I haven't posted in a while, especially since I've been doing a lot of blue catfishing lately. Any back during the summer I found this weird creature crawling on my leg after a video shoot. I've…Continue
"Yeah, I personally can't stand anything shorter than 8 feet, but I'm used to fly rods and crappie rods. For me an an eight foot rod is a four foot rod. Four feet to get the rod to the side of the boat, and the rest extends beyond the…"
"Your right… combination rod, reel, and additionally the line.
Yeah 50 ft is my benchmark because it includes the fly fishing method… tough for me to cast over 50 ft from the boat or the dock. Fly fishing from my shorelines is…"
"That sound like the function of the rod not the reel. Any fly rod can throw that easily with flies much much lighter than that. Still the assumption is, well, I should clarify the ultimate panfish reel for trolling, drifting, jigging otherwise using…"
"I need to do a casting video of it. You have to feather it with your pinky just like our centerpin brethren. I have made some decent casts with it, but it isn't a megacaster. I'm seeing this reel for vertical jigging, spider rigging and…"
"That's what I keep hearing. For ice I wondering if the level wind would freeze up too easily. Since I live in Alabama I have no way to testing it in ice conditions. I do a lot of longline drifting and trolling. Free spooling the line out gets…"
"Very cool reel…
For me a reel of that nature would make a great component to a dedicated vertical jigging setup.... or even icefishing... do you think there is any chance that there would be ice build up problem on the line guide up…"
"Well, the need to eat helps. This is what I do fill time now. Also I specifically went out that day to film that video. There are times where I don't fish at all. National Geographic is a big inspiration for what I do. Although I'm nowhere…"
Welcome Damon ! How's the fishing in Alabama? What species are you getting ? Up in here in NENJ I 'm catching Bluegills, Pumpkinseeds , Red Breasted Sunfish , Crappie ,Yellow and White Perch ,Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass ,Trout , Bullheads a few Walleye and a few channel Cats . I'm always interested in what species are most prolific in different parts of the Country .Never fished in Alabama before . All the best , great group of folks here!
Welcome Damon to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTO'S you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.
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We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Bluegill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some bragging rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.
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