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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
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
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
( 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
The History of the Zebco 202
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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
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
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
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
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
I just inherited rods and reels from my uncle in NY. Just cleaned the reels. I don't believe they are anything fancy, mostly ocean fishing, but I love the wooden handles. South Bend, Daiwa, True ...
by Lizzythelip
Zebco Spinning Reels 1962 to Mid 1980s
' 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
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
San Francisco Tourist - September 2016
Today I was a tourist in my home city San Francisco. New Bay Bridge. Old Bay Bridge on left being torn down. San Franciso Twin Peaks overlooks the City.
by Ron
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
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 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
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
Old Photos
We had lunch today at the Fish Market Resturant today in San Mateo, CA. Great lunch and great collection of old fishing pictures on the walls.
by Ron
The Big Boys, the Zebco 808 & 888
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
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
The Zebco One
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Here are Links to the Other 2 Reels in This Series ...
by dustyjoe
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
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
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
The 1977 Zebco Catalog, 36 pg.
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The 1977 Zebco Catalog Page 0, The front cover. Page 00, Inside the front cover. Page 1, The New Omega 113.
by dustyjoe
Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay
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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
True Temper Speed Lock
When these won't push back, it's usually caused by corrosion between the rod and the handle hole. The bottom end comes apart. Also, that slotted screw under the butt cap comes out and it too is ...
by gene
My two & and a half year old grandson's first fish
and his last fish today. He was a ball of fire until he pulled this out of the water, then he couldn't get away fast enough. He kept saying put it back in the water gramps. I like to never got him to ...
by Huckster37
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
How to Restore a Zebco 33
The Restoration of Skip's Zebco 33 A while back, Skip bought a metal body, brass gear 33 at a local flea market. When he saw how good the 33 and 55 looked that I had stripped and re-painted, he ...
by dustyjoe
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
Price Of Fish
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
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
Drop Shot Fishing With Gary Yamamoto Senkos
I use Drop Shot fishing for vertical fishing off the boat in cover and in open water. For an extra fee, we are allowed to use two poles when fishing in lakes, but not in rivers in California. ...
by Ron
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
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
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
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
Boy was it awesome just being outside and enjoying the weather yesterday! Not a big or fancy catch, but that didn't matter with such a beautiful afternoon on the pond! Happy Labor Day y'all!
by Lizzythelip
What is so special about the Johnson 100 B Revelation?
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

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