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Snidley

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  1. I've got an 8 foot Airrus 457 Co Matrix (actually Sirrus before trademark infringement made them change the name) It's 8' 12-30lb and 1/2oz to 1 3/8oz lure rating. You would think it's a broomstick but it is my walleye trolling rod in my 'toon. I catch walleyes, smallmouth and even on occasion chinnies with it. It's so forgiving it's not funny. Ken Whiting gave it to me and I've been looking to find another for years. At one time I had 3 of them but i foolishly sold the casting versions because the reelseat was not up to salmon fishing. The reel would literally pop off the rod with a salmon on. The blank is truly amazing on Co Matricx 457's. Buy it if you ever see one for sale.
  2. Every time i watch Bob Izumi throw them he breaks them off so i guess he's using light line too. If I owned an expensive lure company i would have instructions to use 4lb line. The lure will get bit for sure AND there will be lots of lost lures. Create demand and fulfill sales quotas in one recommendation lol. The Mega Bass and Jackal guys do the same thing for even more expensive lures. Lots of their rods, including baitcasters are for unusually low line weights as well. Highly conditioned bass in Japan one assumes. My spybait is a very realistic lure but i wonder what the fish thinks the props on it represent,
  3. I bought a Duo Realis spybait at the swap meet. I've never tried one but I've seen TV anglers say they work when little else will. Going to give it a try this summer.
  4. I get them directly from Japan. Even there the Worming Crank Shots are hard to find. There is a guy who has some on Ebay. He lives in Toronto but he forces you to buy through EBay itself. He also has Eco Gears. Dave Chong, on here, has some Norries but not Worming Crank Shots. I saw them at his booth at the Hamilton Swap Meet last week. A couple of big cranks and some small jerk baits. He will be at the Toronto Swap meet I'm sure. I cannot vouch for those particular lures but i will say everything I've used from Norries has worked at least somewhat They are expensive but today everything is pricey. I live down the street from Bass Pro in St Catherines and there, a J13 is $18 and a Williams Whitefish is $19. Most lures are at least $10, most are more. At the swap meet spoons were going for a max of $5 and lots for a dollar or two. I bought lots of mint Japanese hardbaits for between $5 and max $7.50. Good ones that work for sure too. My buddy bagged a 9' St Croix Avid rod that was near new for $150. St Croix does not even make them anymore so it was a great deal. It was my buddies first time at the swap meet and he also won a brand new Shimano rod worth about $150. He's now a swap meet enthusiast.
  5. It's not just Salmon check the Steelhead this guy bags at 13 minutes into the video. BIGGG. It's interesting how those guys bottom bounce, they call it drifting, with slider weights and a bait cast rod in fast moving rivers. I've know about sliding weight setups but i'd never seen someone actually use them, in this case very successfully.
  6. Jackal Squad Minnow jerkbait Eco Gear SX48 Shad crank Storm Sub Wart, subsurface crank Norries Worming Crank Shot diving crankbait Mepps Black fury #3 with the baitkeeper hook and a black twister tail There's a ton of others too. Many have been mentioned above and special mention ANYTHING from Keitech
  7. This happened last December Facebook It was a natural fish. There was a video of her actually catching the fish but no shot of the real thing. She and her husband have both caught multiple giant salmon of this class so they know where the big ones are and how to catch them
  8. I stand corrected on Lymans. Those kits ARE cedar plugs. that's good news for fisherman and very bad news for guys that hoarded original Lymans and were asking $30 a piece for them. Now we have to find the convicts that used to paint them up to get tips on what colours work best.
  9. I believe "NEW" Lymans are plastic not wood. That would make them J-Plugs not Lymans IMO. I have a plastic salmon plug that is like a J Plug but is made by the same company that makes Moonshine spoons. It glows like crazy but I have never caught anything with it. In that type of circumstance I have more confidence in the Lyman than a Tomic, Moonshine, J=Plug etc. The interest in the Boon Castanas was in the colour scheme, size (3"-31/2") and the the $4 price tag. Something I learned this year from a buddy was that sometimes if the salmon are off on bigger lures like J-13s then a J13 with the back half removed is the ticket. It still dives and wiggles like a jointed J 13 but without the back half there's a smaller profile, so it's finesse. T o make one for yourself you have to destroy the back half of the J13 but if you find them floating down the river like I do you don't mind cutting the back end off of a few because they are the ticket sometimes.
  10. I believe "NEW" Lymans are plastic not wood. That would make them J-Plugs not Lymans IMO. I have a plastic salmon plug that is like a J Plug but is made by the same company that makes Moonshine spoons. It glows like crazy but I have never caught anything with it. In that type of circumstance I have more confidence in the Lyman than a Tomic, Moonshine, J=Plug etc. The interest in the Boon Castanas was in the colour scheme, size (3"-31/2") and the the $4 price tag. Something I learned this year from a buddy was that sometimes if the salmon are off on bigger lures like J-13s then a J13 with the back half removed is the ticket. It still dives and wiggles like a jointed J 13 but without the back half there's a smaller profile, so it's finesse. T o make one for yourself you have to destroy the back half of the J13 but if you find them floating down the river like I do you don't mind cutting the back end off of a few because they are the ticket sometimes.
