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About bonefishdick


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    East Bridgewater / Sanibel / Born in Maine

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  1. I don't think it is feasible, If anything gets culled it would be the sharks, a lot less of them and that would be a quicker thing to do but that won't happen either, I believe we are going to have to live with things the way they are at the expense of of the Stripers.
  2. This was on the AP news release today I just did a copy and paste of the news article A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. The 26-year-old man from Revere succumbed to his injuries following the attack off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet at around noon, Wellfleet Police Lt. Michael Hurley said. Joe Booth, a local fisherman and surfer, said he was on shore when he saw the man and his friend boogie boarding when the attack happened. He said he saw the man aggressively kick something behind him and a flicker of a tail from the water. He realized what was happening when the friend came ashore dragging his injured friend. "I was that guy on the beach screaming, 'Shark, shark!" Booth said. "It was like right out of that movie Jaws. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here." Booth said others on the beach attempted to make a tourniquet while others frantically called 911. Hayley Williamson, a Cape Cod resident and former lifeguard who was on the beach at the time, was in disbelief after the man was rushed into an ambulance. "We've been surfing all morning right here and they were just further down," she said of the two boogie boarders. "Right spot, wrong time, I guess." Life-saving measures were attempted on the beach before the man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where he was pronounced dead, State Police spokesman David Procopio said. The beach has been closed to swimming. The family of the victim was notified of the death but his name was not released, Procopio said. It was the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts since 1936, and the second shark attack this season. A 61-year-old New York man was severely injured Aug. 15 after fighting off a shark off Truro, about 4 miles north of Saturday's attack. He's currently recovering in a Boston hospital. "Today is just keeping everyone out of water," Hurley said. "There'll be a determination later about what the town wants to do with the beaches going forward." Beachgoers said the Wellfleet beach is popular with surfers, and with sunny skies and warm temperatures Saturday it was busy, even though the summer season was over and lifeguards were no longer on watch. There have been frequent shark sightings this summer along the outer Cape, often leading to beach closings. The National Park Service, which manages many of the picturesque beaches where white sharks tend to congregate, said it closed beaches for at least an hour about 25 times this year — more than double the annual average. A Cape Cod politician said officials who did not take more aggressive action against sharks bore some responsibility for the fatal attack. Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty said he had warned something like this could happen and urged measures to reduce the number of white sharks. "It is my personal belief that the responsibility for this horrible shark attack rests squarely upon the shoulders of the aforementioned officials for their utter lack of attention and inaction regarding the growing shark problem on Cape Cod of the last few years," he said. The state's last shark attack fatality was on July 25, 1936, when 16-year-old Joseph Troy Jr. was bitten in waters off Mattapoisett. Troy, of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, was visiting an uncle and was swimming about 50 feet offshore when the shark attacked. __ Associated Press reporter Philip Marcelo contributed from Boston. Comments (431) Comment Guidelines Post
  3. I second the shoe box and Zip Lock bags, The KISS metheod
  4. I used good old Elmers Glue and a Hyperdermic needle. ts think and gets right to the blank, Th one think is I dont' know is if it is loose enough that the rings actually rotate around the handle, if they do once you inject the glue you need to gets the rings lined up properly becsue of the wear on the grip I would inject glue to the blank as well as at an angle so the glue would come out between the rings and then clean with water. i actually had a brand new rod that was less than a month old and I was working in Burlington Vt and drove all the way to Manchester and they would not replace it, thy send all they could do was send it in for repair. This was many moons ago, I believe they have upgraded their repair policy a bit but I was not a happy camper back then.
  5. Congrats they are one of the hardest to get. It is one of darkest marked I have seen and the Red is also nothing to sneeze at.I wuld say tat was a very productive hours;
  6. I have a Mystic Reaper 9 ft 5 wt and I love it, it is a bit softer action which I like for streams and ponds. One of the things that initially attracted me to the rods a first sight was the aesthetics of the rod, it just has a very nice color to the blank and the color of the wrappings had me almost sold before I cast it, once I cast the rod the money was on the counter. I bought mine at the Bearsden about four years ago.
  7. Thanks Steve, I’m hopefully in the home stretch, I had 20 hyperbaric chamber treatsments to do , 15 down and 5 to go. Hopefully I will be home next Tuesday. It’s been been a long two months but now I will be able to go see my two sons new homes. My son Matt moved back from Pa after being gone for 7 yearsand my son Kevin who got married in June just passed on his first house yesterday in RI. It sure does seem like I missed out on a lot besides the fishing. I think my biggest issues will be to take things slow and not push myself to hard while I learn a whole new way of life. Steve a very sincere Thank You for all the support to you and all my friends.
