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  1. I echo running braid for a backer.  If your fishing walleye or finger lakes, 200-300' of backer will do (just cross your fingers you don't snag). 


    You're not going to be able to fit all that lead on a 20 size reel.  I had a depthmaster 30 that barely held 7 colors.


    In your position, I'd consider putting on only 5 colors on each, using drop weights and adding as much backer as possible.  It'll likely only be a few hundred feet though.  Id save the other spool of lead for down the road.

  2. I moved to Western NY from Pittsburgh about 8 years ago.  A couple years ago, I bought a house in Springville.  Though the taxes are high (to me), I'm pretty happy there.  It's a great community, good schools and about a 40 minute ride to Lake Erie, Buffalo and an hour 15 to Lake Ontario.

  3. There's frequently hundreds of them in my backyard pond throughout Fall.  Theyre nothing more than flying rats (who taste pretty good).  For many people, they are an aggressive nuisance.  Why in the world would they ever want there to be more of those ****birds is beyond me.



  4. Hi guys,


    I upgraded my downriggers and these are just taking up space. They're light weight and have plenty of cable on them. The counters work. Not having a clutch, makes them a bit challenging to use but they work. I always used snubbers for the ball and stuck to an 8lb ball.


    One needs a new terminal end which I might have lying around. Not going to ship them...too much of a pain in the ass.


    Local pick up in Springville, or arrangements can be made to bring them to Dunkirk, Sunset Bay (Cattaraugus Creek), Wilson or Olcott.


    $75 cash or trade. I'm interested in the following:


    - smithwick stick baits

    - 7ft MH trolling Rod

    - Penn 320 and 310 reels

    - Bay Rat stickbaits

    - A-Tom-Mik flies and Spin Doctors


    Make me an offer. Thanks!




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  5. I have 17 ft Sea Nymph that could use some new seats. I remember following your project over the winter. Are these the seats you put in? I'm only asking because I thought to myself, "yea those look good", when I saw them. FWIW I'm in Springville.

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  6. I've havent had too much of an issue using the new updated clips on the church boards with 30lb dacron backer, but that might be due to Dacron being so much thicker than comparable test braid.


    My buddy uses those Sam Pro Releases and swears by them.  I haven't played with them much but my first impression was that they're a little difficult to get to release.

  7. I wonder if it would be reasonable to push for an 8 fish limit from say August to October if the numbers really get out of control.  There's certainly been days when even 8 wouldn't have been much of a challenge and considering the depths they came from, I'm sure the death toll is easily that if you're fishing to a 6 fish limit.

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