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Ralph Jones

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About Ralph Jones

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  • Birthday 04/01/1951

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    Brookside, Alabama (central)
  1. I'm sorry, boiling in vinegar is for antiqueing copper or brass. Ralph
  2. You might boiling the screws/bolts in vinegar to stain them. I read about this method, haven't tried it,but it may work? Ralph
  3. I like marbles better than split shot, marbles don't penetrate the operator. Ralph
  4. My wife thinks I brush the cats to save her a little work, ROFLMAO. A shorthair pure black, and an orange & black & white longhair. Ralph
  5. I use a Duncan Loop or a Palomar, most of the time it's a Duncan Loop. When I'm bait fishing with 2# test, always a Palomar. Ralph
  6. That is the way I tie my version of a Black Gnat in sizes 10 & 12. Only I use #94840 and mash the barb flat. I need to think about the circle hook. Looks good and catches lots of big Gills & shellcrackers. Ralph
  7. Mummichogs??? What're those in english? Ralph
  8. Thanks guys. I felt like a real :poop: for calling the water troopers instead of fighting my own fight. I feel better about my lack of action now. Ralph
  9. Ralph Jones

    The JERK.

    There I was, fishing a dropoff about 30 feet from the bank on the Warrior River. I was facing the bank about 60 feet away so I could drop a wooly Worm off the edge of the dropoff & catch suspended Bluegills and Shellcrackers (big ones, some 9 to 11 inch long) when this Bass jerk powers up and commences to fish between me and the bank, putting his boat almost exactly where I'm casting. I don't know him and don't know why he picked this spot to fish unless he was harassing the jonboat guy (me). This son of something diseased and obscene proceeds to curse me out for telling him what he did wrong. Then he throws a beer can at me. I Let Him Live. He made me so angry I had to just sit there and tremble in rage so as not to go 'Postal'. I did take down his Ala. boat number from the bow of his bassboat and when he was too far away to see what I was doing I called the game warden and accurately described him, his boat, and the incident, especially the Beer can. A couple of hours later I saw him cuffed in the water troopers boat with his being towed behind. If he had not made me so Angry that I wanted to remove him from the gene pool I would have never done such a thing. Sure, if he'd been poaching. Oh, here in Alabama they are sure death on alcoholic beverages on the water. Twenty years ago I'd have gone to jail over this. If I did wrong, what should I have done? Ralph
  10. Any size to the gills? Ralph
  11. From the looks of that fly you should tear them up. Ralph
  12. Ralph Jones


    I was just at Walmart and I heard the absolute Worst ringtone ever. Bobcat Goldwaite(sp.), the loud villain in the first 'Police Academy' movie, yelling in full scream, "Answer The Phone Stupid!", repeat, repeat... The guy was ignoring it. What's the worst ringtone you've heard? Ralph
  13. Before I learned not to get the curve of the hook in the plier jaws I broke quite a few. Ralph
  14. I buy & use Mustad, EagleClaw, and Cabela's hooks for flytying. I read the internet or watch TV while I mash down the barbs at a 90% angle with a pair of mini-needlenose pliers. In the last 20+ years of doing this I've lost one or two hooks per 100ct. box or less to hook breakage, if that many. I put the hook barb in the grooves cut across the points of the pliers and am carefull to get none of the hook curve in the pliers. Oh, BTW, I only tie down to a #14 hook. I hate to dissagree with SD but in this case there is more than one right way, at least for hooks #14 and larger.. Ralph
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