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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
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
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
( 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
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
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
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
The Zebco <phone> , and 101
The Model 77 Jr. was a reel built into the handle of the rod for a one piece combo. It came out in 1959, sold initially for $7.95, and was a success. Dick Braun says that they found out that the ...
by dustyjoe
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
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
Carp Bait Recipes
I have used these Carp Bait Recipes extensively over the years and have caught some nice size fish. Most of the ingredients can be purchased at the grocery store or some are less expensive to ...
by MoDoc
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
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
Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay
Our fishing luck has not been very good this year. Among the three of us regulars, we have only caught one small striper this year. I lost one striper earlier in the year. We were fishing off a ...
by Ron
Some Good Carp Bait
This is what I use for carp when I fish for them: dough balls. I make them either from crushed cornflakes mixed in with the cornmeal, or crushed Wheaties. This helps with the consistency of your ...
by Chad B.
Avoiding Line Twist
What is line twist? This is line twist. What a mess. Sometime it gets so bad you have to cut your line. What Causes Line Twist? Line twist happens with improper putting line on spinning ...
by Ron
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Langley Co. reels
The Langley Co. made aluminum aircraft parts during WWII and used that knowledge to make very fine light weight fishing reels from 1948 to 1962 when they were bought by Zebco. Zebco continued to ...
by dustyjoe
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
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
Carp Fishing 101
When carp fishing on some of the larger river systems in the Central part of the United States, like the Missouri, Mississippi Rivers, I will generally locate an area of the river that does not ...
by MoDoc
Fixing up a Johnson c200b deluxe, c200b, c300bg, or country mile 100
On those c200b deluxe, c200b, c300bg, or even the new country mile 100, take the reels apart and throw those old bearings and oil-impregnated bushings away. Those parts are of very poor quality. ...
by Chad B.
Bat-Ray Fishing on Petaluma River in California
We went fishing on the Petaluma River for stripers and sturgeon. The spot where we were fishing from is about three miles from the opening of San Pablo Bay, so the river flows into San Pablo Bay, ...
by Ron
Packaged Baits and Scents/Fish Attractants - Do they really work?
I like the convenience of having packaged baits like Power Baits, Gulp, and many of the other brands out there. Before Power Bait, we used marshmallow, salmon eggs and nightcrawlers, and we made our ...
by Ron
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
How to clean and maintain fishing reels
By keeping a fishing reel clean, it will work smoother and last longer. This is a basic how to on cleaning and maintaining fishing reels. Find a clean flat hard surface such as a bench top ...
by jessica
Trout fishing tips
I've been catching and releasing Trout (sometimes releasing them in butter, garlic, and onion over a grill, hhahahahahah) for close to 50 years. Don't forget a little brown sugar to help, Trout are ...
by Jayboid
Tips for deciding which size and color hook to use
Size Small strong hooks can catch very big fish and small fish. Big hooks can catch very big fish, but cannot hook small fish. I prefer to use a smaller, stronger hook and catch both small and ...
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 ...
by dustyjoe

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