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Morph1

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  1. any private body of water really, seriously bothers me, I always wanted to check out that Lake Eden , I've read the description a while back from Doc's old web site, well I can't anymore because it turned private....
  2. Well I am still quite new at fly fishing, but if there is a hatch and the trout is feeding on it most likely your other presentation may be ignored as the fish may not know what it is that you're trying to present, a woolly bugger will immitate a minnow or a leach, if there is less minnows and leaches at the time than for example a hatching chironomid the fish will more likely go after the chironomid. I read that trout feeds 65 % of time of chironomids and 90% trout feeds from the bottom rather than the top. Somone correct me if I'm wrong. When I went to Eastpit lake last weekend there was chironomid hatch, I am not that experienced but someone I was with has 40 years of fly fishing behind their belt and they were able to point out many things to me, this is the first year that I am paying attention whats in the water and I was quite amazed to see for the first time a chironomid hatch, right after I changed the shrimp pattern to chironomid and right away started getting hits and landing fish. Last weekend I had a great lesson and I sure do appreciate it. Hope this helps, Cheers mate !
  3. is that the early version of a fish-cat first prototype ?
  4. thank you guys , as always professional reply from mr. Dave , I also read the link below my thread , and it's quite interesting. I like stiff rods so weight 7 would be my pick and I also noticed that sage rods seem stiffer, what will most likely be best for me... Dave I can just imagine looking through your fly fishing gear, must be like entering a fly fishing museum , I am gonna try this summer to join the club, meet you guys in person, and learn from the best.... Cheers !
  5. So who is the lucky winner ? or is it still in the pot ??
  6. Hey Guys, I have been thinking about getting a new rod, perhaps sage , I have noticed 2 piece and 4 piece rods, I am not looking for anything expensive, like 700 dolla stick , but something in range of maybe $250.... my question is , is there a performance difference in using a 2 piece oppose to 4 piece rod ??, myself I would prefer a 2 piece, as I am not planning on carrying the rod in a suitcase... I would like to get a 7 wt rod as I find it very universal and stiff enough for distance casting, I fish most of the time on lakes not streams. any suggestions guys ? thanks.
  7. BOB, please !!, Leave Governor Schwarzenegger ALONE !!!
  8. Morph1

    Sick n Star

    LOL, Were you there till evening ??? I think I seen you there packing into white station wagon ??? I get sick like that quite often, seems when there is hardly any wind I always get this stomache flu..........
  9. Morph1