  8. If you you really want to treat yourself and if you don’t mind spending $900 for an Orvis rod then I would say shoot for the moon as you put it. i clicked on you name just to see if your profile might say where your lived to see if you might be be in Mass because I was going to suggest a shop to go to test cast a rod. I struck out on that idea but it did bring up you previous posts and replies and I noticed on many occasions you always leery always looking for a good bargain brand rod in various weights, My suggestion will be based on keeping with the bargain them. I would say say look at the Orvis Recon in a 10 weight and really treat yourself with the $400 you would save to maybe get yourself a new reel or some kosher piece of equipment that might need an upgrade.
  9. I have two thoughts on leader material and tippet material and use the same reasoning when it comes down to freshwater or saltwater. The one thing that has always stuck I my mind when it comes to mono is that over time mono will degrade due to oxidation and that will reduce the breaking strength of the material. To a percentage of how much I don’t know but lit does happen and it it something that I keep in mind and apply to what I do when making my leaders. With regard to to freshwater I just buy 9 ft 4x leaders and fresh spoils of 4,5 and 6x material eash year. I think on the lighter pound strength tippet material the oxidation process over time if not swapped each year could take its toll. Saltwater leaders on the other hand we are talking a significance difference in breaking strength and I don’t think the oxidation process is so critical that for making saltwater leaders one can buy bulk spools and use them in complete confidence. For me in saltwater that means I buy two bulk spools of 30 and 25 pound Ande for my leaders and then I use wrist spools of 20 pound or lighter and those are then replaced as needed thru use each seaso. My saltwater leaders are 4 ft of 30 lb and 2 ft of 25 and then my tippets are 4 ft of 20 lb on most days. .
  10. I would definitely go with a fly line, I think once you start fishing and meet more people on the water you will find the majority of those people will be using an intermediate line. It also depends on the water you will be fishing but the intermediate I think wil cover most conditions better. Many sink tip lines that have heads that range from 24 to 30 feet are sink tip lines but many refer to them as shooting heads but that all come with a built in thinner coated running line. A true running is a head of specific length and sink rate and they are attached to various thinner running lines and are really much more of a specialty line. I can not stress enough that an interediate should be your first line.
  11. I thin the one time enjoy the most is when I actually am on the water when I want to be, just before ther is a hint of light with a slight breeze at my back with very calm water and fish just starting to dL slow rolls as the feed with intermediate line and a fly that attracts the right amount of attention at the start of a dropping tide that lasts for a few hours and I am all alone
  12. I think the shower thing is a practical thing, how it fits will be the issue. i do have a inflatable life jacket but I can’t remember the last time I used it. I think discretion is the best aide I have at this point in my career, I too had 4 Hess art attacks but it never got me restricted where I could not fish alone and I don’t that happening this time either. My approach this time will be the same same as before and just go slow and build up the the stamina
  13. I had 4 heart attaches among other things and I can tell you that the fishing alone thing might be in force for awhile but it will pass.
  14. The stoma is actually bug proof, it has a cap that covers the opening that is replaced every day that any bug would be hard pressed to get into. i have long gotten over what other people think about how I look, there are some things like this situation is, it is what it is. i have taken to wearing a Buff, long before this and I suspect I will be wearing them more often. g
  15. I think as stated flies are not species specific and most flies tied for one particular fish will hunt and hunt very well. This is just a quick story about a trip we did to Martha’s Vinyard a number of years ago when I did the catch and release derby. We were fishing just inside Big Bridge and were working our way towards Little Bridge. I remember reading an article in a magazine about Andy Mill and his Tarpon Toad and the fly intrigued me so I made up a bunch of the Chartreuse and Yellow before the derby. We always prefished the derby which at times paid big dividends. Anyway I remembered I made the toad and I decided to give one a try, I was using an intermediate line and I was really impressed with the action of the fly and how well I could see it. I made a long cast to the opposite side of the channel close to a bank and started to strip and then I could see a very nice striper show and follow and eat the fly. I think I picked up three or four nice fish before my buddies wanted to know what I was using. I showed them and gave each one and all morning all you could hear was everyone yelling “ TOAD”, it was a fun day. That night when we where back back at our friends house it was a Toad tying fest. end of story !