spinning reels

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by catoon, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    i am gonna start bank fishing for flats i am gonna use my older spining reels with no bait clickers any other method of alarm other than the old bells?
     
  2. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    Loud alarm or soft alarm?
     

  3. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    Check out the "Bite Buzzer" It looks interesting.
     
  4. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Tightline with some 8" glowsticks and a kahle hook.:wink:
     
  5. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    How about piercing one of your ears. Take small small test line and hook it from your main line to an ear ring. Surely that would get your attention.....:eek:oooh:
     
  6. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Richard, I use spinning reels and baitcasting reels for Flatheads. When I'm using spinning reels for Flatheads, I will put the rod in a secure bank rod holder, Put an 8" glow stick on the end of the rod and loosen the drag just a little bit so when a big Flathead takes the bait, he can also take some line and then I just pick up the rod and tighten the drag to the desired setting and cross his eyes with a big 9/0 Kahle hook....works great!:wink:
     
  7. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Close your bail, loosen the drag,My Daiwa 7000 spincaster zzzzzings pretty good,, try bells :embarassed:, maybe, glowsticks, near the tip.

    no baitcasters? by the time you buy a bunch of bells and glowsticks a few times,,,, you could pick up a pretty nice reel with a baitclicker,, that will last for years..
     
  8. reelnuttynick

    reelnuttynick New Member

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    should you use a bell on the earring?
     
  9. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    heres one that works that you probably have around the house.
    Get an empty spool of thread,take the spool thread it on your line close to the reel.Then take a stick or dowel rod and stick it in the ground.Then pull the thread spool down and stick the center of the spool on the stick.When you get a bite the fish pulls on the line and the spool flies up making a noise when it makes contact with your rod and fish on.Simple effective and cheap.