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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 11:10 AM
    I came across a website for Glory Boats. This Arkansas company makes coffins designed liked small boats. Their website notes: "Great ice breaker...
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  • Mark's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 10:17 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Rod Length for Kayak in Fly Fishing
    Dave, I think Gregg gave you a good answer on that. You have to raise the rod tip so that the fish like a pendulum swings toward the kayak. ...
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    01-18-2018, 09:11 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Rod Length for Kayak in Fly Fishing
    And the longer rod will give you more clearance over the bow in most fishing kayaks when you throw side-armed.
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    01-18-2018, 05:45 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Rod Length for Kayak in Fly Fishing
    Dave, I've used a 7.5 ft. fly rod (4 wt.) with no issues in my kayaks but I prefer longer rods 8.5 to 9 feet because I can cast a longer rod...
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  • Mark's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 09:41 AM
    Mark replied to a thread 2018 M&G meeting results in Main Forum
    Lisa, Same here. Thanks again for your advocacy with AA county regarding launch sites.
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  • J. Rentch's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 07:55 AM
    Looking forward to it!
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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 10:09 AM
    If you are not planning on fishing in large open water with waves of 2 ft or more, take a look at the Native Ultimate 12. It is a high-quality,...
    13 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Mark's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 05:52 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    The only qualification for membership in the OGWLF is if your reputation can stand the company. I do believe we have few youngsters under 61 and...
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  • Mark's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 07:26 PM
    Yes. I can still see the factory installed grease in mine. I do wonder what kind of grease to use when the time comes to re-lube it.
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  • Mark's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 07:21 PM
    Zach, Thank you for posting. Do you find a need to ever lubricate the main drive shaft -- the larger weight bearing axel? I believe...
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  • Mark's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 03:29 PM
    Very nice indeed. In fact, a sticker is the only way I hope a snakehead ever gets into my kayak. I've caught one snakehead in my life. I...
    4 replies | 156 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 11:05 AM
    Last year Native introduced its Titan Propel 13.5 kayak that offered incredible roominess and stability plus fishing friendly features. This winter,...
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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 10:36 AM
    Just a reminder -- I will speak to the MSSA Annapolis chapter on Wed, Jan 17 about Fishing the Severn River in Fall and Winter. In part of the talk,...
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  • Mark's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 10:06 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    To briefly add to what John said, most certainly we can meet for lunch. PM me on this forum when you return and we'll make arrangements for lunch. ...
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    01-15-2018, 09:51 AM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    The Old Guys Who Like to Fish (OGWLF) is an informal group of guys who mostly live in Anne Arundel County. Most of us are retired - a few still have...
    45 replies | 1381 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 11:45 AM
    The HOW fishing flea market is next weekend - Jan 20.
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  • Mark's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 05:03 PM
    Mark replied to a thread reminder jan 13 sat M&G in Main Forum
    Good news on the Bass Seminar, Harry. I'll be there tying foam bass poppers from 10:00 to 12:00.
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  • Mark's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 09:43 PM
    That's fine Harlan. I stole it from someone here too!
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    01-11-2018, 02:16 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    Michael, Retirement comes sooner than you think. Someday you'll look back and wonder where the time went. In the meantime, if you get any...
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    01-10-2018, 05:59 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    We've hosted several over the years.
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    01-10-2018, 01:25 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    The beauty of this site is that it has fostered precisely what Ron has said -- excellent friendships. I am very grateful to Snaggedline for that. ...
    45 replies | 1381 view(s)
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    01-10-2018, 10:07 AM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    As Kevin noted, this Sat (Jan 13) any interested Snaggedline members will meet at Bass Pro Shops to set the Meet and Greet schedule for 2018. See...
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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 08:12 PM
    I find that after several trolling trips, the front rod holder mounts have flexed the track sufficiently that the front bolt holding the track to the...
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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 06:17 PM
    The concept is sound, but the logistics of using very long rods from a kayak seat are more complicated. You can accomplish a 4-rod spread using...
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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 03:17 PM
    Most Spanish mackerel caught in the Maryland portion of the bay come by trolling. As noted above, troll at a speed faster than for stripers (4-6...
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  • Mark's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 01:14 PM
    Ron, Obviously you are catching fish that are too big. Just catch small fish like me and you'll never have to worry about your lines breaking! ...
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  • Mark's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 12:36 PM
    I know all the reasons for using leaders and concur with them. But I like them for another reason. It's weird, but I enjoy tying the double uni...
    19 replies | 436 view(s)
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    01-08-2018, 08:29 PM
    Nice creative idea. I added two pieces of high density foam to lay on the floor below the foot rests. My heels would get sore after having weight...
    2 replies | 98 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    01-08-2018, 08:22 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Rod Reel Suggestions in Main Forum
    I concur with the previous commenters about reel size. For LTJ on stripers in the bay, a 2500 or 3000 size reel is fine. I used to own several 4000...
    6 replies | 165 view(s)
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