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    TAKE ME FISHING 101: Basic Gear Assembly [Official]
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    TAKE ME FISHING 101: Basic Gear Assembly [Official]

    November 8, 2019


    (music)>>THE FISHING DEPARTMENT AT A SPORTING GOODS STORE CAN BE A LITTLE OVERWHELMING. BUT REALLY THERE ARE JUST A FEW BASIC PIECES OF EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. COME ON, I’LL SHOW YOU. SO LET’S START WITH THE ROD AND REEL. WE’RE GOING TO USE A VERY BASIC SPINCASTING ROD AND REEL BECAUSE THIS IS THE EASIEST FOR A BEGINNER TO USE. FOR A TWO PIECE ROD, CONNECT THE TWO PIECES AND THEN LINE UP THE LINE GUIDES. YOU CAN EVEN LOOK DOWN TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE IN LINE. THEN, YOU PUNCH THE BUTTON TO RELEASE THE LINE SO THAT YOU CAN THREAD THE LINE THROUGH THE EYES, STARTING WITH THE LOWEST ONE AND GOING ALL THE WAY UP THROUGH THE TOP. NOW YOU’RE READY TO PUT ON YOUR HOOK, BOBBER AND SINKER. I’M GOING TO USE THIS OVERSIZED MODEL FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES AND SHOW YOU HOW TO TIE A PALOMAR KNOT. FIRST, DOUBLE FOUR INCHES OF LINE TO FORM A LOOP AND PASS THE LOOP THROUGH THE EYE OF THE FISHING HOOK. LET THE HOOK DANGLE LOOSE. TIE AN OVERHAND KNOT IN THE DOUBLE LINE. DON’T TWIST OR TIGHTEN THE LINE. PULL THE LOOP FAR ENOUGH TO PASS IT COMPLETELY OVER THE HOOK. WHEN YOU’RE WORKING WITH MONOFILAMENT LINE YOU WANT TO WET THE LINE RIGHT AT THE KNOT BEFORE YOU TIGHTEN IT TO KEEP THE LINE STRONGER. ONCE YOU’VE GOT YOUR KNOT TIED, YOU’RE READY TO ATTACH YOUR BOBBER AND SINKER. WE RECOMMEND USING NON-LEAD, SPLIT SHOT SINKERS LIKE THIS ONE. PLACE THE SINKER ON THE LINE ABOUT SIX INCHES FROM THE HOOK AND SECURE IT WITH PLIERS. TO ATTACH YOUR BOBBER, MASH DOWN THE TOP TAB TO EXPOSE THE BOTTOM HOOK AND HOOK IT TO THE LINE. THEN PUT YOUR THUMB ON THE BOTTOM AND PUSH DOWN THE TOP TAB TO RELEASE THE TOP HOOK AND ATTACH. WHERE TO PLACE YOUR BOBBER DEPENDS ON HOW DEEP YOU WANT YOUR BAIT. THE CLOSER TO THE HOOK IT IS, THE SHALLOWER YOUR BAIT WILL BE. WITH SOME BAIT ON YOUR HOOK, THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO IT! DON’T BE INTIMIDATED BY ALL THE GEAR YOU SEE IN STORES. NOW LET’S GO OUT AND WET A LINE! (music)>>YOU MUST HAVE THE ROD AND THE REEL. THAT CREATES THE UNITY FOR THE MARRIAGE. BUT JUST ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER, YOU’D NEVER BE ABLE TO CATCH THE TROPHY. BUT ONCE YOU HAVE THE ROD AND THE REEL AND LINE YOU STILL HAVE TO PUT A BAIT ON THE END. THAT BAIT IS THE ROMANCE. KEEP ROMANCE ALIVE.

    Cherry Creek, Chatfield State Parks Open To Boaters
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    Cherry Creek, Chatfield State Parks Open To Boaters

    September 14, 2019


    IMPORTANT TO PUT ON YOUR SEATBELT. CDOT SAYS FIVE OF THE SIX COUNTIES WITH THE LOWEST SEAT BELT RATES ARE SUMMIT COUNTY. ANOTHER SIGN THAT SPRING IS WELL UNDERWAY. THE RESERVOIR AT CHERRY CREEK STATE PARK IS OPEN TO ALL THE BOATERS. PEOPLE WERE OUT THERE THIS MORNING TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING.

