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#207-“Two Oh Seven” Edition

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>>1174807

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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>>1179002
>making new thread at ded euro hour
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>>1179002
This week it was 60°
Tonight it's gonna be ~ 2°

Next week is gonna be in he negatives

Next weekend it's gonna be 40

What's happening. What do you guys do when it's in between like this?
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>>1179017
what is with your face?
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>>1179019
I was an early member of the Blue Man group but I got kicked out for being too ugly.
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>saltwater fly fishing
>tenkara
>micro fishing
>live bait fishing with minnows

Are these satisfying methods of fishing, or just giant memes? I'd love to try saltwater fly, for instance, but not enough to bother getting a proper fly outfit or to justify the cost.
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>>1179025
honestly, a servicable "proper" fly outfit can be had for $100 bucks (not counting line)
tenkara is a meme, just go to walmart and buy one of those telescopic "shakespeare wonderpole"s
micro fishing can be fun but is also a meme. if you want to try it get some ice fishing bobbers, some micro splitshot, a spool of 6x or 7x tippet, and a #20 hook (or smller, easy to find if you search for midge hooks) then either hook a single maggot on to them like in pic related (sorry for ant pic, also hooked like this fish have a hard time taking it and also it stays on really well and moves a lot) or you can just cut regular worms in to tiny pieces and fish that (i mean painfully small, a square that's only like 3x3mm at most)
llive minnows as bait are not so much satisfying as effective
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>>1179025
Micro fishing is fun in creeks. You get action almost non stop

I got a thing for the scenery of creeks too. Not just the fish.
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>>1179025
Live bait fishing with minnows is straight in some conditions. We used to land tons of walleye back in the day doing that, plus you would hit the random catfish or big bass on there too. And it's a good way to get stuff in pressured water. I grabbed some shiners when I brought Miami anon out because I wanted her to catch something. Ended up with a big gar and a fucking snapping turtle.

>>1179008
I was half asleep at the time.
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>>1179025
Live bait fishing with baitfish just straight up catch anything in saltwater. It's the best method 80%-90% of the time if you simply want to the best chance to catch fishes of any game fish species. However, you do have to deal with obtaining the bait as well as managing your live bait tank so the fishes stay alive.
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Live bait fishing just works. Go to any pressured pond with minnows, you'll catch plenty.

Going to continue on why I love microfishing.

Quantity over quality. Also I got a thing for tiny beautiful creeks that run through the wilderness.

You will be surprised how populated lil creeks can be. And the size of some fish can be surprising.

Wouldn't do it all the time ofc. But sometimes it's nice to change it up and go after small lil guys
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>>1179081
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>>1179109
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>>1179025

Live bait fishing is my preferred way to spend a day on the water. A whole day spent observing conditions, observing fish feeding patterns, catching what they're eating (sometimes by microfishing) then using that to catch my target species. And all the while you're taking in nature skygazing and observing other animals out on the water. And if I'm out long enough, I clean and cook a little of my catch.

Really makes me feel closer to the whole web of life and makes me consider how amazing it all is and how small I am.

Artificial for me is only for when I want to spend 30 min to 2 hours on a body of water just to catch a couple fish for fun, scout an area, or take the wife out.
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Why would I ever need a shallow diving squarebill when I have Wiggle Warts?
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Lake George anon checking in. Rain stopped. it's 50*F but got 12" black ice under me
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Any advice for buying tackle on AliExpress? Saw some comments about it in the last thread.

I fish for walleye, but I’m starting from scratch. Weighted and floating jigs, spinners, bottom bouncers, some fake rubber fishies etc
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>>1179025
>>micro fishing
is fun. (use half a piece of cooked rice for bait)

>>saltwater fly fishing
is fun.

problem?

>>1178959
tie a couple up, weight the lower fly so the hook keels itself and jigs better.
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>>1179174
i mean before i buy yet another streamer box i kinda want to make sure it's worth doing instead of just fishing my clouser minnows and decievers
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>>117916
Pay close attention to reviews, seller rating, description, and don't buy it if something is off or it doesn't have any ratings.
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>>1179115
i have a box of pre storm wiggle warts. good lures but they're better trolled than cast.
so there's one reason.

>>1179165
just be prepared to wait to get your order. other than that you can find some good lures on there for cheep
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>glow in the dark baits

These don't actually work, do they? I occasionally put a couple bright lanterns right above the water and have had noticeable improvement over fishing in the dark, but that has to be because it draws in little fish which draws in the bigger fish, right? No way in hell I would get the same results with a slightly glowing 2 inch plastic moving through the water?
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>>1179025
>live bait fishing with minnows

This is the only way I have ever had reliable luck on crappies. With any other baits it is hit or miss. That said I almost never use minnows, I don't use enough in a day and I end up dumping most of them in my duck pond for the birds to eat. (It is a 3 foot deep 6x20 trench inside a pen, I don't dump minnows into actual waters)
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>>1179178
>"worth doing"

No they wont surpass the obvious standards
(clousers & deceivers) but I would tie a couple up to have in the box.
I've only caught mackerel, blues & bonito on them when the fish were keying on small baits. have never tried them for freshwater fish though.
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>>1179183
glow works good in really deep water.
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>tfw wanted to go get material to tie a new pattern in a few sizes and colors.
>ended up leaving with $200 worth of material

I didn’t think this was possible but here I am
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>>1179207
lol...I did the same, its common get used to it.
stocking the shelves, eventually you will have to only replace certain higher demand items in your tying room.....or so they say.
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>>1179039
>Thinking in any situation a telescopic pole is a good idea.
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>>1179109
My childhood in an Image

I used to catch creek Chubs on size 12 hooks with my dad in our backyard. I caught 12 inch one once.
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>>1179183
I have a glo in the dark jig I use ice fishing. Would recommend honestly. I only could catch fish in ~ 20 feet of water so they needed to see it pretty good.
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>>1179207
>4% tax
>Not paying 9% on almost everything
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>>1179230

I like the trolling motor you got rigged up back there, but what's that lever-looking thing on the left?
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>>1179278
that looks like an anchor trolley.
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>>1179249
the shakespeare wonder poles are surprisingly solid and have their place
the most notable is my buddy's favorite way for early season crappie is to use one with something like 8 or 10 pound mono to wade right up to brush piles and pry them out. he also likes it for vertical jigging stumps because he can drop it right next to the stump and keep it there
>>1179207
welcome to the wonderful world of fly tying
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>>1179207
What fly pattern your trying to tye up?
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>>1179250
12 in creek chub? Damn nice. Fallfish are similar looking and get that big too, ive caught a few big fallfish in bigger streams.
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>>1179115
Because squarebills only dive to 4ft and are ideal for shallow flats and the backs of coves. Wigglewarts dive over twice as deep and excel at being bounced off rocky bottoms. Different lures for different conditions. Both are great but not interchangeable.
>have one of each tied on
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>>1179253

Second this. Glow baits are great for ice fishing. Not sure what other use they have.
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>>1179322
What is that conventional caster anyway? What rod and line you run and what lures are you casting?
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>>1179250
damn that's a big creek chub. 10 inches is my record, got it on a dead drifted hares ear
>pic related
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>>1179354
That's an old Shimano Calcutta (they used to be silver). Like a good gun they'll run forever if you clean and lube them. It's on a 7'2" Falcon Bucoo MH Fast with 30lb braid. I only use it for frogging/topwaters and big swimbaits. Usually have a flouro leader on it but that Whopper Plopper doesn't require one.
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>>1179307
These are a few of the ones I tied since I got home. I’m a noob if you couldn’t tell
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>>1179355
Thats a healthy chubber
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>>1179370
>that rubber legs clouser
no like the picture
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>>1179370
As long as its feathers are on a hook. Fish will bite
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>>1179386
>>1179370
admittedly i forgot to split the legs on mine before the pic too though
those white wooly buggers look really nice though, as does that nymph
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>>1179386
They didn’t have any brown. I trimmed from the middle of one of the tails and used that for the bottom. They also didnt have medium size rubber legs in brown. They did have black in medium so I got both those and the “fine” brown legs as seen used in that pic

