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    Pigeon Point Beach in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
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    Pigeon Point Beach in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

    January 19, 2020


    Pigeon Point Beach in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago Pigeon Point is also known as Pigeon Point Heritage Park (PPHP) and is often considered Tobagoís most beautiful beach and is home to the world famous thatch-roofed jetty which has become an internationally recognised signature of Tobago. The resort includes a long stretch of white sand beach with warm aquamarine waters. There are excellent beach facilities such as bathrooms, showers and beach-chair rentals as well as bars and a restaurant. Tourist amenities include souvenir and water-sports shops. On the northwestern coast of the little island of Tobago lies Pigeon Point’s sweeping beach. The beach is a favorite among the islanders for spending a day lounging on the shore under the coconut palms, and can often get crowded. Situated on the western edge of the island of Tobago, near Crown Point, You should consider stopping by even if you aren’t staying particularly close by. Pigeon Point stands out because it’s the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches you’ll come across on Trinidad and Tobago may be just as beautiful, but tend to be more crowded since they’re right in the thick of tourists’ favorite hangouts. Amenities and Ambiance The long coral beach and crystal clear waters are perfect for picking out marine life in the water and snorkeling is very popular, especially to the nearby Buccoo Reef. Glass bottom boats are available for hire and will take you out on the waves and still keep you dry. The boats take off from the Pigeon Point Jetty which features a thatched roof that has become somewhat of an icon. Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Every location around the world has its own unique cuisine, and Trinidad and Tobago is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to enjoy delicious local specialties is right on the water. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way. The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here. This beach does have its own picnic facilities, making dining here even less of a hassle. There are public restrooms at this beachóósomething you’ll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You’ll appreciate that showers are available, so you don’t have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. Pigeon Point is the most popular beach for locals and tourists to spend the day at; thus, it is often littered with people especially during the weekends. Like us and Join us at Xtreme Collections for more fun and knowledge.

    Beach Fossils – That’s All For Now
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    Beach Fossils – That’s All For Now

    January 19, 2020


    It’s new regret Isn’t it funny how we forget It’s too late for that You’re off on your own Used to be up for anything You were the highway star And of all of your spar Keep moving on Keep moving on That’s all for now Nights that we forgot Everyone won But I woke up back again

    Sailing and… SKIING! Snow and sailboats do mix ep.4
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    Sailing and… SKIING! Snow and sailboats do mix ep.4

    January 19, 2020


    The last few days have been quite stormy so
    I needed a protected harbor And I’ve been staying here in Store Kvalfjord This place is quite good, we didn’t have that
    much wind Even though the forecast was for a polar low
    with wind gusts up to 32 m/s That’s like 60 knots T he wind was however strong enough to
    rip off my pedestal cover, I just discovered that it has disappeared But let’s have a look outside and see what
    it’s like right now So there’s an actual stupid amount of snow Maybe 35-40 centimeters on the boat and 40
    cm on the pier It’s pretty heavy snow as well so I don’t
    know how much precipitation that was but it was a lot And here’s a good tip Always leave your shovel and broom somewhere
    where you can access them easily By now I’ve become an expert at shoveling,
    and the broom and this shovel are easily one of my most used items on board A plastic shovel is really nice, because it
    doesn’t scratch the deck If I plan to stay at the same place for a
    long time, then I sometimes leave the snow on the deck, because it acts as a great insulator But if I want to sail again soon then it’s
    better to shovel the snow off immediately The weather will usually get colder after
    the low pressure front passes Which means that the wet snow will freeze
    and really stick to the deck As you might have seen in the previous episode,
    I’ve learned that although the Gulf Stream keeps the northern Norwegian coast mostly
    ice free, some of the protected fjords still freeze That’s especially true for places like this,
    where a fresh water stream coming in Luckily I was able to find another place to anchor So I did get out of there just fine, but I didn’t really have any time to shoot any video because thigs got a little bit too hectic Anyway, in the next episode we’ll meet a friendly beluga whale But before I end this one I just wanted to say a few things and clarify a few things as well First of all, thank you all so much for watching these videos I’ve already got over 85 000 views on these videos And that’s quite a lot for me because I only joined Youtube couple months ago That’s huge for me, thank you all so much for watching And if you’re new to this channel then maybe you’d like to take a look at my other videos as well Then the second thing Some of my followers have been a little bit confused about the timeline of these events And I’m speaking to the camera right now it’s year 2020 But these videos you just saw were from the spring 2019 So they’re like 8 or 9 months old by now And that’s just because I have so much footage that I need to work through And I really want to start posting in real time Because I think it doesn’t make sense to post stuff that happened eight months ago But on the other hand I just have so much good footage from northern Norway And also from Svalbard, we sailed to Svalbard And I want to post that in chronological order because I think it just makes more sense But once I’m finished with the editing of that stuff, then I’ll start posting more in real time I also get asked a lot about a few specific things For example what I use for heating And what’s it like to live inside the boat when it’s so cold I mean the boat is uninsulated and what do I wear and A lot of people would like to see a boat tour An interior tour of the boat and so on I’ll post an episode for each of those topics in the future So for now I just hope you bear with me as I go through the footage See you next time, bye bye

