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    Late yesterday, my wife and I went down to the pond to try out some new fishing toys. A new 8' Sportsman 2 person pond boat, an Okuma Sierra reel and an 7.5' UL spin outfit rigged for bubble/fly for my wife.
    The pond boat was great. Very stable, both sitting and standing and easy to paddle.
    I really like the new reel. I had the drag set low and caught one bream large enough to take line. The drag is smooooth!
    It took my wife a while to get the bubble/fly casting down, but after the first hook up she did great. (she actually caught more than me)
    All in all, a good outing.

    Mike

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    Hi Mike,

    Good to hear you two had a pleasant go of it. Next trip or whenever you might take a few pictures of the boat I'd like to see it.

    Ard

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    Mike: Sounds like a successful first trip, congrats!
    I have no idea what you boat looks like, post a few photos when you have a chance.
    Larry


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    I'll post some pics when it quits raining, but according to the current NOAA weather forecast we in for 7 straight days of rain here. Right now its under a cover. The only pic I have is from the sales ad. Don't know if it would be ok to post here. Maybe some one could let me know.

    Mike

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    hey mike,
    i too would like to see your boat
    glad everything went smoothly.

    casey


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    Had a break in the rain so I took some pics of our new pond boat. I modified our garden cart to haul the boat to the pond that is about 400 yards from our house. Our truck is a short bed sportside so the boat wouldn't fit. Heck, I can even tow it with our riding lawnmower. The home made dolly wheels work great and I just leave them attached while fishing. The boat comes with 2 seats but only one is shown.





    Thanks for looking,
    Mike

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