sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

clam cakes, clam dealer under investigation, musty lures &charlie soares

The Narragansett Surf Casters held their annual “Surf Day-New and Used Tackle Sale” last weekend. A few hundred people braved the cold to check out tables piled high with rods, reels, tattered surf bags, collections of old lures not for sale, books and floor mats. I really did see floor mats. Shopping for gear in… Continue reading clam cakes, clam dealer under investigation, musty lures &charlie soares

ice fishing · sarcasm with a chance of humor · waxing philosophic

the bears den, scahbro beach & camaros. i swear this is still a fishing column

this column was first published in the RI Central newspapers a few weeks ago…apologies for the delay Well, we finally got ourselves some winter and hopefully our next installment will include reports of good people catching fish through the ice. Patience now, no one likes being on thin ice; too much can go wrong. Meanwhile,… Continue reading the bears den, scahbro beach & camaros. i swear this is still a fishing column

brook trout · ice fishing · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · tackle store

amassing rods, foot fetishes, building rods & abe vigoda. huh.

Fishing rods, and my collection of them, are quizzical things, very much like my wife’s shoes and respective stockpile. Equally we require certain general design specifics, rarely in similar price ranges, although we do not share technical or fashion related needs. She and I can both justify our separate acquisitions, through purchase or passage, but… Continue reading amassing rods, foot fetishes, building rods & abe vigoda. huh.

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‘Gansett Surf Casters, Crazy Albert & the Amazing Kira

Sure, it’s officially winter now that we have snow drifts, salted roads and finally a chance to break out the power augers before opening day gets here. To keep the chill off and the focus back on fishing, the Narragansett Surfcasters meet regularly to listen to speakers, chat about lures and fish that somehow get… Continue reading ‘Gansett Surf Casters, Crazy Albert & the Amazing Kira