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  1. NCangler
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      The REEL DEAL Part 3: Bait Casters

    Author: Brent aka "Sundrop"

    I have to admit. My skills with Bait casters are yet to develop so I will be brief and allow the comments from more experienced to fill in the gaps!
    Bait casters look like a spool of line with a handle on the side. They are known for causing troublesome tangles in inexperienced hands called “Backlashes”. A backlash is caused by the spool spinning faster on a cast than the line is leaving the rod. Cast speed and tension is controlled by a combination of and ad... [Read More]
    Author:: Brent aka "Sundrop"
  2. NCangler
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      The "REEL DEAL" Part 2: Spinning

    Author: Brent aka "Sundrop"

    We have covered the “closed face” or spin-cast reel. One of the most common and least expensive reels available, although it has its limitations. Now we will look at a much more versatile and reliable reel design. The “Spinning Reel”. A spinning reel is easily identified because of its unique design. It has an open spool in the front of the reel and the reel hangs below the rod, where other designs are mounted “over” or “on top of” the rod. The open spool mean... [Read More]
    Author:: Brent aka "Sundrop"
  3. NCangler
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      Fising 101 " The REEL Deal!"

    Author: Brent aka "Sundrop"

    The “REEL” Deal….. part 1

    OK, you’ve done the cane-pole thing…or decided to go for it all the way!!!
    Now you need to know a little about reels…the types and how they work. I highly recommend simplicity here in the beginning because spending your day fighting with equipment is quick to make someone “throw in the towel” when it comes to fishing.
    Remember “fishing requires patience…” enough said.

    There are 3 basic forms of reel…
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  4. NCangler
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      Fishing 101 : LET’S GET GEARED UP !!

    Author: Brent aka "Sundrop"

    Ok, if you’re following along you know you want to keep this simple and see if fishing is for you. You know a little about what to expect to catch and you have your Fishing License and your little booklet of regulations… so you’re ready to get the gear you’ll need to get started…

    I will start with the simplest, easiest to manage and cheapest to acquire way to fish. This dates back farther than we realize, and I’m sure you’ve all seen it in practice if you... [Read More]
    Author:: Brent aka "Sundrop"
  5. NCangler
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      Fishing 101: First things first...getting Legal in NC!

    Author: Brent aka "Sundrop"

    The number one most important thing everyone should have before they begin fishing in any state/county is a fishing license. There are a few exceptions based on age, location and income, but as anything with the government goes, it changes so make sure your info is up to date! Now don’t worry, there’s no test! But if you get caught by a Game Warden,(these are the men and women that patrol areas looking for size and limit as well as permit violations… kinda l... [Read More]
    Author:: Brent aka "Sundrop"
  6. NCangler
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      Post Cast Net Care 101

    1. Upon the arrival of your new cast net, inspect your cast net in detail for any possible defects such as small holes etc.
    2. Soak your net for 12-24 hrs. in a 3-5 gallon bucket using 1 cup liquid fabric softer such as the blue Downy. You'll want to put the net upside down with your horn going in first then the weights of your net on top of your entire net, this will keep your netting material submerged for better soaking. This method softens the cast net material and eliminates any stiffness t
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    Author:: Excalibur Cast Nets
  7. NCangler
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      Post Black Pearl Cast Net Throwing Instructions

    Throwing Cast Nets 6ft and Larger

    We will be using cast net throwing instructions for being right handed, which is throwing from left to right in a clockwise fashion.
    1. Place the handline loop around your left wrist, coil your handline (approximately 20-30 ft in length) in your left hand, then grab the net at approx. 12" below the horn.
    2. Again, with your left hand, grab approximately the middle of the net so that you will have the net looping in a circle type shape and it being double
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    Author:: Provided by Black Pearl Cast Nets
  8. NCangler
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      Post Key Elements of Catch and Release

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    Key Elements of Catch and Release
    by Andy Klynstra

    Fishing is becoming so popular that the demand often exceeds the capabilities of Alberta streams and lakes to produce adequate numbers of fish. Mortality must be kept low to in order to maintain and recover fish populations, the release of fish is an important tool to allow anglers to enjoy their sport, yet minimize the impact on fish populations. As an avid fly fisherman, and the father of two very enthusiastic teenage fisherman
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    Author:: Andy Klynstra
  9. NCangler
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      Post A 300-Year-Old Bath - A North Carolina Vacation Into History

    Rampaging Indians, yellow fever, pirates and drought would be enough to put most towns out of business. Bath – North Carolina’s first incorporated town – celebrates its tenacity in 2005, the town’s 300th anniversary.

    Europeans settled on the banks of the Pamlico River in the 1690s, drawn by the access provided by the river and the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean, just 50 miles way. But Indians had lived here for centuries before these French Protestant colonists moved in from Virginia.

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  10. NCangler
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      Post IGFA History

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    IGFA History
    by Steven Vonbrandt

    Before 1939 there was no universal code of sporting ethics to guide ocean anglers in their pursuits. Some rules pertaining to sporting conduct were in effect at certain well-established fishing clubs but they varied according to the dictates of each club. The idea of a worldwide association of marine anglers had been brewing for some time in England, Australia, and the United States, and the first steps in this direction were taken in the late 193
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    Author:: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
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      Post What is the Difference Between Rod Action and Rod Weight

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    What is the Difference Between Rod Action and Rod Weight
    by Gary Higbee

    For a long time when I would go looking at fishing rods I would get confused by the various desigations on the labels. It wasn't the lure weights that were confusing, it was the designations such as: Ultra-Light, Medium, Heavy, Slow, Fast, etc. After doing some research I sorted out the designations and came to a better understanding of how rods are classified. These designations don't apply to fly rods, they
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    Author:: 0000-00-00 00:00:00

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