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#12384740 - 08/13/17 05:53 PM Remember when fishing was simple
Fishinkev Offline
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Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 2103
Loc: Benbrook,Tx
I remember when i used a 6'6 mh rod for everything before all this new technology cane out. Makes me wonder if we over think it these days. What do yall think.
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#12384749 - 08/13/17 06:05 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
flukeman83 Online   content
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 429
I still use 5' 6" pistol grips and catch fish.
I own nothing more than 6'6" MH rods and do just fine.

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#12384755 - 08/13/17 06:08 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
bigbass94 Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3834
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Times change, I just try to adapt.
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#12384783 - 08/13/17 06:35 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2440
Loc: nederland, TX
You can make it as simple or complicated as you want. I'm somewhere in the middle. I don't retie all the time, change hooks constantly, or stuff like that. I've got enough rods to do what I want or need to and just go find fish and try to catch them. I do have a good electronics set up to help that out

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#12384801 - 08/13/17 06:48 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
goodman1389 Online   content
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Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 284
Loc: Mansfield,TX
I think about this all the time. When I first learned to bass fish, I knew how to do two things: Jitterbug on top and a TX rigged lizard, and I fished out of my grandpa's old pontoon boat. I feel like we caught just as many fish back then and spent half the money and 1/4 of the frustrations!

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#12384829 - 08/13/17 07:19 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Yes. Remember those 5.5 ft. Lews Speed Sticks well. Threw that spinner bait on them for 10 years. Then moved to the Finwick Gold Wings in same length with pistil grips which I still have. After 20 years of throwing a spinner bait the wrist and elbow gave out. Won a couple of tournaments on the Strike King Little S - crank bait and invested in a set of 6 ft. rods. Then had to slow way down or have surgery and took up the plastic baits which called for 6' 6" rods. Everyone of them was Med. Hevy.. Now look where we are today with rods for every technique, which I have refused to purchase. I am staying with pretty much the same set of 7 ft. Med. Hevy. rods for most applications, with the exception of a few rods won in tournaments that are specific.
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#12384885 - 08/13/17 07:50 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: the skipper]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 1818
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: the skipper
You can make it as simple or complicated as you want. I'm somewhere in the middle. I don't retie all the time, change hooks constantly, or stuff like that. I've got enough rods to do what I want or need to and just go find fish and try to catch them. I do have a good electronics set up to help that out


I'm with this guy. +1
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#12384971 - 08/13/17 08:47 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 2316
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
fishing is still simple we are the ones that make it hard.

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#12385000 - 08/13/17 09:12 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
Mister Sir Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 1302
Loc: Flower Mound, Tx
I fish 3 baits decent. Spinnerbait, ,zaraspook, and plastic worms and 6\7' spinning rods. 4 types of boat, float tube, water wagon, kayak and a 16'/25 HP jonboat. All is simple stuff but I seem to catch fish well from all. My water wagon is my favorite in a quiet pond. Catch a 5+lb bass on that and it will turn you around. FUN!!!
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#12385067 - 08/13/17 10:14 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: the skipper]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1392
Loc: SE Texas
Originally Posted By: the skipper
You can make it as simple or complicated as you want. I'm somewhere in the middle. I don't retie all the time, change hooks constantly, or stuff like that. I've got enough rods to do what I want or need to and just go find fish and try to catch them. I do have a good electronics set up to help that out


+2

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#12385074 - 08/13/17 10:23 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
RedSkeeter Online   content
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 14139
Loc: TEXAS
I liked it when the fish weren't suppose to grow as big (and as smart as they are now) Seems like they were much easier to catch back in the 70's... We were dumb azz kids, and caught fish every trip out, can't say that nowadays.. Justsay'n
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#12385106 - 08/13/17 10:58 PM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
Razorback Offline
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Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3550
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
Yep. Florida bass grow bigger, but they are also more finicky and harder to catch.

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#12385149 - 08/14/17 12:22 AM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2768
Loc: Arlington
Lakes didn't have the pressure on them that they do now. That's probably the biggest factor I see today as opposed to 20 or 30 years ago. I still have a pistol grip rod that I'm thinking of putting back into the lineup. When I got back into fishing after 10 years off, it took me forever to get used to the new rods. I still use the old faithful lures. Every once in awhile I will try something new like the whopper plopper but usually find the old stuff catches more fish the new stuff catches more fishermen

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#12385153 - 08/14/17 12:34 AM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Fishinkev]
Hog Jaw Offline
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1977
Loc: The Great State of Texas
I did not catch fish when fishing was simple , still can not catch now .

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#12385247 - 08/14/17 07:36 AM Re: Remember when fishing was simple [Re: Bobby Milam]
joebass2 Online   content
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 3859
Loc: Lewisville, texas
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
Lakes didn't have the pressure on them that they do now. That's probably the biggest factor I see today as opposed to 20 or 30 years ago. I still have a pistol grip rod that I'm thinking of putting back into the lineup. When I got back into fishing after 10 years off, it took me forever to get used to the new rods. I still use the old faithful lures. Every once in awhile I will try something new like the whopper plopper but usually find the old stuff catches more fish the new stuff catches more fishermen


+1 on the first two sentences.

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