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Rickbgm

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  1. I bought tracks and rod holders from them. Good price and fast shipping.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Where are you located? Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Land locks are better than browns especially large browns. Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I have not tried copper but there are still a few guys pulling copper for lakers so someone should know. I switched all my diver rods over to 20lb fireline, because I hate wire, and seem to get less fleas. Last week my rigger rods with mono down 80 feet were loaded with fleas and my divers had only a few out 200 feet. I put 560 feet of 30lb mono and then 375 feet (125 yards ) of fireline. On Cayuga I have never had to get to the mono. I think it may be too thin and slippery for the fleas to hang on to but am not sure. Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. I was there today and they had it blocked off before the bridge and they were dredging the lake side of the bridge. Sent from my SM-T580 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. I like black but at 100 feet all colors are shades of grey. Black will cast the darkest shadow against what little light is reaching there. I also like chartuese, green and glow white. I have not really noticed a big difference in diver color but flasher and fly colors can make a big difference. I Sent from my Lenovo TAB S8-50F using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. I think that the heavier line, being stiffer, helps the flasher give more action to the fly . Unless you just want to make your own flies as a hobby you will find that you won't save a lot of money. You may want to checkout Iron Dukes flies before you start. I build surf fishing plugs and make my own jigs but I buy trolling flies and Iron Dukes are excellent and fairly priced. Sent from my Lenovo TAB S8-50F using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. One other thing to think about is where you are going to use the boat. If it will be mostly lakes like Cayuga there are enough boat launches that you can get fairly close to where you want to fish so you don't need to run that fast. Also some smaller lakes have horse power restrictions so you need to look into that. As I said before my 20 Merc on my 16' Grumman is fine for what I do with it but I ran charters on Ontario for 10 years with my 25' and felt it was under powered with a 250hp because I made some long runs and would have liked more speed. Sent from my Lenovo TAB S8-50F using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. I have a 16' Grumman with a 20 hp Merc 4 stroke. It's ok but I usually fish alone or with 1 other person and I am not in a hurry. The problem with the 25 is the extra weight uses up some of the increase in power. A 30 4 stroke Merc weighs the same as a 25 and would be he a better bet. Sent from my Lenovo TAB S8-50F using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. I stopped there last Sunday on my way home from Seneca. Guys on shore said it was very slow and I talked to 1 guy that was trolling right out front of the park, he said he was marking a lot of fish but could not get them to hit. It seemed to me that he was trolling pretty fast for this time of year but it is hard to tell from shore. Sent from my Lenovo TAB S8-50F using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. On my flies on run 2 3/0 octopus gamy hooks one ahead of the other. The fish usually get hooked on the front hook and I rarely loose them. Trebles do not hook as well as singles because of the smaller gap and less distance from the point to the hook bend. Fish generally hit bait (or lure) from the front or side since they rarely can swallow them tail first because of the fins. The general rule is to give fish slack when they jump so the hook does not twist out. This does not work as well with a dipsey because of the weight of the the diver . Sent from my Lenovo TAB S8-50F using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. Damn auto correct. Sent from my Lenovo TAB S8-50F using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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