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The Fishin' Thread
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Rod&Creel
fishing has alays been my favorite passtime ( exept around the age of 9 , when tormenting my kid brother was slightly more amusing ) seems no matter what there is nothing a day with rod in hand could not fix or atleas make better.

yesterday i went fishing for a few hours and though all i caught was a fingerling perch it was a nice day. a guy just a short distance from me caught a 23" large mouth , that was something to see. a good fish is a good fish , regardless of who catches it.

please share your fishing stories good ,bad or in between. its not about what's in the creel , its about the day as a whole , a bad day fishing is still better than a good day at work.

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02-09-2015 09:12 PM
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RE: Rod&Creel
The yearly fishing trips the family men took are some of the greatest memories I have. Seemed there was nothing else in life for that weekend except for fishing, fish fries, playing cards, and horsing around. I have to admit, I totally miss those days. Life got in the way and already took my Dad and my Grandpa, so those days are long past.

But I do appreciate the quick hit of nostalgia there, Chuck-Drl! Reminds me that I need to take my boys on a weekend trip somewhere. As much as I've tried, they just aren't into fishing though.
02-09-2015 09:37 PM
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RE: Rod&Creel
My uncle has a 5-acre pond in his backyard (his backyard is 50 acres) and it was stocked with bass and crappie about 70 years ago when my grandpa and great-grandpa built the pond to water cattle. Every time I visit him I bring my fishing rod and in recent years I've gotten more into it, buying fancy lures designed to catch bass, all that stuff. Every time I visit is a great experience, and a nice way to get away from the hectic bustle of living in a big city, but the very best time I've had was when I brought my fiancée with me to visit. Over 500 miles away from home, with my best gal in the middle of a pond, who cares if I catch anything? We just relaxed in the paddleboat and talked watched the sunrise, caught a few fish, I mean it was just a perfect relaxing time together. A week before we went, someone caught a huge bass, it was like 35" if I recall correctly, and they let it go, but you can be damn sure that big boy was being careful the day we went out. Even though I'm a city boy, fishing has always been a part of my life because of my uncle's pond, and when I was younger my grandparents lived on a lake, so I love fishing as a relaxing time to be alone with my thoughts. 
03-09-2015 03:56 PM
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A hand grenade and a net make fishing a lot easier...

Not my favourite pastime - I reckon a net across the body of water and a few hundred grammes of explosives work rather better.

Even if you do end up with a bunch of species with more eyes than fins ending up in the net.

IMO those are best discarded.

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03-09-2015 08:21 PM
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(03-09-2015 08:21 PM)Don Wrote:  A hand grenade and a net make fishing a lot easier...

Not my favourite pastime - I reckon a net across the body of water and a few hundred grammes of explosives work rather better.

Even if you do end up with a bunch of species with more eyes than fins ending up in the net.

IMO those are best discarded.

oh you men the KABOOM lure ? very effectiv, but it really takes the fight out of em lol

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03-09-2015 08:29 PM
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Smile - the Kaboom is for me what fishing is about. 

My uncle spent 40 years working in Europe's largest explosives factory....

My paternal grandfather (My maternal grandfather died aged 30, 14 years before I was born) was keen to teach me fishing. He ran out of enthusiasm for this the day I hooked his left ear...

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03-09-2015 08:34 PM
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The Fishin' Thread
So we have occasional talks about fishing, so let's start putting it all here. It is open to fishing, boating, rigging, tackle, trip discussions, you name it. But all fishing. So, let's talk about drowning worms!!
30-08-2019 04:32 PM
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RE: The Fishin' Thread
I will start off with a gear question.

Who uses circle hooks?
30-08-2019 04:32 PM
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Great idea TW - why has it not been thought of before. Even Don can join in with different types of explosives that can be used[Image: lol2.gif]. The gear I use will be a lot different from most of you here that fish in respect of baits hooks and line strength. As an example I never use line of more that 5lb breaking strain or hooks lower than 16 and always hooks with no barb. Never use live bait - only flies made from natural materials when possible. So my first question - what are circle hooks.
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RE: The Fishin' Thread
I tend to prefer a G hook over a circle hook , but as the carp fishermen ring in i think you'll find many like the circle hooks .

Mono or braid ?

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30-08-2019 05:17 PM
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