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  1. I did this exact trip with an old girlfriend - let's just say the memories of a great trip lasted longer than the girlfriend. And that old girlfriend is still flyfishing Joan Wulff is truly an amazing person and fly caster - women particular revere her. If you would like your wife to learn how and enjoy fly-fishing, get her in front of Joan Wulff. May be the best money you ever spent.
  2. Would have been over 19” with the tail. Keeper? I let him gobanyway, figure he earned it.
  3. I caught one of those Fluking a real rocky area this summer. I thought it was just a giant regular old eel. I put him in the livewell for a while - lotta fun trying to get him out lol. Not a happy camper.
  4. Penn 109? I would not listen to this advice. A 109 is an ancient reel that will make for a lovely paperweight but not the reel I want with a 12 pound tog on the other end. Consider the many saltwater bait casters that are now available. Once you start using one you will wonder how you ever bottomed fished without a thumb bar. Diawa Lexa's have proven worthy and a good value. If you want to spend the cash on a reel that is unnecessarily good look and an absolute delight to fish look at the Shimano Tranx.
  5. Whaaaat LOL? that is the dopiest list of minor gripes I have ever seen. Hinges? side vents? LOL! It's not a beauty queen, it's a Jeep....and yes Americans are that lazy! The only real gripe is that FCA should have offered the JL with a Hemi. Not even you could not have quibbled with the bone stock off road performance - which is really kind of a big deal for an off road vehicle. Not the slight adjustment in the angle of the windshield which is barely noticeable but markedly improves MPG. BTW, back up cameras are required by law.
  6. Disaster? Rave reviews from all publications. A few first year issues but generally loved on the Jeep forums. Waiting lists already for the Gladiator. How exactly is the JL a disaster? Jeep Wrangler Will Outsell 25 Entire Brands All By Itself In 2018 DEC 29 BY JARED ROSENHOLTZ SALES But how will the Gladiator affect sales? Jeep sales have reached record highs in 2018, as the company prepares to break one million units total for the year. In an interview with AutoGuide, Tim Kuniskis, head of Jeep and Alfa Romeo, said he attributes Jeep's success to the strong brand recognition. “The only thing that really matters at the end of the day is the brand. The strength of the brand, the positioning of the brand and how you differentiate yourself in the market," Kuniskis said. “[There are] 42 brands in the industry and you have 300-some-odd nameplates, if you don’t have a positioning that stands out and people understand, you got nothing. I don’t care what technology you put in it, you’re a commodity.” Jeep's total sales have been particularly bolstered by high demand for the latest Wrangler. "We’re going to sell 250,000 in North America this year,” said Kuniskis. “It’s the best year the vehicle’s ever had. You know, if Wrangler was a brand all by itself it would beat 25 of the other brands out of the 42.” Even with such strong demand, dealerships are starting to report having too many Wranglers on their lots. FCA has no plans to reduce production, so perhaps it will offer some juicy incentives to help sell even more units and clear out excess inventory. All of Jeep's other vehicles are also selling well. In fact, “every single car is going to be up at retail year-over-year,” according to Kuniskis. Things may change slightly with the arrival of the Gladiator pickup truck, though Jeep doesn't seem concerned. From the offset, the Gladiator was designed to be so much more than just a Wrangler with a bed.
  7. To and from NYC no is overnight necessary....west coast, you are going to overnight to and from. The Hilton next to the airport in SJ is plenty nice and as easy as can be.
  8. Yup...
  9. Sounds about right.
  10. pacific sails are basically wet noodles that don't pull very hard. One run, a couple of jumps and they swim to the boat for hook removal. 12wt is fine. It's when a blue shows up in the spread - that's when you want all the firepower you can get.
  11. I went a few years ago - i would't go back if it was free. Two boat breakdowns, green water, ran out of bait inshore fishing, broken tackle. PM if you want more details. NO surfing close by, its an excursion. I travel to fish a lot and it was undoubtably my worst trip. It would have been a garbage trip if the fishing was great. If you want a family vacation that isn't solely of focused on fishing don't go to a fishing lodge. 95% of the guests are groups of guys that want to fish and drink beer. All that said the Osa peninsula is amazing. The oversized gringo feel of CB turns me off, totally insulated from any local experience. If it has to be the fishing lodge or the Osa peninsula, spend the money and go to Zancudo. If you want a good family trip to CR consider Nosara. Good fishing, great surfing and million other things to do. Easy to get to from the Northeast. Olas Verde is a great place to stay and fish with any of the Mora brothers in Garza. Cost you half of what CB will cost and have twice as good trip.
  12. Great rod. A classic. Perfect do it all northeast rod. Best 9wt for the money and has been for years hands down.
  13. There must be a Shimano service center in Japan. There is also an Australian Shimano service center. Why not send it to one of those two if the shops that repair JDM reels in the States cant help you?
  14. You can select a 15 or 20 degree angle on a most chefs choice sharpeners. 15 degrees would be just fine for a Global’s 16 degree edge. You would have to be a master sharpener with the stones to be able to sharpen one knife to 15 and the next to 16 degrees. Bottom line, It’s a mass produced stamped stainless knife, a chefs choice is just fine.