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About FishnDucks

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  • About Me:
    Avid outdoorsman...Father of two sons who fish and hunt with me. Married to my best friend for 20 years. Pro second amendment all the way!
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing both salt and freshwater, waterfowl hunting, turkey hunting and still do a little deer hunting once in a while. Tie my own jigs, reload my own ammo
    Own a 2017 Crestliner SuperHawk 1950 ( just bought it in Sept).
  • What I do for a living:
    Interventional Cardiac Radiographer at The Valley Hospital ( I do cardiac catheterizations, angioplasties and valve replacements)

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    Northern NJ

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  1. My 20ft Crestliner aluminum...Can handle Raritan Bay with ease. Very dry ride and with a 150 HP 4 stroke, she moves quite well. Goes where I want, not too heavy and easily towed.
  2. My .02 cents... ODM NXD 935 or the RodGeeks XC 732 blank made to custom spinning rod specs. I own the NXD 935 and really feel it meets the casting of lighter surf lures requirements and has tremendous backbone for bigger surf bass and bluefish. My son is building himself a custom RG XC 732 spinning for the boat and it too meets those needs. Either will work for you. Good luck.
  3. Thanks for the information. I'll be doing my best to get down there soon to sign up. Thanks Sudsy!
  4. Good morning I've been looking for a club to join that's involved in the saltwater fishing scene and this sounds great. I have a few questions to ask before I'd venture down to attend a meeting and join. I live in Northern NJ and depending on when I get out of work getting down the shore for a meeting is going to be tough. Is a certain amount of attendance necessary to maintain a membership in good standing? Second, my 14 year old son loves to fish the salt with me...would be be able to join with me also? I work in a hospital and shift work dictates when and what time you can do something, I'm also on-call for cardiac emergencies so when on call, I cannot leave my vicinity. This would prohibit me from attending at certain times as well. Would this pose a problem? Thanks for your feedback. I look forward to hearing from you. Stew Lampe FishnDucks
  5. I don't have a direct link. Look up ODM rods website and check the Frontier 106 blank. I needed a 2 piece because of the size of my truck. Bob Hryszko works out of Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park, NJ. He's very helpful if you go and ask questions. The blank isn't cheap but well worth the money and the custom build literally is fitted to your size, casting style and type of surf fishing you do. The rod seems like a medium fast action to me. Casts like a rocket and has tremendous backbone on the hookset and fighting fish. I hope this helps you.
  6. I too make all my own rigs. The best way to build exactly what you want for the task and knowing you caught on your own rigs. Great way to kill time in the garage with Pandora on and a couple of cold ones. It saves money and gives me hours of joy!
  7. 10'6" ODM Frontier for me Bob Hryszko custom build. Sweet sweet rod!
  8. IMHO, Owner and VMC make the sharpest hooks. The picture above is the hook honer I always carry in my surf bag and freshwater tackle bag. These honers come in different level grits and work excellently! Your hooks get dull by bumping, touching, bouncing etc off of sand, rocks, logs, docks, boat hulls, you name it. Use the hook file and use it often. I rarely have a fish come unpinned ever since I started doing this. when you have money on the line in tournaments you cannot afford to have a fish come off. Keep 'em sharp !
  9. My error...It's not West Milford, but still Ringwood NJ for the Alpine Deli. I just googled it to make sure. Address is 1141 Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Ringwood, NJ.
  10. The Swiss Pork Store in Fairlawn NJ. If you're near West Milfor, the Alpine Deli on Ringwood Ave.
  11. Nicely done Sir!!!
  12. Soft is fresh and newly made. As they hang, they continue to dry until they become rock hard. My kids and I hang them for a few weeks before we eat them because we like them dry as hell!
  13. The Swiss Pork store in Fairlawn, NJ still has some good stuff there if any of you go up this way or live in the area. The Black Forest Inn on Rt 206 in Stanhope NJ has very good German food if you're in the area as well. Eating at my Mom's house is still the most authentic you'll get. Maybe we can all get together after a day of fishing and eat! My mom would s**t a pickle if we all showed up for a german sunday dinner!
  14. Raised on Rouladen...a winter staple in my mother's house. Since my dad passed she doesn't make it as often, but its tradition we eat it every Christmas eve so in a few weeks I'll have my belly full of rouladen, spatzle, rotkraut( red cabbage) and endive salad. All you guys are making me hungry for this stuff! I grew up on it. Every weekend my mother would cook this stuff for Sunday dinner and then the leftovers were eaten during the week. God I miss those leftovers! My oma could cook like nobody's business and when she would visit from Germany or when we'd go there, she'd cook for me and feed me until I couldn't move! Those were the best meals ever!
  15. Make spatzle...easy as hell and will last for a few days in the fridge after its cooked. If you need the recipe I can PM it to you.