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  1. IMO the 15 is too small for leadcore. The 20 would likely be OK as a 3 color. I tend to run my cores on bigger capacity reels so I have plenty of backing to run off boards. You can run slightly smaller reels if you run Tuffline Micro Lead which has smaller diameter than most of the common lead core like Stealth Core from Fish USA.
  2. Contact info for Dave at R&R Tackle from Johnson City, NY is 607-729-5711 and [email protected] Make sure you specify the 3.25 Superlight blank in Black Mirage Diamond with Gold U/V cup as it is a custom blank and not on his website. I also get Dave’s spoons with just split rings so I add my own treble for walleye. Dave normally uses single hooks for trout and salmon. Dave does great paint work and his spoons have a decent price. He is a one man show so orders can get tied up with him at busy times.
  3. Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association recently has taken several steps to provide more membership information and make application easier. Our website which is accessible directly from LEU has on the home page a list of membership benefits as well as an application for membership or renewals. Also we now have a credit card payment option for dues or new members. We also plan to roll out several more options in 2020 to make membership more flexible and beneficial. Thanks! Captain Frank Schoenacker Treasurer
  4. Charter Captains on the eastern end of Lake Erie and western end of Lake Ontario interested in an organization offering more than the drug testing requirement are invited to look into membership in the Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association. A member benefit listing and application for membership are on the ELECBA website which can be accessed directly from LEU. For 2020 membership applications received November and December 2019 there will be no initiation fee. ELECBA recently received the Presidents Award from the NewYork State Conservation Council for its efforts in promoting fishing and youth outdoor activities. For more info you can PM either “mostlymuskies” Capt Larry Jones President or “mr 580” Capt Frank Schoenacker Treasurer. Thanks!
  5. Lots of good options out there. I’ve been running a Simrad Go7 xse as a chart plotter the last two seasons and have been real pleased with it-nice clear screen even in bright sunlight. Just put a Humminbird Helix 7 in the front of my Lund and that is sharp and clear as well. Have friends with Garmin that speak highly of that too. IMO look at touch vs buttons for control and if you need down/side scan between brands. Seems like electronics keep getting better so if your stuff is 4 or 5 years old that is outdated compared to the latest offerings.
  6. Did some fun fishing today before pulling the boat. Had to peel them off the bottom- riggers at 67 over 70, ten colors, 250 copper and divers at 180. Fish came in bunches- ended up with 16 on Bombers, Bandits, and R&R spoons.
  7. Garrymny if you are having difficulty tripping your slide diver to check lines your front arm is set too tight (this adjustment is same procedure as a LJ dipsey). It has been my experience with all brands of divers that adjustments are required- if you expect to take them out of the package and have them work, one is usually disappointed. I don’t find that slide divers need much adjustment once you get them right. I watch my slide mono for wear and change that once I see any or if it starts to curl at rod tip when deploying. As far as using a SD light bite with fixed leader attached to rear trigger, it will work like that. But why would you give up the ability to run a longer leader or vary leader length for different lures? You have the light bite trigger so you don’t drag small fish but give up the signature feature of the slide diver.
  8. The Slide Diver Light Bite when properly setup and adjusted pretty much eliminates dragging small fish and false releases. There are adjustment screws on both the rear release arm and the front tow arm- the rear release should be set fairly loose with the front a bit tight yet releasing when rear release drops. As far as deploying the slide leader there is a learning curve. I find using heavier mono like 30 to 40lb test makes deployment and slide leader life longer. Typically I use and deploy a 45 foot leader for the slide. I add a 30 to 36 fluoro leader to the lure on the swivel for the slide leader. For storage the leader goes on a leader spool. The slide diver stays on the rod and I just swing the slide leader around the bottom of the reel attaching the snap swivel to first rod guide. Slide diver stores in this position. To me the advantages of the slide diver especially the light bite out weigh the learning curve of using it. I used dipsey divers for twenty plus years but feel light bite double trigger and the ability to vary lead length make the slide diver more versatile. PS I get no deal when I buy Slide divers.
  9. Blood Run Walleye copper 250 foot gets down past a 10 color. The smaller diameter walleye copper fits on smaller reel than the heavier salmon copper- I have 250 ft with good backer on a Daiwa 57LC.
  10. A medium flat rate box is $12.80 so total would be $57.80. PM me with more info- I do take PayPal. Thanks
  11. Lot of 18 Renosky stickbaits. Some old, some newer and several have had repair. Hoooks changed on all. Package of front hooks and split rings. $45.00 Local pickup in Ashville or Dunkirk. Any shipping additional.
  12. Scorpions catch fish but tend to suffer from a common Stinger problem of paint adhesion. Number of good choices in spoons with Silver Streak, Moonshine, Warrior, Dreamweaver Super Slim having good product. It is nice to have a mix of size from the small 2.25 inch up to 3.25. My best spoon this year has been a 3.25 R&R Superlite w/Black Edge and Mirage Diamond with Gold UV cup. I just had Dave do up so more for me plus a Grape edge and a Green edge model to try some more flavors. With spoons never just buy one!
  13. Head shaker is correct - those are Mag 10A model. They were rated for a 10lb weight max and predate the Mag 10 model. I ran a set for 25 years and updated after having motor issues from running 13lb weights. Run 10lb and they’ll likely chug along fine- some guys call them “old and slow”. GLWS
  14. For Lake Erie I don’t see the need for a snubber. If someone is having issues with lure break offs, I be looking at drag settings, terminal tackle and line choices. Great Lakes fishing is expensive enough so minimizing equipment loss becomes a priority. My diver setups are braid for main line with slide divers on Maxima 40lb Ultragreen Leader with a 20lb. Maxima Flurocarbon leader. I went to 40lb leader last year from 30 to get longer time before I change it out. This setup has been pretty much bullet proof and I normally am running 4 slides in the spread. I’ve lost 2 lures this season so far- one when a snap failed and other when a line tangled and got cut off. I also have rule when buying lures-always buy at least two in case you lose one.
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