    How Long Is My Contract? | I WORK ON A CRUISE SHIP | Royal Caribbean
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    How Long Is My Contract? | I WORK ON A CRUISE SHIP | Royal Caribbean

    January 18, 2020


    What’s up guys! Welcome to another day in the life of a Royal Caribbean crew member, and in today’s video I want to talk about How long is my contract, or how long am I actually working on board the ship? How long do I actually live on the ship? I’m just gonna quickly introduce myself. My name is Chris and I work on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, and welcome to my channel. This is my life working on board a cruise ship. So going back to the question. How long is my contract at sea, or how long do I actually work and live on board a ship? There isn’t one generic answer to this. So this is why I’m making a whole video on this. So, for those of you who don’t know who I am, I’ve actually had three jobs working on board a cruise ship. I’ve worked in the Shops, I’ve worked in the Art Gallery, and now I work in the Casino as the Casino Host All my contract lengths have been different. When I first started working in the Shops, I was doing six months When I was working in the Art Gallery my contract was actually only five months but that also included a two-week sales training before joining the ship, so that was coming up close to six months anyway I’ve also done a seven month contract working in the Shops and currently as a Casino Host, as of right now I’m contracted to do seven months it’s usually down to business needs. You will usually get told beforehand how long your contract is going to be because you literally get a letter of employment and a contract to sign which has your dates on – your sign on date and your leave date, and then you can gage how long your contracts going to be but there will be times where you might be asked to extend again, because of business needs or they might not have a replacement for you yet. So it’s very common for them to say can you extend for one more cruise, or two more cruises, or two more weeks You could be working anywhere on average between six and seven months, and that is totally normal and this is the big topic that I wanted to talk about this is probably the hardest part of the job, being away from home six months at a time is tough!, You’re away from your friends, you’re away from your family, you’re away from your home comforts and you’re literally working on the cruise ship every single day for that six-month period It’s tough and it takes some time getting used to Me personally, I love it! I wouldn’t have been working on ships as long as I have if I didn’t enjoy it. For me, it’s easier because I’m single right now I don’t have a wife or any kids back home I don’t have any real ties back home either, apart from just missing friends and family so for me being away from home for six months at a time, is actually okay but there are a lot of crew members on board that I actually have a lot of respect for because some of these crew members come on and they have they have wives and husbands at home they have kids, and then they come on to the cruise ship to earn money, and then they literally send it back home For me, it’s different. I’ve come here for the travel experiences, I’ve come here obviously to earn money and to also build a career for me the main reason why I’m here was for the travel, and the experience of being on a cruise ship and like I said, my circumstances make it very easy for me to just literally walk away from home for six months at a time, or at least half the year I love it! So to sum up the topic ‘how long is your contract at sea?’ on average it’s going to be anywhere between six and seven months that’s something you do have to take into account before you decide that you work on a cruise ship. So, when I start vlogging full time for Royal, Yoseline’s going to be my camera person I’m going to hire her! I’ve got to do it now! Hire you as my camera-women I’ll pay you half the salary you’re making now. This is how we spend our time off. So when we’re not working, we get to be here. Not a bad life, right?

