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About Fishtails

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  • Birthday 05/02/1949


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    2000 LT 18
  • Interests
    Fishing, Fly tying
  • Location
    Naples Fla
  • Full Name
    Steve Mahle

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  1. Fishtails

    Sell or trade 2008 150hp Yamaha Vmax?

    You mentioned possible sale. What are you asking?
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    Garmin 840xs with DownVu Transducer

    Check your pm.
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    Went with St Croix Legend Tournament!
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    WTB Shimano Stella 5000SW

    Dont know of such a reel. The white and gold were stradics I believe.
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    Good price on 21 fusion

    That there looks like a fun rig. Would like to fish it. Would make the trip to Lostman and back much nicer.
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    I received this email from the Gold Rush chapter of Trout Unlimited. For those of you that didn't see the barrage of posts on social media... I thought I would keep you in the loop. This is from the man himself... I know he will be missed by all of us at the shows, but the man has definitely earned a break! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------To my friends,I was 92 in January and had a carotid artery operation. During testing the hospital determined my heart was only pumping 35% and must limit my physical activities followed by a rest. The industry was extremely helpful and last season was able to attend the shows, clinics, etc.Several weeks ago, I realized I was developing another problem, which is normal for someone nearly 93. It turns out I have congested heart failure. My pacemaker revealed there was a series of very rapid hear beats, which could cause a stroke. Fortunately a lot of doctor/friends are fly-fisherman and worked with me. In summary I have to give up travel and presentations as in the past.Everyone produces a certain amount of fluid in the body and excretes the excess. Because of the low heartbeat my body is not getting rid of all the fluids and I gained weight. My best friend Dr. Mark Lamos put me in the hospital and with back procedure they twice removed a liter and a half of fluid from my chest. After five days in the hospital. I lost weight.A week or so later I starting gaining weight again so it was back in the hospital for the same treatment. They reduced most of the fluid and returned home. I determined I was not going to continue back to the hospital. Mark decided to use medicine to control the excess fluid. It’s been a fine-tuning situation but looks like it’s starting work.This means the schedule I lived for decades is no longer valid and will spend most my time at home. As we get older we learn to adjust to what we can and cannot do. I have a number of interesting computer home projects on the computer and busier than a Syrian bricklayer. I’m not frustrated and I’m content My problem is I don’t have a lot of stamina and have to work around that. If Marks medical system works I should be busy and around for a year or two.I would like to be able to send this email to my friends but I don’t really know how to do this. So I’m asking others to help me spread the word through email. Because my lack of energy and stamina I having trouble answering emails (there are more than 400 on the computer) and not talking much on the phone. This is not meant to be unfriendly is learning to adjuster my situation.In summary I’m busy and content but I want you to know I am so appreciative you’ve have shared your lives with me. All The Best Friends,Lefty
  7. Snook, redfish, trout love this pilchard replica. Yozuri. Also love to toss white bucktail tipped with fresh shrimp. Catches everything.(does that count as arti?)
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    NU-ICE vs. real Ice

    Ice forms @ 32 degrees, but it can be much colder. Ice carvers will let a block set out for a period of time to "warm up, or soften up" before carving. Maybe that's what is referred as "hot or wet ice". You are correct that beer will not get below 32 like that. Nothing in my opinion works better to preserve your catch than slush. I prefer to "cold kill" my fish. There is much less blood when cleaning and are held better. I might use Nu-ice to keep my food cold and dry, but my fish like ice.
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    Garmin 740S For Sale

    Still available?
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    Garmin GPS map 740s

    How much for the 740s?
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    Mounting a i pilot riptide on 21 Master Angler

    Its doable for one person, but you should get someone to help. Looks just about right in the pictures. If you glue the nuts and washers together first, then fashion a socket with a square peg, or something else to reach with, you will find it is easier to get the nuts started. Then you can reach them with the socket wrench to tighten. Good luck.
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    Yamaha 130 V4

    I was questioning a mechanic about the same issue. He suggested that I get an infrared thermometer ($12 @Walmart) run the motor until the alarm goes at which time you can check all around each part of the head with it. You should be able to discover where the hotspots are then you can focus your attention there. If you fail to find any hotspots your problem could be something else besides salt.
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    Aluminum bunk brackets

    Need to replace my galvanized bunk brackets. It's an E-ZLOADER with two bunks. Currently there are 3 brackets on each bunk. I'm wondering if two would do the job. For an 18 LT.
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    Yeti Bucket

    It's just like the tumblers. $40 for a cold beverage glass and you can get them all day at Walmart for less than $10 for the 30 ounce. But then again I'm not as brand sensitive as some, that is except for the boat I choose to run.