slip n slide

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  • About Me:
    chicks dig me,guys are jealous and the fish are scared...
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    playing music live(rock,country,blues),flyfishing,raising asils,travelling to fish...
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    I play in the dirt...

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  1. I use a multi-fly rig if I'm fishing for panfish such as 'gills,crappie or white bass where if I hook up multiple on a cast I can bring them in quickly but in salt it always seems to happen that a good fish is hooked and a little one rushes in to grab the loose fly and causes the hook to pull out of of the nicer fish.A single fly for me.
  2. been using the greenspot for 30 yrs now,lays flat,waxed,hollow....what's not to like,right?
  3. Those " minnows" are killies,no mistaking dorsal fin placement and tail shape.What species? Don't know... If you put it in darker tank w/ plants and tannic water you'd probably see a pattern on their sides that'd help w/ ID,that light colored tank has them all washed out to blend w/ the pale environment.
  4. Oxine.De-ionized bleach.All the good things about bleach w/o the "bleaching".Sterilant,deodorizer,anti-bacterilal/fungal etc.... Probably about $30/gal.Multiple uses.
  5. Gotta confess that I'm one of those guys who never practices.I live w/in 5 min of three rivers and if I'm stepping out my door w/ the flyrod I'm going fishing.Sometimes 2-3X/day. While on the water I don't find myself wanting for casting skills;my fly goes where I want it to.So,therefore,I don't "practice".I just try to go out often enough to stay on top of my game. The skill sets required for FW are different than what's needed for most E coast SW.Being able to drop a 5",4/0 bunny strip into a 2' pocket 20' up under over hanging tree branches or roll casting w/ a L hook on the finish to fish rocky pocket water is a lot different than bombing for the horizon in SW.Those are situations you practice for by going fishing as much as you can.
  6. when they're registered @ the island beach motor lodge for two nts and they've got 4 days limit for two guys in their coolers....all day long when I used to fish there
  7. What chafes me is the guy who limits but doesn't eat fish,"oh,I'll just give them to somebody..." how many of those fish get cleaned (by a non-fisherman) and eaten? I was in a diner eatin b'fast in Jersey after a mornings fishing and a guy walks in,hollers for a particular waitress and when she shows he slaps a 30+# fish on the counter and says ,"here's the fish I been promisin ya".After dude left she told the guy pushin broom to throw it in the trash.Nice.
  8. they need 48 hours of float time
  9. That was less'n 10 yrs ago,a good week in Montauk was over 200 fish keeper sized and up....not anywhere near that now The beaches there on the End are heavily bouldered and the boulders used to be covered in benthic life,many are bare rock now.A particular bay I used to clam which yielded a bushel in an hour has zero shellfish in it now.Acres of bait washing out on the tide w/ fish blitzing on them;gone.The bay where the old Navy pier was used to be like an underwater garden w/ all the bottom growth of so many species;bare rock now.It seems that is the fate of the whole ocean. I'm seeing the same at the Cape now.Estuaries that used to have brown mussels all over the banks and clams in the bottom substrate are now filled w/ empty shells.`The estuaries along the south shore are each unique in their composition of benthic life and bait but a degree of ubiquity is creeping in in the form of the amount of life being extinguished from each till they will all eventually be just empty of life.Lets even mention a couple in particular;Bucks and Mill creeks.They used to have brown mussels at the banks so heavy they looked like bunches of grapes from a distance.Now,pretty much gone.Just 3-4 yrs ago Personally, I feel it is,in large part,a result of rampant overuse of lawn herbicides that wash into the estuaries killing the food chain from the bottom up.All the big beautiful houses w/ their lovely lawns right down to the water are killing the resource.No algae or phytoplankton=no crustaceans=no shellfish=no bait=no fish...and so it goes. Enjoy whats left while it's still there.At the rate things are going it won't be long till it's all just a memory.
  10. The allure and draw of fishing the ocean is still strong but the fishery is so decimated it's more than a little depressing. Kinda like watching an old friend slowly die of causes that could be prevented.It used to be such that in a week of fishing it was not unreasonable to expect to land 100-150 fish over 28" and larger,40+ big fish on a good tide was,like,just another beautiful day.Not any more.To get a half dozen legal+ fish in a week is challenging,to say the least. I've managed to find a few spots that will yield larger fish:a particular jetty that is too far for many to walk,an estuary outflow that gets pounded by the clueless so they don't get into the bigger fish,a grass flat that has to be fished by boat and a wadable sand flat that you need a boat to get to, but the tides,weather and winds limit my opportunities in the short time I am there. There are many aspects of the Cape I enjoy,irrespective of the fishing,but,it's the fishing I go for. Pitiful what goes on at the Canal.What is it about big fish that makes ppl behave so badly?
  11. Slight possibility....if so, for less time though. A week of fishing the WB of the D in my drift boat may be in the cards instead. Local FW striper fishing yields more big fish,sad as that is. Driving all that way to just be catching/fishing for schoolies is just a waste of my time.Our local fish are bigger on average,just that they top out at less than I can possibly expect fishing in the ocean. Not to say big fish can't be caught there,get a few nice ones every year but not in the #'s I'd like relative to the number of annoying schoolies I have to go through to find a larger fish.. It just aint what it used to be,the whole damn ocean.
  12. that place taught me a lot about fish behavior in so many ways that I have been able to apply in my SW fishing,for one,that just cuz you don't see the fish following doesn't mean he's not just below;don't be too quick to pick up your fly,bring it all the way in,at night,in low light,deep water or in rough conditions it often pays to slap the fly right back in after the end of the retrieve to get that indecisive fish that's wondering where his easy meal just went
  13. No need for hurry;quickly doesn't matter unless it's breaking fish. The left/right swing of a single hand spey does the trick for me to get the leader and a casting amount of line out the tip. The surf is one place I see the retrieve to the tip as mandatory.Easily 1/3 of my takes are in the wash when I retrieve to the leader knot. I can see how your TH rods would be different in fishing style and cast set-up for the next cast than a SH.
  14. Mike,you're missing fish if you're picking up enough line to load your rod. I can't count the # of times I've had a big fish explode on my fly just short of the rod tip,both day and night,not just at night.I ALWAYS retrieve to the leader knot and will often slap it back down w/ just the leader cuz I know from experience that there's often a nice fish going,"where's that fish I was tracking?" when it gets close to shore.I especially do this when fishing an active surf since you can't see through it and it gives cover to a fish right up the shore. The over-eager angler lifts 25' of line thinking "out there" is his best chance when it's actually often at your feet. Don't do the easy thing,do the right thing. Remember the time night fishing at the Tub when we were gettin hit literally right in front of us....?
  15. bass tend to follow for some distance,often right to the end before hitting and esp at night,do not pick up for a cast till your leader knot clicks in your tip,any other suggestion is just wrong