Odds and Ends:
On weekends, this can tie up traffic significantly.
The Bass Pro shop in Islamorada.
Big enough fork, and management looks away for half an hour, I could do some real damage in there.
• Meanwhile, in other news...
• Did You Know About FADS?
"Fishermen have long recognized this behaviour, and have created FADs ranging from wooden rafts with ropes hanging below to steel and foam constructions complete with radio transmitters for signalling their location.
”By some estimates there may be tens of thousands of these devices now deployed. But there is little regulation or monitoring of them.”
Please visit this link to read the full article: Nature.com
• Are Striped Bass Really in Trouble…What Do You Think?
”The stripers were a no-show. The shootout, organized in 2004 to highlight what the sponsors said was some of the finest striper fishing on the East Coast, was telling a different story:
”Thursday, no fish weighed in. Friday, skunked again. Saturday the tournament ended with no fish being weighed in for all three days!””
• Fly Lines: How to Make A Welded Fly Line Loop
For those who prefer loop-to-loop connections, however, this video may provide an answer.
See the video: FlyRodReel.com
• “Technological Breakthroughs That Changed Fly Fishing Forever”
"When Scientific Anglers put a PVC coating around a nylon core in a way that created a durable floating fly-fishing line, it surely changed the sport forever. Imagine using silk lines….”