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smerchly

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    smerchly got a reaction from Bubba14 in Snow Tires   
    For sure Tyler , I have a large torque wrench and set it at 100 lbs ....then do a re-torque after driving a while .
    Some wear on the bare pavement but saves wear on the summer tires .  They should last me another 40 years ....
    Came in for a coffee break ....my good neighbour just gave me some home baked cookies to accompany my coffee   🥰
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    smerchly got a reaction from DaveC in Snow Tires   
    Well today looks like the day .....I install my 8 snow tires .....a lot of heavy work for this old codger .....
     
    And sometimes I wonder why I bought 8 snow tires and rims .... Ninety five percent of the time the tires are running on snowless roads !
     
    The insurance gives a 5% discount on rates ... I would save more if they gave a very low mileage rate since we average less than 5 km on each vehicle .
     
    So , I'll spend the day huffin & puffin and save nearly $200 to have them installed by others . ( But I do feel safer when they're on)    
     
    Let it snow let it snow ......   🌨️
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    smerchly reacted to marktheperchman in Niagara Parks to implement fees at its public boat launches starting in 2021   
    So glad that I always fish by myself. Whether it's the canal or the lake I'm most always solitary and any garbage i see by my launch will always come home with me.
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    smerchly reacted to Steve_Guelph in Deeper units   
    I fished with a guy this summer that used a unit that he casted out but had a wireless unit. It was interesting and showed bottom structure and depth pretty accurately. He used it with very heavy braided line.
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    smerchly reacted to Tyler0420 in Deeper units   
    I used braid for years and just last year I’ve switched to mono.  I even started bottom bouncing with it. Ya not the best feeling but at least not getting cut off on sharp rocks or zebra mussels.  
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    smerchly reacted to мормышка in Niagara Parks to implement fees at its public boat launches starting in 2021   
    The end game is total gov't control on everything.
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    smerchly reacted to DaveC in Niagara Parks to implement fees at its public boat launches starting in 2021   
    Yeah there is, salmon circus brings out some strange ones. Id say the Ganaraska will be next pay to fish, with excuses to follow. Ontario puts zero into the resource. Wants you to police the rivers, do the cleanups, and maintain the resource. Unethical activity is the new normal without COs to enforce. More and more piers getting closed because municpalities dont  want to have to clean them. Our fishing license is dumped into the general fund and squat put into the resource. Thats why I choose to spend my money in the US, vs here. Sounds crazy to say that...but its true. They keep taking spots away and closing access, and finding ways to profit is next.
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    smerchly reacted to Darryl L in Wood Duck Mount   
    Beautiful duck, and beautiful work Gunner ! Any wife would be happy with that as their Christmas gift! Haha 
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    smerchly got a reaction from мормышка in Loca the Pug   
    We hug our "Jug" every day !     🥰
     
     

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    smerchly reacted to Tyler0420 in Round Goby -School Project   
    I’d love to catch a grasser. Built like a rocket. 
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    smerchly got a reaction from Surf and Turf in Round Goby -School Project   
    World trade has brought us many destructive species ...aquatic species like these .....
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=aquaic+species
     
    We have lost millions of ash trees etc etc. due to invasive beetles . Farms have lost crops from foreign bugs , new plants have invaded our wet lands and on and on ....... This has cost us billions of dollars and we get to pay for it from our paychecks . The "cheap" imported products cost us a lot more than we think . As the ships get larger to bring us all the products on the store shelves , I don't see any positive change in the future . 
     
    ....forgot to add the new bug from China ...the covid bug.....no export charge ....
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    smerchly reacted to 20MileCreeker in Round Goby -School Project   
    Thanks so much for your input.

    The purpose of the project is to try and win a fictitious $100 million grant. His other idea was - he discovered that round gobies exhibit a red fluorescence when exposed to a green light. He may try to convince the panel that with a $100 million he could develop a subaquatic robot that can emit a green light and if it sees the red fluorescence it would vaporize the fish ☠️. Perhaps he could win on creativity. 🤷‍♀️
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    smerchly got a reaction from 20MileCreeker in Round Goby -School Project   
    World trade has brought us many destructive species ...aquatic species like these .....
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=aquaic+species
     
    We have lost millions of ash trees etc etc. due to invasive beetles . Farms have lost crops from foreign bugs , new plants have invaded our wet lands and on and on ....... This has cost us billions of dollars and we get to pay for it from our paychecks . The "cheap" imported products cost us a lot more than we think . As the ships get larger to bring us all the products on the store shelves , I don't see any positive change in the future . 
     
    ....forgot to add the new bug from China ...the covid bug.....no export charge ....
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    smerchly got a reaction from 20MileCreeker in Round Goby -School Project   
    Gobies are everywhere  20MC  . Watch underwater videos of the Niagara river and see them scattering among the mountain of zebra mussel shells . Lake Simcoe is loaded with gobies and all waters connected to the Great Lakes . Over the years many fish eat gobies . Bass are now much larger after including gobies into their diet . I have to choose what baits to use when bottom fishing since the gobies will tear minnows apart , eat worms or corn ,etc.  We were told to kill them when we hook them while fishing but that is not even a drop in the barrel . While netting some minnows I have caught dozens of tiny 2-3" gobies in one lift of the net . I think they are here to stay .
    Many of us would like to see more educated anglers ....like having the first few pages in the regs about fishing etiquette , garbage (fishing line) , fish I.D.,  limits , etc .  A written test should be mandatory in English or French since signs posted are in either language . Our laws are too weak both federally and locally to stop the abuse of our natural resources , so I don't expect to see anything change in my lifetime ....except more new invasive species from other countries .
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    smerchly reacted to Surf and Turf in Round Goby -School Project   
    Good to hear that your son is taking an interest. I do however agree with Smerch. Maybe a better topic would be that of invasive species in general, how they got here, their affect on the local ecosystem and how to avoid potential new invaders from arriving and establishing. Maybe an app, or function on MNR website to report and upload a picture of unidentified potential invasive species? Just a thought.
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    smerchly reacted to bigugli in 2020   
    It's all your fault. You start up the snowblower, and the next day my furnace quits just as it starts snowing.  
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    smerchly reacted to мормышка in Update on guns   
    So much at stake for Americans and Canadians IF Trump does not remain president on Jan 21, 2021.
     
