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Jeff S

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  1. Sounds like a mixture for groundbait. Eye of Newt?
  2. 1.Only in America... Can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. 2. Only in America... are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink. 3. Only in America.... do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. 4. Only in America......do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke. 5. Only in America......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters. 6. Only in America......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in t
  3. The pictures look a bit grainy probably because it was just getting light. The flash didn't help any either. You can definitely tell something is in the water but even by zooming in with my software (kodak easyshare) it looks like a stick. I can't post any yet. Misplaced my password. Never can tell what you are going to see when you are out. I've seen a mink falling out a of tree into the water, birds landing on my pole , and a fox trying to outrun the hounds
  4. Nothing yet in Ripon although it is a bit light to the north.
  5. Before work this morning I stopped off to do some lure fishing on the river. Caught a few perch and a 5lb jack. Believe it or not as I made a cast I saw something out of the corner of my eye and got a few digital pictures of it. A squirrel was swimming across. I thought it might be a mink but the tail was floating behind it. Has anyone ever seen a squirrel swim? I've also heard of pike stealing fish as you reel them in but hadn't seen it until today. The perch was a third its size. I'll try to get pictures next time. Quite exciting though.
  6. and not to mention every five minutes an advert
  7. Sorry for your loss Colin. They all have their own personalities. I've got three cats and two dogs. Not looking forward to their last trips. Do you have any stories about Widget?
  8. How many pints have you had? Take The Test
  9. One for Newt... A redneck family from the hills was visiting the city and they were in a mall for the first time in their life. The father and son were strolling around while the wife shopped. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again. The boy asked, "Paw, What's 'at?" The father (never having seen an elevator)responded, "Son, I dunno. I ain't never seen anything like that in my entire life, I ain't got no idea'r what it is." While the boy and his father were watching wi
  10. Jeff S

    Memo

    MEMO TO ALL EMPLOYEES As a result of the reduction of money budgeted for department areas, we are forced to cut down on our number of personnel. Under this plan, older employees will be asked to take early retirement, thus permitting the retention of younger people who represent our future.. Therefore, a program to phase out older personnel by the end of the current fiscal year, via retirement, will be placed into effect immediately. This program will be known as SLAP (Sever Late-Ages Personnel). Employees who are SLAPPED wil be given the opportunity to look for jobs ou
  11. Don't expect to not get asked wherever you go. I fish river Ure and a few nearby lakes. I nearly always get asked for my license. Most of the bailiffs know me now and only say "Ah my american friend.. Caught ought?" :confused: And then... "You wot?" "Those aren't swan shot."
  12. I tried that along with doing the wash. I'm now not allowed to do either. I left the wash in too long and was told I can't do it any longer, so I ask... Does that mean no more washing today or forever? Guess who slept on the couch? :confused: :confused:
  13. A solution for the toilet seat is to leave it down. She'll be sure to put it up for you after you "hit" it a few times.
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    Frogs

    A beautiful, blonde goes to her local pet store in search of an exotic pet. As she looks about the store, she notices a box full of frogs. The sign says: "Sex Frogs! Only $20 each! Money Back Guarantee! (Comes with complete instructions)." She looks around to see if anybody's watching her and whispers softly to the man behind the counter, "I'll take one." The clerk packages the frog and says, "Just follow the instructions carefully." The girl nods, grabs the box,and is quickly on her way home. As soon as she closes the door to her apartment, the girl takes out the instructions and rea
  15. I had thought of that Apache It's not very often that I see anyone at all on the river. Maybe I'll take it but leave it off til I need it?? That way when I drop it in the water it will still work. and I don't get annoying calls. The camera actually works. I wasn't holding out any hope for it. Will have to be much more careful in the future.
  16. Ah so I'm not the only one! I told my wife that I was taking the laptop so I can get some live photos next. She didn't appreciate it though. My initial thought was "Oh S#!T.. hey it floats". I'll hold out a few more days before I try it again. Come to think of it my daughter dropped our mobile in her kiddie pool and it worked even better after that. I usually put the camera in a zip lock bag and then in a small back pack with my tackle. Don't take a mobile as I can't be bothered to answer it even when I'm not fishing. Cheers guys
  17. Today was my final day of holiday after returning from Spain and the US. In conjunction with jetlag - aka no sleep last night, I decided to spend the day on the river lure fishing. Lots of fish breaking the surface and a great day to be outside. Blanked for the first time since the close season opened. Now my dilemna... I was taking a few landscape photos with a digital camera my wife got me "just for fishing". Slipped it back into my jacket pocket only to find its way through and into the water. :mad: :mad: I'm still waiting for it to dry a bit before I turn it on. A
  18. Nick, can you resend or issue me another password? I seem to have misplaced it. Thanks Jeff
  19. Thanks for the quick reply guys. I had thought of spraying on an adhesive but then with the environmental impact backing seems the better choice. I doubt it matters much since I'll never run out that much line so I 'm going to use 10lb mono as the backing. The diameter of the line is about the same. Such an easy fix but don't tell my wife. I see a new rod soon... Cheers
  20. Hi All, I've got a Diawa openfaced reel. 3500 series I think. It holds just short of 300yds of 30 lb line. I've got 30 lb spiderwire on it at the moment. The line isn't all that old maybe 6 months. The problem is after a few sessions the line slips as if the tensioner for the drag was turned all the way off. The only way I have found to remedy this is to strip all the line off and wind it back on tight. Plays hell when you try to reel in a fish and it won't wind. Has anyone had similiar problems with any kind of braid? I haven't used mono in 5 or 6 years but I've never had any iss
  21. Hi Paul, I was fishing the stretch of the Ure between the Sharow roundabout and Hewick Bridge. The river is a short walk from my house and is very shallow at the moment. The lowest I've seen it so far. It's also gin clear so you can see the Chub and what I think are Barbel. I let my imagination get away from me that day. As I was looking into the water about 4 feet deep I saw what I thought was a human skull. Thank God it was only a bag of rubbish but still had me going for a moment. One day last spring, I found myself at the Bridging site in Bishop Monkton. (Big pike there)Most
  22. Paul I also ran into them yesterday while walking the bank of River Ure. You beat me to the post. They are quite amazing. Caught some nice Chub on a gold spinner. They were hitting less than a second after it would hit the water. When I remember what my picture posting password is I'll post them. Cheers Jeff
  23. Paul I beg to differ. I've been to those islands and I loved it. I've also been to Wichita Falls Texas and that I'd have to say is at least an armpit. Much much worse than Ascension anyway.
  24. Phil, I sympathize with your view about your canal. It's a shame what has happened to it. Maybe with time your canal will return to what it was before. Sounds like it is going to take lots of time from what you describe. There has to be other reasons behind the destruction of such a nice place. A lot of money was involved. Surely it had nothing to do with jobs?? I once witnessed the attempted erradication of common carp from a refuge in the US. I won't say where but the carp weren't native and after dynamite and then poisoning carp were still present at the cost of which I nev
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