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The LOST ART of Surf Fishing - PENN No.77 SEA HAWK a Vintage Fishing Reel. Had a blast the past several days bait fishing on the beach. Yes, a blast with sea robins, skates and sand sharks! I kicked it up a notch and took the vintage PENN No. 77 Sea Hawk out for a spin. Literately, as the handle spins on cast! It is a old time back to the roots as basic as you can get casting reel. It does feature the luxury of a bait clicker. Otto made his fortune on these fishing reels during and after the great depression. With time on peoples hands and mouths to feed folks spent there last dollars on these reels with hopes to feed there families and this No. 77 Sea Hawk did the job today. They are awesome fun reels to use and a degree of skill and dexterous is required. Your thumb is the drag, there is no anti-reverse and no casting controls. The reel seems to come alive when a fish takes. This is RAW fun fishing at its best! I guarantee after a day of surf casting you can get the hang of it. I found this reel very enjoyable to use and very engaging when playing the fish. The fight is all you! The biggest fish must have been well over 12 pounds and close to 4 feet long and it was no problem bringing him in.
A bit of history. This PENN reel was actually my first reel I have ever used. A week later I got a PENN Sea-Boy No. 85. Soon after I received the Beachmaster No. 155 featured in many of my videos along with the Jigmaster 500 and Squidder 140 and the rest was history! I love these PENN reels. They pass the test of time and any abuse the sea has to offer. I will be doing a new series of videos featuring bare bones turn of the century reels made for serious surf fishing. Have some other reels lined up starting with the Sea Scamp and I may even take out a Vom Hofe but well see! I think it is pretty cool and I hope a few of you do too! Its kinda fun using new old things. Thanks as always for watching and hope you enjoyed the video as much as we did making it.
Non Stop Bluefish Action - WILD CRAZY FAST - Surf Fishing Fun. The fun Long Island fishing has been in full swing this week so I met up with Gregory and Dennis 2 great fisherman for some fast surf fishing action. It was a wild and crazy day. Most of the bluefish were on poppers and needlefish and a few on jigs. It was a nice range of fish from 4lbs and well up and several whoppers mixed in. We had a blast and lots of laughs. I like the topwaters and needles the best its pretty exciting watching them get smashed. Between the three of us there is well over a century of fishing stories and of course with Gregory the jokes were flowing.
There is some fun good stuff in there with crossed lines, triple hooks ups, topwaters being smashed, tossed plugs, yells, laughs and even some of the fish were aerialist. I had way too many videos to lay out the day so I just randomly picked some of the fun stuff. It is a different world we live in now as Gregory says and I hope the younger folks have this much fun when they are fishing too. Thanks as always for watching and hope you enjoyed the video as much as we did making it.
Fun Fishing for FENCE RIDER Largemouth Bass - Crappie & Perch
Fun Fishing for FENCE RIDER Largemouth Bass - Crappie & Perch. Last week the striped bass fishing was getting in gear early in the week. Had a fair bite but the new moon seemed to turn off the fishing. I fished it hard for several days in all different was but it did not happen. So I decided to do some fun fence rider fishing today. If your not familiar with term "Fence Rider" it's a term for the size baits you use to get a mix of fish. You are sitting on the fence. Your baits are not too big, not too small, (like Goldie Locks) so anything can happen and you keep the fishing open.
The day started with a bang! Had a mystery fish pick up after several casts. Not sure but I think it was a big carp. Any guesses? When I went back in later I saw a 30 to 40 pounder wallowing in the area! Plan was to fish a depressed tongue I haven't seen in a long time but I started fishing by stretching the line in a known area to me close by. Hooked up with a fair bass and followed with a mini and soon took my long walk. Had a nice little hike through the woods, passed my favorite frog pond and finally made it to my spot. crappie were swimming around my feet! I poked a few, dropped a few, and picked up a fair sized largemouth bass. Moved a bit and found a fallen tree with some yellow perch littered around it. They liked my micro craw. I decided to check out and took another long walk to see hopw an area was doing. It looked good was holding some crappie but it was getting late and wanted to see if some fish moved in where I started. Picked a bass right after the long walk, took a few more casts to try to beat the "rain" which never came! Anyhow it was a grand day and I would do it all over again. I Hope you enjoy spending the day with me and thanks as always for watching and hope you enjoyed the video as much as we did making it.
