What have you wished you didn't forget to bring?

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Roofiem, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Outhouse

    Outhouse I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Also, hydrogen peroxide to wash your hands at night. A long time Long Ranger showed me this trick and your hands will be almost like new in the am. This is very cheap stuff. I buy two bottles at the pharmacy on Roscrans (since I fly) and it costs about $2/bottle. More than once, someone needed it for bad cuts and even one big toe that got stomped in a hot bite. Deckhand pierced his toe and we soaked it in peroxide.
     
  2. Rauterki

    Rauterki The worst fisherman on the boat

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    Baby wipes. They're very refreshing.
     
  3. Roofiem

    Roofiem Member

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    Baby wipes... Good one. I keep them in my truck for fishing, but always forget them on the boats somehow.

    Superglue. So many uses. Mostly for braid cuts.
     
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  4. ExBacklasher

    ExBacklasher Newbie

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    I was on a 7 day on the Indy a few years back, and we were waiting for one guy who was stuck in traffic. He made it running the whole way From his car, but realize later that he had forgotten all is hooks. The thing he hadn't forgotten was the largest array of alcohol I've ever seen. I always bring more hooks than I need, so we traded hooks for drinks and it was a great trip.
     
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  5. Marc S

    Marc S Captain

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    Water bottle with trigger spray for lubricating your fishing knots.
    Cushion inserts for your fishing boots (help keep your feet from getting sore).
    Headphones for your music player while in your bunk.
    Small clock or a watch with luminescent dial so you can see the time in the dark and not wake up your roomie.
     
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  6. Johnny J

    Johnny J Formally INOXicated

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    I forgot to buy new socks once. Nothing like putting on new socks everyday. I knew that was your post Frank.
     
  7. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Holi-e-Mackeral Holi-e-Mackeral

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    Guy have mentioned extra towels..

    A small electric fan with a clip on base is fantastic in your stateroom..

    Keeps you cool, and it keeps your towel dry... no milldew smell in your stateroom

    Now is the time of year to buy the fan, Wallmart stocks them in the summer months..

    As others have stated, bring an extension cord for it.

    Jeff
     
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  8. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    Socks???? I rarely wear socks cause I am in sandals or flip flops 90% of the time…..only wear boots if wahoo are coming over the rail on a regular basis or actively wahoo fishing…...
     
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  9. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Socks???????? I think you have to wear boots for socks. I'm in a pair of Keen sandals most of the time. One pair for fishing, the other for non-fishing. I, too take boots but rarely wear them.
     
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  10. pmurphy

    pmurphy Member

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    I wear socks with my Keens. Apparently, I am "that guy."
     
  11. sierraed

    sierraed Long rods and big boats

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    Try the synthetic towels at REI. They are compact, super absorbent, and dry quickly even in humid environments unlike cotton towels.
     
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  12. NaplesJohn

    NaplesJohn Never Forget 343

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    I don't worry too much, my buddy Ed will have spares and extras of everything. Seems though that it is the personal items not related to the actual fishing that are important...toothbrush, toothpaste, outdoor towel (bought one this year after years of semi dry towels) etc. I think I will take someones suggestion about creating a checklist. Travelling out from Texas adds complexity, as there is a combination of shipping logistics, and air travel packing....


    Don't forget two (or three) jig sticks!
     
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  13. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Kidding aside, fishing several days with sandals on wet decks, you can rub up a blister. I think fishy has some super thin socks that he wears with sandals, but I can't remember brand or style. Might get some.
     
  14. spinner

    spinner Well-Known "Member"

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    Elbow brace to protect your left elbow from blowing out. Weight belt to protect your back while pulling on big ones. Shin guards for protection while pushing your carts Ono and off the dock. Zinc oxide to protect your lips,ears and nose or face.
     
  15. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    Made by Wig Wam they are called Gobi liners…..they work great if you have a tendency to get rub spots from wearing sandals with wet feet.
     
  16. reel man

    reel man Common sense

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    I take 2 pair of leather, closed toe sandals. One pair for fishing all day, and the other for lounging on the boat. Every 2 years I'll put about 3 coats of mink oil on the ones I fish in to keep the leather from drying out.

    Boots are for dragging fish to their numbers.
     
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  17. BangHUss

    BangHUss Barefoot Water Skier

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    Ball Gag and Leather Mask for those frisky bunk mates
     
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  18. jsquez

    jsquez master backlasher

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    Sunscreen
     
  19. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    a tube of neosporin. After each day, rub it all over your hands, and any cut or scrape.
     
  20. bravomeister

    bravomeister Member

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    I forgot my reels once on a 10 day on the Polaris Supreme. I figured it out as we were approaching the bait receivers. I had left my reel bag in my garage.

    While the Polaris Supreme was starting to bait up, Captain Tommy Rothery had the bait-barge bird-poop skiff taxi me back to the landing parking lot. I got in my car and put peddle to the metal back home to Scripps Ranch. Got my reels. Hurried back to the docks. Got a taxi boat ride back out to the Polaris Supreme just as the last scoops of bait were being loaded into the bait tanks.
     

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