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  1. Tom S

    Hammer town tackle swap ?

    Looking forward to it. Usually find a thing or two to spend some money on, and whichever child I take with me ends up with a good sized back of handouts!
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    T.O. airport hotel recommendations/NF

    Buffalo is nice if you're travelling to somewhere in the US, as you go through customs at a land crossing rather than standing in line in the airport. However, it is a smaller airport and doesn't have many direct flights so expect to have a connection in there. Those commuter connections from a hub to Buffalo can be nice though, small planes and quick flights.
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    I took a quick look, and leasing hunting land down that way runs $10-$12/acre. Based on the lot sizes you're looking at anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 to hunt the land. I'd be pretty upset as well if I payed that much to have sole hunting rights and some yahoo rolls up and decides to hunt for free. I know out Iowa way guides will lease massive tracts of land that they then bring clients in to hunt. Hunters trespassing on that land directly impacts their ability to run a business. I think I know the pond you're talking about, driven past it thinking it might be good to take a look at. Long and skinny indicates that there isn't enough food to support the largemouth population. Either he's not doing a good job managing the stocking (overstocking), or the sunfish population is vastly oversized.
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    It's a problem right here in Haldimand OI. Maybe not to the same scale as in PA, but I know a few people who have become very discouraged because many landowners refuse to give permission anymore but the land ends up getting hunted anyhow. Closes doors for those who try to go about things the right way, those who don't follow the law get away with it.
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    NF NF NF new furnace and A/C

    Or do it right and install in-floor hydronic heating system, using the furnace blower for circulation and a hot water coil for supplemental heating. But then again, we're talking about McMansions, the name of the game is big, 'impressive', and cheap.
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    My goby tied fly/bug worked

    Lol. Good to see it working for you Brian.
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    Cappuccino for pennies a cup

    There we go. Nice countertop burr grinder, if you grind it at the store you might as well buy pre-ground. Yeah, it would be really nice if Foodland could step up their game. Pretty sad selection of some items, I wish they would carry some decent fresh bread.
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    Cappuccino for pennies a cup

    You busted Spiel's cajones for putting onions into a carbanara, but now you advocate making espressos with pre-ground coffee! And cappuccino after lunch to boot! Mamma Mia! I also have a 4-cup Moka pot, and enjoy making myself a pot on Saturday mornings. No milk or sugar for me, straight espresso made with just-ground dark roast beans (Costco actually has good beans for this). My wife won't touch it.
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    my brother's pb speckled laker

    Beautiful fish
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    cooking thread...

    Yeah, don't let him cacciatore you or he'll gnocci you over the head.
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    cooking thread...

    Why are you busting my cojones? It's Spiel's dish. Onions sound good to me.
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    cooking thread...

    Mmmm. Carbs. I love carbs.
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    Death of a Boat

    The Susquehanna is actually one of my bucket list rivers. I'd prefer to fish it from a raft or driftboat though, pretty crazy water to be taking a powerboat through.