10 March 2014

• #48: Islamorada Journal 2014…10 MAR

Click on any photo to enlarge...see a slide show:

Sunday night's sunset, view 1...


...view 3.


Told Egbert, no, he couldn't come fishing with us.

You can see the disappointment in his face.

Things seen while out on Florida Bay...a large skate...

...an ultralight, pusher-prop airplane...

...a four-pound jack crevalle...

...angler Wayne watching for...

...a sign of permit...such as this fin sticking up above the surface of the water.

Wayne hooked the fish, but, alas, the hook came out after a ten-minute battle...so no fish pic available.

• Meanwhile, in other news...

• Braided Line: What Knots to Use

“When monofilament line came out in the 1950’s the fishing world had to learn some new fishing knots. The old fishing knots we used on the Dacron braided line simply would not work on this new, clear line.

”Every knot we tied pulled through and came loose. There was just no way to keep a hook on this new line.

”So, someone began experimenting and came up with some new knots that would hold without slipping, and that would keep the majority of the line strength intact.”
Please visit this link to read the full article: Saltfishing.About.com

• Fly Fishing: The Importance of Line Control

“All the fly-fishing skills in the world are for naught without command of the line.

“Line control is the single most important, yet forgotten, discipline in the sport, and it is the most frustrating for a guide to deal with. It’s simple, but it is also the toughest to teach.”
Please visit this link to read the full article: MidCurrent.com

• Fishing Hook Pried From Taiwanese Woman's Throat

“Reports indicate that doctors recently removed a fishing hook and a 13-centimeter-long piece of nylon line from a woman's esophagus in Tainan City in Southern Taiwan.”
Please visit this link to read the full article: ChinaPost.com

• Fish Strike Interrupts Jet's Takeoff At MacDill

“On the morning of Sept. 10, MacDill Air Force Base wildlife manager Lindsey Garven was called out to search the runway for a dead bird….”
Please visit this link to read the full article: TBO.com

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