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#11436001 - 02/24/16 10:49 AM Low Lip on the Nitro
Coach Jaywhy Offline

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 120
I knew it would get me eventually and it finally did this last Saturday at Squaw during the HS tournament. I swung the fish in, it popped off the hook and hit the deck. One little jump from it and there went my a-rig rod right into 10-15 ft of water! I tried to find it but the wind made it difficult to pinpoint where it went in. If anyone happened to come across an 8 ft heavy action veritas with an a rig tied on i would really appreciate getting it back.

Anybody else have a problem with the low lip on the deck of the Nitro? Is there any attachment that can be put on to help?

#11436093 - 02/24/16 11:13 AM Re: Low Lip on the Nitro [Re: Coach Jaywhy]
Corey C. Metroplex Insurance Offline
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Registered: 09/19/04
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Loc: Burleson
That sucks man... I often think about that, I'd been swimming for sure.
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#11436165 - 02/24/16 11:36 AM Re: Low Lip on the Nitro [Re: Coach Jaywhy]
DedShort Offline
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Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 2064
Loc: Decatur, TX
been there, its not fun
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#11436203 - 02/24/16 11:52 AM Re: Low Lip on the Nitro [Re: Coach Jaywhy]
Jaguar6 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/14
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Loc: Mesquite, TX
Yup... Fished out of a friends Z-7 in a tournament. Swung a fish in, took the fish off, opened the rod box to grab the ruler to make sure it was legal and heard a splash... Thought my partner had a fish too but when I looked I saw the tip of my rod go sinking down to the bottom... Only boat this has happened to me in... Was probably one of my best setups too.
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#11436808 - 02/24/16 03:38 PM Re: Low Lip on the Nitro [Re: Coach Jaywhy]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
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Loc: McKinney, TX
I'll be out there for the first time for the MBC tourney this weekend. Send cooirdinaates where you caught fish lost the rod. I'll drag, if I find it, I'll let you know!

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#11436856 - 02/24/16 03:49 PM Re: Low Lip on the Nitro [Re: Coach Jaywhy]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Skeeter is the same way you just learn not to open rod boxes with out making sure rods are out of way. Have had a couple buddies almost loose stuff because they didnt think about it.

#11436891 - 02/24/16 04:04 PM Re: Low Lip on the Nitro [Re: Coach Jaywhy]
BMCD Offline
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 4033
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Lost 1 when running in calm conditions. Knew I was taking a chance running with rod in the position it was in. I still like the low gun wall height. Just try to keep rods strapped in even when fishing.

#11436897 - 02/24/16 04:07 PM Re: Low Lip on the Nitro [Re: Coach Jaywhy]
swalker9513 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/02
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Originally Posted By: Coach Jaywhy
Is there any attachment that can be put on to help?

I think they're called rod straps.
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