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  1. Just wanna add that I figured that’s how it went down. And in that case, there really isn’t an issue. I’m not sure how the builder/shop can get around this, or if they really have to.
  2. My father and I took the trip together. Our number was 248, so we left the house around 6:30 a.m. and were waiting in the parking lot 2 hours later. We expected the goodies (Voorhies/NorCal) to be gone, but were still hopeful we could score something from a table. We listened to guys giving the report as they returned to their cars all day, and by ~11:00, everyone was saying it was “wiped out” and “not worth going.” For the next couple hours we watched guys leave or walk out with nothing, and still we decided to hang around, hoping for something. Or, at the very least, we were still happy to support the shop with any kind of purchase. Around 1:30 p.m. Peter came out and called everyone still waiting to come in, offering 10% off anything in the shop. All plugs but Guppy were gone. It was a bit of a bummer, but don’t fault anyone for it. Peter and the guys went above and beyond to hold these two events. We had a great time, and it was better than sitting home. As far as any shadiness goes, I can’t say anything for sure. However, when the owner called us in, he talked to us briefly, and my dad says that Peter said guys were coming in to browse the shop and then hoping in line at a table (without previously signing up). I didn’t hear him say this, but I also wasn’t entirely listening to their conversation. I did see a guy post his haul on Instagram which included 4 Voorhies, who I assume the previous posts are referencing.
  3. Cool to hear! Would love to know more.. such as how long you’ve been at this/how much success you’ve had. And yes, maybe it is kind of blessing in disguise. More options are available, as most spots are of similar distances away.
  4. Yes, I am aware of river migrations. I spent some time on the CT River last year during the shad run, and plan to do so again. But I’d really like to hit the surf
  5. If he was saying to fish the sound from CT, that’s really not that far. It’s just over an hour drive in most cases. I think that is one of my better (if not my best) options, no? What do you think?
  6. Thanks for the reply. It’s motivating to know there’s other guys in the same position as me. No excuses, get out and fish. And I agree, the canal can be fun, but the surf is calling me.. Hope you have a great season
  7. LOL you’re not wrong. I’ll get there for sure.. thank you
  8. Yup! I was able to get it done in a similar fashion on my second go.. learning curve
  9. How does it fish around the upper and lower oz. ratings? And where does it shine?
  10. I noticed some confusion there. On the lamiglas website, the title listing says medium but the description says medium heavy
  11. Will definitely give it a read, thanks
  12. Yeah what’s up with that? Hoping there’s a restock coming
  13. Thanks for the reply, and that makes complete sense. I’ve heard multiple guys refer to the bucktail as an extension of your hand. My concerns with the 1201L are whether or not it can easily handle big fish, and if I’d find myself gassing out from catching loads of smaller fish. Do you have any experience fishing a light power rod?
  14. Noted.. thanks for info. Might have to make the switch
  15. Some builders choose to use cut hooks so they can use larger hooks on a plug with two trebles (split rings would increase the chance of the hooks tangling on a cast). In my case, I wanted to canal rig (one belly treble hanging from a swivel) a magic swimmer, but keep a condensed vertical profile. My thought process is, if I can reduce how far the hook hangs, I'll miss less fish and avoid foul hooking (probably overthinking!)