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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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In Memoriam
Comment by John McCain on June 10, 2015 at 17:31

Thought I would share this- My Mitchell Outback ultra-light spinning combo that I received as an award for 20 yrs. service  with Walgreens- The whole thing breaks down  to just under 17 inches in the case-- Makes a great backpacking/ always in the truck combo- Loaded with 4lb. test line, so even panfish can turn into a battle- BTW, the knife in the lid is my Queen QSteel # 73- Winterbottom bone- circa 1950's


In Memoriam
Comment by John McCain on June 10, 2015 at 16:23

John Kellogg-- Too late-- I saw your post-- Just hope for this groups' sake you are quicker at posting fishing photos than you are knife pics---ROFL

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 10, 2015 at 11:44

While in Dowgiac, Michigan last year I dropped by the Dowagiac Historical Museum. While there I across a display of fishing lures.    I'm guessing more than a few folks have heard of Heddon but until I visited that Museum and I had no idea that I had been fishing in hallowed waters.

Heddon is often credited as offering the first commercially available artificial wooden bait back in 1902.  In many ways, this also marked the beginning of recreational fishing in America.  It was also around this time that many of America's Knife industry became firmly established with companies like Case, Schatt & Morgan,  New York Knife, Camillus, Schrade all coming to age in the late 19th Century or early 20th century.  In many ways Recreational Fishing in America and the American knife industry  both came of age at the same time.

Thus for me it make perfect sense to have a fishing group within a knife group. Hopefully this group can share the joys of fishing with knife collectors of all ages and get a few more people out on the water.   And at the same time, we might be able to catch a few anglers who are looking for information on a decent knife for the tackle box!

Heddon River Runt.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 10, 2015 at 10:16

A hearty welcome to everyone who has joined so far!  The secret to a groups success is membership and participation.  So if you know someone who likes  has a passion for knives and likes to fish, or a person who has a passion for fishing and finds a use for a knife when he out on the water, why not ask them to join us here!   

BTW, this isn't just a group for the rod 'n' reel crowd.  If you bow or spear fish, go noodling we also want to hear from you!   

Or maybe this is your idea of fishing:

All types of anglers are welcome!


KnifeMaker
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.

 
 
 

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