Pete Collin

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About Pete Collin

  • Birthday 10/07/1968

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    Portageville, NY
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    woodworking, reading, photography, music, fly tying, rodbuilding, guitar playing
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  1. I was out a couple of weekends ago. Got 4 and lost 3, fishing about 5 hours midday. It was nice to get out.
  2. Finger Lakes Crayfish? Hello All, This winter I got intrigued by some videos put out by these guys on YouTube, who are avid crayfish enthusiasts. They live in the American southwest, and catch excellent numbers of big crayfish using traps (the kind that resemble minnow traps). The videos are entertaining, and the feasts they have look delicious. I have caught crayfish in the northeast to cook and eat, and found that they do taste good. I always wondered why eating crayfish is not a thing if you don't live in the south. Maybe it's because ours are smaller, or less plentiful, or our water quality is sometimes an issue. But I can think of a few places in NY where I have seen very big ones. That got me thinking about the Finger Lakes. Rocky bottoms, decent water quality. I could throw some traps out in the morning, go trolling or jigging for trout, and pick up my traps at the end of the day. I wonder if any of you have some idea of the population or size of the crayfish that live in the finger lakes? It could turn into another foodie adventure! Pete Collin
  3. Awesome, Mark! A few years ago, I got into making my own homemade flatfish plugs. it is so satisfying catching fish on my own stuff!
  4. I've tried both and find I prefer the right hand wind baitcasters. Funny, because when flyfishing, I can't stand cranking with my right. Crank a spinning rod with my left as well.
  5. Just a laker jigging video. I may do more in the future.
  6. Fly Tying - Making a Realistic Crayfish Hello All, I used to do tying demonstrations at Coleman's Fly Shop, and at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. It was a lot of fun. Here is a pattern of my own invention, giving you a tutorial of how to make this fairly complicated design.
  7. Bob, Do you know if your dad had a jungle cock neck? If so , could we discuss me buying just that?
  8. Great job Sean!
  9. Hello. I have several hunting leases left for sale including one new one. They are as follows: Town of Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County, NY - 64.9 acres, $973/year Town of Amity, Allegany County - 85.5 acres, $1,539/year Town of New Hudson, Allegany County, NY - 287 acres, $6325/year Town of Lyndon, Cattaraugus County, NY - 426 acres, $7,668/year. I am a consulting forester from Portageville, NY. All of these properties belong to a large dairy farm. If you are interested in looking at them, email me and I will send you a map. You can go look at your convenience, then contact me if you are interested in signing a lease. I will not field any phone calls until you have already gone to look at the property. The lease will be a signed agreement that will give you exclusive rights for one calendar year. You may not camp on the property. ATV use must be limited to setting up tree stands or retrieving downed game. These four are all I have at the moment. I will not have any more until next year. Contact me and you can have a lease in time for gun season!
  10. Can I buy just the jungle cock?
  11. It's funny - with other kinds of fishing, sundown can be a red hot time to be on the water. With trolling, I never did all that great at dusk.
  12. I have had guys pestering to sell me stuff on the stream and have found it rather annoying. Of course, if you are the only guy catching fish, there may be a bidding war for what fly you are using.
  13. I have two large hunting leases left. They are on the pricey side, but they are adjacent to and owned by a large dairy farm. The owners have chased away trespassers for the last 30 years, so nobody will dare interfere with your hunting there. Unlike the other hunting leases I sell, I have personally hunted these properties and know them to be full of deer and turkey. One of them also has a large swamp and has waterfowling opportunities as well. the ad can be seen here: Archery season is getting close! Pete Collin
  14. Nice job guys.
  15. Well Les you come across as a good guy. You'd probably make lots of friends on a message board no matter if it was fishing or stamp collecting! Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United