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  1. Buffing is no fun! A surgical instrument making company I worked for did a lot of buffing, yuk. Have you considered making hand held lure holding fixtures? They speed up the process and make it at least a bit more tolerable for the worker. Work holding fixtures also allow the worker to wear gloves. Could you post some pictures of the lures you make or plan to make?
  2. Jason, Very interesting! I often wanted a small punch press for my basement business (not fishing tackle related) but worried about safety and making dies but hadn't considered the noise I ended up sticking to spin casting aka centrifugal rubber mold casting which is a lot quieter. Are your dies progressive multi operation or single operation per die? Do you plan on making any silver plated spoons?
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    Canadice Canadice

    Guess either no one is fishing Canadice or just not saying. I was there on June 4th w/o success and didn't see much on the fish finder except for the southernmost end. Water temp was about 63degF at surface and 50degF at 20' down. May try Hemlock next time on a week day.
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    Canadice Canadice

    Anyone been fishing Canadice with any luck?
  5. Being new to lake fishing for trout I am wondering how all this rain effects water temp and fishing in general? Does it speed up or retard thermocline?
  6. I'm planning to go to Canadice if I can get my trailer/boat to the lake safely. I was wondering the same thing about the high water effecting water temp and thermocline(if there is one). Might be a good topic on it's own. I heard that they are going to institute a permanent 5mph speed limit on all finger lakes
  7. Seems a bit ridiculous to me as lake level has little to do with safety. Safety is more of an operator thing. Maybe get out the oars?
  8. Not good to hear. Have you looked at the Canadice launch ramp?
  9. Genny and especially Oatka are great places but a PFD is derigure for children. I used to fish Mendon Ponds on occasion since I was a kid but it seems to have gone down hill fast. I was there two years ago and fish were far and few between, algae was suffocating the plant life, and it smelled like a sewer. When I got home I had to wash my anchor line because the stench was so bad. In the old days there were sizable pike and bass there along with a zillion sunnies, bullhead and perch. I asked DEC about it and they said that a lot of ponds are suffering because of Canada Geese. Another place to checkout is the DEC pond in Avon. It has a lot of hungry fish and is easy access. Yet another place is Powder Mill Park.
  10. I'm setting up a trolling motor and am concerned about interference with fish finder. Instructions say use separate batteries but I have also read that an rf choke will stop the interference. Has anyone had experience with using an rf choke? Thoughts?
  11. With out seeing it, one can only guess. A close up picture showing the grain would help. Is the wood stained red? Typical wood boat construction in the NE US was white cedar planking over white oak frames/ribs with white oak or mahogany transom. Who built the boat? 1981 seems late for a mass produced boat. My guess is mahogany which, though reddish color, is more brown. There are various species of mahogany with slight color variations. Western red cedar (I've worked with it) is possible but not desirable for a transom. Another contender is redwood, not desirable for a transom.
  12. Rusty Rod building and repair isn't that tough unless it is a rod with a break or loose ferrules. Replacing a real seat is probably easier than trying to find parts. Check out Jans Netcraft for reel seats. There are a lot of on line resources.
  13. I did find a manual for this motor at the library. I have most of the tools to do a tune up but there is a lot more to a tune up than I realized.
  14. Looks like they don't service Yamaha?
  15. Sounds like I should try my 2hp Evinrude!
  16. How big is the boat you are pushing with the 2.3?
  17. When I drop the DR weight it acts the same as a drift sock and that may be the solution even when using trolling techniques like divers, flat lining, etc. Not too many props available for this motor! Of the two pitches I have the slower pitch. I do have a 2hp which I may try. Not this year but after doing some research I may eventually get a FS motor. I'd like to see a low hp FS motor run to see what they are like. I have always found outboards a pia ( I like sailing and rowing!) but have heard that FS are a lot better than the 2 stroke motors I have experience with. I don't like the added weight of the FS though.
  18. Zack, Thanks for the encouragement. I just did some searching and found that the motor is newer (2000 model) than represented by the seller. I also found an owners manual on line. Wish I had a service manual and will look in the library. The owners manual says it should idle at about 850 rpm. Don't know how that translates into speed.
  19. The motor is a 6hp Yamaha I think from the 1990s. I replaced spark plugs and it starts easily. It just doesn't like to run slow. I assume that it might need some adjustment of low speed jet and maybe timing but I'm not that much of a motor head to jump into it w/o learning more. I may look for a manual at the library. I do wonder how many outboard users are concerned about running at low speed? I also have a tiny 1980s 2hp evinrude that might work better at low speed and allow room for an electric motor.
  20. Maybe I need to either have the motor worked on or learn to tune it? If this motor could be tuned to run smoothly and at a little slower speed it would serve my needs at this point. I'm not sure who in Rochester would be the best to work on the motor. I may look for info in the library. If I buy an electric it will be a new MinnKota . I'm at the point where I don't want to spend a lot more $ until I get some more experience.
  21. Yah, $$$$. I saw a cheap used 5hp FS but am not confident about buying a used 4 stroke as I don't know much about them. I will probably wait and see what I think of trolling before spending more $. I think once I get the DRs in desired location I can just drop the weights to slow the boat down.
  22. Browns I was told. I didn't get close enough to see them. I thought that lake trout were to be stocked but it is nice to see browns.
  23. I assume that most of the fish I saw on the sonar are not trout! I would think the loner at 60' over 90FOW was a trout but maybe not. To add to the confusion they were stocking but I stayed away from the stockers which were being caught by a couple who were fishing for crappie. I'm learning about the sonar and have to learn about all the settings and what the screen shows. I was running on the default settings. This one does a lot of stuff w/o operator input such as adjusting for depth. I saw what might have been baitfish (sort of cloud looking at the bottom) in deep water. I found the sonar screen so interesting that I had to remember to watch for other boats and maintain direction! Boat speed is a bit iffy since I am using a Luhr Jensen speed indicator. I was thinking that given the temp of the water slower might be better. With the DR ball down speed isn't quite so much of a problem but with only one down it pulls the boat to the side. Once I get some warmer weather to finish rigging the boat as I have intended, things will probably work better. The 2 stroke Yamaha motor really doesn't like running at low RPM so eventually I may opt for electric trolling motor. I also wonder if a four stroke motor would slow down better and run smoother/quieter?
  24. When I arrived at about noon DEC was there stocking about 4300 fish from Caledonia. Tried trolling at Canadice for the first time and used sonar (a bit jury rigged) for the first time. There were quite a few people fishing/trolling but I didn't see or talk with anyone who had any success. Water temperature ranged from 39.4o - 41.8o with the warmest water being in the coves on the east side. Wind started in the south but gradually swung around to the west and then the north. Using sonar gave me a better mental picture of the lake bottom and I did locate some fish. One was 60' down in about 90'FOW. The remainder were scattered along the east side of the lake 6'-16' down in <40'FOW. Some appeared to be curious about my red speed indicator ball. I was amazed at how smooth the bottom is. I tried the DR and flat lined w/o success using 44s and evil eye. My biggest problem was that my motor vibrated a lot at low speed and it was hard to keep in the 1.5 - 2 speed range. An interesting day in spite of not hooking a fish.
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