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    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Fun color scheme. Enjoy.
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    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Looks wonderfully practical.
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    Five Star Fish Processing temporary closure

    I wrote to them, just to check on the reason for closure, as I had recently received some of my fish, beautifully processed. There response: "Yes. You should be just fine. We are taking the recommended precautions as the numbers are so high in our area. Stay healthy!" I think my fish is...
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    Five Star Fish Processing temporary closure

    I just got my beautifully processed fish from my December trip. they would tell us if someone tested positive, right?? I'll ask them.
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    Gotta report a guy - - it is way good

    So nice to report something really positive. As most of you know, Mike Morris of BigFishTransport had a wonderfully successful double lung transplant at UCLA over a year ago. He is indulging his double passion of fishing and just being nice by returning to his work of simplifying trips for...
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    Yet another wooden box, a bit smaller this time, with adjustable height, and one hand access.

    I hope you are referring to the person from Ramona who does not like other anglers having additional rod storage. I put him on my very short ignore list, so might have missed something. Indeed, #25 is missing from my list.
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    Exceptionally strongly felt best wishes for a Happy New Year.

    To my Bloody Decks friends. Best wishes, and … I apologize for the evidence of melancholy in my last post. The last 4 ½ days of that 7 day trip were likely the best that could have been made of the circumstance and were thoroughly enjoyed by many on the boat. Roy and the crew were just plain...
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    RP 12-8 to 12-15 - a brief post with lessons learned.

    Of course you are absolutely correct. Roy is Apex. The boat is fine if mature. ROY’s decision to go where we went was the best one, all things considered. I do enjoy time on the water (though would have preferred smoother water for the last five days. It was at that point that you couldn’t drift...
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    RP 12-8 to 12-15 - a brief post with lessons learned.

    Just to mention: Gerard's fish was beatiful pictured above. About an hour after I finished my Kite rotation I was back fly lining and chatting when FOUR crew members, each with a gaff in his fish ceremoniously down the starboard side and hefted it in unison over the rail. Gerard's setup was a...
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    RP 12-8 to 12-15 - a brief post with lessons learned.

    It was the piles from the Vagabond I was viewing. I am well aware of the wonderful convenience of the processing coming off the RP. I used it myself. Do other boats have that arrangement?
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    RP 12-8 to 12-15 - a brief post with lessons learned.

    Bill, you have a great attitude. Glad we did not lose you to a heart attack when you saw that marlin!
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    Yet another wooden box, a bit smaller this time, with adjustable height, and one hand access.

    Sorry you feel so strongly about something that you resort to f-bomb and "hate" someone for it. You do not explain the why you feel so strongly about this kind of box and launchers. At least some on this trip appreciated the spots freed up on the RP aft rack by mine being used. A couple of...
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    Yet another wooden box, a bit smaller this time, with adjustable height, and one hand access.

    Will word a post soon. I have not ever posted anything negative, I don't think, so it will be a short report. some lessons learned.
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    RP 12-8 to 12-15 - a brief post with lessons learned.

    So a few notes from my long planned-for 7 day. 1) Better anglers are successful, not lucky. Illustrations: When walking from the Vagabond Inn to Fishermans early the day of departure I was looking at the stacks of fish from another boat just offloading. Stack #24 was really an outlier...
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    Yet another wooden box, a bit smaller this time, with adjustable height, and one hand access.

    After staring at the box in my room at the Vagabond the night before departure I came to my senses. I got Chris, the lead redshirt, to cut the legs in two. With the shortened stance and the duck feet and dimensions a bit deeper than an SKB, the box moved NOT AT ALL. Some of the time the sea...