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mylesmcdonough
Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 06:29 am


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Just got a new pair of scotty electric downriggers. Wondering what size weights I should run and if anyone knows any places to get them in the barrie area. I was thinking somewhere around 10 to 15 would be good but Canadian tire and cabelas don't have much of a selection. I've seen the shark weights online that look pretty good but not sure where to find them around here

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Tailfin
Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 07:33 am


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Read “Lake Simcoe” downrigger weights.

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KJF
Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 07:40 am


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Watson's Tackle in Owen Sound has the Shark cannonballs. I run 10lbs., you could go with 12's
I fish Georgian Bay all the time, so 10's are find.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 08:03 am


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Get hold of Ricks Happy Hooka 705 293 1919 in Collingwood, he can get the ones made by POW Casting, very good product, all different sizes.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 08:43 am


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For sure visit Happi Hookah he has POW's

Titans are great, that what I run and they are now made by POW so he may have both in stock. I suggest a more streaminled shape instead of the round, less blowback.


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mylesmcdonough
Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 09:33 am


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Where did you get the titans? I can't seem to find them for sale anywhere. Sent happy hooka a message to see what they have in stock

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 09:53 am


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I got mine from Martin kelter who was making them lest year. Not sure how POW will handle production and distribution this year. Either way call happi Hookah, he can answer your questions.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 06:41 pm


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Looking for 12lb chrome sharks. Do Watson's tackle have these in stock. Tried their website but no info available.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 08:31 pm


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If your running Scotty electrics I’d go with a 12lb ball. They will pull them like nothing and it’s a very versatile weight. I run 12’s on my big boat. 15’s have a place but for me it’d be very deep, and my walkers won’t pull them anyway.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 08:52 pm


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Its best to call Drew, he had stock back in the late fall.

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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 05:33 am


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I myself run Scotty's, and noticed a big improvement all around when I switched from 10lb balls to 12lb sharks. There is a guy in Chesley that sells them. Message me and I can provide details

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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 07:33 am


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Believe Trombleys in Orillia has quite a selection ..

Guy's , It's good to hear that we are supporting small business , Happy Hooka , Watsons and all others mentioned deserve our support in these troubled times

Tight lines guys ..

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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 08:54 am


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Drew from Watsons saved me a two hour drive,he offered to meet me with my order one day when he was heading to oro to turkey hunt. As Dave said good to support the little guy. Dont think cabbelas would make that offer.

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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 12:58 pm


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Fishing must be slow with all this talk about the size of your balls!

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sluggo64
Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 06:24 pm


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I run Scotty high speed riggers and have 10, 12 and 15 lb weights. Try and find someone that makes them and save yourself big bucks. The only time the 15 comes out is when I run 100 ft plus or wanna drag bottom for lakers. The 15 is shaped like a fish and snagged it for $37.50 out west before I moved back- wish I had of grabbed two in hindsight.

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