    Fishing Master – Gameplay Trailer | PS VR
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    Fishing Master – Gameplay Trailer | PS VR

    January 17, 2020


    Welcome to Fishing Master and welcome to Golden Gate
    Bridge at San Francisco. It has the most beautiful sunset and is one of the
    best places for fishing. As you can see, rods and reels
    are modeled according to real world counter parts with great
    detail. Now, let’s start fishing. Fish on! In this game, a fairly
    sophisticated AI has been implemented for each fish and,
    no two of them have the same AI. Just like real world fishing,
    pulling in the right direction, maintaining high tension on the
    line but not to break it requires skill and practice. The fish is now furious. The rod bends like a bow and
    shaking in my hands. And the line reaches full
    tension and tends to break at
    any time. You must react quickly and
    skillfully, otherwise the line breaks and
    the fish escapes. Ho, ho.
    Great chance for a good strike. Now he’s exhausted. It’s time to land him. Finally we got him. He’s huge. He will be the star of my
    personal aquarium. Thanks for watching. I bet you will like it.

    Permit Issued For Brainerd Jaycees 30th Annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza
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    Permit Issued For Brainerd Jaycees 30th Annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza

    January 17, 2020


    THERE WILL BE AN OPEN HOUSE IN THE FUTURE.>>>IN NISSWA, CROW WING COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICIALS ALONG WITH BRAINERD JAYCEES REPRESENTATIVES HELD ITS OFFICIAL ICE CHECK AT HOLE IN THE DAY BAY ON GULL LAKE. FOR THE BIG FISHING EXTRAVAGANZA. THE CONTEST WAS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON JANUARY 25TH. HOWEVER DUE TO UNKNOWN ICE CONDITIONS BRAINERD JAYCEES REPRESENTATIVES WERE AFRAID THEY MIGHT HAVE TO PUSH THE EVENT TO FEBRUARY. SHERIFF SCOTT GODDARD MEASURED THE ICE THICKNESS IN THE CENTER OF HOLE IN THE DAY BAY ON GULL LAKE TO ISSUE A PERMIT FOR THE CONTEST.>>THE CONTEST AREA IS SOMEWHAT UNIQUE IN WHICH IT DID NOT FREEZE OVER WHICH ENDED UP BEING A BENEFIT. AS THE TEMPERATURES GOT COLDER AND NUMBER OF LAKES SAW SNOW AND SLUSH SLOW DOWN THE FREEZING HERE THAT DIDN’T TAKE PLACE. WE HAVE PRETTY CONSISTENT ICE, LOOKING AT ROUGHLY 16 TO 18 INCHES THROUGH THE CONTEST AREA, AND WHERE WE KIND OF FIND THAT COMFORT ZONE, FOR THE PERMIT, IS RIGHT AROUND 16.>>WE GOT OUT HERE AND MET WITH THE SHERIFF TODAY. I’M HAPPY TO SAY THAT WE GOT APPROVED FOR A PERMIT TO HOLD OUR CONTEST ON JANUARY 25TH. THIS IS A BIG WIN FOR US. ICE CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN A BIG SIGMA LATELY. — STIGMA LATELY. WE’RE HAPPY TO PUT THIS BEHIND US.

    Beach Tennis exercise/drill for training by Antomi Ramos; Lob-smash-defense; Tenis Playa ejercicio
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    Beach Tennis exercise/drill for training by Antomi Ramos; Lob-smash-defense; Tenis Playa ejercicio

    January 17, 2020


    We are going to present you one exercise for everybody. This exercise you can use for develop your technique and for warming up as well Try to use one ball, and to keep the ball in the game without risking and progressive according to speed and force I play drop shot to you, you play lob to me, than I smash and you make defense, then we repeat everything. Bravo Antomi! All the best from us!

    Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel | Ocean Activities | Waʻa (Canoe) Paddling Tour
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    Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel | Ocean Activities | Waʻa (Canoe) Paddling Tour

    January 17, 2020


    I think the canoe represents part of our
    culture that most visitors don’t get to see I mean getting into a canoe and
    participating in everything from rigging to launching to paddling it to getting out in the open ocean and seeing the honus and naiʻas, and you know the turtles and the dolphins and the whales, to get them to feel the pain that our ancestors
    felt paddling back and forth in these islands, I think they develop a better
    appreciation about what it took to survive in this archipelago before there
    were boats, before there were airplanes taking us back and forth. I grew up doing
    this, my dad grew up doing this. All my guys that work for me they all grew up
    in the ocean. My life kind of revolves around canoes, whether it be voyaging canoes or paddling canoes. (I) involve with polynesian voyaging society and also Hui O Waʻa Kaulua. So I’m super excited to have this medium for us now to take guests on canoes – something I love to do. Waʻ or canoes in our culture, or
    Hawaiian culture, it’s huge, it’s how we got here. Aside from being just a means of travel, there’s also a means of sustainability for the Hawaiian
    people. We’re living our culture by doing this so everything we do is based on
    what our kupuna taught us. From the values, the behaviors, and the tiny little
    actions, and etiquette when it comes to a canoe. When you’re out there it’s only
    you and the guess, that’s the thing I like about waʻa. It’s a whole different
    world. When it’s not whale season, we’ll just go up and down the coast, we’ll go
    outside and we’ll take a look back at the island and we point out all the
    different mountains and valleys and we talk about Murray stewardship, land
    tenure back in the old days. And during whale season, we’ll get up to viewing
    distance good safe viewing distances and we can interpret their behaviors for the
    guests and you know just to see the faces light up for the kids, and the adults too you know. When the dolphins come by or the whales come by,
    just see that expression on their face, that’s worth everything for us.

