I made some old cane pole to try out this week.
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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.
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.
Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:50 AM
"Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary." - Patrick F. McManus