Part 2, Reel choices Shore fishing When anglers are shore fishing, they are more limited to where they can fish. One of the ways to improve your chances is to purchase reels that will give you some additional casting distance. Most factory combinations of rod and reel will have size 40 reels. This is far … Continue reading Topic of the Day 2
Topic of the Day I want to tell you, before we get started, that I have been testing and representing fishing equipment manufacturers for around 30 years. In that time, I have touched a lot of equipment, amassed a lot of information and even put in a few hours fishing. I want to share some … Continue reading Topic of the Day
This is a story about a personal accomplishment that very few if any thought possible and my desire to elevate the importance of mentorship, training and respect for the inexperienced worker. Setting the stage Shell Canada Limited and their Waterton Natural Gas processing facility pioneered a grand-scale, asbestos abatement program that lasted 3 1/2 years. … Continue reading Impossibilities equal Opportunities
Hold on and wait is short story about fishing todays high tech lines and hooks. Unlike the opening statement, we often find ourselves on an adrenalin rush and are often overly eager to slam the hook into the jaws of a fish. Hold on and wait because your set up will help set the hook … Continue reading Hold on and Wait!
This is a story about my experience working in The Pas, Manitoba. Manitoba Forest Products was the complete name for a pulp mill built in The Pas Manitoba by government funds. It was designed and built to provide locals with employment and part of a larger government job creation plan. Project The pulp mill had been … Continue reading Manitoba Forest Products
So this is a story about a fully loaded Toyota Tundra quad cab 4x4 and a friend I met on a project around 2009. I was a site supervisor and resource person working for Jacobs Engineering. Jacobs was the EPCM lead on the project which entailed the streamlining and retrofit of a Shell natural gas … Continue reading Peter Hogan
This is a short story and one of three people that come to mind. Joe Dvorak was an immigrant who suffered through and escaped the Hungarian revolution around 1957. He came to Canada with many of his brethren to find a new life and was soon thrust into the workforce. Just like me, he was … Continue reading In memory of Joe Dvorak