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Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 04-24-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,078
Posted By 2nd Mate
headed to DC for the weekend then over to Easton...

headed to DC for the weekend then over to Easton for the week. If the boats are in I should have access to a couple of them. Unless I am correct though they usually dont go in until May 1 which...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 04-24-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,078
Posted By 2nd Mate
headed to the eastern shore for a week tomorrow...

headed to the eastern shore for a week tomorrow and thinking I should bring some gear. Not sure if the boats are in the water yet down there... but it might be worth it if the "rockfish" are still...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 04-24-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,735
Posted By 2nd Mate
sage z-axis 8wt with a riptide. have used a...

sage z-axis 8wt with a riptide.
have used a orvis zero g 10wt with the same reel as well.
when we were hunting large bones and GT's in the Chagos, my buddy carried a xi-3 10wt and a gulfstream...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-08-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By 2nd Mate
day bag

My routine was to ride my bike 10-15 miles form anything and hit the flats. I had no trouble carying gear for a day. I found a camelback to be the best for this activity. I first used a small...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-29-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By 2nd Mate
thanks for posting

the episode with the converted supply boat just gives me shivers. Reminds me a bit of some epic journeys to virgin flats in the Chagos. I can't believe back when I was younger I would just flip...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-04-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,118
Posted By 2nd Mate
Diego Garcia is an atoll controlled by the...

Diego Garcia is an atoll controlled by the British and American military. The only ways to get on the island are via military aircraft or ship. I think if I get a bit of time I will write up a bit...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-02-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,118
Posted By 2nd Mate
one thing I forgot to say was that I would at...

one thing I forgot to say was that I would at times keep my fly line on the reel with zero drag while searching for bones then strip fast and cast....... or other times just ensure my leader knots...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-02-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,118
Posted By 2nd Mate
back in Mass. I have been chasing stripers on a...

back in Mass. I have been chasing stripers on a hidden flat on the NS for the last few months. Too bad they are lost right now. Still trying to get back to "the island" for my next job as my last...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-01-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,118
Posted By 2nd Mate
YES!

After my 2 years of fishing in the Chagos, it took me a while but with the help of a great fishing buddy, we were able to dial in the formula for targeting bones AND GT's. Many more bones of teh...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-04-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By 2nd Mate
I have been fortunate to have a good friend who...

I have been fortunate to have a good friend who is a sailboater with and optometry problem. For 15 years I have gone though probably a dozen pairs of various brands. Lots of Revo and Maui. I have...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 05-19-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By 2nd Mate
If anyone has any specific questions about the...

If anyone has any specific questions about the new DMF rec license please post it up or pm me and I am sure I can get your questions answered quickly and without any of the BS you might normally...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 05-19-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By 2nd Mate
I was really hoping to be around and able to get...

I was really hoping to be around and able to get involved with this program. My best friend was a big brother in Boston for many years. Unfortunately I wont return to the states until the first...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-08-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 976
Posted By 2nd Mate
Welcome Back to Diego Garcia

Finally back at work and was able to find a nice fish on my first weekend.
Then I decided not to work any OT on Tuesday and headed out to thunder cove. Was into my backing with one large bone...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-08-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,677
Posted By 2nd Mate
Its been a long time

I spent a week with my family in the Exumas back in the early 90's. Uncle and grandfather ran charters out of Nassau and we were able to him Allen;s, Staniel, Hibourne and Normans. I remember the...
Forum: Member Profiles 12-03-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,421
Posted By 2nd Mate
Sorry but we cant talk as I went to Maine(2000...

Sorry but we cant talk as I went to Maine(2000 but kinda 2001 and 2002, its a long story);) I do have some ties to Mass though having played a bunch of football against them. My wife's best...
Forum: Member Profiles 12-03-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,421
Posted By 2nd Mate
There is one other guy who is active duty NAVY...

There is one other guy who is active duty NAVY here that is my fishing buddy. He has been here almost a year and now he exclusively throws poppers on the outer reefs. Somehow he grew tired of...
Forum: Member Profiles 11-16-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,421
Posted By 2nd Mate
Hello Hello

Greetings to all those I have enjoyed reading about and learning from for the past while. I have been lurking here for about a year. It was only about 4 years ago when I started fly fishing and ...
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