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For Sale => CJ's Reel and Rig => Topic started by: xjchad on July 31, 2020, 08:52:37 AM



Title: Absent the next few months
Post by: xjchad on July 31, 2020, 08:52:37 AM
Hi all,
Because of our coming move to Idaho, I'll be on here much less.
I hope that once we get moved and settled, I'll pick up where I left off.
Thank you,
Chad


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: alantani on July 31, 2020, 10:04:38 AM
good luck with the move!!!!!!


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Crow on July 31, 2020, 11:25:28 AM
Good luck with the move, Chad !!


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Swami805 on July 31, 2020, 12:01:20 PM
Safe travel Chad!


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: David Hall on July 31, 2020, 01:25:14 PM
check in now and then just to say Hey! safe travels.


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Jim Fujitani on July 31, 2020, 01:45:02 PM
Good Luck!!  A long way from "goin' a' sharkin'"...


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Dominick on July 31, 2020, 07:51:23 PM
Good luck.  You'll like the hunting in Idaho.  Oh yeah, the potatoes also.  Dominick


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Gfish on July 31, 2020, 08:44:05 PM
Godspeed to you and yours Chad. Beautiful country up there. Prayin that things will work-out for you, I think you and the family will LOVE it. Tip: the Clearwater River has some big Steelhead in it.


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: thorhammer on August 01, 2020, 06:47:51 AM
good luck and stay safe buddy!


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Brewcrafter on August 01, 2020, 09:37:22 AM
Good luck Chad!  Coincidentally, just this week an industry colleague informed me that he is also leaving SoCal for an opportunity in Idaho, so I can tell you there will most assuredly be good beer available...
Rumor has it that in September my offices will reopen; I will catch up with you then and can drop the Higgins rod and Pflueger Reel in the mail to you in such shape that it has a good chance of surviving the trip.  Best of luck! - john


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: xjchad on August 25, 2020, 09:17:22 AM
Thanks Guys!!


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: scrinch on August 25, 2020, 12:44:36 PM
Best wishes for your move, Chad.


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: redsetta on August 25, 2020, 12:49:59 PM
Likewise - best wishes with the move Chad.
See ya in a few months!
Good luck and bon voyage, Justin


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Ron Jones on August 25, 2020, 01:12:11 PM
God Speed on your endeavors. What will you do to replace shark fishing?
The Man


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: xjchad on August 25, 2020, 01:27:41 PM
God Speed on your endeavors. What will you do to replace shark fishing?
The Man

Thank you!
Mostly I'll be getting back into flyfishing, but I also want to go after Pike and Musky.  Love those toothy critters!


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: jurelometer on August 25, 2020, 01:40:23 PM
God Speed on your endeavors. What will you do to replace shark fishing?
The Man

Thank you!
Mostly I'll be getting back into flyfishing, but I also want to go after Pike and Musky.  Love those toothy critters!

Pike and muskie are great on the fly rod.


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: conchydong on August 25, 2020, 04:58:55 PM
As others have said, best of luck with your move and don't become a couch (Idaho) potato. ;D


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: El Pescador on September 13, 2020, 01:12:07 PM
CHAD!!!!

You are going to LOVE Idaho!!!

Just spent a week in the Coeur d'Alene - Post Falls - Hayden Lake area.

The drive from San Mateo to Idaho is 940 miles, too far for me to drive in a day so we stopped in Bend, OR for the night.

Here is the backside of Mt. Shasta. Most never see this view, they stay on Interstate 5 heading to Oregon.  Only Lee see's it often as he lives just northeast of here.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_06_333748.jpeg)

Here is a lonely stretch of road from Bend north to the Washington State border.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_12_33376259.jpeg)

Here is the mighty Columbia River, we are on the Oregon side, Washington State is on the other side.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_09_333751368.jpeg)

We arrive at our Air B n B location, right on the Spokane  River.  It is REELY Nice.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_14_333771336.jpeg)

There are lots of parks and beaches for all to enjoy.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_34_333831879.jpeg)

And art work.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_22_333801600.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_30_333821325.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_44_333861532.jpeg)

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(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_44_333861752.jpeg)

The local Waterfront.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_51_333881649.jpeg)

Local eatry on the marina.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_54_333901028.jpeg)

Plenty of Golf courses, if that is your thing.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_15_333971189.jpeg)

Open and wide  streets.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_11_333961420.jpeg)

We scheduled to fish tomorrow through this local tackle shop.   Great bunch of guys.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_10_333951274.jpeg)

Lots of hiking to do in the area.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_27_30.jpeg)

AND Jennifer and I enjoyed our FIRST IN-RESTAURANT dining since March 6 when we did the COVID-19 Hole up in our home.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_17_3337858.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_02_33371838.jpeg)

First nights sunset, we go fishing tomorrow.

