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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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Thoughts about Custom Rods

Started by Old Guy on Tuesday. 0 Replies

I was reading a discussion here about how pleased a member was with his purchase of a Dobyns rod. He commented that the only thing that bugged him was the placement of the hook keeper which…Continue

Fishing rods I am now using

Started by Peter Creager. Last reply by Peter Creager Dec 11. 1 Reply

I got some money, so I always liked higher end stuff, sort of you get what you pay for these days. I have all the normal St. Croix,  G.Loomis ,  etc... however I came across a brand named Dobyns.  I…Continue

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

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Comment by Peter Creager on December 11, 2018 at 8:49

Ok, I just about heard it all now. I thought the WD/40 sprayed on cut live bait was strange. Until I tried it. Now its the old stuff not the WD/40 of today. The old stuff was made with fish oils. Now comes up this Slim Jims for Blues?  Well considering how greasy they are, it might work. They are also salty , so that too might be attractive.  Maybe if I use JacK Link , I can catch more classy fish, like flounder, or Stripers.  Hell I will give Slimmy Jimmy a try next season. I cast lures so I guess I can put some on the trebles. ha ha

Comment by Jan Carter on November 5, 2017 at 13:13

Hey check it out, right here at the lake at the bottom of the mountain!!

Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship Chatuge Lake, Young Harris, Ga.

Sept. 20-23, 2018

Comment by Ron Cooper on June 11, 2017 at 1:07

Thanks for sharing, Jan!

That young lad will remember that experience for the rest of his life. That's a mighty fine lookin' trout he caught, too!


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Comment by Charles Sample on June 10, 2017 at 21:36

I bet he enjoyed that!

Comment by Jan Carter on June 10, 2017 at 19:42

On the way home from SMKW we stopped by the trout farm

Comment by Ron Cooper on June 4, 2017 at 21:46

That Ka-Bar Balisong is a really cool knife, Toby! Congrats on the find!


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Comment by Charles Sample on June 4, 2017 at 21:26

Great find there Tobias!  Very unusual.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 4, 2017 at 20:52

Went fishing over the week-end. Total bust.   Someone was wondering if Slim Jims worked as bait for Blue Gill.  Can't prove it by me.  But then this week-end was a complete bust!  Nothing was biting on anything.  

On the bright side, I got a new (to me) Fish-Knife in th email on Saturday.   This one is a little hard to find.  It's a Ka-Bar Balisong (Butterfly) Fish-Knife which dates from around 1925-1930.

Pretty cool knife.  As you can see, around 5.5 inches closed and 10.5 inches opened.  It's in pretty good shape, especially for its age.   As far as flipping goes, it can be done but the bail keeps getting in the way when I'm trying to close it.    But what the heck it's a Ka-Bar from the 1920s, its a Balisong, and its a fish-knife.   How cool is that?!?!??!


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Comment by Charles Sample on May 30, 2017 at 12:17

I like that idea Tobias!

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 30, 2017 at 10:38
Russell made a single blade grand-daddy Barlow with a fish scaler spine back in the day. Pretty scarce commodity. I'd also like to see it in a two blade design. I'm going to suggest it to SMKW for the Buck Bill Lowen knives. Can't hurt.
 
 
 

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