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  2. TroutLivesMatter

    newtothis..

    Hey all, so ive recently started to fish again at 28 years old... i fished quite a bit as a kid but mostly typical worm and bobber type stuff usually at algonquin park area. Ive been at it for a few weeks now.... watching video after video on youtube, soaking up every bit of knowledge that comes to me, and have decided that all i really want to do is catch trout, any size, any kind.. so ive bought a pair of waders and have been walking up and down creeks every wrong word day (union electrician, waiting on job call) and all i seem to be catching is wrong word creek chubs! If anyone could offer me some sound advice or tips i would greatly appreciate anything. ive been using basically pink worms, mouse tails, roe, little spinners, even night crawlers....do i just suck at fishing? 😅 btw im in the hamilton area and have been going to places within 30-45min drive range.
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  4. It keeps the public union employed. But, the last thing I'll submit to is autobilling.
  5. NAW

    ACL tear/repair (NF but kinda F)

    Don't worry Jer. You can ride in my sleigh early ice, I'll pull you out to the spots, with Frosty the Snowman playing on my portable stereo.
  6. bobowski

    Nymphs,woolys and smoked chops,,,,,,

    Looks and sounds delicious
  7. SylvanOwner

    ACL tear/repair (NF but kinda F)

    I had ACL reconstruction surgery done almost 3 years ago. Hockey and ultimately beach volleyball were the culprits. I'm 46 now and tore the ACL about 5 years ago, so surgery 2 years after the tear. I have an active lifestyle and felt I needed the reconstruction surgery to continue to enjoy this lifestyle. There were several incidents of what I called "slide-outs" after the tear where I was doing very non-stress full movements like walking down the aisle at CT and turning/pivoting on the bad knee (to change direction for the cash register) when it would feel like my fibia and tibia were just wobbling about and I felt like one day it was just going to keep wobbling/separating and cause further damage so a repair was in order. My doctor referred me to a surgeon who I think was terrific, Dr. Di Pasquale in Mississauga. The surgery only takes about 1-1.5 hours, you go home the same morning (as long as you have crutches and a ride). They harvested a hamstring to use to replace the torn ACL with, there other methods but this is the current favourite it seems. Physio starts 2 days afterwards. I wasn't much of a believer in physio beforehand but am now. I'm totally convinced that I wouldn't have recovered the full range of motion without it. I also believe that it helps to be in good shape beforehand, by good shape I mean having strong leg muscles. I didn't do much more than the minimum of physio and wish I'd done more. It reduces recovery time and improves the final result. My benefits covered the expensive brace (still from California and about $1800, can't remember if that was CDN or U.S.). I've almost completely given up sports but am told can do it without problem or much risk with the brace I just choose not to and it's ok. Biking, ice fishing, hunting, hiking, walking and some others I've chosen not to count as "sports"....lol. My advice is start to mentally write-off a good chunk of the ice season (you'll have many more if you play this right), my surgery date was Feb.21 (I think) and what scared me even more was trout opener (slippery rocks and mud banks) so I skipped one year of this. Crutches, no working and no driving for 6 weeks (or until you can show enough movement) even though it was my left knee. They want you using the knee as quickly as you can so be smart, don't push it tooooo much and you'll be good. Do the physio!!!....and then some
  8. misfish

    ACL tear/repair (NF but kinda F)

    When your all back to some what normal, I will have a harness for you to pull my hut out. Dont forget your spikes. LOL
  9. jerpears1

    ACL tear/repair (NF but kinda F)

    Thanks bud. Funny thing is I think i’d actually survive without an ACL, i’m At the point now I don’t notice very much anymore. Big thing is I want to make a 5k race under 20 minutes and I can legit tell that the knee is slowing me down (that’s the excuse and i’m Sticking to it) needless to say i’ll Be wearing ice spikes until spring thaw regardless if i’m On the ice or pavement on Downtown T.O
  10. misfish

    ACL tear/repair (NF but kinda F)

    HMMMMM, lets see,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Both knees done . age of 16-18. Cart ledge removed. Hockey and football ( SOCCER? REALLY ) LOL. Then at the age of 25,mcl left knee. 30,acl of right knee. 45,mcl of right knee. All sports releated. Never had surgery. Rehab and ultra sound. Wore a brace ( custom made ) Thank goodness for company coverage . Cost $1400 back then. 54 and still going. Ya limping a bit, but suck it up butter cup. The pain will be there when you get older. I have good days and bad days. I know when a storm is a coming. LIMP GIMP I AM. Best of luck with recovery buddy.
  11. License plate stickers are yet another example. Why are they even needed on a yearly basis? Why not autobill my credit card or something?
  12. jimmer

    ACL tear/repair (NF but kinda F)

