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Old 11-23-2006, 05:25 PM
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One thing to remember with the VHF is that it is line of sight. That means the longer the antenna the better your range. I would agree with Bob in that a folding ratchet mount is the way to go for us fly guys. Since you don't have a grab rail going over your console you probably don't have enough room to get a 4' to fold completely down but you could probably get enough of an angle to keep it out of the way when not in use. Most of the reasearch I did said the 4' model from digital was the way to go and I have been pretty happy with the range. I have to admit that it hasn't been the issue I thought it would be when casting with it up. And it does provide a bit of a safety divider for two fly casters in windy conditions. No need to hook your partner in the cheek .

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