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TNKen

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About TNKen

  • Birthday 09/01/1956
  1. What do you fish for mostly?

    Got to migrate to a walking cane this week. Getting there, but still slow. And, being that my immune system is shot, managed to get shingles. BUT, I'm on the green side of the grass, new Minn Kota 112 Riptide Ulterra for the boat, few new parts and pieces, and I should be ready to go in a couple of weeks.
  2. What do you fish for mostly?

    Anything that pulls, but in this order, Stripers/hybrids, trout, smallmouth bass on live bait, trout in the river, largemouth/smallmouth on artificial aka bassmaster style.
  3. Just bought this---Best price I have seen. $299 Planning on making it my office piece. http://palmettostatearmory.com/remington-870-tac-14-20ga-shotgun-with-raptor-pistol-grip-81145.html
  4. New to the forum

    Welcome.
  5. Of Ice and Men 12-31-17

    Talked to a buddy duck hunting below Patrick Henry. Said the river was saturated with dead and dying threadfin.
  6. Of Ice and Men 12-31-17

    Bourbon works too. Hold the rod up, butt first, then get someone to pour it down the rod. Make sure the tip is above your open mouth. Outcome is that you won't notice the eyelets freezing up.
  7. Merry Christmas

    Likewise to everyone here and their families!!
  8. Broken----Again---Grrrrrr

    Thank you . The hip resurfacings were a piece of cake compared to this. Still waiting on my quad to start firing after 3 weeks.
  9. Broken----Again---Grrrrrr

    Agreed on the horses. This is the first time I've been hurt skiing in 40 years. Guess I was saving up for a big one. When the kids were growing up, I sold an HK machine gun to buy a horse. Made a bunch of money on it, bought the horse. Horse is now long gone, lost my tail on it. Basically gave it away to get away from board and vet bills. HK is now worth in excess of $40,000. Grrrrrrr.
  10. Broken----Again---Grrrrrr

    FYI, they are wearing the big fish out at the Weir.
  11. Broken----Again---Grrrrrr

    Yep, landed squarely on it. Broke at the top, greater trochanter.
  12. Broken----Again---Grrrrrr

    You may recall that I am on ski patrol at Beech Mountain, NC and have volunteered there as a patroller for pushing 20 years. I'm not bad on a pair of skis. About 6 months ago, I elected to have both of my hips resurfaced because of arthritis and my desire to remain active. Heck, the primary reason I scheduled the timing was for ski season this year. We opened the Friday after thanksgiving. I was a little out of kilter, because of the drastic change in geometry in my stance resulting from the hip surgery. Basically my feet now point forward as opposed to outward like a duck as they have been for about the last 10 years or so. Anyway, on my second run, things were starting to work well. Was on a flat part of the hill and I was making a turn to the left at relatively slow speed to pull along side a group of fellow patrollers. Had a ski edge run up under me, and I toppled over. Landed squarely on the point of my femur and heard the pop. Sled ride by my crew to the bottom, ambulance ride to the hospital, and a helicopter ride back to the hospital in South Carolina. The femur popped near, but did not involve the resurfacing implant. Surgery on Sunday morning by a great team. Out on Tuesday, and homebound for 6-8 weeks. No weight bearing on the left leg. Bumbling around in a wheelchair and have graduated to crutches. Staples out today. Both the orthopedic trauma surgeon and my personal doc said the implant had nothing to do with the break. I just had an unlucky fall on exactly the wrong spot. Get to ski next season. Recon I'll be the dispatcher for the crew after Christmas when I get to start weight bearing. Oh yeah, my fishing buddy and I were going to fish the Striper Challenge January 5-6 on Lake Hartwell. Fortunately they were nice enough to refund my entry fee. Oh well, next year. Ken
  13. Any Experienced Rod Builders?

    Thanks. I saw the same thing. Looks like I could start with the basic rod building package and pick and choose what I really needed. 200 colors of thread didn't look too appealing when it looks like 3-4 would be just fine. I have three of their MH top of the line rods that the guy built for me. Two casting rods for bass and a spinning jig rod that I can use for bass or trout. Super light and sensitive. Very pleased with the product. If I do this, I want to find some stiffer 7' rods for stripers, similar to the Teramar rods I use now.
  14. Any Experienced Rod Builders?

    I know nothing about rod building. There is a local guy that builds some nice rods from www.Mudhole.com Mud Hole has a bunch of online instructional videos that might help you. http://www.mudhole.com/Instructional-Videos I may ask Santa to bring me one of their rod building kits this year.
  15. Skipjack

    Keeping Skippies alive is tough. With a standard 50 gallon tank, you can keep 3-4 alive for a couple of hours. Biggest thing you can do, in my opinion, is add oxygen. I went to a 100 gallon Mel's tank, with a 1,000 gph pump, and added oxygen. We can keep 8 or so alive, healthy and fishable for 6 hours or so. I kept 5 overnight, but they weren't in great shape next morning.
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