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  1. bluetop

    Size hooks for 3.25” spoons

    I use size 3 Mustad gold plated trebles. For slightly smaller spoons I go to size 4. Size #'s change with different makes.
  2. I will take them all for $85 plus postage. Please PM me.
  3. Sunbrella Bimini top with 36" gunwale tracks, which allow top to be slid forward or back to adjust position. It is in nice used condition, as shown. It has been treated several times with quality silicone waterproofing spray, as recommended by manufacturer. The top has a width that would accommodate a boat with a beam of 6' to 6 1/2'. Located in Ithaca, NY. $200 or best offer. Cost over twice that.
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    Lake Trout

    A great trick I learned when broiling fillets from large lake trout is to baste them with chicken broth.
  5. A good way to check on the changes in water depths is to search "canals.NY/ Cayuga water level". This NY website has a graph tracing Cayuga's ups and downs.
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    Cayuga 12/30/15

    I had it happen on Cayuga a few years ago. My rig was about 1/3 of the way down in 300'+ of water. Had to break my line. .
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    Transom motor weight ratio to boat size

    Adding weight at the bow would help to bring the transom up. I run with a 60 lb. bucket of paint at my bow.
  8. I caught 16 of them one day last year on Cayuga. I was using mealworms in 20' of water at the south end. They were all between a pound and a pound and 1/2. They put up a strong and fun fight. However, they aren't very tasty. My inquiries pointed to them being large golden shiners.
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    Sutton Substitutes???

    Thanks. Yes, Sutton is electronically challenged. They used pencil and paper instead of a calculator in totaling up my purchases the last time I was there. Once I told them that it was all over the internet that they were out of business, but they just said "that's a bunch of crap" and never countered the rumors on the internet.
  10. bluetop

    Sutton Substitutes???

    When I was selling Suttons as well as making my own spoons, I complained multiple times to eBay that other makes of spoon were being sold in their "Sutton Fishing Spoon" category and that was hurting sales for those,like myself, that were listing true Suttons only. Other makes were getting into the category by mentioning Sutton's name in their listing title such as "X-Spoons, Preferred Over Suttons". When eBay wouldn't do anything about it, I told them that I make my own spoons that have Sutton type action and said that if I couldn't lick them, I'd join them. I just say my spoons have Sutton type action (which they do), etc. and they allow it into the Sutton Spoon category.
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    Sutton Substitutes???

    Some of the replies refer to me. I make Sutton substitute spoons and sell them on eBay, listed under "Sutton Fishing Spoons", under the name Bluetop3 or Bluetop4. I have lots of 44 size. My spoons are recognizable by their colorful finishes. They aren't much over $3 each. I was a Sutton dealer, but use only my spoons. I wouldn't if they weren't at least as good as Suttons. Fish-On's brother bought lots of Suttons from me, as well as the spoons I make. When I told him I was having trouble getting more Suttons, he said he didn't care because my spoons were "fishing the hell out of the Suttons".
  12. I make these spoons in the same size, shape and thickness as Suttons, giving them the same action. They are finished with quality, durable lure tape, which offers more color than Suttons. I am retired and troll Cayuga lake approx. 85 times a year, even in winter. These are the only spoons I use, even though I've had access to Suttons as a dealer. Each lot contains 3 spoons, both sides are pictured for each lot. They are $9.99 per lot, plus $2.45 postage. Postage for multiple lots would still be just $2.45. My Bluetop spoons are also available in many sizes on eBay under the category "Sutton Fishing Spoons". (I posted the photos of each lot in order, but the listing scrambled them)..
  13. I cut them and make them one by one. They are also available in many sizes on eBay under the category "Sutton Fishing Spoons". They are all new, unused.
  14. I make these spoons and use them exclusively and successfully in all seasons on Cayuga, even though I've had access to Sutton spoons as a dealer. They are the same thickness, shape and size as Suttons, resulting in the same action. They are finished with quality, durable lure tape, so they offer more color choice than Suttons. These sizes are 36, 23, 38 and two 88's. Both sides are pictured. $22 and I will ship postpaid. I've had a customer who was buying both Suttons and my spoons from me. When I told him I was having problems getting Suttons he told me he didn't care, because my spoons were outfishing his Suttons.
  15. Art, I make 44 and 31 size spoons, as well as other sizes, that are the same thickness and shape - and action - as Suttons. I offer them on eBay under "Sutton Fishing Spoons" listings. My eBay name is Bluetop3. I troll about 85 times a year, even in winter, on Cayuga. Even though I'm a Sutton dealer and have access to them, I use my spoons exclusively and they work great. I had one customer for both Suttons and my spoons who I informed that I was having trouble getting Suttons from the factory. He said he didn't care because my spoons were outfishing the Suttons. My spoons are finished with quality lure tape, which gives them color options that Suttons don't have. It's true the tape doesn't last forever, but it's easily repaired. And my spoons are offered on eBay @ 3 for $9.99. I prefer to sell on eBay and not through direct sales. Attached are photos of both sides of 44 size spoons which I have currently listed. I have more and can make more too. I've added a photo of my limit catch of 4 browns and a lake trout this morning, 8/4/14, on Cayuga, using my spoons in the 35 size.
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