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#198-"50lb Bag of Corn" Edition

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>>1128130

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!
http://www.pastebin.com/u/fishingandtackle
https://imgur.com/a/1Xw3N

Talk about fishin
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We're finishing up the grip and then we're doing guides I think
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>>1131983
Oh sheet I forgot you're at that little class.

I want to build a rod like that. Looks fun. Did they have a big selection of stuff to choose from or were you stuck with one blank and one grip?
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>>1131991
We got to pick our thread color and a decal lol. It makes sense for everything else to be the same tho.
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>>1131994
All the same size? What is it? A 7' M or somethin?

At least you will know how to do it.
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>>1132006
Yeah a 6' 6" medium.
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>Cold
>Ugly overcast sky
>Random down poors that never last more than 2-3 minuets but dump enough ice cold water to freeze you to the bone

Do I have to go fishing today? No.
Am I going fishing today? Yes.

I fucking hate this shithole in fall.
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>>1132048
That sounds terrible
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It's gettin there. Adding some decals and a little trim then it's time to epoxy the guides
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>>1132103
Epoxy is on
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Whats a good, not super expensive fluorocarbon for panfish, small bass and trout?

I need to reline my light rods and im not impressed by Berkeley vanish.
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>>1132163
Also any lure recommendations for panfish & maybe some small bass bycatch?
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>>1132156
Okay last pic. This was pretty fun. It looks dank with the epoxy on it I'm excited to see it tomorrow once it's dried.
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Marabou jigs strike again. These stockies hit pink ones.
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>Tfw you want to try and catch a steelhead but the reservoir is open and the current made it unfishable the entire weekend

Good news is I signed up for a fly tying class at the begging of next month so when I’m not ice fishing or steelhead fishing I’ll be able to fill my fly boxes for the spring
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>>1131977
Outta the way virgins.

Caught this alpha fish today.

There were some monsters jumping in the swim. And I missed an early bite. The secret?

A 50 lb bag of corn.
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>>1132048
Where at?
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>>1132265
Nice carp but pls dont disrespect chadmouth
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How do you guys like to kill your fish before you filet them? Normally I just hit them bluntly over the head to knock them out then drive a knife into their skull but i'm curious how many of you throw them in ice, suffocate them, just flat out filet them, etc
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>>1132165
I'm a big fan of the 1/16oz-1/8oz underspins with a curly tail grub on them for panfish or small bass. Beetle Spins are a classic too. The Gulp 2"-3" curly tail minnows have been a favorite too.

If the panfish are being really picky, either the Mini Mites or some tiny jigheads with something like the 1"-1.5" Gulp grubs and minnows in the tiny jars.

And obligatory Mepps and Rapala mention.

>>1132171
Let's see how it holds up

>>1132265
Ayy so you actually landed somethin despite the weather?
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I've spent like $100 on fishing lures and spent many hours learning how to use them but i always end up going back to worm and bobber at the end of the day and outfish all of my lures, anyone else experience this?
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>>1132288
Its hard to beat live bait even if its a worm.

A lot of stuff is just situational, or designed to attract fisherman instead of fish. lol.
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>>1132283
Yah it was cold. ~37 degrees. Sun only peaked out once. Was pretty calm for an hour or two, until I got rained/blown out at about 2pm.
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>>1132288
I fish mostly saltwater and bait is not as simple as and earth worm. Saltwater live bait is more costly and not as easily maintained. Lure make my fishing trip more simple and enjoyable. I can cover more water with lures too since I’m not as worried about live bait dying faster after too many re cast.
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Water's cooling a little now, the goats are coming in shallower. Shot this 7lber in 10 feet of water after only being wet for 15 min.
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>>1132191
hella
>>1132265
>alpha fish
>tfw its diet is mostly algae
its not even alpha enough to hunt, it settles for the scum stuck to the rocks and clams that cant even run away
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>>1132326
Its an omnivore. It will eat literally anything. Minnows, Zebra Mussels, Crayfish, Insects, Algae, Plants, Fruits, Seeds, Nuts.

Its constantly bulking to maximize its gains.

Bass unfortunately fell for the 100% Protein Meme Diet. Which is why they have such small gains, and why they are not swole.

A 10lb Carp is small
A 10lb Bass is a monster.
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>>1131977
>Fish for Carp
>Meet all sorts of Anglers
>Indians, Asians, Russians, Africans, Britbongs, South Americans.

>Fish for Bass
>Only meet Racist White people with confederate flags.

In time Carp will outbreed the inferior Bass Race, and me and my fellow Marxists will have eliminated the racist patriarchal bass domination of our fishing society. George Soros's grandpa was wise enough to import carp into North America 120 years ago.

There is nothing you Basscists can do to stop this.

Open Borders for Carp
Open Borders for People
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>>1132274
Almost all the fish I eat are filleted while they are still alive. That can depend on where we go and how long the drive is but I always put them on ice for the drive regardless. Sometimes if I go walleye fishing at night I will do the same process but instead of filleting them right away I put them in the fridge whole and fillet them the next day.

>>1132336
>>1132339
I have to hand it to the carp shill. He makes a compelling argument

Plus we all know largemouth are a certified meme fish
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>>1132265
>can't swim backwards
>doesn't have a nice shiny coat
>doesn't have teeth

T R A S H F I S H
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>>1132357
Carp don't have te.....

owo whats this.
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>>1132371
((((((Teeth))))))
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>>1132268

Indiana, along the wabash.

Didn't catch anything, but I only got like 20 minuets in before this guy who lived in his car started following me up and down the bank. Figured it was time to go cause it was getting a pretty dark and I didn't want to try fight a hobo in the woods at night.
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>>1132336
>A 10lb Carp is small
>A 10lb Bass is a monster.

And cows weigh more than women, I still don't want to stick my dick in one.
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>>1132377

For clarification, I don't want to stick my dick in a cow. You all know what I meant.
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>>1132378
So you're saying you want to stick your dick in a bass?
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>>1132357
Here is a nice shiny carp.

This is the closest evidence I could find that carp can swim backwards, close enough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP5UQJ-QoYg
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>>1132336
I'm pretty sure bass are as opportunistic. I've had them eat corn while fishing for carp. Bass also depend on insects at a young age and I've caught older bass on lil flies.

They're not as predatory as y'all think. It's just that most ways of catching them are focused on predatory aspect.
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>>1132383
>Not getting the SUCC from carp
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>>1132163
Seaguar red label

>>1132165
1" gulp minnows, 2" gulp floating trout worms, inline spinners, spoons, beetle spins, flies on a mini drop shot.

The last one really slays the small ones
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>>1132383

I'm saying judging two unrelated things by weight is a shit system. But maybe.
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>>1132495
yea, the small ones really prefer tiny tiny baits. I understand people like to fish for just the bigger panfish but Im more about quantity when panfishing. Getting some fly-sized hooks gets you more fish.

I like getting micro jig heads that could be used as fly gear so I dont have to worry about any other tackle at the end of my line. pic related is 1/80th and a 1/32nd oz. With 4lb test you can easily chuck the 1/32nd anywhere in terms of creeks. 1/80th is for actual microfishing and I normally will use fly gear or just a bobber with spinning gear.
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>>1132474
Yeah but only if you got some tiny dick and can fit it in the little mouth without getting to the tooth.

I prefer Latinas instead.
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>>1132543
>without getting to the tooth
lol thats right I just forgot about that biology lesson ( >>1132371 )
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>>1131977
>31 degrees
>Snowing
MUH CARP
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>>1131977
When will a bucket biologist start importing these?
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>>1132640
>living places where it snows
You deserve it

>>1132652
Pic related
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Are shakespeare rods any good? I wanna get one to replace my old rod, but they're so ugly and they feel so frail, like it's gonna break with anything above 10 pounds, I'm asking for surf and kayak fishing, so I get pretty large stuff.
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>>1132701
>living places where it snows
Funny you mention that
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Local lake froze over last night. Anyone else excited for Ice Fishing?
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>>1132757
From what I know, only ugly stick is the decent shakespeare rod. However, they are not sensitive and not that great for lure fishing. It all depends on what region you are in and what species are avaliable when it comes to inshore and kayak. I’ve been looking at cheap intro rod for a cousin and I see that the hurricane calico jack has pretty good review and might be what you are looking for
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>>1132757
They're cheap...

If you aren't trying to spend much, check out Berkley Lightning Rods if they come in a size that works for you. I have told a few other people about them and everybody agrees that it's a really nice rod for the $40 price tag and feels way better than Ugly Stiks or the other <$50 choices.

>>1132795
They have those Micro Graphites or some shit too for really cheap and I bought one of those to throw on an old UL reel I had laying around and I was suprised for the price. I think it may have only been like $20.
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>>1132354
Someday you’ll be a fish anon, and then you’ll appreciate the bump on the head before filleting.
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>>1132757
First rod I used was the “Shakespeare catch more fish lake/pond combo” I used it for about 5 months before I got an actual rod and reel. It held up with about zero maintenance and I’ve pulled up my PB largemouth on it. First bass pictured is about 12 inches and the second one was around 17-18 inches. Pretty good imo for $30

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Shakespeare-Catch-More-Fish-Lake-Pond-Medium-Power-Spincasting-Combo-2pc/21062489?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222228015234001&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=40969119872&wl4=pla-78912127232&wl5=9016850&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=21062489&wl13=&veh=sem

(Link to where you can putrchase it)
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>>1132760
If by ice fishing you mean fishing a beer out of the cooler while chilling on a bank at night, then yes.
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>>1132760
>tfw 80* and massive thunderstorm here
>tfw Missouri """fall"""
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>Air Temp: 31F-37F
>Snowing/Raining
>Cooked up a 5 gallon bucket of corn and millet last night
>Said fuck it, I dont want to keep this corn in my trailer for a week
>Went out to my normal spot
>Caught 4 Carp in 31F weather
>Little Russian Kid and his mom appear
>Let little Ivan land a fish as him and his mother exchange suka blyats
>Have a few more pickups
>Was experimenting with a longer hair rig, so I didn't hook up with anymore.
>Bite Alarms literally worthless with how soft the fish were taking the bait
>At most I would get a single beep.
>On 3 of the landed fish, the alarms didnt even go off, the round tip just bounced once, and very little line (if any) was even taken before the hookset.

Pics later 2nite.
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>>1132757
What's your budget?

A Surf rod is going to be radically different from a kayak rod.

You'll be making some pretty heavy compromises if you want one that works for both.

Ideally for a surf rod you want something 12'+ while with a kayak you want 8' or shorter.

Daiwa makes some pretty good surf rods.
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>>1132936
Low Quality Photos incoming.
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>>1132936
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>>1132862
>He fell for the spincasting meme
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>>1132962
My uncle gifted it to me many years ago and I couldn’t afford a different setup so I used that
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>>1132760
>>1132863
Speaking of such things, sausage cooking on fire.
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>>1133033
And a cat for the stinger.
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>>1131977
>tfw no carp fishing partner to prebait swims, and test new techniques out with.
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>>1133034
Nice fish.
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>>1132339
>>1132652
>>1132958
>WE WUZ LOYALTIES AND SHIIEETTT
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>>1132962
Personally I would love a decent spincast reel and a small rod with pistol grip handle. Both in the UL-range.
Easy as fuck to use, lightweight and great fun for fucking about.
Sadly most spincast reels are crap quality and pistol grip rods seem out of fashion.
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>>1133129
This kills the fish
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>>1133165
I never used a spincaster. I'm all for comfortable outfits tho when it comes to lightweight uses. I guess they're not good quality however?
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>>1133283
Spincast reels are generally crap. Babbys first reel and so simple to use that you can't fuck it up no matter how hard you try so they are most often found on starter-kits of well, questionable quality.
Imagine the user-friendliness (even friendlier actually) of spinning reels combined with baitcaster precision and feel. They don't cast as well as either though and being a jack of all (both) trades they are the master of none so to speak.
Sadly I've never once here in Denmark encountered a spincast reel worth even one shekel. We be spinning reelers.
And the few spincast reels I can find online that are seemingly decent seem to cost twice as much in the EU as they do in the states (e.i. Zebco ZO3PRO - ~60USD vs. ~83Euro). I want max comfy setup that even my wife and infant daughter can use. Sucks...
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>>1132701

>not enjoying a good shower of water dandruff
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>>1133165
My dad has been using one unironicaly for as long as I’ve been alive. He only fishes for perch so it works fine.
>>1133129
Tfw bass will never receive this level of royalty
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>>1133320
The snow is pretty when it first falls, but absolutely everything else about winter is terrible
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>>1133129
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>>1133348
Media is weird.
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>>1133129
Trump is a busy man!

When you eat cereal, do you use those tiny coffee stirring spoons? I sure as hell don't. I find the big manly soup spoon. I got places to be!
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>>1132760
Hell yes, still getting all of my gear together.
Wisconsin is getting cold.
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>>1133169
>kills the fish
That's why Abe did it first?
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>>1133299
a zebco 202 should be fine for your purposes. A simple cheap reliable reel perfect for the women and children
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>>1133359
>wasting time with a soup spoon and a bowl
>not pouring milk directly in to the box and eating it with a serving spoon
do you even rush?
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>>1133374
my cousins wanted to fish with me so they bought two of them and the reel had some sort of malfunction and the bail jammed and stopped opening and when i took off the top part of the spool cover it was just sitting there jammed, not being a reel mechanic i just started hitting it on concrete to see if i could knock it loose.

it never did come loose but 10/10 on the durability factor
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Absolute geniuses... How has no one ever ever thought of combining all of the actions into one...
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>>1133433
Old news. Got this in a MTB like 9 months ago
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>>1133507
is it worth it?
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>>1133430
>bail jammed
there's a bail on a spincaster?
> i just started hitting it on concrete
perhaps you need a lower iq sport than fishing
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>>1133513
>perhaps you need a lower iq sport than fishing

How can you get more low IQ than throwing somthing on a string into the water then pulling it back to you?
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>>1133520
Well can clearly tell you don't catch fish, unless it's luck.
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>>1133507
I would fux with those

>>1133370
I just saw how the whole thing went down. Jesus christ CNN is ridiculous, now taking random people's tweets as "news".
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>>1133513
what ever the hell you call this button i just call it a bail because it serves the same purpose as a spinning bail

also i have no clue how to work spincasters. If you have a better solution to fix a cheap temporary rod im all ears
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Are you denying that the basic principle behind fishing is to throw something in the water and then pull it back in?

no other sport is near that easy, even at its most basic level.
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>>1133511
I dunno I never used it. I'm sure it'd catch fish tho.
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>>1133540
Kek you can do the same thing for any sport.

