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More snow and bad weather. To amuse myself I was thumbing through old "stuff" 

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She was a beauty but not the largest by a long shot

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I can see a chap inspecting his bait!?


Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

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If that's the live bait what's the quarry?


If all else fails, follow the intructions.

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10 minutes ago, Cameraman said:

If that's the live bait what's the quarry?

A really deep hole just behind that tree

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Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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I think i'd need to step up my float gear for that Phone!

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All,

My largest and one of maybe half a dozen alligator gar was 80 lb+.  Tigger, you won't need a float. The terminal gear is as follows.  Woman's nylon stocking - whole chicken (always been a argument which is best - feathers or no feathers). The nylon stocking with chicken is secured to the mainline.  The "hook" is the stocking.  The gar's teeth are such that they cannot go "backward" so once hung-up they are doomed.  Some guys (probably from British stock) like to use a fiddly protective leader.  Quarter inch cotton rope was the "go to" fix.

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Even since my day - alligator gar's status among fish has risen.  The remaining stock is pretty well protected

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Really?🙈🙈🙈😁😁😁

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If all else fails, follow the intructions.

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10 hours ago, Phone said:

All,

My largest and one of maybe half a dozen alligator gar was 80 lb+.  Tigger, you won't need a float. The terminal gear is as follows.  Woman's nylon stocking - whole chicken (always been a argument which is best - feathers or no feathers). The nylon stocking with chicken is secured to the mainline.  The "hook" is the stocking.  The gar's teeth are such that they cannot go "backward" so once hung-up they are doomed.  Some guys (probably from British stock) like to use a fiddly protective leader.  Quarter inch cotton rope was the "go to" fix.

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Even since my day - alligator gar's status among fish has risen.  The remaining stock is pretty well protected

 

I know of people who use a similar method to catch eels, obciously a scaled down set up!

No doubt you would catch pike using that kind'a method/set up.

 

Just rememberd, i'm sure the TV presenter on a programme called "river monsters" over here in the uk used the method to catch eels in Japan.

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26 minutes ago, Tigger said:

 

I know of people who use a similar method to catch eels, obciously a scaled down set up!

No doubt you would catch pike using that kind'a method/set up.

 

Just rememberd, i'm sure the TV presenter on a programme called "river monsters" over here in the uk used the method to catch eels in Japan.

Back in the day, I seem to remember reading of eels being caught by 'dibbing'(?). This was threading worms onto wool, no hook, and when the eels teeth got caught in the wool they were lifted out. Maybe other members 'of a certain age' can confirm its true, or is my mind playing tricks?

John.

PS, just done a quick search and it was 'babbing' for eels.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/95/a9036795.shtml

 

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Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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Yes catching them on wool was a favourite closed season pastime in the miltary canal in my " yoof" now i doubt theres enough eels left to make it worthwhile i havnt caught even a bootlace for 40 years!


Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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