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Pflueger Patriach Baitcasting Reel

August 29, 2011 10:28 am
posted by Terry

Pflueger Patriach

The Patriach baitcasting reel offers smooth reeling and is known for its speed. It is known for not only its smooth reeling, but it is quiet too! Giving the most for your money, the Patriach is of superb quality. It is both durable and reliable. With 10 stainless steel bearings, there is no jamming. It has excellent line technology and a titanium line guide. Its Ultimate brake system has given customers many years of satisfying use.

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Central Oklahoma Fishing Report for Week of Aug 14

August 19, 2011 7:44 pm
posted by Terry

Walleye

Looking here we see the crappie is good late in the evening and at night.  Several fishing places are biting just a different at each place.  Be sure to bring your baitcasting reel and go fishing.

Arcadia: August 14. Elevation below normal. Channel catfish fair to good on slip corks with minnows and punchbait at 5-8 ft. and on stinkbait and punchbait in deeper channel water at night. Crappie good at night off docks and fair on minnows in the evenings. Report submitted by Chance Whiteley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: August 15.. Elevation below normal, water 85-93 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on crankbaits and jigs at 6-20 ft. along deep structure and rocky banks. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad colored crankbaits, grubs and sassy shad at 2-10 ft. all around the lake when chasing shad. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and prepared bait at 6-15 ft. along rocky shorelines and the dam. Flathead catfish slow on live bait at 15-30 ft. around the dam.. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15-30 ft. around the dam. Walleye fair on crankbaits and grubs at 14-20 ft. around east points and the dam early. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms and small jigs along rocky banks. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: August 14. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair to good on cut shad, chicken liver, shrimp and hotdogs early and late and fair to good at gar hole. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Wes Watkins: August 15. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 12-15 ft. in late evening. White bass fair to good trolling the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows around deep structure early morning. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part V

August 12, 2011 9:53 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

The fused fishing line is more or less the Cadillac of fishing lines. This particular line has supper strength that the fisher cannot break, and is difficult to cut. The fused line is made from gel-spun polyurethane and when put under heat and pressure; strands with superior strength are formed. When the fisher does not handle a fused line safely it can cut into their hands. This line has no memory, no stretch, and is resistant to abrasion. It will also require a specialize knot when joining lines together. The fused line is highly visible to the fish.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part IV

August 11, 2011 8:48 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

Fluorocarbon fishing lines are manufactured by using a carbon base and other materials and are used in fly fishing. This type of line is stiff and it will keep the shape of the spool. Many have complained that this type of line is brittle and breaks easily, especially in cold weather. The big advantage of using this line is that the line is invisible in the water. There are many different brands of these lines along with many different prices. It is hard to say what is best for the individual fisher. They just have to try one and test it out. The fluorocarbon fishing lines can be used with a baitcasting reel, how ever it is difficult to use.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part III

August 10, 2011 9:45 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

A Braided fishing line also known as a superline is much more common and has been used for decades. This type of line when knotted holds the knot. Its positive uses are that it is a powerful fishing line that does not stretch and will hold its own in power and strength. As good as this fishing line is the one drawback is that it is opaque in the water and the fish can visualize the line. Some anglers will knot a monofilament line to the end of a braded line, called the leader, in order to help make the line less visable to the fish. The braided fishing line can be used with baitcasing reels.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part II

August 9, 2011 10:39 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

Fishing line is important and there are four different types of line. The first one is called a monofilament. This type of fishing line is made from plastic and is made with one line of plastic. This type of fishing line can be spun with several lines to make it stronger. These varying strengths are known as tests. Basically monofilament line is lower in cost. It can be purchased in different colors or in florescent colors. Monofilament line can become easily knotted and is not very forgiving in its shape as over time is will adhere to the reel shape. The monofilament line should not be used if deep sea fishing. It is ideal for use with a spinning reel or baitcasting reel.

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The Uni Knot

August 5, 2011 10:15 am
posted by Terry
Uni Knot

Uni Knot

The fourth knot to use with a baitcasting reel is the uni knot.

The uni knot is a basic knot and can be varied by the fisherman to meet pretty much any need, in fresh or salt water fishing. To tie the knot begin by running the line through the eye of the hook, at least 6” and fold it to make 2 parallel lines. Bring the end back towards the hook; next, make 6 turns with the tag around the double line and through the circle you formed. Pull the tag to tighten the line, then pull the standing line to slide up to the knot created against the eye. Pull until it is at the desired tightness, trim the tag end to ensure the knot doesn’t slip or come undone.

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The Trilene Knot

August 4, 2011 10:12 am
posted by Terry

Trilene Knot

The third knot to use with a baitcasting reel is the trilene knot.

The trilene knot is used for any purpose: snaps, hooks, connecting artificial lures, etc. The ease of tying the knot and design, offer a strong and dependable connection, and still retain 85-90% of original line strength. First, run one end of line through the eye of the hook, and back through the eye a second time, follow this by looping around the standing part 5 or 6 times. Next, thread the tag end between the eye and coils, and pull up tight for strength and trim the tag end. This knot is easy to tie, durable, and used for all casts.

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The Orvis Knot

August 3, 2011 10:08 am
posted by Terry

Orvis Knot

The second knot to use with a baitcasting reel is the orvis knot.

The orvis knot is for tying ring clips and snood clips, this knot allows for easy control of the length of the rig. To tie this knot first pass the end of the tippet through the eye of the hook, then round it back through the hoop you made. Next you will tag the end and wrap it around the second loop twice, followed by lubricating and tightening the knot. To finish it off trim the end tag. This knot allows for control of length and offers a strong knot, it is also used for tying flies.

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The Improved Clinch Knot

August 2, 2011 10:00 am
posted by Terry

Improved Clinch Knot

This is the first of several different knots to be used with a baitcasting reel.

This is one of the easier knots to tie, and is one of the main reasons it’s so popular for connecting monofilament to terminal tackle. This knot is best on lines of 20 pounds and under. To tie the proper knot, you will pass the line through the eye of the hook, swivel and lure. Then bring it back through and make five turns arond the standing line. Holding the coils, thread the end of the loop above the eye and through the larger loop. While pulling the coils, make sure they are in a spiral, and don’t overlap each other and slide it against the eye of the knot, lastly you will clip the tag end. – Although requiring a few steps, after a few trys, this is one of the simplest knots to make.

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