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  1. I totally get it with hounds. Them things can end up in another country. Especially coyote dogs. I guess my point was just that bird hunting doesn’t have to be crazy expensive to do well. It’s just easy to fall into the gear hype these days. I’m not immune. The money I got into fishing equipment is ridiculous. And there’s plenty of days I don’t do well and look at all that crap and I’m like for what. I could go buy a ribeye and save money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The dog thing doesn’t have to get crazy. I shot an awful lot of birds in my life over a well trained dog with no collars. Yes if your ultra competitive they give you an advantage. I hunted Saturday with my dog with a bell and my buddy with 2 setters with alphas. We had our 6 birds by 9:00am. My vizsla pointed 4 out of the 6 less than 30 yards from us. His dogs were way out. Yeah it’s cool I guess when your handset tells you your dogs on point but in reality training is way more important. If you need to confirm your dog is hunting and not laying down you got a problem there. It’s like anything, technology is just making up for our shortcomings . Growing up I never had an issue shooting deer with a bow, and I smelled like stale beer and cigarettes from all the old timers at camp playing cards all night. Now we think we need special clothes and sprays and electronics. Really we just need the ability to sit still, be quiet, read the sign and shoot straight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Depends on how you plan to train and hunt your dog. I hunt with guys who go all over the country and their dogs range far. They all use e collars and trackers. Some use beeper collars. It notifies you when dogs on point then you follow the screen to your dog. The collars are essential to them guys and they run garmins. My vizsla and I pound the grouse and woodcock woods of the northeast. He doesn’t range much more than 30-40 yards. I need nothing more than a bell on his collar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Like new prop off etec g2. I believe there is hubs for use with other motors. $375 shipped to your door. Text or call if interested, messaging on this site is wonky. Located in northeast PA. 570-570-0925 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Well they don’t go from chrome to dark overnight. Are you saying if there is any color to them at all they are no good? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. How’s the meat quality on staging fish? Does it go down hill as soon as they start changing color or once their in the river awhile? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I had same thing. It was a 4’ deep muck pond. I dug it out to 12’ and hit ledge rock. After that it wouldn’t hold water good. Got full in spring and would drop 2-3’ in summer. Drained it and spread bentonite clay with a tractor. Been good ever since. It’s taken the edge off the wife wanting a pool. I realize a lot of people do this to have a place to fish. I intentionally did not put anything in except golden shiners. Now I have better bait than you can buy anywhere for catching BIG fish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Got these in a lot of spoons. Anyone know what they are? Most have an eye, quality hooks , hex pattern and heavy on the tape. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. If I can go to Seneca with little to no experience on that lake and catch double digit numbers it’s certainly not dead. 100% the key to my success was solid intel from good forum members here. Would I have found and caught fish with out it? Probably. Would I have caught as many? Absolutely not. I certainly would not call someone who has figured out how to make a living off that lake an idiot. If anything, he’s smarter than most of us working regular jobs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I’ve pretty much tried them all. I only run chamberlain’s now. First thing I do when I get a new one is run the brass knob in all the way then use the side of a file to etch a line on the back of the knob facing up. This is my release tension reference point. For kings and heavy baits run 1 turn out, stripers, lakers 1.5 turns out, walleye and browns 2 turns out. This has worked well for me. I also set the top release screw pretty tight. I like my rigger rods bent right over with lots of “pre load”. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Out of all those fish none had a live lamprey on them and only a few had marks. Goes to show you can’t believe everything you read. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks to all who replied with suggestions. Over the 4 days I was on Seneca I really only got to fish from 5:30am to about 8-9:00 am daily. Managed to boat 27 lakers in the 18”-25” range. The advice given by LOU members really cut down on my search time. My 4 year old boy had a blast reeling them in. When we were leaving he said dad, now that we’re done fishing can I come buck hunting? Mission accomplished! Gambler rigs and hammerhead cowbells of course did the majority of the work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks guys I’ll give it a go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hey all, I’ll be traveling up to Seneca this Wednesday through Saturday to hang with some family. I plan to fish mornings and maybe some evenings with my 4 and 6 year olds. Im trying to get them interested and stay interested in fishing. I’ve fished Cayuga a lot but not Seneca. Are there areas on the north end that are better for lakers this time of year? I’ll be out of Sampson. I just want to get them on as many fish as possible even if there small. Keeps them interested. I’ll bring the whole arsenal of spoons, ff,cowbells and gambler rigs. Any starting points would be helpful. If anyone else is around and wants to network I’m more than willing to share anything I figure out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. If you used 40 lb power pro you could get 250 yds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I’m sure both can work. But to me one seems like it’s obviously a better way. Who knows, maybe I’m missing something too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I like fixed sliders. I like knowing exactly where it is and seem to get better hook ups. The downside to stacking on downriggers in a small boat is it uses up 2 rods and if there’s only 2 of you it seems like a waste to stack when you’re only allowed 6 rods. Sliders are freebie lures in the water. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. My opinion is it’s much easier attaching a torpedo to the backer where it connects to your weighted line. You just let out the amount of backer it takes to get the torpedo down to where you want the extra depth. For example, I have a 200’ ws that goes say 40’. But I want 80’. I attach a musky torpedo on backer at ws connection. Reference torpedo chart for speed and let out enough line to take torpedo to 40’. Now lure should be roughly 80’. It is close as verified by fish hawk TD. If you attach the torpedo to the leader end of the leadcore you will change the five curve of the lead core. Who knows where it would be. You would probably have to create your own custom dive curve chart through testing. This way also is stealthier as the torpedo is running 40’ above lure not right in front of it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Yes I do. I have a couple 200’ weighted steels I’ve run as 300 and 400’ with torpedo attached. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Guess I didn’t realize long lining reels were so niche. And this might sound dumb to some but am I the only right handed person who thinks the reel crank should be on the left side? I mean I don’t know any right handed person who uses a spinning rod with the crank on the right. In my mind you should hold the rod with your dominant hand and crank with the other. It will drive me insane if I have left and right handed reels on the boat.
  22. Is it just me or does nobody make a size 40 or 50 high speed line counter reel in left hand retrieve? I feel like I’ve looked at all the big name reel makers. The biggest I can find is a tekota A 600. Am I missing something? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Like said, everyone has their preferences. I love my magnum metals. Simple up and down and clutch is outstanding. I’ve never lost gear yet but I also run braid instead of cable. I’ve hung up in trees a lot on my local lake and the clutch let’s out line like the drag on a reel so you can go retrieve your gear. I was initially concerned about parts being a smaller company but parts are hard to come by these days no matter what it is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. I’m converting some rods I have to wire line duty. I want to install swivel roller tips. My question, for those of you have done it. Assuming I get the right size tip, can it just be epoxied on like I do with a twili tip? Everything I’ve found online shows them also wrapping and epoxying the thread. This is not a tuna rod but wanted to make sure I’m not missing something before I install it like I would a twili. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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