The one in that picture was the only clouser I tied. I’ll try again tomorrow or maybe later
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>>1179390
oh mine are tied with a white bucktail, but with the denser brown fibers off the back with none of the shorts stripped out. and honestly the fine rubberlegs look fine. over all it's actually a pretty good clouser, just not the "backwards bug" variant. the backwards bug is really dense and uses all fur from the brown back of the bucktail
>pic related
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>>1179395
Oh ok perfect. Imma try and tie another new one now I guess .
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>>1179395
Still ended up wrong. Not sure where I keep getting messed up. Still think this will catch a bass or something maybe
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>>1179039
I bought a tenkara rod specifically so I'd have an easy to pack rod for flying. It's still a huge fucking meme but the ones actually made in Japan kick the shit out of the "memekara usa" rods and they cost less.
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>>1179322
I don’t get the point in squarebills.

If fish are actively feed up in the water column or in the shallows I don’t see why you wouldn’t just burn a lipless or use some sort of jerkbait.
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Found a picture of the biggest bass I caught, it was before I knew anything about fishing and the abomination of a rig I had at the time is pretty funny.

>7-foot MH pushbutton Zebco
>old, twisted mono
>swivel
>same material as a leader
>Beetlespin with a cut-down Power Worm

I’m not even sure how I caught it.
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>>1179441
>>1179405
you kinda forgot the wing lol. it's just a clouser tied with the middle fur instead of the edge fur. oh and strip out the long hairs, but not the short hairs or the fluff
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>>1179447
missed this in my last reply
i'll admit it has its applications but they're so specific that if your scenario demands one, the second you discover tenkara there will be no question that it's the answer. basically, if you have to ask if tenkara is a good option, it probably isn't.
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>>1179460
What happen if you want to fish shallow or near the surface and wish to go for a slow/medium retrieve. It’s like saying deep diving is also useless because you can just have a lipless crank sink then start the retrieve. Sure you can fish a weightless paddletail for near surface/ shallow water slow/medium retrieve but you wouldn’t be making the same action/noise/profile. I would argue that squarebill covers a more unique niche than deepdiving bill as it’s easier to have stuffs sink and retrieve rather than keeping a lure near the surface consistently at any speed.
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>>1179322
Squarebills are intended to bounce off of cover, no? Wiggle Warts do just that- while maintaining contact with the bottom from a few inches to ~8 feet. The only time I see a squarebill being better is if you have one of those with the circuit board bills or if you’re faced with spooky fish that don’t like the rattles.

Also, I like your taste in rods. Falcons are sweet, but I’m too cheap to buy more
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>>1179485
No, the bills are diving mechanism first, “deflection” second. It will deflect okay if you hit some stuff like an occasional big branch but your hooks will still catch shit if there’s anything in the water to catch. The specifix depth wigglewart is 7+ ft. What happen if you are fishing in 6ft or less water? Your wigglewart will constantly drag on the bottom, killing the action while ruining your hooks. What happen if there’s heavy vegetation that grow up to 6ft from the surface? Your wigglewart will dive straight into the veggie bed and get stuck. Predators don’t chase bait fish swimming inside the grass in the first place. They wait inside of the grass attack bait fish wandering just outside of the grass in the open. Predator fishes only eat slower stuffs in vegetation like crab, crawfish, and worm. A squarebill in that situation can move just above the grass or the ground and be perfect prey for predators.
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>>1179464
I had a similar situation

>stick
>line i found on ground
>cousin gives me hook
>bait hotdog piece
>sit in boat marina for half an hour soaking a hotdog
>5 lb carp hooks up
>line breaks
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I made a 12ft rowboat better
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>>1179020
>>1179019
>>1179017
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>>1179505
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>>1179506
Nice
>>1179510
Before pic
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>>1179505
>Red F-1 in the background
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>>1179490
This guy is right. Use a Wigglewart in too shallow water with the wrong substrate and you'll catch nothing but a bill full of dead leaves, weeds, and mud. The only time a Wart is useful in shallower waters is if it's a straight gravel bottom and you're using a crawdad pattern.
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>>1179473
Great for panfish, small spots, and a few winter rainbows which is all I'll be using it for. I think they make for great travel rods when fishing isn't the primary reason I'm traveling.
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>>1179515
She's a 52' I bought for my dad. Barn find, lady and her husband lived up in Alaska (somewhere right on the Cook inlet) and ran a fishing camp, he died so she moved here to NC, had the truck shipped to her house and let it sit for 20 some years.
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>>1179505
Very nice. Looks like a more suitable casting platform.
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>>1179521
It's a real and improvement, makes it a good One-man fisher. I have sense mounted a pedestal chair up there, made it comfy.
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>>1179525
Looks like it'd make a good skinny water craft. Get you out further than you would otherwise.
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How much does the weight transfer in the fancy jerkbaits like LC and Megabass improve casting distance vs shit that doesn't have it like Rapalas and Smithwicks?
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>>1179566
>expecting quantified scientific data from marketing bullshit
Anybody's guess. Buy one and find out.
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>>1179322
Speaking of interchangeable, would a hard bait with multiple swappable lips for different depths and bottoms be possible or would the lures shape and weight requirements for different depths be too drastically different?
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>>1179566
Weight transfer is done for the more consistent straight flying cast of a minnow shape lure. Without a good weight transfer and a bit of wind, non-weight transfer lures are more likely tumble wildly in a cast. You get like a 50/50 good cast/ bad cast with a non-weight transfer and you also have to swing more smoothly instead of full power for your lures to fly straight. If a rapala flies straight, it would almost match the distance of a weight-transfer lure. If it tumble then the distance can be reduced to even half in the worst case of tumbling.
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>>1179566
>>1179573
I want to also add that a straight flying lure would land with a smaller splash compared to a tumbling/wobbling one. Also, a good weight transfer system not only allow the weight to be at the tail during the cast but also go back to the center/front quickly after the cast is finished. Ideally, you don’t want your jerkbait to sink tail first as that is unatural for a fish but rather either even level or slightly headfirst. Therefore, good weight transfer system that has the weight move back quickly in ideal position allows the lure to have good and consistent action right after it landed.
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>>1179566
About an extra $14 worth of casting distance
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>>1179566
This is proven to be the longest hardest casting lure in the industry, pulling out fish after fish out of the wettest areas, and able to unsnag from the hairiest situations
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>>1179490
At that point I’d rather burn a spinnerbait above the weeds, but I see your point.

