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Old 05-14-2013, 08:40 AM
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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!
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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'
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:10 PM
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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...............
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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!
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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.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:23 PM
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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.
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what type of commercial fishing are you talking about and where?
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Not too cool to ask an acquaintance to fix your hardware gear for free! Bad form. You're too nice Bill.

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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.
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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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