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Chris Grech 06/23/17
LineOFF is a handy tool for removing fishing line from any type of reel in a quick and efficient manner. This portable line spooler will become one of the most convenient tools in your arsenal and fits neatly in your tackle box or on your boat without taking up much space
Chris Grech 05/31/17
Wiley X®, Inc. has added the new-for-2017 WX Nash to its growing Active Lifestyle Series of sunglasses
Chris Grech 05/19/17
The new Captain boardshorts from AFTCO are here just in time for Memorial Day and summertime! These shorts feature a custom Americana themed pattern printed on AFLEX 4-Way stretch fabric. The fabric really does stretch well so if you have your phone and wallet in the shorts the fabric will stretch accordingly and not feel tight
Chris Grech 04/28/17
This month Weego launched their the full line of versatile, multi-purpose batteries to jump start vehicles in every engine size and for every budget. Guaranteeing peace of mind for moms to mechanics and beginner boaters to professional captains, the new N-Series products are premium-quality tools, fit for anyone at any time
Chris Grech 04/21/17
A couple weeks ago IMTRA released the Offshore and PitMaster series LED deck lights engineered and manufactured by Vision X for the recreational and commercial marine markets. The new lights provide superior illumination with durability and reliability that is ideal for boats or anywhere a quality, durable light is needed
Chris Grech 03/21/17
Accurate has introduced new BV-500-sized single-speed and two-speed reels to its popular Valiant lever-drag series. Like all Valiant models, the latest additions incorporate design innovations that maximize strength, durability and fish-fighting power, while minimizing reel size and weight
Chris Grech 03/10/17
BAMfluoro™ was born with the goal of outfitting all anglers with high quality line, made right here in the USA, at competitive prices. These fluorocarbon leaders were developed by a chemical engineer who loves fishing and has years of experience in fluoropolymer processing
Chris Grech 02/28/17
Skillie Fishing Apparel was launched in January of 2017 with the purpose of offering fisherman an alternative to some of the apparel that is currently on the market. They felt that the fishing apparel industry was getting away from its simplistic roots and was becoming too loud and graphic heavy
Chris Grech 01/27/17
The next generation of outboards from Evinrude have arrived. The new Evinrude E-TEC G2 Outboards are now available in 150 HP, 150 HO, 175 HP and 200 HP models and boast to be the most powerful, fuel efficient and cleanest combustion line of outboards
Chris Grech 12/29/16
If you're looking for quality and reliability without breaking the bank, Nikon is one of the best in the business when it comes to optics. The Nikon 7x50 OceanPro CF WP Marine Binoculars follow that mold perfectly
Jennie Logsdon Martin
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Good memories below.... I'm fishing for cutts, today.
That's all there is to it. Dreams can come true! This is from...
June 14th 2002 night time...
...an Instant Message
conversation I just had.
Thought I'd share. :)
Jennie: You there?
Friend of Jennie: Yes
Jennie: Once upon a time....
Jennie: I wasn't feelin very happy.
Jennie: So, I grabbed my rod, and I headed down
to the river, tired, exhausted, and feeling a little frustrated
Friend of Jennie: yes?
Jennie: I made my way across the rocks... I had
bare feet, so I grabbed socks out of the lost sock box, and put
on some cut off old loose rubber boots.
Jennie: I tripped, but I finally made it!
Jennie: I sat down.
Jennie: grabbed a yellowish weighted nymph pattern,
somewhat like a muddler.
Jennie: Tied it on.
Jennie: Sitting down on the rocks of the upper
hole, where the water gushes into a deep hole and swirls around
until it tails out by a rock on the other side.
Jennie: Across the river, across the riffles,
is a still pool.
Friend of Jennie: I think I know it.
Jennie: Letting the nymph swirl.
Jennie: I just let it swirl around as I thought,
and something kept nipping at it.
Jennie: Little ones, I thought... I wasn't too
Friend of Jennie: Salamanders?
Jennie: Will you listen?
Friend of Jennie: Water sprites?
Friend of Jennie: OK
Jennie: I'm telling a story! :)
Jennie: eh hem.
Jennie: I decided to cast over to the still water,
just to see how my rod reacts.
Jennie: It is fairly shallow over there, and
still, but... you never know, right?
Jennie: So, I laid it out nicely, and.... it
swirled past a rock where the water is deep.....
Jennie: I did it again. Casting that far was
effortless and fun.