>>1179572
Might be possible, but it would be retardedly expensive

>>1179566
Wut? Good quality Rapalas like X-Raps and Shadow Raps have a weight transfer. Maybe not $20 worth of Nip magic, but they still cast straight
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>>1179579
>longest
comes in 3 or 5 cm?
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>>1179278
its the transducer for the fishfinder.
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>>1179579
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>>1179714
why wouldnt they just do (pic related)? It's a lot less in the way, won't get tangled in line or something and has 0 risk of being damaged by a rock.
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>>1179727
Mounting the Transducer to the topside of the hull generally makes it so you get shit resolution, it works fine for larger boats that are in deeper water but for something like a kayak you really want the transducer directly in the water itself, plus getting the epoxy bedding to adhere to plastic is likely a real pain in the ass.
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i think i just had a good idea to fish a whole bluefish live in the surf without a boat. i already have everything to pin rig, so if i use one of those weightsand heave it in the surt, then hook the bluefish in the tail, it will want to swim out away from the pressure, so i hook the bluefish in the tail and make a pin that isn't weighted, clip him on to my anchor line, then just drop him in the water and let him swim himself out
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>>1179002
Anyone here fly fish for crappie? I guess a lot of people find it fun, although I've never been a big crappie guy they are fun to get with tube baits. How do I convert my small stream trout methods and flies to be used for crappie
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>>1179915
small streamers are going to be what you need. small wooly buggers would probably be a good option, but basically anything that looks like a minnow and is tied on a #8 hook or smaller is an option. then just cast and strip them in
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>>1179787
pretty sure it's the opposite since kayak plastic is an 1/8th of an inch thick compared to a thick boat hull. Also that is silicone not epoxy
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>>1179727
>water temp reads wrong
>side imaging doesnt work well
>finder wont read accurate depths
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There's any SA here?
First day at fish thread
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>>1180030
i guess im just a poorfag because a side imaging sonar costs more than my kayak. depth finder works fine afaik and i can use usgs data for temp
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I think I'm gonna get girl a fishing license. How much will I regret this?

>>1180030
>Livememe
Of course

>>1180036
>SA
????
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>>1179207


>You have to spend 200$ on tie supplies before you even get the chance to look like a fag flyfishing.

Yeah, not my cup of tea. I can see why only gearfags like it though.
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>>1180100
>$3 vise
>$2 bobbin
>$1 for thread
>$3 for some marabou
>buy some hooks
>buy some other flashy material if you want
tie that stuff on the hook, shape it how you want it. You can do a lot with just marabou, for example i keep the shavings in my drawer that sits right under my vise and I just pull some out if I need something like a fur. And there are thousands of cheap materials that work, even stuff laying around the house. Even that pube fly lol

And there. You're making flies.
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*fishing montage with dubstep*
Hi guys, welcome to another episode of fishing the bible belt. Here is my new rod and reel that I got for myself. It is a T e a m Lews reel...super smooth. I haven't caught any fish on it yet, but I'm STOKED to slay some. You know that anything lews makes is good. Dab on the haters and tight lines!
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>>1180100
you can get by with around $50 of gear, you really dont need all the bullshit knick knacks that comes with it.

>>1180039
as long as you're having fun, none of it really matters. btw I use the navionics app, google maps and my phones gps.
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>>1180089
>SA
south africa

Also if the girl is interested in fishing why not? I took a my ex on a fishing trip didn't catch squat but she was keen on trying to
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>haven't been fishing in a long time because of work
>finally get a chance to go bass fishing since the pier is shitty this time of year
>spend 2 hours at a local lake, 7 people fishing and nobody is catching shit
>decide to try out the ned rig, bought some zman TRD's and big TRD's in green pumpkin a long time ago
>get a dink almost every cast, 9 total before I switched to the big TRD
>2 pounder on 3rd cast
These things are so fucking effective in cold weather. I didn't catch anything good but they saved me from getting skunked.
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>>1179002

Finished another set up, frogging/flipping rod. You Shimanolets are missing out using shit nigger gear
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>>1180215
>zman TRD
Hwhat's the dufference between a zman trd and old fashioned senko? I'm not much of bass fisherman and my local lakes are really pressured during the summer
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>>1180236
Wow, an expride. One of the gayest "enthusiast" options.
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>>1180238

>whao dude thats a gay rod

Not an argument. have you fished one? you wouldnt be saying that if you did. You can get them on ebay for 1/2 price and you should be doing it.
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>>1180237
It’s much much smaller and thinner than senko and designed for a really thin and small finesse hook on a small jighead
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>>1180244
Wait wtf 1/2 price. Not gay for that price, quite straight actually.
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>>1180237
The zman TRD actually floats so it faces straight up when it's on the bottom of the lake. This drive bass absolutely nuts. Cutting a senko in half and putting it on a jig head will not give you the same effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naAp-h1Cr4s
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>>1180251
Pretty interesting I might have to buy a pack of them. Wonder how it'll work in saltwater.
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>>1180237
Guy who works at a tackle shop by me loves em.
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https://youtu.be/mZMu7chHUeU
What youtubers do you guys watch? Im currently stuck here at work on break.
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Finally caught my first Laker after three years of trying
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Lads,
How do i manage minnows that have been caught in fresh and salt water? Is memeing a bucket and aerator the way to go, or is a submersible livewell my best bet to keep the shits alive?

Also, how do you hook your minnows for most vigor and best hookup?
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>>1180309
I have a bait bucket that does both. It has tiny holes in the lid so I can drop it in the water and give them fresh water. It also has a hole that I can stick an aerator in. The biggest killer of minnows is heat. A bucket in the sun will heat up 10 degrees and that's when they will die. The temperature change is stressful and warm water holds less oxygen, add a couple dozen fish to a tiny environment and they run out of oxygen and overheat like it's season 2 of the wire.
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>>1180316
so a white 5 gallon bucket is probably the best bet to keep them cool. poke some holes in the lid and presto. might be a hassle to lug around but if you are going to fish all day it's better to have live bait rite.
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>>1180309
Bucket/container/small cooler with simple aerator is the simplest and more flexible method and allow you to transport minnow easier. However, you have to change water yourself.
Other option is a livebait pen. Buying one is expensive. It’s not too complicate to make one yourself. Any closed container with holes would work. You can punch hole into a bucket with lid. Add some weight and attach a rope and you should be set. Just make sure the container is decent enough that birds or seals can’t destroy it easily. Live bait will survive very well without you having to change water. An aerator might help if the the pen is in a spot where water is too calm for oxygen to mix
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New waders came in. Redington sonic pros.
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>>1180298
Nice
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>>1179915
>>1179968
Wooly buggers and small marabou jigs. That's what I use for the local ponds. Shit, I also use standard small crappie jigs you buy at any outdoors store with the fly rod as well.
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>>1180237
I think I have some of those. Haven’t used them a ton, but when I finally gave in and tried the Wacky Rigs one day, I had some Yamamotos, Yums, and the Z Mans. The Z Mans definitely caught the most. They have that soft plastic that wiggles a bunch with the slightest twitch and weightless they sink at a great slow rate.

They Yamamotos were the little ones and they did decent too, but the Yums were like a fucking steel rod in the water and didn’t get shit with the weightless wacky rig.

>>1180198
Went to Bass Pro and bc she has this temporary FL DL, freshwater went from $17.50 to $47.50 and saltwater from shoreline went from free to $47.50. It was dark already and she will have her regular DL soon, plus I didn’t even know if we were gonna do fresh or salt.

I told her we’ll get the non resident 3-day for $17.50 when we get out early enough for a full day or wait a month or two and get the yearly one for <$20 instead of nearly $100.

Brought her to my house and cooked her dinner instead.
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I've fished a few times with my experienced friend and would like to get more into it. I am moving to a place with a creek nearby with english perch/redfin and carp. How do I go about locating the fish? This creek stretches far and some parts are quite shallow and shitty looking. It also doesn't have much fishing success accordin to the forums but I really want to catch something.

What are some good tips on locating the fish? Theres some sections that are deep and has lots of water, bridges for fish to hide.

