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Way to go Eric, always good to see your reports!

General Fishing Tips / Re: Favorite rock fish lures
« on: May 10, 2021, 01:02:32 PM »
Some where deep in the bowels of NCKA is an image of one of our members (Can't recall the name) of using a Barbie Doll to catch a Ling. His point was Lings will eat anything.

General Talk / Re: San Diego Yellow Tail
« on: May 10, 2021, 01:00:29 PM »
Only TV stars and Youtube sensations catch Yellow tail from Kayaks...lol

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Reel recommendations needed
« on: May 10, 2021, 12:54:52 PM »
+1 on the abu 6500 made in Sweden. I replaced the stock drag washers with carbontex and upgraded the stock handle to a power handle, and it is now my go to salmon reel. Easy to service and replacement parts are easy to get.

A very good go to reel for so many things!  I have a later c4 I bought to use for my trolling rig.

General Fishing Tips / Re: keeping fishing rods ON the kayak?
« on: May 10, 2021, 12:52:17 PM »
Here is another way I secure things.  The 550 lanyard:
Two questions for you:
1- what are you using the Dremel for? Canít tell
2- where can I get those clips?

I have the 550 cord and like the system youíre using. 

Am I Vet?  You had to ask?  I retired from the Guard in 2016. Me and Big Sarge were in the same Battalion together in Santa Rosa for a while.  34 years between Active and Guard.

My Dremel is the cheapo two speed Slow and fast.

Clips: Common plastic clip, I got them at the Kayak Shop in San Carlos, or West Marine. Also in San Carlos. A few years back.  Had them sitting in a box and decided to put them to use.

Currently getting sunburnt from a full moon

General Talk / Re: Smoked Brisket Advice...
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:52:38 AM »
A few other rules to Combat BBQ:

If there are Tankers in the area, wait till they dismount from the tank first before taking action, hard to argue with a 120mm smoothbore!

If some CIA guys are in the Area, yell at the top of your lungs "Look there is Osama." They go off running to catch him.

Stay with your Q at all times, as the smell gets better the quality of thieves increases.

General Talk / Re: Rod/reel suggestions
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:46:42 AM »
I just checked with the owner of Bay Tackle and he said he thinks they are still making them because he just received an order, and heard anything about them being discontinued. They had plenty in stock when I was there about a week ago.
Oh good, tackle shop owner I know mentioned this non-truth.  I stand corrected.   Go Shimano! :smt006

Lizabeth, this is the big one...ooh frack, I am going down....wait? what?  False Alert!

General Talk / Re: Furniture Refinishing Needed
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:43:29 AM »
You can do a lot of this on the cheap your self.  I assume ti is is a wood table and not a Laminate?  If it is wood, try some Homer Formby furniture restorer. I t has saved my but on some stuff.  Also if you want to fill the dents and dings. flip the table over and sand the bottom to collect some of the saw/sanding dust to mix in with the wood putty to help color match it. You tube has videos on this, and it doesn't cost much. If I were closer I would NCKA express what I have to you. But I am in Washington now.

General Talk / Re: Finally joined the Hobie Club
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:39:39 AM »
Congrats, does that mean a Stealth is also in your future?  Too much Moo Moo can get expensive!  Lol

When I drilled at the Armory in Santa Rosa I seemed to stop by every weekend I could get in there before they closed. Look at eye candy or pick up something. 

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Johnson 15
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:35:17 AM »
Not sure if you got this up or not, but if you have one, throw a timing light on spark wire.  Attempt to start the motor. if you are getting electric pulses to the spark plug, this will give you a flash. If not you know you may have an electrical problem.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: wheeleze strapping
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:32:27 AM »
Funny, I was just about to mention the 2 strap method haha :-) When I tied those on to the Wheeleez a decade ago, it was supposed to be a temporary solution. But Iím still using it that same way after all these years. Iíve carted about 15 different taks with this thing. I can also cart my 12ft aluminum boat on it!

Good idea, I must of missed or forgot about that one.    GF and I used to double stack her yak on my old one, now we have to take two trips. But I like the idea.

Crab Snaring :smt003

Casting Snares buts a lot of stress on line.  I have seen people advice using 50lb on theirs.  I prefer mono for casting, not as hard on the fingers or wallet. 

An M/L Ugly Stick or a Trevala M/L are my favorites. Reels, Shimano TR100G or the 200G (same reel different widths).  Swap out the handle and grease the drags, and you are in the game.  You can hunt around for a new or used Swedish made Abu Garcia 5500 or 6500 (if you want a Lefty look for a 5501 or 6501). Older reel no frills but they do a good job for their price point. I prefer to switch to the Abu Power Handle, and grease the drags (see Alan Tani.com for advice on that).

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Kayaking waterproof boots
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:22:30 AM »
depends on the situation. I battle with diabetes , so my circulation is not great in my feet . In colder waters/WX. I wear wool socks then a thin neoprene dive sox then my NRS Boundary boots ( I wear  10 but buy 12-13 to get the wool sock in) or if it is mild a regular old dive boot with dive sox .either way both boots are from NRS and I never have had a problem with their gear. not really what your asking but just passing it along ,NRS is good stuff

Same issue here, I use the NRS Mukluks and wool socks.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: how to stay warm in a wetsuit?
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:21:16 AM »
I wear Army issued poly pro long underwear bottoms, wool blend hiking socks, and my NRS mukluks.  A Kokatat paddling jacket or a fleece jacket depending on the weather.  Army Watch cap for the head of my ears are cold.   

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