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    10-17-2017, 05:44 PM
    John, You realize you stuck the hardhead catfish first. Paybacks are hell. Congrats on a good day -- new species and variety. Hard to beat...
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    10-17-2017, 12:16 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Book Plagiarism? in Main Forum
    Doris Kearns Goodwin, Alex Haley and the late Stephen Ambrose are three famous best-selling authors who paid in some form for their transgressions...
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    10-17-2017, 11:03 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Book Plagiarism? in Main Forum
    On the other hand, as a local author of a fishing book, I do not appreciate the broad allegation of plagiarism that possibly could tarnish my work or...
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    10-17-2017, 10:53 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Flush Mount Fly Rod Holders in Dry Dock
    Michael, Tom, Yes. I used the Scotty Gear Head Track Adapter 438. ...
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    10-16-2017, 11:51 AM
    This is encouraging especially since 4 of the previous 5 years' spawn were below the average. Our cool wet 2017 spring probably helped. This bodes...
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    10-16-2017, 06:52 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Flush Mount Fly Rod Holders in Dry Dock
    Those are some fancy cuts in the PVC. Very functional. With PVC elbows the rods could indeed be angled. You're correct about difficulties with...
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    10-15-2017, 02:55 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Flush Mount Fly Rod Holders in Dry Dock
    :)
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    10-15-2017, 02:54 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Nice day at Jonas Green in Maryland
    What an encouraging report -- hardly rookie results. Congratulations.
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    10-15-2017, 12:51 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Flush Mount Fly Rod Holders in Dry Dock
    Thanks guys.
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    10-15-2017, 12:50 PM
    Fantastic! Thank you for the well wishes. I'll post a report.
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    10-15-2017, 10:35 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Outriggers in Main Forum
    Just thinking...wouldn't outriggers get in the way when reeling in fish? I bring in many of my catches 90 degrees to the beam both sides.
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    10-15-2017, 10:19 AM
    I was looking for a way to carry two fly rods on my new Revo in the flush mount rod holders that are located behind the seat. Of course, flush...
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    10-15-2017, 09:57 AM
    Thank you. Good observation by your buddy. I noticed most of the photos had you guys positioned away from the edges. I hope to find bass...
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    10-14-2017, 11:26 AM
    That's an impressive outing. I'm heading to a Delaware pond in two weeks. Can you share your tactics? Where were fish holding? ...
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    10-12-2017, 01:51 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Fall Yellow Perch? in Main Forum
    Thank you for investigating. Isn't interesting that their precise dispersion locations remain a mystery even to experts? I wonder if the...
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    10-12-2017, 12:27 PM
    Mark replied to a thread knock-off hobie? in Main Forum
    I purchased a new Hobie Revo 13 yesterday for $2549 at DPS. It replaced a 2012 Hobie Revo which I bought new in the spring of 2013 for about $1800. ...
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    10-12-2017, 10:02 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Fall Yellow Perch? in Main Forum
    A few of my friends have caught yellow perch in Weems. Their catch catches have been extremely rare -- 2 or 3 annually among the hundreds of white...
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    10-12-2017, 09:16 AM
    Mark replied to a thread knock-off hobie? in Main Forum
    :) A fellow traveler.
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    10-11-2017, 07:46 AM
    Mark replied to a thread knock-off hobie? in Main Forum
    That’s funny. Two weekends ago my daughter and I assembled a large combined swing set/playhouse for my granddaughters. Hundreds of pieces and...
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    10-10-2017, 01:42 PM
    My experience with Goodhands is that it's either hot or it's not. So the best advice I can offer when the fish are finicky is to enjoy the scenery...
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    10-09-2017, 07:49 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Cbka no fly zone in Fly Fishing
    Rich, I was an active participant in the CBKA tournament for the four previous years. I brought my fly rods and concentrated on that portion of...
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    10-08-2017, 06:41 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Cbka no fly zone in Fly Fishing
    Congratulations on your catch. It certainly deserved official recognition. That's very unfortunate that CBKA officials removed the fly...
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    10-08-2017, 06:16 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Striper on the fly in Fly Fishing
    This is a good time of year to change that. Stripers have moved into many of our tidal creeks. They are hungry, shallow and susceptible to...
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    10-07-2017, 04:49 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Homemade Senkos in Main Forum
    You're really hooked now. There's something special about catching a fish on a lure you had a hand in creating. Congratulations.
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    10-06-2017, 08:25 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Targeting specks??? in Maryland
    The curious thing to me about fishing with a popping cork and please note that I have never done so, is if the cork is an attractant, why don't the...
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    10-06-2017, 09:58 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Homemade Senkos in Main Forum
    Thanks for the reply, acwatkins. Do-It makes quality products. I use their jig molds. Ventilation is critical when pouring lead also. I...
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    10-05-2017, 03:54 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Eagleclaw in Fly Fishing
    Congrats and enjoy.
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    10-04-2017, 09:57 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Sunday Potomac Wade in Fly Fishing
    Not slow regarding quantity. But the fish I caught were small. I saw plenty more scurrying from my path as I waded and many jumping after dragon...
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    10-04-2017, 02:05 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Homemade Senkos in Main Forum
    Nice job. I've never made soft plastics. How do you prepare the plastic? Do you heat it? Thank you,
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    10-04-2017, 06:59 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Severn spec in Maryland
    It's about time for Chessie the manatee to return to the Bay. :)
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