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Old 02-27-2010, 07:16 AM   #1
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100 days and the tuna will be here

I'm starting to get the itch ..... Cod fishing in 45 days and the tuna right after that. Who else is getting antsy?



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Old 02-27-2010, 07:39 AM   #2
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I was fine until two weeks ago now I have 'the fever' bad!

How many times can one organize and re-organize tackle, practice new knots & splicing, check & re-check reels......

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Old 02-27-2010, 08:23 AM   #3
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Same here Mike. I made it from November until this week without really jonesing. But a switch flipped a few days ago. I am ready.

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Old 02-27-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
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I'm starting to get the itch ..... Cod fishing in 45 days and the tuna right after that. Who else is getting antsy?
Got your message. I'll call you today.

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Old 02-27-2010, 10:05 AM   #5
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tyin flies for the spring trout excursions.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:08 AM   #6
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:37 PM   #7
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Ordered a couple bars today from FO. I'm ready!

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Old 02-27-2010, 03:06 PM   #8
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I need to check the braid on all my bottom fishing reels, some look discolored. Has anyone ever tried flipping the line so the top is on the bottom and the bottom is on top? If not, I'll just cut back the line that looks weathered.

Hopefully your motor doesn't have an attitude this year Matt.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:16 PM   #9
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Seriously goin to make an effort to get out after work at least 1 day a week. I hate it when I can see the bay and not be on it.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:00 PM   #10
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I need to check the braid on all my bottom fishing reels, some look discolored. Has anyone ever tried flipping the line so the top is on the bottom and the bottom is on top? If not, I'll just cut back the line that looks weathered.

Hopefully your motor doesn't have an attitude this year Matt.
Only had that air bubble the first day after I replaced the fuel tank after that it was like a top. Hopefully you use your boat this year. It is ashame that th Honda sits in the driveway as much as it does instead of chasing tuna but then again the Duffy does ride alot better.



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Old 02-27-2010, 05:13 PM   #11
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I am so far behind on rigging....
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:50 PM   #12
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I'm itchy to fish: Just did the Big Game Bash Fri night/all day Sat. Seeing all those tuna pics makes one HUNGRY!

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Old 02-28-2010, 08:10 AM   #13
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I'm itchin, went thru all my reels....been practicing splicing now, building a new rod, tow vehicle died, need to fix that when it gets a little warmer
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #14
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Jay give me a call have something "special real special" to show you. You will like a lot. It blew me away. AWESOME.



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Old 02-28-2010, 07:26 PM   #15
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Only had that air bubble the first day after I replaced the fuel tank after that it was like a top. Hopefully you use your boat this year. It is ashame that th Honda sits in the driveway as much as it does instead of chasing tuna but then again the Duffy does ride alot better.
I have the smallest boat of all my friends so when the phone rings to go tuna fishing on another boat its foolish to say no. You are right though about having my boat sitting around, I've promised Dylan we would turn the month of July into a bail fest on the fluke like the good old days.

Bill's Duffy does have a nice warm heater and couch to boot.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:07 PM   #16
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Bill's Duffy does have a nice warm heater and couch to boot.
Damn - I've got the heater but no couch - that's a fancy 31.



Matt - I'm stuck in Philly for the week - call you when I get back. Definately need to hear this.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:32 AM   #17
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I'm starting to get the itch ..... Cod fishing in 45 days and the tuna right after that. Who else is getting antsy?
I'm getting wood just thinking about it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:30 PM   #18
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I'm getting wood just thinking about it.
When are we going to West Atlantis and Veatch on the Mirage?



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Old 03-02-2010, 07:28 PM   #19
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Bills Duffy

That couch is mighty comfy but you must get there before Ed. That heater will blow you out of the cabin, but it didn't help the night we slept on it in November 30 degrees, still great times,Charlie come to Papa.
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Hopefully after this whole thing with ICATT settles down we will still be able to fish for bluefin.

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Old 03-03-2010, 02:40 PM   #21
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Hopefully after this whole thing with ICATT settles down we will still be able to fish for bluefin.
we'll be the only one's not fishing for them it sounds like.

boatless................can I have a ride?
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:53 AM   #22
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how many days now Matt?

boatless................can I have a ride?
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:57 AM   #23
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When are we going to West Atlantis and Veatch on the Mirage?

That is the ultimate plan, but it may not be until Sept that I actually get the boat far enough along the way I want /need it to be before I go that far...but until then I will be more local and fish between Eastern LI and Ptown. Right now, my CC is melting already and the cover is still on the boat! Next winter I am going to look to move the boat very close to my home, either on my property (there are some issues with that) or I may rent a friends indoor paint shop for the winter and put the intire boat inside and work on it all winter.
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Matt I figured you would be out to the bb buoy by now with the sun out
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Matt I figured you would be out to the bb buoy by now with the sun out
He was spotted at the Regal Sword this past weekend gazing south with a sign that said 'Welcome Back.'

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He was spotted at the Regal Sword this past weekend gazing south with a sign that said 'Welcome Back.'
I heard he was on Georges Bank tagging another rat
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how many days now Matt?
I am shooting for Easter weekend to prowl the bank. I'm getting itchy.



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Old 03-09-2010, 07:24 PM   #28
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I heard he was on Georges Bank tagging another rat
Thinking of hitting the Flemish cap. Anyone interested? Or maybe the Azores. Mark it is getting close. How is the boat? Ready yet?
Havent talked to John. Must be busy at work.



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That is the ultimate plan, but it may not be until Sept that I actually get the boat far enough along the way I want /need it to be before I go that far...but until then I will be more local and fish between Eastern LI and Ptown. Right now, my CC is melting already and the cover is still on the boat! Next winter I am going to look to move the boat very close to my home, either on my property (there are some issues with that) or I may rent a friends indoor paint shop for the winter and put the intire boat inside and work on it all winter.
BOAT = Bring Out Another Thousand
Those Mirage's ride like nothing else and boy are they amazing in big nasties. You could not have picked a better well made boat. When the boat is ready and finished I'm sure you'll be thoroughly satisfied. What do you have for powerplants?



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Can your 21 footer carry the fuel to the Flemish Cap. I know you will go if it can
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