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  1. Just posting some pics of my homemade rod wrapper. I tried to keep the design as simple/cheap as possible, yet functional. Used a soft pine wood for the top, poplar for the base and supports. The rollers are old rollerblade wheels. The thread carriage and roller supports slide on two different tracks. Lets see everyone elses design!
  2. I'm working on a project heaver. I couldn't ask for a more interesting project, I've been given carte blanche to create the 'perfect' heaver. Now perfect means many things to many people but to ME it means: 13' with the perfect balance of weight and power on the fast end of the action spectrum performing at a premier level with 8-10nbait capable of casting 12oz+bait when needed built with specific fishing functionality (i.e. guide ring sizing for knots and weeds, butt length for heaving heavy payloads etc) premium components bulletproof functionality (I break a lot of rods...this will not be one of them) (notice "pretty" isn't on the list, the idea is to produce a 'stock' rod and leave room for customization) I've already learned a ton and will start to really have fun now that the testing can begin. My competitive comparison will be: AFAW Rock Fusion Mag RS 1569 RS 1509 CTS 8-12 Lami 1502 My hopes are that in testing I can come up with a design that will perform either in line with or at a higher level then the competitive blanks but have a much more palatable price point, AND off the shelf availability. I've fished all of these rods for more then a year and they all have things I like/love about them. So far I'm taking all the best from each and building it into "my" heaver. I'll keep ya'll posted but can't get too detailed until if/when it is ready for market (August if testing goes well). I'll be having some casting "demo days" around Baltimore and at <ACRONYM title="Assateague Island">AI</ACRONYM> to get as much feedback as possible. After all, just because I think it is great doesn't mean anyone else will like it. Any how I now have very raw samples I just got my hands on. 4 rods in 3 different actions to test. I taped up a rod and my initial 5 tosses @10oz in the dark were promising, can't wait to shake the cobwebs out of my technique and really hit it! Hope to keep everyone updated, should be a winner all around.
  3. Thanks Sam for let me be part of this forum, this was a BIG help for Me with the learning process of fishing... still learning. and the new w-site design I know will be great too. GREAT JOB !!!!!
  4. Boca Grande, <acronym title="Florida">Fl</acronym>. 20 May 2009 It's tarpon season in Florida. We concentrate on the silver king throughout the summer. The fish are in good numbers this year and are appearing in numerous places. Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbour and the beaches off Little Gasparilla Island are holding fish. It is not unusual to see 500 or more fish per day. Our success has been limited. Windy conditions and clear water require long casts that are very accurate. Refusals are common. Sometimes even perfect casts are turned down. Changing patterns often helps. But, each day we have had fish either take the fly or show a lot of interest. Today is the third day of cloudy, rainy conditions due to a small tropical system centered over Florida. This will soon pass and the fishing should get better this weekend. Our alternative species is snook. There are a lot of snook along our beaches and in the passes. Steve Gibson's design of the DT Special seems to be the right fly. The best patterns for tarpon have been the Puglisi Peanut Butter, Bill Bishop's Mouse and Death by Rabbit ( a black/purple design). It is important to remember that tarpon will eat what is easy for them regardless of the pattern. So... presentation is more important than the exact design or color. If you intend to tarpon fish you should practice casting a 12 wt. rod. You'll need to throw 60 feet of line quickly and accuartely. Do not assume you can do it if you don't practise. Handling a 12 wt. is much different from a 10 wt. Afterall, you wouldn't want to spoil opportunities after coming to tarpon country because you were over confident. Besides, it will make your guide's life much better if you can cast well. If you are going to fish for tarpon in the next few weeks, contact me for the latest info. Fish Hard,
  5. Well, after many, many days of hard work and help, I have integrated and simplified our new site design. This is only the first draft of the design and we have many more features to install and bugs to work out. I hope you all like it and would appreciate any feedback. Going to sleep now.... Sam
  6. Malibu kayaks have just come out with the stealth series of kayaks. there will be 2 different models, the 12 and 14. the stealth 12 will be 12'4" and the stealth 14 will be 14'4". both will be 33" wide for incredible stability. they will both come with the low profile gator hatch for the front. they will both have a new deck design with a livewell between your legs and hatches on either side of the livewell. here are a couple teaser pics.