>football
All you do is run a ball down a field?

>shooting
all you do is pull the trigger?

>golf
All you do is hit ball?

>racing
All you do is drive?
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>>1133535
Every problem I've ever had with a spincast has been from line tangles. Did the line get tangled and then you cut it out and missed a piece that made it to the internals?

I have a zebco 202 I've used as a loaner for years. Every time before it comes out, maybe once every year or two, I remove the old line and put on about 20 yards of fresh line which prevents most line problems. 20 yards is plenty for a few hours of sitting on the dock and catching bluegill and maybe a bullhead or crappie
Also a spinning reel is not difficult to operate and you might as well just teach them how to use one if that's what you know.
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>>1133433
Why not have an umbrella jig consisted of 10 of those. Now you have ALL THE ACTIONS x 10. Make sure you get the trailer with a big ass thumping paddle tail too for each jig. Sure you'll probably need like 100 lb braid on a tuna rod to drag that shit through the water with all of the resistance. You'll be making the ultimate chad wake trolling that set up and catch the biggest fish ever.

>>1133540
Sure, making a basic cast in clear open space and manage to land your shit into the water is the very basic of it. That the very least you need to do to have any chance to hook a fish at all. It's a equivalent of learning throwing a ball forward. Just throwing a ball doesn't make you a quarterback though. There's huge amount of learning curve involve know location, technique, and lure/bait. When you get decent, you'll figure out where to fish, how to fish, what you are fishing for (target specie) and it's not just put shit in the water. Even putting thing into a water part has a huge learning curve. Just look at this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osQ6JG2wezE
That's not something you learn first day, even first year of fishing.
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>>1133566
Damn... where is Savage Gear at with that umbrella rig?
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Local tackle shop has a Fenwick AETOS 7'2 M/M on markdown for $130. Should I snag it, or order in a Lunkerstik for $80?
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>>1133566
too much power for one man...
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Caught a turtle today lads, what did you catch???
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>>1133566
>that vid
Damn I skip a little but good lord

>>1133602
A little dink on a whopper plopper. Fuck this daylight savings nonsense.
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>>1133618
>Want to bait up my swim
>Its fucking dark now before I even get off of work
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>>1132165
Flyrod n panfish tackle.
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>>1133618
Nice, I wish there was more freshwater where I live.
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>>1133535
>a better solution to fix a cheap temporary rod
replacing it sounds like a good option
>>1133545
>>1133540
>soccer
all you do is kick a ball?
>rodeo
all you do is ride a horse?
>racing (again)
all you do is ride a motorcycle/bicycle/run?
>e-sports
all you do is play video games?
>voleyball
all you do is slap a ball?
literally anything's difficulty can be trivialized like this
>darksouls
all you do is roll?
>>1133602
i slept all day
>>1133622
>>1132165
+1
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>>1133624
opps, forgot to reply to this one
>bepis turn your trip back on
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>>1133671
Not bepis, just in a region im new to with not many lakes.
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>>1133433
I saw a similar jig in that Mike iconelli video with James Watson
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>Work gets a FedEx box
>all the new meme lures for the holiday seasons
>and 4 Swedish Pimples
>our store does not carry Swedish Pimples, they don't scan, and they're not on the packing slip or electronic manifest
>boss is just like "here, keep these"
So how the fuck do you fish these things? The package seems to indicate they're exclusively for vertical jigging in deep/cold water.
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>>1133726
they are usually used for ice fishing, but i have had good luck putting the single hook on it, and hanging a curly tail off the back, then just cast/retrieve, cast/twitch in, etc. kinda like what would be done with a kastmaster, but more subtle.
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>>1133726
i use the tiny ones for ice fishing. tip it with a maggot and they work excellent.

seeing as it is forcasted to snow on sunday it might be time to get the ice gear ready to go
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>>1133749
if the river flows, its still fly season. bundle up and stand waist deep in 30 degree F water to swing flies like a man.
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>>1133749
>>1133730
These are the massive ones, #9N (1 5/8oz).

The treble hook they come with I feel could be used as a climbing grapple.
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>>1133753
pike
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>>1133757
Don't have them here. I've got chain grass pickerel (which are about the size of the spoon, state record is like 13oz), bass, small bowfin, and shortnose gar.
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>>1133758
>chain AND grass pickerel
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>>1133752
trust me, thats what im planning on doing my entire winter break in between semesters. I think it will be comfy as shit being all by myself on the river with the snow covered trees around me.

>>1133758
move
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>>1133761
my neoprene waders really make it easy. the trouble comes when its warm out, i wind up wearing a T shirt and swim trunks under it, and then im still soaking with sweat at the end of the day, so in the summer i wind up just wet-wading a lot
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>>1133764
thats why im glad I got that second pair this summer. They are light and breathable so i can walk all day and not get hot. during the winter i will use my 1000g hunting waders which should work decently. my only issue is finding a way to put spikes on the rubber boots attached to them.
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>>1133768
Get some aerator shoes for the lawn
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>>1133773
Also good for curbing cunts
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>>1133582
Won't comment on the price (no clue about US prices) but 130USD for a 199USD rod (Fenwick website) sounds decent.
I have last years' model (handle all-cork) though. 9 feet, 6-24g lure rating. Found it at a clearance sale for 500DKK (78USD).
It is a pretty damn good rod from the relatively little I've used it (I prefer UL, even on the open coast). Pretty sensitive, nice backbone and light to carry around. So far I don't have a single complaint about it.
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>>1133764
Neoprenes blessing is also it's curse. It is damn fucking hot. God-tier for cold(er) weather, sucks ass in the summer and sucks a bit when walking to the next spot. Even in cold weather you easily work up a sweat when walking around in neoprene...
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im in the NW burbs of chicago

what and (where) should i fish this fall/winter?

i know busse has some warm water runoff but its generally always full of people
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>>1133923
I just gave up after September when I lived up there. But all the little bass ponds probably get too cold anyway. Start goin for walleye on the Fox or Chain Lakes maybe? I never had much luck at Busse.
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Recommendations for a rod+reel combo that could easily throw out some heavy (2-4oz) sinkers with no problem and handle black drum/redfish? Or really, I'd like a jack of all trades combo that could handle big fish from a pier/surf fishing. Really don't wanna go over $200.
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>>1133937
Penn battle 2 and a Daiwa beef stick
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>>1133950
What length would you recommend? I'm looking at the 9ft as I think 12ft might be a tad bit overkill.
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Any musky fisherman lurking?

bummed cause my fall trip got cancelled. was really looking foward to catching skie's on sucker rigs.