I got some aliexpress minnow lures and was thinking corn as well for bait.

Whatcha guys think?
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>>1180161
>T e a m Lews
Why do people say this? Just call it fucking Lew’s. This post was so accurate it triggered me
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>>1180172
Needs more Simms.
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lake up at cottage where I do 90% of my fishing.
deepest spot is about 35-40ft. only 2 things worth catching there is pike and large/smallmouth bass.
in the spring and summer, the fish are going all out on the lures (use baits: jigs, spinners, spoons, weedless frogs, and regular shallow lures). but at begining of october, the fish action just drops to close to zero. the only fish that i seem to be able to catch are crappies and the rare chance of a juvenile smallmouth.
wtf is going on? is it the lures im using? have the fish become lazy shits? what can i do to make sure i get a good catch?

(lake is up in Ontario near great lakes)
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>>1180586
When it got cold in the rivers around here smallies and sunfish basically vanished and the only thing noticeable were the stocked trout
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>>1180497
Neat fish duderino
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only 100 days til the water isn't hard
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Burned the rest of this gift card on pic related. More lures I will never use.

Like 2 years ago I saw that Booyah spinner with chartruese blades at the Miami Bass Pro and wanted to grab it but passed, and then went back 2 or 3 times looking for it again but could never find the same one with the painted blades. Finally found it online and the white one looks like it could do work in the spring too.

I may already own that exact X Rap too. We’ll see when it shows up. Still want to get more Sebile Flatt Shads but Bass Pro doesn’t have them online and I don’t feel like placing a TW order for 3 Sebiles.

Maybe it will convince me to actually get out fishin. I finally renewed my license yesterday since it expired after Thanksgiving.
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>>1180784
I got an article of bAssMaster magazine in the mail for some reason and I have been reading that a little. But it’s all too precise like “If you’re fishing this corner of this lake in the Ozarks on a cloudy December day with water temps in the 50s in deep areas and 40s in the rocks and it starts raining and your typical presentation for 40 degree water on a cloudy day in the Ozarks doesn’t work, try this KVD™ Sexy Shad™ 1.5 Squarebill™!”

Plus bass fishing in South Florida is totally different from the rest of the US since we don’t have any deep clear water lakes with 40F surface temps and 50F down deep loaded with shad.
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>>1180089
>>1180198
South America.

All guys seens to be in the north and fishing at ice.
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>>1179002
trout season coming up soon and i have a question for someone more expierenced.
how line shy are freshly stocked trout? theres a pond near me thats stocked with rainbows, mostly small, but theres a few 4lbers in there. i usually fish with 6 lb mono and just have the drag fairly light. problem is it gets so damn crouded opening day that i dont think i can land a big one with my drag loose. the place is almost shoulder to shoulder casting, i am not exagerating. i'm afraid that if i hook a big one with 6 lb he will either take a bunch of line, tangle in about 4 other people and get off, or i'll just snap him off while trying to horse him in to prevent him getting tangled.
TLDR will stocked trout hit 10lb+ braid or mono because i need to be able to land them ASAP
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>>1180881
Stocked trout are basically goldfish levels of intelligence. You could probably catch them on corn on a hook connected to 100 lb mono.
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>>1180647
>That catch
That ice isn't the only thing that'll need 100 days to not be hard anon.
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>>1180881
if it's crowded and you want a loose drag for hookup, you can always palm the reel while fighting.
Takes a little bit to get used to but it's saved me from disaster on a prize fish before.
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>>1180881
Smaller diameter lines allow you to get the best action out of your lures. Stocked trout don't fight hard so you don't need anything more than 6lb mono. Don't go above 6lbs or else your lures might not be presented as well as they can be. Also as >>1180883 mentioned, stocked trout are absolutely short bus retarded.
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>>1180886
This one actually made me a lot happier
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>>1180892
holy fuck
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>>1180893
on the left is my pb walleye
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>>1180899
my first and last bowfin
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>>1180892
>>1180899
>>1180904
All gorgeous fish.
All my best fish were saltwater, fresh is dead here where I am unless you can get to a stocked creek or dam
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>>1180907
i have a couple more to show you guys
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>>1180881
What kind of trout are they stocking where you can snap a line on 6lb mono
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>>1180913
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>>1180298


lol....well better late than never. Where you at?
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>>1180918
they're just rainbows but a few of them are 5lbs or more. i saw one guy dragging one out that looked at least 7lbs. also saw tons of people get broke off almost instantly last year.
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>>1180890
im just using floating powerbait on a slip sinker rig. i dont think its gonna look super natural either way
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>>1180962
>get broke off instantly
That means they don't know how to tie a knot or set a drag. I once saw a guy land a 20 lb carp in on 2 lb test. It helped that it was at a reservoir with a mud bottom and no snags, but still, knot+drag=landing a fish bigger than your #test.
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>>1180892
Damn that’s pretty.

>>1180904
I hope you disposed of that snek properly.

Those green fins are kinda crazy looking.
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>>1180990
Not a snek. Bowfin are native. Not good eating so he went back in his swamp.
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>>1180997
Bruh it’s illegal to release sneks

>>1180920
Nice bowfin
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>>1181005
Here's one of the nicer largemouth I've caught since I actually got into fishing and stopped targeting them
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>>1181007
This is what I was fishing for when I got that bass
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you guys have any tips for fishing during the winter in Tennessee (nashville area)? Usually i go ice fishing in the winter, but that's not an option since I moved here. Don't care about the species, just wanna catch something.
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>>1181020
The best place for me to fish at the moment is the warm water output of a coal power plant. Perhaps there's one of those around?
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>>1181024
I think there are, will have to make sure I can get there without a boat tho. Thanks.
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>>1181025
Yeah the one here is not accessible by boat or foot, blocked by barbed wire fence. But it makes a few hundred feet of open water outside the fence even and there's still fish even though most of them are inside the fence.
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i wanna fish but its cold and the water is frozen maybe death will take me and solve all my problems
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>>1181042
Pic related

>>1181059
Move.
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>>1180965
That powerbait still needs to float. 6lb mono is where it's at bro, doesn't get much simpler.
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>>1181042
I'm not about to commit a felony over some fish.
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>>1181024
>be me
>first winter I decide to fish
>closest warm water discharge is closed to the public as of a month ago
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I have to wake up in 6 hours to go ice fishing on 10 inches of ice with my pals, I have no clue what the fuck I’m doing I’ve never ice fished before

I’m literally bringing an ultralight rod because I don’t own a ice fishing rod. I have 4 spoons and a perch fishing rig. We are targeting perch and they are bringing minnows

Please give me advice on how to ice fish I’m so lost
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>>1181020
Wait until the next warm streak and you could probably nab 2-4 pounders picking off what’s left of the shad in the shallows.
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>>1181134
i use small glow jigs and grubs when im ice fishing for perch, just play around with the depth. not sure if that works for perch everywhere tho, i usually go after lake trout. also, i've never owned a proper ice fishing rod in my life and i've been doing it for 15 years.
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>>1179002
How are Z-Man’s flukes? Is there any reason to get them over Zoom’s?
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I know absolutely nothing about fishing, but I bought a rod. How do I learn how to use it?
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>>1181194
What kind of rod? Spinning or casting?
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>>1181201
Wakeman Swarm Series Spinning Rod and Reel Combo off Amazon. It's super cheap but I wanted to test it out first
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>>1181201
Are there videos on how to properly set up the line spool thing? That's what's got me confused
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>>1181205
well you need to learn some knots first, palomar is easy. then you need to tie on a universal lure that will catch most fish. then find some fish. then cast the lure over them and bring it to them with a good presentation that imitates a small fish. cold water=slower presentation
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>>1181206
"ok google: how to spool a spinning reel"
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>>1181206
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5PA-Q854Bw

This should get you started on getting line on the reel. What do you plan on fishing for/what region are you from?
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>>1181213
The Midwest. The only fish I know right now are bluegill and catfish. And I still need to pick up a license
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>>1181217
Looks like the one you bought is already spooled with 6lb line. Which is perfect for what you plan on fishing.

For bluegill use a split shot rig on a small hook with like 1/3 of a night crawler.

For catfish use a carolina rig with a hotdog or some type of dough bait.

That should get you started.
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>>1181217
be more specific. are you near a great lake or any notable rivers? or just fishing small lakes/ponds? pic related could be very helpful to you, they have one for every state.
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>15mph winds
>mid 20s outside

god damn it i want to go fishing so bad. my mind is telling me yes but my body is telling me no.
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>>1181168
I always use zooms and they just look higher quality overall. The body is always very rigid and has a very good action after catching 3+ fish
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>>1181217
Hook, worm, split shot, bobber. Start with little fish and git gud at finding where the big ones hang out.

>>1181168
I’m sure they’re nice. Lots of people like Z-Mans because they use that soft plastic that lasts forever and has a nice wiggle. Not sure how the hook sits in them tho. That’s one of the big reasons I don’t love Zoom Flukes. Some other brands like Gambler and Strike King have slots cut into the top and bottom of the bait and it seems like it’s easier to set the hook and they remain snagless longrr while Zoom only has the slot in the bottom of the bait so once the hook breaks through the top, it’s hard to keep using the same bait or it will get caught up on weeds n stuff.
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Anyone have this app?

I’ve got the free version now and it seems actually pretty good. Primarily have been using it to give me an idea of what depth I’m at while on the ice since I don’t feel like buying a ice sonar unit
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Help, my line keeps cutting itself with any knot I try! This happened on both my spinning and fly rig, which have a 6 lb mono and 4x tippet respectively. I lost 3 flies to baby-tier trout and a spinner to floating weeds! I even changed my leader and cut some line off my spinning reel, yet it kept happening!
I tried using clinch, palomar, orvis, uni, but none worked and I lost it when the line broke with a light tug just to sanity check...
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>>1181318
Is the line old as shit?
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>>1181318
i use surgerons knot. This video helped me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIsD5-W6pFE

Make sure you put the knot in your mouth and tongue it so you can apply some saliva to it before cinching down the knot.
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>>1181318
>>1181331
Been using nothing but double surgeon knot on all of my fly rigs. Never had an issue with it breaking. I like to pull it snug then push the knot towards itself on both sides to push the line as tight as I can and prevents any possibility of it wiggling free after I clip the two tag ends
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>you zuri knuckle bait
Anyone tried this? Is it a meme?
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>>1181318
Are you moistening the knot before you cinch it?
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>>1181168
>hate that you cant mix zman's with other baits.
>hate that superglue and mend it doesnt work well on zman's
>i like zman's
>i hate zman's

mfw: I have a plano dedicated to only zman flukes and trd's.


>>1181312
yup use it all the time on the boat. the way its mounted people think the ipad is a expensive fish finder. the app is cheap and works gud bruh.

>>1181379
mine exploded on a dock and i lost one of the side pieces.
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>>1180854
That's mostly cuz they try to target competitive bass anglers. The type that looks like the human version of a Nascar stock car every time they step in their boat.
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>>1179002
Would I get an invitation to snap city if I tried to target pike with a 6’6 M Ugly Stik?

It’d be in West Virginia, and I doubt there are any monsters.
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>>1181523
no, just set your drag. pike hardly fight except for the first run. casting the larger lures will be a challenge though.
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>>1181523
The biggest problem with pike is tooth city breaking the line a few inches up from the knot. So use a wire leader and some 17 lb test and you should be alright with properly set drag and good knots. You could get away with 12 or 14 lb test if the one in the pic is about the size you might catch.
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i want to make my own spinbaits and umbrella rigs. what size wire should i use?
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I caught my first sucker fish. It ate a lil 1/80th jig I tied scrap feathers onto

This spot, below a dam from a pond, is usually good for sunnies. It had some open water around where it was spilling down and flowing.

But none of those guys were hungry. Winter is weird

Thank mr suck
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>>1181577
Braid is pretty tooth resistant isn’t it?

What if I just used straight 20lb Power Pro?
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>>1181385
>moistening the knot
Oh my.
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>>1181330
The 6lb mono may have been sitting on a shelf for a long time, but I bought it last year
The tippet is oldish, 3 years old, but it has been sitting on it's own package
Is this too old for a line?
The leaders are tapered mono
>>1181385
Yes, every single time
>>1181331
>>1181334
Thanks lads! I'll learn and try to use it next time!

BTW, what's a better brand for fly leaders?
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>>1180921
Alaska the Kenai peninsula to be Exact
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>>1181627
I use 50 lb spiderwire as my leaders for gar and it still has a 1 in 4 chance of being cut.
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>>1181630
For whatever reason your line is degraded. Time is important but most important is UV/heat exposure which degrades it fast so if your garage gets 110 degrees in the summer that killed it. I usually just take my spool up to the bait shop and they use the whizzinator to spool it perfectly in about 30 seconds. That way I don't have to pay for extra yards of line and don't have problems with line twist or anything that may occur when self-spooling.
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>>1181523
Ugly Stiks will bend and bend anyway. You won’t snap that fiberglass rod. The reel and line will make a bigger difference because you want a little drag to keep working them.

Like somebody else said, the lure weight will be the issue because it’s going to be a bitch to toss 2oz lures on that flimsy rod rated for 1/2oz.
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>>1181671
a half ounce mepps should do the job
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>>1181630
I haven’t had any issue with any of the rio brand tippet spools in almost all the diameters they sell it in. They are labeled as “powerflex” and “poweflex plus”. Alternatively when I’m salmon fishing I use Seaguar “Grand Max” which I again haven’t ever had an issue with.
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who MTB elite here?
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When will sebile make seabirb lures for GTs?
https://youtu.be/h4pxLHG0Wzs
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>>1181933
There are duck lures already
If there is going to be memelures like seabirds, savage gear will be on it before sebile
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>>1181581
no idea on the wire but damn either you have baby hands or that's a giant sand flea
>>1181629
kek
>>1181630
i just tie my own. zebco omniflex for the butt and mid section and then normal tippet material for the tippet section of the leader.
>>1181962
i once saw a guy use a flip flop with a foam bird head on it for gt with a fly rod, it worked
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>>1181962
Oh fuck me I mixed sebile with savage lures. Anyways so a super sized suicide duck with big fucking trebels? I could fuck with that
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>>1181155
Okay yesterday I caught one perch the whole day and my friends didn’t catch anything after about 3 hours it was a slow day for everyone on the ice

Kinda pissed I wrecked the picture with the caption
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Had a beauty of a day in western michigan last weekend. Got into a mess of perch. Gonna try the east side this weekend for some walleyes. Heard they are on fire in the bay
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>>1182118
Heres one of the more decent ones
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>>1181630
Whoops just realized you asked for leaders not tippet. My bad

>>1181975
I tried this and it didn’t work out well for me. The knots kept picking up debris while drifting and fucking it up. Anytime I’m not wild trout fishing I’m sure it would be fine though

