in the greater Seattle area. We usually go about 4 to 5 months of 38 degrees and alternating fog/drizzle to cows pissing on flat rocks and all points in between. It's really fun when we get 3 feet of new snow in the lowlands in December/January. If you've been around long enough, you know the next thing to happen is it will warm up to 50 degrees and start pissing down rain. Then, the floods start. Rinse and repeat. When a Seattleite is born, they get put into a receiving blanket, then wrapped in Goretex and Xtratuffs.
You fellas are hard men! I always strived to not sweat the small stuff, but that weather you guys deal with is not something I would like to endure. 1j04 I'm with you concerning the heat. Here in the Northeast we deal with the humidity, it could get really miserable, 90 degree heat with 90 % humidity is brutal. I'm mostly working outside throughout the summer and will usually drop a good 10 lbs. by it's end! By June I'm usually praying for a few days of clouds and rain, the fishing really turns on! All that said, I love the Northeast and it's four seasons! :)
Mike
 
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You fellas are hard men! I always strived to not sweat the small stuff, but that weather you guys deal with is not something I would like to endure. 1j04 I'm with you concerning the heat. Here in the Northeast we deal with the humidity, it could get really miserable, 90 degree heat with 90 % humidity is brutal. I'm mostly working outside throughout the summer and will usually drop a good 10 lbs. by it's end! By June I'm usually praying for a few days of clouds and rain, the fishing really turns on! All that said, I love the Northeast and it's four seasons! :)
Mike
It is mostly emotionally challenging. I was born into it, so I "acclimatized" at a very early age. When we talk to transplants, it is invariably in the summer, on a sunny day. They always say "it's so gorgeous here, I can't imagine why Seattle/the PNW gets such a bad rap about the weather". We just bust out laughing and tell them that they need to live here for an entire year and go through a winter. If they can get through a winter without committing Hari Kiri, they'll probably be good to go. If they can't handle 97 days straight of 38 degrees, gray and raining, they'll be moving back to where they came from ex poste haste. There have been a lot of washouts, particularly (cali)fernians. Can't say as I blame them though. OTOH, as Geno mentioned, there's the eastside (eastern slope of the Cascades, including Yakima) and it is really, really nice. He is right about the drug gangs though. WA is an interesting state geographically/climate wise. We have Pacific Ocean (1J), rainforests, inland saltwater (Puget Sound), many, many lakes, Cascade mountains (lots of great skiing/hunting), eastern slope, Volcanoes (Ranier, Adams, St. Helens, etc.) high deserts, Columbia river, Snake river, then, on into Idaho/Montana and the Rockies. There is a ton of stuff to do, if you go look for it (and dress accordingly). Now, if we could just rid ourselves of the coastal, liberal scourge.
 
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