The new issue of the Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine

We are less than  a week away from new issue of the Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine. In a way I am like you ,all pumped up , except in  addition to the excitement I am also filled with fear not knowing what is written. Giving up control of something you’ve done for years it’s not easy but sometimes its necessary. There will be more changes coming this year, I will fill you in on them after we get this issue done.. Tommy and Dave have a handle on things just fine.

We have another batch of original videos for you in this issue. Rod DiCostanzo from Lordship Lures will show you how to make a tail wrap on your lure. Lou Caruso is tackling the problem of cold hands and reel handle. He will show you how to make a rubberized handle for your VS reel. There are also two video reviews and another installment in the Montauk Time and Tide series.

Speaking of Montauk thing…I did not see it then but I can see it now more clearly. I think I understand why Rich took 5 years to make Montauk Rocks. I think I will finish it one day and it won’t look nothing like what it looks like now but it’s going to take few years of extra footage at least.

The new issue has another great article from late Frank Pintauro, follow up  by Dave Anderson on the surf caught 50’s from last year. There is a story from Bill Jacobs on fishing Giant plugs and John Skinner on Fishing for Cow Bass. There is stuff on color from Matt Handelsman and Indian River Surf by Ric Burnley. And of course your regular columnists that make the heart of every issue we put together. Can’t wait.

by the way, I came across this yesterday. In four years I been writing this blog I might put two jokes on the blog but I thought this was funny…and in a low of ways true to an extent…although I do wish I have this dude’s sense of humor


After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Sainsbury’s. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women – she loves to browse.

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Sainsbury’s…

Dear Mrs. Harris,

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behaviour and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are listed below and are “documented by our video
surveillance cameras”:

1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they weren’t looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-
minute intervals.

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women’s restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official
voice, ‘Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away’. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to reserve a bag of Maltesers.

6. August 14: Moved a ‘CAUTION – WET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers they could come in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department – to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began
crying and screamed, ‘Why can’t you people just leave me alone?’

Emergency Medics were called.

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. October 3: Darted around the Store suspiciously while loudly
humming the ’ Mission Impossible’ theme.

11. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his ‘Madonna look’ by using different sizes of funnels.

12. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed
through, yelled ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!’

13. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed the fetal position and screamed ‘OH NO! IT’S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!’

14. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where the fitting room was.

And last, but not least:

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited
awhile, and then yelled very loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here.’

One of the Staff passed out.




10 comments on “The new issue of the Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine

  1. Jim J.

    My wife just about peed her pants and I have tears from laughing thanks guys I had to read again because I forgot what the rest was

  2. Richard aka Woodwker99

    I really don’t know why this is funny ?I have been doing things like this when dragged out shopping with the wife for years. I just never got banned from a store( as of yet anyway). I find it a good way to pass the time. an d when I do get asked to leave, my wife just thinks I gave up waiting and went to the car…lol.. No really!!! But I have to say reading it was a bit of a blast and also gave me more ideas…

  3. Tony Marchisotto



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