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  1. Where are you located or are you shipping them?
  2. I bought tracks and rod holders from them. Good price and fast shipping.
  3. It looks to be either 8 1/2' or 9' with 2 tips which is usually the way they were sold. Amherst was from around 1950 the rods usually have the fly rod weight on them but it could have worn off. They were a small maker only in business for a few years and the rod today is worth maybe in the $150 to $200 range. As I said they have dropped considerably in the last few years as have many antiques and collectables. There are several auctions that specialize in old fishing tackle but like most auctions they have not been running for the last year due to covid. Hope this helps you. Good luck.
  4. The value depends on the condition, the maker and the length. I've bought and sold dozens of them over the years (I'm an antique dealer). The market has gone down considerably in the last few years but the higher end ones are still in demand. The most common length is 9' but the shorter 7' and 8' usually bring more. Look on the reel seat or on the rod itself for a maker. Even the commercial makers such as South Bend, Horrick-ibbotson, Montague, etc. will bring $30 to $50+ on Ebay but some of the custom makers will bring a lot more.
  5. With the prices they are apparently charging I dont think they will be packed any time soon. They said they were going to add permanent campsites too but I'm not sure if they have yet. Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Where are you located? Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I had one two weeks ago just slammed it off the rigger and peeled line off like a king. Thought I had one very large laker. Turned out he was about 6 lbs but was hooked right in the gill plate with a 3/0 hook on a fly. He wasn't happy about it. Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Since bass season opens this weekend Dean's may be a bit crowded. Twice in the past I have gone to Dean's only to find that all of the parking taken up by a bass tournament. Last year they were even parking along the road. It's a small launch with limited parking so I do not know why they use it when Frontenac and Long Point are larger. Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. They are a generally good boat but it is still 20 years old. If you were to buy a 20 year old car you would have a mechanic check it out and you should do the same with the boat, motor and trailer. The price is reasonable for that rig depending on what goes with it. Canvas, electronics, trolling motor etc should all be considered.
  10. I'd go with the one that has the best dealer network in your area. You will eventually need service and it's no fun having to go 2 hours away to get it. By the way, BRP (Evinrude) just announced they are going to stop making outboards and concetrate on making boats which will be marketed with Mercs. It's a shame because I liked the Etecs. Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. At 76 I have been running boats over 60 years and I even had a Coast Guard Captains licence. I think its foolish to have to take another test but I will probably do it this year to get it out of the way. Also, I am supposed have it when I go to NJ but have been ignoring it so might as well. My guess is a lot of Captains are going to resent having to take it. Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Fireline has small diameter and has little to no stretch and in lighter weights doesn't get many fleas. I even switched all my diver rods over to 20lb. Fireline last year mostly because I dont like wire but I was getting less fleas on it. Fireline tests higher than the stated pound test in all the tests that I've seen. Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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