    Wheels

    Hey Dave, are you still waiting for your new Zodiak ???, if so that's crazy..... If I may ask what is the total cost of that unit, from whay I read you were having a 10ft'er on the order with the rigid floor, the reason I am asking is that I got an awesome deal on a boat like that from e-bay, the quality of my boat is unbelievable, one of my co-workers has a zodiak and seen my boat he said everything was about the same ,except my material seems heavier than his zodiak, The cost of my boat was 3 x less than the cost of a zodiak boat, and arrived in 3 weeks time right on the scheduled date. I had the boat 3 times out and it is the best buy I've ever made for the money.
  10. Hey Guys, thanks for the replies, I went to the Lake Isle again just trolling, pike and wallay action - non-stop, this time I took my kid and wife along, we had a fun day together catching over 30 fish varing in sizes... I tried to run my battery down, so this time I trolled the entire time from 6:00 am till about 3:00 pm, I stopped here and there for maybe 5 minutes. Well this time, every time I was checking the battery status on the minn-kota I waited about 2 minutes and procceded to check the readout, after 6 hours it switched to low and remained there for the rest of the day, after 7 hours of trolling I headed back towards the boat launch, I was giving it 100% thrust all the way, checked the readout - again indicates at low, from there I decided to try to run down the battery, this way I would figure out approximately how much I can actually get out of this set up, so I started trolling for the next 2 hours non-stop on full blast along the opposite shore line, checked the readout - set at low... When I goot back home I headed straight for the charger, I hooked up the battery and amazingly it still read out 50% of usage left. I must admit that after this weekend I feel very safe in my unit having the electric motor setup, 2 more trips and for sure the battery expense will pay off compare to fuel prices , I feel like I also contribute to the safe and friendly environment using electric oppose to using gas motor poluting the waters .... Thanks Guys, :cheers:Cheers !
  11. Thanks Guys for your quick replies, Terry, regarding your answer , should I get a Voltage Meter?? and monitor the battery status ? , when the battery weakenss is the voltage going to read less than 12 volts ?? , you mention read out of 2 volts , is the motor still going to run if the read out is 4 volts??, Dave, The battery I am using is brand new, I just bought it and used it only twice, I don't think I have to worry about the weak or damaged plates/cells, and also I think I was checking the status on the minn kota while the engine was on , maybe that is was caused the inaccurate reading... and yes I always load the paddles on just in case of a situation that I might have to use them, I am just confused when the status switched from LOW to RECHARGE within 15 min time frame, when status GOOD to LOW to switch took the entire day.... Weedy you wrote "The Maxxum charge indicator has seldom indicated a full charge even when the batteries were new and fully charged. I may get 2 minutes of use before it goes to "Good"" The same thing happens with mine, after 2 min or os it changes to GOOD status, which I can understand, you also say that when it switches to low that means you got a 3/4 of charge left, that's crazy... I mean shouldn't the minn kota indicate LOW status let's say at least at 50% , LOW to me is LOW not a 75% of remaining charge, well looks to me like I am gonna have to experiment a lot more with my set up, but you must be right regardin the status of LOW readout because when I put the battery on charge after I got back home it indicated 70% of charge remaining. My question would be how much more time would I have left on cruising at 50% thrust?? I would think probably another 4 hours? ?? However please guys advise if I should get a Voltage Meter and how would I use the damn thing I am scared of electricity JK, Well thanks again, pleasure to chat with you, Morph1
  12. Hey Again, I guess I would most likely address my question to Mr. Dave again since he's got an electric motor and he is an electrical engineer, well to my question, as I had been at a lake this weekend for the first time planning my trip for the whole day, I must say I was very pleased with the electric motor and the battery setup, however something strange happend that I just don't have a clue how to approach it. Well the thing is I used my motor from 6 am till 3:30 pm that is 9.5 hours, from all that time I figured I used my motor for a good 7 hours trawling, most of the time at 25% and very frequently at 50%, and some time I was going full throttle, till about 1 oclock pm my battery level indicator switched to low that really scared me as I was about 1.5 km away from the boat launch, where my car was parked... I just panicked, switched my thrust to 25% and slowly started heading towards the boat launch, after I've gone about 1 quater of the distance the indicator switched to RECHARGE, now I seriously thought I was AFU , I just agreed with myself that I am gonna have to paddle about .75 km. Well after about 30 minutes of I reached the boat launch without any need of paddling the status of battery on the minn kota display was at RECHARGE indication, I had been thinking and assumed gees my battery must be at like 10% or less, well I packed up, got back home and first thing I did was get the battery on the charger and examine the charge levels, I hooked up the battery read the indicator on my charger and it says 69% ????? , what the hell is happening?? , if I knew I had so much juice left I would've stayed at least few more hours, why would the minn-kota indicate the critical level at 69% and freak me out like that ?? Can anyone relate to this if possible and give me some idea of what is happening, could I buy some kind of device that would read the battery charge level ?? any replies would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Guys,
  13. Hey Guys, Finally got my boat out, with the new motor and the new 115 amps battery, I was very pleased with the results, I was out on the water for about 3 hours, I had been maxing the motor going 75 and 100% thrust fighting against the waves (it was windy) I was quite surprised when I got home I had used only 15% of the battery charge I thought I had some what used a lot more charge cause of the windy weather and having it going at 100% thrust, what a great deal, I love it. Thanks for your help.
