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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:47 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:20 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:37 pm
FredS wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:27 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:41 pm
What saltwater fish looks and moves like a tadpole?
an eel
Like a baby eel?
Gulf toad fish perhaps. We call them dog fish, and they're common on the gulf coast.
https://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/gulf-toadfish/2138

I was also thinking maybe some sort of grunt, but those are offshore fish.
The cool thing about salt is you never know what sort of creature you're likely to drag in unless you're using some sort of very specialized rig. Even then there's no guarantee some interloper won't be caught by mistake.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:22 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:20 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:37 pm
FredS wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:27 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:41 pm
What saltwater fish looks and moves like a tadpole?
an eel
Like a baby eel?
Gulf toad fish perhaps. We call them dog fish, and they're common on the gulf coast.
https://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/gulf-toadfish/2138

I was also thinking maybe some sort of grunt, but those are offshore fish.
Toadfish is it!
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JudgeRusty » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:35 pm

When I was living in apartment in Va, I ended up with a "go bag" from an old cheap large nylon piece of luggage/duffel/sports bag.
It holds fly rod in case, vest with full pockets, net, wading boots, waders, towel, etc; it is about 18" wide, 10-12" tall and about 3' long with a long shoulder strap. I could grab it and be in the truck headed for the creek with all I needed quickly before or after work.

FF a few years and I hardly ever fly fish, and I store my gear in that same bag, but the bag has no real home so it gets moved from place to place around the house.

I am looking for a rigid or semi-rigid case, along the lines of a fly fishing travel case, but large enough to hold all these things. The idea is to be able to stand the case up in a corner. I have a gift certificate from Bass Pro/Cabelas but no luck on their web page so far. Many of the cases seem large enough to do the trick, but are compartmentalized such to prevent much storage other than multiple rods.

I once borrowed a protective golf bag for air travel for a trip (basically a hard shell that enclosed around a golf bag). A hybrid between this, a double gun case and a fly rod case would do the trick.

Any of you know of a company that makes such a product? Any of you repurposed some other type of tool or travel case for similar purpose?
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:20 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:35 pm
When I was living in apartment in Va, I ended up with a "go bag" from an old cheap large nylon piece of luggage/duffel/sports bag.
It holds fly rod in case, vest with full pockets, net, wading boots, waders, towel, etc; it is about 18" wide, 10-12" tall and about 3' long with a long shoulder strap. I could grab it and be in the truck headed for the creek with all I needed quickly before or after work.

FF a few years and I hardly ever fly fish, and I store my gear in that same bag, but the bag has no real home so it gets moved from place to place around the house.

I am looking for a rigid or semi-rigid case, along the lines of a fly fishing travel case, but large enough to hold all these things. The idea is to be able to stand the case up in a corner. I have a gift certificate from Bass Pro/Cabelas but no luck on their web page so far. Many of the cases seem large enough to do the trick, but are compartmentalized such to prevent much storage other than multiple rods.

I once borrowed a protective golf bag for air travel for a trip (basically a hard shell that enclosed around a golf bag). A hybrid between this, a double gun case and a fly rod case would do the trick.

Any of you know of a company that makes such a product? Any of you repurposed some other type of tool or travel case for similar purpose?
A buddy of mine who was also a co-worker used to use ice chests for everything. Storage, luggage, whatever. I still remember him packing a large ice chest, that had wheels, full of files, and then leave for the airport walking down a sidewalk with the ice chest in tow.
Here's something similar at Sportsman Warehouse.

https://www.sportsmans.com/camping-gear ... /p/1395593

Btw shop Sportsman Warehouse while you can, before Bass Pro buys it out and renders it useless like they did to Cabela's.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:14 am

Fishpond and Orvis make some nice wheeled duffel bags but they're not hard-shelled. You could go the exact opposite of S&S's friend and get a large hard-sided rolling suitcase.
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:20 pm
Btw shop Sportsman Warehouse while you can, before Bass Pro buys it out and renders it useless like they did to Cabela's.
Amen. I loved Cabela's forever. We used to stop at the original store in downtown Sydney, NE once or twice a year. I don't like hate Bass Pro, primarily I suppose, because all the redneck women in Missouri wear pink camo Bass Pro hats and take their kids to Bass Pro for "summer camp" so they can fish in a literal stock tank. Seriously, they do that. My boss gave me a BP gift card for my birthday a few months ago so I bought some Simms wading boots online from BP. The card could also be used at Cabela's so I shopped there too. Their websites are exactly the same, with the exact same products, exact same prices, and exact same inventory systems because both places were out of stock of the exact same things. Won't be long 'till they go ahead and merge it all in one.

There are two Sportsman Warehouses within 35 miles of me now so they get all my business that can't be done at the local fly shops.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JudgeRusty » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:13 am

FredS wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:14 am
Fishpond and Orvis make some nice wheeled duffel bags but they're not hard-shelled. You could go the exact opposite of S&S's friend and get a large hard-sided rolling suitcase.
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:20 pm
Btw shop Sportsman Warehouse while you can, before Bass Pro buys it out and renders it useless like they did to Cabela's.
Amen. I loved Cabela's forever. We used to stop at the original store in downtown Sydney, NE once or twice a year. I don't like hate Bass Pro, primarily I suppose, because all the redneck women in Missouri wear pink camo Bass Pro hats and take their kids to Bass Pro for "summer camp" so they can fish in a literal stock tank. Seriously, they do that. My boss gave me a BP gift card for my birthday a few months ago so I bought some Simms wading boots online from BP. The card could also be used at Cabela's so I shopped there too. Their websites are exactly the same, with the exact same products, exact same prices, and exact same inventory systems because both places were out of stock of the exact same things. Won't be long 'till they go ahead and merge it all in one.

There are two Sportsman Warehouses within 35 miles of me now so they get all my business that can't be done at the local fly shops.
I wore Cabela's khakis and jeans for 20+ years about exclusively. Imported, but Cabela's seemed to be careful about what they slapped their name upon.
Somewhere I have a molded plastic gun case that would nearly/barely hold two shotguns (Doskocil?). I recall it being about 8"x8"x~5'--wondering if wading boots would fit if foam removed. Net probably wouldn't tho.🤔
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:28 am

Yer waders and boots would surely fit in this
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JudgeRusty » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:29 am

FredS wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:28 am
Yer waders and boots would surely fit in this
Image
Cool! Virtually theft proof too. And easy to find accessories.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:39 am

JudgeRusty wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:29 am
FredS wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:28 am
Yer waders and boots would surely fit in this
Image
Cool! Virtually theft proof too. And easy to find accessories.
+1 Spray a little camo touch-up on the corners and you'll have the redneck woman look that Fred was talking about.
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