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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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Thoughts about Custom Rods

Started by Old Guy Dec 11, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, 2018. 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 Jan Carter on July 18, 2019 at 9:11

In 2014 we wrote an article here on iKC about White River Knives being a company to watch.  I just knew great things would come from them.  The then, idea, of a step up filet appealed to the deep water fisherman in both Donnie and I.  I love that they have named the new color Mahi Mahi green as that was the fish we envisioned this knife being best for.  Read more about the newest from them and how this knife will make the fisherman in you want to own one NOW.

New Stylish Fillet Knife from White River 

Comment by Ron Cooper on July 6, 2019 at 20:39

Well, it doesn't get much better than that! Congrats to the fisherman and congrats, also, to the fisherman's teacher! Wasn't there a story..."Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime?" 

Comment by Jan Carter on July 6, 2019 at 12:40

Today was a good day Ron.  We had a combined catch of 29 fish in 3 hours.  He was using minnows and caught his first,second and third Bass !  A small mouth black bass, a striped and a spotted.  Nothing big enough to bring home but somehow I can here the future fisherman "I caught my first Bass on lake Chatugue on an early morning fishing trip with Nana Jan"

Comment by Ron Cooper on July 5, 2019 at 19:21

His form looks good! Have his newfound casting skills produced anything for the dinner table, yet? 

Comment by Jan Carter on July 5, 2019 at 18:44
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

 
 
 

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