Anyone have any luck so far?
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>>1133952
Depend. Are you using a rod for soaking bait only or you are throwing lures as well
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>>1133952
from a pier you will like having the longer rod to pull big fish away from pilings. but tx is right about the beefstick, they are super solid and cost nothing. i really like my 10 foot and my 12 foot
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>>1133952
I honestly don't know. My surf rod is 10' 6" and it seems to work pretty good, but I just use it for bait. Other people who use theirs more can probably give you a better idea.
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Where does it end?
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>>1134025

What seems to be the problem?
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>>1134042

mostl likely meant to reply to my post from yesterday

>>1133433
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>>1133602
Condition was perfect today but fishing was shit

> tons of bait fish in the shallow, but only thing chasing them are fucking surf smelt
> got tired of surf smelt so I moved to different beach nearby where there’s bigger drop off and deeper water in hope of some bigger fish
> found a group of bird feeding
> cast nearby
> fucking bird hit my kastmaser and get legitly hooked in the mouth
> Take like 15 min to unhook that shit
> nothing on that beach despite water looking really good
> Got wet sand into one of my reel as the rod spike got knocked down
> the reel is completely locked up and I need to take it completely apart for cleaning

I didn’t even finish with it as I have to go to work. I just quickly took it apart to rinse out everything with water. I have to re grease and put it back together after work.
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>>1133433
>>1134025
>A fucking metallic spinaroo
>Any Fish

Heh.
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>>1131977
Are polarized glasses a meme?
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>>1134042
It's just super memey. Even moreso than the one >>1134105 posted imo. They would probably work really well, but id feel rediculous tossing it around.

>>1134224
No
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>>1134224
No, it’s legit and will add significantly your vision into the water in daylight and also protect your eyes from sunlight and stray flying hook
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>>1134224
not at all. they really do help, even my cheap-o 15 dollar walmart sunglasses
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>>1134224
No

I think I'm dying guys. Somebody needs to take over the OP and Secret Santa when this cold kills me...
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>>1131977

Alright guys, I give you the stupidest thing you are going to read all day.

Me and my Buddy were slaughtering turkeys for the holidays and fishing came up. Several hours of drinking and talking later we somehow came up with this stupid contest, and I would like your opinions on what the fuck I should do.

We are going out in early June of 2018 for the competition part, so I have until then to work on this thing. What colors/styles would you put where?

Pic related, my current plans and the "rules". Everything is honor system, but I would like to get this thing as close to functional as possible. Where do I even start?
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>>1134363

For clarification on the must be home made thing, I can buy components and materials for it, but I can't just buy an inline spinner and replace the treble hook with a spoon.
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>>1131977
>Its Dark by the time I get home from work
>All Parks Close at Dusk
>Can't even chum up my swim to prep it for weekend fishing

Its not fair....
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>>1134388

Just go in and dump your corn. Nobody will give a shit so long as you're polite about it.
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Got some brown trout from a clear mountain lake with my bro. We trolled clear lake wobblers with night crawlers trailing them.
>>1133961
Where I am, Right now is prob the best time of the year to be targeting musky with lures. They are up shallow feeding hard. Jerkbaits, spinners or even topwater are killer. I live in Virginia but if you are farther North, troll large minnow baits right along steep breaklines.
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My father gave me a lot of his fishing gear, a lot of which is shimano and loomis stuff. I'm still fairly new to fishing, should I just wait until I use that stuff? 100% honest, I don't want to look like that fucking guy.
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>>1134388
>>1134460
Was camping at said lake and woke up at 1:30am. It was raining and 50° but I didn't give a shit. Threw a jointed rap from shore and got lots of blowups. Finally landed this little brown. Nightfishing can be chill. Do your research and find out where you can fish.
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>>1134463
Which guy?
Shimano and g loomis are all solid stuff, why wouldn’t you use it
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>>1134463
Perfectly acceptable to bring out 2-3 rods out with you at a time
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>>1134463
Just do it. What kind of cunt is going to walk across the lake to come read the tiny label on the rod?

Only way I would look at you funny is if I saw you catching bluegill off the dock with some big Shimano conventional deep sea reel.
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>>1132165

Throw trout magnets, panfish go nuts for it
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>>1133978
Soaking bait. Think I'm gonna go with the 9ft Beef Stick and a 6000 Battle 2.
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>>1134520
If you're surf fishing I would highly recommend paying 20-30 extra bucks for a Spinfisher V because it's sealed and will help prevent the sand and salt from eating it up quickly
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>>1134224
No. I like how it keeps bugs out of my eyes too, for those buggy summer days.
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>>1134520
definately go for at least the 10, and consider the 12
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M or MH for crankbaits and jerkbaits?

I feel like a M is too light for 1/2 oz cranks or jerks but MH is too heavy for 1/4 oz ones. Which should I go with for now? Will probably get both in the future
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>>1134663
Medium is what I'd do
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>>1134663

I've always figured that you can do a small job with a big tool easier than you can do a big job with a small tool, but then again one of my biggest joys in life is dragging sunken logs right up to the boat.
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>>1134663
For jerkbaits you want as stiff a rod as possible to be able to 'jerk' your lure proper.
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>>1134663
If you can get a M with some fast action, you should be straight. If it's some wobbly Ugly Stik type shit, get a MH. Changes so much by brand. My CarbonLite M-Fast is great for 1/2oz stuff but my Fenwick Eagle M-Fast wouldn't feel nearly as good with the 1/2oz as the 1/4oz. Fenwick is also a spinning rod and Johnny Morris is casting so even the same model and brand, that will make a difference between two M rods.

Braid is nice for jerkbaits too because you can feel every little twitch and nibble.

>>1134224
They help you see through the glare a lot. Even if it's overcast, it still helps a ton.

>>1134672
>>1134711
It will kill the casting distance on the 1/4oz baits tho. I don't think 1/2oz will overpower many M rods but it won't feel nearly as good to twitch the jerkbaits on one that is too light.
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>>1134500

I just don’t want to get on a boat with a bunch of guys to catch bass and I’m there with hundreds and hundreds in tackle that I admittedly barely know how to use yet, see these guys get shit on in forums I’ve been lurking to learn.

Funnily enough I almost did that. Half the stuff he gave me is steelhead / salmon tackle, two Calcutta 400’s that I have no clue what to use for since I’m
not in Anchorage anymore. Catfish I guess.
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>>1134756
Lol yeah that would be funny taking out the Calcuttas in front of the rednecks going for catfish. As long as you are anxious to learn and don't go around like "Eww, is that a Daiwa?" to the other dudes, you will be fine.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U4PcaUZItM
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Daily reminder to always do the stingray shuffle.
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>>1134771

Now that's a nice simultaneous orgasm. Humans should take note on the technique.
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>>1134894
I saw some for the first time this weekend and tested it. Can confirm it works.
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>>1134771
> a leaf conveniently floats in to cover genital area at the right moment

As expect of japanese censorship law compliancy
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Do any of you fags use popping corks in the brine? I usually use the smaller ragin Cajun, but how well and when do you use the big ones?
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>>1131977
WA Fags Report in.

