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  1. I really want to add a wire dipsy rod to my spread. I have the wire and a reel but can't find an 8-1/2 or 9' rod. Don't think I could handle anything larger when I fish solo. I hope the fishing improves and I can make it to Lake Ontario before you head back to Ohio. Looks like you might have some decent weather through early next week. Enjoy your vacation.



  2. Way to go Dan! Great photo. How deep did you have to go to find the fish?  I'm still working on the i-Pilot installation. Got the motor mounted but running into battery location problems. Didn't want to wait for several weeks to get it installed by a marina. Hope to have it up and running soon. Congrats on your catch.

  3. On 6/24/2021 at 7:32 PM, littlemack01 said:

    Fished 6-12 on wavy lake with little boat . 100 to 400 and all water put about a foot of fleas on my 12lb test per hour .Next trip the heavy line and big reels will be on boat. Last release the fleas clogged the guides and before I noticed the gears broke in reel and lost fish. By the way , that was out of Oswego.

    What brand and lb. test of line do you switch to on your riggers and dipsies to combat the fleas. Planning a trip in the next couple of weeks and want my rods ready. Thanks.

  4. On 7/1/2021 at 9:43 PM, Jomat said:

    Shortbus makes the triangle rotary flashers but they also make 11” paddles, check out their website.  Big paddle flashers are a staple out on the west coast/Columbia river and also the ocean fishery with cut herring behind them.  I run meat rigs behind the 11”ers.  Behind the triangle rotary flashers u can run pretty much whatever u want (I like to run meat with no teasers).  If u walleye fish try running the small rotary flasher directly off ur bottom bouncer rig with a worm harness or gambler rig behind it.

    What colors on the 11" shortbus flashers have you had the best luck with? I bought some 11" blanks and have been putting my own tape variations on them.

  5. On 4/29/2021 at 2:03 PM, Sk8man said:

    Yes 20 with spoons and 40 -50 for flies. I make my own flies and on them usually 50 lb Big game mono (strong enough for big hits yet having a bit of stretch to absorb shock)

    I'm getting ready to tie up some tournament fly rigs and wondering what size hooks you use on your rigs. I have both 4/0 & 5/0 Gamakatsu octopus for the single hooks but still trying to decide on the trebles. Thinking about #1 or 1/0 VMC 9651 short shank or Owner ST-41. Also, do you think it matters what the color of the trailing treble hook is? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

  6. I'm going to try a wire diver rod this year and have a couple questions. Can you repair broken strands on the 19 strand wire, or the seven strand, or is the line trashed once you get a break in it? On one of the above posts the info was that the 19 strand wire was softer and you could use a regular rod tip. I'd like to use my lead core rod rather than use a seven strand and modify a rod tip with a roller or twili tip. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.

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