    How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat
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    How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat

    August 14, 2019


    Today I’m going to show you how to make a really
    cool candle powered pop pop boat using household items. To make it we’re going to need an empty drinks can,
    some Blu-Tack, 2 straws and an empty juice carton. First we’re going to make the boiler, and
    we’ll start by taking the Coke can cutting off the top and bottom with a pair of
    scissors, and turning it into a flat sheet. Then we’ll cut a straight line down one edge, and from
    that mark out a rectangle 6cm wide by 18cm long. Be very careful not to cut yourself. Once we’ve cut that out we need to gently fold it in half, but don’t
    push down hard on the fold as we don’t want it to tear. Next we need to mark out a 1cm
    line around one half of the boiler and cut it out with our scissors, so we
    should now have something which looks like this. Next we’re going to take out Bu-Tack, warm it up in our hands
    and roll it out into a long worm about 0.5cm fat. Then we’re going to open up our boiler pattern and stick the
    Blu-Tack onto the 2 outside edges of the smaller half. Next we’re going to fold it in half, remembering
    not to push down hard on the fold and stick the two halves together. Then we’re going to take a bit more
    Blu-Tack and put it on the edges. It should look like this. Next we’re going to fold over the tabs on both sides, and gently crimp
    it all the way up with some pliers to form a seal. Then we need to take our scissors and cut off the
    excess tab to leave one long tab along the bottom. Next we’re going to take our Blu-Tack and push
    it into a flat strip about 1cm wide. Then we’re going to wrap it around the end of
    one of the straws, followed by the second. Add a bit more until the straws are well
    sealed in a good plug of Blu-Tack. Next we’re going to open up the end of the
    boiler, be very careful not to cut your fingers and push in the straws and Blu-Tack plug. Add a bit more Blu-Tack to form a good
    tight seal. It should look like this. Then we’re going to take our scissors and cut the
    bottom tab along each side of the straws. Next fold the tabs over and give them a squeeze with some
    pliers, but be careful not to rip the metal. Our boiler is not complete. Next we need to test it’s air tight by dipping it into
    a bowl of water and gently blowing through the straws. If you see any air leaking, give that area a
    gentle squeeze with the pliers and try again. To make the boat we’re going to take our empty juice carton, mark out and
    draw a line down the middle of it, and cut it in half. To make the cabin for the inside of the boat, cut
    the bottom off the half with the plastic lid. or if you have another empty juice carton, you can cut
    the bottom off that to make a slightly bigger cabin. I’ve also cut out some windows and we’ll be fixing that in place later. Next we need to cut a small hole in the bottom
    of the boat for the 2 straws to go through. This should be roughly half way up the carton an in the middle. Then we need to put a thin ring of
    Blu-Tack around the hole on both sides. Next we’re going to take our boiler and
    poke the 2 straws through the hole. Then we’re going to fix the straws firmly in place to the
    bottom of the boat with a strip of tape, Making sure the straws run to the back
    of the boat and are central. Then cut the straws off flush with the back of the boat. Next using a stapler we’re going to fix the cabin in place. And finally we need to make sure the Blu-Tack rings around
    the straws are pushed together to form a good seal. Our boat is now water tight and complete, but to use
    it we first need to prime the boiler with water. To do this we’re going to take one of
    our straw off cuts and snip the end. Then we’re going to poke it into one of
    the straws at the back of the boat and with a mouth full of clean water, blow water through
    the system until it comes out of the other straw. The boiler is now primed and ready to use. All we need to do now is drop a candle under the middle of the
    boiler, put it into the bath, and wait for it to warm up. It shouldn’t take long for the boiler to start popping, and off she goes. After a while you might find that the boiler leaks and doesn’t work properly,
    in which case you might need to seal it with some more Blu-Tack. Or if you have any you could make a
    boiler using epoxy glue rather then Blu-Tack. This is far more durable and should last a lot longer. You can paint your boat using a waterproof acrylic paint if you like, you
    can also spray it with a waterproofing lacquer to help protect it. But make sure it’s completely dry before you use it. If it’s taking a while to get going, try dropping a second
    candle underneath the boiler. This should help speed things up. If you like this project, maybe you’d like to take a look at some of
    my other videos by clicking on the links on the right hand side. Or take a look at my youtube channel page. Have fun and happy boating!