    Types of Viking Ships
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    Types of Viking Ships

    January 15, 2020


    HEY! I have returned! Oh! Look who’s back! Welcome! Uarrr uahah… Thank you lad! Hey Mr. Thorstein! *bleating in excitement* Hello little ones! So what news? Well.. I’ve been at the winter-camps, near the French coast pillaging villages here and there huah ah Sounds good so far Now that summer is at hand, I came back to the real raiding! Hey! You know what?! What? I was the captain of my own ship! I’m surprised you and your crew aren’t at the bottom of the sea hrrmm… hey! I’m an excellent captain! Which type of viking ship did you commandeer? huh… wooden type… yes… uh.. long… large… floating on water! I mean, there were… different types of viking ships like Drakkars, Snekkes and so on… Riiiight… I called mine Bessie! Huaah… Thank the gods for Bessie… Right… so let’s talk about a few types of Viking ships but first I’ll make a little historical introduction to the importance of boats in old Scandinavian societies and I promise to be brief, because whenever Mr. Thorstein is around, it’s difficult to focus on what I’m saying You don’t know, but he’s always behind the camera making faces Oahh! You bloody bastard! Yeah, well… let’s get started By the end of the 8th century a new power awoke in Scandinavia – Vikings As I’ve told you before, Vikings were not a people Being a Viking was someone dedicated to maritime activities, mainly piracy Not every Nordic was a Viking but every Viking was a Nordic Now, why exactly some Nordics became Vikings? If we take a look at Scandinavia as a whole, geographically it’s quite diverse Denmark essentially is a flat territory while in the North, in Norway, predominates the rugged mountainous relief except for the south and the fjord of Trondheim In Sweden it’s a great mixture, mountains to the north and west, deep forests, huge lakes, hills, plains, and the majority of the southern region is flat These natural landscapes and also the very cold climate most of the year, obviously influenced the Nordic communities In general the soils of Denmark and southern Sweden were very good for agriculture and not surprisingly in southern Sweden people highly worshipped Freyr the god of Fertility, agriculture, peace and plenty It was their god, because the great majority of southern Swedes were farmers But in Norway things were quite different Agriculture was very hard and it was mainly along the coast and at the Fjord of Trondheim one of the regions where most battles took place because it was one of the very few places for agriculture and everyone was fighting for it Agriculture was extremely hard in Norway, and some parts of Sweden and as such, pastoralism, hunting and fishing, gave the Norwegians more means of sustenance The importance of the fishing activity in Scandinavia is a reflection of its geography Back then and even nowadays, the majority of the Norwegian population lives near the sea, and their fishing economy is outstanding but as you might have noticed, in the case of the Old Norse peoples of Norway, living near the sea was a survival matter to get food, because it was close to impossible getting food from farming activities The sea gave constant sustenance throughout the year especially during winter, which is the season you can’t farm even if you had the soil for it But because the terrain was so uneven, filled with natural barriers such as mountains, rivers, dense forests, the sea became the main route of communication Just so you have a better notion, there are 11th century accounts which tell us that a journey by land from Stockholm to a region called Sigtuna, which is more or less only 40 kilometres, about 24 miles, took a month to get there, while by sea it took only 5 days Boats became essential for survival, communication and for the successes of Nordic chieftains, and also a symbol of high social statues and wealth, because trading also became an essential activity in Old Scandinavian economy Boats became so important in Old Scandinavian societies that – they were used as tombs in burials and in cremation, as vessels to take the deceased into the other side And those who could not afford to have a boat, or maybe not willing to use the actual vessel for the dead because it was important in economic activities and they did not want to throw it all away, people made burials with stones, arranging them in the form of boats And in the religious context, gods became associated with boats as well Freyr had a great boat called Skíðblaðnir Njorð is associated with fishermen, boats, seafaring, and wealth and prosperity as well The god Baldr upon death is burnt in a boat, and so on Both merchants and military or political leaders had the key to success by owning boats In war the boats allowed rapid deployment of troops and in trading they could efficiently and quickly transport goods, precisely two areas of activity that were essential during the Viking Age Viking raids became a very productive activity for Scandinavians Acquiring wealth, obviously, but also being in contact with other cultures, developing new trading networks, and of course, for survival and political reasons, finding new places to settle, new lands to farm Viking raids opened new possibilities and progressively Scandinavians stopped being Vikings and became professional sailors ever interested in extending their political and economic horizons But speaking of the Viking