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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 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.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 14, 2015 at 14:13

So much for the Berkley fishing pliers i was thinking about getting.  I was at the flea market yesterday and picked up a pair another set of needle nose pliers/ wire cutters for a buck.  Nothing fancy but they'll get the job done.

And yes, I've got other pairs in my tackles boxes but this pair is specifically for my minimalist day-hiking tackle set up. I don't want to take stuff from my main tackle for fear I'll forget to put it back in what I get back.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 13, 2015 at 21:40

Looks yummy, Jan!

Comment by Jan Carter on June 13, 2015 at 20:07


When you are posting in the box are there icons at the top of the box?  If so the 2nd on the left is pics

Comment by John Kellogg on June 13, 2015 at 20:00

well I obviously dont know how to post photos to a discussion. Sorry John Mc.

Comment by Charles Sample on June 13, 2015 at 16:47

Good catch Jan!

Comment by Jan Carter on June 13, 2015 at 16:28

You inspired me guys.  On the way home from Sieverville we found a place to do a little fishing.  Dinner tonight 


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