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welcome to the group! it is a blast, get your safety gear lined up and join a group hookup from the site!

sounds like a great day!

regarding descender, I have two of them, one of them is ready to immediately attach to the same line that I caught the fish on.  This is faster, and easier than reaching behind me for another rod.  I've been using this successfully for a few years now.

  The second is backup, in case I forget the first, it is smaller, and I keep it in my life vest.


if you skip the regulator, go with the higher voltage battery.  Battery watt hours is the most important factor.

those numbers look like they were all calculated, not measured - so I would not put much faith in them.  I put them into a spreadsheet and the 16V power is always 6.7% more than the 12V power, at least for the 13 I entered.

I recall you installed a voltage regulator in your battery box., and that it is a switching regulator (I think? I can't find any technical info on the nocqua regulator)  that can both lower and increase voltage.  Given you have that, all that matters for the battery behind it is how many Watt-Hours it has.  The regulator will be slightly more efficient dropping voltage vs increasing, so, if you had a higher V battery, that would be slightly better.

If the Voltage regulator is a linear regulator, and can only drop voltage - then the higher voltage battery would be better.  Also, if you wanted to skip the voltage regulator and connect directly to your FF, then the higher voltage battery would be better, as it will sink 1-2V below 'target' voltage as it drains.

I can't seem to find a good discharge chart for the Nocqua batteries.  I may need to capture this myself.

see ya,

looks like good times, good catches!

General Talk / Re: Another Great Way to go Camping
« on: July 02, 2024, 05:49:42 AM »
watched it last night, very cool. Bike hiking is a blast.  Continental sell some excellent tires for bike hiking - very flat resilient, pricy...but major reduction in road side flat repairs.

I half expected you to pull an inflatable kayak from that huge dry bag you had.

For Sale / Re: FS Stealth Fisha 500 $1k
« on: July 01, 2024, 03:59:21 PM »
omg that's a sexy boat...

wish I could make it out, family in town those exact days - have a great time!

Introductions / Re: New angler near Sac State
« on: June 27, 2024, 10:42:35 AM »
Welcome Travis!

Great to see more foiks joining in Sacto area.

you'll love the Outback, that's what most of the folks I fish with use, I personally alternate between the biggest (PA14) and lightest (Lynx)

This weekend looks like it might be blown out on the coast, though I'm holding out hope that something clears up on Sunday.

other than the back sounds like a great day, love the Fort!

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Icom VHF is kaput -- NOT!
« on: June 25, 2024, 07:21:26 AM »

I feel really stupid, which is not that unusual, to be honest...

takes a big man to say that

honestly, ICOM is a top brand in radios, Marine, Aircraft, HAM, etc. - it's the top shelf.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Rigging for rockfish
« on: June 22, 2024, 06:25:42 AM »
Lawn chair webbing works great for shrimp flies.

But Iíll take a herring over any lure/fly.  I use these as backup when I run out of bait.

thanks for the pointer, I'll get some.  Need to get some thicker/stronger thread too.

If I can make bait, I like to do that, else, I'd prefer bring a lure

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Rigging for rockfish
« on: June 21, 2024, 05:06:37 PM »
ok, gonna stop for a while

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Rigging for rockfish
« on: June 21, 2024, 04:27:45 PM »
and on that day...the Harbor Freight Shrimp fly was born

stopped at harbor freight on the way to an appointment, picked up some threads...added two glow bead eyeballs

can't wait to try it.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Rigging for rockfish
« on: June 21, 2024, 12:18:56 PM »
Looks good to me! Iíve done them with just tinsel like a blingy hoochie look. Maybe Iíll tie a few and take pics of the process

Thanks, I need to get some stronger material - yours have, what I'll call 'Synthetic Horse Hair' for lack of a better name.  I'll check and see what they have a FW Warehouse. 

or, maybe I could just cut an old polypropylene yellow rope and use the strands from that :)

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Rigging for rockfish
« on: June 21, 2024, 11:04:37 AM »
here is try #1, just using supplied on hand

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