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NyFallGuy

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  1. Still new to identifying these beasts. The last king I caught, I seemed to think it looked to have more fins but didn't give it much more thought, as it was the largest I had ever caught. Niagara bar.
  2. Torpedos, absolutely. I tried pancakes... bending them, tuning them. It's a pain. The torpedos are perfect. They have the least blow back and maintain their direction. I use 12 pound.
  3. I've been dying to try this out. I thought it would make a funny vid. Sitting back, hit the Cannon auto-retrieve, and find a 30 pound king hooked right off the torpedo! Beer in hand, of course.
  4. I find it so exciting. No, actually, it's nuts. I go out alone running 2 down riggers. When I get one on I have to look up to see where the traffic is and engage the auto-pilot, a.k.a the bungee cord. It's not so great. Try fighting a fish and steering with your butt through traffic. It gets intense.
  5. The hackers got into the government system by sending out a trojan horse update to the government. Thinking they were simply updating their infrastructure monitoring software, they wound up passing it along from one system to another. This move gave the hackers "back doors" to systems all over the place. Basically, it was a little more sophisticated than simply guessing that some slacker used "Admin" and "Password" on their desktop, not that that doesn't happen far too often, sadly.
  6. There was definitely a crowd out at the bar today. Water was nearly glass. I don't even want to imagine how crowded it will be tomorrow.
  7. Yes, it really does sound counterintuitive. I've spent a great many hours working those shallower zones with tons of bait and caught barely anything, while going out from 140 to 180 always works much better. There's a bowl that goes from 40' down to 55' right on the US/Can boarder. That is the only spot where I've caught lots of fish around lots of bait, but that was weeks ago.
  8. Thanks guys. YEah, I did find a text message between me and the seller so I had his number. We wrote up another bill of sale. My local DMV just recently reopened for in-person appointments, even if for only one day a week. I have no doubt that they will be very helpful. Amazing really, back in Long Island, NY... going to the DMV was like something out of a horror show. So far, here in Niagara County they've been amazing helpful. This board is also extremely helpful. Thanks!
  9. You just slap your rod on the water furiously to get the fleas off, right? But yes, it gets pretty bad in the summer.
  10. That's an interesting suggestion. I have to check the year. It's right around that threshold, +/- a year or two.
  11. Yeah, that's my point. I do not have the title.
  12. Hi, I bought a 19' Sea Nymph 3 years ago and never got around to re-titling it or registering it under my name as the previous owner had just done so and said I might as well ride out the remainder of his registration. Now that it's time to get it done I can't find the documentation from the sale. Does anyone know what is involved in proving ownership and registering/ re-titling a motor boat in NY? I'm kicking myself for not having done this right away. Any advice would be great. Thanks.
  13. I've been working the bar any day the wind allows and let me tell you... it's been slow. I am giving it one more shot before I unfortunately have to pack it in for the season. One guy caught a decent fish yesterday on flasher fly using lead core, if I'm not mistaken.
  14. Hey, great report! I have been launching out of Fort Niagara and often see what looks like a crazy amount of fish at around 120-140' on the drop but never seem to get anything out of it. It drives me nuts every time.
  15. Hey Waldo, Well I would certainly be tuning in. I have a Sea Nymph too. Love this boat. What's the plan? Adam
  16. Hey Bill, How did your repair go? I just finished mine yesterday and am excited to take my boat out today. I will be running it without the bilge pump, first to see if water still collects and second, if it does, I will get under the boat to identify any leaky rivets I might have missed. It was ridiculously simple to put the rivets in, I thought. What I did notice was, now that I know what I'm looking at, that the previous owner had replaced a bunch of the rivets with massive screws. I suppose it made sense at the time but with the proper size rivet and the G-flex epoxy I used I am pretty confident in the repair. Have fun out there and thanks for your input! Adam
  17. I have the Cannon 10's also. I blew my top in a rant the other day because of how poorly some of this stuff is made. (I'll keep my cool for now). I am using the low profile swivel mounts, which are insanely expensive for what they are, and after docking my boat saw that the rigger was out of position. That makes the second time I've had the lock pin shear off. That being said, I've taken the thing apart and replaced the pin before (super cheap, fix yourself) and found that there is still going to be some slop in the swivel. That slop is what allows the force to shear the pin. I now drive at speed with the booms fully retracted no matter how short a distance. Maybe you're supposed to do that anyway... oops. As for the boom itself being sloppy, I haven't had that issue. I would unscrew it and check to see if there is anything preventing it from fully compressing the pipe. Otherwise, chalk it up to manufacturing. Worst case, wrap it. It only needs to fit once. I am waiting a week now for another pin, so sorry if I still sound a little bitter. With the slop, it seems to be common with these riggers.
  18. Hey Troutman, I was looking to order 2 12lb torpedos and 2 16lb torpedos. Do you have any left? And how do we do this? Do you use PayPal?
  19. NyFallGuy

    Rivets

    Hi everyone, I have a 19' Sea Nymph with two areas under the hull with leaky rivets. The problem is on either side of the keel plate but only involves about 4 rivets in each spot. Last year I was able to drastically reduce the leaking by using large sheets of Flex Tape. It was a quick fix that allowed me to continue fishing but I am preparing to tackle the problem properly. I am looking to drill out the rivets and replace them with closed end pop rivets as I do not have access to both sides. My question is what length rivet should I use? I was going with 3/16" diameter and can either go with 3/8" or 1/4" lengths. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  20. Those flies have been around a long time. Brutal. Here's a good little video on them:
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