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chrisw last won the day on November 10 2017

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About chrisw

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    Elite NY Hunter

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  • Hunting Location
    United States
  • Hunting Gun
    browning BAR 30-06 longtrac stalker
  • Bow
    Bowtech RPM360

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  1. chrisw

    New Bow 2019

    Obsession's new FXL looks very intriguing. 34.5" ATA, 6.5"BH with an advertised 350 IBO. Not to mention some badass color options Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
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    First fly rod

    Exactly, it's just a line holder. No need to spend a ton of money on one, a good smooth drag is all you need for the bigger fish, small streams you really don't even need a drag. If you do any kind of cold weather fishing a sealed drag is a must because they will freeze up on you. I bought the below rod as my first and still use it. It handles 5lb smallies all spring and never an issue. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  3. chrisw

    First fly rod

    It's not really the size of the fish that matters in a lot of these situations. I can have just as much fun fishing small pocket water with a size 18 hares ear, catching 6" brookies as I do catching 20" browns. It's more about the setup, presentation, being stealthy, showing them what they want. I really enjoy sitting down with a whiskey at the fly tying vise and tying all afternoon. It's a lot more involved than most would think. Hell, I go through a lot of time and money to kill deer too, be cheaper for me to go buy meat but I do it because I love it. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
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    Poachers Busted Near Partridge Run

    My ECO buddy in Jefferson county just ran a robo deer last week and only had to wait 10 minutes for someone to shoot at it. He sent me the news article. It happens a lot more than people think in some areas and sadly most get away with it. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  5. chrisw

    New Bow 2019

    Anyone get their mitts on an Obsession bow? Other than hyping their IBO a bit I haven't heard anything too negative? My buddy has one but he's a lefty so I can't try it out. I will say they have the best color options for riser/cam/limbs in the industry. They certainly are no cheaper than the top companies (other than Hoyt who wants $1500 for the RX bows). Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  6. chrisw

    New Bow 2019

    I've messed with a couple of Mathews and just never was impressed. They seem to be going shorter and shorter ATA and I'm going the opposite it seems. I'm not brand loyal at all so I'm not opposed in the future though. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
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    PA Girth Chart vs Live Weight Comparison

    But if you have a scale then how are you going to make up outlandish numbers?? Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  8. chrisw

    New Bow 2019

    What are they putting it at IBO speed? I've shot a couple of Elite's, while they did shoot and feel nice, I felt like they're behind the game a bit in speed. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  9. chrisw

    New Bow 2019

    After going to a short axle to axle bow (31" or less) I've decided they aren't for me. I shoot far better with 33"+. Which kind of sucks because bows keep getting shorter and shorter. I love how they market the short bows as "great for tree stand hunting" please... My first compound was probably 45" and I never once had an issue in a tree stand. Now they'll try to tell you a 30" bow is too big and you need a 28" ATA. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  10. chrisw

    First fly rod

    I have a 9' 3wt for stockie trout and panfish, 9' 5/6 weight for bass and general purpose and a 10' 7wt for steelhead all from Maxcatch. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  11. chrisw

    First fly rod

    I HIGHLY recommend Maxcatch fly rods for a beginner outfit, actually for anyone. I own 3 of these fly rods and they are awesome for the price! Their reels are great also, I use them on bass to steelhead and can't say enough about them, and if you happen to break one well you didn't spend a ton on it! You can piece together an awesome combo for right around $100+/-. Careful though, fly fishing is addicting! There's nothing more fun than stripping hand tied streamers in the spring for 5lb smallies. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
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    New Bow 2019

    They used to use laminated limbs, I'm not sure about all of their models but I know the Realm Series do not have laminated limbs at all. That should solve the delamination issue. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  13. chrisw

    Showing a DEC officer a gut pile?

    It still surprises me that so many still think they're above the law or enjoy "fighting the man." If you killed a deer, someone called the Dec on you for some Reason and they wanted to see where you shot it, who cares?? Take them and be done with it. It's very simple, they are there to enforce game laws so if you weren't doing anything stupid what do you have to hide?? A lot of people have a problem with baiting here judging by the above comments, well the Dec officer is trying to do his job and help with that and you're going to be an A Hole and hinder it? Maybe I'm biased because a really close friend of mine is a DEC officer and he's not out to screw anyone over unnecessarily. Respect is lost it seems these days. I'll probably get 3 responses now where someone had a rogue DEC officer being rude to them, well guess what it's probably because you were being a dick. In my experience, the people who want to fight you over a simple request are the ones hiding something. Same with an V&T stop, if an officer wants to poke through my truck quick, have at it, there aren't drugs or illegal weapons in there, I have nothing to hide. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  14. chrisw


    Coyotes and deer are a bit more kosher than most people think a lot of the time. A deer will tolerate more coyote scent than human scent from what I've seen. Ive shot deer right next to a day old guy pile and I've shot coyotes and deer on the same sit and neither one payed attention to the other. You'll be fine, go hunt it. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
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    Xbow full inclusion??

    You couldn't use your favorite weapon up until a few years ago so why were you here then?? Button bucks bigger here? Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk