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  1. Wow, what a story. A life lesson for sure. Hopefully this story can save someone else from injury (or possibly worse). It is easy to get a little complacent at times after doing the same thing for many years without an incident. Glad you are OK and back in the saddle! Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Hi Chris, Many great patterns here (which I mostly have already). How much for the Trollers Handbook and Craftsman screwdriver? Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Thanks Ray! Can't wait to install it in the Spring. Long winter ahead... Pleasure doing business with you, Take care, Tom T
  4. Tactacam Reveal X in stock at Cabela's today! I got mine... Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Pattayafishing.net Sorry, I posted thw wrong link: https://www.thesouthend.org/index.php/resources/reel-fill-calculator Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. BTW, purple was the color for us on Sat., 50-80' down over 150-250' deep. Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Bill, both very nice fish caught during a difficult bite. Well done! I was timid about fishing that far out of temp. I guess the trick, like with hunting sometimes, is to target a different species. Go deer hunting and shoot a bear...go turkey hunting and shoot a deer. From now on I am fishing for perch or sheepshead. Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Hi Chris, Perfect. I'll have cash. See you then! Tom
  9. Hi Chris, I'll take the 8" Spin Dr's. Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Next time, I will get the gel. And yes, gloves are required. It is a strong formula.
  11. I used Starbright Instant Hull Cleaner. Works great but unlike On and Off, it is not a gel and isn't scented. On the good side, you can dilute it to make it last longer if needed. Good luck with the new-to-you boat! Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. I heard you have to use a special knot with the D rig. Problem is, he won't tell us what it is.
  13. Congrats Rick and as always, thanks for the detailed report! But I gotta say, you guys are killing me. 2 years ago it was Carbon 14. Last year is was DUV 2-Face and everybody sold out. This year it is Rod Father...next year Double Harpoon Ghillie Monster... If I could just get a Gary-D, even at $100, it would save me a ton of money. As it is, I need to buy a dingy to pull behind the boat just to carry the lures and equipment. (I know...catch the fish...or catch the fisherman) My guess is that you would still do well with just a randomly twisted paper clip on the end of the line. Spending time on the water...can't buy that, gotta earn it. Joking aside, thanks again and best of luck this season.
  14. Thanks for the clarity and additional insight. I too am an indepenant. I don't think "elephant hunting" or "donkey hunting" should be mixed with fishing, but that's me. I understand peoples' convictions run deep, I just wish devisive topics would be left at home so we could all "just get along".
  15. REELDRAG2, I want to speak, I have much to say But in this world, there is no way… You look for friends and advice on this forum And then claim the members here have poor decorum This group of fishers are chock full of so much info Sk8man, Yankee, Whaler1, Frogger and NymphO It’s mostly the fishing that keeps us together Both when it’s a good day on the water or tough weather It’s unfortunate that religion and politics can keep us apart Right from the beginning, before we even start Perhaps the time will come when we can bite our tongue Not like when we were 20 and oh so young For me these members are mostly first class Though, perhaps, a few may be a little crass My guess is the time will come when you will need a “fish worker” And you’ll come back to this site…if even just a lurker Best of luck to you
  16. mr 580, "solid choice".....solid lead core.....I get it. You're funny! Thanks for the knot suggestion.
  17. Thanks for the feedback Brian and VooDoo. Stealth core is on the way. Going on Coldwater 553 reels so plenty of room. Appreciate the responses and advice.
  18. Thanks Rick! You are a great asset to the fishing community and this forum. Greatly appreciate your advice! Tom T.
  19. That's great advice. Many thanks. Best of luck to you this season! Tom T
  20. Hi All- Getting ready to set-up my first couple of leadcore rods. What is your favorite brand of leadcore? Which ones should I stay away from? Thanks for your suggestions.
  21. Slow Rollin needs to change his handle to Hot-2-Trot!! "Slow" is a misnomer... When you find a resource like Bill, you kind of want to keep him all to yourself so when you need him he will be there. That said, he deserves public recognition and has earned my loyalty along with many other customers. His reviewers have said this many times before but I will say it again, simply wow! He bangs the work out and does it right the first time so his throughput is fantastic. Just like the other reviewers, Bill was quick, honest, has good communication, great knowledge, and good pricing. I have a new-to-me 1986 Merc 5.0 230hp original engine that has been lightly used. Based on the age of the engine alone, there are some good mechanics that won't even look at it because they don't want to be the bearer of bad news for an old engine. I get it, nobody wants to be that guy. But Bill took on the job without hesitation and I couldn't be happier! My mechanic from last fall told me this spring (after letting him know last fall that I would need service in 6 months), "I have no idea when I can get to it." Really?? I called BIll and had my boat to him the next day and he started working on it the following day. Total turn around time was 1 1/2 weeks, partly because parts needed to be ordered: * oil change and filter * impeller replaced * new exhaust bellows * lower unit service including vac test w/ hi quality synthetic gear oil * replaced both gaskets on drain & vent screws * new water seperator * prop evaluation/suggestions * ran engine for an extended period of time to make sure all is well * He couldn't justify replacing any more parts on it because everything else was good My tachometer said that WOT was only 2000RPM (should be 4500RPM) and I thought I needed a new prop due to the fact that the prop had previously been replaced. My concern was that I had the wrong prop pitch. He found out that the tach was reporting an incorrect reading and saved me $800 for a new prop. The impeller should have been replaced earlier by the previous owner and was pumping very little water. This caused much of the rubber to overheat and become brittle. He originally thought that the the "Y" pipe was shot and that the engine would need to be pulled to replace it. I gave him the ok to pull the engine for repair and gave him more or less "a blank check" to do whatever he thought needed to be done on the engine because I wanted to feel safe on Lake O. (I know, I know...normally very risky, right?) Bill found out that the problem was actually just the brittle rubber and not the Y pipe itself. Needless to say, he didn't pull the engine and didn't have to replace the pipe, even though he already had the go-ahead to do the work. Impressive to say the least! So she runs like a top now and I can't wait to get out on the water. Do yourself a favor and do not hestiate to contact Bill for all your boat needs. You will not be sorry! Thanks Bill! More customers coming your way...
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