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petegray

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  1. Not even for a fleeting nano second... Prior lifestyle training requires... Risk Assessment Analysis... What's in it for ME...? [not much] and What could possibly go WRONG...? [almost EVERYTHING] While we were having a proper Strange Encounter stare down... Did consider getting wet but quickly reverted back to the "what could go wrong" senario...
  2. phishing was dead but our 20 minute encounter was AMAZING... bubble net necklace... tail slap [got me soaked but good]... exit stage left... PRICELESS ! Who would'a thunk...?!
  3. While waiting for the tide to pick up and for something to happen... Something special happened...
  4. Stuck in a pleasant tyin' rut... Tweakin' my Wrapped n' Welded Phlat Wang Broad Spectrum Stimulator... the Albie season is still a work in progress... ONLY 21 DAZE 'til Winter & 110 DAZE 'til Spring... While my constant companions watch another Netflix Longmire episode... And the Draggers continue to deplete the biomass...
  5. Just Phine... and on some DAZE, GangBusters...! the Broad Spectrum Stimulator's roots' are in "Cape Kodistan"... South Beach and Monomoy and Paine's Creek and Barnstable Harbor... etc... here are some SandLance patterns that workedforme... the not so ubiquitous Welded Wide Body SandLance... and this basic synthetic hard head SandLance... that morphed into this [by welding on phlank and phlat wang pheatherz]... a "metamorphosis phly"... and a don'tleavehomewithoutit Herring Insinuendo... the phuzzie notion predecessor for my Broad Spectrum Stimulator...
  6. BonJour Monsieur Phlat Rock Native... et al... I too have shamelessly over consumed caloric units... THANKFUL... onedayatatime... inthemeantime, tenaciously avoiding Malls and crowds like the plague... the more group gatherings I attend, the better I like staying at home with my Girls... ONLY 113 DAZE 'til SPRING...
  7. Should you venture into the dark world of Blasphemous Phly Welding... always check the hook eye for self induced obstructions... 'Same idea... 'Different day... Broad Spectrum Stimulator... Me and Ms Shadow de Loup...
  8. Wrapped n' Welded Phlat Wang Broad Spectrum Stimulator... photo step-by-step... first Phlat Wang welded in place... broad white Phlat Wang foundation... some Coq d' Leon Medium Pardo [or whatever works] for dorsal contrasting colour... I should have used a larger hook but this was already in the jawz... beware inphringing into the "no tye zone" gap... Bueller...? Bueller...? ANYONE...!
  9. Mr Bimini... Your assumptions are, in part, somewhat phlawed... phibers and phlash are secured in a "traditional" manner with thread... 3D eyez are encapsulated with light cured resin... phlat Wangs are welded in place... completed head is treated to an anti-tack clear top coat... on the other hand, if you google "peeete's welded wide body", you will see most [if not all] of the pheatherz and phlash welded to the Bill's Body Braid phoundation... Since a photo is said to be worth a thousand words, with that in mind, I'll crank out a SBS... stand by to stand by for news... photos at eleven...
  10. Albie Phlat Wang Agitator Broad Spectrum Stimulator...
  11. Thank's Mr Shooter... Time at the Jvise and time onthewater well spent...
  12. Thank's Mr Native... Altering reality, one PH at a time...!
  13. Thank's... Cheeeerz...! T-tailed Phocus Group "approved"...
  14. re: fouling and current induced undulation that insinuates "life" and suggests the predatory notion to "eat me"... sometimes compromise can be a good thing... Over-lining, shortening the leader/tippet, and slowing down the casting stroke seems to help mitigate the fouling conundrum... rather than "strip strip strip", the current does the work as the phly slow dances on it's own accord... line goes tight and life is good... Onthebeach, I do enjoy the feel of a deeply loaded rod and a heavy line... and big fish too...! IMHO: the Bear's Den Fly Fishing Company is simply astounding and asgoodasitgets... and Shackleford Banks is pretty special too... wild horses onthebeach...
  15. Broad Spectrum Insinuendo Stimulator on a Mustard Signature Series Big Game #1... chasing variations...
  16. Call Sarah Wessels at the Bear's Den Fly Fishing Company and ask for the Partridge Patriot Stinger Barbless #1 PRO-PACK [not listed on line]... there's a big jump in price for the 1/0... Tell her, and / or Scott, I said howdy... If the Bear's Den doesn't have IT, you probably don't need IT, but they can get IT for YOU anyway...!!!
  17. Air Force... Pilot... some other dark stuff... Retired... those were the DAZE...!
  18. Thank's Wademan... Mostly size #1... sometimes 1/0... Mustad Signature Series Tarpon or Big Game Light... The thin wire doesn't overwhelm smaller phlyz, small barb, and they have proven themselves sharp and durable... Lately I've been using Partridge Patriot Stinger Barbless in #1... Barbless... Less stress on a pierced victim... and I like 'em...
  19. Some Water Buffalo have arrived... I'm hearing reports of some heavy weights in the teens and twenties... Clousers work but I'd rather drown my own phuzzie notions... and when they want something smaller...
  20. Just ANOTHER unrelated irrelevant googan post...
  21. while you're catching what might be considered BAIT...?!
  22. Albies chase down and eat bait for a living... they are speedsters and go where the food is... being bait sucks... strength in numbers probably helps, but it still sucks... These T-tailed phunny phish can be seen in the surf or out off shore in deep water... [almost anywhere] I've caught then right up on the beach and in 60+ feet of water 10 miles off the beach... When the fight goes "vertical" it turns into an arm aching rod bending tug-of-war... DON'T high-stick! Sometimes it's like playing "whack-a-mole" when they pop up here and there, or not at all... Their basic design seem to be right out Kelly Johnson's Skunk Works @ Lockheed where the SR-71 was hatched... Catch and Release... they are simply horrible to eat [iMHO] and are way to valuable a resource to catch only once... The norm is 5-10# but later in the season, the Water Buffalo version will tip the scale to 15-25#... YIKES! Exponentially larger / stronger and they will be in charge early on and put a hurting on you and your gear... but that's the idea... 'sore in the morning is a good thing, I think... and this goes on from early October until the Christmas decorations come down... Life is good here in Eastern Carolina... and better if you know someone with a boat... and Ken FlatRock... maybe next year we can get you out onthewater and all salty...?!
  23. Birds and shark and albies, oh my...
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