>>1182075
Perch through the ice is hard. General rule of thumb I go by is drill a hole fish for 15 mins, if you don’t catch a keeper sized perch within that time I drilling new holes until I do. Not having a flasher makes it a little difficult but I’ve been using that navionics app to show me what depth is at

>>1182118
Mind telling us what you were getting them on? Depth? Structure?
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>>1182125
33 foot of water, i use a BB glow rattle with a treble hook, looks like a buckshot with a different name. 2 minnow heads on the hook. Not sure about structure but they stay tight to the bottom. You almost have to jig them off the bottom and pull them up to bite
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>>1182125
>I tried this and it didn’t work out well for me. The knots kept picking up debris while drifting and fucking it up. Anytime I’m not wild trout fishing I’m sure it would be fine though
yeah they do like to pick things up if you're not careful. i always use a blood knot, cut the tags long (if normally i'd cut a tag to 1-2mm i leave these tags 3-4 mm) and melt them down with a lighter, it really smooths up the knot and makes them slip through the bullshit better.
also
>that bugger
it's not awful, it will absolutely fish, but i can offer some tips.
1: tie like the hook is a hook eye's length shorter than it actually is so that you have a space almost an eye length long to build a neat little head, here's a video for that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk7YL6ZWitY&index=27&list=PLz42K_a_F18TPXaszSdbGSxp-MXTun_Ga

2: try tying in your hacklr like this
>tie in the tail
>tie in a piece of wire, like you would to rib a nymph
>tie in your chenille
>leave your thred there, and use it to help compress the wraps for a nice compact body
>catch, and tie down the chenille just at the no-tie zone
>grab your hackle and prep it, tie it in just at the no tie zone
>take 1 full wrap right there, not moving it back yet
>take another half wrap, then start open spiral wraps rearward
>when you get to the tail, use one or two wraps of wire to secure the feather
>use the wire to take open spiral wraps up the fly, wiggling the wire around as you go to minimise trapped fibers
>this counter wraps the hackle and makes the fly more durable
>catch the wire and tie it off
this video shows the basic technique at 0:57
>helicoper it to break it off
build a head
>whip finish
>bugger
these ones are big (something around a size 4 tied with schlappen and estaz) but the principal is the same
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>>1182125
>>1182139
>this video shows the basic technique at 0:57
fuck, forgot the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBvFHXd_tn0&index=23&list=PLz42K_a_F18TPXaszSdbGSxp-MXTun_Ga
i blame that i'm sick and havent really slept so my focus is, dare i say, buggered?
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>>1182132
Appreciate the info. A bit deeper than I would have guessed they’d be at.
>>1182139
When I first started tying those olive buggers I went off of what I thought was right and didn’t bother ever watching a video how to properly tie them. That white one was before I knew how to do it right as well. I’ve since watched this: https://youtu.be/fjViJWvgsmk

And have been tying them like that from now on
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>>1182148
yeah that way isn't wrong, but i personally think it loses some durability by not having the hackle cross wrapped.
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what rod should i get? i have only fished with spinners my entire life but wanna try casters.
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>>1182166
Budget? Species? Preferred style of fishing?
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Nice to see more fly posters itt. I can’t remember if I shared these pictures already but pic related is from the smokies last fall.
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>>1182180
80$ i guess
i am from europe btw.. for species.. perch, maybe pike
as for style no preference
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>>1181732
Keep sending them money so they can mail you memebaits and claim they were $22 even though you can find the same thing in the clearance rack at Dick’s for $3.97
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>>1182203
I caught about 15 of these guys over a weekend. My buddy smoked me though and caught about 15 each day.

In March I’m planning a trip to the Port St. Joe area of FL (Cape San Blas/Indian Pass). I’ll bring my 8 wt but I want to pick up a spin rod to throw out some shrimp one pompano rig while I drink beer and hang out on the beach (it’ll be spring break). Can I pick up a decent rod and reel for around $50? I don’t know anything about conventional tackle. Is a pompano rig the way to go or would something else work better?

If anyone is familiar with the area and can offer advice I’d appreciate it.
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>>1182206
Something like this maybe?
http://www.fishing-mart.eu/sklep/en/dragon-nano-core-cast-g17-a180-p819-k17790.html

Not sure how big of baits you want to throw for pike. This one is a little bit beefier and a 2 piece. Also a little bit more $.
http://www.fishing-mart.eu/sklep/en/daiwa-prorex-g17-a180-p965-k18915.html

Or you could just go with a cheaper Abu Garcia rod like a vendetta.

>>1182153
Just tied this one
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You dare fish on the kings land subject?
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>>1182355
Okay so you got dat saltwater package, mmhmm
got dat 2 rod holder shiet I see I see
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>>1182355
>living in commiefornia
It’s because you’re basically paying the DNR for 4 other illegals who harvest way over the limit and will never buy a license
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>>1182357
>>1182361
Well I’m moving to Alaska after college so it’s only for a little while longer
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>>1182355
$27 for all species in michigan. They also did away with the trout and muskie stamps so its true all spec
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>>1182366
What county are you in? Everything in my home town blows so much that pay to win lakes are preferred. The state is so fucking retarded that people will literally pay 30 dollars to fish in a concrete puddle for a couple of hours.
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So what kind of fish are out and about this time of the year?
I’m from up north but I’m with my uncle for a week and fishing the San Joaquin
Up by dinky creek
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>>1182361
Sure thing, kid.
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>>1182371
Commiefornia
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>>1182371
What fantasy movie is that screenshot from?
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>>1182375
It's called eastern Europe.
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>>1182371
Yea, it’s the same shit for commiefornia freshwater fishing. It’s all shit except for pay for entry lake/park. Even one of the pay to entry lake went out of business due to dumb lawsuit. The state acquires it and basically closes it down indefinitely. Good thing I live close to saltwater
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>>1182232
ABU GARCIA Vendetta Casting Eva 802M - 2.44 m. (10-30 gr.)
ABU GARCIA Venerate Eva Cast 701MH - 2.13 m. (0-45 gr.)
ABU GARCIA Venerate Eva Cast 662M - 2.01 m. (12-27 gr.)
ABU GARCIA Vendetta Casting Eva 602ML - 1.83 m. (5-25 gr.)

this is what the local shops have in stock from abu garcia
i am going to be fishing from the shore like 95% of the time so i think i want a longer rod so i prefer the first one. is 10-30gr too heavy? what can you recommend?

sorry for metric system... i am from eu
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>>1182447
Well it depends on what spinner you already own and want to keep as well. Either the M or MH 7ft might be good but you might have something with slightly different specs from your spinner. 10-30 gr is definitely not heavy. People’s first baitcaster is usually more on the heavy side since it’s easier to learn casting with heavier lures
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>>1182407
You talking about Irvine lake? Good memories there. Might as well practice on saltwater bass before transitioning to freshwater. Lots of technique overlap.
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>>1182447
Well seeing as you want to fish both pike and perch I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t go with a longer rod. As far as the weight it’s capable it’s throwing comes down to what you primarily are using when targeting pike. From the choices you posted I’d agree the 2.44m rod would probably suit what you want to do the best.
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Hey benis, what are some good lures and lure colors for florida bass? Have you ever had luck with chatterbaits?
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>>1182470
Texas or wacky rigged worms.

