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Anglers: What tackle do you have?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by TIMSPEED, Feb 3, 2015.

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  1. TIMSPEED

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    So the wife and I just got our Fishing License's yesterday, and bought some tackle...
    Now, as kid/younger guy, I had a BUNCH of stuff...but alas, I lost all of that, so I have to buy all new stuff.
    Wife and I got a couple of Pflueger Trion combo's (His and hers; 5'6" and 5')
    We're just planning on mostly stream fishing and a little lakeshore fishing for trout...

    What do you guys use?
     
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    firstkill High-Roller

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    most of my gear is for bass fishing and since im in socal now, all pier fishing.
    I own zero fly fishing stuff.
    rooster tails, to spinner baits, to all sorts of standard plastic worms, to rapala lures.

    for trout, I use to use 4-6 lb line and usually ended up using power bait or real worms.
    sliding sinker, with a worm, and if I could, I would inflate the worm with air through a syringe and sit back and wait.
     
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    Sounds like a good start. I have about 50 rods and maybe 30 reels, and 6 large tackle boxes.
    I mostly fly fish now on the rivers here in MT, so the setup I use most is a custom made Sage rod with a Martin reel. It was given to me by Dick Cheney after a guide trip on the Big Horn. I use to work for Big Horn Outfitters and he would come out ever summer.
    My fav casting rod is a 7.5ft Ugly Stix with a Shimano reel. Can cast it a long ways. Longer the rod the farther the cast.
    I have vintage bamboo fly rods of my Pops to 12ft Paddlefish rods, I even got a Hello Kitty setup that was given to me at a Christmas party.
    If you ever make it to Big Sky Country let me know and I will take you to do so much fishing you will grow scales.
     
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    I have everything from a 10' surf rod down to 6' rods for pier fishing to a 5' Ugly Stik for ponds and streams. All have various quality spinning reels.

    Funny thing, my beat up old 5' Daiwa rod with a no name reel, which I got sometime in the '70's, outfishes all of the fancy stuff.

    Go to You Tube and type in fishing tips or how to fish for (whatever species) and you will get a wealth of information.
     
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    bucac_tau Tourist

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    I admit I'm a tackle whore. I have a variety of inshore and offshore gear that covers freshwater, saltwater and surf fishing. My reels are primarily Diawa or Shimano paired with Phenix rods.
     
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    I have a St. Croix rod, that was a repair my buddy got at the factory in WI.

    As for tackle I have a lot, but my go to for bass are Senko worms, and tubes for Lake Michigan smallmouth.

    I usually use in-line spinners for Northern.

    Side note have you ever thought for going to Lake Mead to fish in Vegas? I have twice with a guide and it was an amazing time. First time we went, 3 of us caught 100 striped bass, second time not as much but we got 20, he cleaned those for us. It was an awesome day away.
     
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    Most tackle is designed to impress the angler to buy it, not the fish to bite it.

    My experience favors live bait. Small bait gets you small fish, big bait gets the bigger fish, which takes care and patience.

    Fly fishing is the exception. Trout and salmon like to feed on insects as well as baitfish and worms but at times prefer the insects. A well tied fly, good technique in the right place can't be beat.

    Fishing is lots of fun! Great family activity too.
     
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    mrem3200 High-Roller

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    Not being critical at all just genuinely curious. What is with using the term angler? Aren't you fisherman? Why is angler a better word to use to describe a person that is fishing? What are you angling for exactly?
     
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    I have a lot of fishing gear and haven't fished in 10 years. Most all the gear is for striped bass. A few Penn reels, an 8' one piece plugging rod that has seen a lot of fish. Back when I fished, used a lot of Bombers but had just started to switch to the more expensive Japanese plugs. Nothing quite like being up to your chest in a river, at night, in the dark, alone, and hook into a 25lb bass.
     
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    Maybe he wasn't sure if it was fisherman, or fisherwoman, or fisherperson so he went with an unbiased gender neutral term.
     
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    Exactly..in the case of my wife, fisherwoman.
    angler is the correct PC term.
     
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    Off topic but in England the word tackle is a colloquialism for testicles.
     
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    Angler goes way back before fish hooks were developed. it mean a person who uses a pole of some sort, a line and a bent nail, pin or what ever they had available...

    I am fond of Mitchell reels, Ugly Stick rods... have a couple different combos depending on whether i am fishing, er i mean angling a pond, river, brook, stream,crick...

    also have a custom made fly rod and reels that i don't use so much anymore since i developed bad knees and back issues...#gettingldsucks
     
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    My freshwater stuff is junk. The one summer we went, everyone at the fishing camp in Montana had a laugh at my flyfishing gear and neoprene waders. Haven't done much freshwater in recent years other than an annual walleye troll using a friend's special gear.

    Saltwater, I have an old 6.5 foot 2-piece Ugly Stik that works great with a Penn Battle 4000 reel. I recommend the Ugly Stik for casual fishing. It's just about the best bargain in fishing gear. Also have one beautiful 7-ft. St. Croix Avid inshore rod paired with a Penn Slammer 560 that'll handle about anything, even a tarpon. I keep an inexpensive lightweight Daiwa rod with a Penn Battle 3000 for light biters like snappers and sheephead (that's saltwater sheephead, not the lake kind). In the kayak, I take the Ugly Stik and leave the St. Croix at home. My kayak gear for heavier fishing is no-name don't ask, but I keep them clean and they work.

    I use live bait (mostly shrimp, some baitfish) and artificials about half and half.
     
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    I have found that hatchery trout like corn, velveeta cheese, worms, and salmon eggs. My best success has been with the cheese--it can get messy with that stuff, though...

    I also like to fish streams with small Roostertails fished with the current. Think of it as food coming down the stream.

    Whatever you do have fun! Fishing is a great activity.

    I have a full set of offshore rods and reels for my yearly Keys trip. It is stored at a friend's house so that we can grab it and go when we get to the Islands...
     
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    5/8 oz. Kastmaster lure. I used to pair that up with a 5 1/2' rod and 6 lb. line to a fast retrieve spinning reel.

    Something about fooling fish to bite by manipulating a piece of shiny metal was extremely exciting to me. I liked to simulate a wounded minnow struggling on the surface of the water and watching a huge jack or similar rise from below and hit the lure with a huge splash!

    I had so much rods, lines , reels; all kinds of tackle. Don't know where they all went. I must have given them away.

    Where I live urban development has taken it's toll. The beaches are crowded with jet skis, kayaks, surfers, and whales (the human kind....:poke:) Fishing is futile. I'm afraid if I were to cast my lure out I might hook a whale, heh heh. :evillaugh
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angling

    Here's a tip: If you want an Ugly Stik, which just about everyone loves, don't get the combo. The reels are junk. I know a guy who lost a nice striper when the reel literally fell apart in his hands.

    Get that smelly scent stuff and rub it on your artificial lures. It really does work.

    I thought I was the only one to stick a syringe up a worm's ass to make it float. That made me lol. :thumbsup:

    Oh yeah, and if you get hooked (pun) on fishing, you will become a tackle junkie. Subscriptions to Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas. Endless hours wandering through Dick's fishing section.

    Another, I'm not 100% sure of the hotel, but I think it's South Point? has the largest Bass Pros Shop in the world. It is well worth the side trip next time you are in Vegas.
     
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    It's located at the Silverton Casino. Great place to spend some time.

    Mark
     
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    Gracias!:thumbsup:
     
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