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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 was catching non-stop doggies last week, so after gut hooking two of them, I decided I was fish hungry. I cleaned them right on the beach, and iced them down. The next day, I cut them into chunks, marinated them in olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground pepper and fresh lemon for a few hours. I also threw on a few steaks just in case my experiment didn't turn out as planned. (plus, Carrie won't even touch a doggie) I must say, it was exceptionally good! I put a little butter on while cooking and it was very tender, great flavor (simple ingredients) and I will definitely do it again. Here are also a few pictures of some of the striper from this past weekend, tuna, steaks and corn. I love to grill!
  3. I have had a few people ask me how I catch grass shrimp. What I use is a simple net (see image below) and scoop along the marsh, pilings and rocks. I hope this helps.
  4. Ok! this time I'm done. No more rods.:eusa_think: Just like I like it. Simple
  5. "The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance." - Owen Feltham, 1620 A great website is not great because of one person. It takes many ideas, discussions and participation. Please post your opinions on how the site is evolving. I look at this site every day and forget that not everyone understands how it works like I do. If you happen to see something on another site that you like, let me know and I'll look into it. Please don't be shy. Small and seemingly insignificant ideas can spark GREAT ideas! Again, thank you so much for your patience and I look forward to your comments.
  6. A very simple recipe: Steam until the meat is white and breaks apart easily, (normally 15 minutes for a serving of four). Remove from steamer, place on plate, eat as you would lobster Unbelievable!!! I am not a big fan of eating fish, but Sam better get back down to VA soon. (I'm sure he is dreading that idea )
  7. Fathers Day is just around the corner June 21. One of the most commons emails I get is what is a good gift as Dad is a fisherman. My response is simple, where does you angler fish, fresh or saltwater, what does he target (species) and does he fish from a boat or shore. When in doubt gift certificates are great! <o:p></o:p> Anglers love fishing T shirts Eye protection is critical from the suns harmful rays and if your angler is a sight fisherman it’s even more important. Polarized glasses are essential tools for both the professional Captain and angler. Rods, reels, pliers, terminal tackle make great gifts. Be sure to check with your local tackle dealer, they are in the know and will get you hooked up with what works in your area. The staffs that run these great local stores are fisherman. Fishing charters make for an outstanding gift for Dad. Tarpon and permit fishing in Boca Grande, Offshore grouper and bottom fishing locally, Blue Marlin fishing in <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hawaii</st1:place></st1:state> and my favorite inshore fishing. <o:p></o:p> Hopefully these few tips are helpful. And to all the Dad’s out there Happy Fathers Day! <o:p></o:p> Captain Steven
  8. Hey all,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> I am brand new to AtlanticAnglers and have been saltwater fishing (mostly from shore, jetties ect.) most of my life along the Western CT shoreline. Thanks to my Portuguese parents I have developed a taste for many of the species of fish available on our coastline. My fishing habits have been quite random, mostly fishing off rock jetties and from the surf around the milford area. I have managed to catch some tasty winter flounder and sizeable stripers already this year and would like to broaden my fishing repertoire. My rigging is usually on the simple side, primarily using a fish finder rig with sandworms and chunks of bunker. I know fishing is a sport of pertinence, but I feel like I’m stuck in a preverbal sandbar with my luck. I seem to shy away from larger hooks and bait that im not familiar with. <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> My question to those more seasoned CT fishermen is: what steps should I begin to take to improve the size of my catches along with the frequency? Also for those in my area, from surf/shore fishing perspective, what areas of CT are "Hot spots", and what tactics should I begin to take considering the time of year and my area?<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Thanks so much for any feedback and I hope to explore this site in more depth and improve my fishing.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> -Johnnyboy<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p>
  9. I ordered a CTS Heaver rated at 8-12oz. Pics to come soon. I told Mr Hogwood too keep it simple. I just want to catch fish. Not sure how I'm going to pay for it....I could sell one of the kids. Oh well, I let you guys know how it casts.
  10. I need some help here.... Last weekend I was out with my uncle on his boat trolling for bluefin @ lumpy bottom....He had some type of harness he made with roll on swivels and it allowed him to clip the 32 ounce inline weight on the line from both we would reel a fish in, once we got to the weight, he just unclipped the barrell swivels from the line that were attached to the weights, and we would wind the wind-on swivels right on the reel and continue the fight....the weight would be ahead of approx 100 foot leader and we were super slow trolling the ballyhoo pretty deep.... I can't for the life of me remember how he had the line rigged to accomodate the inline sinkers..., and he is out of town and unreachable..... Can any of you give me some ideas how to make this work......simple or complicated...or any suggestions...I was considering the rubberband method, but these weights can get pretty pricey..... Thanks, Stan
  11. I finally broke down and ordered two 1569 blanks to build myself. has a really sweet deal right now, 129.85 a piece. Thats like $70 dollars off the next cheapest place I found them for. I also ordered some BMNAG guides and a DPSM26BC reel seat for this rod. I hope that reel seat fits because I just kinda took a guess at which one to buy. I am going to keep this first build as simple as possible. no underwraps, no fancy wraps, just one single color! After I build the first one and get comfortable, I might try something a little more on the 2nd one like trim bands or something like that, maybe even a decorative butt wrap if I feel really frisky! I am sure i'll be posting for help throughout this process, and i'll make sure to post pictures of my master piece in progress.......
