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Nice feature on Ned today from Brent Frazee, and an interesting companion piece on the price of bass fishing. Sort goes along with Bill's thread about the hunt. I don't necessarily agree with everything, but it is worth reading.

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/outdoors/article17404292.html

I tend to think there are ways to use the little rig that hedge your bets in favor of bigger fish, and I'm not 100% anti tournament. I do wish more guys would relax and just go catch some without worrying about trying to win a buck.

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The more spinning rods I have in the boat the more fish I seem to catch. It took awhile to adopt the little bait method for numbers, but it's been fun learning.

If I was fishing tomorrow, i would have a Ned, bobby garland & rock crawler on deck. That pretty much covers all the bases.

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Agree with your last statement. There is a definite place for competitive fishing but it's kinda stupid when everyone with a bass rod or 3 has to be a bigtime tourney dude.

It is overdone and has gotten old.

They are missing a lot of the fun, not to mention a lot of the fun to be had with their families.

And he fishes out of an Xpress; gotta love this guy.

Actually Ned has a Semi V of some sort, might be an Alumacraft or a Lowe. Would have to look up a pic of it. Think the Xpress is Mr. Frazee's ride. Simple fun either way.

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Good article. Different refreshing way to look at bass fishing. Numbers of fish are what I like about finesse fishing, don't get me wrong, there is nothing more enjoyable than catching big fish, but I do get bored very quickly when I am not getting bites.

Born to Fish. Forced to Work.

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I get Jay Kumar's "Bass Blaster" email. I don't know how I got on the list, but a few months ago I started getting it. For the most part it is worthless, but every once in a while it has some useful reading. I mention it because today's email took a little shot at Ned for Ned's comments on how fishermen should not emulate the pros. Here's a meme the guy used. Kind of funny the guy would take a shot at Ned.

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Great read, except I don't agree with this statement......... "a Shakespeare Synergy spinning rod and an old Garcia Cardinal Four spinning reel — bargain-basement stuff." The reel in the photo appeared to be a Zebco Cardinal 4. If you go try to find one now, the prices can be pretty steep. Definitely not bargain basement stuff.

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I get Jay Kumar's "Bass Blaster" email. I don't know how I got on the list, but a few months ago I started getting it. For the most part it is worthless, but every once in a while it has some useful reading. I mention it because today's email took a little shot at Ned for Ned's comments on how fishermen should not emulate the pros. Here's a meme the guy used. Kind of funny the guy would take a shot at Ned.

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Bass Blaster has some good info at times, but he is just way too cool to stand most of the time. Maybe if I wore a buff, ran 70+ to throw a $90 swimbait at a point three times before moving, for a limit of slob donkey monkey goat pandas (or whatever the cool kids call them, I think it means "bass" in English), and did it all in a flat billed hat I would appreciate it more. Am sure it plays well with the "I buy my own jerseys" crowd.

Great read, except I don't agree with this statement......... "a Shakespeare Synergy spinning rod and an old Garcia Cardinal Four spinning reel — bargain-basement stuff." The reel in the photo appeared to be a Zebco Cardinal 4. If you go try to find one now, the prices can be pretty steep. Definitely not bargain basement stuff.

Yep, I think bargain basement in the "not a Steez" sense is the implication. Just having the bail properly removed takes someone with a little skill. Ned has some good pics of his gear up at his blog. Might have to search a bit. It might be vintage, but it is not fancy.

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