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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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Fisherman's Knives

Started by horace rogers. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 18. 13 Replies

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

Leave it to Cleaver

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy May 20, 2017. 5 Replies

Picked up two purpose made Fish Cleavers.  On is made by Ka-Bar, the other by Robeson.   I'm not sure if anyone is still making these but they really seemed to be a perfect size for cutting bait fish…Continue

Ah Shucks

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson May 20, 2017. 16 Replies

Well the last thing I needed to do is find another odd ball knife to collect but that's just what I did.I'm sure plenty of people will tell me they're not odd at all.  While they aren't really a…Continue

Slim Jims

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson May 20, 2017. 1 Reply

Anybody out there use Slim Jims for catching fish? I heard it works great for bluegill/sunfish. Anyone try it for other species?

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Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 20, 2015 at 9:51

Okay... I'm legal, again.   Cut the grass or go fishin'   Decisions, decisions.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 19, 2015 at 6:07

Hi everyone.  don't forget to look at participate in the discussions within this group.  There is a place ot show off your vintage Tackle and Lures,  A place to show off your fishing Knives, and two angler surveys you can participate in.

Tackle and Lures is at:


Knives is at:


Angler survey 1:


Angler survey 2:


There are also surveys are teenagers, and keeping little ones interested and more.   Anyone can start a discussion.  Don't forget to invite a friend to join us.  It is always more fun when you go fishin' with friends!

Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on June 17, 2015 at 20:05

It is a book that you want to savour but that you can't put down as well so be expecting an hour or so of chortles, guffaws and childhood wisdom beyond his years.  Suddenly you'll be at the end and wishing for more, but, alas, there isn't so you'll have to buy some more of his books.  Ingenious fiend that he is.

I rank him above Patrick McManus who I've also got every book that he's ever written and for me that's a really hard statement to make as I've always loved McManus's style of humour and knowledge.

 He did the illustrations to a series of books by Sam Cook--also an excellent read--and he doesn't draw for just anyone.

You'll be happy and a little broke buying up all his stuff. 

P.S.  When I went through Eley, Minn years ago I stopped and had him sign all of his, then, editions but, alas, they all got destroyed in the house fire.

Comment by Jan Carter on June 17, 2015 at 19:46

I will have to order one of those also.  Tobias, I love Red Green!!

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 17, 2015 at 10:25

Now that the Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup i t is time to go fishin'.   And no one knows how better to move from hockey season to fishin' season than Red Green


Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 17, 2015 at 10:03

Thanks for the tip Shlomo.  I've ordered the book!

Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on June 17, 2015 at 7:14

For a great kid's read that adults will truly enjoy get Frankie Paull and Jackpine Bob Cary's, Cool Fishin' for Kids Age 5 to 85...Just a small book, 60 pages but what a great read.  Barnes & Noble has used copies for $1.99.

Amazon Write up:

"No grown-up (except maybe school teachers) says fishing with a "g" at the end - it's fishin'," says Frankie Paull. "A kid has got to learn that, along with a lot of other stuff, to be one of the gang." In his first book, Cool Fishin' for Kids Age 5 to 85, the young author explains all of that other stuff with insight and humor. This is truly a book for ageless anglers. With the help of his uncle, "Jackpine" Bob Cary, Frankie guides the novice fisherman through the basics of really cool fishin'. And if you just happen to be a kid, Frankie comes through with his tried and true methods for convincing moms, dads, aunts and uncles to take you fishin' in the first place. Bob Cary, wilderness guide, journalist and author-illustrator of Root Beer Lady and Tales from Jackpine Bob, showed Frankie the ropes of writing his first book and rendered the drawings of Frankie doing what he loves best - "fishin'."

I have everything that Cary has ever written and he is a true describer of the North woods.  Writes with style, grace and an eye for the comedic.  His canoe and wilderness books are excellent in their illustrations and depth of knowledge.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 17, 2015 at 5:55

Among other things, I tend to pick up old books.  I especially like the C. B. Colby Children's Books because they were my favorites reads back in grammar school.  I recently purchased a first edition "First Fish" from a used book store.  I thought I'd share Colby's "Why Fishing is Fun" (the images is pretty big so if you can't read it in line then right click on it and open it in another window)

Comment by Jan Carter on June 14, 2015 at 21:35

LOL, tell that child he could have taken one.  How did you do?

Comment by Lori Bowers on June 14, 2015 at 15:26

Here is a picture of Charles fishing, I didn't get one of me since I was the one taking them, don't have one of those selfie sticks lol.


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