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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Latest Activity: Mar 24

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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 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.

Comment by John G Cable on June 9, 2015 at 17:34

I fish quite often and have a boat and a cottage on 2000 acre lake here in MI.  I collect old fishing reels going back to the 1880's.  Think this is a good idea :-)

Comment by Syd Carr on June 9, 2015 at 16:13

Here is my first fishing pole. My dad's Eagle Claw split bamboo convertible fly casting/spinning rod, with South Bend Oren-O-Matic automatic fly reel. The cork handle has attachments at both ends & accepts either the fly rod, or when turned around it accepts the spinning rod. Both the rod(s) and the reel date from the late 40's early 50's, I still have the box for the reel. Caught my first fish on that rod, (a little six inch trout, pan size...yum!). This adorns the wall above my couch, right over my head, so it is always there to remind me that a bad day fishing is better than a good day doing most anything else, (except collecting knives of course).

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 9, 2015 at 15:41

Haven't done much fishin' since I had my hip replaced, but I can enjoy a good fishin' story.


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