No Amazon/Microsoft Bugmen plz.
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>>1134127
So the result of this is pretty grim

Sand went all the way inside the internal gear compartment. I did my best to clean it out and now regrease it and put it back together. The reel is now usable but it is not quite the same and not as smooth. To make matter worse, I lost the anti reverse lever cam spring somewhere in the cleaning process so the switch to turn on and off doesn’t have spring switch anymore. It wasn’t something I actively check often for as I rarely use the switch. The anti-reverse still hold though if I move the lever in the same position. I feel quite bummed out still as it is my favorite set up and it’s not whole anymore. It was a used shimano symette I bought off craiglist and I used for more than a year for surf fishing. The internal has quite a beaing by now. I probably gonna retire it soon and might consider messing with a memecasting set up though. I gonna try to use it tomorrow to see how it feel. I still have a barely used shimano sedona as back up but I’m currently have that spooled with 40lb braid, which is heavier than I prefer for the surf ( currently have 15 lb braid on my symetre)
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>>1135056
Don't retire, just buy the parts and clean thoroughly with a tooth brush and you can actively maintain your gear.
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>>1134921
>buying popping corks
>not hanging a lure off of an actual popper lure
its like you dont even care about topwater action
>>1135056
>>1135110
dont forget to actually degrease anything, if you just wipe it off there is still a thin layer of grease that the sand can stick to. acetone is my go-to for this
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My old tacklebox was getting so full of crap stuff started getting tangled, then the buckle broke so went fuck it and got a 7771. Holy fuck the size of and space in this thing, I can even put my 2ft lip grips in the first lift up compartment. I was almost tempted to grab one of their Tackle bags about 2/3 the size but decided I need room for all the giant deep diving Cod lures I have sitting around. Inb4 I regret lugging this around once I put all my gear into it.
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>>1133602
Funnily enough a buddy got a Turtle the other weekend, fucker got hooked through the leg and unfortunately we couldn't do much but cut the line and hope the hook rusts out in time and he heals.
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>>1135135
admittedly everyone's needs are different. some people do better with a traditional hard box, some people do better with a tackle bag.
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>>1135135
Gib big box plx.
Looks like it would be perfect for me to store all my shit in and then have it sorted in the smaller boxes. One box for UL trout/perch, one box for pike, one box for standard sea-trout gear, one box for coarse fishing etc.etc.
I have a feeling the wife is getting tired of me having fishing gear spread all around.
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>>1135156
I have an older Plano Tackle bag for all of my sea fishing gear that holds some smaller trays, it's great for walking up beaches, jetties etc but I hardly travel 200km to the ocean to fish, I live near a major freshwater river and lake system and nearly all spots are accessible by car, hopefully I can stuff all the freshwater gear I have into this thing and not have to carry it far.

>>1135161
You can have it if you can trade me $210 AUD worth of lures, so probably $100 USD due to our shit tier economy.
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>>1135110
Where is a good, reliable place to buy replacement part?

I might try again sometime if I get my hand on the part that I lost. I just got a bit frustrated of spending a lot of time on it and still can’t get it the way I wanted
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>>1135056
If it is like the dog springs in my Penn Reels that I have lost many a time, then you can use the spring from a lighter.
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>>1135178
It’s the thin spring thingy here on this picture.
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>>1135175
Abu sends people to a website called eReplacementParts.com but you gotta find the schematics and part number first or else you will never know what you're looking at.
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>>1133952
I use a 10' beefstick and absolutely love it for chucking lures. Good for bait soaking too though.
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>>1135370
thats my cobia jig rod, it hucks a 3-4 oz bucktail 100 yards effortlessly.
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>>1134224
No, they make a world of difference. If you're not poor get a pair of Costas. Thank me later.
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>>1133952
12'+ is standard for surf.

Even on a pier you are going to need that extra rod length to belt out some of the longer casts.
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>>1135668
>>1133952
>>1133979
and dont forget the longer rod makes it easier to pull big fish away from pilings
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>>1131977
>Be fishing with friend
>He is super skinny
>Think he does drugs
>He also owns a 60k Bassboat, and has tens of thousands of dollars in fishing gear, so Im not certain
>Invites me to go bass fishing with him
>Tells me we are going to catch dozens of 10lb+ bass
>Think he is bullshitting me
>We get out on the water,
>I open his tacklebox looking for a lure or plastic
>Box is full of 8-12" long hooks with barbs along the shank
>Uh, do you snag bass man?
>His face seems kind of odd, almost straining
>No I dont snag bass he said.
>That shit is illegal, I follow the law man.
>His face becomes even more strained
>Well what are we going to fish with? Do you have minnows somewhere on here?
>I opened up his livewell
>A stench that I cannot describe overcame me
>I slammed the livewell shut
>Man, did you leave some shad in here or something?
>His face became even more strained
>OPEN THE LIVEWELL QUICK!
>I hesitate
>My """friend""" then comes running to my side of the boat while dropping his pants.
>What the fuck man
>He slams open the livewell and squats over the top of it.
>Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap
>A flurry of diahrea and huge turds comes flying into the livewell, tiny worms are now splattering everywhere on the deck where he missed.
>Drop the anchor Anon! We have fresh bait!
>I vomit over the edge of the boat
>He screams at me that chumming is illegal
>I look back in horror at my naked friend who is now threading a 12" turd onto his hook.
>WHAT THE FUCK MAN.
>This is what they dont show you at the Bassmasters.
>After the turd was thorougly hooked he cast it towards a dock
>The turd slammed onto the dock and splattered
>Oh man, at least we got more bait.
>I went back over the edge to throw up
>He then rethreaded another turd onto his hook, and tossed it back under the dock
>I turned my head back to watch
>In horror I saw dozens of the largest Largemouth Bass I have ever seen come swimming out from under the dock.
>Instantly he hooked up with one
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>>1135728
>This continued on for the next hour until my friend got his limit.
>He asked me if I wanted to try.
>I told him no, and asked him if we could go home.
>He nodded in agreement.
>I think 250lbs of bass is good enough for an hour on the lake.
>You know Anon, I shill a lot of shit on TV, but I also fish with it too. You can never have too much shit when bass fishing.
>T.t.t.thanks
>This is how I met Billy Dance.
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>>1135728
>>1135731
>>>Reddit
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>>1135728
My sides right now help
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>>1135747
>>>https://www.reddit.com/r/bassfishing/
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when fishing with spinners/spoons, do you guys tie your swivel a bit up the line or snap it directly to the lure?
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>>1135791
snap it directly to the lure most of the time.
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>>1132163
Pline. Crazy strong and abraision resistant.
>>1132308
dope looking fish. You get into the seabass?
>>1134460
>>1134464
Also caught a huge amount of 6-8inch brooks and browns. The lakes min size was 10" so they all got thrown back. This lake has pike aswell so I'm thinking about trolling pic related next time.
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>>1135814
just troll a big crank.
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>>1135825

Or a spoon. I still my best results with spoons for pike no matter what else I'm pulling next to it.
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>>1135728
>>1135731
kek
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After I build these two rods I think I'm going to do a 3 weight fly rod for shits and gigs
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There is ice in the high country here in Colorado. I can't wait for Lake John to freeze up. We catch 5 to 6 pound Rainbows and cutbows out of it.
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>>1136014
do it! you will love catching bluegill on it. buy some foam crickets and ants while you are at it
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Was fishing a pond, cold ass conditions, unexpected bass hooks up on my micro jig and I lose him before netting him.