Age, ships were not only a means of transport They were precisely what gave Vikings advantage in any conflict with their enemies Ships allowed raiding parties to descend almost anywhere on hostile coasts, with little warning and quickly penetrate far inland by navigating on rivers Just picture this: in one single day Vikings could sail an average of one hundred and seventy miles, almost three hundred kilometres How much would it take to cover that distance by land? Months! If Viking met resistance in a certain spot, they could just sail away into another spot long before land troops reach them Viking boats were a success Now, when speaking of Viking ships most of the time we have the same image in our head The langskip, long boats But do you think the masters of boat-building would only make one single type of boat? There was a wondrous variety of Viking ships for different purposes, different activities and different approaches The most used ships for war, were of course the longships In terms of warships there were two main types, the snekkes and the drakkars Snekkes are the type of warships used in coastal districts, back home owned by local chieftains for their private raids and local defence They were long and narrow and had a crew between 24 to 36 bloodthirsty vikings, rowing for glory These ships were perfect for Strandhögg which consisted of coastal raids with the intention of capturing livestock and indigenous peoples for the slave trade Perfect ships for small-scale and hit-and-run expeditions These are the ships Vikings used to sail near the coats and to navigate through minor rivers Then we have the famous Drakkar huge in size, almost twice the size of a snekke They were more symbols of authority and wealth rather than actual war and transport ships They were so costly that only Jarls and Kings could afford them These are often the vessels you see with great rich carvings, multi coloured sails, well, magnificent and costly as I’ve said Rarely used It could have a crew between 60 to 80 people not counting with the warriors it can carry, close to five hundred if not more Due to their size they had a very stable platform which was very good in fighting situations and in stormy seas These were ships not meant for local raids and certainly not to sail in rivers These were ships meant to sail in search for bigger prizes than the average wealth acquired in hit-and-run raids Another type of ship that could be used for raiding, as well as to travel and trade was the karve Not very big, with a crew of 30 to 36 people, somewhat with the same proportions of a snekke but quite broad which was great for trading and could also take more men than the snekke did The karve was better to sail into open waters, but it was slower You can also find the name for this ship, korabis, which was the name the Rus called such ships because these were the trading vessels commonly used in trading with Eastern Europe There were other longships of course, such as the Busse which was a class of longship with large cargo capacity and a large crew They were designed for battle and to give advantage in war against other ships The Skeide, which was also a great longship With lower cargo capacity than the Busse, but also slimmer and faster In terms of trading ships. We have the Knarr Heavy Merchant Ships Slow, broader in proportion than the warships They had a wider and deeper hull for cargo, and they were clearly much more dependent on the sail than the oars They were absolutely great to cross vast stretches of ocean without wreck They were likely used along the coast of Scandinavia and to do trading with Western Europe We have the Byrding, Light Merchant Ships A smaller vessel primarily used as a domestic vessel along the coast to carry supplies for troops, but also trading ships for Eastern Europe Norse traders needed lighter and more manoeuvrable ships, which could navigate through the Russian rivers These were vessels meant to travel deep inland Russia was wilder back then, not like Western Europe with ports, docks, where you could easily go ashore to trade In Russia there was the necessity to leave the ship to trade, there were no ports, so Norse merchants needed lighter vessels, light enough to be pulled out of the water or over rocky areas, shallow areas and other obstacles There were other types of ships often called- often called Skute small and light vessels which could sail fast It isn’t clear whether a “skute” was a class of ships, or if it was a common term for a wide range of smaller ships, including the karve and byrding They were clearly fast, with the advantage of being ready to put on the water and set-sail, because only a small crew with little equipment was necessary, making it a type of vessel which could sail without attracting attention from the surroundings but also easy to hide I would say this was a kind of vessel suited to carry people around, unnoticed or to deliver messages in times of war and great need And there was the ferje, a ferry boat small vessels for crossing short distances, like across fjords Only one man or two would be necessary to sail these Alright my dear friends, thank you so much for watching and I hope you have enjoyed this short video about viking ships This is a sort of introduction for the next video I will make about- Ships in Burial Context So, once again, thank you so much for watching See you on the next video, and of course, as always- Tack för idag!
    (Thank you for today!)

