BIRDS NEST using Ambassadeur!

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by ZachDinicola, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. ZachDinicola

    ZachDinicola Member

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    so went out to la cygne this weekend and hooked up on some pretty good channels.. water was flowing pretty good out of the discharge.. i made the mistake of not setting the drag on my new ambassadeur.. yea you guessed it.. bad birds nest, went from 100yards of line to about 40 =P.. good news is now i have it set right.. and i also got to try out my old school pflueger that my dad handed down to me who had it handed down from his dad.. 3rd generation and going strong =P..
     
  2. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    It always seems to take an experience like that right off the bat. At least now ya got the drag set, not like if it was later and ya had a big one and lost it. I"ve had to re-adjust my drag with a fish on, and had to put the reel in free spool to do it. Sucks. now you are set tho, go get em.
     

  3. Bmac

    Bmac Member

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    Remembering back in my teens,catching bullheads from the creek on my old zebco's. I learned that you could sometimes unsnag yourself by pulling tight and pushing the thumb button. The instant release would throw the oversized sinker ahead of the hook. Sometimes you got lucky.

    Didn't work so well the 1st time I tried that on a baitcaster. :shock:
     
  4. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    The first time I set the hook on a fish using a baitcaster with a thumb bar put me in the best of moods beings I was 45min from home and had no other poles or line. That one didn't make the drive home.
     
  5. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    I carry a knitting needle with the hooked end on it for just such emergencies. Saves a lot of line and cutting most often. The upside of bird nests is that it gives you an opportunity to practice those expletive deletives that you thought you have forgotten over the years. lol Stay safe and good fishing!!!:flag:
     
  6. sportsmanfromkc

    sportsmanfromkc New Member

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  7. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    gonna try it now lol reps if it works lol
     
  8. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    well ill be a monkeys poo it worked like a charm reps comin
     
  9. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Thats pretty :glasses-cool: I am going to try it later this year with braid I would think it would work with braid just don't know if the handle turns would dig in or not.

    Will let everyone know if it works or not.
     
  10. ZachDinicola

    ZachDinicola Member

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    wow great idea.. reading that was sorta like an epiphany to me.. i have seen the light :laugh1:
     
  11. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    I've been using that trick for years, works 95% of the time. Believe me, I earned my user name. :curse::laugh1:
     
  12. Mildog

    Mildog Member

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    Normally I can get out most backlashes...but... the worst are when I have hooked something on the backswing. You know..tree, log, dog or fishing parther..then follow through with the cast. That usually guarantees a cut out....:tongue1: