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    Saratoga County, NY
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    Walleye fishing, deer hunting, insurance.

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  1. Laker - jigging sonar

    That's what I do. I have the Minn Kota powerdrive on the bow with the universal sonar and run my FL-18 through that with the adapter cord. Just like ice fishing in the boat and good down to 200'.
  2. DIY Worm Harness Questions

    You also will learn to master the snell knot to tie your own rigs and if you're bottom bouncing in zebra mussel waters you want to keep checking the line near and between your hooks for nicks. I bottom bounce a lot in lakes with zebras and will usually have to break apart rigs at the end of the day and retie the components on a fresh setup due to damage. It sucks breaking off a nice eye that's on the trailing hook because you're line is nicked and if you hang up a rig on rock check the hook points for rolling. Lost a few eyes that way also. I usually use Gammy or VMC octopus hooks.
  3. DIY Worm Harness Questions

    Have fun. Always fun to catch fish on something you made just like flies or jigs. The big thing you'll find is how picky the fish can be on certain color blades and with the quick change clevis's you can switch the other rigs out to that blade color in a hurry.
  4. Time to slow down and think

    Your story is all too common and brings to mind another important thing people don't think about enough when it comes to their own health and mortality and that's protecting your family with adequate life insurance. One of my biggest challenges as an insurance agent over the last 25 years is getting people(usually younger men) to see the value in life insurance to protect their family if something happens. So many people think it won't happen to them, don't make the right plans and leave their wife and kids or husband and kids holding the bag with a mortgage and no income on the heels of major loss. Once you have and luckily survive a medical event like you just went through you can't get coverage and that's a lesson learned the hard way for many. Good luck to you and hopefully you can get some fishing in this summer under the right circumstances.
  5. DIY Worm Harness Questions

    I tie lots of spinner rigs and my new favorite place for supplies is Really nice selection of components and blades. Totally agree on the plastic quick change clevis and they make bigger and smaller ones depending on what size blades you use.
  6. 2017 Hunting Photo Contest- Winners!

    Yeah that deer used to hang around my food plot quite a bit and was always easy to identify for that reason.
  7. Legacy- 2017 Deer Season

    Congratulations GAMBLER. Some great memories there.
  8. Legacy- 2017 Deer Season

    That's the craziest hunting spot I guess you'd have to be there but it looks like if you moved and slipped just a foot forward your family would be cashing in your life insurance policies
  9. Wife wins again.

    Wow that's a monster. Congratulations to the Mrs. The best I can do is get my wife to help me track as I'm somewhat colorblind.
  10. Legacy- 2017 Deer Season

    Nice job on the late season deer everybody. I filled a tag Friday afternoon as it's getting late and a 15 yard shot was too hard to pass up. My dog gets just as excited as me when I bring one home from out back in the ole jet sled.
  11. 2017 Hunting Photo Contest- Winners!

    FWIW I'm basing that on 3 years of pictures. In 2015 he had similar rack size and the same drop off the right beam every year. He was at least a 3 1/2 year old then as a 2 1/2 year old around here wouldn't have that kind of rack.
  12. 2017 Hunting Photo Contest- Winners!

    The 6 1/2 or 7 1/2 year old droptine buck I've been hunting for 3 years and still have never seen in person. Only 2 daytime trail cam pictures ever and he walked through my foodplot on the 9th this year while I was at work. I think he called my office to see if I was there before he came through
  13. Muzzleloader question

    I just take the primer out and keep the gun in my unheated garage. With blackhorn powder there's no reason to unload as it goes boom just the same after being loaded for 10 days as it does after being loaded for 10 minutes. I've tried this for 2 years in a row as a test because I always thought I might have to unload an recharge during the season but not a problem.
  14. Muzzleloader question

    Blackhorn 209 is where it's at. The key is to make sure you use a magnum shotshell primer with that powder.