It’ been a fairly quiet couple of months fishing here in down under, the weather has been a little cold making it comfortable for some nice days boating and catching up on maintenance, but the poor Barra don’t like it.
We have had 2 rounds of the Top End Barra Series since my last report, one in Darwin Harbour and one in Bynoe Harbour. Unfortunately I came just outside of the top 10 in the Darwin round but came back at Bynoe coming 5th. Overall I’m still holding onto 4th position with 128 points between me and fifth and 19 points to 3rd with 1 round to go. I even managed to get my photo on the score card for round 5.
Most of the harbour fishing is flats fishing, waiting for the tide to start withdrawing from the mangroves carrying the bait out of hiding, then casting up the snake drains as the tide rises and the fish are making for cover. Sometimes the water clarity was so clear that the fish were spooking from the shadow of the lure, well before the lures were getting anywhere near the water. This is where top quality bearings come in, casting very light soft plastic lures long distances, with minimal splash on heavy gear. Frustrating at times but extremely exciting watching a fish stalk your lure just before engulfing it and taking to the air fighting to dislodge it. The upgrades on my reels has defiantly helped me land several fish on a day where other people were struggling to land one.
I have just changed out the stock bearings in my Revo inshore LTD reels with the ABEC#5 Stainless bearings, removing the shield to clean and re-lube the bearing is a dream. Even as a “econo bearing” they have outperformed the stock ones by meters, anyone wanting a affordable stock replacement wouldn’t be disappointed.
The last round of the Barra Series is on this weekend, I’m hoping to better my position by 1 or 2 spots. Hopefully I’ll have some good news next week.
Tight Lines, Greg
Some pics of the winners for The End of Summer Slam at the Ohio R/C Factory.
The mountain tops here in Durango, CO are starting to turn white as the XC season is coming to a close. Which means I have an entire XC season of use on my Boca Bearing. My Boca Bearings have been put though the ringers this year. From 24 hour races in AZ Desert to 50 milers in the snow covered mountains of Leadville CO. And the largest test of the year - A 50 mile race in Prescott, AZ in 30 degree temperatures and pouring rain on a mostly crashed granite trail. Though all this my Boca Bearing have been flawless. At the beginning of the season I made the decision to replace all my standard bearing with Boca Bearing’s Yellow Seal Ceramic Bicycle Bearings. I used Boca’s “Bearing Applications” tool to find the correct replacement bearings for my Bottom Bracket, Derailleur Pulleys, Pedals, and Hubs. After a few break in miles I was blown away by how much smoother my bike had become. And after a full season of countless miles my Boca Bearing are still beyond smooth and seemly spin forever.
Boca Bearing’s combination of smoothness, reduced drag, and durability make it perfect for the mountain biker looking for every advantage to go faster!
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We will be wrapping up the RC racing season at Battleground Speedway in a couple of weeks and it has been an Awesome season. My Electric 8th scale L8ight model and 8th scale Nitro have been proving to be first place winners, so far, along with the 10th scale dominator. All my cars are equipped with Boca Bearings and I would not use anything else in my cars. Never had a problem with their performance. Thank you Boca for sponsoring me in the hobby I enjoy.
This quarter I have done some racing racing in 1/10 scale off-road , 1/8 scale off-road , 1/4 scale asphalt oval , and 1/10 scale dirt oval . Did some racing at Thunder Road in Moline , IL , Race Em R/C in Rockford , IL , Machesney Park Raceway in Machesney Park , IL , and Limestone Raceway in Limestone , IL . Mostly had some pretty descent finishes in “A” and “B” mains . This 2014/2015 indoor season I will mainly be concentrating on 1/10 scale dirt oval along with some 1/10 off-road . It was great representing Boca Bearings among my other sponsors and look forward to the future together . There are some pics attached from this past quarter .
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