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Johnny wilkins's Blog – March 2011 Archive (4)

Stuck on Porcupine Quill Floats

Porcupine Floats?!

Since the trade routes into Africa brought products from around the globe, old-time tackle companies in the 1700s or 1800s fashioned some bite indicators out of everything that wasn't tied down. A popular imported material for companies making floats was the porcupine quill out of Africa. 

 

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Added by Johnny wilkins on March 26, 2011 at 8:29pm — 22 Comments

The First Bait of Spring

I have placed my first Spring bait order so it is OFFICIAL. Fishing is right around the corner. To prepare, I will take out my smaller tying bag with lines and small hooks and start tying some leaders.

 

Storing a small wallet of fine leaders in the fishing bag saves hours on the bank. Since I can't get what I want - I make my own snells and store them in a hook wallet (picture rubber pads for the hooks and some plastic bumps to put the snell loops on in a thin, plastic…

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Added by Johnny wilkins on March 14, 2011 at 11:42am — 13 Comments

You Have Never Fished Ultralight

There is Ultralight and ( Zen ) There is Ultralight Fishing

 

No one reading this has ever fished ultralight. Ultralight would be the ability to hook a single bit of algae or just one hydra to a hook to catch a newly hatched fish,…

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Added by Johnny wilkins on March 9, 2011 at 1:27pm — 5 Comments

Revolution - How Do You Bobber Fish?

I am still seeking some help from everyone out there.

 

Please check out the older post invite. All this month I will be wanting volunteers to describe their setups and share how they fish with live bait.

 

I will be donating some prizes to the cause and someone will win some cool shirts and prizes for sharing. There are no wrong answers, just want REGULAR fishing setups - how you fish with the standard gear.

 

Participants will be asked to log what…

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Added by Johnny wilkins on March 7, 2011 at 10:30pm — 30 Comments

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