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Discussion in 'Texas Hunting & Fishing' started by rman, Jul 14, 2017.
You could always try this method.
as always, great advice jrbfishing. I did end up losing my lure and a ton of line on the fountain the middle of the pond, so re-spooling with 1/3 mono would help me quite a bit. I have been using the FG knot for splicing lines and it seems to work well.
haha yes that's got to be an all time favorite
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funny you should mention, yesterday was my twins' 8th birthday. They got a handful of new lures (things they find on youtube, makes them happy) and some UL setups.
Went back and forth for a long time, someone on UltimateBass suggested the Pflueger President combos, which was a huge step up. from the $15 Shakespeare micros I was going to get them.
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opted for the 5' with 25 series reel. Would have really preferred the 20 series that came on the 4'8", but it was a 2 pc reel and the extra length will probably help them throw a little further. Got them a basic crappie kit also, and spooled with 10lb test fireline. I opt for heavy because we're constantly getting snagged and I've been able to retrieve at least half our lures by putting a glove on and yanking.
One of the coolest things about learning to fish alongside my kids is that while I may learn faster and fish better sooner, it won't be long until they are killer anglers and showing me up every outing. These UL's should help get them a pretty strong skill set.
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Search for "knot wars" by North American Fisherman. Uni-uni is really strong. For all but a few applications, 20lb braid is more than enough to land freshwater fish if done anywhere close to right. I've even seen 4ft alligator gar brought in on it. Power Pro is good stuff and stays round longer than most do. I use Ultra-cast Invisibraid because my old eyes can see it. It is good line though. For spinning reels, I use Nano-fill. Works way better on them.
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Way to go, Dad. You're giving them an experience that will last a lifetime.
Caught my first fish 68 years ago and still relying on what I learned back then, including the old time clinch knot (one less loop than the uni), which my old fingers still do from muscle memory ...thank goodness cuz the uni ties my fingers in knots with smaller line, instead of the other way around.
Just retired and started fishing seriously again this year (spending the summer at a lake house in Arkansas I've owned for over a decade, but just now have time to enjoy).
Basically, a youthful passion reignited, and brought up to speed by that veritable treasure trove of advice on fishing and fishing equipment, Youtube ... a far cry from the old Field & Stream magazine of yore that I read religiously the rare times I could get my hands on one.
You're heading down the right path, good thread and great to hear about it ... keep up the good work!
Catfish "punch far above their weight class". = In my days of commercial fishing I had many trotline drops, limb-lines & set-hooks that were "popped off" though I always used 80# mono for the "live perch" lines.
As the old joke goes, "Are you gonna talk or are you gonna fish?"
Jug line or trotline. No sense in having to wait for a bite. Put your lines out come back tommorrow!
GOOD point but don't forget several set-hooks. = I've caught countless cats on a switch-cane, jammed into the bank, hook, 6-8' of mono & baited with a live perch, BIG minnow or goldfish, suspended about 6-12" off the bottom.
Fishing doesn't get much simpler than that.