Kent I

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  • About Me:
    Phil Ellis
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Kayaking, boating, fishing, crabbing,woodworking, plug building, bicycling, nature study, and so on.
  • What I do for a living:
    Retired product engineer

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    Stevensville MD

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  1. I'm new to surf fishing, and started using a shock leader for the first time on a trip to the OBX a couple of weeks ago. I finally got around to sorting out my gear ( 11' Star Paraflex and Abu 6500 Mag Elite) and found. That the shock leader (50# mono) looks like it's had a perm. Is there a way to decrease line memory, or is it just another constant that has to be worked around(is, change it every trip)?
  2. Did Abu or anyone else make a light weight spool for the old bearing-in-side plate 6500?
  3. Autodesk Fusion 360. Its free for. Non-commercial users, and very easy to use and full featured, with a full CAM suite and outputs for RP. For what it's worth, I find the lofted surfaces easier to use for free form surfaces, but that's probably just because of how I work.
  4. Is there a standard kit to convert the 330n to bailless, or am I on my own!
  5. Waders in a kayak? You've got to be kidding. Get a dry suit, and don't forget to burp it, that will drown you too.
  6. Grow up. My wife selects her own gear, baits her own hooks and cleans her own fish. Maybe you need a girlfriend.
  7. Dang! I didn't even know Patagonia had a political position. After some research, I gather that you guys don't want to wear clothes made by people who object to reducing the size of national monuments? I don't get it...guess I should watch more television,
  8. Where were you fishing? I'm just off Eastern Bay. I'm wondering if it's just local or bay wide.
  9. I'm heading for the OB at the end of the month to restart surf fishing after a long layoff...like 30 years long. I'm looking for a rod to pair with a Abu 6500 Mag Elite, and will be using it mostly for bait, but would like to be able to throw heavy plugs on occasion. St Croix and CCP both make an 11 footer for 2 to 6 oz. anybody have experience wit these? Also open to alternative choices.
  10. Yep. Omega Protein is indeed the evil giant, but they're not the only one. There's constant pressure to over harvest everything...oysters, eels, clams, crabs, yellow perch...you name it. How such a small group wields so much political clout is a mystery to me. And don't get me started on the subject of overdevelopment! As for microbacteriosis, I've read references to the study you mention, but it hasn't been my experience. I caught one fish last year that had it, and haven't heard anyone else mention it. If it were as prevalent as it's supposed to be, I'd start fishing for something else. Haven't heard about the proposed wall. What's it supposed to do? And wouldn't it have to be open most of the time for ship traffic?
  11. I can only say that I haven't seen anywhere near this concentration of juvenile fish in the 5 years I've lived here. A scientific assessment? No, and I'm sure there are many factors that would bring them here instead of someplace else. Still, couldn't help noticing.
  12. I don't know what DNR is saying about the Chesapeake Bay spawning success, but I live about mid-bay, and around April and early may there were schools of 1-1/2 inch stripers around my dock, and now 5 to 6 inches are everywhere. I'm catching them in my eel pot and spot trap, and the other morning I went kayak fishing and was catching them on a superspook jr. After 3 or 4 I packed it in and went home as they were all I was catching. Interesting that a 6" fish would hit a lure that it couldn't possibly swallow...the plug had a larger girth than the fish that were hitting it. Anyway, this seems to bode well for 3 or 4 years from now.
  13. Thanks for restoring order. This is a very interesting thread.
  14. Since this is now the pogie/dog thread, I'd like to mention that my dog (Boykin spaniel) found a dead 8" pogie in the riprap yesterday after we came in from kayaking, and ate the whole thing before I could run him down. He still has pogie breath after brushing his teeth twice.
  15. I was pretty surprised that the primer came off with alcohol. I'm changing up the primer for the repaint and have ordered up some createx sealer and reducer and going to System 3 epoxy (I undstand that it's tricky to use, but what's life without a challenge).