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  1. Prices are in the attachment. Medium body is $14.95 and blades are $2.50 each. For $20 I’ll let somebody else give them a try - I’ve got way to much stuff already LOL
  2. Seems to have a different flash. Think you would need to rig and let out carefully especially off a rigger. Agree with Hard Knox that a fly would need something like their action disc to get movement. This might not pull hard especially compared to a big flasher. The stores in Washington have big selections of flashers in style and size with a complete aisle taken up. Spoons on the other hand will be just a small section. Meat is big out there. Thinking this flasher could be interesting off a copper with a spoon.
  3. Looks like the “Smart Fish Flasher” shows as discontinued on Dreamweaver site. You may try EBay or some of the shops for old stock. Angler’s Avenue and Fish USA could be good places to check. I’ve seen them but never ran any. Hope you find what you want.
  4. Selling the following: Pair of Cabela's Depth Master 9' Dipsey Rods Model DM-DD-90M for $30.00 for the pair of rods. Good condition only used with braid. Okuma Classic Pro Downrigger rod CPDR-86M like new $15.00 Any freight at Buyers expense Pair of Cannon Low Profile Swivel Bases in good condition-$100.00 for the pair. Any freight at Buyers expense Located Ashvillle, NY Willing to arrange for pickup in WNY as I'm in Rochester/Buffalo occasionally.
  5. Lake Erie United has a Hot Spot Map feature that gives you depth contours and harbor details. Many of the same people that are on LOU use LEU as well. In 2017 LEU had pretty up to date info on fishing around Dunkirk. LEU is a newer site, but it is likely to grow in popularity.
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    Leadcore line

    Use braid for backing-mono takes up too much room and has stretch problem. Braid costs a bit more, but lasts longer. I have quite a few SG57LC3 - paid around $100 or less for them on sale. Seagate are close to that. IMO the place to put your money is in the reel- you can use a lower price rod for leadcore. The more expensive reels have better drags and more ball bearings. Smooth drags are critical especially if you fish Lake Ontario. Good reels last for years.
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    Leadcore line

    47 size reel too small for 10 color. Also a high speed reel makes a big difference as well. I use Saltist 50LC's with Tuffline Microlead and have been happy with that combo. The Daiwa Seagate series would give high speed and capacity. Reel with 330 to 350 yd 30lb capacity will handle it. I ran Penn 330's for years on 10 colors and only downside was the low retrieve ratio. I like a linecounter to repeat setback but counting passes on a non linecounter gets you close.
  8. I have a 9.9 Yamaha on my Proline 25 Walk and it has plenty of power. The only issue I have is the 6 amp alternator (rated @ wot) doesn't keep up on battery charge especially when fishing deep riggers. When I update I'll look for higher rated alternator which might mean going to 15hp. Seems high speed riggers draw more juice than the old slow riggers.
  9. Adventure Marine has a good one. I have been real happy with mine. Powder coated with a plastic insert for kicker to attach to.
  10. IMO the presentation will be effected more by what you run on the end of the copper/lead. Light spoon like a DW Super slim will run like it is on lead. A big Mag spoon or flasher fly will run more like it is on straight copper. The main reason I've added lead to copper was to speed up getting short coppers set on boards when running a light spoon. Fixes a speed issue/deployment thing for me more than a presentation advantage. Under certain conditions the hybrids do perform well-more of an early season setup.
  11. If you are new to copper I would say just run copper and get comfortable with it. On long coppers I wouldn't add lead. Only place I used it was on short coppers running off boards and I felt I could get the copper deployed quicker with a little lead on the front- fishing high with multiple lines. To me the copper/lead setup is a special application setup. For somebody working on their spread I'd focus on more basic stuff first.
  12. I have used an Albright knot and would leave enough copper to haywire twist the end. Then I would coat copper end with liquid rubber to finish. Couple colors of leadcore helps the copper deploy easier also think you still get leadcore movement especially with spoons.
  13. X2 on issue's with Coldwater Tackle. Was shorted on a couple backordered/drop ship items. Got one email response then no further contact. I had done a "trial" order so I don' plan to go back after getting stiffed.
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    Dunkirk Sunday

    It's a three day event-started Friday so it wraps up Sunday early afternoon. Think it's a 100 boat field so ramp could be busy. Shouldn't be hard to see where guys are if they get out.
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    Dunkirk Sunday

    FYI that the Con Club Tournament wraps up Sunday 8/6 in Dunkirk. If lake is fisheable the ramp will probably be busy. Couple that with the unsettled weather and it might be wise to look at an alternate date/other port. Fishing has been good-lots of short fish to sort through-when you can get out.
  16. Sounds like you might have a setup issue. Do you have adjustment end oriented up? Are you just putting about 3/4 of a wrap into release? I've used Walkers for years and can set light to heavy. Don't give up-keep working with them and you'll sort it out.
  17. I made some tweaks to my HDS Gen 2 touch from info that I got from a Lance Valentine/Walleye 101 DVD. It seems to have helped greatly in the performance. One of the steps is to select a transducer-the default is a generic transducer. DVD was less than $30 and was easier than trying to read the manual.
  18. Put 30lb Big Game with 20lb fluoro leader on your rigger rods so you are safe with fleas. Run wire dipsey's if you have them. Check your drags as you can't have them hammered down tight. Get some flies to run with flashers and check the sizes of your spoons. You'll also likely be fishing deeper and faster than what you be used to on Erie. Have good terminal tackle-kings will find the weakest link. Have fun!
  19. I've never visited the Hamburg, Pa location so can't comment on that. I do make a few trips a year to BPS in Auburn and Cabelas in Buffalo and when I'm in Washington I hit Lacey Cabelas and BPS in Tacoma. My experience in those stores, is that they keep them clean/stocked and staffed. Even during holidays they've had registers open to keep lines down. That being said I buy mainly sale items in clothing and shop Bargain Cave-I find their everyday prices pretty high. For trolling gear and tackle I buy most everything closer to home. They don't do a good job on regional items like spoons. I'll look at what they have to see if anything different but rarely buy to much in lures or tackle. In the bigger stores on the west coast I've gotten some good deals on display reels in the Bargain Cave. Other than that shop local.
  20. My experience with electric winchs is the wiring harness supplied with them is way too light. Really need a extra heavy cable. The other thing is to pull with a double line by dead heading cable at the winch and using a pulley on the hook. IMO a heavy duty two speed mechanical winch works as good and is less of a problem to maintain.
  21. The Map chips aren't sold by size. They are brand and model specific. They are offered for different regions so you need to drill down to be sure the lakes you want are offered on that particular Map chip. Most of the sites selling these have a three step process so you get the right chip. Most also offer free updates for a year as well. Just spend some time on Navionics or Lakemaster sites so you are comfortable getting the correct chip for your 597ci.
  22. I run a Navionics Map card in my Humminbird. I went with Navionics as they had coverage for Chautauqua Lake. Humminbird has Lakemaster Map cards, but I found the lake coverage for NY to be limited. Before you purchase check both unit compatibility and lake coverage. These Map chips aren't cheap and are non returnable once opened. Another thing with a 5" unit you will have pretty small view of contours in a split screen. I recommend at least a 7 inch screen. I contour troll and drift in my Lund and the Map chip works well.
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