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#12373699 - 08/05/17 12:00 PM Picking a birds nest.
Timmychanga Offline

Registered: 01/26/16
Posts: 305
I tried what he does in the video and can't get it to work. Anybody do this?


#12373778 - 08/05/17 01:56 PM Re: Picking a birds nest. [Re: Timmychanga]
Capt Craig Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1322
Loc: Richland-Chambers
There are degrees of birdnesting. Some are easier than others to resolve. I have tried numerous methods to resolve them, but some clients are especially endowed at nesting. I have found for me, the easiest method is to just work the location of the knot gently to resolve.
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#12373783 - 08/05/17 02:05 PM Re: Picking a birds nest. [Re: Timmychanga]
Luke57 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 1498
Loc: Aledo Tx
Spinning reel only for me
Save our planet it's the only one with beer

#12373892 - 08/05/17 04:21 PM Re: Picking a birds nest. [Re: Timmychanga]
Cactusflyr Offline

Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 306
Loc: Denton, TX
Keep them coming....funny.

#12374110 - 08/05/17 08:20 PM Re: Picking a birds nest. [Re: Timmychanga]
SeaPro-Todd Offline
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Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 7107
Loc: Richardson TX
Lol. Hated the baitcast reels at first and couldnt understand why folks use them. But now I like em...took me a year. And pretty good at at any reels, left or right handed...since I got carpal tunnel on one hand, I just switch woot

#12374330 - 08/05/17 11:19 PM Re: Picking a birds nest. [Re: Timmychanga]
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 6813
And it always seems to happen just as the fish start biting well.

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

#12374465 - 08/06/17 08:01 AM Re: Picking a birds nest. [Re: Timmychanga]
lenahorse Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 3884
Loc: Cash, Texas
Birdnest, phone call or eat and fish bite
Fishing on Texoma

#12375770 - 08/07/17 08:45 AM Re: Picking a birds nest. [Re: Timmychanga]
Muzzlebrake Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1445
Loc: Euless
Once I started using Lews speed spool reels I quit getting backlashes and now get 10-15 yards longer casts. Good video. I'll remember this next time I use one of my Garcia reels. I hope it works the same with braid line.
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#12375996 - 08/07/17 11:04 AM Re: Picking a birds nest. [Re: Luke57]
PKfishin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2553
Loc: Texas
I'm with you Luke. No baitcaster for me.

I watched Randy Wood fix a birds nest in about a minute once, so it can be done. I don't know how and wont put up with stuff like that unless there's no alternative.
John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee.

#12376009 - 08/07/17 11:21 AM Re: Picking a birds nest. [Re: PKfishin]
TCK73 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 2838
Loc: Jack County
The ol' birdnest that shows up at the wrong time, tons of fun. I Prefer baitcasters and use them almost exclusively as does my kid. Get a good one and set it up right and you will have a trouble free reel until you snag the dip net while casting or try some new super cast you think you need to make. I couldn't imagine slabbing with a spinning setup, to each their own I guess.

Good cartoon BTW.

#12376413 - 08/07/17 04:51 PM Re: Picking a birds nest. [Re: Timmychanga]
Slabndeep Offline

Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 430
Loc: Belton Tx.
I bring several extras on my boat. Sometimes my guest can get a little too excited on a good slab bite, then bird nest happen.
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