Firechief48

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About Firechief48

  • Birthday 03/02/1964

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Port Ewen NY
  • Home Port
    Little Salmon River
  • Boat Name
    Knot Her's

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  1. 4.3 mercruiser issues

    I had the same problem with my Volvo Penta. Changed filters, made it better for a bit. Cleaned and drained fuel system, made it better for a bit. Sometimes it would go good, sometimes like it was starving for fuel. Marina even changed prop, no difference just wasn't getting RPM's. For 2 years my buddy at work kept telling me he thought it was timing. He ended up taking a ride with me and he was right. He fixed it in 15 seconds.
  2. Leader question

    I'snt that the truth. My dipsey rods are 10' so that's about what I keep my leaders and they're 30lb.
  3. Downrigger weights

    I'll second Troutmans torpedoes, he makes them in different weights.
  4. Tuff Decisions

    I'm with Legacy, 2 rigger, 2 wire divers and 2 coppers and run sliders off the rigger rods.
  5. TOP FLY COLOR

    #1 - Atommik Glow Hammer #2 - Atommik Pro Am U/V Both all conditions
  6. 1 - 32 lb King 2 - Coho 3 - Spring Steelhead
  7. Uses for 2” spoons

    Definitely run them as sliders. They work great for steelies and cohos but I've had kings take them also.
  8. ColdWater Tackle burn

    Yes that's too bad. I guess they could think someone was trying to scam them but all they would have to do is send more for the $45 it cost them but instead they'll loose customers, not very good business to me. I've said before there are plenty good mail order houses and I try to buy local but if not FishUSA gets my business. Never had a problem and they're quick.
  9. Going deep

    Good guide to start off with for both size divers, braid or wire.
  10. Kicker motor questions

    I have the 9.9 Merc on my 23' Baha and it pushes fine but like said waves get up into the 4' range I need the big engine. Waves start building that high though and we're usually going back. I also had a Panther and while true you can control it from anyplace on the boat it's much easier with the motors connected with an EZ Steer and using the steering wheel, especially if you have someone that doesn't fish much at the helm.
  11. Making spawn sacs

    Luke I usually don't tie them any bigger than a dime. Hot pink, chartreuse and blue are my main colors. I wouldn't go near the river without blue. Hoping to sneak up myself before rifle starts. Good luck.
  12. Plastic are throw a ways meaning if you have to use them they can't be recharged. Aside from that you're far better ahead spending the extra money for an all metal. It's something you hope you never need but if you do you need it to work.
  13. New York fishing license sales drop

    Sk8man it sounds like you led my life. You couldn't be more right with this.
  14. DEC license rant

    X2 with chinook35 but I bought mine when they first came out. The first time I was checked the officers didn't know what it was. I don't think they issue them that way anymore and it's a shame, they're the same as a credit card.