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What I Miss About Fishing

What I Miss About Fishing

The days before braided fishing line and Gulp! were filled with the innocence of youth. Here's a look back at fishing as it used to be.
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from GerryBethge wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Doesn't ANYONE miss those Flex Plugs? God I love them!!

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from CharlieEcho wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Lots of memories brought back with this article. I still use a Whirlaway for panfish. Still use bonnets to keep the grand kids safe, and lures untangled. I liked the Tiny Torpedo, and made a bunch of my own lures of copper wire and balsa wood. Some worked some didn't. Zebco 33's and Johnson 100's for the grand kids. Cincinnati, Johnny Bench and Pete Rose, my dad always wanted to hear the Cards if at all possible. Row boats and old Johnsons. 35 horses was a lot of fishing motor back then, and I still have my Wards trolling motor. Talk about a battery eater.

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from Ruckweiler wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I miss Curt Gowdy on The American Sportsman. Real hunters and fisherman doing real outdoor sports. The networks could do well to bring it back.

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from NYBowHunter wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I couldn't wait for The American Sportsman to air each Sunday - heck, I was so outdoor crazy, I'd watch the Andy Griffith show each week just to see Opie walking with his fishing pole!

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from nickd56 wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Great article! Brought back alot of wonderful memories! Thanks!

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I'm too young to reminisce myself but I remember a ton of summer outings with my grandpa using one of two rods equipped with mitchell 410's and guarantee he has a few of those lures in his massive cluster of a tackle box. At 84 years young, there's few people who have spent more time on the water and ice than my g-pa and I was always happy to listen to his "fish stories" and learn what I could.

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from Jerod Henderson wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

i dont know anything about the old days of fishing cuz im only 22, but i did go old school once when my fishing pole broke, i used like 15 feet of line and hand fished

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from bigjake wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

those old mitchell 410 reels were great, i used them when i was a kid too.

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from bigjake wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

those old mitchell 410 reels were great, i used them when i was a kid too.

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from Jerod Henderson wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

i dont know anything about the old days of fishing cuz im only 22, but i did go old school once when my fishing pole broke, i used like 15 feet of line and hand fished

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from NYBowHunter wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I couldn't wait for The American Sportsman to air each Sunday - heck, I was so outdoor crazy, I'd watch the Andy Griffith show each week just to see Opie walking with his fishing pole!

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from Ruckweiler wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I miss Curt Gowdy on The American Sportsman. Real hunters and fisherman doing real outdoor sports. The networks could do well to bring it back.

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I'm too young to reminisce myself but I remember a ton of summer outings with my grandpa using one of two rods equipped with mitchell 410's and guarantee he has a few of those lures in his massive cluster of a tackle box. At 84 years young, there's few people who have spent more time on the water and ice than my g-pa and I was always happy to listen to his "fish stories" and learn what I could.

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from nickd56 wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Great article! Brought back alot of wonderful memories! Thanks!

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from CharlieEcho wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Lots of memories brought back with this article. I still use a Whirlaway for panfish. Still use bonnets to keep the grand kids safe, and lures untangled. I liked the Tiny Torpedo, and made a bunch of my own lures of copper wire and balsa wood. Some worked some didn't. Zebco 33's and Johnson 100's for the grand kids. Cincinnati, Johnny Bench and Pete Rose, my dad always wanted to hear the Cards if at all possible. Row boats and old Johnsons. 35 horses was a lot of fishing motor back then, and I still have my Wards trolling motor. Talk about a battery eater.

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from GerryBethge wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Doesn't ANYONE miss those Flex Plugs? God I love them!!

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