  14. Thanks Flycaster, Yep I just came accross a website Maligne Lake Lodge or something, they have posted that the lake is being stocked every year., I am not sure of anything I read of the net as anyone can write anything. I also heard from a friend of mine that the lake has hardly any fish, he happend to fish the lake twice last year and caught nothing. The water looks so clear, it is a sin that they don't stock it, I phoned the Pyramid Lodge and they confirmed that the Pyramid lake is ice free, I think I will try this one instead. Has anyone been fishing there last year ???, and yes the lakes open May 19 a $10 dollar fee per day for fishing in Provincial Parks. I just would like to hear some more positive stories from last year regarding fishing Maligne or Pyramid Lake.
  15. Thanks Guys, Yep I checked the license fee is $10 per day so that's cool, Now regarding the ice damn never concidered it, I think I am gonna give that restaurant/boat rental place a call and see what they say, as far as me cruising all over the lake it's a no no, I am taking my kid with me so if it's ice free I just stick to the shore line, I am planning to rent a paddle boat for a day, not taking my own boat. Well how is the fishing there ??? flycaster says big rainbows and big brookies, I read that the lake is also stocked every spring, What fly should I use, I am still quite new to fly fishing, and know nothing about insects yet, well very little.... I never fished in such a clear water, I mean on the photos from the web it looks like heaven there , it is just stunning how beautiful the lake is. Now if the lake will be frozen ? , as I never thought that would be such a big lake, is there any other smaller lakes near Jasper that have trout fishery ?? I would love to explore the national park, I've been there only once just visiting for a day. Well any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks !
  16. Hey Guys, May long weekend, I am heading to Jasper for 2 days, a friend of mine pointed out to me this Maligne Lake, I checked the photos on the net and the lake looks gorgeous, My question is, does any one know what is the cost of the fishing permit in the National Park ??, What kind of trout will I find there ?? rainbows? any other kind?? I am quite excited as I never fished nice lake like this before. I checked and the lake opens May 19 Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, and of course !!
  17. ,sorry but that cracks me up, well my win card carries my tattoos ,birth mark, blood type, dna code and scan of retina, just in case they need to find and indentify me for some reason I come from europe, out there to get a license you actualy have to write a test, there are size limits on every fish, there are restriction periods depending on a type of fish, spawning times etc., you ither learn and pass, or fail, yes you can fail the test and lose your money and attempt again. Well out there I found you have to have an idea and some knowledge about fishery to obtain your license, when I got my license in Ca for the first time I was thinking about a some kind of test, I was quite surprised that all they asked was just money. I am not here complaining about anything, I just explain how some other countries treat their local fisheries abit differently. I personally think that all fish should carry a size limit and of course fish count.
  18. LOL, man this pothole thing is a small world nice to meet you Adam, Well guys thanks again, I bought the motor, very nice unit with 3 years warranty- haven't tried it yet, also bought a nautilus 2/10 amp charger with auto shut off - 70 bucks, now I am doing some small research for a battery, I think I'll get the 105 amps, but my question is, In my inflatable I got a high pressure air floor, do I just chuck the battery right on it or would you recommand some kind of substrate to rest the battery over, I just want to avoid applying large pressure onto a small area, just want to avoid any damage. Any pointers here Dave, you said you got a Zodiak, is the boat with a rigid floor or air floor?? I was wondering how you set the battery up. Well thanks and cheers guys
  19. Hey there, I would try ebay, I seen plenty of those and quite cheap, I don't remember the exact price but they were below 100 bucks
  20. Thanks Guys beers for everyone ..... Hey Adam are you the guy with that medium size yellow canoe that I seen at Star Lake last Sunday ??? If so hey I am the guy that came by and was asking questions regarding your setup. LOL, somehow I think that's you cause at the lake dude was also talking about getting his motor as a present. Well I decided I am getting this motor, battery and charger today, Thanks again, and of course beers for everyone
  21. Thank you Dave for your reply, now I am quite sure that this setup will work for me fine. I am trying to compare it to a 2.5 hp gas motor, I hate noise so most likely I will go with that unit. and one more thing , would you remember how many amps is your battery and what does it weigh ?? I was wondering if you would know how much horse power is that Minn-kota capable of generating. Dave, one more question, while going at an average speed can one battery last lets say 10 hours of constant run?? thanks for your reply,
  22. Hey Guys, can somone help me make my selection right, I don't want to buy a unit that I will be dissapointed with. I am planing to buy Minn Kota Maxxam 40LBS thrust for a 11Ft inflatable. Is this a good choice? this will serve as primary motor, just for pothole lakes, Is it good to buy it with maximizer or are the specs for maximizer slightly exaggerated, I mean the description explains the with maximizer my battery will last up to 5 times the time as if I was using same motor without maximizer. Is there someone here that has a good experience with those electric motors?? My second question would be a battery choice, is a 85 amps battery good enough?? , I am planing on buying a set this weekend and would like to hear your opinion.
  23. I noticed that, especially this morning as I was heading to work, water level went up another 1.5 ft since last week, I think it is quite alarming, if there is more rain coming our way, I say river valley road maybe closed. I remember last year the water level was even higher. Hopefully we won't see floods happening.
  24. Well I would suggest limit by size, seems to be working with jack fish, I mean there is no point of taking 10" trout, another resolution would be why so very few wild life enforcers ??? this is the richest province in Canada, whats up with the roads and whats up with wild life officers ?? More wild life officers equals more penalties, and more people being cought and knocked on the forhead.... Now I will try to enforce it too this seazon I will add to my fly rod arsenal a baseball bat and explain things to poachers gently. I mean yes I can let someone know hey you got too many fish, but I can not give him a fat penalty right, people that don't get burned don't learn, just imagine for speading instead of fines just tell people not to speed. I just hope the regs will change, I want trout to grow and have a blast at catching them.
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