Wayne









Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: El Pescador on September 13, 2020, 01:26:02 PM
Sunrise this morning.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_22_04_33373609.jpeg)

It is only 7 AM check out the area.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_20_33399468.jpeg)

Here is the boat we are fishing on for the day.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_21_33400182.jpeg)

We take off...

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_24_334012045.jpeg)

We put out the downriggers for Kokanee Salmon fishing.  We are fishing at the 65' - 80' level.  Using a small spinner with 2 kernels of canned corn.  That is it.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_27_02.jpeg)

I'm up first, small, butt we caught more and they were larger.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_26_33402590.jpeg)

My brother in law, Doug, with a nice fish.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_26_34.jpeg)

NOT Gary's Red Cooler but it worked!!!!

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_32_33404161.jpeg)

Doug doesn't eat fish, so I kept four, ask Dominick how they cooked up, he ended up with 2 of the fish.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_28_04.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_37_334062284.jpeg)

We then moved on to fishing and catching smallmouth bass, then pike in the afternoon.

We caught Pike fishing over these weed beds with large colorful spinners with big plastic skirts.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_45_334091953.jpeg)

Check out the local real estate!!!

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_31_30_334121291.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_31_28_334111823.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_31_34_334131807.jpeg)

Osprey Nest.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_56_01.jpeg)

Chad, you are going to like the price of gas - we did find it lower at 2.14/gal!!!!!

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_31_34_334132026.jpeg)

And you will need a chainsaw for sure!!!!   This looked like a popular brand.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_31_44_334171877.jpeg)

On a nearby lake, Hayden Lake, this was the home of Bing Crosby!!!!

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_31_23_334101199.jpeg)

We stopped by the Coeur d'Alene Resort for a dessert and cup of hot coffee.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_33_36.jpeg)

The local treat is called the Gooey Monster!!!!  And it tasted better than it sounds!!!!!

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_31_45_334172175.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_31_50_334191475.jpeg)

Chad you will enjoy your time here, it is also the home of Buck Knives.  There are LOTS of large name outdoor shops and local places as well.

Get out there do some fishing and post the heck out of your trips!!!!!

Wayne

























Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: mo65 on September 14, 2020, 02:59:45 AM
Wow, thanks for the education Wayne, I had no clue there was that much fishing going on in Idaho. Sounds like you're going to love it there Chad!


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: El Pescador on September 14, 2020, 07:41:51 AM
MO!!!!

Dominick texted me when we left San Mateo, asking if I was stopping in Klamath Falls, where Lee lives..

And I texted back, "Why?  is Lee buying me lunch!!!!" ;D

Kidding Lee, though we drive to & through Klamath Falls twice, both heading up and coming back, I travel like a Horse heading to the barn.  I just want to get there.  You can ask my wife!!!

Did fill up with gas in Klamath Falls each time, and thought well of you Lee even though I did not contact you.

Maybe next time????  BTW, The stretch of ground on Hwy. 97, between Weed, CA on I-5 all the way to the mightly Columbia River, is just a reel pretty piece of road.   Check it out yourself.

Wayne


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Rivverrat on September 14, 2020, 08:39:57 AM
 Idaho has some of the best rivers for boating & fishing...  30 some years ago, while launching my jet boat at the time in some river in Idaho,  a fella steps out of his truck while proclaiming,   " You boys are all gonna die "     

  Seems like every river town has its prophets of doom & damnation when it comes to floating or boating their local river. Some of the best made river boats in the world are made in the Lewiston area.


     OH !!   & God's Blessings on you & your family this new venture... Jeff


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: xjchad on September 14, 2020, 08:58:06 AM
WAYNE!!!
Thank you so much for the pictures and report on your trip! 
We will be there in less than 3 weeks, and we're so excited!
It's been crazy trying to get everything ready and I feel like I'm forgetting a lot, but I know it'll work out.
I'm most excited for our kids  ;D  The place we are renting has large yards and lots of forest around it for them to play.  I'm so thankful they will be able to grow up in this environment!
Our place is a few minutes out of the city in a bit more rural area, but still only 12 minutes from Costco   :) and 5 minutes from the lake  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/OzpFLRm.jpg)

Our place is the house on the right and I will set up my office/shop in the large garage on the left.  The apartment above the garage is occupied by a nice older lady that feeds the deer and turkey eveyday!

