Gone Fishin'

A group devoted to the Angler and the Angler at Heart. 

If the topic has anything to do with fishing, this is the place to post.  Tell us your fishing stories, talk about tackle old and new!  What you like and what you don’t like.  

Bought some new equipment and want to tell us about?  We want to hear about it. 

Thinking about buying a new pole and want to know it if it is worth the money?  Ask up!

Do you collect fishing tackle?  Show it off with pride!

 Any type of angler with any skill level is welcome!  

And as this is I Knife Collector, this is also a place to talk about the knives made, used and collected by anglers!   We especially want to see your fishing knives -- in the tackle box, on display, or in action!

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Discussion Forum

Fisherman's Knives

Started by horace rogers. Last reply by Charles Sample Jan 3. 6 Replies

My passion is about fisherman's knives. Hope to meet and talk with others that collect themContinue

Show us your fishing knives

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Andy Moon Sep 30, 2016. 23 Replies

Most of my fish knives have already been posted over inKnife…Continue

Weird fishing tools

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Sep 21, 2016. 6 Replies

It bonks! Nicely. It cuts! Safely. It cleans! Efficiently. It sharpens! Er...sharply. And it floats.…Continue

Tags: tools, fishing, weird

Are the fish running where you are?

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by John Kellogg Mar 21, 2016. 6 Replies

Hope to get out this week-end. We had one week-end this winter when the ice was thick enough to fish. Now the weather is warm enough and the ice is gone but I'm not skilled enough to cast from shore…Continue

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Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on June 10, 2015 at 4:56

Looks like this is going to be a fun group. Thanks for setting it up Tobias.

I've got 64 years of wetting hooks under my belt and all the lies that can go with them. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

If I could figure out how to forge and fish at the same time, the only thing left would be sleeping. Unfortunately anvils don't balance well on a sit-on-top kayak.

I'll try to rig up and cut bait fast enough to keep up.

Comment by Charles Ray Wagnor on June 9, 2015 at 20:34

I will have to go into the family albums and pull some of the pictures of my family when I was young, Had dad and grandad tickling them big ol cats out of the rivers in west texas, All those fish fry, they used to bait trout lines with trebble hooks and sponge, baited those lines with home made stink bait, should be some pictures of old wash tubes full of catfish

Comment by Jan Carter on June 9, 2015 at 20:29

I too love to fish so I will get some pics up soon.  I am glad to see you all here.  Lori I want pictures of you and Charles fishing! 

Comment by John Kellogg on June 9, 2015 at 18:57

Well I have been fishing longer than I have been collecting knives by a long shot so I am thrilled to see this group.I will try to post a few photos of a few old fish knives and maybe a fish or two........I hope John McCain isnt reading this post. He'll give me heck if I dont get photos posted! LOL Thanks for starting this group Tobias!

Comment by Lori Bowers on June 9, 2015 at 18:40

My hubby and I love to fish, we just don't get to do it as often as we would like. I have been fishing since I was able to hold a pole. My grandparents would take us fishing and camping to Pine Crest in Calif. I learned to troll for Rainbow Trout mainly and some catfish, bait, unhook, clean and cook them. My dad would take us girls fishing at Santa Cruz a lot. He took me on my first deep sea fishing for my 16th birthday and I loved it and wanted to go all the time. I did not get sea sick once, even after eating a greasy breakfast. After I was married, one time instead of going out on a party boat, my dad, hubby and I rented a small boat and went out. We were using 4 hooks at a time catching King fish. I was reeling up my line and the pole was bent way down then all of a sudden it let loose and a fish was coming up right at me as I was looking over the side. It jumped out of the water and all I saw was some sharp teeth coming at me, turned out to be a barracuda. I am hoping to get to do some fishing in the next few weeks on the Free Fishing weekend here in Michigan with my grandson.

Comment by John H Naffke Jr on June 9, 2015 at 18:08

Fishing is one of my favorite past times even though I don't get to do as much as I would like. Hopefully I can do more once I retire in a few years. Here's a picture of The Fishin Fools, we try to do at least one trip a year this is from our 2012 trip out of Destin FL on the Backdown II.

Comment by John G Cable on June 9, 2015 at 17:34

I fish quite often and have a boat and a cottage on 2000 acre lake here in MI.  I collect old fishing reels going back to the 1880's.  Think this is a good idea :-)

Comment by Syd Carr on June 9, 2015 at 16:13

Here is my first fishing pole. My dad's Eagle Claw split bamboo convertible fly casting/spinning rod, with South Bend Oren-O-Matic automatic fly reel. The cork handle has attachments at both ends & accepts either the fly rod, or when turned around it accepts the spinning rod. Both the rod(s) and the reel date from the late 40's early 50's, I still have the box for the reel. Caught my first fish on that rod, (a little six inch trout, pan size...yum!). This adorns the wall above my couch, right over my head, so it is always there to remind me that a bad day fishing is better than a good day doing most anything else, (except collecting knives of course).

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 9, 2015 at 15:41

Haven't done much fishin' since I had my hip replaced, but I can enjoy a good fishin' story.


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