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  1. I never tried spikes but have felt soles on boot foot waders and found them still slippery on rocks around Montauk as well as rocks on the west end jetty at Robert Moses State Park. Perhaps the felt is too dense because it shows little wear after many miles of trudging beaches and the waders are a budget Cabelas model made in Taiwan in 2008 but have proven to be the best waders I ever owned. In any case felt soles are problematic in many trout streams and rivers due to their implication as vectors of disease organisms.
  2. Calling all electricians, can I add a receptacle to this circuit by pigtailing wires from the existing receptacle? Or install a new electrical box, since wall is open?
  3. But the handle is ridiculously short.
  4. Great work HillTop! The results of your experiment is highly anticipated.
  5. Was field 2 at Moses replenished last year? Or the year before? In any case replenishment is discriminatory to the surf fisherman in that it destroys the subtle structure that holds bait and larger fish. After Sandy and the huge dredging project off field 5 any semblance of structure was lost all along Moses beaches from field 2 to Kismet. So replenishment is good for the thousands who lay on the beach for 3 months in the summer but not good for the hundreds who fish the surf for 7 months. Seems like there should be a better formula for beach use access to relatively unspoiled resources. I am in the proposed sewer district for the “Carlls River Watershed Sewer Project” and as a citizen I support the project but as a fisherman I ask what is in it for me? The arial photo on the cover of a slick pamphlet explaining the project illustrates the problem. Except for boat access virtually all the property from the top of the photo to the bottom is residential and prohibits access by shore fisherman seeking an estuarine experience except a small section at the outflow of Argyle Lake. So as a fisherman why should I care if Carll’s River is cleaned up if I can’t use it and maybe it will never be clean since the development that plagues the south shore of LI has destroyed the marshes that are so vital to the health of Great South Bay. Perhaps an alternative to sewers should be relocation of south shore canal residents to the top of the moraine like Dix Hills with lucrative incentives of course, replenishment of south shore marshes and construction of huge boating facilities using ecologically responsible methods to accommodate all the orphaned slips created. Then maybe the Bay would be really clean?
  6. Red Green Ever try burl cork, burnt cork or rubberized cork composites for handles? The open rasps and drywall sanding screens for turning syncork handles as suggested on the instructional video of the syncork manufacturer were no good? Your video is not “piss poor” and is one of the better instructional videos online detailing building a handle with its attention to detail and problem solving.
  7. HillTop Make 3 or 4 test rings with a hole saw and glue them on an appropriately sized piece of blank and turn them down on a lathe to see if they hold up or crumble.
  8. Good information RedGreen. It would be interesting to run a large experiment and test many models of reels in the lab and field along with the effectiveness of anticorrosion products like saltx, crc 356, wd40 and corrosionx but such an endeavor would require large outlay of money and even a grant to pull it off. Most equipment reports are sadly anecdotal but yours seems honest since you subjected the reel to real world harsh conditions. Same lack of information exists with all fishing Equipment especially those used in salt water. For example the Bearing retainer and screws on the Penn 704 and 704z is subject to massive amounts of galvanic corrosion and should be removed and cleaned and treated at least once a year and users should also be forewarned.
  9. RedGreen try a Scientific Angler System 2 12/13. They can be bought used online for 50$. Big reel with a good drag but not true large arbor and may badly corrode if submerged many times but then again preventative maintenance, like fresh water rinses and use of CorrosionX, may prevent it. Fifteen pound blues on a 9 ft glass rod with a Pflueger 1498 is great sport.
  10. Waydown the frame is all metal and I believe it is black paint over aluminum buti it could be powder coated or anodized also. Looks like some corrosion is occurring underneath the coating (paint?) and causing it to peel away but that is a hypothesis. My understanding of what is going on requires some self learning.
  11. How can you restore the surface of this reel with some slight corrosion and bubbling of paint.
  12. HillTop, I checked it out and they are a bit expensive so a sumo would be more economical. Have you ever used the sumos for long trips doing speeds over 60 mph?
  13. I made this: https://currentseamsflyfishing.com/25-diy-fly-rod-rack-carrier but I put a freshly built one on a vertical window to test the suction and it fell off after about a day crashing into a wooden chair and carpet, breaking between the Ts so fyi-ers beware pvc can be brittle and more so upon exposure to sunlight. In addition, the suction is strong but you need a perfectly flat surface the width of the mount so that both suction mounts hold tight, which is almost impossible to find on most vehicles. It was eventually fixed and successfully tested with an old surf rod on it for about a week but I wouldn’t trust it with cherished equipment considering my track record with diy racks. The sumos are better in that the suction mounts articulate around a ball joint conforming to varied surfaces.
  14. Should have searched first but I saw “car carrier for fly Rods, August 4 2015, nedakjohn
  15. Has anybody made a sturdy and dependable fly rod roof rack or even a combination fly/spin/conventional. Are manufactured rod racks or ski racks better and more dependable?