(https://i.imgur.com/iSk47JM.jpg)

There will a a lot to get used to (winter)  but I'm really excited for this next chapter!


Thank you all for all of your prayers, support, and well wishes!
I plan to have the reel stuff up and going again once I get my family and work settled.
I'll definitely post reports on our fishing and adventures!


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: El Pescador on September 14, 2020, 09:47:03 AM
Chad!!

We trolled right in front of the lake closest to your new home!!!!   Caught a few I might add!!!!

YOU and your family will very much enjoy this area, we sure did.

And Wild Turkeys abound in the area!!!

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_05_333931731.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/7588_13_09_20_1_23_05_33393440.jpeg)

Single birds, a few together or a flock of 15-40 birds.   These are the wild ones, not the Wild Turkey Liquor enjoyed by our own - the Great and Powerful Thorhammer!!!!!

My brother in law is building a home in the Hayden Lake area - English Point area to be exact, and I'll be there for a week of fishing each summer, hope to meet you and fish together while there.

Good luck on your move,

Wayne


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Donnyboat on September 14, 2020, 03:53:50 PM
Ay Wayne, Chad should be more relaxed, after your great report, very nice pics, love the osprey nest, flashest house over there ay, cheers Don.


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: steelfish on September 14, 2020, 04:10:15 PM
good luck in your new home Chad.

looking forward to see the pics of your new adventures on the river


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Dominick on September 14, 2020, 04:10:49 PM
Wild turkey meat dry...Wild Turkey 101, delicious...Dominick


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Cor on September 14, 2020, 09:11:47 PM
You should be a tourist promoter!   I sat here really enjoying your photos and looking forward to a holiday trip somewhere far far  away from city life!🚙

Had to use Google earth to see where it is but it looks just like somewhere we would love to be.


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: xjchad on September 28, 2020, 12:54:39 PM
Well the big move is upon us!
Today I'm packing up my office in CA.  Tomorrow I'll be picking up and loading the uhaul truck.  Wednesday morning we head out... EARLY!
I'll be driving the truck, followed by my wife, father-in-law, and kids in our van, followed by my parents in my car.  Hoping to do one long day of driving, stop for the night in northern Nevada, and another long day of driving to get to our house on Thursday evening.  Lots of Plan B's on standby though, gotta stay flexible  ;D
I probably won't be back on until next week, but I'll be thinking about you guys!


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: David Hall on September 28, 2020, 01:15:30 PM
drive safely and enjoy the ride.  cant wait to see pics once you have settled in.


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: alantani on September 28, 2020, 01:30:17 PM
safe travels!


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Crow on September 28, 2020, 01:42:24 PM
Good luck, Chad !


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Brewcrafter on September 28, 2020, 03:06:53 PM
Safe travels Chad, sounds like you have a modern day wagon train!  Look forward to hearing after you settle in. - john


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Swami805 on September 28, 2020, 04:28:14 PM
Safe travels Chad!,
 drove by your sharking beach yesterday,
 I'll bet they're glad to see you go.
Looks like a great place, so much to do right by your house you won't get any work done.
Best of luck in your new digs


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: foakes on September 28, 2020, 05:24:59 PM
If you are going up 395 to 80 or over a little further East up through Walker Lake -- to intersect 95 North.

Try to make Winnemucca your night stop -- anything North of there in Northern Nevada I do not recommend.

One time, we pushed it as far as McDermitt -- ended up at the "Diamond A" Motel at 9:00 PM.  Clerk came to the window in Pajamas, either drunk or high -- we got a room in the back.  This is the only place we have ever stayed where we layed a tarp across the bed -- then slept in our sleeping bags.  We would not use the bathroom -- or even touch anything in there.  We still laugh about this night.  And we are wilderness backpackers -- this place was beyond disgusting.  If we hadn't of been dead tired and not wanting to face the clerk again -- we would have just slept in the car.

However, a little further up the road is a small restaurant not to be ever missed.  The Old Basque Inn -- in Jordan Valley, Oregon.  Fantastic food, reasonably priced, great service.  5 stars!

Have a safe trip -- and Winnemucca has lots of good motels, food, and services -- then a straight shot up North.

Best wishes for a safe trip and touchdown, Chad.

Best, Fred


Title: Re: Absent the next few months
Post by: Jim Fujitani on October 01, 2020, 12:08:54 PM
Safe travels and good luck!!