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    05-30-2017, 07:35 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Looking for some advise in Main Forum
    That 12 pound variance will feel a lot heavier after a long day of paddling. However, as I said in my first post, longer is better if you intend...
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    05-30-2017, 07:01 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Looking for some advise in Main Forum
    There are certain tradeoffs in kayaks that are inescapable. The longer the boat (same style), the more carrying capacity it has, the faster it...
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    05-29-2017, 09:26 PM
    The primary catch of attractants may be anglers looking for an edge.
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    05-29-2017, 06:52 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Waded a Local Flow Today in Fly Fishing
    Colorful and aggressive. Good catching, Tom. Stu, good job with the IDs.
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    05-29-2017, 03:58 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Looking for some advise in Main Forum
    paulg, The best advice I can give you is that there is no particular "starter" brand of a fishing kayak. The common brand names you see...
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    05-29-2017, 12:04 PM
    :)
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    05-29-2017, 08:03 AM
    I didn't see the shark-in-the-boat story, but that kayak probably looked to the shark the way a Zara Spook looks to a striper.
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    05-29-2017, 07:53 AM
    Worse than potentially chasing fish away, bug sprays with DEET in them may melt your fly line.
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    05-29-2017, 07:38 AM
    I don't apply secondary attractants, nor do I use Gulp, but I believe some of the soft plastics I use from 12 Fathoms Lures have supposed attractants...
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    05-28-2017, 08:56 PM
    Mark replied to a thread MD DNR Catch Surveys? in Main Forum
    I was approached last year for the same DNR survey at the Sandy Point ramp after coming in on a boat. He asked if I would volunteer my phone number. ...
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    05-28-2017, 09:10 AM
    Stu, I can definitely relate to that evolution. I would add to the third point that I want to catch them on my terms. Sometimes they reject my...
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    05-28-2017, 08:40 AM
    Bruce, I'm glad you're "seeing the light" that big is not all there is when it comes to kayak fishing. We all enjoy the rush of a screaming...
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    05-28-2017, 08:08 AM
    Mark replied to a thread May 26th Slower/Lower in Maryland
    Challenging for sure, Ron. Fishing in uncrowded waters is a great option for those of us who can do it. That's certainly my preference. But...
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    05-26-2017, 05:29 PM
    J. Rentch replied to a thread Chased away in Maryland
    Never ending experiences with authorities during Graduation Week. Got to say that the Blue Angel fly over the stadium was pretty exciting!
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    05-26-2017, 01:55 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Chased away in Maryland
    A Snaggedline first. Combat zone perch. Congratulations.
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    05-26-2017, 01:50 PM
    20# Power Pro is the same diameter as 6# mono. A 4000 series reel will indeed consume a lot of 20# braided line as John says. I use the 20# Power...
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    05-26-2017, 11:53 AM
    Mark replied to a thread St Inigoes 5-26 in Maryland
    That photo was worth the trip!
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    05-26-2017, 11:50 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Bucket list fish... in Main Forum
    Yes. I didn't know they came that far north. Congratulations RavensDfense.
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    05-26-2017, 10:59 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Bucket list fish... in Main Forum
    I recently removed redfish and snook from my list. Now I'd like to catch a tarpon and a bonefish. From what I understand getting your hand on...
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    05-26-2017, 08:35 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Chesapeake Bay = A woman in Maryland
    Just remember... A kayak provides us two major advantages over motor boats: stealth and the ability to work shallow waters tight to structure...
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    05-25-2017, 04:52 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Snakehead Fly in Fresh Water Fishing
    OK. If that's the case, all you have to do is practice and perhaps use a heavier leader than you are accustomed to on your 5 wt. Shorten that...
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    05-25-2017, 03:30 PM
    An excellent report with fantastic action and fish photos. Congratulations to you and buddies. Thank you for sharing.
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    05-24-2017, 07:39 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Snakehead Fly in Fresh Water Fishing
    Tom, Most commercial leaders made for bass flies have heavy butt sections of 30 to 40 pound mono. That stout butt section helps to turn over big...
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    05-22-2017, 09:27 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Fly fishing for perch in Main Forum
    Never
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    05-22-2017, 02:52 PM
    Yes. I have a packer so it's likely a matter of my poor technique. It takes a while to properly spin, pack and trim hair. Alternatively, I can...
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    05-22-2017, 12:47 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Flounder?? in Maryland
    I caught one on Rat-L-Trap casting to a sandy shoreline for stripers near Poplar Island. They are frequent catches in Tampa with jigs and soft...
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    05-22-2017, 12:00 PM
    Mark replied to a thread My first Jbay tournament in Main Forum
    Sounds exhausting but also like lots of fun. You got into some quality fish. Congratulations.
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    05-22-2017, 11:13 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Native Ultimate 12 Review in Dry Dock
    Thank you. I've paddled the Ultimate 14.5 Solo extensively in FL. It's a very seaworthy and comfortable boat. I think it would be great for...
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Grad of University of Maryland and Loyola College in Baltimore; husband, father of two, grandfather of four.
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