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About Otony

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  • About Me:
    Tonsured cleric in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), now semi-retired. Retired from USPS after 32 years service. Currently manage the gun department in a pawn shop (part-time).

    Late bloomer, born in 1955 and have a 10 year old daughter and a almost 13 year old son, as of 2018. Keeps me young, and tired!
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Reading, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, shooting, and currently, making plugs on my lathe. We own and operate a small, 4 acre farm
  • What I do for a living:
    See above

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  1. New pup in the house, a very lovable mix we named Bosco. He is half Border Collie, and half Siberian Husky. Apparently the owners thought the Husky was too old to have puppies so they didn’t take any precautions with their much younger Border Collie. He has tons of personality, and is pretty smart to boot. Talks back like a Husky, and loves to be in water
  2. My thanks to one and all, much appreciated! Otony
  3. Not sure what the actual difference is, and I’m sort of surprised that the Penn website doesn’t make it clear. So, can anyone help a fellow out? I use a Fierce II 4000 on the Oregon coast for perch fishing, and wonder what a Fierce III would bring to the table? Otony
  4. https://www.tackledirect.com/tsunami-tsawcc-701mlf-airwave-coastal-casting-rod.html
  5. Convertible
  6. Slightly off topic, but Tsunami just posted an Icast teaser on Facebook. Forged titanium pliers named......SaltX
  7. It’s like giving perch free Crack here on the Left Coast, can’t imagine it not working Back East.
  8. Straight in my pocket x 4. I try to pick up all the mono I find too, but sometimes that’s an overwhelming task.
  9. This is only a small fix but it is very inexpensive to do and results in significantly better performance from your cooler. Look up YouTube videos on how to insulate the lid of your existing coolers. A surprising number of them have zero insulation in the lid, and it is very easy to upgrade. Essentially, you drill a number of small holes in the lid and fill it with expanding foam. That's it in a nutshell, but folks who have done so find that their coolers offer much better cold retention. Hey, it's cheap! And you already have a couple of candidates, so why not experiment? The worst that can happen is you make a bit of a mess, but the end results may be good enough to suffice.
  10. Alan Hawke says/claims that if it is machined correctly (well), that configuration will work just fine. He went on to explain that putting the screws outboard of the seal results in a larger, heavier reel. In theory, you both have valid points. I always figured putting a tiny o-ring on the screw was a reasonable compromise for the perpetual worrier.
  11. 1) Smoked surgeon friend prepared, oh my freaking goodness 2) Shark Picatta, at a seafood place that no longer exists in Sunnyvale, CA. Don't know what kind of shark, but unbelievably good lemon/caper. sauce, super tender 3) Fish and Chips at a hole in the wall in Garibaldi, Oregon. They advertised all you could eat, but advised us to just order a. regular serving and they would upgrade to more if we wanted. Absolutely the lightest batter I've ever tasted, and the fish was incredibly flaky. No oiliness whatsoever. Oh yeah, an enormous portion I barely finished! Before I forget, my mom used to bread and fry smelt when I was a kid. I'd love to be in her kitchen for just one more plate....
  12. I for DAMN sure wouldn’t be feeding a skunk under any circumstances!
  13. I’ve had three (four?) articles published in Backwoodsman magazine. The owner/editor thought enough of those that he has asked for more. When I find a few minutes, I will bang out more. As for books, I'm about a third of the way through two different novels. Both are “alternative history”, a plot device I find hugely entertaining. I also have the notes for a third novel blocked out, but time...... Whether or or not I finish any of them is entirely subject to my available time, but I’m at least amusing myself.
  14. I would think an old school Daiwa BG series would be very appropriate, I'd leave the size up to you, but if you could find a Daiwa Bronze, Silver, or Gold Series it would look even better. The Black Gold (BG) reels are nothing more than cosmetically enhanced Gold reels, and are still available brand new.
  15. Lamiglas X-11. Thank me later!