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Braided fishing line, can it actually save you money?

Low Cost Braided Fishing Line Alternative

If you like fishing or are looking for a gift for the fisherman in your life, this braided fishing line might be what you are looking for, it is a lower cost alternative that has performed very well for me and has actually saved me money.  I like to fish for Reds and Speckled Sea Trout inshore near Cumberland Island Ga.  With this type of fishing, getting hung up on shell beds is not uncommon.  Before I started using braided fishing line, it was a 60/40 chance if I got my sinker and slip cork back.  The sinker is not too expensive, but the slip cork can range from a a couple of dollars to around $8 or so.  I like to use a good quality 6″ or 8″ slip cork since they are easier to thread, cast better and have less drag in the water.  Each time I lose my sinker and slip cork, it costs me around $5 plus the time rigging everything back up which is usually when the fish are biting. Continue reading Braided fishing line, can it actually save you money?

Summer Scalloping Fun in the Gulf of Mexico

P1000599Scalloping, fun for all ages

Whether you are 6 or 66, scalloping is fun and relaxing.  Yes it takes a bit of physical exertion, but nothing too strenuous.  Our first time scalloping was in the summer of 2013.  We vacationed for a few days in Steinhatchee Florida with some close friends who showed us the finer points of scalloping.  We had some serious fun!  Kinda like a treasure hunt, just tastier.  If you would like to try scalloping, let me explain when, where and how to scallop. Continue reading Summer Scalloping Fun in the Gulf of Mexico