Mike from PA

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About Mike from PA

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Surf fishing cape hatteras,hunting ,harleys & walleye fishing
  • What I do for a living:
    Building maintenance
  1. Ok here my Joke & thanks for the info guys.I'm really looking forward to the trip.My wife was up that way probably 20 yrs ago but our usual vacations are spent at the outer banks so not alot of vacation time left for anywhere else.As far as the clamming I guess you just rake for them at low tide? I saw a show on the food channel at one time about Reds we plan on stopping in.Thanks again Mike A little boy came down to breakfast. Since he lived on a farm, his mother asked if he had done his chores. "Not yet," said the little boy. His mother tells him he can"™t have any breakfast until he does his chores. Well, he"™s a little ****ed, so he goes to feed the chickens, and he kicks a chicken. He goes to feed the cows, and he kicks a cow. He goes to feed the pigs, and he kicks a pig. He goes back in for breakfast and his mother gives him a bowl of dry cereal. "How come I don"™t get any eggs and bacon? Why don"™t I have any milk in my cereal?" he asks. "Well," his mother says, "I saw you kick a chicken, so you don"™t get any eggs. I saw you kick the pig, so you don"™t get any bacon, either. I also saw you kick the cow, so you aren"™t getting any milk this morning." Just about then, his father comes down for breakfast, and he kicks the cat as he"™s walking into the kitchen. The little boy looks up at his mother with a smile, and says, "Are you going to tell him, or should I?"
  2. Hi again guys,I finally got alittle more info from my step Dad as to where we will be staying when we make our trip up your way.We'll be staying in a cottage with a dock on the Back river & we'll be coming up the first week of august.As I've said in my other post I've never been to Maine so wasn't really sure what to bring.I figure my lighter saltwater stuff 9 & 10 ft spinners that can handle up to 4oz. & maybe a light spinner I use for walleye & a bass flipping stick. Should I bring my heavy surf rods that throw 8oz +? My step Dad doesn't get around real good so imagine we'll be fishing in the tidal river near the cottage.Anyone know what kind of fish we might be able to catch there.I hope to get away to the ocean at least a day or two if possible are the beaches all public or are there special places to fish? Can anyone give me any info on clamming & can you catch crabs for eating from the docks or shore.I did find out that only residents may catch lobster.Sorry for all the questions but can't really find that much info on the web.Oh one more thing will I need a fishing license for the Back river area or is it still considered salt water.Thanks Mike in PA
  3. Hi everyone I may be planning a trip up to maine this summer or early fall.I think possibly the booth bay or bar harbor area.Now I have few questions as to what kind of fish I'll be able to catch & what type of tackle I should bring.I'm planning on fishing saltwater only.I travel to Cape point on the outer banks a few times a year so I have rods for eveything from throwing 8oz for drum to smaller rods for Blues ,Mullet & other pan fish. So what do you recommend I bring. thanks Mike
  4. Hi Guys I ran across a couple of old Fenwick blanks & was wondering if anyone could help me out with the specs.I'm new to the rodbuiding only have two under my belt & I'm hooked just can't seem to stop.Here are the blank models. ESU 1326-2 ESU 1563-3 TESU 114F Thanks Mike
  5. Hi guys I have a question for you all. I'm working on my first rod its a Cascade 1502 it'll be a casting rod for 8 & bait & I need a second opinion I'm installing my guides & I taped them to the blank & flexed the blank & positioned them where they look right the line follows the curve of the blank but I'm just not confident enough to start wrapping them without a second opinion.So heres how they are spaced from the tip size 20 -7",size 20 -15",size 20-25",size 20-37",size 25-50",size30-73", My first guide is 43" from the reel seat ,this concerned me as I measured my 12' Tica & the first guide is about 36" from the reel seat. should I go down to 16 size rings towards the tip? Once again I'd like to thank everyone for all the information on this board Mike in central Pa
  6. Hi guys I have another newbie question for you.What is the procedure for wrapping cork tape to the grip & should I use the 1/8" or 1/16" stuff.Is the adhesive on the tape enough to keep it in place.This will be on a surf rod Thanks for looking & any advice thanks Mike
  7. Is the SU1502F blank a equal length two piece rod or the two piece one piece configeration.I'm still trying to decide whether or not to make the jump & try the rodmaking thing,also how do you determine what size guides & how many it would be a casting rod .Thanks again Mike
  8. Hi guys I'm thinking of making my first custom rod this is the blank I'm looking at using a a Cascade composites SU1502F The main reason I'm looking at this blank is the price . Most of my saltwater fishing is at the outer banks ,NC with 8oz & bait is this rod close to the action of a Lami 1502 I'll be putting a slosh 30 daiwa on it.Also since this would be my first attept at building a rod any advice,books or websites you'd recommend thanks for your time Mike
  9. Anyone else have a Knobby side plate for a 535 if so I'm interested thanks Mike
  10. Hi all I see form the responses here that you all have quite a knowlage of the Breakaway rods.I've been looking at the Breakaway LDFC TP150H-2H it's rated at 4-12 oz I mostly fish the beaches around point at the outer banks this would be a 8& bait rod.I currently use a Tica overrated at 6- 10 oz & I'm looking for some opinions about the breakaway.This would be my first higher end rod not sure if its worth the extra $100-$200 for a custom I don't care much about color etc. Thanks for your time Mike