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Really bad this year there also. My neighbor has pretty much given up. He doesn't like using flea flicker, gets twisted up too much, which I have experienced also.  I think if you use a spro swivel between lines instead of tying together it may help. The fleaflicker has worked for me so far on lake O and probably will on Keuka. I'm going to try bees wax on the dipsey wire , maybe it'll work. I'll let you all know.

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Just Thinking.....Has anyone tried spraying their spooled up line on the reel with silicone spray? I'll try about anything to keep some of the critters off my line.

Thanks &

Boat Safe

Egoody

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Steve,flea flicker or blood run will work on Keuka lake. I hear there is a tackle shop near the State Park that sells Blood run line. He only has big spools so will have to fill your reels for anybody that needs it.Ran out of filler spools and cant get till next year.

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Just Thinking.....Has anyone tried spraying their spooled up line on the reel with silicone spray? I'll try about anything to keep some of the critters off my line.

Thanks &

Boat Safe

Egoody

The older your line is the more susceptible it is to collection of fleas. Even if it's dirty it will collect more. I had asked on here if anyone had tried the fly line treatment with silicone in it. No one has responded so I guess not. I may have some some place and will give it a try if I can find it. Seems it would accomplished the two quests by cleaning and slicking the mono for down rigger lines. Application pad on the line as it goes down on the rigger ball could be kind of easy with two people running it.

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I have my rigger lines spliced  with 120ft of Fleaflicker now. A friend and I just bought 1200 yrds of blood run. I plan on spooling 2 for now for a side by side test. Fishy are you a Keuka resident or cottage owner?

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Ran both side by side last week and the blood run is better than the ff.That said, they both sucked when the fleas were thick. I would try 40# mono.Been reading pretty good results with that.

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I took off 200-300 ft of 20 lb and put on 40 mono to run deep off the riggers and took all the 20 off 2 rods and put 30 lb on to run higher on stackers for steelhead put a #8 barrel swivel with 20 lbs floro leader they don't seem to b as heavy in the top 60 fow I have 30 lb braided on the dipsy rods it grabs them pretty good but they come off pretty easy with a single whack once they build up with a fish on ...if I'm just checking or clearing them I reel it in till about 6 ft cut the line and re tie easy and quick

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Steve, I live by the lake so I am in the water as much as possible. 1/2 mile from the State Park entrance up the hill. Was 4/4 in one hour Sunday night.

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I.have a cottage on the east side abut 8 mi out of Penn Yan. Catch mostly lakers, how about you?

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Its funny to me that in the Finger Lakes homes on the lake are called "cottages". On our Adirondack Lakes they are called "camps". Just interesting.

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Anybody been out of Olcott the past few days?  Any update on the fleas? 

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I fished sunday they were not too bad but they r still there..braided took the most the 40 and 30 mono wasn't bad at all...

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Can i use any 30-40lb Mono?  The only kind I can find locally is Sufix or Big Game.

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I use big game ...the 30 I run up high for steelhead and tie a #8 barrel swivel on then put a 8-10 ft leader of floro 20#test...I only took 200-300 ft off my normal 20 lbs and tied in 40 to replace u can use a albright knot or blood not look them up if u don't feel like spooling ur whole reel

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Can i use any 30-40lb Mono?  The only kind I can find locally is Sufix or Big Game.

walmart. Omniflex 50lb test. Cheap and the fleas WONT stick to it at all. Peal 100-200 yds off and splice the 50lb in.

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