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Your go to knots for 100+ lb leader?
Posted by KG6 on 7/22 at 1:16 pm
Does anyone actually tie knots on their heavier duty leaders? Or do you just stick with the crimps? I was getting some stuff ready for this weekend and realized I didn't have any crimps (haven't regularly offshore fished in a few years). So ,I started looking into knots I could tie out of curiosi...

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Where to live in Houston
Posted by KG6 on 7/20 at 10:59 am
Looks like I'll be making the move in the next two months. I'll be working out of two offices. One in west Houston and one on the North side. I'll have a real estate agent, but wanted to start looking around online. I'm vaguely familiar with the layout of Houston. Where should I start looking? Wa...

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Good camera deal?
Posted by KG6 on 7/9 at 5:44 pm
Having a kid soon and wanted a decent camera. Guy at work was selling a 6 month old Cannon rebel t3i. Came with a cannon 55-250 lens, 18-55 lens, and a 'Nifty Fifty' lens. Also came with an SD card and bag. Paid 600. Kind of an impulse buy. Don't know much about cameras, but quick research made ...

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Monogrammed dress shirts. Pretentious and tacky or not?
Posted by KG6 on 7/7 at 8:46 pm
I've always liked initials monogrammed on the pocket or cuff of a button down. Mostly in business casual type settings. But at the same time, I can see how it comes off tacky. What says the OT?...

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electrician issue
Posted by KG6 on 6/30 at 7:10 pm
I built my parents a cabinet for an outdoor television. Today they had electricity and speaker wires run by an electrician. Am I overreacting, or is this a really crappy job? I cant see how the guy thought this looked okay. [img]http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w672/KGSIX/IMG_0408_zpsd01801...

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Emergency fund/ student loans/ kid on the way
Posted by KG6 on 5/28 at 4:52 pm
My wife has significant student loans. They are split up with two lenders, Sallie Mae and Aspire. The Sallie Mae loans are around 33k and are somehow split in two with one having 9% and one being 7.25%. The Aspire loans are significant (in the 40's) as well, but the interest rate is a little (alt...

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Short term savings/investment for 20k
Posted by KG6 on 5/15 at 12:36 pm
Just sold my boat and will be putting the money away. But at the end of the year, we will be moving and having our first child. I want the money available if we can't sell our house for what we are asking or need a little safety cash if anything else comes up. I have a 2% high yield checking accou...

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3d ultrasound
Posted by KG6 on 5/14 at 10:10 pm
So we had an ultrasound to confirm the sex of our first born today. It was a boy which we were pretty confident about already from previous ultrasounds. But today they did the 3d ultrasound. Not a fan :lol:. That shite does not come out as clear as the commercials and advertisements. Does anyone el...

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Another kayak recommendation thread
Posted by KG6 on 5/11 at 11:51 am
Put my flats boat up for sale because I'm going to be having a kid at the end of the summer and I know I'm not going to be using it a lot. Would feel terrible having the boat sit up not being used. Didn't expect a lot of attention at the price I had it and planned to fish all summer and lower the p...

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duplicate. delete
Posted by KG6 on 5/11 at 11:50 am
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fishing/boating etiquette
Posted by KG6 on 4/27 at 4:36 pm
I fished out of Falgout Canal Marina for the first time this weekend. I've fished every bayou in the Houma area before but there. There were a lot of people this weekend. Saw a lot of things I've never seen before. I've never seen so many people fly by camps with boats in the water. Had people ...

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Reel Maintenence
Posted by KG6 on 4/21 at 10:34 am
How far do take down your reels to clean them yourself? I've been lightly spraying some Lew's baitcasters with fresh water after each use in salt water. I bought them about three months ago, and they're already not as smooth and make a little noise every once and a while. Thinking of tearing them...

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Think I just got an amazing deal
Posted by KG6 on 4/17 at 12:40 pm
Just stopped at Academy for lunch. They had Shimano Sustain 2500FG spinning reels listed at $99. I can't find them for less than $250 anywhere on line. I'm not super familiar with them, is there some model out there that is built shitty :dunno:. I got two. Seems like there may have been a pric...

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picking a name for your kid
Posted by KG6 on 4/2 at 9:18 pm
How do you make this decision? Even when I find names I like, it's hard to say "that's definitely the name I want my child to have for the rest of their life". We're finding the gender soon and we're going to have to eventually make a decision. ...

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Downpayment on house or payoff student loans
Posted by KG6 on 3/25 at 7:27 pm
May be moving for work soon. We put 20% down on the house I bought before I got married. Now that I'm married my wife's student loans are part of our monthly expenses. I have no idea how much PMI will actually cost per month, but I was wondering if it would be worth using down payment money plus sav...

