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Q&A Fly fishing rig knots

I have been fly fishing with my dad for a number of years but recently I went on my own and hit quite the stumbling block... I didn't know how to set the kit properly, normally I drive the boat whi...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by rg255‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do fly fishing lures work?

I'm new to fishing and I don't know how these things work. Do I need to add some weight to make them sink or fishes will come at the top to bite them? I've seen some videos where they use some wei...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by c0dew0rm‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Reel locks when reeling in then bail flips open. What am I doing wrong?

The reel seems to jam when I reel it around and then if I put pressure on the reel handle, or the line, the bail flips open. I’m sure there’s something I am doing wrong. Video attached for referenc...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Brian G‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Rods for shark fishing

I was looking at jawbone 2 xtreme blanks, the sledgehammer model is 10' with 100-250 pound line rating. It's E glass with 28-36 ounce lure rating. I've been looking all over the Internet for someth...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user25300‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Sea fishing rod all rounder

I'm looking at getting into sea fishing, I used to do coarse fishing. I'd like an all rounder rod to try pier fishing and maybe some beach casting or fishing from a sea wall. What should I look ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by BeginnerDBADan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What should I look for in a reel for a two handed fly fishing rod?

I want to buy myself a Shakespeare Oracle 11' #7/8 EXP switch rod to get started in two-handed casting for large-sized local rainbow trout at a wide water body where back room for casting is scarce...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Michael‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can elk hair be replaced by deer hair when tying a dry fly?

I'm planning on tying some stimulators and I have a ton of deer hair in the colours that I want my flies to be. The recipes that I have read so far ask for yearling elk hair. I wonder if I can re...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Kenji‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fishing reel line capacity

With modern high strength, small diameter lines, spinning and bait casting reels can hold a tremendous amount of line. I usually spool up about half capacity with an inexpensive monofilament then f...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Paused until further notice.‭

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Q&A How do I use these lures from a basic fishing kit?

I am beginning to fish. I bought a beginner's tackle kit. After some googling I figured out what most of the stuff is. But I didn't find anything on these three items. What are they and how do I us...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Stainsor‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why did the handle come off my spinner rod?

I am brand new to fishing and have only made it out 4 times before this morning. Today I planned on fishing all morning. After a few casts (I have a Shakespeare Ugly Stik spinner) I noticed that t...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Zac‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is this type of lure or where can I find more?

Can anyone help me find more of these lures? I love them so much but can’t find them anywhere. Does anyone know where to get these or what they are called. It has a paddle tail and a ribbon tail ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Meorta‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has said the following as part of the fishing regulations: Starting September 1, the Parks Highway streams and many other Mat-Su and West Cook Inlet wat...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Freedom_Ben‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What type of fishing lure is this?

I've been using an old lure with great success and I'd like to know more about it. what is this type typically called? what are the proper uses? what fish will likely take this lure? It dives...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by acpilot‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Cleaning top inside of old Plano tackle box

I have an old Plano plastic tackle box that I am trying to clean up. It has these places on the underside of the lid. I’ve tried a few different things to clean it up to no avail. This box has been...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by georgia-guy‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is this yellow powder substance in a bag with yellow hair jigs?

I found a bunch of hair jigs inside an old tackle box that has been stored in attic. Several of them appeared unopened, but there was a yellow powdery substance in bag. Anybody know what substance ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by georgia-guy‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Name of this northern pine fishing lure?

Can any tell me the name of this fishing lure or where I might find a distributor?

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Joe‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can ocean/saltwater fishing gear be used for freshwater/lake fishing?

This is one of those instances where I need answers that are written as if you were speaking to a 5 year old. I don't know a whole lot about fishing. My uncle likes to go fishing on the long islan...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by OrganicLawnDIY‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fish aren't biting, how to get more bites?

I live in Miami, Florida. I have been attempting to catch fish in a canal near where I live with a light rod, 8lb test mono line, and size 6 and 8 hooks. I have primarily been using night crawlers ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by NULL‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is this fish hook type called?

I am trying to buy this kind of fish hook (picture below), but I have no idea what is called. Does anyone know what to search for? The main characteristic of this hook is that the hook eye is soli...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Roco CTZ‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Telescopic surf fishing rods - Are less segments better?