  7. Does anyone have any good close up pictures of the rear section of a custom built rod? The last 3 feet would be great. I would like to use one in the new site design. If you do, please email them to sam@atlanticanglers.com No reels, please.
  8. Philip did these and we're going wth Bill Regan at Red Sun for the shirts, what do you all think? never mind, file is to big and I can't resize them from work, oh well...I'll try later-on from home
  9. I have been getting help from my Mother with the actual state pages design. She has been working on them for the past 6 months trying to get all the data she could to make this state site as informative as possible. She has done countless hours of research, web design and dealing with my pigheadedness. She is new to the forum and her username is Happy2fish. Please feel free to give any advice that you feel necessary and updates that need to be made to the state information pages. You may see the page for North Carolina by clicking here. Thanks for a great welcome and we are all looking forward to your advice and knowledge. Please post your thoughts here.
  10. I am not sure if Steve has done a tune up post in the past but either way here goes. Tune ups should be included in your normal maintenance I usually do mine in the spring. A tune up consists of changing your plugs, pcv valve, fuel filter, air filter and inspecting all vital hoses and tires. With gas prices the way they are and no telling how high they will go this year, I will let everyone know the best way to improve gas mileage, I am sure all have heard to run tire pressures at max etc, I am more concerned with engines right now. Your engine is like an athelete, the better it breathes the more fuel efficent it will run and the more power you will get from it. Start with your spark plugs and other basic tune up procedures( a haynes or Chiltons guide will take you step by step) then instead of just putting just another paper air filter in upgrade to a lifetime air filter where all it needs is a cleaning once in a while. I would also suggest upgrading your exhaust system. Manufacturers always use a design that is both economical for them and one that helps with noise and emissions. Not always the best design. I would recommend a cat back system designed specifically for your vehicle, while at first the cost is a little steep, well worth it in the long run. It will most likely consist of bigger tubing and a slightly louder muffler, but it will save you gas, give you more power and torque. pound for pound the cheapest way to add a few ponies and sipp fuel. If you dont have the money for a full cat back set up I would suggest just vehicle specific muffler( flowmaster, borla, etc) you can also upgrade your air intake from just a lifetime filter to a full fuel injection performance kit or cold air intake system, I recommend the first of the two. Other things you can do are simple such as a good engine cleaning, fluid changes etc, if anyone has any questions pm me or post it. Just have to think of your vehicle as a kid whom needs attention and direction. with proper care they will last you many years with just minor problems.
  11. I have been getting help from my Mother with the actual state pages design. She has been working on them for the past 6 months trying to get all the data she could to make this state site as informative as possible. She has done countless hours of research, web design and dealing with my pigheadedness. She is new to the forum and her username is Happy2fish. Please feel free to give any advice that you feel necessary and updates that need to be made to the state information pages. You may see the page for Delaware by clicking here. You may see the page for Maryland by clicking here. You may see the page for Virginia by clicking here. Thanks for a great welcome and we are all looking forward to your advice and knowledge. Please post your thoughts here.
  12. I have been getting help from my Mother with the actual state pages design. She has been working on them for the past 6 months trying to get all the data she could to make this state site as informative as possible. She has done countless hours of research, web design and dealing with my pigheadedness. She is new to the forum and her username is Happy2fish. Please feel free to give any advice that you feel necessary and updates that need to be made to the state information pages. You may see the page for Florida by clicking here. Thanks for a great welcome and we are all looking forward to your advice and knowledge. Please post your thoughts here.
  13. I have been getting help from my Mother with the actual state pages design. She has been working on them for the past 6 months trying to get all the data she could to make this state site as informative as possible. She has done countless hours of research, web design and dealing with my pigheadedness. She is new to the forum and her username is Happy2fish. Please feel free to give any advice that you feel necessary and updates that need to be made to the state information pages. You may see the page for South Carolina by clicking here. Thanks for a great welcome and we are all looking forward to your advice and knowledge. Please post your thoughts here.