  11. I use Lymans and Tomics casting with a straight retrieve and sometimes it's the only thing they will take. i use a clip to attach to the line, an "O" ring or straight tie does not work as well. A Rapala knot would also work well I'm sure. Lots of anglers out west use plugs like Lyman on trolling weights with success. They definitly wobble with a great deal of back and forth movement, it's what makes them work on sulky chinooks. That movement is what you look for in a good hot shoting lure like a Hot Shot, Kwikie, Hot-n-tot or Wiggle Wart.
  12. Be there of be square. It's a great stop for tackle junkies. Dave do you have any of those Arcadia Reef lures left?
  13. I have an Avid baitcast floatrod that has been used once. It is so mint that if you had a price sticker you could sell it at a retail store. It's an ML so rated 6-10lb line. It is a great rod for long casts fishing larger flows like the Saugeen or Niagara, $240 Firm. Also a brand new never used Abu Veritas spin rod Medium rated 8-12lb line. This is a unique 1 piece boat rod that is 8'3" long but telescopes down to 7' for rod locker storage. A great rod for fishing from a boat in places like the Niagara for Bass, Lakers and Steelies $70 firm Call 647-951-9142 I'm in St Catherines. Sorry no pics since i don't use a cell phone anymore
  14. Here's another page view that shows them better Castana™ : Boone Bait Co. The Red Fire or Yellow Fire look very salmon friendly to me. I might even pay the outrageous $20 price for an actual Lyman in that colour scheme
  15. I saw these on a fishing website I've used in the past. Not really a brand i know. they look a lot like Lymans , or J plugs or Tomics but i have never heard of them for Salmon. Trolling Lures – FishAndSave The link shows the whole page . The lure I was referring to is called a Boone Castana They are 31/2 inch or 3 inch lures that are pu plugs that they claim are surface jerkbaits or steady retrieve or trolling subsurface lures
  16. Is the Hamilton swap meet still on this year on the 28th of March?
  17. Brand New 8'3" Abu Garcia Veritas spin rod. Medium rated 6-12lb. this is a one piece rod that telescopes down to 7' so it can be stored in the rod locker of a boat. I got this rod to fish the Niagara from a boat. Brand New never used. $70 Call 647-951-9142 I'm in St Catharines but the number is a local call for the GTA.
  18. I have 1 Avid steelhead rod that is getting no use by me. , virtually brand new. The casting rod has been out once . I just don't get any use out of long steelhead rods anymore as I fish 99% of the time in my Hobie 'toon. the rod would be a fine Xmas gift as its mint. As you may know these rods are no longer made as it seems St Croix has abandoned steelhead rods altogether. $240 each Sorry no pics as I don't even have a cell phone anymore. I'm in St Catharines but my number is local to the GTA 647-951-9142
  19. I see that Jack Dorsey is now heavily involved in a new one since dropping out as the boss of Twitter. I suppose his entry means something for investors but, for me, when i look at him I see a fellow who looks like he sleeps under an overpass in the rough. Add to that his background with Twitter, the place idiots go to destroy their careers, i realize what a disgraceful quagmire investing has become. It can't last and another huge collapse must be on the horizon where all of this nonsense will fleece the little guy and our politicians will bail out the big players. It is a recurring story of Wall/Bay Street that we don't seem to be able to grow out of.
  20. It's a sophisticated method of removing money from saps. It's like I was told early on, them's for sellin' not for buyin'.
  21. Capt Pierre you need to go to an NFT for that nativity scene you cooked up there. You never know what that particular heated up market will pay for original "art"
  22. I'm betting a real Loomis IMX custom float rod has a value that is hard to calculate in a consumer products insurance settlement. Best to keep those pieces under your pillow, inside of your locked bedroom that's guarded by a Rottweiler, no a mountain lion, lol.
  23. You are right Old. Execution is probably not what I would want. I did watch a program on TV that discussed the issue of drug addicts in Seattle. One of the people interviewed was an EMT, on a live call, at a junkies address saving him from OD FOR THE 6TH TIME. HE said it's time to just let them go freeing up his time for other, sober, people that are having life threatening episodes. The cost in $$, in wasted effort, and in rationed attention to non drug addicts is just galling, at least to that particular EMT. Having lived in Vancouver for 6 years I can tell you that people here in Ontario have NO IDEA how bad it can get with druggies. I have recent personal knowledge of a 34 year old guy who at a christening party for his newborn sniffed up some coke and promptly expired. The cause was Fentanyl, in his cocaine. An accident? No, deliberate assinine behavior by a 34 year old, wealthy, fool who MUST have know that this is a likely result of putting your health and safety in the hands of a drug dealer with a massive vested interest to cut Fentanyl into his product. This fact must be a nightly subject on the Vancouver news yet this goof did it anyway.
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