The chopper bluefish were on the bait of the jump! The tailors were stubborn and not taken any lures but after a slow shift in tide and the blues grew a taste for poppers. A good buddy of mine nailed a beauty 16+ pounds on the scale! I was reluctant to slap one on the the bite turned off. Back to bait and picked a few then the bite slowed. The lure chuckers using diamonds picked a few while the bait and popper people watched. Then the bite subsided and back to bait. On the dropping tide the chopper blues dispersed or did they. I had a few good'ums in there too!
Contrary to popular belief bluefish can be very picky, finicky and lock jawed at times. And of course they can be ravenous voracious feeders just like striped bass on the bite. I can remember countless nights in summer trying to raise a bite finding that one right lure then success! That is about as rewarding as fishing gets! I Hope you enjoy spending the day with me and thanks as always for watching and hope you enjoyed the video as much as we did making it.
Wader Repair w. AQUASEAL How to Fix LEAKY Pinholes Tears Seams & Boot
Complete Wader Repair w. AQUASEAL How to Fix Pinholes, Tears, Seams & Boots. DON'T THROW THOSE LEAKY WADERS OUT!!! Before I start the spring I fix all my waders. I sometimes use duct tape during the season but Aquaseal is a more permanent fixture. In fact the repair you do with aqua seal will be more water resistant then the rest of your wader! In this video I go down the list. I start with a pinhole, patch a boot puncture, tear up my waders with a razor blade and patch it up, and finish off by sealing seams. If you wish to jump to a specific repair you can click on or go to the time in the list below.
PIN HOLE REPAIR with AQUASEAL - 04:10
Get a general idea where the water is coming through. Get a light source and in a dark room place it under the area and scan. The pin hole will look like a bright star under the light. You really do not need to shine right under the hole. The light will shine through. Put your finger under and mark with a sharpie. A small bead of aqua seal is all you need. Just spread it around and let dry. Believe it or not you can tape over the pinhole and go about fishing and if you wish you can apply the Aquaseal and repair the wader on the outside but for purposes of this video I did the fix proper.
BOOT TEAR REPAIR with AQUASEAL - 09:00
For this your gonna have to size up a patch. You can make a patch from about any fabric as the Aquaseal with permeate it. I like to use old wader strips. Basically, just use a generous amount of Aqua seal on the puncture area of the boot. Make sure you get some inside the hole and all around inside. IF YOUR WADER BOOT DOES NOT HAVE A LINING MAKE SURE TO TAPE A SMALL RESERVOIR INSIDE. Cut your patch, use Aquaseal on the patch and lay in place. You can let dry or just do as I did and slap another layer on top of the patch. Make sure your Aquaseal extends at least 1/4" beyond the patch. Let dry over night.
WADER FABRIC TEAR - 14:00
This repair was fun! I got to cut into my wader! Its almost gonna be the same repair as fixing up your boot with Aquaseal. Cut a patch to size extending at least 1/4" past the tear or bigger. Your patches can never be too big, however a patch can be too small. Something to keep to mind. Tape the outside of the wader together. Most likely in the field your tear will be uneven. In that case you can over lap your fabric a little when you tape it. After you inside out your waders use a generous portion of Aquaseal right on the wader. Set you patch with Aquaseal as well and place on top. You can let dry or do as I did and apply more aquaseal on top. Some folks do another layer the next day but this is good enough for me. I would like to note you could work either side of the wader with Aquaseal. I actually prefer the outside but normal people do the inside as I did in this video as it looks neater.
Sealing Seams - 18:20
This is probably the easiest but most time consuming wader repair on the list. Seam leaks are generally slow and occur after a couple of seasons. You just feel damp where the occur in large areas. I sometimes do the seams after the first season if I find the time. I just did a small portion to show how I do it and when I do seams I do all of them. You can use a brush or cardboard strips like me and just paint portions up the seams to the crotch. You will have to do small portions at a time letting the Aquaseal dry as you work up or down the wader. Just apply the Aquaseal so it overlaps at least 1/4" past the seam.
I did these wader repairs quick and ruff. That's just how I do things. I know the stuff works. Please be as neat and tidy as you wish. Thanks as always for watching and hope you enjoyed the video as much as we did making it.
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