delaware surfman

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About delaware surfman

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  • About Me:
    I like to fish Indian River Inlet and Island Beach State Park.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    High School Wrestling, College Wrestling, Iowa. Saltwater fishing. Surf, jetty inlets.
  • What I do for a living:
    county arborist

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  1. I’m no shark expert but those look like 2 different shark species. Pictures of the tails would also help. I found this pic on the web by punching in Delaware sharks.
  2. Best racks hands down. I bought mine in 2002. Gene moved it to my 2019. great guy. Hope all is well with Gene.
  3. D Did you happen to build this? If not do you know who the builder was? Any idea of the true weight rating of the rod by chance? Was this a new blank that was built or was it an older blank that was rebuilt ? Thanks, John
  4. Video not sure if it will work, never can get them to IMG_2806.MOV just saw that I have a down arrow at the top right of my screen next to the refresh button. I clicked on the IMG link and hit download. Couldn’t find out where it went. Now I see the arrow and clicked that and the video opened up, This might help some others view it as I never have been able to upload a video and see it, John
  5. Ran out to flounder Fish this am. Nasty wind, light rain and the super high tide made it unfishable. 48 degree water. But the highlight of the morning was being with my friend, fishing partner and this white deer.
  6. Ran out to flounder Fish this am. Nasty wind, light rain and the super high tide made it unfishable. 48 degree water. But the highlight of the morning was being with my friend, fishing partner and this white deer. IMG_2806.MOV
  7. It is, that way toothy critters, biters or bluefish can’t part the main line as easy. the coils over the main line help,
  8. Speaking of snells, there are several at least that can be used, I’ve found the one I like and is easy to tie once mastered. Most are inferior in my opinion, although very easy to tie. Ive been a tree man for 35 years so knots are easy for me. Question for all: what kind of snell does everyone use? Does the main line go over or under the wraps?
  9. I don’t crimp Steve. I snell, but then again I use hooks with a upturned eye, that’s the reason I asked about yours with the straight eye and seeing you crimped the swivel. And I like the looks of my snell better by the way, lol
  10. Steve, why not just crimp the hook on that style eye also?
  11. Didn’t go out yesterday with the rain. Today hit Assateague came off at about 5:45. Wind built all day blowing southeast. Water stayed clean and waves were not big, 4 skate, 1 large shark and a puffer. used fresh bunker, clams, fleas and fishbites
  12. Catskills John, I do as well catch both species. But the thread title is black drum rigs so I thought I’d contribute. Now Esoxhunter, if everyone felt that way there would be no need to implement a circle hook law. Whats wrong with the Octopus hooks? My hook up ratio has been outstanding with them. They are pretty darn close to a circle hook except the point, they have a large gap to hold large baits and not foul the hook, serious question.
  13. Because I have a ton of these Gamigatsu hooks and I’m not targeting Striped Bass.
  14. Fished today, nothing to show for it but a few skate. Used fleas tipped with fishbites. Bait stores had nothing for bait, at least he was honest said the bunker was basically crab bait. Said he’s having a hard time getting anything. Glad I go to the same guy, I dug my own fleas. Only found a few colonies of nice ones but those produced enough for the day, the rest were small and the tide came in making them all but nonexistent. Back at it tomorrow,
  15. Off all week, gonna get a chance to fish Assateague, Chincoteague. I got a lot of the chores done opening the beach place yesterday and today. Just sat down to relax and tied up a couple dozen top and bottom rigs,