brucelieb

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About brucelieb

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    surfing.fishing,
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  1. I think I can do that...Just drill a big hole and buy a hatch? I'm ready to start cutting and drilling after years of avoiding such things..If I can't find a spot close maybe I can plastic weld something to the deck. Hum? Just have to learn where to get the stuff to pop in..Rod holder placed somewhere smart and a hatch for gear!
  2. I'm loving this boys..thanks.....I'm in my car I have to re- read everything once I'm off my crap iphone.... ( good iphone 12 one went overboard 38' of MTK water..when I graduate from my resurrected iphone 5 standard equipment will include a teathered floating bright orange waterproof phone holder)
  3. Jeff270- Right on!... Love it! and spot on.... I pretty much do the same. ."the traveling roadshow for Cabelas. I had a milkcrate filled with everything but the kitchen sink. Now, I usually have 2, or may be 3 rods, and a Plano box. And I never use everything in the box!"
  4. thanks I'll find a better than rope method if it is out there.. I had trouble with pics and links today too
  5. Vintage- Can those seats be added to a kayak... Mine is a cushion that sits on the deck. Stable but...
  6. Thanks Computeruser , I'm always curious how folks organize their life. Their tools, shed,toys... , My tool shed and workshop are full of joint compound buckets filled with tools and never seem to get organized. .. I want to be one of those organized guys, but evidently not so much to do it. So in an effort to clean up my act in retirement.... what wire stringer do you use? As I said , I just grab a piece of rope. For that matter, soft color is a great idea. Is it one of those $$$ things? Like.... the Hobie fish bag?( I tried to post a link and my post would not go so I deleted it thinking that I must be breaching a code of ethics of some sort)
  7. you have a place/milk crate to stow them?
  8. Thanks Computeruser , I'm always curious how folks organize their life. Their tools, shed,toys... , My tool shed and workshop are full of joint compound buckets filled with tools and never seem to get organized. .. I want to be one of those organized guys, but evidently not so much to do it. So in an effort to clean up my act in retirement.... what wire stringer do you use? As I said , I just grab a piece of rope. For that matter, soft color is a great idea. Is it one of those $$$ things? Like.... the Hobie fish bag?( I tried to post a link and my post would not go so I deleted it thinking that I must be breaching a code of ethics of some sort)
  9. Probably the best idea... I usually just bring bucktails and hope for the best but I have big plans! Stay out longer, increase my success, fish smarter- keep evolving- that sort of thing. Now I do just "go fish." But I want to GO FISH BETTER. I'm embracing your comment as a zen sort of thing. No matter what I end up doing, no matter what WE end up doing, just have fun and relax. Which is my motto as well.
  10. Ha ha ha. no I done.... I got this out of my system...
  11. Have a circa 2000 Wilderness ride - Two of them... Tanks.. heavy and indestructible .
  12. This is an ongoing problem for me and I hope not a boring ridiculous topic. I know am I could organize better and I tend to bring too much gear. I'm interested in what others do. Surfcasting, I live out of my truck, and I'm loaded for bear and battle. But I never need all crap I have and sometime can't find the stuff I do need, because I have too much gear with me. I need to edit my gear and be organized. I am working on that. So, on to kayaks. I really need to bring less and tie it all down. I fish for Bass, weakfish and fluke in Eastern Southfork LI bays and ocean. (I would love to try Black fishing on my kayak but it requires more intel, planning and travel ? I would love to try the North fork and North Shore ) So, let's forget the water , sunscreen, radio , extra paddle and that sort of stuff. Let's discuss weapons only. What do you all bring? Example: Fluke in the Bay - Two 6' spinning rods - A few bucktails and grubs... - Net and rag - A cooler for fish? Which type ? I use a rope as a stringer and if I get some big keeper it flops around by my feet or I go home in triumph! Not the best system. If I also want to fish bait, I have to bring more crap. That I mostly never use. - Plano with rigs, jigs and sinkers. - knife and bait. If Bass are around , more stuff.... What do you do? Suggest?
  13. Does it really warm you? HA H A HA HA... I always wonder if it is worth it...Is it ALL worth it.... But yes If you have no choice of course you got to do it. Maintain the chainsaw.. Cut the tree down... Harvest the wood, hump it up hill to the wood pile, clean up the debris, split it by hand, stack it haul it and burn it repeat The wood stove creates heat but boy what a mess! .. We supplemented our oil heat when we were hurting .. Now we could just forget the whole process and buy a cord..That day might come. I'm 65.. 40 years ago we made the mistake of getting a stove that does not burn for 6 hours+ so it is usually cold in the morning. That aside, we keep going... till my shoulder really hurts. Somehow I enjoy it.... until I don't. BTW I use a sawz- all up on the ladder..chainsaw on the ground....and yes I know it is F#$$%ing stupid/crazy. I was younger and foolish (60)
  14. I absolutely agree! I have a Sit In yak for cruising with the bride that is not worth dissecting nor discussing.. Paddles slick and easy.... Blah blah but as my crowd would undersatnd and say- "Charlie don't surf." Fishing this way there is a certain freedom and excitement from toughing it and doing it the road less traveled. I could easily go to MTK or the inlet but I find it exciting to patrol the lonely dark quiet beaches or paddle deep into the dark.... Do I catch less than my pals who fish the jetty elbow to elbow? I definitely do. SO I guess I'm fishing not catching but it is often like a challenging chess game and sometimes I win...And I am so very smart! The other times- Not ...but it is always liberating and are fun.
  15. I always fish a teaser. Sometimes I should take it off but it remains on out of laziness, If I take it off I''ll have to retie it back on..Dumb I know.. This back fires on me with big fish double headers on the beach. But that is another story. I do get 90% of my fish on them. I also think small is better. This is not based on science mind you. I use mostly red gills and mostly the small 75mm (something like that). I had to switch to the bigger one when I lost my last one one the beach. (125mm -150mm) I felt like my numbers were way down. I still got fish still but the magic was lost. This might be more about the bait present at the time, less fish around those few weeks or just my own superstitious nature. I believe the following plug/ jig is ultimately just the delivery system for the teaser. But I admit, I'm conflicted on this as well. Since I do scheme and strategize which plugs to use, I must in my heart of hearts know it matters. For what it is worth. I use braid to a swivel. The red gill is tied with a palomar 12" off the swivel , as well as a 40-50 lb mono 3'+ leader which is directly tied to the same swivel. A tactical clip attaches to the plug unless I'm using tins.