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by H2Oz
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Rigging and Product Review
Topic: Rigging in the Late Cretaceous Period
Replies: 0
Views: 2189

Rigging in the Late Cretaceous Period

Rigging in the Late Cretaceous Period or How We Invented the Stakeout Pole in 1957 I just realized that, despite never owning a Hobie or a Native, I've got over six decades of experience at rigging "pedal-powered fishing kayaks". I ran across a couple of internet articles recently about the "Cape Co...
by H2Oz
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: The Ultimate Newb Safety Video
Replies: 0
Views: 1654

The Ultimate Newb Safety Video

Ran across this 5-minute-video link on one of the Aussie forums. It covers almost everything you need to know about buying a kayak, kayakfishing safety and the real ultimate result of ignoring it -- in 5 minutes of pure code-generated hilarity. https://plotagon.com/3447 Some NSFW language and, trust...
by H2Oz
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Kayak Fishing Is My Meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 2577

Re: Kayak Fishing Is My Meditation

@ Manning: Your analogy regarding "tuning the boat" is quite good. Fine-tuning the process , not the object, is the mark of a craftsman (and a true waterman). As my grandfather used to say, "It ain't the tool, it's the user, bub. Ask any grown woman." Grandma seemed to be smiling pretty often, too. ...
by H2Oz
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Kayak Fishing Is My Meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 2577

Re: Kayak Fishing Is My Meditation

To me, fishing has never been a sport or a hobby or a game or an occasion for some social event. It is a craft , and what you're talking about is simply another tool that an advanced craftsman can use to ascend to a still higher level of craftsmanship. They asked Michelangelo how he could envision s...
by H2Oz
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Re: Question...

Could have been worse. I could have used..... Immanuel Kant walks into a bar -- only he doesn't, a prerequisite of movement being three-dimensional space, which is merely an illusory construct of pure intuition. In fact, I even started to, but then I winked out of existence. (Fortunately, the wife d...
by H2Oz
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: New Links and Tools
Replies: 0
Views: 1208

New Links and Tools

https://sites.google.com/site/nauticalfree/#US:NGA This is an amazingly comprehensive collection of links. Just one of the toys it will lead you to: http://earthnc.com/online-nautical-charts This ain't yo' daddy's charts. Play around with the online viewer. Icons at upper left of map/sat will activ...
by H2Oz
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Question...

Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?
by H2Oz
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: The Future of Kayakfishing III: Tournaments
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

The Future of Kayakfishing III: Tournaments

My friends, in the past, many kayakfishing tournaments have been quite successful. But, let's face it, we're NEVER going to be a MAJOR sport in this country until our events get major live television coverage from the big TV networks. And, folks, that means we're going to have to bring in people who...
by H2Oz
Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: The OTHER Paddlefishermen
Replies: 1
Views: 3948

The OTHER Paddlefishermen

Thought you guys might like to take a look at the "competition" (not that we really have any, because we ARE the best -- best forums and best FISHERMEN!). It's interesting to see the national and regional differences in rigging solutions, tackle preferences, terminology ("Stakeout Pole" versus "Stic...
by H2Oz
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: The Future of Kayakfishing II: Director's Cut
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

The Future of Kayakfishing II: Director's Cut

Well, friends, I'm sorry to say that kayakfishing is about to be "over". Out of style. Obsolete. Jumped the shark. Kaput. Oh, it won't die overnight, but its days are clearly numbered. Many major kayakfishing forums are simply gone, others receive fewer and fewer posts every day. In desperation, man...
by H2Oz
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Rigging and Product Review
Topic: Musical Rigging Mnemonics for Newbies #1
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

Musical Rigging Mnemonics for Newbies #1

"Under the Front Hatch" by The Drifters When the sun beats down and heats the plastic on the deck And you can almost smell those old UV's cooking your neck Under the front hatch is where I'll be With the other pool noodles stuffed in there along with me Under the front hatch Out of the sun Under the...
by H2Oz
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Know... Your... Enemy!
Replies: 0
Views: 968

Know... Your... Enemy!

They're more vile than Al Qaeda or ISIS. They're more sinister and more formless, because we don't even have a name for them. Their leaders are obscenely rich, jaded old perverts with a logically untenable philosophy but an extensive support system. They rely almost exclusively upon a seemingly endl...
by H2Oz
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Just a Reminder for You Newbies
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Just a Reminder for You Newbies

Pick one:
Float or
Drown!

Prevents
Friggin'
Drowning

Paddler
Funeral
Delayer

Put on your
Frickin'
Deathstopper

Go now, and sin no more.
by H2Oz
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: The Day the Music Fried
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: The Day the Music Fried

Trust me, things could have gotten a lot uglier. Some of the OTHER voices in my head suggested things like..... The Allman Brothers: Sometimes I feel Sometimes I feeeeeeeeel Like I've been tiiiiiiiiiiied to a stakeout pole Tiiiiiiiiiied to a stakeout pole Good Lord, I feel like I'm fishin' Van Halen...
by H2Oz
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: The Day the Music Fried
Replies: 1
Views: 742

The Day the Music Fried

Let's face it, life would be a lot better if everybody everywhere had his own theme music. I mean, if some big movie or TV hero just gets into his car and DRIVES somewhere, a whole symphony orchestra suddenly cranks up with blasting trumpets and pounding drums and such, and you KNOW that some heavy ...
by H2Oz
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Kayakfishing in the REST of the World
Replies: 0
Views: 1236

Kayakfishing in the REST of the World

I thought some of you guys might enjoy this. A lot of the world emulates our American kayakfishing culture, and US brands are common in many countries, but some are not. And certain rigging and tackle quirks manifest by nationality. For example, a large number of Argentinians keep their anchor & rod...