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18 minutes ago, Seth said:

Not much offends me in this world, but seeing somebody hold a spinning reel upside down and reeling it backwards is one of them.

Yep. It drives me crazy. The strange thing is I looked back a few minutes later and he was using it the correct way. Maybe somebody told him. 

 

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I'm that way about guys that cast then change hands to reel, well not really offended but it irritates me. And every time it does, I tell myself 'it's his rod, what difference dose it make to me  he how he holds it or if he reels with the wrong hand",  "maybe he's handicapped"  ( I guess the pc would be "challenged"- but when talking to me I ain't always pc)

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22 minutes ago, tjm said:

I'm that way about guys that cast then change hands to reel, well not really offended but it irritates me. And every time it does, I tell myself 'it's his rod, what difference dose it make to me  he how he holds it or if he reels with the wrong hand",  "maybe he's handicapped"  ( I guess the pc would be "challenged"- but when talking to me I ain't always pc)

I do that.  I have been working on the spinning reel retrieve.  I am also closing the bail by hand.  I hope to not irritate anyone. Lol

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Really not my concern, Daryk. I'm trying to train myself not to butt in or worry about what others do unless it actually concerns me. It is sorta like starting a nail with the hammer in one hand and then changing hands to drive the nail, but the fish don't know the difference any more than the nail does. There is a guy on another forum that posts pictures of himself with his fly reel up and winding it backwards, but, you know he has a post right after that with that same reel and a big fish.  No one chastises him on the upside down rod and reel, many are wowed by the big fish.

Lot of the older reels you had to close by hand or break something, I don't know about the new ones.

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1 hour ago, Daryk Campbell Sr said:

I do that.  I have been working on the spinning reel retrieve.  I am also closing the bail by hand.  I hope to not irritate anyone. Lol

             You can do anything you want in my boat Daryk but I may laugh :) and you can laugh at me too,

 BilletHead

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1 hour ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

Wow!  You guys are wound too tight. 

You don't want a list of the things people do that I do not like. 
It's lengthy.  The good thing is most of those things only mildly irritate me.
I blame most of it on USMC from a long time ago.  They will make a person picky.

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Buggy whips and rubber bib ovarall guys aside, I tell newbies there are three ways to catch trout on Taneycomo.

You can bass fish, crappie fish, or catfish.

Bass fish----Various jerk baits, stick baits, or crank baits. Or jig fishing bouncing a jig on the bottom. Just down size your jigs, and of course line.

 

Crappie fish----Simple, fishing a jig under a float. Mostly jigs smaller than those I would use for crappie, but fished pretty much the same way.

 

Catfish-----Bottom fishing with bait. Prepared bait like powerbait, live bait like night crawlers. With no generation fished with a split shot 18"-24" ahead of the hook. With generation, drifted on a " Taney rig". Three feet of line with a hook on one end, weight just enough to keep it on the bottom on the other end, and an attachment loop tied a foot above the weight. Personally I use circle hooks, and in a larger size than most. #4, smallest #6. The fish pretty much hook themselves, and swallowed hooks are much less likely facilitating safer releases.

Whether using a leader attached to a heavier main line, or just straight line from my reel, the last line touching my lure or bait is 2# Maxima Ultragreen.

Gatorjet, or Gator. Either is what most people on Taney know me by.

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