block island · waxing philosophic

Allen Hall has passed away, a true Block Island fishermen right to the last

“Pay attention” Mr.Hall told me, looking past my head to see the television. “For Christ’s sake, boy,” he muttered not really under his breath, pretty much disgusted. “Oh, don’t you listen to him,” Mrs.Hall smiled. She was always smiling, even while he spliced old sandy ground line in her living room. Born into the Great… Continue reading Allen Hall has passed away, a true Block Island fishermen right to the last

fresh water fishing · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · waxing philosophic

important chit-chat from bill beaudry, you must be this tall and cocky pheasants.

Funny how some fishermen will strike up a conversation when you walk up to a dock or boat ramp while others will look away. Just two minutes of chat, kicking small stones and staring out at rippled waters from a sandy shoreline can prepare you for your next few hours or give you the heads… Continue reading important chit-chat from bill beaudry, you must be this tall and cocky pheasants.

ice fishing · striped bass · tackle store · waxing philosophic

howard reed has had enough and that’s a damned shame

A new Penn Spinfisher V spinning reel lists for about $180 at a tackle store but Amazon will send you one for $130, no tax, free shipping. You’d be a fool to pass up that offer, right? “Are you going to get Amazon to spool that for you?” asked Howard Reed at Galilee Bait and… Continue reading howard reed has had enough and that’s a damned shame