I am looking for a telescopic surf fishing rod of about 14 feet length &amp; lure weight up to 250grams/8oz. Is it better if a telescopic surf rod has less segments or does it not matter ? This o...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by AgileFisherman‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where and when do I use these lures [new fisher]

This is my assortment of lures/bait: (The can is Gulp! Earthworms) I went fishing and caught my first fish today with the golden spoon in the red box to the 2nd far right (below the daredev...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Paze‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fishing Rods: One Piece or Two Piece

A number of fishing rods you can buy have models that are 2 piece and models that are 1 piece. I have heard people say their rods snapped in half when they were 2 piece. However, it would be extrem...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by NULL‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tackle needed for basic fishing in Miami?

I have just purchased a 6' light action Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 spinning rod and a 3000 size Penn Pursuit 2 reel. I also have some 8lb test mono line. I live near Miami Beach, Florida and will be...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by NULL‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I setup a proper jig?

I live close to the Sacramento River in Rio Vista, CA, it's current is usually very heavy. I usually use anchovies for strippers and use a second rod to practice with lures. When I can afford it, I...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by zer00ne‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Rod and Tackle Combination for Beginner Fisher

I want to get into fishing but don't know the technical side because I just fish with rods pre-setup. So I decided that I wanted to get a spinning reel and am pretty sure I want a Shakespeare ugly ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by NULL‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Getting started fishing

My 15 y/o son has expressed an interest in fishing. He tried it recently using borrowed equipment and would like to get his own. I fished as a teenager and liked it well enough to do it again. T...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by jsf80238‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Basic setup for trout fishing

I am a whitewater kayaker and my GF, who does not kayak, sometimes accompanies me on river trips. She loves the outdoors and is never bored when I am boating (besides driving my vehicle from the pu...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Pike fishing equipment & rigging

I'm planning on getting out to try some Pike fishing in Sweden this autumn. Never tried it before so I could do with a few basic pointers on equipment, suggestions for the following: a) Rod type, ...

4 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by rg255‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to make a fish hook?

I am in a survival situation and need to make a supply of fish hooks. What are my best options. I have a knife and in my travels I have noticed much native vegetation as well as a couple of anima...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is soda can fishing actually effective?

While out fishing on a popular gulf coast pier, I've seen some people pull in fish left and right using only a crumpled soda can as a lure tied to a hook and line. Meanwhile, I was using normal bai...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Chris Mendez‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Went fishing on the river for full day, caught one fish; normal?

My dad, brothers and I grew up fishing. However, the vast majority of our fishing has been set it and forget it fishing for catfish, mostly at night. My dad and father-in-law are in town for Thank...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by MrDuk‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which two handed fly casting style should I learn?

Me and a friend are thinking about trying two handed fly fishing for salmon and sea-run browns in northern Sweden. We both have been fishing for these same species with single-handed rods, but have...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Kenji‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Alternatives to Dacron backing on fly reel?

I am thinking about changing the backing on my reel for something thinner and stronger like gel spun line (I'm currently using 20lb Dacron). The goal is to fit enough backing into the reel for Atla...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Kenji‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tackle for catching bass on live bait

What tackle do I need for catching bass on live bait in fresh water? Fish: Largemouth bass, Northern pike and Smallmouth bass Mean depth of lake is 8ft.

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by rnofenko‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I use wading sandals with waders?

I have a pair of wading sandals (made by Keen and designed for water sports) to which I added a few metal studs and have been using for wet wading while fly fishing in shallow streams. Now I wonder...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Kenji‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a good and fast way to dry used flies before storing them?

I have been spending many hours by the water recently and usually try a lot of flies before I find what is working on a particular day. The question is: what to do with all the flies that got wet a...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Kenji‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Will practicing casting on my backyard lawn damage my fly line? If so, how to avoid it?

I have been practicing fly casting in my backyard using the same line that I use to fish. The question is: will my line get damaged from this? I reckon that these things are made to drag through wa...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Kenji‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are surface plugs effective for fishing in choppy water?

I tend not to use surface plugs in rough water, merely because I find them more difficult to fish. But are they less productive in choppy water than when the surface is calm?

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by That Idiot‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the disadvantages of using a lighter fly line than the indicated for the reel?

I'm thinking about buying a new reel for my weight 8 rod (which I use for steelhead), but want also to use it for my weight 5 rod (which I use for trout). The reel is supposed to be used with lines...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Kenji‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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