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APtravelnews-July 24th,—NOTE* All of American Press sites were downed last week!  UPDATE: However, we are back and posting daily! All is well again.

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My long time friend Andy Mills-an ardent fly fishing angler. We fished together in the Florida Keys!
My long time friend Andy Mills (previously married to Chris Evert) -an ardent fly fishing angler. We fished together in the Florida Keys! We met again at iCast in Orlando at the Hardy fly reel Reel booth.

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Food Trucks, Trailers and Kiosks Are Becoming Ubiquitous In America

This Chevy bread delivery truck is being transformed into a food truck business.
This Chevy bread delivery truck is being transformed into a food truck business. It is a work in progress, best left to various professionals in the electric and propane areas.
In the process of being turned into a kitchen!
This truck is In the process of being turned into a kitchen and serving vehicle!

P1020750APtravelnews-July 31st, Frederick, Maryland--Food entrepreneurs have come out of the kitchen and onto the road delivering great “eats” at reasonable prices to folks who want a tasty meal fast and on the “cheap” too! Today there are food trucks selling a huge variety of sandwiches, plated gourmet dishes, hot dogs and burgers, tacos, pizza, slurpies, shakes, lemonades and innumerable rice and spaghetti dishes too! There are many reasons for the success and failures of these individualized purveyors of prepared foods. The successful food vendors know their customers tastes and offer items that are easy to eat on the go, are tasty and filling, can be considered mainstream dishes that are not fad prone and prices are reasonable. The failures miss all the above, or a couple of those customer needs and expectations.  As we travel we see all manner of soft ice cream trucks, crepe vans, pizza wagons, meatball and sausage and peppers trailers (seen at all outdoor fairs and expositions) the truck seen in this post will be a gourmet beef brisket, pulled pork and chicken enterprise served on home made sesame and onion buns with a special sauce concoction that could be considered addictive in it flavor and aroma too! The name of this new truck is: Mobile USA Cuisine-basically a true barbecue emporium on wheels and steroids provided by the very excited owner-Josh, our grandson! Look for it parked in prominently fun places all over Maryland!

Cuda Offers “Winning” Products For the Fisherman and Woman!

 

Several new products for the angler by Cuda!
Several new products for the angler by Cuda!

APtravelnews-July 29th, Goose Holler’ Farms—Barb and I visited iCast; a huge manufacturers show in Orlando, FL The Orange County Convention Center was the host facility and this year both a fly fishing manufacturers show and iCAST were next to each other in the huge halls of the convention center.

We walked and talked, visited with numerous companies, both startup entrepreneurs and existing long- term players in the fisherman’s market place such as Shimano, Garcia, Mustad Hooks, Rapala Lures, Diaichi Hooks and baits, and so many others, but only about 20-percent of what was on display over the three days we were there could be properly visited. There was a display of new fishing equipment and a “Best of Show” new products display. We focused in on several unique items, and the following posts that will display images and offer descriptions of some of the more ingenious or wonderfully well made of these products.

Cuda Brand offered many brand new items and we will describe a few: A range of different length Titanium filet and fish knives. We have been looking for a very strong, yet flexible blade for our fresh water fishing needs. We like crappie and other panfish as well as walleye and trout. The 3X sharper Titanium No. 4 model filet knife was just the ticket! This knife was designed for smaller fish. The precision ground edge is 3-times stronger than steel. The Stainless Steel blade is of German 4116 corrosion resistant metalics. The non-slip Cuda scale pattern grip is first rate for me. There is actually a visible full-tang throughout the knifes length.  WWW.cudabrand.com  Check out the other 10 model knives of all sizes.

This Cuda Model filet knife works great with smaller fish such as panfish and trout!
This Cuda Model filet knife works great with smaller fish such as panfish and trout!
This fish scissor can be taken apart for cleaning, a bottle opener and a great scaler too!
This fish scissor can be taken apart for cleaning, a bottle opener and a great scaler too!

Cuda Grip and Scale. Extremely handy combo tool for the angler who wants to protect the fish, his hands and still know the weight of his fish without ever getting his hands slimy or the fish losing its protective slime.Cuda Grip and Scale. Extremely handy combo tool for the angler who wants to protect the fish, his hands and still know the weight of his fish without ever getting his hands slimy or the fish losing its protective slime.

Snugs down on a clean flat surface and sharpens you knives to a razor-like edge!
Snugs down on a clean flat surface and sharpens you knives to a razor-like edge!

 

 

Baby Bubbles Portable Air Pump Brings em’ Back Alive

P1020731P1020736 P1020730APtravelnews-July 27th, Goose Holler Farms-Crossville, TN.-Marine Metal Products besides manufacturing a string of great bait tank aerators, now has Baby Bubbles-a clip on the pail half the size of a cigarette pack bubble blower that really works terrific! I recently tried it out on a 5-gallon pail of water with some of my sunfish swimming around breathing easy during a hot summer day. The unit comes with a 24-inch long tubing, airstone set and it runs about 20 hours on up 1 or two AA batteries. It has an adjustable stainless steel clip and a rubber protected switch. This is designed as a backup aquarium pump and can be used in fresh and saltwater. Simplicity is what makes this unit perfect! Its job is to “bring em back and keep them alive.” This Baby Bubbles does just that! Cost is about $4.95 to $6.95 retail and anyone that owns an aquarium or uses minnows or shrimp for bait should always have one in their arsenal of equipment! Ask for it at all retail outlets that sell fishing gear. If you cannot find it call-727-461-5575

Marine Metal Products is located in Clearwater, FL.P1020732