Re: NANFA-- (none)

Irate Mormon (
Sat, 8 May 2004 22:38:27 -0400

Quoting "" <>:

> I finally got out into the water 2 weekends ago and tried out the shinerscoop
> on Honeoye Lake, NY. It worked great I caught several minnows including brook
> silversides which I also caught with my 4 ft seine but it was easier with the
> shinerscoop. Plus it didn't require getting wet. So I was able to take my
> little nephew collecting which he loved. I did get it caught on a submerged
> branch in a small pool of a creek and would have successfully dislodged it
> had I not slipped on the wet, muddy sloped bank just as I tightened the tow
> rope to see how it was snagged. Snap went two ties. I'm sure had I not
> slipped simply letting it loose a bit would have freed it, live and learn. BG
> has graciously offered to repair it. Definitely something I plan on keeping
> in my arsenal.

I've had a chance to try out the SwampWolff, which I think is an improvement
over the shiner scoop. The 80 pound-test bridle on mine broke as well. BG sent
me a replacement bridle with my scoop, but it really needs a heavier bridle. I
saw the cord he used on his prototype, and I think it's much more suitable for
hard use. I plan to upgrade.

Charter member, DNRC

To me, it's a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk
around. That way, if anybody says, "Hey, can you give me a hand?" You can say,
"Sorry, got these sacks."
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