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Monofilament, Flurorcarbon, and Braided Lines Compared
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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
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
Langley Lynx 995
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About a year ago I purchased a reel that was completely foreign to me. I had seen pictures of it in dustyjoe's blog on langley reels. I liked the way they looked, so I started looking for one. ...
by timmy
Zebco Spinning Reels 1962 to Mid 1980s
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' How it All Began Zebco wanted to get in on the spinning reel craze so in 1962 they bought the Langley Corporation of San Diego, California. As I understand it, they bought the patents, the ...
by dustyjoe
True Temper Rods
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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
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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
( 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
why not the spincast ?
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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
How To Remove Hooks From Deeply Hooked Fish - Use A Hook Extractor
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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
Price Of Fish
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You ever wonder what the cost of the fish you catch? I think of it at times, and most of the time, you can buy fish much cheaper than the cost of going out and catching the fish. When we catch ...
by Ron
The History of the Zebco 202
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L to R : 2 each of Type 4, Type 5, Type 6, and Type 7. They all look alike until you open them up. The 202 was first introduced in 1961 as the Zee Bee 202. It's big brother, the Zee Bee 404 ...
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
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
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
Should you put bait on the hook when using a lure?
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First off, let me say that is a 'yes' and 'no' question: Yes -- Depending on what species of fish you would be fishing for. I have found that some 'jigs, etc.' need just a little extra pizazz ...
by MoDoc
An expanded history of the johnson reel
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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
The Right Reel Lubricants
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The right lubricants you may ask to use while servicing your fishing reels, here are some of the Lubricants I've used through the years and have not experienced problems, serviced a lot of reels ...
by Chad B.
Have You Ever Seen Clickers On Spinning reels?
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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
Langley Co. reels
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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
Fishing With Gary Yamamoto Senkos for Largemouth, Smallmouth, Striper, & Salmon
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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
Carp Bait Recipes
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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
The Zebco One
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Here are Links to the Other 2 Reels in This Series http://www.fishingtalks.com/the-zebco-omega-113-/-171-the-baby-of-the-omega-family-2196.html ...
by dustyjoe
The Big Boys, the Zebco 808 & 888
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The 808 & 888 have been used for years for Catfish and also for Bow Fishing. They have very large Stainless Steel Gears and will handle large line. The 808 has a Drag Wheel that pulls on a spring ...
by dustyjoe
What is so special about the Johnson 100 B Revelation?
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In response to Chad B's question: What is special about the Johnson 100 B Revelation; outside of the red chrome paint job it sports, to me it looks just like another 100 B! Were they made in ...
by timmy
proper disposal of monofilament line
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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
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
Catfish and Carp bait recipes
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PEANUT BUTTER/BREAD BAIT -- BOTH: CATFISH and CARP Ingredients Peanut Butter 2 pieces whole wheat bread Water (very little is needed) I have found that just wetting your hands is ...
by MoDoc
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
Johnson Sabra - Model 130 B
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It was 1978, if I recall correctly, I was standing with my stepfather in his garage that day when, I noticed 2 beautiful large green reels mounted on rods standing in the corner. I was instantly ...
by timmy
The Zebco Models 76 to the 101
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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
The Zebco Omega 113 / 171, the Baby of the Omega Family
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Here are Links to the Other 2 Reels in This Series http://www.fishingtalks.com/the-33xbl-to-omega-181-a-smaller-version-of-the-zebco-one-2195.html ...
by dustyjoe
Understanding How To Read Hook Sizes?
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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
Restoring a fishing rod
Over the years, I have been involved with rod building and 'most' can be resurrected and made useful again. It is like anything you may go to restore and, as far as a fishing rod is concerned, I ...
by MoDoc
CATFISH BAIT RECIPES
Hello to everyone, 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 am posting three (3) Catfish Bait Recipes and they do work as I have ...
by MoDoc
One Way To Help Judge Fishing Rods - Look At The Handle
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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
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
The Pocket Fisherman, Instant Fishermen, Fishing Machine & a Berkley 308 on a Folding Rod
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How many remember the St. Croix Fishing Machine, The Ronco Pocket Fisherman that Ron Popeil advertised on TV, or the Instant Fisherman which has a new improved model out ? I have (4) St Croix; (3) ...
by dustyjoe
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

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