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  1. City Auto. North side of Eglinton east of McCowan. They will fix only what needs to be fixed. Say Peter recommended you. My 4runner is there right now, unfortunately.
  2. It's good that you're finally entering the world of real fishing, haha, just kidding. I think if you want to get decent gear, it's worth while to consider buying used stuff. I do it all the time via fishing forums and ebay. You will be able to get a set up that you'll really enjoy for your price range. In terms of the reel you'll need to decide on round or low profile, though most seem to be going the way of low profile these days, as the manufacturers have really been beefing up the gears and for more comfort. If you can get an older shimano chronarch 101D (these were the gold standard a decade ago) for a $100 I don't think you'd regret it. I had one a while back and they casted just as far if not farther and smoother than modern reels. Or a Daiwa fuego magnesium. I have one, bought it on ebay, beefed in up w/ orange seal boca bearings, and it's just silky smooth. And then buy a St. Croix Premier 6'6" or 7' MH also used...and you're set. Good luck. http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHIMANO-BANTAM-CHRONARCH-101A-LEFTY-BAITCASTING-REEL-/150887838667?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23219db3cb or http://www.ebay.com/itm/Team-Daiwa-Fuego-Reel-Buy-it-Now-or-Best-Offer-/110953660032?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d55a7e80 or http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Curado-201-E7-Baitcasting-Reel-Choose-Size-M-10-110yd-7-1-1-7-2oz-LH-/271062711824?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f1c98be10
  3. So I took a look at the tires a bit closer. There are five rows of tread on each tire and it's the outer two treads that are badly worn and cupped. What does that mean? The passenger side a bit more than the other. So I did take off the spare and replaced the one that was more worn and I'll replace the other one when my new tires arrive. When i took off the worn tire i checked for play in the hub and there was none. Tires are Maxxis 175/80/13 rated for 35psi cold at 1100lbs per tire. As well the tires are original and the boat/trailer is around 9-10 yrs old. The previous owner hardly trailered as i remember the tires being new when i bought the package 4 years ago. If they were over-weighted, they would have the tendency to ride on the inside treads, at least that's what i think, but these are wearing on the outside treads so what does that mean? One other question that came to mind was, are my leaf springs too strong or too weak? could that be a factor? So if they are too weak, then the weight of the boat has essentially maxed out the springs, there's no more give, so they will bounce. does my logic make sense? Again, i have a single axle trailer which came w/ the boat. the boat is a 16.5ft lowe w/ a 50hp 2 stroke. So i don't think it's over weighted. Also, the trailer is nearly level when it's connected on the ball/hitch. the mystery continues
  4. Thanks for all the advice. Much appreciated. New tires have been ordered. From my research online it seems that the main culprit is suspension. Trailers have the tendency to be more bouncy and of course in smaller single axle trailers the suspension is no where nearly as sophisticated as that of a car. I remember having this problem on an old Olds Delta 88 I drove. Terrible suspension in the front and as a result, cupped tires. I'm almost certain that my cause is not from tire pressure as the wear across the tread is pretty even. Anyway. New tires on the way.
  5. As the topic says, my trailer tires are cupped pretty badly, but i think i'll still use them for one final season. Anyone see any safety issue in this? There is still some tread left, just the cupping. So, anyone know why this is happening and how I can ensure it doesn't happen w/ my next pair? Hauling a 16.5 ft Lowe aluminum. Boat is tied down tight to trailer. And air pressure is correct. Thanks.
  6. I just got a bunch after they went on sale at tackle warehouse late last year for around 8 dollars each. can't wait to try them. I've only heard good things. also here's youtube vid on SB fishing from the master KVD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3mkcfXH77k
  7. OFC moderator..others. I was wondering... I was looking at the settings for receiving notifications to any threads I replied to, which is what I want. I want to know what others are thinking about a particular subject. But I would like to stop receiving emails to the topic "What song are you listening to now?" Can we kill that thread and start a new one? That way I will no longer have to receive those emails? I know, I know, first world problems, cry me a river....haha. Does anyone else share my sentiments? Thanks.
  8. i was under a tight budget so I bought a Fladen. Not really well known in Canada, but supposedly very popular in Europe. I searched a bunch of reviews and they seemed positive. They are relatively cheap too. Only 85pounds or 134 $Can. Which is really really cheap. From what I know, most, if not all of the suits ice fishermen wear are FLOATATION Suits, not Survior suits. Big difference. If I'm not mistaken, the survivor suit is meant to slow down hypothermia in water and is more like a neoprene suit. But the floatation suit is meant to keep you from going under. In either case, you gotta get out of the ice. So IMHO, all a floatation suit needs to do is keep you floating so you can use your picks to pull yourself out as quickly as possible. After that, i guess it's about fit and comfort. So for me, i don't need to spend 400 on a mustang. See: http://www.cheaplifejackets.co.uk/one-piece-flotation-suit-blue-yellow-from-10999-free-shippin-c-23-p-1-pr-16165.html This site has user reviews. http://www.uk-fishing-tackle.co.uk/ It's warm, bright, not your typical orange (not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing), high collars, a hood, neoprene wrists, big pockets. Only complaint is that the legs could use a zipper for wider boots. Anyway, another option for you.
  9. I bought a little buddy heater (Mr. Heater) but I found it a pain in the butt. It's top heavy and thus tippy and seems to have a tough time lighting up when it's really cold. What I've been trying this year is a cheap butane stove like this. http://www.fcsurplus.ca/shopping/products/56-Camp-Cooking-Accessories/15269-World-Famous-Butane-Stoves/ They're only about 20-25 bucks. And I found an even more compact one where the butane fuel canister stick out a bit. Pros 1. cheap 2. sufficient heat 3. butane fuel is around $5-6 for a 4-pack at any Asian grocery like Galleria in the GTA or H-mart in Richmond Hill. I heard there are poorly made fuel canisters (from China?) so I try to get mine at Korean groceries. Quality is supposedly higher. As an FYI, last time I checked crappy tire, they had the butane but it was really overpriced. 4. Can also cook on it which i do all the time, boil water for tea/coffee, etc. 5. very light and compact. comes with case 6. Self starting, twist of a dial. 7. can use as camp stove in summer 8. fuel canisters are also very compact and store easily (shaped like a can of hairspray but more girth) Cons 1. Open flame in tent (but we keep ours right in the middle so it's pretty safe) 2. Butane canisters lose their pressure when it gets really cold so the flame size shrinks (my solution is that I keep a couple canisters close to my chest, under my jacket and rotate them when the flame shrinks. 3. I suppose if wind leaks into your tent the flame can go out 4. not 'green' as you will need to dispose of your empty canisters.
  10. Saw this posted on my friend' FB page. I'd take this over not fishing w/ all this warm weather. Looks like a tournament. The yellow banner in the middle is translated, "Body Thawing Centre" haha.
  11. EBAY. I ordered some powerpro from a good seller in Michigan. 1000yd of 30lbs
  12. Search "tackle industries" or "reaction strike" on ebay. I bought the one with a telescopic handle and I like it. I bought from seller name: iamhoo
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