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Postby easternshorehunter » Sun Apr 03, 2005 5:58 pm

i was wondering how you goys store your long lines, both inbetween the seasons and trips. i tried this year but they got tangled up pretty bad.
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Postby weedsnager » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:06 pm

i use collapsable leaf bags, they work great. i keep my dekes attached to the main line.
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Postby 870 » Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:57 pm

There are those guys who leave their decoys attached to the long lines, maybe that works for them, but for me, it made for a big tangled mess in the boat. It seemed to always happen when it was late, cold and the wind was blowing. Now I use 5in net snaps, with 30in of line going to my decoys. I unsnap the decoys from my long lines and store them, no more tangles. I have a 5 gal can my lines go in, I divide my lines with a round peace of plywood, with a 2in hole cut in the middle for my thump, its cut big because of your gloves. Again no more tangles. When your all done picking up, put the top on your can and your good to go. Now at night I hang my lines from nails from floor joust to dry in my boiler room. I store my lines the same way during the off-season, but in my decoy room. Truthfully this way I’ve had no tangles.
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Postby DUKHTR » Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:42 am

I basically do what 870 does...I do not keep decoy lines attached to the mother line......although what Weedsnagger does is a popular method, it just has not been MY way....and for every longliner there is some little variation....for example, my decoy line is tangle free instead of tarred line (although the mother is heavy tarred line)....I have never had a problem even though all my friends stick with the tarred stuff for the short line(most importantly I have ALWAYS had my decoy ready when needed since they really do never knot up).........the mother lines I keep on spools you can get at HomeDepot for extension cords.....this is so easy to use in the cold with rubber gloves....as 870 does, I hang from the rafters for drying.....in the off season they are in the cool basement - again hanging from rafter hooks
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Postby donell67 » Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:42 pm

those spools sound like a good idea dukhtr. they are big enough the line would wrap up quick. i am trying just puttting them in a bucket. how much were those spools dukhtr.
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Postby easternshorehunter » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:48 pm

yea i agree those spools sound like a great idea. might have to get some of them...one thing how long of lines can you fit on them?
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Postby donell67 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:46 pm

ive seen those. i bet you could easily put 150 foot of 3/8 long line maybe more.
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Postby frazier2209 » Sun May 29, 2005 9:04 pm

did anyone see this weeks Tred Barta show on OLN. He had a unique way of longlining for divers. It was interesting but I don't know how to describe it.
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Postby weedsnager » Sun May 29, 2005 9:18 pm

Tred Barta was pretty good! nice show!
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Postby easternshorehunter » Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:57 pm

i think he is a little over the edge but pretty cool. i might try those spinners this year for divers.
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Postby 870 » Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:23 pm

OVER THE EDGE he wizzed in his wadders, then he told the world.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:58 pm

I watched that episode this weekend. I like Tred alot. I like the fact that he lives by his rules. not rules in a book.

and he wissed in his waders and told us about it.
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Postby 870 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:23 pm

ACE,

Don’t get me wrong my friend; he’s my kind of guy, like you said he plays by his rules. I can totally relate, I get ragged on because I like to hunt alone on extreme days. It seam’s there the days I have the most fun. But to wiz in your waders? I did see my father in-law get drunk while jet skiing in a wet suit. He asked me what happy is? He said it was wizzing in a cold wet suit. :yes:
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Postby easternshorehunter » Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:30 pm

peeing in a wetsuit in freezing water is accutally pretty nice. i do it alot when wakeboarding and the water is only in the 40s maybe low 50s :yes:
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Postby donell67 » Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:03 pm

i think that episode would be funny to watch. i havent seen it yet. he always cracks me up. i like any big water hunting also.
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Postby pitboss » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:56 am

fellas.... i run my longlines rigged and ready everyday of the season







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Postby 870 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:46 pm

Pitboss , did you get your line from Memphis Net and Twine ?
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Postby pitboss » Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:56 pm

no that spool came from Industrial Marketing in Rhode Island.

just got some in the mail from Doctarilonglines though, maybe check with Steve...

http://www.doctrailonglines.com


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Postby suskiedrake » Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:22 am

Hey pitboss will your rig work on the current of a large river I attempted using serval types of longline last season with having my dekes getting sucked under. All of my rigs used much lighter main lines.
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Postby pitboss » Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:33 am

i use tarred #120 for all my lines...


river current? never tried that. worst i'v been in is a 3mph tide and 35mph wind, no problem those days with getting bird to decoy.


would think if its running hard enough to pull decoys under, your not using a dog right... why bother with droppers then and make your lead bird a larger foam bird?

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Postby JJ McGuire » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:14 pm

Jeff
Thanks for the info. I have a river spot that I am going to give a longline a try.
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Postby suskiedrake » Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:21 pm

Yeah an older or should I say much wiser waterfowler told me to try a piece of wood upfront and paint it to match water color to create a break as well. Thanks for the tip I also am thinking of going to all herter 72's the goldeneye dekes I have now just arent cutting the mustard and in Jan we ussually have 7-9ft water with alot of current in the open where I need my dekes to be.
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Postby pitboss » Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:24 am

good luck fellas... :thumbsup:

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Postby Doctari » Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:10 pm

Easternshorehunter,

I like to keep mine attached and in bags. The main concern you have with bags while transporting is the settling effect. Try not to throw them in and out of the boat or allow them to roll around. If you keep them secure, it is a very fast process to set up and re-bag.
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This is a pic of the anchor clip attached to the bag pull string for easy access next time out.
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Postby on duck call » Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:06 pm

I use the tarred line for the motherline and Pvc for the leads at 6-8 iches. I use a wrench like on your boat trailer(look in bass Pro). I mounted it on my trolling moter mount with some blocks for height. Look for a big spool and you can do 400 feet of tarred line(Two sets of mother lines) I made 3 lbs lead weights using a muffin pan look awesome.
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