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East Tide

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  1. That's pretty funny! Literally just got back from grocery store... no rum raisin. I'm craving it now.
  2. Literally can't remember one Jewish family in my neighborhood growing up, nevermind what kind of ice cream people ate.
  3. I came in to say Haagen Dazs is my favorite as well. If you ever see a Haagen Dazs shop it's even better for some reason.
  4. I like to do a couple runs of paper towels over the top to absorb the excess moisture in addition to that.
  5. Place is the best, I miss it. I used to go up there to fish a lot and it was my spot when I got into rod building. Kay would let you (me, anyways) dip my own eels, always had the freshest bait and, while a little gruff until you earned their respect, would never steer you wrong with advice relating to practically anything related to tackle or fishing.
  6. Bill, there's an app called Wanderer Earth that a lot of guys use for cycling. It shows you all the roads / trails you've been on and a % of what you have for that state, country, etc. Don't know if you wear a gps to track your hikes but if you do it would be super cool to see how much public space in MA you've covered. I'd assume you can retroactively add activities, but don't use that app myself.
  7. So good. Nice kick from the gin. Summer favorite.
  8. I used to live pretty close to the Millis Medfield area off 109. Really pretty but didn't fish there much. My GF's old house was right on the river in Needham. Used to fish a ton there growing up. Some pretty big bass. Some of those tiny streams in Medfield hold some really nice wild brown/brook trout.
  9. What oven are you using? That Kamado? Looks amazing. Edited to ask about the whole pie... chesse and dough mainly. Everything looks perfect. Would like to replicate.
  10. My brother and I talked my dad into buying a black Rolex Submariner sometime in the 90's when we went shopping at that huge new mall in Attleboro, Emerald Square I think. I think he paid $3300. He didn't like wearing it due to the weight so he sold it and eventually bought the slimmer Omega Aqua Terra, which he gave to me when he was no longer in the work force and wears his Timex. It's a really classy watch that I pretty much only wear when we go out to nice dinners, etc. I think the Rolex would be in the $10k range now. Aside from the money, I really like the submariner style more. I have had a few Seiko SKX007's and currently still have this Japanese one and an old 7002 beater. I only paid $250 or so for the SKX007 which are now $700 but fantastic watches. I wear it everywhere and love it. I've changed the movement to a self winding version which is a lot easier since most of the time I'm wearing a Garmin these days. Funny, until I took that pic I hadn't notices that I had cracked the bezel insert on the Seiko
  11. I like the margs and the mai tai a bunch... they pack a punch almost like homemade. I love a good pina but not those ones! Not even during pride week, which we caught the tail end of in KW. It's a trip.
  12. The one pic I took of the vacay smokes I had. 2014 RYJ Church. really nice. I'm sure most do but Cubans go especially well with tropical drinks with coconut. Smoked a bunch of small format stuff mainly due to family time.
  13. I finally did it. After 10 years of trying, mostly slinging big Hogys at night and many, many, heartbreaks, cudas and jacks, I landed this in tough conditions, on light tackle while taking a break from swimming at the beach. I had a pretty good week landing fish up to 30 lbs every night I fished. I caught this on a hard outgoing tide on the jetty at the tip of the KW Harbor Channel and Fort Zach. I was about 60 feet from the end of the jetty and the fish almost made it around the corner twice. Took about 30 mins. A crowd had gathered and I thought there was no way in hell I was landing this fish but managed to work it over and then get from my perch onto a rock in the water without killing myself with a bunch of breakfast, lunch and beach cocktails in me. People went nuts, and so did I. I was fishing A 7' Tsunami Barrier (1/4 - 3/4 oz), 20 lb braid, 20 lb flouro leader, 3500 reel and a 3" Z-Man on the light 3/16 oz trout jig head, which bent. Fortunately I had the perfect hookset through the upper lip.I'm guessing 45-55 lbs, but not sure. Curious to know what you think? this was a way bigger accomplishment for me. Fish took me deep, made multiple jumps and one scorching run way back out the first time I thought I could land it. It was using the current flowing to the end of the jetty and I can't believe I was able to pressure it enough when I needed to without something failing. Truly a bigger accomplishment than any of the big bass I've caught over the years, or any fish for that matter.
  14. That sounds great, need to try it. Thanks.
  15. How were they? Never thought of trying that. What type of crab?
  16. Yet another thing you can easily find in Missourah
  17. This is pretty interesting. I think you're right though, the one I heard about a few years back on the NAS KW runway was a croc. https://keysweekly.com/42/keys-history-alligators-were-near-the-island-chain-well-before-the-blue-hole-on-big-pine-key/
  18. I've never been but it's supposed to be super cool... think they are alligators though, not crocs? This was the pic I was trying to post earlier. Her first trip to the Keys. Turns 11 in June and we leave for our trip to KW the next day. It will be her 10th trip. Kid loves it. Good thing she didn't end up in jail for trying to feed it
  19. oh man, thank you so much for saying that. When I'm down there I usually leave it in the car the whole time. Never had a problem with Hogy or Slug-O's... that would have cost me a nickel!
  20. Check out some videos on Youtube of people fishing for tarpon on golf courses or the resort ponds in the Domincan. We did a trip there a few years ago and I was looking into the fishing and found them. Huge fish in small landlocked water. The year after my daugter was born we rented a house on Coupon Bight on Big Pine instead of KW because it was too much with a kiddo. The house was on Long Beach Drive down the street from the fish camp on the corner. The key deer were literally everywhere and not shy. I hooked the biggest tarpon of my life in a paddle kayak at 830p.... I'm lucky it came of or I would have had a long paddle in the dark. Totally inexperienced for that.
  21. Tough to define but generally if I see any on a menu from anywhere south of Long Island sound I usually avoid them. I don't really care for west coast either. I really like the little briny ones from Cape Cod Bay the best.
  22. Well that's better than what I thought you meant! I thought you meant warming it up on telephone pole before eating them!
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