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  1. TroutRinger

    SOLD Jackson Coosa HD

    Bump. If you live in KC, STL, or Springfield, I can meet you halfway this weekend.
  2. TroutRinger

    Eleven Point Everything

    Can’t argue with that. I still need to get on the upper JF. I’ve floated the Current from Williams Landing to Two Rivers, and that is the only other place I’ve seen that is “somewhat” comparable to the lower Buffalo for scenery. Buffalo rules all though.
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    Eleven Point Everything

    What your top 3?
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    SOLD Jackson Coosa HD

    Bump. Will be in Springfield/Nixa area October 27 and 28. Can meet there or anywhere between there and Columbia.
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    Eleven Point Everything

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    SOLD Jackson Coosa HD

    Bought this lightly used several weeks ago. I Iiked it so much that I decided to do something that I almost never do...splurge. I just bought a brand new one so this is up for grabs. This boat was only been used on a small neighborhood lake so hull is in great shape. Comes with track mount rod holder, seatback pouch, load flag, thermarest lumbar support, and center hatch. $1,125. Pretty firm on price. Will include a matching 250cm paddle. Located in Columbia. Will be in Springfield the weekend of October 27 and can meet anywhere between here and there that weekend. Prefer text 314-779-5323
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    where to put in a kayak?

    You can kayak at the dam boat ramp if they aren’t generating. Search this forum a bit. A couple people have talked about different kayak trips.
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    SOLD Predator MX Kayak

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    Never knew it was here!?!?

    My uncle and I used to hit it once a year for crappie and usually caught limits. That was 15-20 years ago. Said to hear it’s gone downhill.
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    SOLD Predator MX Kayak

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    SOLD Predator MX Kayak

    Here are my observations after using the Coosa HD and Predator MX side by side. Seat and Comfort: HD seat with the thermarest lumbar support is more comfortable. Both are very good. HD seat comes out, which is nice for transportation and camping. Storage under MX seat is better. MX foot pedals are more comfortable but the adjustment tabs have also caught on things in the past. Winner: Coosa Rod Storage: Neither company has really mastered the horizontal rod storage concept. The HDs rod tip protectors are much better and the location where the rod butt sits is more out of the way. The MX strap system is easier to use. The rod tubes in the Coosa angle straight back and lower which is less likely to snag limbs, but could get in the way with a lot of camping gear in the back. All the gear tracks make HD much more customizable. Winner: Coosa Paddling: I’m not sure I noticed a difference. Maybe if I loaded 100# of gear one would stand out. Winner: Draw Storage: HD front storage is larger and the bigger opening is nice. The rear hatch can hold a good amount of gear too. The MX can store a lot more behind the seat. Both designs have compromises. Winner: Draw Maneuverability: Like with paddling, I did not notice much of a difference. Maybe an ever so slight advantage to the Coosa with the seat in the rear position. Too close to call. Winner: Draw Stability and Standing: I can put all my weight on one foot it both boats without tipping. The HD seems to give a bit less. The padded deck is WAY better when bare foot. The MX deck is more rigid. Winner: Coosa by a hair Transport: MX has better handles on the front/back (both molded) and sides. I can carry the Predator with the rigid side handles a lot easier than with the soft(ish) HD handles. Both are heavy. The non-removable MX seat has gotten in the way at times but I have always been able to figure something out. Winner: MX Conclusion: The two boats are very comparable. If I was buying them new, I don’t think I could justify the extra $500 for the Coosa HD, especially when Old Town has a lifetime hull warranty. Bottom line, the Predator MX is a better value
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    SOLD Predator MX Kayak

    Awesome kayak for fishing Ozark streams and lakes. It is used but in nearly new shape. Less than 50 miles under the hull. These are about $1,400 new once you pay tax or shipping. Also have an Ascend 250cm kayak paddle that I will include at full price. $900. Located in Columbia Text 314-779-5323 Manufacturer Description: The Old Town Predator MX Kayak is the ultimate kayak for sportsmen delivering a perfect platform for fishing and on-water sporting. The Predator MX, or Mixed Water, features a slightly more rounded hull, designed for moving water conditions such as rivers without sacrificing the Predator's class leading stability and performance. The versatile Element seating system gives you that stability while seated, yet can be quickly flipped out of the way for poling, sighting and casting. The Predator MX also features a spacious Exo-Ridge deck providing the perfect standing platform, room for extra gear or a furry companion. The side-mounted paddle storage, dual tackle holders, dual-tip rod holders at the bow, side-mounted retainer bungees, molded paddle rest, removable mounting plates, and a large bow hatch with the Click Seal cover make this the ultimate fishing kayak. • Element seating system designed specifically for the angler • Performance crafted Tri-Hull offers superior stability and tracking • Slip resistant exo-ridge deck and exo-ridge tank well • Features dual-tip rod holders, rod retainer bungees, paddle storage, tackle holders, Exo-Ridge deck and tank well, and molded paddle rest
  13. TroutRinger

    Starting A Survival Guide Site

    Always interested in this subject. Will pin the sight and check it out.
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    Big and Small We Like 'Em All!

    Ditto. I like the forest camo way better than mine but I was buying used.
  15. TroutRinger

    Osage River Magic

    Awesome fish! I live in Columbia and am at the lake all the time but for some reason never make it on the Osage. When you took the kayaks out, what accesses did you use?

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