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About hipkvw

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing the surf and inshore waters. South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers
  • What I do for a living:
  1. Good vibes & Speedy recovery!
  2. Got some cheap tix and loaded a backpack w/ travel rods and headed to FL. Fished Alligator Ally last week. Caught tons of small Snook and fat Cichlids. Gators wanted in on the action! Cabelas travel rods were nice for the price. Slower action than I prefer but good enough for me. Redington Behemoths and spare spools were cheap and performed fine. Not the smoothest drag but I wanted inespensive stuff I could drag around. Had a good time.
  3. Pau Hana Big EZ....Bote....there is so many good ones out there.
  4. So far I have never had an issue with hook-ups. I do them like that for a bigger profile.
  5. Gurglers are my favorite. I tie some big. 3/4” wide. 3/0.
  6. I had a huge American shad take me into the backing on my 6wt. I have a few I use in the salt but only for small blues, weakies, shad, herring, and dink stripers. I fish often with a 7wt for weakeis and schoolies but mostly use an 8wt. 9 & 10s come out when warranted. I look at it like this....If I am fishing for tons of tiny blues or dozens of spikes and I MIGHT hook a 24" striper....ill go with the 6wt for the fun factor. I dont go after fish bigger than I feel the rod can handle in a timely manner.
  7. Im keeping it simple. Abel Super 8 50 Years Dead reel....I got it.
  8. Had a nice weekend road trippin' in DE. Got a few Stripers on the fly and 15 at night on spinning tackle because you cant fly fish in this one spot. I went to sleep and watched them busting in the lights out of my windshield. The next day I made my way to a few ponds and landed 15 Largemouth on a Bucktail Deceiver before I could not take the rain any longer.
  9. I used a fly rod last weekend and caught 2 stripers on a jetty in DE I visit time to time. Went to dinner and came back to stripers busting in the lights. I cant use my fly rod in this location so I grabbed a spinning rod. I caught 15 and was like..meh..whatever. Cool night. The 2 on the fly made my day. I went to bed in my van and looked out the windshield and could still see stripers busting. I went to sleep. Whatever makes you enjoy life is what it all comes down to.
  10. Caught a bunch of bass after the blow in South Jersey with a variety of presentations. Don't mind the editing....the stalkers are good.
  11. Yes. Its not the self deploy but has all the other features.
  12. Aside from the God awful ride in from Bay Head to Barneget Inlet it was an ok afternoon. Never rode in with live vest on before. Took an hour and a half.
  13. Brand new. Never used. $225 shipped and paypal.
  14. Great story....I would have cried