Seriously the water is so warm that they don’t go after big and noisy shit much. I think I have caught 4 fish on chattermemes before- A snakehead, a gar, a bluegill that I still can’t figure out, and a peacock bass. From March to December, Texas rigged stuff does the best.
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>>1182458
Yea. Irvine lake is dead from lawsuit. Corona lake is also ded from drought. SARL is the only decent lake left back in OC but that lake is fugly. Small citypark lake are overfished as fuck and mostly only have carps. Saltwater bass is definitely interesting but I haven’t dialed in how to catch them on lures yet. I’m much more successful with surf fishing for halibut, croakers, and corbina but I’m struggling with finding bass in the inlet on lures. Got only one small calico yesterday from 3 hrs of fishing. It was interesting too. I was getting nothing. Then, suddenly, a single sea bird suddenly blitz a school of baitfish right next to my feet. Suddenly, baitfish went into panic mode and then bunch of predator get worked up as well. First cast into it and the small calico instantly get hooked up. After 10 min, it was all quiet again. No activity even though the school of baitfish is just chilling right there. I’m thinking of doing something to work up the baitfish to get the predators into feeding mood like running a lure right past it or throw some crackers/bread at them
It is a lot different from the surf where I can identify a structure according to the wavebreak and almost always get something out of it everytime. Maybe I need a boat. I’m thinking about buying a kayak but I’m still researching about it. I’m not sure about storage and transport logistic of it yet.
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>>1182366
UAF or UAA
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>>1179017
Nice fish, especially though the ice.
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>>1182482
Wait nvm you said after college
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>>1179174
>Trips.jpg
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>>1182479
Fellow subject! Damn shame about corona lake. I had no idea that it closed...motherfuckers. Whittier narrows is COMPLETE ass. I hit SARL a couple of weeks back and only managed 2 fish. It is indeed a fugly "lake".
Inshore bass is a lot like lmb fishing. Spotted bass=Smallmouth bass. All 3 species will eat paddletails and spinnerbaits with gusto. If you want to inshore bass fish you need to specifically target those fuckers. Bays and docks are good. Some surf areas can be productive, but most people discreetly go onto private docks and throw big hammer's around pillars. All you need is a good plastics rod, a spinnerbait rod, and maybe a flipping stick. A float tube would also be a good idea, I've seen some crusty old men slay halibut and bass in them.
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>>1182477
>mar to dec
what are some good lures for right now?
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>>1182487
I’m not brave enough to trepassing into private docks yet so I’m just fishing on public access spot. No luck on the jetties so far but I’m getting some stuff from the Dana Point island. It is a bit of a drive but the island spot is max comfy because I can park right infront of my fishing spot. It is also clean, has restroom nearby, next to a police station so no homeless and illegal fisherman, and not that many people fish by there despite being a really good spot. I also can fish there comfortably at night and not be worried about getting assaulted or fall and die in middle of a jetty without anyone knowing. I’m getting fishes but it just feel a bit more “random” for now compared to surf fishing where I can look at a spot, have a good “feeling”, and land fishes as I expected. I throw basically throw anything under 5/8 with a 6’8 M bass spinning rod. Anything 1/2-1 ish oz with a 8ft inshore spinning rod. Anything over than I like to use my baitcaster set up. Baitcaster would work for like big 5inches + mc or bbh swimbait on 1 oz or more head or flipping but I haven’t tried flipping much yet. I’m not sure if there are bass big enough from shore to take a swimbait that big but a big halibut definitely would go for it.
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>>1182493
Sounds like you got it all figured out dude. If you have a comfy spot with everything you want more power to you. There are several spots in laguna where you can shore fish for bass. Squid and paddletails seem to be the ticket for halibut these days.
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>>1182506
I thought all laguna beach is off limited to fishing
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>>1182512
Weird, I could have sworn there was some fishing around that area. Apparently a ban went in place at 2012.
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>>1182361
>dnr
>CNRA

nigga.. you don't live there.
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>>1182536
Well duh. State still sucks when it comes to licensing and management.
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>>1182482
> buy avet reel
> can get any color reel you want
> pick disgusting orange reel
Why anon? Are you Dutch or something?
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>>1182479
go to dollar store
buy cheap canned cat food (fish flavor)
bring a can opener
bring a thick plastic spoon
throw cat food out where you fishing (chum)
bait fish come eat cat food
big fish come eat small bait fish
you catch many fish

work good for mackerel,smelt,bone,calico,spot,croaker,hali

alternatively:
buy a kayak nigga
buy a float tube nigga
throw swimbaits
throw jerkbait
catch fish
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>>1182512
it is.. mlpa areas all over that shit bruh. that nigga talkin some yap yap on dis yahere anonymous fried chicken appreciation blog.
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>>1182547
Not wanting an avet in the best color
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>>1182453
>>1182459
thanks guys
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>>1182482
After THIS college
Should have specified
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>>1182772
Either seems good
UAa seems like more non opertunitys because of the bigger city
>>1182482
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I have 200$ to spend
I freshwater bait fish
What’s a good rod/reel combo I can get.
Can I trust the shit at sporting goods stores or should I buy from online
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>>1182773
Job*
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>>1182203
>>1182210
that's gorgeous! i would love to be there with my 2 wt
>>1182232
that looks great! i wouls maybe make one small change to it, see how the very ends of the marabou are thin and wispy? is you tear the tips off you get a bushier tail, and that tail is a little long.
watch this video at about 1:44
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ku1-lnkKzI&list=PLz42K_a_F18TGmKnoWZTrD6lWk2WRGOzk&index=23

i also want to say i'm not trying to shit on you or your flies, or trying to discourage you, i'm just trying to offer constructive criticism
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>>1182492
Whatever you want. This time last year I was landing so many bass on the Sebile Flatt Shads.
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>>1182781
>I have 200$ to spend
good budget, more than most people spend on a first combo but that just means you'll get a really nice one.
>What’s a good rod/reel combo I can get.
what are you looking to fish for? i might reccomend you split your budget and get 2 $100 combos instead of 1 $200 combo depending on what you say
>Can I trust the shit at sporting goods stores or should I buy from online
you can trust the shit at sporting good stores but it might be easier to find some things online
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>>1182818
Fat bass
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>>1182844
what's that spoon?
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>>1182762
i am this guy
just got pic related
ABU GARCIA Vendetta Casting Eva 802M - 2.44 m. (10-30 gr.)
gonna pair it with Abu Garcia PMAX3-L Pro Max
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>>1182793
Thank! And don’t worry I know you’re critiqueing to help me, and I’m thankful for that. The thing that I don’t like about those specific batch of marabou is the feathers are pretty spuradic in that some are a lot more stringy at the end and some not at all. The few times I did trim those tips I felt like it was too bushy and looked awkward.

Tied this after those buggers. Still not sure if I did it right but I think it’s pretty close. And yes I know there is no flash, I was worried about getting the deer hair right for now

>>1182869
Nice, hope it works out well for you. I expect dink posts from you in the coming weeks
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>>1182888
nice numbers! and i get what you're saying. not a bad bug there either. maybe a little long on the wing, i like to measure the hair to two whole look lengths (both on backwards bugs and on clousers) so on my computer screen the hook measures out 4 inches so the hair should measure to 8 but it measures to more like 12, but oher than that it looks right and i would fish. also i forget if i said it or not, but the general consensus is that a wooly bugger tail should be as long as the body. your long ones don't look bad but proportions are important.

