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About HJS

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  • Birthday 05/01/1946


  • About Me:
    Basket case fisherman all my life.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing, gardening, flintknapping, camping, mt biking
  • What I do for a living:
    Fishery Biologist, ret.

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    Emmitsburg, MD
  1. The way Sandbar1 (#2) and RocksMeEasy (#11) do it is how I do it. Been using this technique for years. That is, put the braid on first then top off with mono to desired level then reverse the whole spool. I have access to a big open field which makes it a lot easier to reverse the spool. Yes it is a little time consuming, but you only gotta do it this way only once per reel. After years of use the braid ultimately wears out and needs replacement then just strip off the braid back to the mono/braid knot and tie on the new 150 yd spool of braid and wind it on.
  2. You'd have better luck if you took this thread to the "Borneo Island" forum.
  3. Still dead...... as of 2-24-2006.
  4. After the snowflakes watch Band of Brothers then they should watch the 1983 mini series, "Winds of War"... one of my favorites.
  5. Well… here’s your picture of the contents. The mackerel appears to be a combination of chunks and long strips that resemble chicken tenders that you would buy in a grocery. All though in this case they would be more appropriately named mackerel tenders. There is almost no excessive fishy taste that one would associated with sardines. I add a few squirts of hot sauce to spice it up a bit… Good stuff. Only found them at the Weis grocery store. Other stores don’t carry them.
  6. Let us know how you are doing. What cocktail was your Dr. going to put you on??? HCQ??? I definitely think the county is missing out bigtime by not prescribing this known drug on a wide scale... of course under doctor's close supervision. I'm suggesting this for reasons summed up by saying, "Desperate times call for desperate measures"... and "Think outside the box". Both sayings concerning the use of HCQ would not be agreeable to policy wonks like Dr. Fauci. I think Fauci and Dr. Brix are both good folks and Trump is fortunate to have them both on his side... but still Dr. Fauci is a policy wonk. BTW, just recently CDC added a new symptom to the list for Covid19. That is red sore pea-sized spots on toes… maybe more seen on younger folks.
  7. No... maybe the next can I'll take a pic. But I'll say the contents looked just like kippered herring when opened. I only bought one can because I remember mackerel as being fairly gamy. The mackerel was labeled from Poland. And the meat was not steaked nor were they long fillets... just smallish chunks of meat. Maybe they used smallish mackerel, dunno.
  8. The motion picture industry (aka: movies) may fall into this category, especially CGI films (Computer Generated Imagery). USA made films are exported around the world in high numbers. Gotta be making billions. Already mentioned… the aircraft industry, both commercial and military. And all sorts of other military equipment like tanks and such. For USA use and exporting.
  9. I now have a new favorite canned fish. Yesterday I bought a can of King Oscar canned mackerel in olive oil. Up to this point Brunswick kippered herring was my favorite. But King Oscar mackerel were GREAT!, less fishy than sardines regardless of what they were packed in and slightly better than Kippered herring. I bought them at the Weis grocery store in Thurmont, MD. Jeez…In this day&age of food hoarding, me mentioning the store, I hope that’s not considered “Spot Burning”. Give them a try.
  10. When stationed in Vietnam,1970, I took anti malaria pills for 4 months while in a forward camp. Then the unit moved to a much bigger rear camp. Since the whole rear camp was sprayed for mosquitoes no one needed the pills anymore. Wonder if the pills I took were Hydroxychloroquine. If big pharma invents a new pill to curer Covid-19 they will make a billion bucks. If only Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine is used to curer Covid-19 then Pharma will make only chump change... follow the money... connect the dots... Blah, blah blah...desperate times require desperate measure... or in this case, extremely desperate times require extremely desperate measures... and folks... we are in extremely desperate times... I'm going bat spit crazy!!!... I'm sitting in my easy chair while the whole shad run is passing by. Rant over.
  11. What Captain Ahab said. I make my own masters, aka: mandril, out of Scaulpey Clay available from hobby stores that are now closed when Covid-19 hit the fan. Make my own molds using Plaster of Paris. And so far I am using all recycled old plastics I collect from fishing friends. Melt plastics in a microwave in pyrex. You can make molds now but don’t melt plastics in the house until you can open all the windows. The learning curve is steep and long. You’ll be making lots of mistakes as you ascend the learning curve. Following is a picture of the mandril I made, the mold I made and the finished product. I now have made molds to make all the lures pictured below. It’s also highly addicting and funner than heck!!!
  12. I've been a chronic searcher for products I buy that are made in America. If you have to time to search they can be found,...sometimes. But I had no idea how much medical stuff, pills especially, that are made out of country. I think that's going to change over the next couple of years. Guess it depends on who get reelected.
  13. Maryland halted all trout stocking over a week+ ago. However, before the stoppage MD-DNR stocked many pre-season streams and ponds with many thousands of trout. So there are some fish to be found and hatcheries were able to lighten up their hatcheries. Should hold them for a while. But they have to make room for the next crop of fingerlings destine for next spring 2021. To save me some time, what did PA do about stocking???
  14. I knew this was coming. Now EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING is closed on these 3 Baltimore Reservoirs. They are shut down and no fishing was specifically mentioned. It's getting grimmer and grimmer.