Which piece of tackle is the most important to you?

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by flathunter, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I know every piece of tackle is important, rod, reel, hook, swivel, line..And a fail on any one of these can cost you a big fish...But wht do you pay the most attention to?

    For me it's the line..It has to be fresh, and free of nicks, not left in the sun etc.

    I change my line many times each fishing season.
     
  2. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    the eyes on the rod,cut off 8 to 10 ft of line tie fresh knot,and when fishing after baiting hook check for scales on the tip and make sure the hook exposure is good,pull on drag to make sure it is set correctly
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Tony I forgot about checking the hook tip, that must be done whenever baiting up.
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    My club thats in the boat. For knockin the snot outa eels when I catch em. LOL!

    Tough question to answer. All the ingredients are necessary for success.:cool2:
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I am pretty attached to the tidewater reels. They are very easy to operate and very comfortable to use. The other stuff I typically use whatever is available at that time.
     
  6. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    The reel, line and hook ........ garry- :cool2:
     
  7. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    Rod and reel for me.:big_smile:
     
  8. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    There is always a weak link .......By eleminating all of them is when you have acheived perfection and fish cant get away if he wanted to.
     
  9. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    The line and making sure you have a good tight knot!
     
  10. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    I can't put an honest answer on just one item. Rod, reel, line and hook.

    Rod- free of nicks on guides. no cracks on rod blank
    Reel- has to be in smooth operating condition
    Line- free of abrasions, the fresher the better, low memory, hate currly line
    hook- very sharp point, check it after every fish.
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    My first thought was a safety item, Lifejackets. I also agree with the line. I check it after every fish I catch.
     
  12. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Im with Jack on this one, always inspecting and changing lines on my poles. Also I inspect my knots constantly and continue to improve the strength in my knots.
     
  13. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    The boat I don't have yet!!! :eek:oooh: :sad2: :smile2:
     
  14. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Ok, you said tackle so to me that dont include the rod & reel.
    #1 - Line condition- age, weight, plyability, knot, surface condition, ect.
    #2 - hooks- sharpness, structure, strenth, proper size and type
    #3 - sinkers- right size/weight, eye condition, right type
    #4 - floats- (if used) right type & size, condition,
    #5 - bait - right type & size for target fish, freshness, perkyness (live bait)
     
  15. MAX1955

    MAX1955 New Member

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    Line, knots, hook point.
     
  16. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Ima go with the line.The rod can break but as long as the line doesnt, you still gotta fish!:wink:
     
  17. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    coleman chair and coleman cooler. were here to fish aint we??? :big_smile::cool2:
     
  18. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Used to be line but I now use braid. Now its hooks.
     
  19. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    The thing I am most concerned about is the line. However as several have
    noted you check everything trying to find what might have changed during
    the last fight or long storage period. I guess the line is the highest probability
    of failure due to damage. Hooks, swivels, guides, rod & reel generally take
    time to wear out. Line can go south in a heartbeat.
     
  20. wneubauer

    wneubauer New Member

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    Ok, I admit it, I'm a reel man...:wink: