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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Its been long time since I went fishing, and caught something different(other than tilapias)...

Woke up early today and left for the spot at 6:30
The actual plan was for murrel, tried but It didnt work, so made the usual ledger fishing setup and sat. line snagged, tried pulling it out, Rod tip broke.
Got pretty fished off.Then dada called up asking where I was and got surprised that I had took an off and was fishing alone.
The water levels had gone down, so tried at the usual spot for pabda, and had seen some big murrel there too.
Started spinning With the spare spinning rod that I had, and got a strike ! a small pabda...
Then again and again within an hour caught 5...
Now, the greed for catching more and more started creeping in, so told myself that the next one will be a Catch and release, irrespective of the size, and I'll call it a day...

Casted to the flow, and a strike ! It was the biggest of the butter catfishes that I had even caught, a full size I would say, although didn't give that much fight for its size...(Would say if compared to the tackle, this'd be an overkill)
took a photo of it, and a video of releasing it, keeping it in water(15 second rule) at first looked like it wouldn't swim away, but after a second or so it did... and that feeling of releasing it was awesome... dada would be cursing me now for not taking it for pot, but I feel if you catch plenty, do release a few...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ_UH6mK ... e=youtu.be

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raka


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:41 am 
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Raka,
That great, now you can catch his/her offspring and have more for the future.
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Michael


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:54 am 
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Dont tell me that u broke the tip of your new rod. :cry: :cry:

Advice in the event of a big snag & no chance of getting it loose. Release line from the reel , put down the rod. loop the line around your waist & walk in the opposite direction till the line snaps. Look away from the line , as at times, the lure may get released & fly out of the water with force & hit you.
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Cavalier


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:58 pm 
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Hi michael,
Wouldn't it be wonderful if everybody does this ? :)

Hi Col,

Na na dont worry, The new rod is only and will be only used for spinning.
The one which broke was the Damned "dam" rod. very weak, and I am thinking it probably was a fake.
Never buying stuff from Mr. Aim point...

Can the spinning rod be used for ledger or float fishing too, or Should I buy a new rod ?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:46 pm 
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I wish there was a "Like" button for the posts


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:11 am 
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There are a very large variety of spinning rods. In a pinch, heavier spinning rods can be used for leger & float fishing. Very light spinning rods will not be able to handle heavy fishes.

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Cavalier.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Hi fishbuster,
same here... would have been so much easier...

Hi Col,
hmm... but again, the heavier spinning rods can only be used for salty spinning, right ? weight wise are they heavier than the MH ones or is that factor irrelevant ?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:19 pm 
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A 7ft or 8ft M rod should be sufficient for river/lake fishing, it depends on how you fight/play the fish to exhaust it before landing it.


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