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About Ebbtide231

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    Fishing, camping & fishing, hiking & fishing, canoeing & fishing, knife accumulation
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    Old School Commercial Artist

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  1. "Never get out of the boat. Never get out of the boat." "Every minute I stay in this room I get weaker. And every minute Charlie squats in the bush he gets stronger. Each time I look around the walls move in a little tighter..." "The heads. You're looking at the heads. Sometimes he goes too far. He's the first one to admit it." "The horror... the horror..."
  2. What's the matter with it? A little sealer and you'll catch another thousand...
  3. Charlie Bums: It's quiet. "Fast" Eddie Felson: Yeah, like a church. Church of the Good Hustler. Charlie Bums: It looks more like a morgue to me. Those tables are the slabs they lay the stiffs on. -The Hustler Eddie Felson: Straight pool is pool. This is like handball...or cribbage or something. Straight pool you got to be a real surgeon...to get it-- You know, it's all finesse. Now everything is nine ball because it's fast...good for TV...good for a lot of break shots. Oh, well. What the hell. Checkers sells more than chess. Eddie Felson: "The balls roll funny for everybody kid" Eddie Felson: Do you smell that? Vincent Lauria: Smoke? Carmen: No, Money. Carmen: "On the snap Vincent!" -The Color of Money Cole Younger: "First getting shot, then getting married - bad habits." -The Long Riders
  4. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step....
  5. Bring the warm weather with you and above all, travel safe!
  6. Keep on punching brudda! All the best.
  7. This!
  8. AMEN to the OP!
  9. I don't do reports I'll help with tackle and technique but there's no substitute for time on the water.
  10. Epic.... in the old school sense of the word. and... Thank you.
  11. The old saying is that 90% of the fish are in 10% of the water. You need to find a big eddy where the current slows and even reverses in a big circle. Fish the seams where that happens. Forget the bait and sinkers. Use jig heads with plastic trailers in bright colors, heavy enough that you can feel them hit bottom with a thump. Usually 1oz will do. Buy cheap and paint them with left over house paint or don't paint them at all.... they won't last long enough to get sentimental about. Cast up current and hop them along the bottom back to you. Be a line watcher. Anticipate the jig hitting bottom, you can see your line change/twitch/bow just before you feel the thump. Keep the rod tip low and lift when you hit the bottom, DO NOT let the jig lie there.... it will get stuck. Hope that helps.
  12. "Yourestoppin"
  13. Now that's a fine day. Thanks for the report and keep them coming. I, for one, enjoy each and every one of them, even though I may not comment on them all.
  14. As John Kronuch of Johnny's Bait & Tackle in Montauk told me, before he closed, "These guys nowadays, they wanna reel the fish up thru the guides...." A 30" striper is no match for heavy LMB gear. I've caught loads of them with a 7 1/2' flipping stick, Abu 5500 and 15# mono. And they all swam off just fine, thank you. Just because the fish takes some drag once or twice doesn't mean it's the end of the world.