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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
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
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
Pictures
I picked up these at rummage sale for $4.00. The 11 works nice, the 33 is missing front cover and the 404 handle was put on the 11. The rod is an Abu Garcia Bob, Ron wanted to know why you ...
by Bobl
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
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
Estate sale buys
A nice 606 and two no name rods I got for the alloy handles. I stripped and polished handles, just cleaned up the reel. Total cost $3.00.
by Bobl
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
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
( 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
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
Some sidewinder & vertical spincast reels
Under construction!! Loads of missing info and errors. Many pictures need better quality replacements and more detail pics added. This will take me a long time to do. Please be patient. Paul A ...
by Alpenflage
Bargin Store, Thrift Store, and Swap Meet Finds
All of us here are on the lookout for great buys on fishing equipment. Here are a few of the items I have found that I thought were deals. This is a PacHawk 7' 15-40 lbs spinning rod. The blank 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tips for crappie fishing in February
When Crappie fishing in February, you will need to locate structure and cover for the fish. Most fish, such as Crappie and Bluegill, are lethargic this time of year, especially in the Midwest to ...
by Dan Kub
Penn Reel Company History
Penn 113H Senator. 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 ...
by OCAUTO
The 1967 True Temper Tackle Tide 24 pg. Catalog
I am scanning the catalog now and should have it on by tomorrow sometime. I have it about 1/2 done and there are 10 pgs. of rods and combos and 7 pgs. of reels. Really nice info and I have been ...
by dustyjoe
The Pocket Fisherman, Instant Fishermen, Fishing Machine & a Berkley 308 on a Folding Rod
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
The Johnson Century 100, 100-A, 100A, and 100B
Vale thought this might make a good blog and Skip and I had already talked about it a few days ago, so here we go. I wasn't sure I could do it, but I just copied and pasted the comment, including ...
by dustyjoe
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
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
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
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
Zebco 601
by ArtofZebco
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
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
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
Zebco collection
by ArtofZebco
Saltwater Fishing Tips
What do I use? The rod I regularly use for saltwater fishing is a 7' 20 lb light (which is generally used to describe the pliability of the rod- light, medium, or heavy action-with light being the ...
by Laura T
Estate sale buy
Found a 202 and a 33 setup in very good condition $3 each. I'm reposting photos as first post they didn't appear!
by Bobl
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 ebay Experience...
for those of us that love the sport of fishing and all the wonderful gear that has been created over the years, we needed a place that would allow us to find those relics of the past. vintage fishing ...
by timmy

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