beerdoh

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  1. Best way to find pinholes is to fill a spray bottle with alcohol and spray the inside of your waders. The alcohol will seep through any pinholes to the outside fabric. Mark those spots with masking tape and wait for the alcohol to dry before patching. I do this to both pairs of my Bean waders every spring and they are still dry after 5 years.
  2. That’s awesome. Go Bruins!
  3. Yes, I spotted them from one of the lots on Cahoon Hollow Rd last Saturday. You probably have a better chance from P-Town though. Bring some binos and scan for spouts and you may get lucky with a few tail waves. Check the NOAA RIGHT WHALE SIGHTING ADVISORY SYSTEM site for updated info...
  4. The FG is strong enough on it's own without adding complexity to it. This mod also looks like it adds bulk to the knot...
  5. Most boards will have a weight capacity listed for each model. I have a hard board and an iSUP that I fish from. The hard board has a 315 lb. weight capacity and the iSUP capacity is 450 lb. For portability you can't beat an inflatable but the hard board is faster and less affected by wind. The iSUP weighs 27 lb. while the hard board weighs 45. I did a short paddle with my wife sitting on the front of the iSUP and while it was doable, it wasn't fun. Might have been better if she was paddling too... I generally use the iSUP for hard to launch areas or when I won't be doing a ton of paddling in the wind. Inflatables are also more durable so I use it in rocky areas. Mine has carbon rails that are supposed to increase protection from rock and paddle strikes. If you get a hard board, get one meant for heavier loads and install rail tape for added protection. They tend to get nicked up pretty easily. The hard board I have is easier to rig out of the box but you can add attachment points to the iSUP quite easily with PVC glue. Anyway, I switched from a yak to a paddleboard for ease of use and it's paid off. I use it a lot more than I used my yak's. And you are correct, if you fall off, it's very easy to get back on. Not so with a kayak. I also recommend a foldable anchor and a drift chute. Here's a couple pics of how I rigged my Bote HD. I don't have any pics of my Blackfin ModelX iSUP...
  6. Took my 90 year old mother on a drive to Wellfleet yesterday. She’s always wanted to see a whale from shore and happily she finally did. There were several Right Whales sounding off shore, their tail flukes coming clear out of the water as they dove. She was able to see them clearly with my binoculars and was so excited she almost fell over!
  7. I have a spare Star Paraflex 3-8. Used twice. Beast of a rod for heavy plugging, jigging or bait.
  8. I can confirm they are on shore in at least one buzzards bay location. I’ve seen them with my own eyes.
  9. I switched to tracking in kilometers so my totals look more impressive. I’m at 918 for the year. 56,899 since I bought my now deceased Garmin.
  10. Probably polluted water due to runoff from all the rain. They don't fare well in bad conditions.
  11. The epoxy just above the foregrip cracked and after 4 years got bad enough where I decided to repair it. I think they just use too much epoxy there. I just bought a SaltX 9'6 and they use a lot less in that spot. Speaking of, I did some casting with both the AWE and SaltX yesterday and am hard pressed to feel a difference. Both load up and cast amazingly well. I only bought the SaltX to try something different. You can't go wrong with the AWE.
  12. Last year it was a VR50. Year before it was a VR150. This year probably a Visser #4. Makes for a very light setup. Spinfisher 4500 also pairs well with that rod.
  13. If you can't find them in just about any tidal river in Mass you can always try the Sargasso Sea.
  14. I have a couple STAR Paraflex and Tsunami AWE's and prefer the moderate action of the AWE's I have (8'8, 9'6, 11' 1-4oz) for most situations. The STAR warranty is great and I've used it twice. I've never had an AWE break on me and I use them daily. The Paraflex 10'6 is a nice rod but not as moderate as the AWE 11' 1-4. The Paraflex 11' 3-8 is my canal jigging rod and has been flawless throwing jigs up to 6oz and quickly landing large bass in heavy current. My go to rod for just about everywhere outside the canal is the AWE 9'6 which I've had since 2017.