Ted Pietz

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About Ted Pietz

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  • Birthday 08/18/1948


  • About Me:
    USMC Vietnam Vet

    Striper fishing over 55 years.
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    Up to Maine
  1. Thanks for the tip I will follow your advice.
  2. Looking for a few rough sided Jumpin Minnows 4.5 inch in bone color. Thanks, Ted
  3. I want to get into shad fishing in Maine. Any tips or suggestions to get me started?. Thanks, Ted
  4. Send me a PM with your address and I will send you a lure. Just keep casting, Ted
  5. Get a kid fishing before he or she is ten years old and they will fish for life. Love this. Send me a PM with your address and I'll send a lure or two. God Bless, Ted
  6. I agree. Maple is hard to work with as it has a tendency to split if not fully aged then oiled after shaping and drilling. It is very dynamic and once moisture is introduced those forces are changed which can lead to the wood splitting.It must be very straight grained to begin with. I am not claiming to be an expert but I've been around different wood long enough to know that it can be unstable. This is why many builders use basswood, Alasken yellow cedar., sugar pine and such. They have longer cells and therefore longer grained so are less prone to splitting. Maple, being a true hardwood , is not but when it works it is better for plugs like darters because you do not need to weight it so much or at all. I've had darters split on me in the past. I hope this makes sense.
  7. Inconsistency is what I am hearing so I'll stick with what I know works.
  8. Thanks for the input guys.
  9. I am wondering if anyone has had success with LIVT darters? Thanks, Ted
  10. LOL, Oh he's OK. Thanks, Ted
  11. Charlie, I just resent the payment. I fouled the address, put c0m instead of com. It should be available now. Thanks, Ted
  12. Charlie, I did not see where there are any moderator notes for me. Maybe I am looking at the wrong place. Did you send my plug yet by any chance? Is there a tracking number? Thanks, Ted
  13. Phil, Thanks. This gives me even more reason to want to stop off there on my next trip to Augusta. Stay well, Ted
  14. I will do that!
  15. Thanks anyway bud. I heart tell they catch some below the dam in Waterville. We'll see. I'll let you know. I'm rigged for them, I'll try the Quaggis and Penobscot first but if I get down to Augusta I'll check out Waterville.