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Proof that you really don't need... #13715308 09/29/20 05:30 PM
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...the latest tech. Caught these two on The Vine this morning using a 50-year-old rod that belonged to my FIL, paired with a cheap Bass Pro spinning reel spooled with 8lb mono that had not been used for at least seven years. Since my FIL rarely fished and only with his friend that provided the tackle, I suspect those are the only fish caught on this ancient rod. Caught five smaller ones too - most on a chatterbait.

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Re: Proof that you really don't need... [Re: JCG57] #13715412 09/29/20 07:33 PM
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Excellent. I still use alot of old baits and still use the old Garcia 5000's from time to time.
Nice fish

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Re: Proof that you really don't need... [Re: JCG57] #13715703 09/30/20 12:25 AM
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Nice. I like Grapevine but rarely fish it. Great catch

Re: Proof that you really don't need... [Re: JCG57] #13715763 09/30/20 01:11 AM
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Very nice! cheers


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Re: Proof that you really don't need... [Re: JCG57] #13715923 09/30/20 03:29 AM
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Nice fish. Good job. cheers


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Re: Proof that you really don't need... [Re: JCG57] #13720768 10/05/20 03:42 PM
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Grapvine has almost always treated me well.... however, not this well. Good work!

Re: Proof that you really don't need... [Re: JCG57] #13721192 10/05/20 10:01 PM
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This really IS a good post. Its very true you don't need all the latest gadgets. All you really need is a love of doing it. Fact is, I dont use any type of GPS or fish finder. I like only a few kinds of reels, none new, lol. Ive managed to find a few fish when im lucky.


Re: Proof that you really don't need... [Re: JCG57] #13722027 10/06/20 05:54 PM
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Grapevine was not as generous to me this morning - four bass, largest about 15 inches. Never found a good school of shad to focus my casts. All fish caught on a lipless crank.

Re: Proof that you really don't need... [Re: JCG57] #13724257 10/08/20 04:55 PM
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Found this 22 incher early this morning using a swimbait.

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Re: Proof that you really don't need... [Re: JCG57] #13733146 10/16/20 04:41 PM
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And another chunk falls for the swimbait. It has been a sweet autumn bass fishing on The Vine this year.

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Re: Proof that you really don't need... [Re: JCG57] #13741741 10/24/20 12:44 AM
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Nice bass! I myself use a couple of rods and reels that I’ve had for 30 years. Still work great and the fish don’t mind!


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Nice fish. Again good job. thumb


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I still catch fish on ancient wooden lures, especially Hula Poppers, that I inherited from my grandparents. I only use them in situations where I know I won't lose them though.

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