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About hanlon-surf

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  1. this though I could see swapping payload with technique / skill
  2. the are 50/50 split and I would go for the 10' I have that exact rod (10' 3/4-3) and cannot say enough good things about it
  3. lots of fish bite in the AM, but I have caught fish on the OBX at all hours of the day. I have found that the tide and water temp and water clarity matter as much as the time of day for most species. Spanish are prime at dusk and dawn.
  4. this. sometimes they win. had a ray do a very similar thing to me on the OBX this year
  5. tight lines all!!!
  6. how are all my OBX friends doing? ive been following the news feeds and some FB pages and it looks like the worst stayed well south of the OBX. hope you all are ok!
  7. I expect that 72 hours from now, the entire island will look quite different :-/ I really hope everyone stays safe.
  8. I hate to say this, but like other fish its water temp dependent. they like warm water and on top of that it has to be clear. I hooked my first one several years ago in early June, but they are usually around from then until September.
  9. I am sure this will be the case, and I would also bet that portions of the road way and even the road bed are lost making travel dangerous even after the water recedes. this is what caused many of the access issues after Irene. if the storm stalls and parks itself for a while it may end up pushing large amounts of water into the sound. it was this phenomenon that caused the breaches in 12 cutting from the sound back to the ocean. fingers crossed that everyone stays safe and that damage is minimal.
  10. AWESOME! very happy to hear that you had a good time. ...and you are quite the chef. that presentation looks good enough to eat right of the screen
  11. to all those that may be affected by the coming storm on the OBX, please stay safe. remember, things can be replaced, lives cannot. hope to see all of you again soon. -Sean
  12. I like to have options. as for lugging all this around, I don't do that. it all fits into several plano boxes and I only take the boxes that I need for the trip I'm taking. if I'm going out to soak bait for the evening I don't take a single lure. like wise, if I'm taking my 10' lure throwin stick I take the metal and bucktails but leave the rest. at the end of the day this has worked ok so far, and it makes me happy / comfortable to have it along. I only get to fish a few weeks a year so I like to be prepared as the "ill get em next time" might be 6 months away. if I lived down there or closer and made it out more I doubt I would carry as much. own it sure, but I would carry even less
  13. I like to "swim" mine close to the bottom and a slow to moderate pace; bouncing them off the bottom every now and then
  14. one day my friend, one day