>>1182486
wtf lol
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>>1182893
man until i looked at this picture i never realised how much my old dr. slick bobbin frayed my thread
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This Rat-L-Trap MTB just sent me is pretty
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>>1182772
Where are you thinking about moving to. I live on the Kenai Peninsula and it’s pretty great For fishing opportunities
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>>1179505
Kinda depressing that's what a 3.5 looks like now. I have an old two stroke six I'm fixing and it's like 70% smaller than that
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>>1182905
Hoping to stay in a big city for a while because that will make financial stability easy for me, then move /out/ and take up smaller opertunitys after I can fund a house and other greater expenses.
How do you make your living outside of the city’s?
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>>1182821
Just freshwater stuff up by oakurst and Yosemite
I’ve been fishing since I was a kid but never gave any thought other than “do what my dad tells me to” and “use what ever poles he lets me use”
I’m looking to pick up my own now but don’t know what a good price point is

Take in mind I’m use to spending 200$ on hiking backpacks, and that’s just a sack to hold stuff.
So I always set any price point for /out/ type stuff so if
>it’s cheep
Get the best
>it’s expencice
Get decent

Hasn’t let me down so far
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>>1182927
2 stroke makes more power newfriend. That is a 4 stroke 3.5. A smaller 2 stroke can produce more hp, but is worse on gas mileage.
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>>1182927
2stroke usually gets more hp/cc on smaller engines, but a 4 stroke is better on the environment, and usually burns less gas//hour for the same displacement at the same revs
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>>1182957
nigga i jus said dat
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>>1182950
fair enough. usually for a beginner 60-100 dollars for a combo is normal. i'm guessing you're after a spinning rod? or maybe a fly rod? (always gotta shill the fly gear) or maybe you want one of each?
if you're after a spinning rod probably the most universal is going to be a fast action medium power. fenwick eagle rods are pretty nice for the price, bepis likes his berkley lightning rods that are really budget friendly. really by going up in price, you're not getting durability, any rod will break if you trip and fall on it, close it in a car door or window, bend it too far, or step on it (or any similar trouble) you're paying for a lighter rod, with better sensitivity and action
reels are usually going to cast better and have better drags at a higher price point, a shimano sedona in the appropriate size should serve you well. probably a 6'6'' medium power fenwick eagle will serve you well in most scenarios, then pair it with a 2500 sedona and you should be pretty satisfied for $120-ish
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>>1182962
oops
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>>1182956
That's all good and fun in some cases but where I go I have to take a motor back and forth down at trails and stuff.(pic related) Plus putting a 2stroke 25 hp on a boat by myself is difficult but doable. I couldn't possibly do that with a 4 stroke. Gas isn't a problem. For driving around at the McLake™ where you just launch your boat from the road and you can put your boat on a lift I can see why 4strokes are good, but I don't really care too much about hours per gallon if I can't use it. To me they're just heavy and impractical.
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>>1182993
Thanks for the advice my friend
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>>1183013
no problem. if you decide to get in to fly fishing, don't be afraid to come back. i'll get you hooked just like i did red
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>>1182355
>Gooks don’t pay for license
>harvest anything they want
>Fish and game doesn’t give a fuck
Fucking hate California but I’ll still pay the 63 bucks for two pole
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>>1183017

My father has some flys and I hear it’s more lucrative than bait fishing when you are working with smarter fish

My understanding was that it is harder to get into. More skill required.
I know nothing about it
Not even why you can’t just use the same rod as bait
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>>1183061
>none of my friends want to buy a liscense
>give me 30$ each year for me to get a two pole

They never go fishing without me but I go without them

Seems to work out
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>>1183062
>more lucrative than bait fishing
Nothing really works better than bait itself. Every lure out there is just mimicking actual food that fish like to eat.
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>>1183064
Nice I’ve had a two pole stamp for like 6 years now and I never find myself using it I might stop buying it
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>>1183066
Sorry I just know what my family shows
All of my cousins fly fish and only fly fish and they always bring back twice as I do
But that may just be because of more Knowledge
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>>1183077
it's possible to use the wrong bait though. For the trout they may just want something smaller.
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>>1183077
Yep you are gonna have a bad time trying to use a mayfly or smaller insect as live bait but a tied fly is good.

>>1183062
With a fly rod you have a heavy line and cast the line - not the lure. Between the heavy casting line and the lure is a normal line so it doesn't spook the fish. This lets you use minuscule lures.
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>>1182946
I do construction for a living but a lot of people only work during the summer with the massive influx of people. Stuff like guiding and what not becomes pretty lucrative
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>>1183096
If you are guiding me to catch that dink I would rather keep my money
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>>1183098
Haha nah it was just a Kokanee I caught while fishing for lakers
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>>1183098
You’ll honestly be surprised with some people and what they pay for small trout fishing trips
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>>1183078
I think that’s what I’m doing, Fishing was just something I have done without thought in the past
Just went fishing with my dad.
Never focused on the fishing itself but the time with my father.
Only now when going to college and not having fished for a while have I realized I love it and miss doing it, but I don’t actuly know the first thing about fishing
Just how to be spoon fed
That’s why I’m getting back into it.

>>1183087
Thank you for the clarification
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>>1183096
Kokanee are the cutest salmon.

I said it.
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>>1183114
They really are
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>>1182993
Skid is right, except I will shill for a 7’ Med/Fast Fenwick Eagle with a Pflueger President. Will run you about $130. Pair that with Sufix Pro Mix 8lb which is another 5 or 6 bucks and you got yourself a solid rod that can do anything. I will always shill for a 7’ over a 6’6” as a general purpose rod because there are no benefits of a rod that is 6” shorter except. Instead you will find increased sensitivity and casting distance
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>>1183123
honestly i suggested the 6'6'' because he said he backpacks so i figured he'd be innawoods and have a little bit limited casting space and those extra 6 inches might make it harder on him.
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Thoughts on eagle claw
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>>1183138
shite but servicable. the metal on the hooks is cheese but they will work
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>>1183138
only thing i would buy from them is hooks
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>>1183140
Recommend me hooks for fresh water 1-10 pounds
(Mostly in the smaller range
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>>1183145
for fish like that where you wont be using anything smaller than a size 8 they will be fine for the most part. but if you really want good hooks, gamakatsu and mustad usually make decent hooks.
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Fellow fly fags. Any idea what meterial would be needed to tie something like pic related? Want to make some nice tungsten ice jigs for big gills like this one
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>>1183161
well that's something interesting. definately a jig hook, the black part is probably thin-skin, a pink bead, and everything else i can't place.
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>>1183154
Thanks m8
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>>1183164
The black actually looks like someone just took a sharpie and colored the pink. Not sure if that’s actually what it is though
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Never used meal worms before
How do I put these on the hook?
Just string it the whole ways length wise?
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>>1183171
Yea
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>>1182927
yfw:he doesnt have to mix gas...
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>>1183138
Bobber stops and bearing snap swivels are quality. Their aberdeen hooks are great for panfish. I love Lazer Sharp and TroKar for bass applications
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>>1183175
mixing gas and oil takes me less than a minute. I fill the container to the 5 gallon mark. Then I have the fancy squeeze top bottle of oil that holds 2.6 ounces in the top so I dump 2.6 ounces in 5 times, this method uses almost no brain cells.
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should i just use a square knot to tie my line to the pre lined hooks
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Oh sheet, time for a new thread.

And fuck Bass Pro and Fedex. Paid for 2-day shipping and it’s not here.
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>>1183234
a square knot is probably one of the worst knots you could tie. tie a double surgeons knot and do a loop/loop connection OR use a snap swivel
>>1183235
kek
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>>1183238
>>1183238
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>>1183161 I would use a slotted bead, a jig hook, pink hackle, peacock herl back and the body is round copper (reference a copper john body) then looks to be overwrapped pink thread and uv epoxied.

easy fly to make
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>>1182927
this one
>>1179513
is a 7hp 2 stroke, a Sears motor that's older than I am. It was finicky as fuck then it died.
the 3.5 4stroke is stronger imo.




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