This has happened before with small hooks; always when they're nearing the surface near my net.

Any advice? I wanna keep the fish as low as possible and stick my net deep next time?
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>>1136072
Try to keep the bass under the water, use a lighter /slower rod, or use a line that has a little give if you're using braid.

>>1136055
It'll be sometime next year most likely. I have 2 or 3 reels I want to get first.
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>>1136072
Trash fish unhooked itself, take your free win.

In the picture is an example of doing it wrong. Net should pull the fish out from being completely submerged.. Fish aren't affected by gravity underwater but if you tug them through the air this creates a ton of unnecessary line tension. Another tip is to take your time, don't hurry a green fish in to be netted, fight him til he is tired out.
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>>1136091
Thanks for the advice.
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>>1136072
try cutting some of the bristles away from the weed gaurd so you get a better hookset, too
>>1136074
just get a fiberglass blank, you should be able to build the rod for super cheap
http://theanglersroost.com/products/fiberglass-blanks/
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>>1136216
Any reason to go with glass over a slower composite? I don't really mind spending money to make it nice, I just can't justify it when I'll only use it every once in awhile.
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>>1131977
Got off work an hour early and baited of my swim

Carpe Carpio Friends.
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Relatively new fisherman here, started this spring and fell in love.

Tips for fishing when it's cold? Was 31℉ today when I went out and my rod tip would grab water droplets and freeze up. Also, first time in that spot that I've gone an hour with no bite on an inline spinner which has me thinking that it's time to change gear up a little. What should I do now that the weather has changed?

The river never freezes so ice fishing isn't an option, but should I be looking into ice fishing techniques and apply that to cold but not frozen water?
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>>1136265
Use PAM/Vaseline on your guides to prevent freezing. Some people use wd-40, but Im not sure how that works with line.

What are you fishing for?
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>>1136238
indestructibility. the only thing a slow graphite rod has to offer over a glass rod with the same action is weight, and on a 3 weight even the heaviest blank isn't that heavy. you might get a little more sensitivity out of a graphite rod, too, but that doesn't matter a whole bunch. basically, for a rod in the realm of 1-3 weight i think glass is better because it eccentuates what those rods are made for. it makes the fish feel bigger, and it allows a more delicate cast.
>>1136265
slow down and downsize. try bouncing small jigs slowly on the bottom.
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>>1136278
>Some people use wd-40
those people are fuckheads, wd-40 is basically kerosine so it will evaporate quickly, and it can deteriorate line.
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>>1135814

I only got my bigger gun finished this year in time for the white sea bass season to mostly be over. I took a shot at one earlier in the summer, but I only had my 90cm gun and he was already out of range.
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>>1136280
>>1136278
Silicone spray is the correct product to use here, petroleum is to be avoided since it can degrade line, and you should't put WD40 on anything that you aren't stripping of old grime or rust as it contains both solvents and lubricants.
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>>1136325
>you should't put WD40 on anything that you aren't stripping of old grime or rust

W(ater)D(isplacement)40 is shit for literally anything but water displacement. Use break cleaner for degreasing and pb blaster for rust.
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>>1136260
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>>1136279
Interesting. I'll look into it more when I get to there.

>>1136339
brake parts cleaner is the best for cleaning guns
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>>1136390
unless you're shooting corrosive commie crap, then you finish up with windex, then hot water, then ballistol
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>>1136390
>>1136399
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>tfw another beautiful Saturday that would be perfect for fishin
Gonna meet up with girl soon so no fishin for this guy
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>>1136585
>I'm fucking again tonight

fuck off bepis
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>>1136617
Honestly I really want to spend a Saturday fishin but damn she looks good at the beach in a bikini.
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>>1136628
Catching fish >>>>> pussy cmon man
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>>1136617
>>1136629
>Pepsi
>Getting more than a handy
Choose one.
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>>1136632
You would be suprised... parents are comin around to me so I'm gettin more freedom with her. Tonight is the first time I'm actually gonna have her anywhere near my house.
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>>1134363

Still could use some input on this.
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Anyone ever hear about packing a spinning real with grease? I know a few people who swear by it.
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>>1136629
>tfw gf wants to fuck but you already beat off that morning, so you go fishing instead
>catch nothing

????
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>>1136585
why do you even post in these threads still? Every post is about some Mexican lady and has nothing to do with fishing

Don’t come back until you go fishing, pleb
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>>1136699

Take her with and fuck while fishing? How well does cum work as chum?
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>>1136688
You and your challenge are retarded
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1 Carp to Net.

Fucking net always gets barbs stuck in it when unhooking the fish.

Debarbed the hook to remove it from the net.

Hooked up with something (likely not a carp) that kept giving me headshakes, tossed to barbless hook with ease once we hit the weed bed.

Put on a barbed hook

Ran out of chum

Got one more pickup, but the fish dropped it almost instantly.

Barbless hooks are tricky in weeds with soft mouthed fish.

Also holy fuck did it rain.

Still in the low 50's. Water is getting down to about 50 degrees.
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>>1136688
>>1134363
Put on a skirt, blade, rattle, eyes and a fin.

WOW
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So, this spring I am heading up to Washburn county, Wisconsin to do some pike/musky fishing. Recently been fooling around with the idea of using an alabama rig for at least a little bit after watching the video I'll link below. The problem I can't find an answer to is legality of this in Wisconsin waters. I can't find mention of the alabama rig specifically in their regulations, but It does state that "It is Illegal to fish with more than three hooks, baits, or lures". Does this mean If I were to build a 5 arm rig I could put 5 baits on it so long as only 3 of them have hooks in it, or does this mean that I would have to put 3 baits on it and put an unhooked blade on the other two arms? On a similar note by 3 hooks baits or lures I am assuming I can use 1-2 treble hooks per bait as each bait would count as its own individual lure, or should I read that as 3 points (so a treble hook would count as three hooks) or as three hook units (so a lure with three treble hooks would max me out on hooks)? If anyone is familiar with wisconsin fishing laws I would love to hear your input on this. Trying to not accidentally break the law here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBH3veFqcKY (video of this working)
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/documents/regulations/FishRegs1718Web.pdf (Wisconsin fishing regulations)
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>>1136735
Get a rubber net.
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>it's another 'how many fish can txfag lose in one day'

4. The answer is 4 fish. They were all mostly my fault, but dammit I think the fishin gods were plotting against me today.

Lost two when they jumped and one that got me halfway wrapped in a branch. The last one was weird. I got a good solid bite, and I set the hook, the fish pulled drag, then the lure just came out of his mouth.

When I looked at the lure the hook was still in the lure. I guess there was slack in the line when I set the hook or something.

At least I managed to catch one.


