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Fishing, and hunting reports (share yours)

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Brian77, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    I use the Mora fillet knife. Phenomenal for the money.
     
  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Gifted that one plus a couple of Moras to my younger Brother who's into salmon fishing by the No. Cal river property. He absolutely luvs 'em :thumbsup:

    Good to see you around here Kyle :)
     
  3. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I’ve got a really really old Spyderco made in Japan fillet knife that I freaking love! I’ve used it for a while and nothing else.
     
  4. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    We drew elk and bear tags. Anybody else get anything good? I want to hear about @never.truly.lost 's sheep hunt when it comes time too.
     
  5. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    I’m always lurking! I’ve been working so much the last few months I haven’t been able to really get out and I certainly haven’t been able to put my CPK’s to use. I see everything though :D
     
  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    What's up Kyle! Good to see you around. Hope Arc Angel is taking off for you!
     
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  7. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    It goes.. slowly unfortunately but I still have the union to fall back on thankfully! Hope all is well Jonny!
     
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  8. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    This guy was fishing last night...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

    289
    Dec 13, 2015
    Once I get back from the trip I will do up a good trip report with photos! We need @Nathan the Machinist to make a Benchmade Altitude style blade in AEBL or D2 for us weight conscious caping people
     
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  10. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I know you're still preparing for the hunt, but when I saw you mention it in the picture thread I was like heck yeah brother! That would be a once in a lifetime hunt for me here. It's one and done IF you don't die before you draw on sheep, moose and goat. As far as a light weight integral in AEBL or D2...… :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  11. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    It’s lobster ‘mini season’ down here in FL, and the bugs seem to be crawling around pretty good this year. We fell a little short of limiting out today, but I’m stoked to have grabbed this Slipper lobster along with all the spiny lobster. Haven’t seen one in a few years.
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  12. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Nice! How big is that thing? Looks beastly.
     
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  13. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Thanks! It was about 12” in length, and weighed probably close to a lb & a half. Their tails are wider than the spiny’s, and they taste slightly different. Some folks say it’s easier to ‘overdo’ them while cooking, making the meat rubbery, but I love em.
     
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  14. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

    289
    Dec 13, 2015
    Here is the kit list so far; may get refined a bit more. Trying to keep the weight under 65lbs plus rifle:

    Exo K2 5500
    Mountain Hardware Hunker 1
    Nemo x Firstlite Scout 30
    Sea to Summit Comfort Plus
    Siltarp 2

    Garmin InReach Explorer+
    Compass
    Waterproof map
    Tags
    Casio Pathfinder

    MSR Reactor Stove with extra canister
    Spoon
    Sawyer Squeeze with fast fill adapter
    Hydrapak 3L
    HC canteen and cup
    Aquatabs
    10x days food (main meal and food bags)

    1 set of worn clothes (tbd on setup)
    2x socks
    1x spare boxers
    Sitka Core lightweight bottoms
    Helly Hansen Lifa Warm top
    Sitka Core Heavyweight Hoodie
    Kifaru Lost Park Parka
    HH Impertech rubber top and bottom
    OR Croc gaiters
    Scarpa Grand Dru boots
    Wool fingerless gloves
    Mechanix fast fit leathers
    Touque
    Ballhat or boonie
    Smith Elite sunglasses
    Crocs

    Kill kit
    Headlamp w/spare batts
    Game Bags
    Lighters/matches
    Sharpener
    Outdoor Edge replaceable
    Carothers FK
    First Aid kit
    Baby wipes
    TP
    Leki Cork Lite poles

    Browning XBolt 30-06
    8x 178gr ELD-X
    6x 220gr bear stoppers
    VX-3 3.5-10x40 in one piece Talleys
    Leupold Mk4 12-40x60 spotter
    Promaster 525 Carbon
    Suriu VA5 panhead
    Vortex Talon HD 10x42
     
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  15. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    This redheaded stepchild has wormed its way into my pack as well. I grumble every time I look at the thing, but it works :oops:

    I'm curious how you are going to manage your 220 grain vs 178 grain loads, i.e. carry a full mag of 220s to be removed when the 178s are needed?
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
  16. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

    289
    Dec 13, 2015
    Ya the OE is very unattractive and not a real knife but for its purpose it works.

    For the ammo, I carry 3x4rnd mags so camp and hike in/ out the 220s are loaded; actual sheep portion just swap mags
     
  17. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Cool. I didn't realize the xbolt had a drop mag. Easy peasy :thumbsup:

    Yeah, as the owner of a resharp facility, I was diametrically opposed to that OE. But I agree, it has its place. Even if you carry it just as a loaner it's worth it. Keeps me from losing friends if I look over and see them abusing my good knife :D
     
  18. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Another day without hooking into any King Salmon. :( We caught a shit load of crab again though!
    [​IMG]
     
  19. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Yum, Dungeoness, my favorite!
     
  20. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

    289
    Dec 13, 2015
    Final test pack and sleep out in the yard prior to leaving for sheep!

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