Peter D

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About Peter D

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  • Birthday 08/06/1940


  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing, Hunting, Part Time Fly Fishing Shop Associate
  • What I do for a living:
    Retired Professor and Engineer

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    Chelmsford, MA and Rome, ME
  1. Top water: blue atom, danny plug, reverse atom, striper swiper, Gibbs- popper, pencil popper, swimmer Wire (monel) line trolling: eel skin over swimming atom, russelure Lead line trolling: eel skin rig, Santini tube Jigging: lead head bucktail w/pork rind
  2. Place rod behind knees, kneel and slowly spread knees. Will unfailingly and safely separate stuck ferule.
  3. I meant no disparagement to Maine folk. I hunt, fish and associate with a number of Mainers - in many ways they are more enlightened, and a joy to be with, than a number of elites in my neck of the woods back home.
  4. PS-I have a camp in Maine and know some characters quite similar to the Rough Cut guys. They all seem to have an aversion to dentist.
  5. Captivating film. Not in very many public libraries. I've got the VHS (remember them?) version. They are now available on a DVD ($25 from publisher). You tube has several cuts available-see Bob Wagg pull his tooth and save some dentist costs. Nice viewing on a cold winter night
  6. A further note re: Monel wire. Be very careful spooling your wire out. Working with Monel presents a significant problem on a reel - avoid an overlap on the wire while on the spool. Never let it unspool without using your thumb to control the wire while it "spools off" the reel ( you must become the "reel's level winder". You'll "curse the fish gods" the day (esp on a dark night) if the monel is allowed to spring loose on the spool while you are letting the wire out. Also, when reeling in be sure to level wind it be using your thumb and avoid it from becoming slack. Best to practice during the day to get a feel for working monel while trolling. Maintaining tension on wire line is essential Once you get the hang of it (which is not difficult)you can work it with your eyes closed. Monel line is a lot less forgiving than is lead core. Good luck. Also, learn how to perform a haywire twist to attach a swivel to the wire. I use a small 100LB swivel between wire and backing. Be sure it's small enough to pass through the guides, esp. the tip top. I've used both a carboloy and a roller guide tip top. Better still, use a haywire twist to avoid a swivel and tie the backing directly to the wire. There are a number of excellent videos explaining using a the haywire twist for attaching monel wire to backing on You Tube. Also, when jigging with monel you'll be best off using a very short ("jigging") with all carboloy guides. PS-Don't use a wire cutter to cut off the wire tag end of any wire twist knot-your thumb will appreciate it - again watch a you tube video to cyclically bend of a wire tag end.
  7. Still use Greenspot dacron (50 lb sometimes 80 lb) with 100 -150 ft - 50 lb monel in rips with 3/0 and Jigmasters. Off beaches (little current) use 40 or 50 lb lead core, same backing on 3/0.
  8. Haddock, swordfish, cod, mahi-mahi, much better tasting than striped bass. Years ago used to filet small SB and steak larger fish. Never cared for it prepared many ways.
  9. Ayuh. Then coat it with Knot Sense.
  10. Ryobi makes a 20V drill combo (or any 20V tools)? Couldn't find this listed anywhere including Ryobi site- only 18V
  11. Continue to use my Harnells 9, 10 and 11 ft, (all wound by the late Amelio Destafano and his sister -Boston), Penn Squidders and Newell 332-F for plugging and live lining).
  12. Excellent observations. I have a number of glass rods, from 11 ft Lamiglass surf rods, boat rods, etc as well a graphite rods. Still enjoy using old FF Fenwicks, Shakespeare, etc. Enjoy your newly acquired Fenwick.
  13. I use graphite powder mixed with pure neatsfoot oil. Never had a problem. See above also.
  14. I have a number of fenwick glass fly rods. One is the ff807 on which I have mounted a Medalist 1494-1/2 and a Mastery Bass Bug Taper. Excellent outfit for SMB and small stripers-esp went they are hitting poppers on top. I have extra spools loaded with full sinking and sink tips when bass are down lower. I do like the 9 ft Fenwicks when a breeze kicks up. I have a FF114 (9'-3") with a fighting butt and a 1498 Medalist with which I've caught a number of larger stripers at the Mouth of the Merrimac (Newburyport, MA) and in the rip off Gay Head (MV) back in the 60's.
  15. Use a self starting siphon (Flo Tool) or manual pump and siphon from generator to plastic tank. Fill a auto gas tank that is at least half filled with gas with drained gas. Do it twice if you are concerned that it will not be diluted enough when mixed with good auto gas tank gas. I have done this several times ( 1 gal old gas with about 15 gals new gas) with no problem-although I've started my generator numerous times with old treated (anti- ethanol plus gas storage solutions) and never had a problem starting outboard motors, lawn mower and generator. I did have a problem (one time) with leaf blower that would not start after 2 years sitting with old untreated gas/oil mixture. I emptied the tank, inserted new treated gas mixture and it started up with one pull. I use (except autos) with treated gas. For small engines I use non-ethanol gas and/or well treated gas. Finding a source to dispose of gasoline can be a problem.