icarussound

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About icarussound

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  • About Me:
    UK born & bred, US educated and jobbed. Overly inked.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Ultra Running, brewing, making up excuses not to do taxes ontime. Making bucktails. Fishing bucktails.
  • What I do for a living:
    Professor of Music 1992-2016. 2016 - now: freelance sound design for live productions.

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    Melbourne Beach, Florida

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  1. Whoop for you. Too bad you couldn’t vote for denying those idiots that saved lives and the now dying of cancer for it. Too expensive of course, much better to hold a July 4 extravaganza or, say, build an inoperative bomb. Suckers. Should have left the twin towers to burn.
  2. It amazes me how one idealistic young brown woman can rattle you jaded old white men up so much.
  3. I like my VR125 and 150. If I drop my rod and reel in the sand I tighten the drag, rinse it off in the surf, go back to fishing. You can’t do that with a Stella! That being said if you are a rookie I’d wait and catch a few on your existing rig before investing unless you have a fair amount of discretionary income. Frankly it’s tempting to get what you think you need, with advice, before you actually catch but you truly won’t know till you do. Then would be the time to re-evaluate. IMHO and YMMV etc and so on...
  4. You probably noticed, here in SE Florida there’s been a never ending weed in the surf issue. Turns out Saragossa is on the rise worldwide, so possibly it’s the new norm. On a related note since I’ve been using topwater to deal with the weed problem I’ve caught my first few Snook on a spook (in the surf that is, it’s a reliable lure in the lagoon.)
  5. Hypocrisy? More to the story?’ Sure there is. The two men were arrested, put in handcuffs, fingerprinted, and spent 8 hours in the police station. They settled with the city after the charges were dropped and the police commissioner apologized, for $1. the right complained it was histrionics from the left, histrionics because two people, minding there own business were publicly humiliated, lead out in handcuffs, not read their rights, because they were black and sitting in a coffee shop. you might want to read a definition for this word that you use so glibly. Do you think it might apply to this thread and your outrage?
  6. April 2018 two black men - real estate brokers - were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks because they looked “threatening,” i.e black. They walked out in handcuffs. perhaps this is a touch of irony from a benign and comedic deity rather than an act perpetrated by “the evil one” in in other words don’t get your knickers in a twist, two for two.
  7. This one has fishing content. Watch the launch.
  8. Snickering. Actually it was very much like the sort of ugliness posted here, the sort of creepy gleeful mean spirited ugliness that most people are sickened by. In fact it was largely the same content presented by the OP and followed up by the rest in this very thread. “Some of the memes shared on the group’s page that ProPublica reported on include a photo illustration that depicts Ocasio-Cortez being forced to give oral sex to President Donald Trump. Another depicted her giving oral sex at a detention center for immigrants” etc “Make America Great Again” right?
  9. I have several stellar light fast taper rods. One broke, went through a bit of a hassle replacing it despite the lifetime warranty, got a mojo inshore to hold me over. I vastly prefer that rod. Worth the extra, what $25. The stellar lite rods are fine but having used them to death (literally in this case) I have come to the conclusion that they are not terribly well made. My $0.002.
  10. I don’t fish for fluke but I ended up with this one https://www.cabelas.com/product/FOREVERLAST-G-PRO-NET/2224202.uts Works great for the larger fish I catch and ones I want to be gentle with if I’m catch & release. So far the biggest fish was a 28” Snook and many 24+” sea trout + reds
  11. Flair hawks have never worked for me in the surf. When I’m looking for snook I cast short <15 meters 10 o’clock, 11, 12, 1, 2 then move down the beach covering a lot of ground. Usually they’re in or close to the beach lip but I’ve caught a few a little farther out. If the surf is big but not too big and there a decent amount of white water at the lip I’ve had plenty of success swimming a lure as the last wave is cresting - fast to keep in in the white water. Any lure will work, spoons are surprisingly effective in that scenario, as are small bucktails.
  12. I have 2 old coolers I put foam floor blocks on top. When I transport the blocks go in the bed of my truck. When I come back I roll the kayak in my shed, lift it on the coolers and leave the wheels on. Makes for very easy quick exits and arrivals and there’s no stress from the wheels since the coolers and blocks are 6” higher than the wheels.
  13. Do you feel a little concerned getting out it in surf? No fishing in this vid but worth watching! Up till 2017 I ran mountain ultras, 100 mile+ races, some scary as hell, some just freaking arduous. This vid reminds me of that sortof. It’s worth taking risks, stupid risks, to live a little bigger. Wouldn’t try this myself now but it’s fun to watch
  14. I’ve read most of Skinners books, great resource but, frankly, I’ve found that the difference between NE and SE Florida fishing makes his techniques somewhat abstract in my experience. Rapid jigging for fluke doesn’t work well for me, and I’m too cheap to use gulp. Warmer water, different species, different baitfish behavior- I started with Skinner bucktail fishing and over time honed in on much better ways to catch here that don’t resemble his fishing style. Anyway ive found the “targeting” concept is amorphous at best since there are so many species here and they mostly eat the same things which is why I figured this would be a difficult question to answer. Still there are are experts in this forum that might help glean something useful!
  15. Thought I’d throw this out there, though I suspect it’ll not help! periodically I’ll catch a flounder off the beach. I’ve got maybe 5 this year, all surprises on bucktails. I never know exactly how it happens. Yesterday after dawn and topwater was having no results I pulled out some 4” DOA shrimp and dragged them slowly with twitches along the bottom for no real reason except I didn’t want to go home yet. Caught a small flounder. Cool. Maybe I can do it again... so I did it more deliberately and lo and behold I caught two more, one was out past the second wave and it was a big one. so this morning I went out with flounder in mind and did the same thing, conditions were largely the same. Not a one, and more irritatingly all my shrimp got shredded by little barracuda and blues. So my question is simply is it possible to target flounder and not get your soft plastic shrimp bit up by other fish?! I only throw artificials and mostly use a scented bait oil or gel when I use the DOA plastics.