So to elaborate on how Fred got me into this sport and onto this site...
I was 19, working at a local restaurant in Islip. Owner of the restaurant was best friends with Freds son, and mentioned to him that I had recently bought a jeep and started surfcasting. A few days later there was a package full of lures, leaders, tackle at my job when i showed up for my shift. Ive been hooked since, and joined SOL shortly after..
Fast forward 11 years at 30 years old, I'm at Striper Day 2020 wandering around and see Fred at the fisherman booth. I go and re-introduce myself and mention to him that from him, I've gotten my son into fishing.
Cheers to you Mr. Golofaro, RIP