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Pete Collin

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  1. That ad I show at the beginning of the video is the one you're talking about! Here is one of my favorite stories of his: Mark had plans to meet some friends to go down to the river and fish together. He got impatient waiting for them at his house, so he left them a note letting them know he would be down on the water. Mark wanted them to know that the day before, the fishing was amazing and he had caught a jillion. His way of doing that was that his note included a signed confession to mass murder. Now, here is the thing that could ONLY happen to Mark. The police had found a dead body in the river, and just so happened to be knocking on doors asking if anybody in the neighborhood had seen anything. That's when they happened across his note! The cops waited around, and when Mark's wife came home from work, they were very terse with her, asking if everything was ok at home. His wife noticed they were acting strangely and asked what they were getting at. That's when they showed her the signed confession to mass murder - and she burst out laughing!
  2. I used to practically live on the OO in the spring and fall from the late 90s to about 10 years ago. The increased crowds and diminished runs of fish have kept me away. In the old days, when the fishing was no good you'd go hang out with Mark and see what kind of outrageous stories he'd have.
  3. Hello All, I did another fly tying video. new camera, had to try it out. Wanted to commemorate an old friend who has been gone for 14 years now.
  4. Deer Hunting on Horseback Hello All, I have a young friend who has made a YouTube channel for his hunting adventures. I have known Louis' family for years - he was just a little tyke when I first met him. Well he has been hunting hard as long as he could hoist a gun or bow, and already has a huge amount of experience. I just watched one of his videos and am impressed at how professional a job he did. Here is a link - have a look and you will likely be very entertained!
  5. Hunting Leases- WNY Hello. I have posted these two large hunting leases in the past. The landowner has come down substantially in price, so I am relisting. Both are on the Cattaraugus/Allegany County line. One is in the Town of New Hudson, 287.5 acres of field, woods, and hills. Good crop of oak timber to supply food for deer and turkey. $5,060 per year for exclusive hunting rights for all game seasons. The second is in the Town of Lyndon, Cattaraugus County, NY. 426 acres. It has an excellent swampland for waterfowl hunting, as well as cropland, and wooded hills. There is also a good deal of oak timber that would supply acorns for the game. There is a derelict cabin on the property - I haven't seen it in a while. Let me know if you would want to make use of it. $6,390 per year for all game animals. You may have as many hunters on the lease as you like, but all hunters must sign the lease. Only commercially made tree stands may be used. ATVs may be used only for deployment of tree stands or retrieval of downed game. If interested, email me and I will send you maps. You can go at your convenience to have a look, and only then will I take your call to discuss a signed agreement. First party to come through with a check and signature will get it - I can not hold it for anybody. I am a professional forester. These are the only leases I have available. My website is at: www.pcforestry.com
  6. Mike, nice to see you out there again! Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  7. Did the Atlantic give you any jumps? they are known for that.
  8. Mark, thanks for the info! I put that same article on a Utah fishing message board and got some chatter. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  9. First time I heard of the superstition was in a Pat McManus story called The Claw of the Sea Puss. He had such a bad experience on a charter boat that he mutinied by eating a banana. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  10. Fly Tying Video Hello All, I did a vid of my favorite mayfly hatch.
  11. I made one for my own business. It has carved lettering.
  12. Asian Carp 9 miles from Lake Michigan https://www.yahoo.com/news/invasive-asian-carp-found-near-162635705.html
  13. Tree ID Video - Understory Species I made another tree ID video for my website. This time we go over the smaller, lesser-known species that live in the understory of a woods. Maybe some of you hunters will find this interesting.
  14. Trolling Under Anchor A short little video taken from last year. I went out on a flat calm day to discover that the lake wasn't quite so placid after all.
  15. I have posted plenty before, but usually don't bother unless I have a good story to tell. This year I'm afraid all my stories will be about work and building a new garage. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  16. HUNTING LEASES - WNY Hello. I have three hunting leases available for the upcoming seasons. 1. Town of Lyndon, Cattaraugus County, NY. 426 acres. Has some cropland, a cattail swamp, and high hills with oak timber growing at the top. Cabin on property that is in poor condition, but you may use. $8,000/year 2. Town of New Hudson, Allegany County, NY 287.5 acres. Some cropland, some swamp and high hills with hardwoods growing on it. $6,325/year 3. Town of Amity/Angelica, Allegany County, NY 85.5 acres. Stream, brush, cropland, and hardwoods. $1,539/year I am a consulting forester, and these leases are for a client of mine (a dairy farm). These leases are all I have available. Because I don't earn much by doing these leases, I have a streamlined process in which I do them: Email me for which lease you are interested in. I will send you a map, and you go look at it at your convenience. If you like what you see, you can write or phone me and I will get you a lease agreement. I can't hold the lease for anybody until you come to look at it or come up with the money. So many people look at a lease before they buy, that it is a race to the finish line for your signature and check. Sign the lease, send a check, and you are signed up for a 12 month contract. the lease comes with the following stipulations: You have exclusive hunting rights for all game animals. You have first refusal if you wish to renew your lease. No use of ATVs other than to deploy tree stands or retrieve downed game. Only commercially available tree stands allowed. NO nails in trees, or cutting of shooting lanes. No camping on property (other than the one with the cabin) You can have as many people hunt on property as you wish, but all hunters must sign lease. Please do not phone me until you have emailed, and seen a property that you want to hunt. I just do not have the time to take your phone call until you are serious about buying a lease. I will give you all of the provenance you need to assure yourself that I have the authority to sell these leases for my client. My website is at: www.pcforestry.com and you may write me at [email protected]
  17. I was out a couple of weekends ago. Got 4 and lost 3, fishing about 5 hours midday. It was nice to get out.
  18. 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
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. Just a laker jigging video. I may do more in the future.
  22. 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.
  23. Bob, Do you know if your dad had a jungle cock neck? If so , could we discuss me buying just that?
  24. 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! www.pcforestry.com
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