allen sklar

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About allen sklar

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    fishin, old hippy music, photography, hiking
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  1. some old gear given to me....late fifty's.....almost all of the conventional reels were badly corroded but these green spinners still work. The wood handles are cool but weigh a ton!
  2. FWIW Drones are illegal is all national parks.
  3. First drum worms this season...Parasites are very common in fish of all species. The type of worm that is found in Black Drum is commonly referred to as "Spaghetti worm." This worm egg starts out in the digestive tract of a shark where it is expelled in feces, after another stage of development it is hosted in a crab which is then eaten by the drum. After developing in the flesh of the drum, the cycle starts over when the drum (or other fish) is eaten by a shark. There is no possibility you will get worms from eating one as the human digestive tract is inhospitable to the worm. They can be pulled out of the flesh or cut out before cooking. I have cleaned several drum this season and only found worms in one.
  4. fwiw....there have been plover eggs for at least 10 days, the hatching time is 28 days.... so approx 18 days till the beach closes at km 22 for the chicks..... it's almost over folks!
  5. Exactly!
  6. peeler
  7. chit happens sometimes, never know when.
  8. Blowfish made it incredibly hard to fish for Drum this past week, 4 fleas (if you could find them) gone in five minutes. Between the digging for fleas and the constant reeling and casting it was enough to wear me out.....hopefully this storm today will blow them somewhere else. Bill and I did have quite a few fish previously, but none this week.....
  9. Thank you all for the condolences. Mac and I hung out for almost seventeen years, for ten of them we were pretty much inseparable during Red Drum seasons on Paramore....... I caught my first Red ever with mac (outside the breakers, boat) AND my first surf caught Red. As many said about the old man at the service, (he was 73 when we first fished), he loved people who loved what he loved, be it quail hunting or fishing. In his last few years dementia had taken the ability to carry on meaningful conversations with him but the spirit was always strong and he would sometimes remember days we fished clearly. He would always greet me with "you been catching anything"....... On the day of his funeral my good friend Dennis, who fished with us often in Virginia, came up and we fished 3 hours early in the morning, kind of in remembrance of all the times together on the beach. About twenty minutes after we arrived one of my rods went down good, it was my first black of the season. I'm sure there was some kind of spiritual connection. In my truck I had several large photos of Mac for the funeral display which I dropped of at his house, along with the fish. It was almost enough to make a guy turn religious.
  10. Worms are like build in flavor pods, sweet and soft with a slight aftertaste.....
  11. Don't know if the link is allowed, nothing for sale there. An Assateague Icon. https://www.assateaguephotos.com/Other/Mac/
  12. Bill and I put in about 4 hours today, I did loose a couple fleas which surprised me, but no fish.