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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #12236510 05/08/17 07:17 PM
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I guess i'm pretty lucky. My wife loves fishing as much as I do.
Most days she out fishes me too.

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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: Joefishhunter] #13736366 10/20/20 12:29 AM
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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13736402 10/20/20 12:52 AM
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I spent 10 years with a piece of buxom arm candy 7 years my junior that otherwise didn't fit my life well. She went out fishing with me a few times but she was just going along with it as a price to pay for getting to live well.

I ditched her and found a real girl my own age. She loves to fish and hates shopping unless it's for cool stuff like boats and gear. Already highly adept in the, uh, feminine arts, years ago she wiped the slate clean and relearned and improved everything, right down to the art of the perfect foot massage. Never have I known such an intelligent, honorable, pleasant, helpful, superb person. I had a 24 year head start on her as a bass angler and she still outfishes me often.

A couple of years ago I made a huge killing in the stock market. Told her to get anything she wanted with a very high ceiling. She got one of them ol' newfangled silly-cone hot pads for the kitchen, replacing this horrible, stinky, greasy old thing that was used about 10 years too long. I think it was six bucks. She sure likes that hot pad, tho.

We celebrate 20 years next Valentine's Day. I shudder at the thought of what life would be like had I lacked the gumption to blow up an unsatisfactory household. Most men I know are a tragic cyclone of unfulfilled desire within. I want for nothing. Absolutely nothing.

People who hitch their wagons to those they have little or nothing in common with baffle me. Divorce lawyers seem to love 'em, tho.


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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13736409 10/20/20 12:55 AM
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I tried to get the wife interested in Bass fishing, but she said it was too slow. So I switched to taking her fishing for sunfish. She caught a lot, so she was happy. Then one day we were TT camping and I was out on the lake catching tons of crappie. I went back and got her and she mopped up on them and said it was the most fun fishing she ever had. We are now crappie and sand bass fisherman.

Further, she is now a demanding crappie fisherman. She demanded that we get Spot-lok and Livescope so her worthless hubby could find the fish and stay over the structure. Ok, said I.

I don’t think it’s a good idea to start the wife with a bait caster. Mine, at my suggestion, took my expensive “almost impossible to backlash” and made a tangle I should put in Ripley’s. Spinning reel is the way, at first.

Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: Raskydoo] #13736414 10/20/20 12:56 AM
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You should get her hooked on golf!

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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13736446 10/20/20 01:15 AM
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My first two wives didnt fish,...married to #3 for 12 years.
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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13736468 10/20/20 01:26 AM
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I have known my wife 37 years and have been married 28 and she has just started fishing regularly with me. fish

The boat is in her name and she drives a F150 FX4 but she doesn't back it in.

I will line it up and back it in some and then get in the boat and let her back the rest of the way in and then she parks the trailer.

She only goes with me if I can't find anyone else to go so I'm not alone if something happens.


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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13736530 10/20/20 01:49 AM
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She likes making soaps, knitting, and arts and crafts stuff. I hate that stuff....and she’s cool with it, too.

We are happy that we both have hobbies and neither of us regulates the others involvement with our hobbies.

Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13736668 10/20/20 03:15 AM
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The wife unit?? Nah, fishing my my time to get away!

She asked me "why do you need all of those fishing poles, can't you only use one at a time?"

I responded with, "can't you only wear one of those pair of shoes at a time!?"

Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13736696 10/20/20 03:45 AM
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I just bought my wife a shimano alx dc reel today so she can get accustomed to using a bait caster. I took it in the street after I spooled it up and I was very impressed by its performance. I could bomb it all the way down the street and let it bounce without ever putting my thumb in the spool. It didn't backlash at all. I would definitely check those out rather than spinning gear. She was using a few of my spinning reels, but after she broke her line fighting a huge bass last weekend, she decided she wants some good gear to catch Big fish. 2 of our last 3 trips she has hooked a bass 8+ pound bass that has came up and then broke her line. Meanwhile the biggest fish I had caught was 3.5 lbs...

Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13736705 10/20/20 04:16 AM
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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13736772 10/20/20 11:38 AM
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I like to get my wife out three or four times a year. I do that on great weather days, fish are in an eating mood, low wind and its a boat in the water about 8:15 and off the lake about 11 type deal. That timeframe prevents having to find a decent onshore bathroom in the middle of the trip. I learned all that through the school of hard knocks (e.g. "what were you thinking taking me out when the wind is blowing 12mph?)" I have better luck with her fly fishing (the Madison river is a little more scenic than Lake Lewisville on most days, and generally catch more fish) and quail hunting because of how much she loves the dogs, but I have fun taking her out for the short trips and playing guide for a day.

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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13737606 10/20/20 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by killachinchilla
Hey guys,

So the wife just doesn't understand why I always have fishing on the brain. I got to thinking about it and she has never really done any bass fishing, only the casual bobber fishing for catfish etc...So the question is whats the best way to get her to at least like it also?

Was thinking i should take her on a guided trip in hopes of just getting on a lot of fish. Only thing is she has never ran a baitcast. I would love to get her into it so that we might be able to do couple tournaments and other trips when i get my boat.


Ok here are a few suggestions. If you are confident in your fishing ability then take her out fishing to where you catch fish. A drop shot is a good technique to catch bass on. I taught my daughter in law how to bass fish that way, actually both daughter in laws. It is my wifes favorite technique but she also likes to throw a tx. rigged baby brush hog and a carolina rig. With the drop shot you can either use spinning tackle or a bait caster. I always teach them how to drop shot with a bait caster with a reel that is designed for finesse fishing. A fantastic reel for her to learn with is the Daiwa Tatula SV TW 2020 model. It has a small profile and you can set up the reel so she doesn't have to thumb the spool and she can still get pretty good distance out of it. As she gets the hang of it you can loosen it up a little for longer casts. Once she gets bit and catches a fish on her own.....she will be hooked.

A finesse worm, a baby brush hog, and a super fluke are three good soft plastics to start with.

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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: Sinkey] #13737607 10/20/20 09:43 PM
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You taught yours very well.

Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13737613 10/20/20 09:48 PM
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Introduce her to the tennis pro.


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