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DaveC last won the day on December 12

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About DaveC

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    Cambridge, Ontario
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    Fishing, both river and boat....learning new techniques.I also enjoy golf and hockey.

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  1. You cant judge a reel on just spinning it...LOL. All though it looks impressive its not indication of the quality of the reel. Whats the reel start up like with a 4mil float and little split shot? Whats it like after you fought a few fish with it or put it under load? Is there any line interference on the spool or problem with the clickers. Ask those questions after you have owned it for a while and put it through the paces...Any wobble, even the slightest is unacceptable in a pin reel. Haha, after watching the video again theres way to much wobble right from the start. LOL. When you load line on that reel and fish it a few times, youll be coming back to give your results lI suspect the reel fails fairly quick
  2. MNR - Your Voice Matters - Zone 16

    Yes, your 100% on all that. We run a small flyfishing club and to host a tournament is one major pita. We had to have a 5 million dollar insurance bond freeing County of brant from all liability to fish a fun tournament on the grand with about 15 people. Jump hoops, and letters sent around to the local residents for their permission and input to use the grand river from our own personal boats and canoes. We also had to obtain all sorts of permits as well. Same scenario on the upper grand river. Seems like these rivers belong to a select group of people and you need their permission as well or expect to be frowned upon. We needed a permit to use a public park for access to the river, because we are a club and running a not for profit tournament. A release waiver is not sufficient enough apparently. Money involved with everything...and the city and local townships want their piece or its not happening. That's what I'm saying about a voice....you really don't have one, and your talking to deaf ears unless you belong to one of the OLE BOYS clubs that its built around.
  3. MNR - Your Voice Matters - Zone 16

    100% agree...when it comes to stake holders, its all about how they can best fill their pockets at the expense of the resource and nothing else. After trying to organize public fishing events and dealing with local townships, including but not limited to conservation groups. If there is not something in it for them, it can be a difficult challenge. Here is a link to one such example of what a township really thinks of protecting a well known section of the grand River through Fergus and Elora. Anytime a gov agency is in the mix of decisions here is what you can expect. http://www.wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=36132 The all mighty dollar is what its really about !!!!!!!!
  4. Centerpinning during the winter

    Good thinking, get that cast down and youll be good for line twist. I always opt for slip floats for that reason as well even when I have it in a fixed position with stoppers so its not spinning and putting line twist in your mainline. I don't know much about the Wallis cast, as I'm a typical side caster...but much like a bait caster I believe a bigger float with more weight makes it easier...at least in the learning stage.
  5. Centerpinning during the winter

    Join this group on faceook, always lots for sale there or post an ad of how much your looking to spend (River Rats - Classified ads for Float Fishing/Centre Pin/Fly Fishing)
  6. Centerpinning during the winter

    I have a cool usb hand warmer that I keep in my pocket, but it only works for a few hours. I cant stand any type of gloves..tried them all, but cheap cotton gloves are ok until your pulling the thread apart with hooks or they get wet. Tried the hand warmers inside my jacket sleeves as they say if you keep your wrists warm helps with frozen hands...just a pita though. Frozen hands it is most times. One thing I find very usefull in the winter is my loop fleece neck collar, never leave home without it.
  7. MNR - Your Voice Matters - Zone 16

    I find these meetings usually have an agenda for select groups. Seen it all to often with the ole boys clubs. MNR does not listen anyway...just another dog and pony show as far as I am concerned. Keep things the way they are and add more enforcement...which we all know will not happen when your licence fees goes into the general fund. They make big bucks to make decisions as it is...and even when they do get consultation from outside groups they don't listen...wont be wasting my time that's for sure.
  8. Baitcasters and float fishing

    Love the fight on a float reel...just you and the fish, depending on how much or little you clamp down. Drag reel just not the same...You can pick up line off the water very fast with a spin of the reel with your hand. Good float reels don't freeze up. Only real drawback is the learning to cast, which with a 13 ft plus rod is pretty much not that far on most rivers.
  9. I like to use a longer leader. 24- 30" to the swivel. Might be ok when its dirty water to go short, but generally go a bit longer.
  10. Baitcasters and float fishing

    Got mine @ Sail
  11. Baitcasters and float fishing

    Ice off paste works good most days, I cover my rod and guides in it as well as my float...still on the coldest days I'm dipping the rod tip. Ive seen guys like Steelee fish those spiral wrapped baitcasters better than pins and really reach some long casts. All Ive ever been able to do with them is a birds nest...lol. Like everything practice.
  12. Etiquette

    Sometimes , friends and I have fished 10ft apart no problem, as long as like mentioned the guy below you casts first and you all drift together and retrieve together then repeat. Some people cant fish tight quarters but with like minded people its pretty simple. I never chase a fish either, a little respect when someone is fighting a fish removing your line and alls good. Now throw a fly guy into a mix of pinners....and its an ass kicking in the making...lol. I give fly guys the space they need...but if they think they are going to invade my drift, its going to be tangle city til they say uncle.lol
  13. Nice going Corsara, your hooking fish so that's a good thing..nice brown btw !!! Like mentioned takes fishing that river a lot to get it figured out. Smerch we used corkies last week and hooked 6 fish between 3 of us bottom bouncing...couple lakers and 4 bows. I'm done with Glen, and whirlpool the ole knees are shot...park n fish for me now...lol
  14. Yes the snell knot does have advantages. If you put a hook in the vise and tie a regular knot and pull on the line....you will see that the line swivels in the eyelet of the hook. Now tie a snell knot on the hook and do the same thing...you will see that the line pulls on the shank of the hook. This prevents the hook from swinging under the bead and better hook sets, also gives you better control fighting the fish with the ability to steer the fish because your actually pulling the shank of the hook and steering the fish...vs the line swiveling and the fish being able to steer itself on that pivot point. With a snell knot there is no pivot point and and hook hangs straight and stiff below the bead...very few times will you miss the set vs clinch or polmar knot. Google advantage of snell knot...there is a video online to get a better understanding. Bead size is not always to do with clarity. Sometimes 8s or 6s just seem to be working better than 10s. I often fish smaller beads and hook more fish with them than the bigger beads. You can also run tandem beads...with one bead 4 or so inches above the other one, all the time still using a single hook...more like an attractor bead. Or you can run, bead and a bag...bead on top, with bag on the hook. Experiment a bit...I almost exclusively use beads these days...just as good as roe and not all the messy goo...lol. Throw the odd jig, or pink worm too...when fish get finicky. Good luck, hope that helps you out some.