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    Default An ocean giant meets an unfortunate end

    I know it was by no means intentional but it's a shame that such an amazing creature should meet such an unfortune end...
    Giant manta raised from the depths off Africa by ship's anchor
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    Default Re: An ocean giant meets an unfortunate end

    Quote Originally Posted by swirlchaser View Post
    I know it was by no means intentional but it's a shame that such an amazing creature should meet such an unfortune end...
    Giant manta raised from the depths off Africa by ship's anchor

    A shame for sure.

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    Default Re: An ocean giant meets an unfortunate end

    Just imagine hooking something like that in shallower water, and then watching it scream the line and backing off your reel before snapping it like a 8/0 tying thread..... all the time wondering, "What the heII was that???"
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    Default Re: An ocean giant meets an unfortunate end

    Mmmmmm. Tastes like chicken.

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    Default Re: An ocean giant meets an unfortunate end

    we fish for its cousin the cow nosed ray along the new jersey beaches, some reachinh 100 lbs..can we say screaming reel..
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    Default Re: An ocean giant meets an unfortunate end

    Quote Originally Posted by sandfly View Post
    we fish for its cousin the cow nosed ray along the new jersey beaches, some reachinh 100 lbs..can we say screaming reel..
    And then they curl up on the way in. Feels like your reeling in a garbage can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Mmmmmm. Tastes like chicken.
    Don't laugh, most of the the "Scallops" sold in the US aren't actually scallops. They are made from Skate of Ray wings. If you order scallops and they are all the same size and shape your eating Skate wings
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    I have $100 that says you can't bring this to the boat with a 7'6" 1wt.
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    Default Re: An ocean giant meets an unfortunate end

    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    I have $100 that says you can't bring this to the boat with a 7'6" 1wt.
    I can do it with the antenna from my Jeep!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by swirlchaser View Post
    I can do it with the antenna from my Jeep!!!
    That's 'cause it's an Orvis.
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    Default Re: An ocean giant meets an unfortunate end

    Quote Originally Posted by swirlchaser View Post
    And then they curl up on the way in. Feels like your reeling in a garbage can!

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    Don't laugh, most of the the "Scallops" sold in the US aren't actually scallops. They are made from Skate of Ray wings. If you order scallops and they are all the same size and shape your eating Skate wings

    most certainly not true.

    There may be a few unscrupulous people trying this but there is now way it would even come close to "Most of".

    This is what the meat looks like



    How do you think you get a scallop out of that?

    I used to fish for Bat Rays in Tomales Bay and a buddy decided he was gonna try to make scallops out of one. It didn't look like a scallop and it didn't taste like one.

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