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wt bash 05-14-2013 08:40 AM

Never....
 
Let your bass fishing neighbors know you build rods. Since the humidity and weird weather have slowed the drying of the 7'11" I had nothing to do and showed a neighbor my porch front work shop. Well wouldn't you know the landlord/tournament bass fisherman came by at the same time. Now I'm stuck with 3 flippin' sticks and a handful of other tournament bass tackle that need replacement guides, rewrapped, or something or another. Idle hands make play for the devil but all this probono sh@!t is for the birds!!! I haven't been on the water since there was snow on the ground it seems!!! My shop is fouled with conventional tackle, I'm missing the hatches I spent hours tying for and still somehow end up even more broke than I started!!! Agh feast or famine its all the same!

Rip Tide 05-14-2013 09:16 AM

Re: Never....
 
My buddy gets 15 bucks a guide and brings home an average of 6 rods a week.
He's even an authorized repair agent for GLoomis and a couple of other companies. His basement is stuffed with rods
I guess that's what happens when you give up drinkin' :rolleyes:

Hardyreels 05-14-2013 02:10 PM

Re: Never....
 
Hi Bill,

Paul may have you onto something here; I would take a rod (one of your from scratch bamboo) to Bass pro and every other fish shop within 30 miles and tell them I would replace guides and grips etc for a fee. There's gotta be a way...............

wt bash 05-14-2013 02:17 PM

Re: Never....
 
I could but I only have a few more weeks on terra firma ( I hope ). I want to get these last few done and out the door so I can rest easy working 22hrs on deck! Hahaha!

Hardyreels 05-14-2013 03:05 PM

Re: Never....
 
Hope you land a slot on a good boat Bill, I know the excitement of a 24 or 36 hour opening. The bright side is you don't even realize you've been awake for a day & a half. I'm probably too old now, a skipper would ask my age then pass, I could try dying my hair maybe? I think I could still hang, laying Skates of long line back to back then fishing them in................ I hope you can get on board, a real adventure it is.

wt bash 05-14-2013 05:23 PM

Re: Never....
 
Its like crack, once you start running down the gear you just don't want to stop. I remember the times where I would be pissed we were done after 15 days, no shower, down to pasta and rice, squid ink and salt crusted hair/beard, drying wet clothes in the engine room, but still wanted to run the gear while we had the right moon. Yeah its time....5 years out here is long enough.

jimp 05-14-2013 07:39 PM

Re: Never....
 
what type of commercial fishing are you talking about and where?

dean_mt 05-14-2013 10:42 PM

Re: Never....
 
Not too cool to ask an acquaintance to fix your hardware gear for free! Bad form. You're too nice Bill.

Let us know before you take off.

wt bash 05-15-2013 08:48 AM

Re: Never....
 
The neighbor agh its cool I don't mind cause then I ask him for help down the road the landlord well I took that on so I didn't have to relocate the work shop, it still sucks but oh well.

Jimp, I used to longline tuna and swords out of Barnegat Light with some rod and reel tuna fishing thrown in too. I recently sent a resume to Atlantic Red Crab which is one of the east coast's best kept secrets fishery-wise. If I don't hear back from them by June I'll have to pack the truck and head back home to see if I can't find a rod and reeler before they all head north to New England waters.

swirlchaser 05-15-2013 04:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wt bash (Post 556064)
The neighbor agh its cool I don't mind cause then I ask him for help down the road the landlord well I took that on so I didn't have to relocate the work shop, it still sucks but oh well.

Jimp, I used to longline tuna and swords out of Barnegat Light with some rod and reel tuna fishing thrown in too. I recently sent a resume to Atlantic Red Crab which is one of the east coast's best kept secrets fishery-wise. If I don't hear back from them by June I'll have to pack the truck and head back home to see if I can't find a rod and reeler before they all head north to New England waters.

Nice to here your heading home, I'll save a place on the Jetty for you ;)


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