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Best free online site to sell boat
Posted by KG6 on 3/24 at 2:53 pm
I'm having a kid in September and looking to eventually sell my boat after the summer. Looking to post it now to see if I can get a good price for it. What are some good [u]free[/u] sites to post it. I know LA sportsman, but other than that I'm not really sure. Boattrader wants $50 for a two wee...

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Shallow Water Bay Boats
Posted by KG6 on 2/25 at 2:20 pm
I currently have a small flats boat, but it looks like I'll be getting rid of it at the end of the year due to moving and having a kid at the same time. I plan to buy another boat in a few years. I like fishing in the marsh, but with kids, I think it will be better to get a little larger bay boat....

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Anyone ever de-thatch St. Augustine lawn?
Posted by KG6 on 2/17 at 3:42 pm
My lawn is getting out of control thick. I've pretty much got to cut it on the highest setting. I'm planning to de-thatch this spring, but I've read that you have to be careful with St. Augustine. Anyone ever done it before in South Louisiana? Is there a best time to do it (March, April, May)? ...

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Online cassified ad transactions using Paypal
Posted by KG6 on 1/21 at 11:08 am
I'm looking to buy a used watch from a forum. It will be a person to person sale. Does Paypal have a good reputation protecting against fraud? I read their purchase protection page that allows you to fill out a dispute, but I'm not sure how that relates to buying from joe-blow off of the internet...

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Well next hunting season's screwed
Posted by KG6 on 1/14 at 8:14 am
Just found out I'm not going to be able to get away from the house much next hunting/football season :banghead: ([i]nine months from now[/i]) :nana: :nana: :nana: Still at the point where you're supposed to wait to tell people, but I had to say it somewhere. :cheers:...

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Anyone ever duck hunt the swampy marsh around Madisonville/Mandeville area?
Posted by KG6 on 12/27 at 7:37 pm
In-laws may have access to some property there. I've heard shooting back there, but I've never personally known anyone to hunt the area. ...

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Defense: Detroit or Ravens
Posted by KG6 on 12/20 at 8:04 am
Detroit vs. Giants Ravens vs. Patriots Both at home. I've gone with the Raven's all year and they've been pretty solid, but I'm wondering if it's worth playing the matchup for the championship game....

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lab ate a few cigarettes
Posted by KG6 on 12/1 at 11:02 am
My lab's right under 60 lbs and ate a few cigarettes at the in law's house. A Google search brought up a lot of mixed answers. Anyone ever have a dog do this. Its Sunday so the vet is closed and I don’t want to take her to the pet urgent care place if its not necessary. ETA- She seems fine right...

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possible trade
Posted by KG6 on 10/29 at 11:31 am
I get Peyton Manning Fred Jackson Golden Tate/Vincent Jackson I give Matt Ryan Adrian Peterson Desean Jackson Mike Wallace/Keenan Allen/Colston Most trade ranking sites say I'm giving too much. But in our leagues scoring, his players combined total points is 30+ points higher than...

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thinking of proposing a trade
Posted by KG6 on 10/24 at 9:21 pm
You think this is fair offer I give matt ryan, desean jackson, marques colston for brees, moreno,roddy white/ justin blackmon...

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Do you remember the first time you heard of YouTube
Posted by KG6 on 10/18 at 7:39 pm
My dad is big into photography and videography. I remember him talking anout YouTube when it first came out and how useful it was. I wish I could have invested in it at that time. Out of all of the big websites to emerge out of the last decade or so, I really think it's going to be one of the longe...

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Asked my wife if she would ever have a "devil's 3-way" with someone famous
Posted by KG6 on 10/10 at 8:42 pm
She later says I think I thought of someone (Hugh Jackman), but I can't think of anyone else to do it with though. She didn't even think that she could Include me! :banghead: :lol:...

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Anyone ever had to deal with a brand new defective firearm?
Posted by KG6 on 9/23 at 2:29 pm
I brought this up in the other thread about the Stoeger M3000, but I figured it get more attention with it's own thread. Has anyone purchased a new firearm that just didn't work right out of the box? What was your experience dealing with the manufacturer? I bought the M3000 last week after shoo...

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Taking my dog hunting for the first time
Posted by KG6 on 9/20 at 3:19 pm
What do I need to NOT do? :lol: Going to make a dove hunt if it isn't raining too bad. I was thinking about having her come sit out there with me and hopefully get excited about seeing birds. I don't expect too much from her (She's 10 months and still gets sidetracked easily). I just want to m...

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Legality of my wife picking up a gun for me
Posted by KG6 on 9/17 at 5:44 pm
My wife has to go out of town tomorrow for work. I've been needing to go pick up a shotgun that I can only find for a reasonable price where she has to go. I know I can just get her to buy it and give it to me, but technically I don't think that's exactly legal. She has no idea what she's doing and ...

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