    Then again, if he does, expect "the other" side to retaliate. 
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    smerchly got a reaction from мормышка in Update on guns   
    I expect likewise in the USA as well .....  
    Since Trump got over 70 million votes they have  power to use their influence to boycott the "Holywood" bunch who mouthed off against guns ....some of them have guns themselves or hire armed body guards . Personally , I will never watch any of them now ...no movies or anything they do . Super rich "celebs" like T.Swift , Miley Cyrus , Opra plus many more mouthed off against Trump & sadly , my old pot smokin Willie joined them ...bye bye Willie . I have my own principles that I stick to .....  when the black lives matter morons decided to piss on their own flag in front of 20,000 people at a football game , I'll never watch a game again , same with basketball or any other "sport" ...so long sport millionaires !! Unfortunately , it is soon forgotten among many of the "fans" ......
      Check this out ,  scroll down to see some of the loud mouths who beaked off about guns . All these people are on my "hit" list .  There are also some who stick up for our rights . I think it's good to know who side they're on . 
      Let us do some "resetting" and show them we have some power too !! 
     
    https://www.pinterest.ca/wayne366/boycott-hollywood/
     
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    smerchly got a reaction from shoemaker in No more hunting in Grimsby...   
    Probably more poaching happening now than ever as new ways to hunt illegally have emerged , like using (silent) cross bows , laser beams , cameras , gps , drones and amazing bush vehicles (tanks)  . In some cases , it's a matter of putting meat on the table regardless of the law . 
     
    The C19 is the perfect excuse to reset our "free" society . Some large businesses are making huge bucks taking advantage of this virus.   I have already seen prices going crazy in our local stores and don't expect to see them return to "normal" again .  They will tax us more than ever ...( natural gas bill = tax on tax )
    Now we have another Trudeau in charge soon south of the border , and the fake news will convince most that we are going to save the planet .....  I believe I have lived through the best time in history (77 years)   , ,..
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    smerchly reacted to gunner-2 in No more hunting in Grimsby...   
    I understand that verado but not every one can go north and no one should have there rights taken away or have new comers come hear and dictate to us what we should or shouldent be able to do if that was the case
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    smerchly got a reaction from мормышка in 2020   
    A quick summary of the year twenty twenty ..........................
     
     
     
     
     

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    smerchly got a reaction from Bubba14 in No more hunting in Grimsby...   
    Probably more poaching happening now than ever as new ways to hunt illegally have emerged , like using (silent) cross bows , laser beams , cameras , gps , drones and amazing bush vehicles (tanks)  . In some cases , it's a matter of putting meat on the table regardless of the law . 
     
    The C19 is the perfect excuse to reset our "free" society . Some large businesses are making huge bucks taking advantage of this virus.   I have already seen prices going crazy in our local stores and don't expect to see them return to "normal" again .  They will tax us more than ever ...( natural gas bill = tax on tax )
    Now we have another Trudeau in charge soon south of the border , and the fake news will convince most that we are going to save the planet .....  I believe I have lived through the best time in history (77 years)   , ,..
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    smerchly got a reaction from мормышка in No more hunting in Grimsby...   
    Probably more poaching happening now than ever as new ways to hunt illegally have emerged , like using (silent) cross bows , laser beams , cameras , gps , drones and amazing bush vehicles (tanks)  . In some cases , it's a matter of putting meat on the table regardless of the law . 
     
    The C19 is the perfect excuse to reset our "free" society . Some large businesses are making huge bucks taking advantage of this virus.   I have already seen prices going crazy in our local stores and don't expect to see them return to "normal" again .  They will tax us more than ever ...( natural gas bill = tax on tax )
    Now we have another Trudeau in charge soon south of the border , and the fake news will convince most that we are going to save the planet .....  I believe I have lived through the best time in history (77 years)   , ,..
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    smerchly got a reaction from gunner-2 in No more hunting in Grimsby...   
    Probably more poaching happening now than ever as new ways to hunt illegally have emerged , like using (silent) cross bows , laser beams , cameras , gps , drones and amazing bush vehicles (tanks)  . In some cases , it's a matter of putting meat on the table regardless of the law . 
     
    The C19 is the perfect excuse to reset our "free" society . Some large businesses are making huge bucks taking advantage of this virus.   I have already seen prices going crazy in our local stores and don't expect to see them return to "normal" again .  They will tax us more than ever ...( natural gas bill = tax on tax )
    Now we have another Trudeau in charge soon south of the border , and the fake news will convince most that we are going to save the planet .....  I believe I have lived through the best time in history (77 years)   , ,..
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    smerchly reacted to Darryl L in No more hunting in Grimsby...   
    Correct me if I'm wrong but is welland not the same now too? Not good, we are slowly losing more and more good ground. This only leads to poaching, and people not following the rules. 
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