thebandman

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About thebandman

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  • Birthday 08/03/1993

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    fishing, camping, hang gliding, cabinet making, spear fishing, and scuba diving.
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    currently a student at the University of Delaware

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  1. Now that I think of it, and with a little research, I guess you're right. God, I was pretty stupid back then...... I stopped doing that a couple years back, when I was blown 30 miles north from my launch point and didn't have the energy to make it back. I also capsized about 7 miles off the coast that same day and I could not for the life of me right my kayak back for like 10 minutes. I was warned a few times about that on here, didn't listen. It wasn't worth the 4-5 hours out to sea and then sometimes taking 6-7 back, constantly looking at my gps so I didn't have to backtrack or get blown away. I also was often pretty scared of how I was literally a cork with not much control. I'd also be pretty torn up for a couple days afterwards. I think I racked up 6 speeding tickets during this time period, so I guess it makes sense with the stupidity. I'm pretty boring now, I do all of the normal stuff. I just do a lot of trolling now, never more than a mile or two offshore, at least before I messed up my knee. If I needed to, I'd have no problem swimming that distance, as would anybody. I just would like to keep up that distance (about 25 miles total of zig-zagging around my launch point) without the constant pain, hence the solo skiff.
  2. thats a pretty good memory you have there. I think I've only said it once in a post years ago.
  3. Doesn't hobie have a patent on their drive? I'm I missing something here?
  4. I would be washing it and then covering it after every outing. I just have absolutely no where else to put it.
  5. I have a truck, and I've put my outback on racks built into the cap, but I can't have 8ft of it hanging out of my bed at all times if were to transport it in the bed. I have nowhere to put it other than in either a storage unit (costs $) of the top of my truck. If I can, I'll keep it on my truck all the times. I played with the torqueeto option for a while, but I used to be able to cover 25+ miles in a day at minimum, and the range of the torqueeto doesn't come close to that in my experience.
  6. Hello everyone. I'm looking into buying a solo skiff or other small to add some range to my kayak fishing experience. I tore every ligament in my left knee last year and I just don't have anywhere close the range that I used to, nor will I ever. I'm basically looking for a boat that I can launch from the surf rather easily, using if for fishing or paddling baits out for sharks on the beach (I'd be selling my Hobie Outback because I'd never use it afterwards). The most notable part of this is I am limited in where I can store it. I live in an apartment, and will be for the next couple years, so it would have to be stored on top of my truck. I'm avoiding inflatable water craft because I simply don't trust being on a balloon miles off the coast. Does anyone know of ways that one could single handedly lift a 150lb kayak onto a rack? I was thinking along the line of pulleys and skis. Also, if anyone knows of a craft that would be better, please add that too. Any and all advise is greatly appreciated.
  7. the mojo surfs also have lowrider guides
  8. I did a search on this site and found not much to be said about how everyone keeps their lures and rigs close at hand, tucked away, and organized. I personally made a PVC rack that is mounted behind me, and that allows me to store more within instant reach for the most part. The cargo bay on my kayak is taken up by a livewell, so that is not an option for me. the shelf works for the most part, but it's sometimes a PITA to reach back and grab a lure box during a chase. I was wondering if I could have some inspiration on new and better ways to store tackle. I have a 2011 hobie outback. I'm not against modifying the kayak to hold more either. thank you all in advance.
  9. I've used weed wacker line wrapped around a dowel and build in water to keep the shape. works fine for me.
  10. 10-11 is a hard find. I have a travel Albright that has a similar rating (1-4), but that is my only experience with a conventional surf rod at that length. I would, however, recommend the 8ft St. Croix tidemaster. I can cast a 2-3oz bucktail with my tidemaster just about as far as my Albright with a Lexa 400HD on both. As far as light weight, the tide master is a hard one to beat. I would stay away from steelhead rods. They tend to be over-rated, and will not cast a 2oz well in surf applications, with my own personal experience. I've heard good things about the Penn Carnage II, if 10' is absolutely what you need. I hope this helps.
  11. I have used my Calcutta for pretty much everything, even a few small tuna. it's now my primary flounder (fluke) reel. The clicker is light so it's easy to notice if something takes and is swimming along if your drifting. engages well and casts decent enough. I recommend it
  12. I love my 8k Stella. Lets keep the updates coming
  13. Sorry, the lowest I can go is $360.