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Monofilament, Flurorcarbon, and Braided Lines Compared
Some on my earliest memory of fishing is the drying of the fishing line after fishing. My great uncle and uncle used the old nylon Dacron line in the late 40's. Line had to be dried, or your line ...
by Ron
True Temper Rods
CBy Flyguy The True Temper story started back in 1808, when a blacksmith named Alexander Miller ran a small company called the Old Stone Shop. He made axes, h oes, nails and anything else that ...
by flyguy
Using Fish Stringers
Catch and release fishermen need not be concerned about carrying a fish stringer for their fish. To those want to keep their fish, there are many ways of keeping your fish. You have a wide choice ...
by Ron
Shakespeare Reel Date Codes
Shakespeare reel date codes By Flyguy How old is my Shakespeare reel and what is it worth? I think this is one of the more common questions asked here at Fishing Talks. Well, today I am going to ...
by flyguy
Striper Lures That Really Work
When stripers go on a feeding frenzy, the water is boiling, and birds are diving into the water after bait fish. At this time, stripers can be caught on almost any type of lures. Fishing ...
by Ron
Johnson Century 100
On December 6, 1955, Henry Denison and Lloyd Johnson filed a patent application for a fishing reel they invented that would make history in the fishing reel industry, the Johnson Century Model ...
by flyguy
Early History of Johnson Reels
The first commercial Spin-Cast reels were created in 1949 by Denison Johnson Inc. and ZEBCO Zero Hour Bomb Company. Henry Denison and Lloyd Johnson of Denison Johnson Inc. in Mankato, Mn. invented ...
by flyguy
Bronson Reel Company
As I look back at all of the questions asked here at Fishing Talks, it is amazing at how many of them in some way reflect back on the Bronson Reel Company. I am sure it's not by coincidence alone, ...
by flyguy
How To Remove Hooks From Deeply Hooked Fish - Use A Hook Extractor
Any of us who have fished awhile have caught deeply hooked fish. For the catch and release fishermen, the safest way to release the fish is to cut the line near the hook and release the fish. If ...
by Ron
Bronson Spin-Cast Reels
Timmy was looking for a pinion for a Bronson 910 Savage and I told him that I had several Bronson Spin-Cast reels and that I would look. Turns out I have a box full, 20 reels, but only 1 Savage. I ...
by dustyjoe
Getting Rid Of Fish Smell On Hands.
When fishing with anchovy, sardine, shrimp, and other stink baits, the bait smell gets on your hands and equipment. The stink from baits on your hands is very hard to get rid of. I find that ...
by Ron
Easy Way To Catch Trout - Use Berkley Power Eggs with Garlic - 2/11/13
Here is an easy way to catch trout from shore or from a boat. While nothing works infor catching fish every time, the following bait will increase your chances of catching trout. Use Berkley ...
by Ron
Crappie Fishing Gear: The List You Can't Do Without!
Gear To Catch Crappie, Amazing results! If you are familiar with crappie, you know they are cunning and crafty creatures with a high degree of intelligence. Indeed, if you lived the life of a ...
by fleagle
One Way To Help Judge Fishing Rods - Look At The Handle
Your rod handles need to have a comfortable and lightweight handle with sufficient grip, even when it's wet. It should transmit the delicate vibrations of a fish taking your worm or bait. That is ...
by Ron
why not the spincast ?
I was recently reading a popular outdoor sporting magazine. In this latest issue, a full review was made of the latest and greatest reels money could buy. There must have been at least 10 different ...
by timmy
proper disposal of monofilament line
What do you do with that tangle of monofilament line you just took off your favorite reel? This was a question that I never asked myself until recent years. I would un-spool my reel and throw the ...
by timmy
( Nothing up your sleeve) It may be a Bristol Steel Rod
As a resident of Connecticut myself, The Horton Manufacturing Company from Bristol, Connecticut has always been an interest to me. In the 1880's, a fishing mogul named Everett Horton invented ...
by Philip Anctil
Fishing Reel History
Fishing Reel HistoryAngling historians have long been frustrated in trying to trace the history of the fishing reel. In 1651, English literature first reported a "wind" installed within two feet of ...
by flyguy
Which Stripers Taste Better? Saltwater or Freshwater Caught?
