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    Symmetre got a reaction from Tony in Maggot????   
    I have a fishing book that says people in England have used maggots since the 17th century. Never tried them myself (kinda gross) but I bet they would work great for pannies and trout. The berkley power maggots are awesome on steelhead so the real thing is probably even better.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from honeyv in Maggot????   
    I have a fishing book that says people in England have used maggots since the 17th century. Never tried them myself (kinda gross) but I bet they would work great for pannies and trout. The berkley power maggots are awesome on steelhead so the real thing is probably even better.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from dave524 in No words for this....but i'm sure i'll think of some worthy ones   
    I don't understand all the outrage. It's not like numbers of released fish don't die at every single tournament being held. Perhaps not quite to the same degree at this, but anyone who thinks 100% of them survive is horribly, horribly naive.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from smerchly in No words for this....but i'm sure i'll think of some worthy ones   
    I don't understand all the outrage. It's not like numbers of released fish don't die at every single tournament being held. Perhaps not quite to the same degree at this, but anyone who thinks 100% of them survive is horribly, horribly naive.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from NiagaraRiverFisher in Suzuki outboards   
    Suzuki make outstanding engines. I have a 10 year-old 90 hp Suzi on my Smoker Craft (bought from Marsh's in Waubushene), it runs like new even though I put a huge amount of time on it every year from ice-out to freeze up. Always starts right away, idles so quiet you cant hear it, runs smooth as silk, no smoke, no fussing, would buy another one 100%.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from Captain Hooksets in Suzuki outboards   
    Suzuki make outstanding engines. I have a 10 year-old 90 hp Suzi on my Smoker Craft (bought from Marsh's in Waubushene), it runs like new even though I put a huge amount of time on it every year from ice-out to freeze up. Always starts right away, idles so quiet you cant hear it, runs smooth as silk, no smoke, no fussing, would buy another one 100%.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from fishingking in Anyone having any luck for Salmon   
    Hammered fish today 80 down over 120 off Dalhousie, anything blue and silver. Nothing big but lots of fun for sure.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from smerchly in Boat Carpet   
    Boat builders stopped using carpet years ago for exactly this reason. The only place you see it now is on some raised casting decks.
    Just make sure you get vinyl that's made specifically for exterior use. Otherwise it gets way too hot and gives off a horrible smell for a week so after the first time it sits out in 30C sunshine.
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    Symmetre reacted to Lund-SS in Fishing tips and BIG fish   
    Sometimes it's nice to keep a good thing to yourself .... just ask the guys that used to fish st.catharines marina
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    Symmetre got a reaction from WalleyeChaser in Boat questions   
    Lund are crap. They used to be really good 20 years ago, but they've cut so many corners to keep making profits even during the recession that they're not even close to what they used to be.
    Alumacraft are good, Crestliner are good, Starcrafts are good, Princecrafts are good. Lund isn't really bad, but its not worth the huge premium they charge. Today you're paying for the name and that's it. For quality they're about the same as Legend, in fact the Legend might be better.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from Botchegalupe in Really Disappointed WIth Legend Boat   
    You bought a boat with a 10 year warranty. You got 17 years out of it without any trouble at all. That's pretty good. But nothing lasts forever.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from smerchly in Post Your Improvised lures!   
    Your ideas are not "patent-pending" until after you have done the paperwork, submitted them to the patent office, had them accepted by the patent office for review, and paid the appropriate fees, which run anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 per item.
    You should also know that you cannot patent modifications to someone else's product. It has to be your own invention from the ground up. You can't patent someone else's lures that you doctored with stuff you bought at the dollar store.
    Nice ideas, but people have been doing similar stuff for years. Fishing magazines from the 60s and 70s often had articles showing how to modify crankbaits by adding weight, including winding solder around the hook shanks, or add reflecty tape or fake eyes, or refinish them with glow paint to make them more visible. One of the best articles was making your own twister tails by cutting big spiral-shaped chunks of rubber from balloons. They looked great in the water and lasted way longer than any of the plastic twisters did. If you like to tweak tackle go to the library and rummage through old fishing magazines, they have all sorts of cool ideas like that.
     
     
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    Symmetre got a reaction from Tyler0420 in Baitcasters and float fishing   
    Exactly what Tyler said.
    On a big river where the fishing tends to be a little coarser, where you need use floats and a ton of weight and heavier lines, then baitcasting outfits will work fine. But once you get into slower currents, lighter lines and more finesse rigs, you can just forget about it. The tiny diameter of a baitcaster's spool (even the best reels made) won't spin anywhere near as freely as a decent quality centerpin will. And, it will have to spin a whole lot more to let out the same amount of line, which is a major problem on slow drifts. When you need to fish gentle currents or use precision presentations, a baitcasting outfit can't keep up to a centerpin rig.
    I use both centerpins and baitcasting outfits. I use spinning outfits and fly gear too, since everything has its time and place. But for steelhead fishing, if I was restricted to one outfit only, it would be a centerpin rig hands down.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from corsara in Baitcasters and float fishing   
    Exactly what Tyler said.
    On a big river where the fishing tends to be a little coarser, where you need use floats and a ton of weight and heavier lines, then baitcasting outfits will work fine. But once you get into slower currents, lighter lines and more finesse rigs, you can just forget about it. The tiny diameter of a baitcaster's spool (even the best reels made) won't spin anywhere near as freely as a decent quality centerpin will. And, it will have to spin a whole lot more to let out the same amount of line, which is a major problem on slow drifts. When you need to fish gentle currents or use precision presentations, a baitcasting outfit can't keep up to a centerpin rig.
    I use both centerpins and baitcasting outfits. I use spinning outfits and fly gear too, since everything has its time and place. But for steelhead fishing, if I was restricted to one outfit only, it would be a centerpin rig hands down.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from smerchly in What is the "answer"   
    You assume some of these idiots can actually read. Or even bother to look at the regs.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from Coffee in Old Lure   
    This is correct. Flatfish was first manufactured in 1933 by Helin Tackle Co., and was patented in 1936. Company moved from Detroit to La Salle, Ontario, in the 1940s. In the 1950s they started making some Flatfish out of Tenite (plastic), as it was more durable than wood (esp. with bigger fish like chinooks) but they continued making wood baits into the 1960s. The Helin company folded up in the late 1980s or early 1990s, and the Flatfish was bought by Yakima Baits in Washington State. They still manufacture it today.
    Kwikfish is a knock-off copy of the Flatfish that came out in the 1970s after the original Helin Tackle Co. patent ran out. Kwikfish was always made of plastic. Original owners used to come to the Toronto and Buffalo sportsmens shows and sell lures cheap, something like 3 for $10. They eventually sold out, and Kwikfish is now owned by Luhr Jensen.
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    Symmetre got a reaction from honeyv in Can Someone Identify This Fish   
    It is not an Atlantic. Nor is it a male - you can see the eggs spewing out of it in the photo.
    Congratulations on catching a nice brown trout.
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