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  1. I had to do a couple roller replacements on a 19' runabout i/o on a Caukins trailer once. I did it my driveway and never moved the boat or trailer. All I did was use a floor jack with a block of wood on the chime on one side and raise the boat a couple inches off the roller enough to pull the old roller off and install the new one. Just do it one roller bank at a time. You may need two floor jacks spaced out on one side depending which rollers you need to change.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Thanks MXZ. That is exactly what I was looking for.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. I know what you mean stix about being covid bored. You just have to improvise some days.
  16. kempie, If you really want to get the most enjoyment of fishing you should make your own lures. Here is a link to get you started making trolling flies. You don't have to make a big investment and you don't need anymore than the basics to catch some pretty nice fish on the flies you make. Once you catch your first fish on a fly you make you'll be HOOKED http://www.lakemichiganangler.com/tips/making_flys_directions.htm The best part of making your own flies is that you can make them quickly as the conditions change and the fly pattern change along with them. They only take about 10 minutes to make and even less time once you get the hang of it. You read a fishing report on Friday, you make the pattern Friday evening for Saturday's fishing trip.
  17. Not to booger up the topic but just want to throw this at ya. The best line to use is the one that you have confidence in. How shy do the think a fish is when it’s hitting a fly 20" +/- behind a 8" dodger or flasher. If the fish doesn’t hit it’s probably has more to do with the action, speed, color than the line between the dodger/flasher and fly. I’ve been making my own flies for more than twenty years and to be honest catch enough fish with my home-mades to satisfy most fishermen. So what line do I use? Ande 50# clear exclusively since the mid 90's. I buy it in 250 yd (1/4 lb) spools and never had a break-off. I have complete confidence in it. Disclaimer: I only fish the fingers so this may not apply to big waters. Also I’m bored and killing time till the end of March. Tight lines
  18. Looks like it may get a little skinnier https://www.canals.ny.gov/waterlevels/netdata/cayuga-levels.pdf
  19. I don't know what DEC's plans or schedules are. What cleaned up Cayuga was a successful treatment. At that time Cayuga was out of control and Seneca wasn't experiencing any major lamprey issues. The window to treat is the same for both lakes but that doesn't mean that both are scheduled.
  20. One successful treatment will wipe out five years of larvae. That is why Cayuga is cleaned up for now. They'll be back in full force unless the tribs are treated again before they get out of control.
  21. To bad NYS doesn't allow trapping and selling the eels. The Asians would jump all over that. The adult eels that do all the harm would have a bounty on their head. Also it would replace smelt fishing in the finger lakes
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