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  1. So sorry, my condolences...
  2. The problem in my opinion is the handle position. The handle is in the most prone position to move during a cast. The handle knob appears to be at almost 9 o'clock and with the large knob the handle position issue is compounded. The handle is parallel with the rod and you are moving the rod during the cast n the same direction as the handle is moving..Time the reel with the handle knob at 4 o'clock and your problem will likely go away in my opinion.
  3. You are correct and as someone that hand stitched dozens of surf bags I feel I am qualified to give my opinion as to why. There seems to be an unbalanced opinion as to value placed upon hand made goods. People seem to have no problem shelling out $100 for a custom plug but balk at paying $300 - $500 for a quality handmade bag, but why? I believe that a direct value, either real or imagined, can be directly connected between a quality handmade plug and a large bass. On the other hand the surfbag is thought of nothing more than a method in which to transport the selection of lures and will never will you see a plugbag hanging from a fish's mouth like you can with a plug. In actuality a well designed and well constructed plugbag increases the chances of success by making the selection and implementation of anything carried inside a seamless transition which enhances and increases the value what of actually carried inside the bag itself..There is a disproportionate value placed on the bag and what is being carried inside of it. Makers eventually realize this and figure out far easier ways to generate extra revenue.. People that generally do something for the eventual goal of turning a profit will find a more profitable way in which to do so. Likely why there are many dozens of plugmakers while there are only a handful of plugbag makers. Look and you shall see.
  4. To me the shape resembles a South Bend Sea Bee which were around since the mid 70-s if I remember correctly
  5. Squidder all the way. I remember in the late 70's in the Cape. The NY guys got caught up in the Ambassador 7000 craze, me included. One morning after fishing all night, a Cape local who shall remain nameless, made fun of the influx of Ambassadors and asked "Can they do this?" and then cut his line, unclamped his Squidder from his rod, threw it in the sand and smashed it into the sand with his wader boot foot. Then reaching down he picked up the reel, clamped it back onto his rod, re-rigged and made a cast without so much of a rinse. "Your turn" he said but had no takers from me or the others that gathered. Shortly after that I went back to my Squidder.
  6. I started with a golf glove in 68. Went to what you call a "finger condom" but what I used were "finger cots" bought a commercial fishing supply store as I was told they were worn when shucking oysters if I'm not mistaking and were made from a heavy latex. Eventually I went to waterproof first aid tape and that's what I used the majority of the time until I stopped fishing. All were used with mono on spinning gear. Conventional I used "Gauztex" which worked great with conventional and older braids like Dacron and Micron. I have no experience with modern braids.
  7. I've never had any luck keeping skinplugs over the winter, Skins alone no problem. For me the answer was to just re-skin each spring. I found the skinplugs would freezer burn, dry out, shrivel, "brown up" and smell. I tried but could re-skin the plug in minutes and that was what worked for me. I stored mine in the freezer not frig whenever possible to do so
  8. Yes, both colors did
  9. Neither is plastic. Google images of Bomber Fire River, that's what I gave Bobby to duplicate
  10. In my opinion nothing on the list matters too much if there is no bait present
  11. The top one (in the pic with both) Trophy Tackle and the color was called "Dee Parrot" The bottom one looks like a BM Fire River color that I custom ordered from Bobby. Someone added the eyes
  12. I agree about never cutting your line and the vast majority of the time you can get your lure back depending on what it's snagged on with a slow gradual pull by holding spool and pointing rod tip at snag. However, in my opinion and the way I always did it, was to keep reel underwater so any immediate freeing of the lure will not result in a dangerous slingshot effect. When not wading and when elevated I kept the rod as low as practical for the same reason. I never had any luck using other methods I read about but the slow gradual method worked for me almost always, especially with bubbleweed which will tear with a slow pull
  13. I believe it was a 1960 GM 2wd panel truck .The step van was a 1962 (I think) Bison Curbside bread delivery truck, likely named "curbside" as it only had a curbside door, no drivers door. Those pictures bring back a lot of fond memories. Thanks Cody
  14. GTS-3
  15. Anything that introduces a pivot such as a snap, clip or loop knot will alter the action.