>>1136699
It gets dark at 6 now just fuck her afterwards mang
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>>1136749
Damn that bass is barely hooked.
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>>1136741
>Sticks hand in gill plate
>Yeb dis musgeh is nice and helfy :>>>D

Just email the game department. Or call them if you are going to go fishing soon.

http://dnr.wi.gov/contact/

Better to ask the people who will be ticketing you for advice rather than strangers on a Polish Carp Fishing Forum.
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Today my friend and I hit a pond for crappie and really whatever was biting.

Earlier this year in the winter we'd fish it and one day met a gent using ice fishing rods off the gazebo. turns out its the deepest part of the pond, and this guy would come here often after work or for a casual outting to nail numerous crappie that stacked around the gazeebo. While we got a few crappie on 1/32 oz jigs he'd be slaying them on even smaller ones.
Ever since ive been a nut about micro-trout-magnet-like jigs.
It was cool to meet him again today, talked more about fishing and some of the fishing experiences since. He tells me about landing a 5 lb lmb one his 2lb test ice rod- damn thing ran under the dock and kept swimming down the pond. Other stories like catching a carp through the ice... and how another guy caught one the same day on the same lake and posted it online- and he figured it was the same carp that was having a mental breakdown.

Somehow my friend didnt catch anything, despite using the same lure. It's essential to keep the small jig pretty still. I wasnt catching anything for a while until I started talking to the gent and started to ignore what I was doing with my jig. I think he lacks the understanding of feeling a bite- he'll either keep the jig sitting with like two feet of slack line or keep it tight but moving around too much
Next time I gotta give him a bobber and just tell him to leave slack in the line + wait for it to go under.
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>>1136708
>How well does cum work as chum?
Very well.
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>ll beans kennebec waders are backordered until January
but i WANT them
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Any fly tiers here?

I raise ornamental birds, particularly pheasants and ducks but I have just about a little of everything. I've been saving the nicer feathers I find in the pens as well as all the feathers off dead birds because I used to give them to an old lady who did crafts with them. Thinking about getting into fly fishing just to have a use for these feathers, but I don't know the first thing about either of the production or use of them. I'm sure I could pick up the fishing side rather quick but what am I looking at in terms of actually using the feathers?
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>>1136841
A vice, some hooks, a bobbin, and some string.
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>>1136705
Somebody has to make the OP.

>>1136708
I would never get any fishin done. And I'm not a fan of bringin girls fishin because I worry they might like it too much and I won't be able to use it as an excuse to get away from her for the afternoon.
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>>1136841
buy a griffin bobbin, some 6/0 danville's flat waxed nylon in olive, some hooks, and a cheap $20 vice and start tying. fly tying specific scissors will be nice to have too.
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>>1131977
Discuss the most revolutionary thought in modern fishing times.
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>>1136861
>And I'm not a fan of bringin girls fishin because I worry they might like it too much and I won't be able to use it as an excuse to get away from her for the afternoon.

Whenever I'm taking someone fishing that I don't want to make a regular thing of fishing with I set them up with gear that isn't ideal for the fish I'm targeting. Take my kid cousin fishing the other day and gave her a treble hook with a spring on it with a small spoon blank tied above it and a bucket of punch bait while we were targeting Bass. She managed to catch a couple and had a good time, but not a great time. No doubt she would go again if offered, but is unlikely to ask to tag along every weekend.

When I was a kid dad would do the same thing, give me a big old pike spoon while we were fishing for bluegill.
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>>1136872

Any advice on where to start/learning materials?

After a quick Google search and some basic math I have far less than I thought because I can buy feathers cheaper than I sell my dead birds for, so I only have 3 shoe boxes worth of feathers.
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>>1136841
I fly tie amateurly. I mostly tie feathers on a jig to make marabou jigs. I start by getting a feather tied as the tail, then another feather but wrap the feather itself around the hook shank, moving horizontally, to create a body. If it looks like something, and if it moves through the water straight, fish will bite it.

I got a cheap $3 vise and what i do is clamp the hooks into it between some thin cardboard/paper so it doesnt move around. I bought some thread and a bobbin and super glue so my poor whip finishing skills seal it up nice.

>>1136885
id rather just find the spot where big fish are eating at rather than make the spot hot through chumming.

Im not calling chumming cheating, but part of fishing for me is the chase/hunt, so I like to keep that part of hunting for the spot.
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Going to hit a little lake for these green shits. Been away from bass fishing for some time. What should I be throwing now? Weather has been in the 40's this whole week. Water temps are 52° Thinking about jerkbait and lipless combo but dunno.
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>>1136708
>>1136749
Was meant to be a joke lads. We usually go and then fuck after
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>>1136743
Its in the works.

They are pretty expensive compared to knotless mesh though desu.
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>>1136757
Yeah I'm amazed that he didn't come off

>>1136924
>Thinking about jerkbait and lipless combo but dunno.

Probably a good bet.

>>1136938
There's way too much autism in theese threads for jokes
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>>1131977
Some one keeps posting these at my university.

What should I do?
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>>1137093
Shoot up your school

Are there still gonna be fish active when the air temperature is around 30 or am I gonna get skunked looking for perch and crappie?
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>>1136897
Kek. What a dick. I always try n set the new people up to do good like the first time I brought my lil bro out and he landed a nice LMB on that UL.

>>1137093
Freedom of speech. It's true, it's ok to fish for carp. It's boring tho and there is no real culture associated with it.
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>>1136941
I got mine at cabelas for ~$40 I think
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>>1137150
How big?
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>>1137157
I believe it was this one, but I can't find it on the cabelas site. I know it was under $50 though.

http://www.frabill.com/nets-accessories/rubber-sportsman-nets/17x19-teardrop-sportsman-tangle-free-rubber-landing-fishing-net.html
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>>1137157
just go to walmart. they have the same collapsible rubber mesh nets that any fishing store will have. The Frabill ones they have are actually really nice.
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>>1136900
>>1136872
watching videos, tightine productuons and intheriffle on youtube are good.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BFJPNKG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
that vice is also pretty good for the money.
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Just curious, what do you guys do with the heads and entrails after you're done cleaning and cutting?
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>>1137207
Fertilizer
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>>1137207
if im in a saltwater area i will cut the top off of a milk jug, put sand in there, then water and finish with the entrails, then keep filling it up, and the next time i go fishing i will cut the jug off of this frozen mess of sand and fish guts, and chuck it in the water as chum. freshwater, either freeze it and put it in the outside trash and wait for trash day or bury it in the garden.
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>>1137207

I normally throw them on the manure pile and let the cats/mother nature sort them out, but lately I used to pull out as much of the bone as I can and grinding them up with some grain/hay pellets and making them into feed for my birds.

I mostly raise minnows to make feed now
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>>1137225
Fertilizer is basically the only option for me, if it were to go into the trash the raccoons would be coming from miles. About 1 foot under does the trick.
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>>1137207
Hog bait.
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>>1137168
Dat tiny net aint gun net no carp.

A 10lb carp is small. And it would barely fit in that thing.

I'm using a knotless salmon net atm, and its barely large enough to solo net low doubles.
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>>1137207
Chum.

