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About BillA

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    fishing, flying, shooting, motorcycle
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  1. I nominate this for "Strange Thread" for the month of May.
  2. Nice rig. Be sure to try a Cortland Sylk.
  3. What a silly mistake. It's the other way around.
  4. Tie something that looks like a pellet of Purina Trout Chow.
  5. You hooked a cat? That's cold.
  6. I almost always encounter some 6wt weather on a trip to Grand Bahama.
  7. Huh?
  8. Watch your step when you purchase a TheraBand. The first ones I bought from Amazon turned out not to be TheraBand brand flexbars. After a lot of complaining I received what I wanted. Able then to compare the two products side by was clear that the first thing they sent was junk. The TheraBand flexbar is what you want - be sure that you get it.
  9. +10 for the Theraband. Google "eccentric exercise for tennis elbow". You'll find some pretty authoritative sources. I had it bad bilaterally for two years and this technique brought me home. Now I work the Theraband for a week or two while watching TV in the evenings before an important trip. Never had a problem since.
  10. It's always hard to know what is better from you, Brian...the fishing or the pics.
  11. Call Paul Adams at North Riding Point Club (Google it). He can explain the license situation, which is something I understand that you can run afoul of. Think about where you're going. Can you say "martinet"? Also, sometimes Paul has an unbooked guide/boat available. If you use a guide you're about a million times more likely to get nice fish.
  12. Look at the Galvan Tournament series. I'm using a Tournament 14 with a 10wt line for tarpon. Lots of backing, a very fast retreive, and a flawless drag.
  13. Oh, that one. Well, yeah....
  14. Mr. Ford experienced an engine failure after takeoff and put the aircraft onto a golf course. The NTSB concluded that the probable cause of Harrison Ford's plane crash was that the carburetor's main metering jet had become dislodged and rotated 90 degrees, which resulted in the fuel-air mixture being too rich for the engine to operate. I don't see what the two incidents have in common.
  15. I've used Hardy Proaxis rods for some time and feel no inclination to change. The 6 is fast to the point where I line it up. In fact, on my last trip to FL, I used an 8wt Cortland line on it and found it very comfortable banging the mangroves from 40 feet. With a 6wt line you can fire little needles at bonefish. The Zephrus has a somewhat softer tip and is more forgiving of errors in timing. Also, FWIW, I've had good warranty service from Hardy.