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Pete Collin

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  1. Hello All, Last week I worked inn a woods that had quite a few butternut, a tree that can be somewhat hard to find. Couldn't pass up that opportunity!
  2. Hello All, Anybody know why they took away the long gangplank at the Sandy Creek launch? I have been away a while. It is so much more congested at the ramp now because you can't move out of the way while you park! At least the fish were where they were supposed to be. They weren't in much of a mood to play but I jigged up a dandy 31 inches
  3. I made a couple of instructive videos about laker jigging, and have posted them here before. Just so you don't have to go searching, here they are:
  4. Hello All, When I was a kid I was told you can bring a fire extinguisher to the fire hall to get it recharged. (It came from an incident where a reckless chum lit a fire in a dumpster, and had to make amends by recharging the tank used to put it out!). Anyway, my 15 year old boat FE is showing low pressure. My local place doesn't do that. Do I need to buy an entire new extinguisher now? Seems wasteful.
  5. Is anybody else having trouble with the LOU phone app? Mine winks out and shuts off as soon as I open it.
  6. Nice job Tony! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I have a stack of books about guns and archery that are free to anybody that wants them.
  8. Hello All, Please let me know if I'm out of line putting these forestry videos here. Just figured hunters who own their own land might find these interesting.
  9. Thanks everyone for your replies. I wound up ordering socks from Darn Tough. Two kinds - the Hike/Trek and the Tactical. Turns out the Tactical are the ones I am looking for - very thick and cushioney. Also, they are the only sock company that makes very big sizes (I am a 15). It's hard to order clothes online when you can't hold them in your hand to judge the feel and materials.
  10. This may seem like an obscure topic, but it is important to me. Do any of you have favorite socks for doing lots of walking in the woods? I work outside, with lots of walking. for years the absolute best socks in the world were Bass Pro Shops' Red Head brand. They are thick, but soft. I wore them summer and winter because they cushion your feet and prevent blisters. Before they came around I would often double up on socks for a day in the woods, which makes you go through your sock drawer quickly. I am ready to order another batch, and I noticed that the RedHead socks didn't get good ratings on Cabela's own web page. Turns out, like everything else, people complained that they cheapened the manufacturing process, and the ones they sell today aren't as good. So what other socks out there are worth getting for long days of walking off-trail?
  11. Hello All, I just signed up to be a test subject for a vaccine that is being developed for Lyme disease. This is something I think about all the time, because I work outdoors and pull at least a couple of ticks out of myself every season. They still would like volunteers, so I will post the info for anybody who wants to sign up. Brief details: it is 18 months long, you go in once every couple of months to get a shot, they do pay you $800 for your involvement. There is a 1/3 chance the shot you get is a placebo. This is phase 2 of the clinical trials. I figured hunters and anybody whose job places them at a higher risk for Lyme should be interested in this. Rochester Clinical Research, Inc 500 Helendale Road, Suite L20 Rochester, NY 14609 Phone: 585-288-0890 FAX: 585-288-0893 Website: www.rcrclinical.com
  12. Angler lands near-record crappie hours after COVID-19 vaccination (msn.com)
  13. Yes, I made the fly and video. I was too busy to dig out my trolling fly box and photograph them, so I posted this!
  14. Just to add to this thread, here is how I tie one of my favorite trolling flies, should anyone care to try their hand at making trolling flies.
  15. Long Time Fisherman, Let me know if you can't find any source of trolling flies. I don't tie them to sell, because I was never fast enough to make any money at it. But I offer them to guys who invite me on their boat.
  16. https://fiddleheadfocus.com/2017/04/25/sports/sh-mainelyoutdoorscol-17-17/ Long Time Fisherman, here is a link that shows the kind of flies I use. I tie my own. You'd have to mail order them from places in Maine or New Hampshire.
  17. Yes I use small spin doctors with New England style tandem hooked trolling flies. Have caught all salmonids that way. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. I live in the middle of my village and it's hard to grow anything on my lawn! Deer are voracious, and they know where they're safe during hunting season!
  19. With each video, I'm whittling away at New York's tree species. Our forests are pretty diverse!
  20. I go with the fluorocarbon fuse. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. Hello All, Forgive me for the off topic video. But I had a very unusual summer, and, among other things, I got some good aerial shots of the Finger Lakes!
  22. Here's a video somebody did back in 2009 on Keuka.
  23. I put up a video once before showing the tackle, tactics, and you can see me catch one in real time. The only difference between LO and the finger lakes is that in the fingers, cranking the jig really fast back to the boat will get strikes, not so in the big lake. Here's a link:
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