Maybe even blender it up, and use it for doughbaits.
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>>1137246
For carp, a harpoon would be sufficient
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>>1137333
>Take the corniest bait.
>Do not want my friends to know I caught one.
>It is best to use a harpon.
>Toss it to the side when you are done.
Carp=Fat chicks
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>>1136942
I guess you're right >>1137093
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Me and a couple friends tried fishing a new place and didn't catch anything. I did manage to get a pretty brutal backlash and waste a bunch of flouro. I hit a stick on the back cast. So I guess I'm gonna re spool that reel tonight.
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>>1137415
>$280.00 USD Baitcaster
>Still gets backlash
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>>1137423
They are called memecaster for a reason anon
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>>1131977
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rXeilSIRnI

Anons you are all going to get a Christmas Carp for Dinner this christmas right?

>Slavicgirldressesin600USDfursandgoestocarppond.webm
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Holy shit boys fly fishing from a not-very-stable (my fault for not taking the time to adjust the rental kayak before launching) rental kayak on a windy/rainy day is not that simple.

Ended up wading a bit at the end though.
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>>1137432
>He fell for the flyfishing meme
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I'm gonna get my first memecaster soon and I've narrowed down to these two, which one should i get? I'm looking for whatever will be worth my money and has a good durability

Pro Max -
http://www.abugarcia.com/abugarcia-leftys/abu-garcia-pro-max-low-profile/1365361.html#q=promax&start=3

Revo X -
http://www.abugarcia.com/abugarcia-reels-baitcast-reels-low-profile/abu-garcia-revo-x-low-profile/1447309.html
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>>1137433

What flyfishing meme?
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I have Friday morning off school and work lads. Should I go wading for trout, wading for bass, or smash some banks for bass?
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>>1137435
The Revo X is basically the new version of the Orra SX, which I have two of. I love them. Spend the extra $20
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>>1137441
any suggestions on what rod i should use?
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>>1137442
Depends. What do you throw the most?
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>>1137442
>>1137449
Actually, there's more to it than that. Do you want American made? Cork grips or foam grips? Price range?
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>>1137432
no not easy at first. closer to the water you have to keep the backcast up and focus on a spot. if you start looking around and throwing with your body make you off balance sometime. same with casting and fishing pontoon and kick boats.
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>>1137423
>He didn't read the post
>>1137433
>Implying fishing as a whole isn't a meme
>>1137438
Any of them
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>>1137423
I honestly want to buy one of the electronically controlled ones and see if I can backlash it. I bet this would've, but it might not have been as bad.

>>1137442
Depends on your budget. For $80 the No. 8 tackle Hellbent, the Abu vendetta, and the favorite balance are all really good imo. I think it's pretty hard to buy a bad rod unless you go super cheap.
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>cheap rod, expensive reel
Or
>expensive rod, cheap reel
Or
>moderately priced rod, moderately priced reel

Being poor sucks, what do I pick?
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>>1137480
What's expensive to you? I'd generally lean more towards an expensive reel though.
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>>1137480
If it is spinning, slightly more expensive rod than reel. If it is memecaster then more expensive reel than rod.
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>>1131977
Can we all agree that carp are the Kings of Fishdom?
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>>1137449

I throw superflukes and 5” senkos mostly

>>1137455

I’m willing to spend at the most $50 dollars on my rod and I don’t like cork grips they feel too light and it’s feels unbalanced
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>>1131977
How can other fish even compete?
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>>1137513
>the fly fisherman isn't eagerly clammoring to put a fly in front of those carp
do you even meme bro?
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>>1137486
>What's expensive to you?

I got about $100 to spend right now, work slows down in the winter and I got more important things than fishing to worry about. Dad borrowed my truck to get a load of corn because he heats with corn and his never runs once it gets cold. Didn't check the back and now I have to replace my gear. He offered me his fishing pole, but I only fish cats and pike/musky and there is no way in hell I am using his custom built ultralight for that. Been using a 7' M/H relatively cheap uglystick/shakesphere spinning reel combo that I got at a yard sale with its packaging still on it for $20.

Here is the link to what I had.
http://www.uglystik.com/uglystik-combos-spinning-combos/ugly-stik-gx2-spinning-combo/1314552.html

I can probably salvage the reel, but I honestly haven't looked at it yet. The arm for the line is broken and I don't know how much work its going to take to repair/replace that, might have to replace both.
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>>1137513
This shits hilarious.
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>>1137529
Tbh the reel is the one that probably crap out first and then rod is salvagable as ugly stik rod are durable as fuck but they don't feel great while lure fishing. If you are fishing for musky/pike and cats then you probably don't need that much sensitivity in the first place anyway. I would say get something like a shimano sedona 4000 and pair up with your rod to see how it feel first.
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>>1137529
Ah okay. I would probably spend the money on a decent reel and just use it on the uglystik for now. I mean ~$80 can get you a pretty nice spinning reel, and you could always get a better rod down the road.

There's also some combos under $100 in the pastebin, but usually those will be mediums at the heaviest. Or at least that's what I always see in stores.
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>>1137544
>>1137542

The rod is broken in 3 places. I don't think its going to be fixable like the reel. First priority is to replace the rod while I try fix the reel, but the reel may need replaced as well.
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>>1137554
Oh okay. I thought you meant you picked up the uglystik as a temporary replacement. That sucks anon. It's hard to find a both a denet rod and reel heavier than a medium. Your best bet might be to buy the same Ugly Stik combo. I think they're $50 most places.

I did a little looking and you could do a combination of these.

Rods
https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/pro-cat-solid-tipped-fiberglass-mh-freshwater-spinning-rod#repChildCatid=3485640

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops-pro-comp-spinning-rod
Reels
https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/lews-american-hero-400c-spinning-reel-convertible#repChildCatid=1476312

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/13-fishing-creed-x-spinning-reel#repChildCatSku=110303070

I would definitely look around eBay/Craigslist and see if you can get a good deal on something.
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Shit how did you break an ugly stik in three place

Tbh I always find the premade rod and reel combo a bit sketchy. One thing always seem to be worse than the other in a combo. It's almost like they are baiting you to eventually upgrade either the rod or the reel.

I would say for

Reel
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/pflueger-president-spinning-reel-17pfluprsdnt30spnree/17pfluprsdnt30spnree

in size 35 or 40

or

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/shimano-sedona-fi-spinning-reel-17shmusdn1000fspnree/17shmusdn1000fspnree

in size 4000 if you have some extra budget. Walmart might have the same reel for cheaper.

and
for rod
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/hurricane-calico-jack-inshore-spinning-rod-15huruclcjck7ft1prod/15huruclcjck7ft1prod

You can even go for 7'6 or 8 ft and that would help your casting distance from shore. M model for that should be sufficient in freshwater and if you want a good fight with your fish. Go for MH if you aren't that confident and you have absolute giant catfish and musky often where you are fishing
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>>1137506
Abu Garcia Vengeance 7' Medium/Fast
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>>1137587
>Shit how did you break an ugly stik in three place

By dropping 2000 pounds on it 50 pounds at a time from about 5 feet above it. Thanks for the suggestions, can't wait to get back out there.
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>>1137513
>8 weeks in Paint
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