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General Talk / Re: How often do you change you main line?
« on: Today at 03:21:04 PM »
Well, that sounds like a good time to do it after a breakoff  :smt044  Generally I spool my reels with a LOT of braid, and once or twice a season cut off about 50-75 feet, and I like to do a rod length of top shot that gets replaced after it gets short.  Since I rarely fish more than that depth, cutting off the used portion and keeping the rest until it gets low enough that I replace it is my usual plan.  I also have heard people re-spool from one reel to another to reverse the line, but i'd only do it in a pinch myself.

this is what i do, and i also flip the line as Al mentioned. Braid is kinda pricey and it effectively gives you another couple of years as long as you're not fishing crazy deep.
I wash it when I'm flipping it as well . I use an old braid spool with holes drilled in it. I soak the line in fresh water overnight, and then rinse it really well before putting it back on a reel.
4 years is prob maximum I'd go without replacing the line.
speaking of which, I gotta order some line!

Introductions / Re: My first post…
« on: Today at 02:25:22 PM »
That was a nice read Al, and a lot of it I never even knew!
You know,  in one of the bleaker periods in my own life, after losing my sibling and then my best NCKA friend both within 6 months, both to tragic circumstances, I went to a meetup at Del Monte beach about as down as I've ever been.

You and Sarah were the first people I ran into, you remembered me and that made all the difference to the day. That moment still reminds me how a kind word can go a long way, because you never know what the other person might be going through.

Glad you are back into it. Let's get Pat to drive up here to SC and do some fishing :smt006

heck yeah

Recipes / Re: Recipe Report 6/14
« on: June 15, 2021, 11:36:32 AM »
scraps always lend themselves to creative recipes. I've no doubt this pasta tasted fab!

Yum yum!
I had ray wing (market ones) in the past, it was good!

I had a boiled ray salad on the greek island of Naxos once and I've never forgotten it.
the meat was in strings, sort of shredded, and served on shredded lettuce with an oil and vinegar dressing. catch of the day!

General Talk / Re: Man swallowed by humback whale!?!
« on: June 15, 2021, 11:32:36 AM »
I saw that in the news the other day.
scooped up by a humpback, presumably feeding on sand eels or something close to the bottom.
at least his breathing apparatus held up, 'cause that's just a freaky thing to have happen to you.

shark vids and Monty Python.
Never gets old.

classic pics and 'port!

the t-shirt design is simple and sweet! very nice.

General Fishing Tips / Re: Santa Barbara from the beach?
« on: June 07, 2021, 11:24:49 AM »
 IV native here
The east end of Goleta beach at the slough mouth is a known halibut spot for surfcasters.
North of town in the Ellwood area is good too.
ask at Hook Line and Sinker for local info, and i think there's a little tackle shack at the Goleta pier now too.

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: My CA swimbait mold
« on: May 28, 2021, 01:54:51 PM »
SO BADASS! Nothing a big Lingcod loves more than a little blue rockie.

Nice vid Bill, and so great to see you on here! :smt006

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: el cheapo DIY sinkers
« on: May 26, 2021, 09:43:22 AM »
Or you could go to Bodega Tackle. The guy that runs the shop there makes the best torpedo sinkers around IMHO. They only have connectors on one side of the weight - which I think prevents snags in some instances. However, I like your approach here because I don't think construction stakes are made out of lead. They probably rust when left in Davey's Locker - which is a great outcome for unexpectedly liberated fishing gear.

Yeah, I dig the forming stake as lead approach. Fish don't care about rust either.

way to get out and on it. Gorgeous sea conditions!

General Talk / Re: Mystery bird
« on: May 21, 2021, 08:49:11 AM »
My guess would be northern saw whet owl. We get them here on rare occasions.

coincidentally we just heard a northern screech owl here a few nights back. The name is misleading because they don't really screech at all.

Looking good Erik!

General Talk / Re: "Fish of a lifetime"
« on: May 15, 2021, 11:54:55 AM »
On your next trip, bring an action figure to show your "fish of a lifetime"   :smt002

Yes, but make sure he's dressed in a mini-wetsuit...

as if I didn't have enough art stuff happening already, now I have to scrounge up an action figure and paint it! :smt005
I am so going to do this.

General Fishing Tips / Re: keeping fishing rods ON the kayak?
« on: May 07, 2021, 10:05:23 AM »
Here is another way I secure things.  The 550 lanyard:
Two questions for you:
1- what are you using the Dremel for? Can’t tell
2- where can I get those clips?

I have the 550 cord and like the system you’re using. 

Currently getting sunburnt from a full moon

I had to look at it again, built I think the clip he used had a T portion on the base that the dremel was used to remove. Any snap clip will do. I like the brass ones that can be opened with one hand. "trigger clips" I think they are called. I've got some leashes made out of old charger cords but the resistance to cutting has always made me a bit nervous, so I'm going to try this 550 paracord route.

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