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  • Birthday 09/11/1955

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    fishing, youth sports, skiing
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    Joan Marie
  1. Nick Sign me up for both events again this year. Glad to see plans progressing, I was a little concerned if you were going to able to pull it off this year with the flooding and all that Arney's is dealing with. Hopefully the water level goes down below flood stage soon. If there is anything I can help with please let me know. Roy
  2. A-TOM-MIK is now selling cut herring: Great Lake Tackle has it also:
  3. Angler's Avenue has it, even sells it all set up on pre-spooled reels or you could order direct from Torpedo Divers
  4. Another option would be to use rubber band(s) half hitched a couple times around your braid and then put the rubber band into the blacks release. Depending on how tight you have the release set either the release will trip or the rubber band(s) will break.
  5. I have a T9.9 on a Penn Yan 255 Intruder and it does the job in most conditions. As long as you get a "Hi thrust" motor I don't think it would make much difference if it is 9.9 or 15 hp. I would suggest going with a extra long (25") shaft to keep the prop in the water, a long shaft (20") will work but will probably ventilate once in awhile when the waves pick up.
  6. A Sealine 47 size reel will hold 280 yds of 20lb test, maybe 180 yds of 30lb A 300 yd spool of 30lb Sea Flee or 30lb Big Game fits nicely on a 57 with just enough room for a leader and 3 colors of leadcore to make a SWR From website: LINE COUNTER REELS WITH COUNTER BALANCED HANDLE Model Number Action FW / SW Bearings Gear Ratio Line Per Handle Turn Wt. (oz.) Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards) Drag Max SG27LC3B H / L 3BB 4.2:1 24.4" 16.2 MONO: 12/450, 14/30, 20/210 BRAID: 40/300, 50/240 15.4 SG47LC3B XH / M 3BB 4.2:1 24.4" 17.5 MONO: 14/480, 20/280, 25/230 BRAID: 40/480, 50/380 15.4 LINE COUNTER REELS WITH POWER HANDLE Model Number Action FW / SW Bearings Gear Ratio Line Per Handle Turn Wt. (oz.) Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards) Drag Max SG57LC3B XXH / H 3BB 6.1:1 42.9" 19.6 MONO: 20/580, 25/430, 30/330 BRAID: 40/830, 50/650, 60/550 20 Like Les, I prefer the smaller size 47 reels and use them on my riggers with 20lb test until the fleas show up then I start using the 57's with 30lb. I hate fleas!
  7. The 57 works great for a rigger with 30lb test. I run 2 of them during flea season. A 47 is perfect for 20lb test and a 27 works for 12-15lb. I like having 300 yards of line, just in case Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. Here's another option to look at:
  9. One more:
  10. In NY and Pa the widest load you can trailer legally without a permit is 8'6". With a permit you are restricted to daylight hours and no weekends. A lot of guys just take the chance and go without a permit and usually have no problems, unless you're involved in an accident. It's hard to find a boat larger than 26' that doesn't have a beam width over 8'6". I was in the same place you're at several years ago, had a 21' center console that I trailered up every time. Worked fine for 2-3 people but 3 footers were the max and there were many days we didn't go out. Plus there was the extra fuel and time pulling the boat 4 hours and a few flat tires. It was nice to bring everything home each time so you knew where it was and could use it at other places. Main reasons for wanting a bigger boat were room for 4+, safety on LO just in case, ability to handle 3-4 footers, protection from the weather and leaving it up there. Still wanted the option of trailering to different ports and to bring her home for the winter so I ended up with a 25' Penn Yan 255 Intruder. Because my schedule doesn't allow me to go every weekend I decided to dry dock her at a marina for now and just launch when I get there but I think about just getting a slip every year. So far this has worked out great other than my wife thinking I'm nuts to have 2 boats. I did gain some points with her when we got caught in a squall offshore which would have been real nasty in my 21 footer. Financially it is probably the worst decision I've ever made in my life but I still think it's a good investment for many reasons. The costs go up considerably when you make the next step up to a 28+ footer.
  11. Daiwa DXT Roller Rods? For years I've been using Heartlands with a Twili tip for my wire divers and always wondered if roller rods are worth trying? Now I am looking at a couple 8'6" Daiwa DXT 's For guys that already made the switch to roller rods what do you think about these rods now? pros and cons compared to using twili tips? Thanks
  12. I wouldn't use anything lighter than 50lb power pro for backing and I would rather just go with 1000' of wire. 1- if you cut back or "lose" any of your wire 500' won't be enough so you end up replacing it all 2- if your backing breaks or knot fails you lose all your wire, a dipsy, a paddle and a fly - ouch! 3- do you really want to worry about the backing and the knot when you have "that fish" on? 4- how much are you really going to save between 1000' of wire and braid backing anyway? Pay me now or pay me later, just one man's opinion
  13. Why not tie up some of your own using barbless hooks? Fish Doctor Charters has a good tutorial video for tying a tournament tie leader
  14. If you do mount it in the pedestal you may want to put a tether on it to hold it down in the pedestal mount The mast can have a tendency to wiggle upwards and can pop right out of the pedestal mount if you don't keep an eye on it.
  15. Fish USA has it in 4 different flavors: Torpedo, Malin, Mason or AFW Take your pick