"The squad has rendezvoused at 0800 hours just as it does each Thursday. Al Dalphonso gives the orders. He's not much for barking, though. More of a lead-by-example type. "If you pinch it right and get the tension where it needs to be," says Dalphonso, 66, "you don't need a ton of knots." A U.S. Navy veteran, Dalphonso could be giving instructions on rigging or tying off a vessel.But he's holding a bunch of pearlescent mylar between his thumb and forefinger. With a thin black thread, he ties the material to a hook." Read on at The Weather Channel of f'n places.