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Made some old cane poles

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#1 Willie Rip

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:18 PM

I made some old cane pole to try out this week.



#2 tjm


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 03:19 AM

When I was a child, Dad and his friend hung poles in the barn loft for a couple years to dry before using them. I used to make a tiptop guide from a hay wire, so that I could use more or less line and wrap the extra around the butt end, with a hitch to keep it there.

Nice to see old ways carried on.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:18 AM

Watching the video brought back memories of many years gone by.  Can remember going to the ole Woolworth store in western Kansas to select my poles.  I probably spent more time making sure I got just the right pole then I now spend when buying a new rod.  Couldn't use any ole string either, had to be the right stuff as did the bobber.  Caught many many bullheads, small catfish and an occasional snapping turtle.

Sometimes I need expert advice which is why I talk to myself.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:50 AM

Caught many a fish on a cane pole. Still have one but it's been years since it has been used. Just may have to dig it out.

Thanks for bringing up some good memories.

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