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  2. Philf

    Dropshot shot keeper

    When using a dropshot rig it often tangles when you lay your rod down. I started wrapping the line with the sinker on it one time around the reel handle. It keeps everything straightened out. To free it up just unwind it in the opposite direction and you’re ready to go.
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  4. COME MEET FELLOW MEMBERS FROM ILLINOIS SMALLMOUTH ALLIANCE AND OAK BROOK TROUT UNLIMITED DICKS SPORTING GOODS/FIELD & STREAM 2000 NORTH NEIL STREET CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 61820 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2018 11:00 AM UNTIL 3:00 PM We will have fly tying vises set up in the fly fishing area of the store. You are welcome to stop by and learn to tie a fly or share your secret pattern for catching your favorite species. Please come by on Saturday to talk flies and tell lies (about fishing). Contact Stan Zarnowiecki if you have questions 708-606-4148 or email at shotawisky@yahoo.com
  5. Wrapped some black electrical tape around the reel foot and seat on the rod kinda like you do with the Tennessee handle rods keeps your hand warmer.
  6. Jim J

    Latest Bronzeback Bulletin

    Yes, very nice issue. Thanks for the work on this.
  7. Jake B

    Latest Bronzeback Bulletin

    OK thanks Scott. I'll let you know when it arrives.
  8. Scott Ferguson

    Latest Bronzeback Bulletin

    The newsletters are sent bulk rate. The post office gives bulk mail low priority so they can take longer to be delivered by some post offices. If you don’t get yours by the end of the week, let me know and I’ll get another to you.
  9. Jake B

    Latest Bronzeback Bulletin

    Maybe I am being impatient but I have not received my copy.
  10. PatH

    Meeting @ Thai garden

    It was an awfully long table of fishermen. Always enjoy these events, and yes I will see you at the Early Show
  11. Terry Dodge

    Streaming

    Jon B's Alaska trip is very enjoyable. I've been following Jon B for a couple years and have to say that it is has been Kind of neat watching him grow his YouTube channel.
  12. Eric

    Streaming

    I admire the risk taking and business savvy of these young YouTubers. In addition to $$$ they make off their channels, they’re teaming up with Mystery Tackle Box, etc. on licensing deals, promotions, etc. They are having a big influence on a whole new generation of anglers and adventure seekers. No doubt they are putting the time and effort in!
  13. Mark K

    Streaming

    I was alluding more to (my own presumption) that they have parents that are loaded $$$. Nothing wrong with it, they are doing something productive. Personally I am not interested on the ride to the airport, with weird music playing. WTF is that freaking weird stuff called, they must license it cause a lot of You tubers use it. You can make a good buck with the You tube stuff. This guy is raking in six figures giving guitar lessons. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/09/youtube-guitar-lessons-turned-into-6-figure-career-for-marty-schwartz.html But I think most of them don't make squat. They also have that Patreon thing where you subscribe and some of them just ask people to contribute a few bucks to "support the channel".
  14. Eric

    Streaming

    They have to consistently publish content and work to build up a large subscriber base. Their videos are monetized, so they are getting paid from YouTube based on the #of views (#of ads shown). I imagine a lot of people are living vicariously through the YouTube anglers, especially over the winter months. I agree about the investment in quality gear and learning all the editing tools. Some of these guys have amazing artistic skills, and the tenacity to get multiple, interesting angles and add visual and audio effects to polish it off. Add in drones and cool underwater shots and it takes it to a whole new level. Jon B. seems to have set the bar for this. I really enjoyed his trip to South America with Alex Peric. I also enjoyed Alex’s trip to Lake of the Woods. There’s so much amazing content out there these days. It’s fun to follow their antics and adventurers versus the old-school “teach techniques and pimp products” that we’ve been spoon-fed since fishing shows first aired on TV. Great variety out there on YouTube!
  15. Steve S.

    Streaming

    I think it’s pretty cool, they have some real skills. I believe if you’re popular enough you get paid but not sure how it works and really don’t care. I enjoy watching them though and you can learn a thing or two as well.
  16. Mark K

    Streaming

    Where do young dudes like that get the cash to do this kind of thing. they probably aint working at Burger King. amazing though the quality with today's technology.
  17. Mike G

    Latest Bronzeback Bulletin

    I liked the issue too. There's an article by Ken Darga. Is that the Ken Darga?
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  19. Dick G

    Meeting @ Thai garden

    Pat, I didn't get to talk to you. You were at the other end of the table. Always great to see you participating in ISA events. Hope to see you at the Early Show in November. Tom, you are the man. I will stop by your restaurant any time just to taste that green tea ice cream! OK maybe the Singha beer too.
  20. mannym

    Latest Bronzeback Bulletin

    I work for LSC, formerly part of RRD. Been working with magazines for 18 years. If you ever want to discuss ways to lower cost of production, let me know. I can get quotes on print bind as well as ways to lower postage. Rates go up again in January. Looks like around 2% for most mail classes.
  21. Scott Ferguson

    Streaming

    One major thing I can't stand about You tube fishing videos is the use of chest cams. As soon as I see those shots, I shut it off. It's also not a good sign when you don't see anybody fishing until after the 8th minute of a 14 minute video.
  22. Scott Ferguson

    Latest Bronzeback Bulletin

    Right now, we are using a company out of Virginia called Conquest Graphics. They handle the printing and mailing.
  23. mannym

    Latest Bronzeback Bulletin

    I second that. My wife sent me a text and told me she read it front to back yesterday. She said it was very cool that people care so much about smallmouth and the conservation of illinois waters. Btw, who prints this for ISA?
  24. Terry Dodge

    Streaming

    I'm not talking of the water type, I'm talking streaming shows to your TV via the internet. Going into the Winter downtime months, I enjoy spending early mornings watching fishing shows by streaming them to my TV. You can watch such shows by searching them on Netflix and Amazon, but those really don't offer the kind of river and stream fishing shows that I enjoy watching. By opening a YouTube account you can search and subscribe to channels that appeal to your liking's and build a viewing schedule that will keep you entertained for a couple of hours. I have subscribed to many channels, many of which are local people and friends of mine, who fish my home waters. Drew Gregory's "Hooked On Wild Waters" is one of my favorites and there is also one young man by the name of Jon B that I really enjoy watching (from Illinois, now lives in Texas) that really does a great job with his videos on his fishing/camping adventures around the country. Those are a couple of my favorites that I stream. I would like to hear of any shows that you might be streaming.
  25. Got it a few days ago. It looks very nice. Kudos to all who contributed / created it.
  26. I’m honestly not sure. I’ll have to give them a second look. I hadn’t ever paid attention to creel limits because I don’t ever keep bass. My friend Kevin pointed out the regs while I was loading up my kayak. Now I’ve been reading the signs and noticing it more and more.
  27. Scott Ferguson

    Smallmouth creel on the Fox

    Slot limits like that seldom work on bass. The idea is to remove some of the smaller fish so they don’t overpopulate and get stunted. The problem is, bass fishermen seldom if ever keep any bass and like you said, who is going to fillet a bass that small? Are these signs posted by the state or local DNR?
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