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    Rehabbing jigs is always rewarding. My...

    Rehabbing jigs is always rewarding.

    My question is: why latex paint?
    From my experiences, latex paint on lead heads and the plastic in lure bodies (yeah, I know, yours have bucktail tied in) are...
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    Great news! Congratulations.

    Great news!
    Congratulations.
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    21993 I caught a 4" Hogchoker in Weems Creek...

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    I caught a 4" Hogchoker in Weems Creek several years ago.
    Looked like this, not my picture.
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    LJ will charge you $20.00 to launch. Our Charter...

    LJ will charge you $20.00 to launch.
    Our Charter boat is berthed next door.

    I have seen kayakers fishing along the drop off below the Green Can, mostly slow trolling, pick your days.
    It can get...
  5. Thread: Conversion

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    I also use 10 pound test braid-sufix neon, that...

    I also use 10 pound test braid-sufix neon, that one of those tackle testing sites actually measured at an 18 pound breaking strength.
    I don't recall what the 20 pound would break at.
    I use a 15...
  6. Thread: Conversion

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    The Maryland DNR did prohibit the mass killing...

    The Maryland DNR did prohibit the mass killing tournaments.
    They were pretty brutal, as shown on TV last year.

    It is very hard to change people's mentality about them since they have such a bad...
  7. Thread: Icast 2017

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    What has kayaking evolved too? Are cabins next?...

    What has kayaking evolved too?
    Are cabins next?
    One can attribute this to what people are asking their kayaks to do. When you think about it, we are fishing places and loading them with features...
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    21940 This what the fruit of the Spalding tree...

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    This what the fruit of the Spalding tree look like before they fall in the water.
    If you look closely, you may notice that this is the Rawlings variant.

    It makes me glad that watermelons...
  9. Thread: Conversion

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    We had a client on the charter boat two years ago...

    We had a client on the charter boat two years ago insist that I net or gaff his Ray and bring it on board the boat.
    I tried to explain to him that this was dangerous, (and I didn't want to kill it...
  10. Thread: Conversion

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    Of course, being a smart--s, going to a larger...

    Of course, being a smart--s, going to a larger spool just means that you have a chance to loose an extra 50-75 yards of line when a jumbo CNR decides to head to the Bridge Tunnel and spool you. LOL...
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    That sounds like my idea of a great day of...

    That sounds like my idea of a great day of Perching!

    It's kinda funny when you retire and every day is Summer Vacation!
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    If this was a another Fishing Website with the...

    If this was a another Fishing Website with the initials TF, the jokes would be coming in about this being a "Banded Rudder Fish."

    Thank goodness it isn't.
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    When my canoe was new, I used to rub in some...

    When my canoe was new, I used to rub in some Armorall as a UV surface protectant to the outside of the hull. My hull was ABS (Royalex) with a color coat, not solid plastic like most yaks.
    My canoe...
  15. I haven't fished there since my "tin boat" days,...

    I haven't fished there since my "tin boat" days, maybe 12-15 years ago.
    I launched way around at Harbor Hospital, and even with a motor it was a haul.
    I assume from what you have described, you...
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    Black dorsal? CNR wing tips.

    Black dorsal?
    CNR wing tips.
  17. Thread: Kayak fishing

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    21826 These two customers and their other lady...

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    These two customers and their other lady friend had the Captain, who you see in the middle, pushing me out of the way to "help" on the back deck.

    I had to remind him to get back to the...
  18. Thread: Kayak fishing

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    And this is what I was trying to explain about...

    And this is what I was trying to explain about why fishing from a Charter Boat is so different that how we fish from a kayak.

    Realize that perhaps 50-75% of our clients start the day not knowing...
  19. Thread: Tie one on...

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    I may have to force myself to bring a fly rod...

    I may have to force myself to bring a fly rod with me the next time I go perch fishing.
    I used to be an "addict," but I'm afraid that time, and wear and tear on my shoulder would result in me not...
  20. Thread: Kayak fishing

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    It is interesting to hear others perspectives,...

    It is interesting to hear others perspectives, especially concerning the ones about fishing from a Charter Boat.
    As to the three opportunities presented: fishing from a kayak, a mobile Center...
  21. Thread: #@%&! Wind

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    I always like to leave a little margin for error...

    I always like to leave a little margin for error when it comes to fighting the wind. I thought of ducking behind the bridges, but getting back to the ramp could have been problematic.
    Between the...
  22. Thread: #@%&! Wind

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    #@%&! Wind

    The plan was to get to Weems Creek about 9:30 for my usual Wednesday session. Wednesday's don't usually have as much boat traffic, the crabbers don't go out.
    As I headed down Route 97 I observed...
  23. The piers and docks are private property. For...

    The piers and docks are private property.
    For the most part, they are built with permission over the State's water.
    There are a few areas where the land rights extend out into- under the water,...
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    When someone asks me a question like that, my...

    When someone asks me a question like that, my first response is to ask what am I fishing for?
    I fish in both fresh and salt water and fish for a large variety of species. Many of the lures mentioned...
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    Outstanding! Many of us have come "full circle"...

    Outstanding!
    Many of us have come "full circle" (some of us several times).
    There is a subtlety to finesse fishing with tiny flies flies using delicate tackle, in comparison to the tackle we use in...
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