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  1. Hi fellas, does anyone use a Seagate 60 for a 500 Copper (45#)? If so how much backing are you using and what lb weight? Apologize if this is a repeat but I couldn’t seem to find a reference for it. Thanks! Mike Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. For the Love of Copper!

    Fantastic tutorial! Thank you very much for helping de-mystify this application. Back to the drawing board to re-visit adding copper sets! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Braid to Fluoro Splice

    Another fan of the Alberto Knot! Stupid simple to tie and brutally strong! Best of all it slips through your guides with ease! [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Panther Kicker Mounts

    Thank you everyone who replied, very much appreciated! Mike
  5. Panther Kicker Mounts

    Just checked out that link and I see what you mean as far as trim tab clearance. This mount will Def not work in my case. I see that Panther makes a fixed mount for 4 Stroke kickers for up to 35 hp that appears to have a decent amount of set back. Perhaps that would be the better option to clear my tab. Thanks Mike
  6. Panther Kicker Mounts

    Thanks CK! That looks quite solid. I in fact, an going with the same motor T9.9 Long Shaft. The link for the mount shows it has a 13” set back which I would think would work for my 21’ Hydrasports WA with a straight transom. My only potential issue is being able to clear my trim Tab. Did you also install the mount with a backer plate as well? Thanks Mike
  7. Panther Kicker Mounts

    Looking at the possible options available from Panther to mount a 9.9 hp 4 Stroke Kicker Motor. Anyone have/use them? Opinions? Thanks-Mike Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Just to be clear Todd, I use the #12 Sufix 832 ONLY for rowboat trolling for Browns. On Lake O, #27 Stealthcore All the way but use the same Alberto knot to join the LC to the Braid backer and also the Fluoro leader on the other end. The knot has held up good on angry Kings! Mike
  9. I use the #12 only for trolling the NYC DEP Reservoirs. Good stuff, very durable. I usually get at least 3 seasons out of a core! Mike
  10. By the way, I use the same knot when I make up my various lengths of leadcore set ups and join Stealthcore segments to braid backer again, after removing 4-6” of lead from the sheath! Mike Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. Yes, I should have mentioned that in the video the author is using regular braid. For our needs, The LC sheath with the lead removed handles the same way as regular braid when tying the knot. Sorry for the omission. I use 12lb 832 LC exclusively for trolling the reservoirs where I live and use the Alberto knot to tie in 10lb fluoro leader. Have never had the knot fail! Give it a try! [emoji2] Mike Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. I use the Alberto Knot to join Suffix 832 LC to fluoro leader. Remove about 6” of lead and then use the LC sheath to tie the knot onto the fluoro. Strongest knot I’ve used and hasn’t failed. It is also very low profile and glides through the rod guides! Good luck ! Mike Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Hey Nick, it's Mike, 21' Hydra w/a! That's a great fish!! Was very nice meeting you and your Dad! Appreciated the kind Intel while we were out there yesterday! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Battery Advice

    Thank you guys, really appreciate the advice! Looks like a pair of interstate's are coming aboard! Mike
  15. Fishing with wire help.

    Ok thanks Chief, what I figured! Lol! Going to be nothing short of a Chinese Firedrill for me the first time I (hopefully) hook a salmon and want to try to eliminate as many train wrecks as possible until I get some experience! Appreciate the advice! Mike