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  1. Came across this one for $2 off admission. Promo code - CSFL https://www.springfishingandboatshow.com/ Don't know how long it will be valid. Post other ones you come across. Cheers, Mark
  2. Nice job Brian. Very cool on your own fly! Mark
  3. The cynical among us (eg. me) , would say this is just another ploy by GM to shakedown the Federal and provincial gov'ts for more "investments". An election year for the federals. Sad to toy with workers lives this way, plus all those tied to GM jobs.
  4. Got out last weekend for a day of Musky fishing with a buddy. On the Pickerel river east of 69. No Musky seen or caught. The water was as high as we have ever seen it. Stark contrast to only a few months ago when it was the lowest we have ever seen it. A little bit of snow and a lot of wind off and on all day. Buddy caught a total surprise of a male Salmon on his larger Jake/Grandma style bait while trolling. About a 6-8lber. No gut to speak of. Probably been in the river, not eating and moving up for a month. Not a full boot yet but, definitely getting there. More shoe than boot. Seemed late for him too. First one for us in that area. New technique for river males? They are always nipping and pushing and jockeying with other males/fish for position. Size up to the 10" baits. Cheers, Mark
  5. Nicely done sir! She's a beaut! Cheers, Mark
  6. Came across this. https://www.newsweek.com/mouth-injuries-hooks-make-hard-eat-1163203
  7. Falling and hitting your head on the way out is but one example. What if a "personal watercraft", out of control boat or some drunk, inattentive cruiser hits you. Can happen in an instance, like being rapidly swamped (like the shared story), with little time to find, let alone put on a PFD. Always wear one.
  8. So sad. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/09/11/body-found-in-pickering-believed-to-be-that-of-missing-toronto-boater-kevin-wong.html Condolences to all who cared for him
  9. I believe the Mepps Lusox are still made and commonly available from UK/Europe. Nice to see the original ones still in package. Cheers, Mark
  10. Birds have been found dead or dying at Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park. (Home to North Americas largest breeding colony with around 14,500 breeding pairs and between 60,000-70,000 individuals). https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/cormorants-toronto-disease-1.4795873
  11. I guess you could wait for Trombley's next sale and see if they are included. Have seen a few go on the 2nd market for $60. Even one in the states at Goodwill for $29usd. Apparently there are differences in quality too. Earlier versions having metal hook holders (newer ones are plastic?) And Rapala now has 6 foot versions. Did find this from Amazon. Also, they have Rivers Edge lures for around $60 but, out of stock. https://www.amazon.ca/Rapala-Original-Floater-Giant-Tiger/dp/B001NXC7VS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533766450&sr=8-1&keywords=giant+lure Cheers, Mark
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