    The Best Fishing Lines for Texas Rigs | Bass Fishing
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    The Best Fishing Lines for Texas Rigs | Bass Fishing

    January 14, 2020


    Hey, folks, Glenn May here with BassResource.com. And today, I want to talk to you about choosing
    line for Texas rigs. Now, there’s a whole variety of applications
    you can use Texas rigs for. So, for me, it breaks down to basically four
    different types and that is: finesse fishing, your regular Texas rig fishing which most
    people are associated with throwing out in kind of sparse cover and docks and just Texas
    rigging different plastics to avoid them from getting hung up, there’s the flipping and
    pitching setup for heavy cover, and there’s the punching setup, which is heavy-duty stuff. So, let me go through the different lines
    that I chose for those different setups starting with finesse. So, for this finesse setup, you know, Texas
    rigs for baits such as like this, kudos for anybody who knows what that bait is, but that’s
    nice in Texas rig. What that does is, for real finesse type,
    this is split-shot rig that I’m using. That’s the weight I used on it. This is for the real slow bite, real soft
    and subtle. The fish have a lot of time to examine this
    bait and to look at it and, of course, to examine your line too. And typically, I’m fishing this in clear water. It’s open, there’s not a whole lot of cover
    involved, you’re not gonna get snagged up in a lot of stuff, maybe it’s a little rocky. So, for those type of situations, I’m using
    the light line. This is a light wire hook. It’s only a 1/0 hook, thin wire, so you can
    overpower it if you’re using braid. These thin wire hooks aren’t gonna… Well, let’s put it this way. You need your system to match. If it’s a thin wire hook and you’ve got a
    lot of strong lines, strong rod, you’ve got drag set down, then that weakest link is your
    hook and you’re gonna bend it. And this is true for all these different set
    ups I’m gonna tell you. It’s really dependent upon that hook that
    you’re using. You wanna make sure that you don’t bend that
    hook out. So, in this case, since it’s a real thin wire
    hook, light situation, I’m looking at 6 pound, maybe up to 10 pound, but 6-pound line is
    what I’d like to use, either fluorocarbon, I like Seaguar Finesse fluorocarbon line,
    or I’ll use copolymer line. And the real difference is, if I’m using fluorocarbon,
    if I’m really looking for that real subtle bite, I’m trying to keep the bait up off the
    bottom, say for example, in a drop shot situation, that sort of thing. I’m using fluorocarbon for that real sensitive
    bite. If the fish are hitting it right on the fall,
    right away, then I don’t need that sensitive of a line so I may use copolymer in that instance. But, that’s typically what I’m using, 6 to
    8-pound fluorocarbon or copolymer line. You can use mono as well, if you want. Mono’s got nice stretch qualities to it, which
    works when you’re fighting a fish back in this situation. So that’s finesse. So, the other one, and the next one, is Texas
    rig, your standard Texas rig. Which what I mean by standard? As you’re looking at your 7-foot, medium heavy
    power rod with a fast action tip. This is your, you know, typical Swiss army
    knife of bass fishing. If you don’t have a medium-heavy, 7-foot rod,
    you need to get one because you can throw all kinds of baits with it. And in this case, we’re talking Texas rig. So, with this, you can throw it in a variety
    of situations and what I prefer to do here is throw this in sparse cover, you know, scattered
    cover, scattered weeds, lily pads, patches of milfoil, patches of hydrilla, throw it
    around docks, logs, scattered bushes that are flooded, variety of things. It’s somewhat open but, you know, the fish
    are hiding in the cover and I’m gonna be throwing to that. So, for that, I’d like to use 30-pound braid,
    typically. Sometimes, I’d like to use Seaguar braid,
    that’s one of my preferred ones. And this one, what I’m doing here today, is
    I’ve been fishing this Berkley Creature Hawg, this is the MaxScent Creature Hawg, which
    I really like. And I’ve been throwing it in open water, like
    you see behind me. I’ve been fan casting it. So, I want greater distance. So, in that case, I’m using FireLine Ultra
    8, FireLine 30-pound test because it casts really far. And I’m just, you know, throwing it to 1:00