  14. I have been getting help from my Mother with the actual state pages design. She has been working on them for the past 6 months trying to get all the data she could to make this state site as informative as possible. She has done countless hours of research, web design and dealing with my pigheadedness. She is new to the forum and her username is Happy2fish. Please feel free to give any advice that you feel necessary and updates that need to be made to the state information pages. You may see the page for New Jersey by clicking here. Thanks for a great welcome and we are all looking forward to your advice and knowledge. Please post your thoughts here.
  15. I have been getting help from my Mother with the actual state pages design. She has been working on them for the past 6 months trying to get all the data she could to make this state site as informative as possible. She has done countless hours of research, web design and dealing with my pigheadedness. She is new to the forum and her username is Happy2fish. Please feel free to give any advice that you feel necessary and updates that need to be made to the state information pages. You may see the page for New York by clicking here. Thanks for a great welcome and we are all looking forward to your advice and knowledge. Please post your thoughts here.
  16. I have been getting help from my Mother with the actual state pages design. She has been working on them for the past 6 months trying to get all the data she could to make this state site as informative as possible. She has done countless hours of research, web design and dealing with my pigheadedness. She is new to the forum and her username is Happy2fish. Please feel free to give any advice that you feel necessary and updates that need to be made to the state information pages. You may see the page for Connecticut by clicking here. Thanks for a great welcome and we are all looking forward to your advice and knowledge. Please post your thoughts here.
  17. I have been getting help from my Mother with the actual state pages design. She has been working on them for the past 6 months trying to get all the data she could to make this state site as informative as possible. She has done countless hours of research, web design and dealing with my pigheadedness. She is new to the forum and her username is Happy2fish. Please feel free to give any advice that you feel necessary and updates that need to be made to the state information pages. You may see the page for Rhode Island by clicking here. Thanks for a great welcome and we are all looking forward to your advice and knowledge. Please post your thoughts here.
  18. 03/21/2007 2:57 PM ET WASHINGTON (CBS/AP)- A Coast Guard boarding of a suspicious vessel off the coast of Panama led to a record seizure of cocaine - nearly 43,000 pounds of the drug hidden in two containers onboard the vessel Gatun. The Gatun was initially spotted by a Coast Guard patrol aircraft about 20 miles southwest of Isla de Coiba, Panama, on Saturday. After obtaining permission from the government of Panama, a Coast Guard boarding team searched the Gatun on Sunday and discovered the drug cache. The 14 crewmembers, Panamanian and Mexican nationals, were arrested and are being transferred to Tampa, Fla., and Panama, where they will be prosecuted. The seizure is part of an ongoing multi-agency operation known as "Panama Express," according to a Homeland Security official who requested anonymity because the official announcement had not yet been made. "This record-breaking seizure denied the Mexican drug lords $300 million in drug revenue," said DEA Administrator Karen P. Tandy. "This lost drug revenue, combined with last week's unrelated record-breaking $205 million cash seizure by the Government of Mexico working in partnership with DEA, dealt Mexican traffickers a one-two punch: they're down more than half a billion dollars in blood money in just 48 hours." Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, in a statement, commended the government of Panama for its cooperation. "Because of the combined efforts of these federal and international partners, millions of dollars in illegal drugs did not make their way into our homeland and criminal groups were not able to reap the huge profits," he added. Adm. Thad Allen, commandant of the Coast Guard, said his agency's "hardworking crews overcame significant challenges in maintaining a 40-year-old deepwater cutter to prosecute this mission far from U.S. shores." In recent months, the Coast Guard has acknowledged that it has had to contend with design flaws in some of its ships.
  19. Now that would make a great decal/ Tee Shirt Nice design Sam
  20. I would love to have one for when I go to SC, just can't justify it for one week a year.
  21. OCEAN PINES ANGLERS CLUB MONTHLY MEETING Date of meeting: February 10, 2007 Location: Ocean Pines Public Library Time: 9:30 AM Guest Speaker: How do you catch 6 ft. shark in the surf?.........Very, very carefully. Sam Kilgore the creator and owner of the fishing website --AtlanticAnglers.com -- will tell us how. Plus, he will relate his experiences in fishing for the big ones on Assateague Island and the Ocean City Inlet. Sam is also the owner of Ocean City Computers and is in the business of Computer repair and website design....and his passion is fishing for the big ones. Sam is an excellent speaker and you should enjoy this meeting. I hope this guy is a good speaker...I am sure he is.. Sam good luck Looking forward to seeing your power point..... Nice meeting your family today....
