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#12399953 - 08/24/17 07:21 PM I miss the days when......
SFAJACKS44 Offline
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Registered: 07/18/14
Posts: 155
Loc: Conroe
The biggest decision I had to make prepping for a fishing trip was " do I throw the white or chartreuse H&H..."
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#12400071 - 08/24/17 08:30 PM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
beartrap Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 668
Loc: south georgia
betcha most folks do not know what an H&H is.....my favorite bait back in 60's and early 70's.....

when bass clubs started springing up,I joined one in Greenville,Ms probably in 1971......several months later,we scheduled a tournament against the Vicksburg bass club on Ross Barnett....I went out and bought another rod just like the one I had....a red 5000 ambassador reel with 5 1/2 ft True Temper glass rod.....my boater from Vicksburg had one of the skeeter stick steering bass boats with probably a 40 hp Merc ... he only had one rod and reel and complimented me on having matching rod and reels....

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#12400108 - 08/24/17 08:42 PM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: beartrap]
N-M-W Offline
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Registered: 08/08/09
Posts: 158
Loc: OK.
Originally Posted By: beartrap
betcha most folks do not know what an H&H is.....my favorite bait back in 60's and early 70's.....

when bass clubs started springing up,I joined one in Greenville,Ms probably in 1971......several months later,we scheduled a tournament against the Vicksburg bass club on Ross Barnett....I went out and bought another rod just like the one I had....a red 5000 ambassador reel with 5 1/2 ft True Temper glass rod.....my boater from Vicksburg had one of the skeeter stick steering bass boats with probably a 40 hp Merc ... he only had one rod and reel and complimented me on having matching rod and reels....


I bought the red 5000 probably 30 years ago and I think it was 39.99 at wal mart haha.
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#12400321 - 08/24/17 10:28 PM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
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Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 3012
Loc: League City, Tx/Rayburn Countr...
I thought it was yellow or black
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#12400426 - 08/24/17 11:33 PM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
SFAJACKS44 Offline
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Registered: 07/18/14
Posts: 155
Loc: Conroe
Dad kept the black H&H's to himself....... was his favorite and he didn't want me or brother breaking them off.
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#12400460 - 08/25/17 12:46 AM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
BASS GURU Offline
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Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 132
Loc: Mesa, Arizona
I miss the days before wake boats were everywhere. realmad

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#12400464 - 08/25/17 02:54 AM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
scruboak Offline
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1099
Loc: Cisco,tx
I miss the days when 12 million people didn't live here.Yes I remember the H&H.


Edited by scruboak (08/25/17 02:57 AM)

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#12400477 - 08/25/17 05:09 AM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Patrnflyr Offline
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Registered: 07/30/17
Posts: 38
Three baits I used when I was a teenager in the 70's were the H&H in yellow and black, the Cotton Cordell Hot Spot and the Beetle spin. Not sure if you can get any of them now. We'd fish beetle spins in the tiny size and you'd never know what would bite. Everything from bluegill and crappie to a largemouth. I remember watching Virgil Ward's TV show where I think he used those exclusively. He even had an aquarium and showed the action of the lure close up. He was on the cutting edge of fishing shows. And, don't forget, Curt Gowdy's American Sportsman. I thought it was Academy Award material!


Edited by Patrnflyr (09/21/17 03:38 PM)

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#12400558 - 08/25/17 07:03 AM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
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Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 6109
Loc: Humble, Texas
H&H spinners, jitter bugs and Mann's grape worms with the yellow curl tails is where it was at growing up.
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#12400571 - 08/25/17 07:26 AM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Chato Online   content
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Registered: 03/04/12
Posts: 841
Loc: Allen Tx
Yea the Johnson Beetle Spin was a meat lure..it would catch anything swimming

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#12400630 - 08/25/17 08:18 AM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Kisndismis Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 587
Loc: Kingwood, TX
Johnson beetle spin in orange or green, thing was about 1/2 the size of a cigarette but, and everything loved it! Used to wade a creek ( spring creek for the locals) with nothing but that tied on and a spare, used to catch white bass by the 100's
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#12400642 - 08/25/17 08:21 AM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
beartrap Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 668
Loc: south georgia
anybody remember fishing with lucky 13's,heddon chuggers,injured minnows,dalton specials,paw-paws,shakespeare darters,lazy ikes........ or a tin liz..... my Mom and Dad were bass fishermen so I fished with all of them as a kid growing up in the 40's and 50's....

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#12400653 - 08/25/17 08:29 AM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4698
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Back in the day, I was a Mitchell 300 kid. Didn't start throwing a baitcaster until 2000!

One of my favorite old sayings: "Remember when the GPS, fish finder, depth finder, radar and trolling motor were all wrapped up into one unit called Grandpa?"
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#12400684 - 08/25/17 08:53 AM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
TBassYates Offline
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Registered: 12/21/01
Posts: 6372
Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
Back in the 60's my dad was painting the Grayson County Jr. College and moved us up to Sherman/Dennison area for the summer. We would go fishing at Texoma. I remember watching those scholling sandbass running shad towards the bank. He would have us use minnows to catch the fish and I will never forget when we would run out of minnows he would take the pull tab off of a drink and wrap it around a hook. We would throw it out and reel it back in and that darting, flashing put together lure would still catch fish on our Ted Williams rod and reel combos.
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#12400687 - 08/25/17 08:54 AM Re: I miss the days when...... [Re: SFAJACKS44]
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Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 556
Loc: Melissa/Grand Prairie, Tx
Heck, I'm only 20 and when I was a young kid growing up and my grandpa and uncle taught me to fish, ALL I had were H&H's. That's all they threw so that's all I threw. We just fished on his little private tanks and man we caught fish all day long. I still have a few H&H's in the box and to this day they always murder fish in a pond. Don't think I've ever caught anything in a lake though. Getting into real fishing in the past year, that was the hardest thing to accept... There are MORE baits than H&Hs!!! Literally all I had as a kid.
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