Darth Baiter

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    Berkeley Striper Club Member
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  1. Drove the length of that big state park, late morning incoming, not quite a continuous line of rainbait the entire length but close. Some schools of adult bunker further off, a few within snagging range, happily splashing along as there wasn't a predator that I saw. Still have pelicans.
  2. Past discussions, searched under voles, there's more:
  3. Scotts Bait & Tackle has not posted a 2019 schedule yet, that's usually a good source. Berkeley Striper Club Fishing Flea Market is always the 1st Sunday in March followed by Asbury on the 2nd Sunday.
  4. Which is where the Craftsman name came from I believe. Sears Sold 70,000 Homes From Their Catalog. Are You Living in One? From 1908 to 1940, you could choose from over 400 styles of homes to purchase through Sears, Roebuck and Co. mail-order catalog. By Timothy Dahl May 16, 2016 4.3k Liz West - Flickr CC Not long ago, the Sears, Roebuck and Co. mail-order catalog was the ultimate marketplace, much like Amazon is today. You could even buy a house straight from the catalog. Just pick out the home you like, and voila, Sears would deliver it just for you. (The best Amazon can do is either a DVD box set or houses that, uh, would have some size and space issues for most people.) These Sears homes weren't cheap low-end houses. Many of them were built using the finest quality building materials available during that time. It's not uncommon to find Sears homes today with oak floors, cypress siding, and cedar shingles. As with most old homes, the tough part is finding one that has been well maintained, and with the youngest of Sears homes going now eight decades old, they all require a significant amount of care. From 1908 to 1940, Sears sold between 70,000 to 75,000 homes, so there are plenty out there, you just need to know where to look. Dag - Flickr CC Sears designed 447 different house styles to fit the taste of home buyers across the country. From Craftsman to Cape Cods, they offered a custom home at budgets and sizes that could accommodate any size family. Because Sears purchased building materials at a high volume, they could keep the prices down making them very competitive with what local builders could provide. They were one of the first mass builders to utilize "balloon" style framing which only requires one carpenter on site, as well as using drywall for walls, asphalt shingles for the roof, and central heating. These advanced building materials made for modern homes that were less expensive to build and safer to live in. Liz West - Flickr CC The majority of Sears homes were built in the Northeast and Midwest, with the largest grouping being in the city of Elgin, IL, where one community has more than 200 verified Sears homes. Sears lost most of the records of home sales so it can be difficult to identify a Sears home, but there are a few ways. Stamped lumber, column arrangements, shipping labels, and public records have all been used to identify a Sears home.
  5. From another site: Ambassadeur Record 6601HC Legendary power and style to land your next record. With 70+ years of notoriety, the next generation of Record round baitcast reels continues the legacy of craftsmanship and design that has made this round reel an icon. Improved Duragear 2 gear design and 8 bearing system deliver great casting performance and dependability. 7 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design 6 pin centrifugal brake gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast Synchronized level wind system improves line lay and castability High capacity models available Duragear 2 gear system provides increased gear strength for all fishing situations Specifications: Reel Handle Position: Left Gear Ratio: 4.7:1 Retrieve Rate: 23" (58cm) Braking System: Centrifugal Bearing Count: 8 Weight: 11.80 Mono Capacity YD/LB: 320/12 Max Drag LB: 15lbs Braid Capacity YD/LB: 310/30 Drag Material: Carbon Fiber Anti-Reverse Feature: Instant Anti-Reverse
  6. Winter storage in the garage - reels back in the respective boxes, 2-piece rods on wall brackets with foam pipe insulation slipped over the metal brackets. In-season storage: standing up, ready to go, I have 12' ceilings in the garage. Otony's recycling of good-will offerings is inspirational.
  7. thaumaturges; a worker of wonders or miracles, learned a new word. Billy's no longer with us, fish them, Jersey builder typically sold at Asbury, might have been a Asbury club member. Others will know more than I do.
  8. Replace and upgrade, the SO will thank you.
  9. Boat lumps don't count
  10. That’s the dogs name, what about the plant? Knew I’d get that reply before I started the thread. Tradition must prevail
  11. Forgot I had a plant ID app, Kalanchoe comes close although this one has never flowered.
  12. His nickname is lumpy, cause much of the time he’s a small lump like the pic
  13. Have both but prefer manual bail over bailless. Probably cause I'm spastic and need a second hand to run the line under a bailless roller. Saragosa SW and Slammer III have friction plates that engage when the bail is open - eliminates or minimizes handle/bail/rotor movement until you close the bail manually. Spinfisher VI may have the same friction plate. I've disabled all the bail trips on my older/free spinning spinners, haven't lost a plug since.
  14. Gift plant that was split out from the rest and grew quite a bit over the summer. Was told hens & chickens - not that. Guessing some sort of a succulent. I want to leave it outside over the winter, I'm in zone 7.
  15. Is Sears still in business, they all closed by me?