  22. You could buy a 400 dollar kayak to yak out your bait, or you could use a Radio Controlled boat. It would be more versatile. This is what I was thinking about. I was trying to think of how to do this and come up with a good plan and design. This is just a diversion for a boring day at work. I think a off the shelf RC boat would be the cheapest way to go. The problem is hull choice for a boat that will have to be able to navigate four foot surf. The hull would have to be self righting while retaining the bait in worst case flip. The motor would have to be able to move the hull and the bait through the surf and carry a five pound load. The hull would also have to be able to deploy the bait, float and sinker. The boat would have to be visible in the dark of night. Jet drive would prevent lines from being cut. I have looked at hull from different RC boats. Only one type is self righting from the factory. Three foot long RC Sail boats have a weight one foot long on the keel. You can turn the boat upside down and it will right itself automaticly. If the compartments are sealed there will be no water intrusion. The mast would be retained but the sails and boom would be discarded. A light would be mounted on the mast for night use. I would also mount a ring so that the sail boat could be launched from a seawall or pier with a long gaff. For the bait deployment system I think a Piece of 3” wide by 14” long CPVC could be nested in the hull and sealed on one end. The bait, sinker and float would be placed in the tube and the other end covered with a hatch with a latch. I have thought of many bait deployment theories. I would try the simplest first. This would be a spring loaded cover that is radio controlled to open. Once the boat is 200yds off shore you open the hatch and with a sharp pull on the line you yank the payload out of the tube. The other way is the dump truck method. With this method you would hinge the tube near the stern of the boat and use a sail winch to unlock and lift the tube to 45 degrees. At this point the bait would fall out. I also thought of using a under hull method where the bait is nested in a hollow on the bottom outside of the hull. Then I remembered the six foot tarpon that was eaten by the twelve foot hammer head. Top deck is better. Keeping the cost down would be the hard part. However flea bay comes to the rescue. I could get a used hull and radio cheep. Then I would just have to upgrade the motor and drive train with a more powerful motor and battery. Then install lights and bait deployment system. It don’t cost a penny to theorize. If you have any suggestion let me know.
  23. We've tried this 3/8" rebar design and it holds. The long leg is 10". To retrieve, just a good pull and it's dislodged. If you crank at a steady pace, it will not plant itself or hang in the crashing beach wash. The first proto type was 1/2" rebar and at 250 yards, my arm was fatigued after the retrieve. Funny you don't mind the fatigue when there is something on the other end.
  24. Are the tee shirt transfers you see in the t-shops on the board walk printed localy When I started my pool company, (being cheep)we silk screened our own ts and hats.They were ok but not great.Then along came Cannon tee shirt transfer paper 4 ink jet printers.They look good and last a season or two.Can only print dark logos on light shirts though.They do make a new paper to print on dark shirts but it hard to use and costly. I would like to find a company where I could buy a quanity of my design logos printed with the heat transferable ink.Ive looked here in PA with no success.Any thoughts
  25. I had a talk with the new Superintendent of Assateague Island recently. I just couldn't help myself and I asked his opinion on shark fishing. He said he basically had two minor concerns about shark fishing on Assateague Island. Shark survival rate if released. Swimmers seeing a shark pulled in might scare some folks. Both of these were expected by me and I was pleasantly surprised how much he cared about the shark survival rate. He basically said to use common sense and discretion. Don't yak out baits in the middle of a family of swimmers and try your best to be gentle with the shark after landing it. After thinking about this, I decided to design a Shark Fishing Web Page. What I need from you all are suggestions on what to put on this page. Equipment to be used for catching the sharks Bait Handling instructions Releasing Basic Saftey Thank you for your input and hopefully, we will be able to have another great sharking summer.