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Everything posted by SirCranksalot

  1. The 300 is the only one I had. It broke but I bought 2 more at a garage sale a few years back. Finally got around to using one last winter. I like their simplicity---easy to maintain--but big advantage was that I had 4 spools to fit the same reel!
  2. If you dig deep enough I think you'll find some ref to sizes. I didn't----just took a stab at it and they fit most of mine.
  3. I have never seen the hoods with a little ring on them for sale locally. That ring, IMO, makes all the diff for safe and easy removal. Here is the link Balleo/lightweight And Durable Treble Hooks Sheath Case Safety Protector Holders Case Bonnets Hook Sheath Cover - Fishhooks - AliExpress
  4. sorry, I think you misunderstood my post. I am talking about getting them tangled in the tackle boxes.
  5. Finally found a solution to stop treble hooks from becoming entangled. Like most(all?) fishermen I carry too many lures, too many for each to have its own little compartment. So I put 2 or 3 in the same comp and they inevitably become entangled. I have tried various 'solutions' over the years incl a few DIY ones such as wrapping the hooks in foil. I have also bought hoods similar to those shown but w/o the little ring for removal. The ring makes all the diff. Those w/o it were hard to remove to the point of becoming a hazard. These are from aliexpress. I have never bought anything from them until very recently. I know many have an aversion to Chinese gear, though.
  6. Have you tried to buy any lately? I am looking for a different size treble now and having trouble finding any apart from Amazon. Like I said, my pkg from Sail got lost so I'm a bit leery of trying again. I took a few weeks to establish that they were lost in the mail. CTC has some on line but cannot tell how many I am getting for $14!! grrr)
  7. I prob bought what was, in a sense. 'stolen goods' but did not do it knowingly. The pic shown above was my Sail order. When I could not get them from Sail. Cabelas or Can Tire I naturally looked elsewhere on the net. I had never heard of Aliexpress before. Now I get at least 2 e-mails a day from them!!😁Need to adjust my spam settings.
  8. I agree in principle with what some of you say on costs but costs was not the only issue and maybe not the most important. Availability was. Limited choice in Barrie and I was having trouble getting there anyway. I ordered online from Sail but they got lost in the mail.😟 Part of my order is shown below --not cheap!
  9. Good suggestion. I did a destructive test on one last nite. I bent it with the needle nose and broke it off near the point. It took so much force though that it would be hard to see any fish smaller than a bluefin breaking it. Surely the line would go first!
  10. Thx, guys. It looks like I am out $2-3---almost enough for a small Starbux!! (BTW--I just noticed the little blue circles. It rates me as 'all knowing angler"---what a laff!! Best chuckle in a while. Wait until I tell my buds!!😁 )
  11. A month or 2 ago I ordered some trebles from Aliexpress for a fraction of the price elsewhere. They arrived yesterday and they look like the real deal. Gam logo, Made in Japan etc. It seems too good to be true. Is it? Should I be suspicious. If they are no good I have only blown $2-3. Comments? TIA
  12. been out to the river yet? It has dropped a lot and cleared quite a bit too.
  13. any of those or the scuds for sale? thx
  14. I saw 3 cars yesterday and today parked at a well known spot. Levels are down a bit more. I was thinking of trying a hairy scud on a spinning rod as a high hook with a drop shot. Have you ever tried them on a lake on anything other than a fly rod? OF---my bud and I used hellgrammites for bass a few years ago, As I recall they were OK but not outstanding. They seem to be hard to find locally now.
  15. I' have done very little fly fishing. Are those nymphs that you fish off the bottom? And that hairy scud----do you use that on open water or fish thru the ice like Simcoe bugs? Thx
  16. "They are high hook bugs. You can also fly fish them and use as a high hook over a dropper fly. Or use as a dropper under a dry." are you referring to the Simcoe bug or the scud pattern(hairy) fly? Re river---I am not much of a steelheader so my judgement re conds is not great. There have been no fishermen's cars parked at the 2 or 3 well known locs so far. If you look on the wateroffice website you can see that the level has dropped 1/2 m or so. The color is a bit better too. If you decide to come pls PM me so we can connect by phone. Thx
  17. So how do you use those scuds that you tie? On the river? BTW, 'our' river has dropped quite a bit and is starting to clear up
  18. Yes, those are like mine(pic of mine below) So did you tie that scud, or did you just download the pic? What are yours supposed to imitate? thx
  19. OF---thx for that link. I had some good info. Brian----both yours and the original? simcoe bug on the SI website look quite unlike those I saw on quite a few Youtube videos that I checked out. Those were quite hairy, using something they called dubbing. So I am wondering if yours are supposed to be scuds or larvae for insects such as Mayflies?
  20. Do you know how well the bugs worked for George in open water fishing? thx
  21. Has anybody tried them? As I understand it, they are supposed to imitate a scud/shrimp rather than a caddis. I was thinking of trying them for spring lakers and for possibly for bass. Are scuds present in most, or even all, of our lakes? From what I have read they constitute a significant percentage of the diet of many fish esp in the spring and fall when insects and their larvae are more scarce. Does anybody have a good source of info on this? TIA
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