Re: NANFA-- Standard Collecting Gear
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 13:11:23 -0600

On 28 Nov 2000, at 12:00, chuckmiro wrote:

> I've not seen a list of standard collecting gear for native-fish
> aficionados -- a topic of personal interest as my wife is asking me for a
> list of possible presents. I've seen mention of seines and nets -- any
> specifics? What about waders and other personal gear?

I don't use waders as they get too hot, and are too heavy besides,
but I've seen some flyweight waders that have possibilities. There
are times when I don't particularly care to get wet, esp. if the
weather is cool. Usually I use surfing shoes - great at keeping the
rocks out.

Other personal gear: a headlamp for night collecting and a wide-
brimmed canvas hat for repelling rain and sun. A lightweight
WOVEN cotton shirt (dries very quickly). I don't like jeans or
cutoffs because they are too heavy and take too long to dry.


It makes me mad when I go to all the trouble of having Marta cook up about
a hundred drumsticks, and the guy at the Marineland says, "You can't throw
chicken to the dolphins. They eat fish." Sure they eat fish, if that's all
you give them. Man, wise up.

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