Stripers are anadromous, like salmon. They naturally spend their adult lives in saltwater and spawn in freshwater. They can adapt to live in freshwater and can even breed in fresh water, if ...
by Ron
Penn Reel Company History
From Pennreels history: http://www.pennreels.com/about/history1920's In 1922, Otto Henze left Germany at age 25 and came to the United States.He began working as a machinist for the ...
by OCAUTO
The History of the Zebco 202
The 202 was first introduced in 1961 as the ZeeBee 202. It's big brother, the ZeeBee 404 came out 2 years later, but that's another story. This information has been gleaned from fishing Zebcos ...
by dustyjoe
Fishing With Gary Yamamoto Senkos for Largemouth, Smallmouth, Striper, & Salmon
Both caught on Senkos. Fishing With Senkos is one of the most effective baits I have every used for Largemouth Bass. I fish it weightless and weedless. I sometimes place a ...
by Ron
What is the best bait for fishing largemouth bass?
Depends primarily as to where you are fishing, presentation, time of the year, quality of water, and much more goes into having a 'successful' bass fishing outing! There are many lures, spinners ...
by MoDoc
Buying and Selling or Used Fishing Equipment Online?
New or Used: When buying fishing equipment, I buy new and experienced equipment. Buying new or used equipment is a personal choice. I buy used equipment when I don't want to pay full price on ...
by Ron
An expanded history of the johnson reel
How many of you have ever used a Johnson reel? I know for many people their fishing adventures started with one of the many models produced by the Johnson reel company. Loyd Johnson introduced the ...
by timmy
Lake Okeechobee: Nationally Recognized For It's Large Mouth Bass
The second largest body of freshwater in the United States is Lake Okeechobee Florida. The word "Oki" origin comes from Seminole Indians and means water. The word Okeechobee is derived from the ...
by fleagle
The Zebco 909
The Zebco 909 is a good reel that is about the size of the 33. It was a higher priced reel than the 33 selling for $30.00 in the 1968 Catalog. It originally had a 16 point Spinner Head with a Brake ...
by dustyjoe
What can a 20lb test line catch and until how much force would it break?
Fishing Talks receives this question often and there are many variables that figure into this as far as an answer: 1) What type of fishing rod you are planning on using? a. The length of the ...
by MoDoc
Slab Crappie Hidding in Crappie "Holes" Secret fishing method of the past!
Crappie fishing hole; Catch your limit every day! A crappie hole can be anywhere, even in shallow water where you would never think crappie would be hiding. A crappie hole is actually a "hole" in ...
by fleagle
Have You Ever Seen Clickers On Spinning reels?
Does anyone make a spinning reel with a clicker? My initial question was "Why are there not clickers installed on spinning reels". Writing this blog, I think I can answer my own question. ...
by Ron
How to put new fishing line on a reel
First, remove all the old line from the reel and dispose of it properly. Next, you need to place your spool of new line onto something that will hold it in place but let it spin so the line ...
by timmy
Tips for catching mullet
Credit for this post goes to Heatrash. Mullet are almost suicidal. Bait: Use stale bread to attract them but don't overfeed them. I also use minced meat as bait. Mullet will chase a shiny hook or ...
by Vale
Johnson Laker reels
What can I say about the Laker models? Well, I will start by saying that dustyjoe has made some very good observations: I'm mainly a Zebco fan but collect anything and have 8 Lakers although ...
by timmy
Understanding How To Read Hook Sizes?
There are many different types of hooks on the market. They come in many styles, diameters, colors, and sizes. Some hooks are for live baits, worm fishing, bait fishing, etc. I will not try to ...
by Ron
Advantage of Using Three Way Swivels - Different Types of Swivels
When fishing in saltwater, we use "Three Way Swivels" when fishing with live and frozen baits, and when crabs are stealing the baits. There are several makers of these swivels and all work the same. ...
by Ron
Berkley Nanofil, a review
I am always looking for a slimmer, stronger more castable line for my spincast reels. recently i was reading about berkley's new Nanofil line. the claim this line makes is that it is the ultimate ...
by timmy
Lake Michigan trolling tips, part 4, spring Coho salmon
Catch more salmon and trout this summer. Part 4, Spring Coho, keep it simple! Captain Andy Derwinski JEDI Sportfishing Charters Kenosha, WI Only a few weeks to go before the boat gets wet ...
by CaptJedi
What Are Tungsten Sinkers?
What are Tungsten Alloy Fishing Sinkers? Have you seen tungsten sinkers at tackle stores? Tungsten is a rare element of very hard and dense metal. Lead has the density of 1.7 times of water, ...
by Ron
Three (3) Easy Fish Bait Recipes for: 1) Carp; 2) Trout and 3) Catfish Bait Recipes
Hello to all, I trust that this post finds you all doing well and that you are being 'blessed!!!' I am doing G-R-E-A-T!!! I found these recipes in my 'saved documents file' and thought that I would ...
by MoDoc
What are the signs of a good fishing spot?
There are many variables that I look for when I am fishing and it makes a difference whether I am fishing from the boat or from the bank. Boat Fishing I use my two fish/depth finders extensively. ...
by MoDoc

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