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  1. Thanks for the link relaxer. I checked them out and they didn't have the dodgers, just the flashers (Inticer). On another note a fellow LOU member was gracious enough to gift me ten 8" Opti-Dodgers.
  2. You guys bailed me out on a spoon ID a couple weeks ago so now I'm looking for some 8" Opti-Dodgers. Seems that Opti went out of business and I was wondering if anyone knows if another company has their die to stamp out the 8" dodger and is making them. I'd like to get my hands on a few if they are around and don't care about color. I'll just color them up the way I like them anyway.
  3. I think a redesign is needed. Great reel but the line counter is the only reason I don't have more of them. It's in the worst possible place for me. Whoever signed off on the design didn't use the reel . IMO
  4. Thanks MXZ. That is exactly what I was looking for.
  5. Thanks guys. Good info. The spoon was resurrected out of my stuff after hiding a long time. Back about fifteen years ago "Musky Joe" gave it to me when I was at the North East Sportsman Show in Harrisburg PA.
  6. Can anyone ID this spoon. This one looks like a monkey puke pattern and only painted on the top. Would also like to know who makes this blank or where I could get it. It is 2 3/8" and 13/16" wide, plus split ring and hook.
  7. If you are going to spool a couple reels the easiest way to get a full spool on all is to first spool one of the reels with 1000' wire then top load the backer until it fills the spool. Now attach the backer to the other reel and wind it all on paying attention to the amount of backer so you'll know how much backer to start with on the other spool(s).
  8. I bought it in hast in October because my boat cover ripped and I wanted a cover for dust while it was in winter storage and then to use while the boat is at my house during the season. The cover is as brand new as it gets and was only on my boat while it was in a garage during the winter. I have a 19' Arima HT and bought one size up so it would cover the outboards. Well the cover is way to big for my boat and can't return it now (my bad). It is a heavy duty 1200 denier fabric, not the cheaper 300 & 600 denier ones. I paid $380.60 in October from Amazon. Asking $220.00. Pick up in the Binghamton, NY area only. This is the cover in Grey https://www.amazon.com/Budge-Denier-Cover-T-Top-B-1221-X6/dp/B00KG12ODO/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=Budge+B-1221-X6+Gray+20'-22'+Long+(Beam+Width+Up+to+106")+Boat+Cover&qid=1616351996&sr=8-5 Picture is boat cover on my boat while in storage.
  9. I did a search here and couldn't find anything about the Octopus, Hydraulic Steering Fluid. I going to be purging and refilling my Baystar steering and was wondering if any of you have used this stuff ? I have a Raymarine EV-150 autopilot installed also so I'll be using a couple quarts of oil to do the purging. Seen as it's made for marine use autopilots I thought that it would be a cheaper alternative ($33.00 gallon on Amazon) to the Baystar fluid at $25.00 a quart.
  10. Good topic. The short version is whatever lure you choose they will have good days (or time of day) and bad days. If you are running through fish and not getting hit change something. Spin & Glows definitely have their place in your tacklebox. I like to make my own and use both, with and without a skirt. They generally produce lake trout but you'll occasionally get salmon and rainbows also. My leads behind a 8" dodger is 31". This rainbow was caught Oct 3rd, 2020
  11. I have a 8' antenna and lay it down for trailering. Works real good and easy sneezy. I've have one of these on my boat for 19 years now and still going strong. https://www.amazon.com/Nylon-Ratchet-Style-Antenna-Mount/dp/B0000BXA8D/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=ratchet+style+antenna+mount&qid=1614949047&sr=8-3
  12. I agree. How many guys can say they got a grand slam on the last day of February. A tip of the hat to Doc and crew.
  13. I use one of these ratchet style mounts. Makes it easy to raise and lower for trailering. I am still using the same mount that I installed 19 years ago and trailer my boat about 25 times a year.
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