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Author Topic: Inexpensive rod proves out?  (Read 438 times)

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Re: Inexpensive rod proves out?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 08:50:46 PM »
now that's a heck of a fish story. wow
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Re: Inexpensive rod proves out?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 11:29:36 AM »
That is a lot of fried fish right there!!! --099-780
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Re: Inexpensive rod proves out?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 06:27:09 PM »
that is one huge catfish
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Re: Inexpensive rod proves out?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 09:01:06 PM »
Big catfish for sure, but surprised it weighs that much - the guy in the picture must be a lot taller than he looks.  Growing up along the Mississippi, we used to do a lot of catfishing.  I never caught anything close to that, but we pulled in quite a few 20 and 30 pounders over the years, both flatheads & bluecats.  This one just doesn't look like 68 pounds but I'm probably just outta practice.  My grandfather had an old black & white photo of a 66 pounder he & a friend took on a limb line, also a flathead, looked bigger than this one but Grandpa wasn't a very big guy either.  Too bad they couldn't have kept it alive, that dude would make a lot of great stories for others fishing that lake.
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Re: Inexpensive rod proves out?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 06:50:16 AM »
That a huge catfish...what a thrill. I'd say he got his money's worth on that fish.... ^^&&$%GT
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Re: Inexpensive rod proves out?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2018, 06:51:41 PM »
As you are fully aware, the fish don't really care if you have a $20 rod from Wal Mart or a $300 rod from Lew's. It's in the lure and the presentation. I've always said you could catch a fish on a stick and a piece of string if you did it right!
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Re: Inexpensive rod proves out?
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2018, 08:24:15 PM »
As you are fully aware, the fish don't really care if you have a $20 rod from Wal Mart or a $300 rod from Lew's. It's in the lure and the presentation. I've always said you could catch a fish on a stick and a piece of string if you did it right!
BC - that brings back memories, as a little tyke that's exactly what I used to do with my grandfather.  We'd sit on the lake bank behind his house catching bluegill & bullheads on a stick & string with a real cork for a bobber.  He always had fun getting me out in the garden with him to "dig worms".  His theory was that you found the best worms in the roots of the weeds, so he'd have me out there pulling up dandelions & crabgrass & whatever else was out in his taters & maters until we had enough worms in the can to fish.  Didn't realize until years later that I'd been scammed - but not too proud to use that same approach with my own kids.    --099-780
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