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31Airborne

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About 31Airborne

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  • Birthday May 22

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    Blacksburg, VA (for now)
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    East TN
  1. Softbaitmaker's Hand Poured Baits

    +1 - Doug's baits do not have an effect on other baits or skirts. About as benign a formulation one could ask for.
  2. Just read an interesting comment from a woman in Florida who asks why the 2nd Amendment hasn't been repealed in light of recent mass killings.  Guns, in her mind, are causing all of these tragedies.  Eliminate the guns and you eliminate the problem.  She didn't mention anything about knives, explosive booby traps, landmines, or poisons . . .

    I wonder if she'll do the natural follow-up and demand cars be declared illegal.  After all, drunk and inattentive drivers kill more people than shooters do.  We should hold car manufacturers accountable for their blatant disregard for human life.  And what about alcohol?  It was outlawed once, you know.  Why isn't alcohol being declared illegal again in light of so many people dying of addiction related conditions?  Damn booze makers - we should jail them all.  It's their fault.

    And then there are the drug makers.  Drugs are already illegal (for the most part) yet we don't go after drug makers like the public is going after gun manufacturers right now.  It is, after all, their fault people are becoming addicted.  The doctors who prescribe them are complicit, too.  So are the nurses, PAs, and rehab staff.  Jail all of them while we're at it.

    Franklin Graham - Billy's son - had an interesting comment on this horrific event.  His observation was nowhere in the discussion is the role of evil thought or impetus.  While we charge off into the sunset looking to blame someone or something for all of this needless suffering we run right past the cause of it all - Satan.  And while we scurry about dodging and attributing blame Satan just smiles. 

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    2. SteveHTN

      SteveHTN

      Phil, you said a very key thing- I’ve said it for years, if we went back to the old way of capital punishment, where court takes a couple of weeks then you’re hung out back, it would curb a lot of this nonsense 

    3. SteveHTN

      SteveHTN

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      That’s how Texas responds to school shootings 

    4. Whopper

      Whopper

      Awesome. We have a local Sheriff here the next county (Hamilton) down that has offered CCW classes to any teacher that wants them. He also wants the schools to be able to let armed retired military roam the halls to help with keeping the kids safe

  3. Softbaitmaker's Hand Poured Baits

    You won't be disappointed. Doug is a real artist. He makes a quality product.
  4. Pegged weights?

    +1 - grass and any other heavy cover
  5. Damiki Technique

    These look like the Megabass product - the underweight is supposed to be a huge help to keeping the rig horizontal. Very nice. Red eyes???
  6. Jig pouring

    I make my own skirts but not the jigheads. I buy those from someone who does it as a hobby. It's a lil more involved than some may think - melting/pouring lead requires some degree of ventilation, there are humidity and static electricity issues that require mitigation, getting the right lead is often not as cost-effective as it once was, and using recycled lead doesn't yield a quality product unless it's been reprocessed/refined. That said . . . There's nothing like catching a fish on something you've researched, designed, and made. It's about as cool a thing as there is in fishing.
  7. Float and fly

    1/16 - 1/4 oz. The tube in the float is plenty wide enuff to allow easy passage of line. The lighter jigs take a bit of time to sink but they have no trouble passing thru.
  8. Float and fly

    I use a standard spinning rig (7-6) and a slip float set-up. 15# braid as a base line w/ an 8# fluoro or co-poly leader. Knot is small enuff to make it thru the guides w/o issue. Knot is large enuff to hold the bead that stops the float. Solves the casting and hook set issues some folks have. Also a lot easier to store on board.
  9. Metal blade vibe lures

    +1 - snap, swivel, or split ring. You have to have something between the blade and the line. If you're fishing in striper waters (all of TN) you want at least a 20# snaplink. Doesn't take much to break off one of the weaker ones.
  10. Fishing Jersey

    nice! let's giddy-up geaux on this.
  11. Bomber Fat Free Shad

    I love them. TN shad, citrus shad, and all white have been the most productive colors. The medium runner (6 series) is about the best all-round crankin' bait I've used. Great in rocks or brush. Doesn't dive quite to the max depth right out of the box but a few simple adjustments will get you there (and then some). The older Bomber bait style has the pointy bill. It's a little more erratic on the retrieve. Has a little bit longer body. Don't buy any of the fire tiger baits in this style. They don't work at all in stained water.
  12. Fishing Jersey

    Real men wear pink. Just sayin' . . . If it's not Vol orange what shade is it? Walmart hunting orange? inquiring minds wanna know. Lil purple and gold would dress it up nicely.
  13. Fishing Jersey

    Looks great, Andy. I'm in.
  14. Damiki Technique

    there ya go - very nice
  15. Damiki Technique

    Nice. I've watched maybe 30 or 40 videos on this technique over the past few weeks. In every one of vids I've seen the host/commentator makes a point to emphasize the importance of having eyes on the head. A few of them say red eyes are the key. Seems to me the profile and movement of the soft plastic bait would be the things drawing the fishes' attention. My guess is you're catching just as many w/ your eyeless heads as someone using a head w/ eyes.
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