    Yeah, be careful if you decide to venture out on the ice, even with an operator. I took a flip walking to the bombardier last year. So stupid, but it just took a little lapse on my part and there I was laying flat on my bad back. Being in shape will sure help with your recovery.
  13. Got out on the bay this morning. Was calm til around 8 am, then all hell winds from the west came from no where. Headed in and headed home. Spent the rest of the morning tying and getting the chops I had soaking in apple/pineapple juice, ready for the smoker. Woolies and nymphs,and chops done. While the chops rest, I need to get the Alfredo done, before the ladies get home from work and school.
  14. misfish

    Cant happen to me,,,,NF/FR

    LOL No place to park it, but would be nice Davis. Glad it has served you well.
  15. davis

    Cant happen to me,,,,NF/FR

    Can i interest you in a 14' Sylvan? ; )
  16. You can buy ahead of time now, I believe they send it 3-4 months in advance and have it mailed to your house no extra charge.
  17. Thank you for the rants. It’s good info. Some people don’t post fishing trips on here because they are too busy playing games with the red tape money grabbing goofs. Stand in line on your birthday to get a sticker for a lic. Plate what does this sticker do? I want to fish instead
  18. jerpears1

    ACL tear/repair (NF but kinda F)

    Hey everyone. Thanks again for the advice. The tear was totally a freak accident. I was playing softball, rounded 3rd and tripped over the bag that wasn't staked in properly. My knee went one way and I went the other. The sharp impact of the twist of my knee hitting the ground tore the ACL. I run between 30-50k a week so I'm hoping the strength that I have built in my quads from that will help the recovery. I'm planning on getting my gym membership back a week before the surgery and switching over to the bike after I am done to get back on my feet asap. Boxing, I've never fought and have no intention to. I just do the cardio classes and learn the technique. My coach keeps telling me she wants me to fight but agrees it would be at least a year after the surgery before she recommends it. I'm hoping I can put it off forever (I have no interest in getting punched in the face) I've done badminton after my injury. If I don't wear my brace I have had a few scary moments, but you'll pull the racket out of my cold dead hands. I get the feeling that the pain will be the main indicator of when I can back to walking and the like. I'll keep everyone posted.
  19. I haven't read it yet but it looks to be a dandy... One quiet morning with a coffee in hand I will read it..
  20. OhioFisherman

    ACL tear/repair (NF but kinda F)

    Not only that, but a lot of those injuries have a habit of coming back and haunting you as you age.
  21. Sterling

    ACL tear/repair (NF but kinda F)

    Word of advice, it might be time to "hang up the gloves" on any intense sport. Not sure if you even partake... but knee ligament injuries seem to re-occur in many people, especially if the injury was the result of wear and tear. If it was a freak accident, then maybe not.
  22. Those are some good sized walleye.. I don't have the money for a fly in but I have some pretty good drive to lakes up that way.. Heading up in 10 days for some Grouse and fishing..
  23. Yeah, I think that's the best part about that river. Doesn't matter how you fish for them, you'll catch them. After the first few hours, I basically tossed top water mouse patterns the rest of the trip. Although a spinning setup would have been a lot less tiring
  24. AKRISONER

    A Sutton River & Trout Fishing Specktacle.

    ahaha that shot with the piece of wood is amazing. Funny bunk you guys are going through a much heavier ordeal than i do with the boys when we head out on a weekend fishing trip, but it seems like too much time in the boat with anyone is enough to ruffle feathers. I couldnt imagine trying to do it while eating fish every day 2 meals a day lol. What a report, glad i got to read it in one sitting. When you described how fly fishing is like a whole other element, that really hit home for me...i dont think its something people understand until they do it.
  25. Kokemachine

    Hard Carpin' On Rice Lake -Day 2

    Thanks for the good words Mike! It keeps things pretty exiting when you almost lose your gear on a take. We all had our drags set to zero but they were still almost taking our rods into the lake.
  26. Pangle

    ACL tear/repair (NF but kinda F)

    I had a complete tear of acl with some cartilage damage at age 25. my knee was repaired and 20yrs later i would say I have 90-95% normal usage without a knee brace. I have a custom brace and do wear it when playing hockey or snowboarding/skiing for peace of mind. But any pick up games I don’t wear it. my advice is intense physio. Build up the muscles that support your knee!! after my surgery I walked after about a week with a splint but it was painful and any twisting or lateral movement was excruciating.. i took a year off sports to rehab and that was the best decision I made. standing/walking on unstable ground such as ice will put a lot strain on the knee. It might be to early from surgery to risk it??? regardless my surgery allowed me to do all the physical activities I enjoy. BUT I got to this point because of rehab and taking it easy the first little while. ihope you have a speedy recovery!
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