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#1 Anglers' Net

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 05:28 PM

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 09:07 PM

All,

 

I that a duck?

 

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 09:19 AM

Technically, no.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 03:42 PM

On page 188 of my 1st Edition (1953) of "Still Water Angling"  

 

"The frequency with which pike attack and eat moorhen is well known.   Most anglers at one time or another will have seen a moorhen vanish with an anguished cry in the middle of a mighty swirl."

 

There followed a suggestion that involved shooting and skinning a moorhen , sewing the hide over a carved balsa body and attaching trebles to the legs,  The main line would be attached to the neck so as to give it a realistic bobbing motion.   

 

We heard no more, so presumably if it were ever tried it didn't result in any big pike.

 

There are plenty of black bass baits imitating frogs and rats - not seen a duckling-based lure though - has anyone else ?




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Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:22 PM

On page 188 of my 1st Edition (1953) of "Still Water Angling"  

 

 

 

There followed a suggestion that involved shooting and skinning a moorhen , sewing the hide over a carved balsa body and attaching trebles to the legs,  The main line would be attached to the neck so as to give it a realistic bobbing motion.   

 

We heard no more, so presumably if it were ever tried it didn't result in any big pike.

 

There are plenty of black bass baits imitating frogs and rats - not seen a duckling-based lure though - has anyone else ?

A quick search on Google images will show plenty of duckling fishing lures. Whether anyone has caught anything on one may be another story.


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 12:44 PM

A quick search on Google images will show plenty of duckling fishing lures. Whether anyone has caught anything on one may be another story.

 

I dont see why they wouldnt you just have to look at some of the lures going about these days to see pike dont really give a crap what it looks like. seen em go for wood chip and salt n vinegar mcoys.


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 02:57 PM

"wood chip and salt n vinegar" flavour......yep, that's about right for McCoys :icecream:


Eating wild caught fish is good for my health, reduces food miles and keeps me fit trying to catch them........it's my choice to do it, not yours to stop me!

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 03:01 PM

On page 188 of my 1st Edition (1953) of "Still Water Angling"  

 

 

 

There followed a suggestion that involved shooting and skinning a moorhen , sewing the hide over a carved balsa body and attaching trebles to the legs,  The main line would be attached to the neck so as to give it a realistic bobbing motion.   

 

We heard no more, so presumably if it were ever tried it didn't result in any big pike.

 

There are plenty of black bass baits imitating frogs and rats - not seen a duckling-based lure though - has anyone else ?

http://dgfishtales.b...01_archive.html


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 07:00 PM

"wood chip and salt n vinegar" flavour......yep, that's about right for McCoys :icecream:

 

lol you aint far wrong, I do like em sometimes. btw I should probably add that it was an empty packet of mccoys :D


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