My wife has never cared for roses, but she does like Betsey K's chocolate, and it has to be dark. Lily and I stopped by there on the way home from Michael's. I have come to enjoy Michael's much more through the eyes of a young fisher. She saw me looking at glass and brass beads one day at Bass Pro, and she is the crafty sort, so she mentioned that they have a better selection at Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Joann's. Now, when we go to get the materials she needs for her projects, I see the place in a new kind of light. She's right, they do have a better selection and the ones I bought today come in a handy, portable vile.
These will go along nicely with my some of my craws and creature baits. I also haven't had any luck finding a Jackson Big Tuna at the prices I had seen them for on Craigslist. I guess everyone has there tax return now and what had been watching, for the two months prior to having the money, is now all gone. Oh well, I am a parent too and I am sure there are other things my girls need, and my not having a kayak right now will only protect a portion of the bass in the lake. So instead she sent me to a Valentine's day Mecca, yes, that's right, Bass Pro Shop, and they had a deal running on pro qualifier reels. They are marked down till tomorrow from 99.99 to 49.99. I bought one in 7.1 to 1 ratio to go on a Medium power, fast tapered, Abu Veritas 2.0 and one in a 6.4 to one ratio to go on a medium power, more moderately tapered Abut Veritas 2.0 Winch.
I haven't had a crank bait rod in forever, and once I sold the kayaks it wasn't a priority, because I couldn't get to the water I would typically fish a crank bait in most lakes. There are so many man made lakes, drainage ditches, and lakes like Sand Lake where these work well though. Most of these lakes, like golf course lakes, offer great crank bait opportunities from the shore. My lake is full of snot, but I still had to take it out to see how it cast. Considering most of the bait casters I usually eye are in the 349 dollar range, this sale allowed me to outfit two rods, that will cover multiple situations for me, with two reels and some terminal gear for 350. They even have a deal running where they spool it with their line for free, but make sure you ask for this, since the guy behind the counter didn't volunteer that information. I cast it and it was very user friendly. They only had lefties left in these ratios, but I actually prefer that on frog rods, since they typically double as pitch'n rods for me. I was going to get the 7.1 in left hand anyway, because I intend to use it for some finesse jigging and worm fishing. They had some of the slower crank bait speeds, but I opted for the 6.4 to 1 because I live in Florida, it gets me to depth quickly, I tend to pause often anyway, and I have good luck at this speed. It's not the traditional crank bait ratio, but its rare that I am in any water over 8 to 10 feet, and the lakes around here are clear. Well, after my first few cast I have to say, you can't beat it for 49 dollars, and I am very happy. Thank you, Meegan.
Chocolate worked for me.
Forty years old and still in awe of the outdoors.