    to 2:00, 3:00, I’m just fan casting, covering water. These fish are out on flats, out in scattered
    bushes, out in deeper water. So just covering it that way is a great way
    to throw it. This Berkley FireLine works really well if
    you throw them around docks. I’m throwing around open weeds, that sort
    of thing. If I’m throwing around a whole lot of rocks,
    if it’s just or mostly rocks, then I kinda shy away from the braided lines. I tend to use more fluorocarbon in that instance. Braid tends to get scuffed up more, believe
    it or not, in rocks. As abrasion resistant as they are, they tend
    to get all scuffed up in rocks. So, I like to use fluorocarbon or copolymer,
    or maybe even mono line in those situations. About 30-pound test is about all I need in
    those situations. So, moving on up, now we’re gonna go in the
    flipping and pitching set up. And for those… I’ll get that in there. For those, I like to get a little bit more
    heavy duty. In that case, I’m using a heavy power rod
    with a fast tip. I’m using it here, 7’4″ to 7’6″ rod. But for the line, now I’m using Seaguar Smackdown
    Braid, it’s a 50-pound test, that’s what I’ll go for. And for these situations, now I’m throwing
    it in flooded brush, flooded timber. I’m throwing it in heavy cover where the fish,
    you gotta dig ’em out, dig ’em out of those thicker weeds, that sort of thing. You’ve got to have the power of the rod, you’ve
    got to have the power of the braid, and of course, now with the hook, instead of using
    that 1/0 thin wire hook like I was using in finesse and with the previous setup, I might
    be using a 2/0 to 3/0 standard sized hook. Here I’m using a 3/0 Superline hook is what
    they call them or a flipping hook. It’s a thick wire hook. Again, you want that hook to stand up for
    the power that you’re throwing. So, you need to have a hook that can stand
    up to it. This rod doesn’t flex much. You can see it just flexes right towards the
    end, and that’s it. It’s a pretty stiff rod because you’re gonna
    be throwing on this heavy stuff. So that’s what I use for standard flipping
    and pitching, 50-pound braid. It works great for these situations. Now, the fourth kind, which I don’t have hooked
    up today because I’m not throwing in it. But that’s for fishing punching. Now, punching is a little bit different. Punching your fishing in those big vast mats
    of weed. It’s either hydrilla or milfoil that’s topped
    over, and it’s just a big mat. You got to get that lowered down through that
    thick mat of weeds and there’s big fish underneath it. You’ve got to haul them out typically with
    several pounds of weeds wrapped around them. It’s a heavy load. You need some stiff hard equipment for that. So, with that, I’m using a heavy, heavy action
    or heavy, heavy power rod, usually a 7’11”, something that stout. I’m using again a 3/0 to 4/0 stout flipping
    hook. And for that, for the braid, no less than
    65-pound braid is what I’m using. The Seaguar Smackdown works really well for
    that. A lot of guys like to go for 80, 85-pound
    braid. I think that’s a little stiff for me, but
    that’s all right. You know, it’s your personal preference, what
    you feel most comfortable with. The idea here is you’re putting about a 3/4
    to an 1 1/2oz bullet weight in the front, and you’re throwing a bait that’s just like
    this. It’s streamlined. So, it will go through those weeds and it’s
    kind of a bullet shape, if you can see that, which is perfect for going through those weeds
    and the fish are underneath it. You hook on to them that 65-poung braid. That’s what you’re gonna need to haul those
    fish out. So, those are the different setups I use,
    those are the different kind of lines I use. There’s no absolute in fishing. There’s no right or wrong. So, if you don’t fish it that way, you have
    a different way of doing it, and it works great for you, do it. It’s all about confidence. But those are what I use. If you’re trying to figure out, like, you
    start now and you’re not sure which way to go, that’s the way I do it. Watch some other YouTube videos if you want
    to get an idea of what you wanna start with. But that kinda gives you a starting point
    to figure out the different types of lines to use for the different kinds of cover and
    set up that you’re fishing. Hope that helps. For more tips and tricks like these, visit
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