NY Steelhead, on the fly…

The Crew off in NY…after some Steelhead!  Enjoy the pics…

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Above, Lance giving some advise..

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Above, Lance still giving some advise..

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Above, Lance casting real close to some ice, mind you, it’s melting and falling all around us..

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Above, break!  Lance and his dad enjoying a little down time.


Above, Yes, it was that beautiful..

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Chillin’ by the big boat, then at the big reservoir..

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What a work of art…

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Bellow; Stevo landing his first Steely..

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Releasing that beautiful creature which lives in wata..


I got two, one landed the other threw the hook while being guided to the net..

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Time to eat!!!  Crayfish boil..

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Time to head out again for some steelhead action, this time, Lance spots two and guides his father to a hit..

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Our final destination, New River Gorge.. Amazing!

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Thanks for spending a little time here, looking at the pictures and enjoying the show..


Nightmare at: Jeff’s Gunsmithing and Gun Sales

Here’s my lovely nightmare at Jeff’s Gunsmithing and Gun Sales in Highpoint NC…

I think the story will amaze you, how to run a bad gunsmithing shop…

I wanted to write a very clear and factual review, without sounding like I’m complaining; here goes. I brought in a very nice Miroku over under for
1.Loose Selector
2. opening hard after firing
3. Cera-kote Job
I asked how long it would take and was told 3-5 days. Two weeks later, I had a shoot to go to, and no gun. I called, asked to get it, they said it would be ready 2 days after my call. I called again on due date, they said they never agreed to that day, but they will have it day after. When I picked up the gun, it had 2 new issues, the action would not open or get stuck and the top rib is damaged, warped and has detached from the barrel. The top selector never got fixed either, so loose it moves by itself now.. Here’s the response when I showed them the top rib ; “You brought it in like that!”. To be in business, one must take full responsibility of any action, never make excuses for mistakes, and never treat a customer like he’s an idiot or he’s lying. My final personal opinion of this place, I wouldn’t trust them with a wooden stick.. Anyways, thanks for reading and I hope my review will help you decide if it’s worth your money to trust these guys..
  • By the way, I emailed the pictures of my barrel prior to leaving it with them: No damage to any section of the rib.

    Cave Man Jaime's photo.

  •  Here is the barrel after I got it back from them.. notice rib 4-6, it’s separated, and you can even see the warping.. They said I did it, I beg to differ..

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  •  I’m A U.S. Marine, and all Marines are trained to always take full responsibility of mistakes and actions, it shows maturity, respect, and courage. Use this service at your own risk.. Please, take pictures of your property and write down exactly what is wrong, else you may get back a box of metal parts..
    I actually felt so terrible after dealing with these guys, that I don’t even care for anything in return for the damages, I don’t even care for an apology, I think it best I just never deal with them again, and find real gun smith to fix what they broke here.
  • Look closely at the picture (hanging marks from the cerakote process). Spoke to real gunsmith, sent him pictures, said the barrel is steel and rib most likely aluminum. Due to temperatures used in baking cerakote and it looks like they hung it by the rib instead of hanging it by the barrel = separation.

    Cave Man Jaime's photo.

     Thanks for ruining my once perfect gun..  Here’s the place so you can avoid it!!!


Season of the Duck

Well, Nay and I decided it was time for us to explore “the duck hunt”, in doing so, for first timers we’ve been very very successful in our quest..  see…  From Mallards to sea ducks, to wood ducks in the swampy timbers..  Using my Winchester SX3 12 ga. with Kent Steel 3″ No. 3 Steel loads.  I think I’m liking wing shooting more than big game hunting..

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Dove Hunt 2014 Video

I love dove hunting, well, I kinda love the outdoors.. can you tell?

So, the big question, how do you get good at this?  Go to your local sporting clays range and practice, practice, practice.  It pays off in the end…

Here’s Nay and I with our Dove Win!  We had a competition with other shooters, best hunter gets $5.00 from each of us!  Well, Nay and I tied!  He’s a pro, which makes me a pro, and we are both $5.00 richer!

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Kids shoot off!kids competition

Here’s my CZ 720, only bad thing, some shells jam more than most, but they all jam..  I clean it constantly, but still, it jams. I oil it constantly, but still, it jams.  I change the ammo type, but still, it jams.. oh the joy.

But the gun hits what I tell it to, on first shot, else, it’s not going to shoot again.. hahahaha.

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From Smallmouth to Dove

Yes, we hit them small mouth hard, then, we went after fast flying dove.

This year, the dove were not plentiful, but, the ones we saw brought enough fun to keep us there, lol..ALL DAY. It was hot, 93-95F, with no sign of cooling off.

Anyways, enjoy some pictures while you’re here.




Early morning start for those little fast flyers!  I think we got in at 5am, we were definitely ready for the day’s hunt.p4


Hot and slow, but fun non the less.

I’m using a CZ 720, it’s a semi auto 20 gauge, retails for about $500.00 and it’s a Matte finish, so no “Shininess”, and hits exactly on target!  I hit some dove at 30+ yards flying full speed, folded them!



I loaned Nay my American Arms Inc W/F 12 gauge over under, it shoots up to 3 1/2″ shells, but today, we used 2 3/4″ shells!  LOL.  Nay’s gun was unresponsive, luckily for him,I always take a spare (just in case).  He finally started hitting those winged bullets and the fun began.p7


Mojo Dove in the heat.. I think it was sweating too.p8

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Transition- sporting

Hi all, been some time since I’ve made post.

It’s that time of the year, We’re moving from Summer time Smallmouth right into the Dove and early Goose season. I call this the “fast flyers school of wisdom” and “how to make and excuse for missing”. Then in the coming week we begin the Deer Archery season! wow, this is the exciting time, where we spend many long hours staring at either the sky or the dirt and leaves around us, yes, I do enjoy that.
People ask me why I do what I do? Let’s keep this short and simple.
The same reason you have interests that you like to follow and be active/inactive with.
And there we go, prepare for the opening season of, Total Outdoors!

First time smallies

 So, Steven and I had our first time Small Mouth fishing trip, and it was a success!   I even caught a big Rainbow trout.  Then I went back two weeks later with my co-worker Lewis, and he got his first NC Smallie, and I caught a larger smallie than usual, close to 2 lbs I think..  New River, NCIMG_0016


My First Smallie (small mouth bass)


My first Red Eye (Big Mouth or Rock Bass)





So, I thought it was going to be a huge Smallie, NOT..  It was a big rainbow!



Stevo’s Smallie!




Chub a wub bub.


Sucker fish.. huge!


Monster Small Mouth, from our usual size!  this was my second trip there with Lewis.



Here’s Lewis with his first NC Small Mouth, congrats bro!!


Friends and their outdoor fun

So, I’ve been meaning to get some pictures up of friends doing their personal outdoor adventures!  Enjoy;

Here’s one of our local outdoor pros, Josh is the go to guy at our local Dick’s Sporting Goods store here in Greensboro, NC.  Hey, if you visit the store, ask him how that Tuna trip went!  Man he has a story he can tell you about that Hammer Head shark..


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One of the local hunters in my side of the woods, Matt, well his wife is just as good as he is when it comes to the outdoors!part-0_2

Ha, little man J, he wanted to do a 3D target for his BB riffle practice, he’s getting ready for squirrel season with this piece of art.  I asked him if it was a fox?, and he looked at me funny…(Yes Dad, duh)  I love my son, he’s so creative.