Joe Karolides, photo Barry Gibson.
Salem News: Barry Gibson had just finished a presentation for the Plum Island Surfcasters on how to catch striped bass when he was approached by a man holding a homemade spinner rig.
Gibson was the editor of Salt Water Sportsman Magazine, a charter boat captain in Maine and a former world record-holder for bigeye tuna on a fly rod. But when it came to catching stripers, the gruff man with the funny-looking spinner rig considered himself the real expert.
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Tom Richardson is the director and host of New England Boating. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.