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  1. Gutter Helmet vs. Leaf Guard?

    ordered leafguard---i'll let you know how it goes. Thanks.
  2. Gutter Helmet vs. Leaf Guard?

    Foam inserts not an viable option IMO. I know LG is nice, and with a 4/12 pitch on my roof I'm don't think I need to be concerned with water running over them during heavy rains. I'm surprised no one has chimed in on Gutter Helmet---they've been in business for 30 years.
  3. Gutter Helmet vs. Leaf Guard?

    He guys- Had both companies out to bid and wondered if anyone had any experience with either. I read a few comments from happy Leaf Guard customers when I searched but nothing on Gutter Helmet. The are both pretty comparable in price, not sure I like the way Gutter Helmet installs over 1st shingle and under the 2nd. But that may have advantages too with shingle wear on the 1st row. But I have a brand new roof and don't really want to mess with it. Thoughts?
  4. 26 or 28

    Looking at Beretta 12ga Silver pigeon O/U almost exclusively for pheasant. Some rec trap shooting . Should I go with 28" barrel or 26"? Former O/U was Ruger Red Label with 26"
  5. Left hand youth bow

    I was faced with the same decision for my 9 yr old (petite) daughter. I recall when I looked at a diamond infinite edge they didn't have a lefty. Agree the apprentice is great for beginners and NASP. My daughter expressed interest in hunting (she sits in blind with me) and so I went with Mission Menace. She loves it, comes in cool colors and is very adjustable---and she can grow with it. More money yes, but it will last her years. Also like the lifetime warranty of Mission/Mathews especially for kids who can be hard on equipment.
  6. charging glow jigs

    Lure Lighting here too
  7. Well done. I've got a GWP also but just tested NA so far. I may go for UT next Spring but my dog is an excellent meat hunter which is what I'm really after. Did you get your dog from Jeff J @ Top Shelf Kennels? I think he is in your neck of the woods and has really nice dogs from what I hear.
  8. Best pheasant load out there??

    +3 on Fiocchi Golden Pheasant. Had problems with 2nd barrel not firing on my Ruger Red Label with the Prairie Storm. Not sure why or if its shell related. Had GM go thru the gun but will stick with Fiocchi from now on.
  9. German Wirehair Pointer owners

    I've heard of the furminator but don't know anyone that has used one--so thanks for the report. The clipping I am going to do is just like her eyelashes, beard, etc. Those areas around her face that can collect burrs and limit her vision. I may give the furminator a try---I see AMZN has them for about $22.
  10. German Wirehair Pointer owners

    Do any of you groom/clip your dogs. I never have but my current dog has some major "furnishings." I was looking for a HSOforum or youtube video with some demonstrations. Mainly looking to groom around the head/eyes.
  11. Kids on Fishing (video with some good tips)

    I heard them say fish the middle of the lake.....but I need the "spot on the spot!" Come on now kids! Love it.
  12. Lower Unit Oil Leak

    What did the pressure test cost you?
  13. Have you used a Weed Razer before?

    Interesting---what do you base this on? Personal experience?
  14. Have you used a Weed Razer before?

    I understand---let me clarify. I only want to clear a narrow section--probably 15' wide near the dock. The kids can easily cast to weed edge from there or throw a scum frog up top. Already spoken to my local DNR officer about it and I don't need a permit for that width because they are considered nuisance weeds. Just looking for best method to clear.
  15. Eastside/Hudson Marine Boat Service

    +1 for Warner Dock...but like many marina's this time of year---they may have your boat 3 weeks or more.