  12. If a stroke victim receives treatment within 3 hours of the episode odds are they will not have any significant lasting effects RECOGNIZING A STROKE Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn! Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awarene spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions: Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today) Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher Also try: Asking the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
  13. I am a 2 finger typer, A few years back when I was in 7th grade I had a typing course but do not remember the basics of the 10 finger techniques.I did a search (learn to type) and found a zillon sites.Can anyone recommend a simple site to teach me the basics?
  14. Just got done with my second build. Fusion Magnum,Fuji SiC guides with black and copper wraps and some copper marbling. I left the butt plain and simple for grip replacement ease.
  15. I have read that some of you guys are thinking about trying this. How about a quick strike rig? It is used for those other toothycritters....Muskie. Simple rig, for the surf I would use a circle and a drop back leader about 4 to 6 inches behind the first hook. Hook the blue in the snout and put the second hook in the back. Kinda like a kingfish rig except you only use two circles. Take a piece of a plastic grub and put it on the hook after the blue is hooked. Run that plastic right down to the blue's mouth. Fish can and do work their way off a circle, that bit of plastic will prevent this most times. I suspect 5 or 10 feet of line from the weight will do the trick. Let that blue swim around pretty good, something will find it. Maybe a big shark, tarpon....who knows. The only drawback to this rig is when you start to hookup with flipper.:angry7::angry7: I imagine they would find a live blue to thier liking.
  16. Finalized everything tonight for delivery this weekend. Clean and mean, should throw a country mile and lick a big ol' drum no sweat. Cut 6" off the butt and it will be paired with an avet knobby magged by Coop. metallic pewter underwrap silver trim rings charcoal overwrap he gave me some room on the butt and I kept it simple hoping to add a custom decal but I had to give up after 6 tries, it was milky for some reason and I'd rather keep the rod simple and clean with the theme Steve picked out.
  17. Stumbled upon this on another site....simple little tool... if you've ever wondered exactly how much more line you'd get going from say 20lb to 17lb line.....
  18. 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.
  19. Ok- I've got a new resolution this season to improve my casting. I've got a couple breakaway canons and had to relearn my timing anyway to get these little gadgets to work - figure now is a good time. I want to see what I can get out of my spinning gear before I take the plunge into a conventional setup. I know i need to find a big field to practice in - but first I need to know what to practice. I see a lot of people on the beach with their own "technique". A lot of them don't get any further out than I do. Some seem to get distance in spite of technique through sheer power. However, some seem to get the distance gracefully through proper technique -that last group is what I'd like to follow I've looked at the OTG, Pendulum, etc techniques online...and am looking for something simple to start with - where I can keep my eyes on the water. For those of you that are getting good distance (especially those using spinning gear) what type of cast are you using? For those that have struggled but eventually got better, how did you improve? Now - where in the land of strip malls and drugstores can I find a practice field.....
  20. Well I started putting on the guides this evening on my stripped down tica...12' tica cut down just a tad for a little extra stiffness. I am still waiting for my flex coat kit, but had the itch and started anyway with just guides, thread, and reel seat that I got a couple days ago, no wrapper or dryer yet. So I just put the rod in between two chairs and used a large book for tension. Didn't take long and has turned out great. I am just more worried about applying the finishing coat (going to wait for the dryer). Hopefully that part will turn out just as good as the wrapping. Didn't use any trim and kept it simple for the first one, one color for the guides. The butt end is a little fancier, using metallic gold with the red. I did throw a little gold metallic on the tip top. I'll post pics of the finished product. A few pics of the wrapping.
  21. I have added a new security feature when a user tries to register on our forum. I have been getting at least 2 new spam registers (robots who want to advertise) on the site each day and it is becoming quite time consuming to go and find them, delete them. So, as an added protection, you now have to choose from an assortment of pictures that go with a particular name> For example: There are 4 pictures and below the name of one of the four pictures. All you have to do is click on the picture that matches the name. For a human, this is very simple, but for a program (spam robot) this could be a problem. For the time being, the pictures are random, like a soccer ball, Bugs Bunny and other silliness. I would like to tweak the pictures to reflect different types of fish, beaches, boats and other fishing related images. Just keeping you all up to date.
  22. I have now integrated youtube into the site. It is very simple to do: If you are on and find a video that you like you: Copy the URL Paste the url in your post, highlight it and click the to surround it. For example: llshJAPKDG4
  23. I have now integrated youtube into the site. It is very simple to do: If you are on and find a video that you like you: Copy the URL (see below from the YouTube Site) Paste the url in your post Tips: You can use keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting! ctrl button + "c" key = copy ctrl button + "v" key = paste Make sure you click the Button, otherwise it will take you to the YouTube Site. Makes life a little easier
  24. I have now integrated youtube video capability into the forum. It is very simple to do: If you are on and find a video that you like you: Copy the URL from (see below from the YouTube Site)note, not the URL in the address bar Paste the url in your post, highlight it by selecting the copied text using your mouse, then click the to surround it the text. See Below That's all there is to it! Then type in any information you want, just like normal and click submit. Tips: You can use keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting: ctrl button + "c" keyboard key = copy ctrl button + "v" keyboard key = paste Make sure you click on the "play" button, otherwise it takes you to the Youtube site. Then you get THIS!!!! kY1aNXLR-IM
  25. I have now integrated youtube into the site. It is very simple to do: If you are on and find a video that you like you: Copy the URL Paste the url in your post, highlight it and click the to surround it. For example: [YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE]