The first strop I ever saw was attached to a barber chair. “Smitty” grabbed it with his left hand. Using rapid, yet fluid motion with his right arm, he pulled a straight razor up and down the strop.
If Mother Nature cooperates with a cold stretch, there are inland waters in Ohio that ice anglers have as options. If you want to go, here are a few options.
Late season crappies feed heavily before the ice forms. It is a common belief. I agree, the feeding activity is more robust than it was in the summer and early fall.
Spillways provide an excellent opportunity for anglers to catch crappies and saugeyes. Many spillways offer public access, parking, sometimes other amenities such as tables and restrooms.