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SPYDERCO SALT THREAD...fishing, ocean, stories, pics and all things "salt"

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Surfingringo, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. actionyak


    Feb 13, 2011
    One of my favorite authors. Papa Hemingway's boat is a treat to see at that Bass Pro. Didn't get there this trip, but have in the past.
  2. TEFL0N_D0N_81


    Feb 23, 2011
    Always wanted to catch a tarpon. There are a few schools of them within the first mile of the seven-mile bridge in South FL. Otherwise, I must have driven by Robbie's a dozen times and never really checked them out. Those pics really changed my mind.

    By the way, for casual fun, I highly recommend discovery cove at Orlando FL. They have a man-made reef that's been a joy to go swimming in. Swimming through schools of mullets, parrot fish, rays, etc is quite an experience. They also have a fake sunken ship on the bottom you can swim down to, and see barracudas on the other side of plexiglass.

    On a spyderco topic, I ran across this:



    I had no idea Spyderco made an automatic folder in H1. Anyone here played around with this?
  3. P_Meticulous


    Apr 28, 2013
    Wanna trade lives for a week gringo? ;)

    Meh, I need a vac soon lol
  4. TDOG1


    Jan 11, 2009
    Was in the Keys last week. Caught some nice yellowtail, a couple hogfish, a nice Spanish hogfish which I hadn't caught before, and a couple keeper grouper. We were there primarily for lobster. Did very well on those. If you have the opportunity to pick up the Aqua Salt do youself a favor and get one. Of all my spydies this is one of my favorites. Have both the PE and serrated. I think Sal also designed this knife. Another classic Spydie in H-1.

    Went to breakfast at the Hungry Tarpon/Robbie's after the ride through the mangrove cut. Folks really enjoy that ride the first time. Some years back, my daughter was pulled in the water feeding the tarpon.

    Folks say you lose track of time in the Keys....I lose track of the days :D
  5. spencereyring


    Feb 19, 2013
    I have a salt tasman if anyone is interested. i may end up letting it go. email me if interested
  6. ghstdanc


    Sep 11, 2012
    Thanks for that link!! I just ordered 3 Aquas.
  7. ghstdanc


    Sep 11, 2012
    Teflon, I have an Emerson Endura 4. I challange anyone with an auto knife to get it out of their pocket and open faster. Great knife and no legality issues.
  8. brodester


    Feb 22, 2012
    No problem! Enjoy them. Only black handles left I see. I'm guessing you cleaned them out of yellows ;)
  9. Spectre


    Nov 3, 1998
    The only Salt I currently have is a Schempp Rock. Of course I'll buy the ARK just as soon as it's ready...
  10. TEFL0N_D0N_81


    Feb 23, 2011
    I have no doubt only a fixed blade will technically be faster than a waved knife. That being said, autos can be cool too.
  11. TEFL0N_D0N_81


    Feb 23, 2011
    The Schempp Rock is made in VG-10. It was a remake of the previous version 'Rock Salt' which was made in H-1. Both are very cool knives.
  12. Spectre


    Nov 3, 1998
    I have the Rock Salt.
  13. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    Got some mackerel and grouper this morning off the kayak. I filleted this guy with my pm2. I had put a hairsplitting edge on the knife and just wanted to use it. Took about 20 seconds! Mackerel is a really easy fish to filet anyway, but the edge I had on my pm2 cut through it like it wasnt even there! I was outside without a cutting board so when I had my two long filets and wanted to cut them in half I was able to hold em up by one end and push/slice cut em in half in one pass. Forget the paper test! Mackerel test! ;). Man, I love a sharp knife!

  14. L2bravo


    Jun 14, 2013

    Boom! That is a new knife on the way! Tx. is gonna let me have "switch blades" after 9/1/13. I could own them anyway, being a fireman, but this opens a lot of doors.
  15. ghstdanc


    Sep 11, 2012
    I've been looking for a Rock Salt but they are few and far between. I've read the thread on the ARK. Any timeline? And will Sal make it in H1?
  16. TEFL0N_D0N_81


    Feb 23, 2011
    I missed the boat on the Rock Salt too.

    As for ARK, the slim chance it'll be in H1 is if they're a japanese model to begin with. With H-1 exclusively made in Seki City, only the Japanese made models (delica, endura, dragonfly, etc) seem to get a conversion now and then.
  17. Airsoftgun99


    Jul 26, 2013
    Well, I just got my dragonfly in h1 today, and I'm very pleased. I can't wait to go fishing with this!
  18. Sikmike


    Nov 12, 2012
    I've been used to carrying ZTs at work for light tasks to cutting branches etc. But thought it would be nice to have a knife I could do food prep with as well and not care about any parts of it rusting. I'm so impressed with my Pacific Salt so far and have become a Spyderco fan. My ZT 0561 and Pacific will be fighting for pocket time that's for sure. That H-1 takes a wicked edge on the strop by the way, it may not keep it super long but I maintain it well. It's just so nice to carelessly run the knife under hot water to clean it.

  19. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    They are awesome knives for real world use. ALL Spydercos are. Try the paramilitary 2. Try the dragonfly 2. Gayle Bradley.
  20. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Just got back from a trip to NH and didn't do well fishing. Skunked on bass, but the closest one I had reminded me of surf gringo. Had a nice smallie on until he jumped like 5 feet from the boat and almost beaned me in the head with my lure! On the knife side I always have my para 2 in my pocket when I fish...pictured is the scrapyard wiener dog...

    Did catch my first black crappie- nice fish and the fella had some heft. Cool looking fish.



    In better fishing news, my daughter caught her 1st fish and my son cleaned up on sunfish, perch and got his 1st pickerel...




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