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  1. My favorite thing about the surf is the intensity of energy coming out of that environment. The smell of salty wind, the sound of breaking waves, the ever changing color of that unlimited body of water and waves, the endless horizon as far as your eyes can see, the notion of what is happening behind the mirror is beyond what you think, the feel of walking on sand at the edge of the meeting of sea and land, being in an original habitat still untouched by mankind is a binding interaction with our origin, since all life started from the sea as per consensus of scientists. The experience is unique and strong at any hour of the day or night, more over when you are engaged in a predatory act which is a detrimental part of the natural system, as deep as you engage in the surf you are taking the risk of being swiped out by the elements or creatures that only need one bite, you can aim small or big but as big as you aim there is still bigger, and when you secure contact with that other being and feel the pulse of life at the other end of the line, the adrenaline pushes on both sides for an uncertain outcome, and if you happen to land it and decide to let it go back with the least harm it is an incredible feeling.
  2. He knew too much and had to be silenced. Either by handing him the rope with closed eyes or doing it for him. Nevertheless, a one of a kind guy with his incredible network and the wealth he gathered behind it. Clinton with his 26 trips with Epstein, or Trump as head of a nation failing to secure the integrity of a VIP convict to be tried in front of a public court, is enough facts to raise more than an eyebrow. It seems the man had enough compromising info's on both parties and elites in between that they decided he was more a liability then an asset. That is when his protection popped. Now that he is dead, his incriminating secrets are gone with him and the powerful involved are safe from exposure. Rest assured that we will never know who and how and that is why he ended up cold before singing.
  3. The canal and especially that canal is no secret, when the bite is hot for stripers it is productive, the OP is sharing his journey as well as Ksong did with beautiful pictures and I say thank you for sharing. Fishing is a beautiful sport that deserves to be promoted with pictures and results to attract more people and lobby to what we do, more so when catch and release. Those who are butt hurt don't own the place and have no legitimate reason to complain. For those who can't stand posts with beautiful pictures of so called hidden spots, you are doing the opposite of promoting our activity. Being a good angler is not only about location, new comers may come but if you are the king, you will get the king's share.
  4. You can catch some with braid alone but mono leader is the better way to do it. Teeth, abrasion, landing..removing the mono leader is a shortcut that is definitely not worth it.
  5. Condolences and thoughts in your direction in this tough moment.
  6. No need for ten reasons, one is enough; Its good to be here.
  7. Its more like " Surfers visiting White Shark territory ".
  8. Any body of water no matter the size, will attract my attention in figuring out what is happening on the other side of the mirror.
  9. Keep it in the water all times, don't touch the gills, use long nose pliers to remove the hook.
  10. The concept of FG between braid and mono is based on the rigidity of braid against the body of mono that accepts compression as well as elasticity; the rigid braid digs into the mono through the tight coils and the sum of the frictions of the accumulated crossed coils when tightly assembled eventually block slipping between the two bodies beyond breaking point of each line. If using FG for two lines of the same nature, like braid to braid, you don't have the digging effect so the ligature might still slip below breaking point of each braid. And if using FG with two monos, tight with the needed pressure of coils, the elasticity and compress-ability of each will provide a distorted "bubblegum" result where the thinner mono is severely diminished due to elongation. Best bet for me between two monos is the double uni (5x each) or simply a surgeon's knot (3x). Like the palomar, the surgeon's knot is often underrated due to it's simplicity. Tight lines
  11. Enough said.
  12. I love the intuitive part of angling and definitely enjoy the process without the use of electronics.
  13. In the part of the world the OP is inquiring, as well as many industrialized places in the world, you need to travel far away from urbanized locations, nothing much from shore there, pollution and over fishing makes it difficult to hope for a decent land based spot in the highly populated areas. Then you have the locations which are less urbanized, more on the natural landscape and at some distance from big towns or airports, there you will find beautiful resorts for all budgets, the shoreline may be wonderful and less polluted but the impact of over fishing /dynamiting is still there, so the tourism industry /resorts promote the creation of sanctuaries or natural reserves / artificial reefs to bring back some local indigenous marine life, which attracts snorkelers/divers. Needless to say that in these resorts, fishing from shore is generally frowned upon, when not completely forbidden. They will sometimes propose offshore fishing for pelagic's or bottom jigging but it is unlikely to plant your rod on a sandy beach in the vicinity. This is where artificial ponds loaded with trapped fish of all sorts came in, to satisfy a fishing experience for the picture seeker. So if you want a true chance in catching from shore, you need to go beyond these areas to remote places where only few people live, this entails a heavy expedition with the requirement of camping/supplies/fresh water since far away from any market. It is also a must to be accompanied with locals that have strong ties with the specific productive spot for security and entrance fee purposes. This can be arranged with reliable local tackle shops, but comes at a relatively high price. Once the trip organized you can have a complete blast with memorable catches or skunk as it goes with fishing. If organizing a fishing trip located abroad and depending on the targeted country, I'd recommend using a reputable fishing tour operator, where all is included in the round trip, no surprises there and you can go to the most faraway critical areas that still hold amazing fish from shore in the globe, with proper setup/security and safety provisions. One of the nicest places I've seen for Surfcasting where you can go on your own without assistance is New Zealand; miles of pristine sandy coast suitable for bait or lure casting, you can rent a 4X4 and the horizon is the limit, very friendly people and safe place. Australia is very interesting for the matter too, along with Florida/Bahamas; these are among the few remaining spots blessed with full commodities and productive land based fishing.
  14. Infinite possibilities with this water plan, wade or wait. On this low tide would catch small fish and then use them as live bait on high tide. Otherwise on lures would barge in wading using floating sticks.