Jennie: What the heck???
Jennie: A huge cutt came clear out of the water!
Jennie: I didn't have him on my fly, but I KNEW
that it was after my fly!
Jennie: So I casted again!
Jennie: Sitting down.
Jennie: My reel ZIPPED!
Jennie: IT'S BIGGGGGGGGG!!!
Jennie: I didn't know what to do with all my
Jennie: Reel it in or hand line it in???
Jennie: So, I let everything go!
Jennie: All that line!
Jennie: No tension!
Jennie: I reeled it in reel reel reel...
Jennie: Finally, met with the tension of the
Jennie: I know that was wrong, but I didn't know
what was right!
Jennie: So, I played him!
Jennie: My drag!! There is a drag on this reel!
Jennie: It was set really light!
Jennie: That fish took me all over the place!
Jennie: He wanted to go over the falls!
Jennie: He wanted to bury himself in the rocks!
Jennie: Up up up up up up up HERE HE IS!!!! KILCHIS!
LOOK WHAT I HAVE!
Jennie: It was the most BEAUTIFUL resident cutt
I had ever seen!
Jennie: About 13 or 14 inches and FAT!
Jennie: I LANDED HIM!
Friend of Jennie: I have the biggest smile hearing
Jennie: MY FIRST CUTT!
Jennie: I mean, on my new fly rod!
Jennie: All by myself!
Jennie: But I couldn't grab him!
Jennie: My rod is so long!
Jennie: How do you do that?
Jennie: I reeled in, and finally he was 9 feet
off my rod, but then what???
Friend of Jennie: lift the rod up to bring the
fish near your feet.
Jennie: I let a little line up.
Friend of Jennie: Point it towards the sky
Jennie: I did, but when I reached down, then
he shot away!
Jennie: So I had to grab the line!
Jennie: And work my hand down the line. Is that
Friend of Jennie: Nets are the gentle way.
Jennie: And then he was slippery! Slipperier
Jennie: I'd like to have a good net.
Friend of Jennie: Working down the line is OK,
Friend of Jennie: I built my own little net ... I never
use it. It's beautiful.
Friend of Jennie: Cherry and maple and oak.
Jennie: Nylon or rope?
Jennie: or rubber?
Friend of Jennie: Cotton net.
Friend of Jennie: soft on the fish
Jennie: That's the best I hear.
Jennie: I'm so excited I can't relax!
Friend of Jennie: When you described the fly
swirling behind the rock, you know what I thought?
Friend of Jennie: I felt Milton smiling down
on you ... slack line technique.
Jennie: I can't talk.
Jennie: You made me cry!
Friend of Jennie: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to
make you cry.
Jennie: That's OK, it's a good cry.
Jennie: Milton! I got my own cutt!
Jennie: On a fly!
Jennie: That's good, right?
Friend of Jennie: Yes, it's excellent! Great!
Jennie: I always catch little ones. :-)
Jennie: This one was BIG!
Friend of Jennie: They come in all sizes.
Jennie: And fat!
Jennie: Milton sent me a big fish!
Friend of Jennie: I can remember the few big
cutts I've caught in my life ... they all took so much work and
always surprised me.
Jennie: I feel good. Now I'm going to take a
bath and go to bed.... Dreaming of flocks of cutthroat. :-)
Friend of Jennie: The biggest was after a 5 hour
hike and I caught it in 8 inches of water ... I couldn't believe
Friend of Jennie: Big trout on a fly ... it really
is sport, isn't it!
Jennie: It really is.
Friend of Jennie: Totally exhilarating ... beyond
the dimensions of the fish ... a line to something greater ...
Jennie: I can relate to that feeling. :)
Fishing Life, Complete!
Jennie on Grant's Getaways
Last year I didn't halibut fish once. The year before I was o-fer three. So it really feels good to be back on the board with a feisty 45. My buddy was happy with his 35, it was his first. Southeast Rockpile, Mark Mc Special, purple label with sardine oil scent and a glow in the dark twisty tail thingy.
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reminder from Jennie!
Do not burn yourself out! Be as I am - a reluctant
enthusiast...a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves
and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight
for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can.
While it's still there. So get out there, and hunt and fish, and
mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the
forests, encounter the Grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks,
run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet air, sit quietly
for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely
mysterious and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain active and alive, and I promise
you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies,
over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit
box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you
this: you will outlive the (bad word edited for this family site!!)."