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08-23-2005 05:44 AM
juro Looks like a well-groomed pet rock! Lucy will get jealous.
08-22-2005 09:36 PM
Weather Stone...

Hank it outside bedroom window...
Pull it in for the latest meteorological observations...
Dry= Not Raining
Ice covered=Was Raining then got Very Cold
You get the idea!?
Needs NO batteries...
Very reliable...
Good for determining weather trends...
Can also be used as a float tube anchor!
08-22-2005 06:00 PM
Fly spike

The rod rest shown is not available in any store as far as I know. I made the first one a couple of years ago and with some friends we made some more for them to use. In fact at the moment we are “re-designing” it to improve it. It's easy to use if you feel you need more than one ready-to-fish rod at hand.
It is a pointed spike with tubes attached to it in about the middle in which the butts of the rods fit, and on top I attached some Velcro lined with foam. It can carry 4 rods, but that is only because the 4 tubes fit nicely around the spine. With three a gap would have remained. You just push it firmly into the sand and your rods will be safe. But beware: dogs soak reels!
08-22-2005 01:20 PM
Andre D Adrian

can you tell me some more of that "gadget"

08-22-2005 07:45 AM
juro You guys play a good game of poker but you'd better beware if I see you on the water with a Wille-J pack
08-22-2005 07:26 AM
fcch Oh my oh my, ... I think I'm in a time warp.

The newest gadgets I use are Crystal Flash and white gas instead of kerosene.
08-21-2005 09:37 PM
hnl Adrian,
Where can I get one of those sand spikes?
08-21-2005 05:20 PM

We use this if we carry more rods. Keeps them out of the sand and away from feet.
08-20-2005 09:58 PM
baldmountain Ummm... My favorite gadget is a pair of nail clippers. For years I cut monofilament with my teeth. Now I use nail clippers and my teeth are happy.


Looks like we are all boring gadget guys. I guess we'd rather spend our dough on new fly rods.
08-20-2005 07:15 PM
Be perpared

The 12" Crescent wrench in my tool bag has been used as a Float tube anchor many times. Gadgets are so "Anti Cane" but I admit to having my share how would I choose a favorite?
08-20-2005 01:01 PM
Bob Reynolds
Originally Posted by Penguin
Suppose there was this watch (Casio Sea Pathfinder) :

Pete ...... Which model are you showing?
08-17-2005 09:40 AM
teflon_jones Wow, I can't believe how much interest my gadget is getting!
08-11-2005 08:37 PM
Ahhh, the rock!

The single greatest gadget of all time. You can cast it either under or overhand with either arm, use it to gather small game animals once you get really good at the rock casting thing, fend off intruders, use it as a pillow (been there, done that), use it to tell time (the shade is on this side of the rock, last time I checked it was on that side of the rock, must be getting late) anchor a pontoon boat or Jimmy Hoffa, use it to predict tides (my rocks under water, tide must be comin in), stand on it, sit on it or fall off of it....

...and last but not least, sell it for $18.95 in a little box with some fake grass as a low maintenance pet (been there, dun that too )

Oh yeah, and you can use it to smash all those expensive electronic gadgets when they quit working, which they will
08-11-2005 02:16 AM
Andre D Oh thats funny. When I took out my pontoon boat for the first time, I forgot my anchor at home. So I took some 30lb Maxima and wrapped it around 2 rocks. this kept me from spinning around in a cirlce, one for each side. I was lake fishing. When I was done, I cut the line, wrapped it up and threw it in the trash and let the rocks sink. Maxima save me that day.

08-10-2005 11:38 AM
teflon_jones I'm the anti-gadget guy and I can't think of a single thing that will really excite anybody here. My most effective gadget is my homemade float tube anchor made of 3/8" nylon rope wrapped around a chunk of pavement. It was free and it works like a charm, even in a stiff breeze!

As you can tell, I'm a pretty simple fisherman.
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