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  • About Me:
    28 years in major market radio broadcasting, now all in at the World's Premier Fishing Outfitter
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    I fish... that's it.
  • What I do for a living:
    VP of Sales and Operations at TackleDirect
    Owner Steelfin designs, die-cut sportfish decals/apparel.

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  1. Anybody else running up (or down) to Surf City for the tourney Saturday? I am back on the judges list for another Spring opener and hoping to the surf gods that we get a little better break in weather, wind and current than we did last year for the first big tourney of the year. I measured the winning bluefish last year and really hope to see more stripes than devil-eyes on the sand. Great prizes, amazing auction items.... outstanding company :-). Both team and individuals so there is no excuse, come on out!
  2. I don't know how to say this without sounding like an aft-hole, but if you think that landing your fish is too easy, it is you and not the gear that has taken the sport out of it.. When you are catching for sport, especially when you are not keeping it, the thrill is the battle and the skill with a little looser drag and a little lighter line that make it a competition that sometimes you lose.... but it is more sporting. .... or maybe you're just catching smaller fish? I don't know anybody that has fought a 30#+ bass waist deep in the surf at night with a rippin current and a smart old girl on the end of the line.... burying her nose in the sand to lose the plug, running into the jetty rocks or barrel rolling in the wash to loosen a hook, that would call it easy no matter what class line they were strung up with.... Sure the gear is better, but I believe it is up to you whether you sucker punch your opponent, or box with her...
  3. I think they should have gone 6' years ago... but an 83" Mako is a shark that you most certainly don't want to be anywhere near no matter how tired it is, unless you have subdued it with a couple shots of lead in the head, and even then I'm on full defense unless it is gutted and has a bucket tied on it's head. Measure it up close and personal with a tape? I don't think so, and if you guess wrong by an inch you just tossed $10,000 over the transom. Nope, I actually believe that this is the beginning of the end for shark fishing. You keep it 83" for a couple years and most will not bother trying anymore, and then there will be much less pushback when they lock it down. We follow the rules we set, the rest of the world does not and we get to pick up the check... that's what happened here again. In the meantime, the Threshers will take a whoopin and they will shut them down too.... and they do not taste half as good IMHO anyway.
  4. Live bluefish in a slick....
  5. Hey..... sign me up! Although I question ANY club that would have me as a member...
  6. We don't keep bulk spools on the shelf but I am pretty sure we could order a wheel for you... call the 888-354-7335 and ask for JV... if anybody can find it for you, he can
  7. Might want to run over to Block... great place to party and the fishing in June is cranking up. Lots of charter options
  8. I bought two of these (Star Stella Lite)) to leave down in Pine Island at a friends house so I did not have to bring rods down when I visited... just toss a couple reels in the bag. For the money, hard pressed to beat them.
  9. Jumpin Minnow... have yet to see anthing work better in the world of small "walk the dog" lures. Have to switch out hooks and rings as mentioned above. Gags Grabber.. great little blooper... also needs hooks and rings. Smack-it... more convcave face than the Gags and really moves water. I like the hackle on the tail hook, but the hook sucks so whip a little white hackle on the replacement.. when it is just sitting on the water, the hackle looks like it breathes... Tac Anglers Crossover popper... Albert hit a home run with this one. The reverse gill cuts send out an entirly different splash than the cupped face, and it is thru wired. I still change tthe hooks.... I will tell you that the most effective way I have found to use a popper on a "miss" is to have a second rod rigged with a soft plastic ready to throw within easy reach. A blowup does not always necessarily mean you are going to get another one when you throw back, but a follow-up with a soft plastic after a blowup... boom!
  10. I lived that life for a couple winters too.... was a ski instructor/bartender at Glen Ellen in VT (now Sugarbush North).... best time of my youth without question.... The things that Miller would do to get a shot were nothing short of spectacular..... see if you can find a few of the behind the scenes clips...
  11. Something like this is used in studios where "how it looks" is important. Not so in radio stations, we use big ugly sealed studio doors.... BTW. injecting foam insulation into the walls may also be something you want to look at if sound penetration through the walls is more important than actual acoustics inside the rooms. That will significantly deaden the penetrating sound as there will be no airspace between the two sides of sheetrock for the sound to resonate in. Double sheetrock, injected foam, and just regular industrial carpet on the walls will make for one quite space..... we did this in an announcers "booth" in an office building years ago and it did a great job. We did spring for a single studio door..... This a telemarketing setup, or are you just looking to Dexter somebody??? LOL
  12. You need acoustic fabric wall panels. They are floor to ceiling soft fabric, padded panels that suck up sound. Used them when we were building the sound studios in the radio stations. They ain't cheap, but they work. Might look to someone that installs home theaters for some information.... ... although I always did like the Cone of Silence....
  13. Hello... Bore Snake for handguns?.....anyone?
  14. Great plugs, lousy hardware. Personally, I love having white hackle on the back hook because unlike bucktail, the hackle seems to "breathe" in the water when the plug is not moving. But not enough to leave the original hooks on there so if I am motivated I whip a little onto the replacement VMC's before I put them on. I like the yellow Jr......
  15. You may be a redneck if..... You have more major appliances on your front porch than in your house?