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About nickd9283

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  • Birthday 09/28/1990


  • What I do for a living:
    Retail manager for fishing dept @ Dick's.

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  1. both of those are graphite rods
  2. perfect analogy. still see it every day, and am often very guilty of it.
  3. LOL... thats fine with me, can't say the libs in the rest of the state will be for it, but you get my vote
  4. but we have organizations who's sole purpose is environmental protection. we even have orgs that are specifically dedicated to atlantic fish on the east coast. i would agree with you that its a low priority if it were an issue that needs to be covered by federal and state police departments, yes.. they have enough crap to worry about. but we have organizations set up where not only is this their top priority, but its really their ONLY priority. the AMFSC has literally only one job.... protecting the wild fish species found on the east coast of the united states. thats it. nothing else.
  5. what would be difficult about it? to get a permit currently, you can either go online and fill out the info yourself and then print the permit, or you can go to a place like dick's or a b&t and have them do exactly that for you. what I'm suggesting is that from now on, its something you have to do on your own, not at a b&t store. we already have that ability. all I'm suggesting is adding in an electronic test that is required to be passed before you can print the permit. it would go as follows: 1.) go to whichever state website hosts the process 2.) create a username and password and select the language you speak so all remaining pages can be in your native language 3.) enter in your info like you do already (driver's license, full name & address, height, weight, eye color, etc) 4.) now you've created an account 5.) click "recreational saltwater fishing permit" 6.) have the page identify whether or not your account has taken the annual test, if you have.. you can proceed to the "print permit" page, if you have not, it redirects you to the test page 7.) the test page begins with all the most up to date regulations with brief description of each and also why it is important. 8.) have a 15-20 question quiz on the info you just read 9.) submit your answers, 90 is passing, anything below fails and requires 24 hours to pass before retaking the test so as to keep people from just taking it several times before they pass it. 10.) MAKE THE QUESTIONS ON THE TEST APPEAR IN RANDOM ORDER EACH TIME so as to deter one person from taking the test and passing it and writing down the answers to give to all their illiterate buddies. 11.) after you have passed the test, you can now proceed to "print permit" and before it allows you to print, you have to check the box that says, "by checking this box and electronically signing below, i have read and understand the penalties and fines blah blah blah lawyer talk 12.) all permits are valid until 12/31/that year, test has to be retaken every year so as to ensure that new laws and regulations are consistently learned about rather than it taking 3 seasons before joey bag o doughnuts has heard the limit was changed from 2 fish to 1 fish. there are hundreds if not thousands of other programs that run in this way.... it would be super easy to set up and, in my opinion, fairly effective. it may not keep poachers from poaching, but what it DOES do is allows EPO's to be able to do their job more efficiently. it gives them the ability to say "don't tell me you didn't know, you DID know and it says you acknowledge that right here on your permit."
  6. perfect, that all sounds good to me. what is being mentioned here could actually work, and is exactly the type of real legislation we need. but whats disappointing/confusing is that a bunch of fishermen with no degrees or real experience in law can come up with law ideas and penalty structures far better than those in office who's only job is to be an expert at such things. makes no sense that they wouldn't have implemented these types of fines before. and an added bonus would be that with such high fines, it would make it easier to afford adding more and more officers to the EPO agencies
  7. im in MA, won't be at the show lol... yes please get me that info if you don't mind. appreciate that!
  8. fishy, since you seem to be very familiar with century rods... can you tell me the difference between the Nor'easter Kevlar series and the Nor'Easter Kevlar RockCrawler??? i can't find info on the difference anywhere, and they have the same size weight ratings and for the same price... what gives?
  9. actually, believe it or not, they do advertise it as some of their rods being able to be high-sticked. i literally just watched it.... if you go on the century website and watch the video on the kevlar nor'easter page.. he says "you can high stick this rod without worrying that it will explode"
  10. LOL interesting approach
  11. i agree with all of that. I also think it will help IMMENSELY if going forward, there needs to be a test you take online before being given a recreational fishing permit. I'm not talking a BAR exam, but something that will give you some brief info to read about the laws/regulations and a brief summary as to why they are important... and then have a quick 10 minute multiple choice type exam. if you pass (90 or above) you get your permit, if you fail, you have to wait 24 hours and then take the test again. Also, the fine for fishing WITHOUT a permit needs to be heavier. how about $200 dollar fine, one warning only. go get one and pay this fine... next time, its "place your hands behind your back" its also IMPERATIVE the the info and test be available in multiple languages. what i think this would do is eliminate the 2 most frequent excuses: 1.) sorry, i didn't know i couldn't do this or that... and 2.) sorry, i no speak english.
  12. im a firm believer in getting what you pay for and thats a good report to hear. so, perhaps it is in fact being used in a way that can improve a rods durability tenfold. however, although i would agree it is worth the price, i also admit that 1,070 dollars walks on the fine line of what is "expensive but worth it" and "thats simply too expensive" there will always be guys that can afford top-end gear but over a grand on a surf rod is pretty up there. maybe it hasn't crossed the threshold yet, but its close. however, i also think its fair to say that it is so expensive due to its newness and exclusivity. i feel in 2-3 years, more rod designers will be using it in different ways and the material itself will have more manufacturers making it more readily available.. once that happens, supply vs demand will even out a bit and competition between rod makers will increase... both scenarios will drive prices down to where a top quality graphene rod could be had for somewhere around $750-$800 i think that might be an easier pill for most people to swallow.
  13. i agree that the s2 graphene is an incredible rod, i just held one for the first time at my local B&T this past sunday and was blown away. however, keeping all things relative... GSB vs Graphene maybe shouldn't get a direct comparison considering i can buy 3 GSB's for the price of 1 graphene rod. and graphene is still a young material of which i have no doubt will revolutionize several dozen different industries, but only some time spent in the field with it will tell if its yet being incorporated into rod design in the best way possible.
  14. i can see what you mean... but idk, in my opinion it still doesn't work. when i accidentally go down a one-way street and actually didn't see the "do not enter" sign..... or when I'm traveling 45mph in a 45 but somehow don't see the sign coming into a new area that drops to 35, and i continue going 45... i don't usually get a "warning". yes there has been a rare occasion when a nice cop will give you the benefit of the doubt but the majority of the time, I still receive a ticket. and thats ok, because truly its not their job to teach me the rules, its their job to enforce them. if i break the rules, knowingly or unknowingly, there still needs to be some type of punishment. so, to be fair to the person that maybe kept a 27" fish thinking it was a 28" due to measuring incorrectly.... how about that person gets a $150 dollar fine AS LONG as when the EPO calls it in, it doesn't come back that the person has been warned before. thats the thing, they need to keep track of people that have been given warnings if they are going to allow small poaches to be given a pass. otherwise people who poach will start only keeping fish that are 24-27" and are "close" and maybe only keep 1-2 at a time and then come back an hour later. it never stops for people who don't care about the law. they are persistent whenever the penalties are extreme. and thats exactly why most criminals in jail have been to jail before, and will probably go again in the future. its sad, but sometimes you really can't teach people the right path and expect them to follow it out of morality when the wrong path is so easy and so tempting.
  15. don't feel alone, I've been hearing nothing short of a tough season from most of my fishing network. numbers-wise, its been one of my best seasons.. schoolies galore. but thats just it, i think I've landed 2 fish that were keeper sized. i told my girl the other day that if i hook into a 20lb fish, I'm probably going to be let down because at this point its been so long since I've had a quality fish that ill probably think that the 20lb is a 50 lol