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On ‎5‎/‎21‎/‎2019 at 9:18 PM, papajoe222 said:

You could have a truck bed full of carpentry tools and not be a carpenter

Now that's wisdom!

I like trying the some of the latest lures, but don't think for a moment I won't tie on an old Shad Rap or rig a Crème or Jelly Worm. I love it when a youngster drifts around me and I hear him make that comment, "He's not going to catch a thing with that lure."

My reply, " Wait for it..."

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I judge "real fisherman" by their results!

 

What boat they're in, what tackle they use, what lures throw, means little if they don't catch.

 

35 yrs I've thrown Texas Rigs/Jig-n-Craws on a Calcutta with a 5.8:1 gear ratio & monofilament line. According to resent threads round here they aint good for nothing but paper weights.

 

I don't own a Whopper Plopper, y'all call em "spy baits" I call em a Devil's Horse, a Alabama Rig is pulled behind my boat in Gulf of Mexico.

 

Many consider me a fairly good stick on Toledo Bend but most are shocked when they find out I fish it in a Jon Boat. My high tech electronics is a Lowrance Hook2 4X Series Sonar. My spot lock is 25' of rope & a anchor with I was emphatically told will not work.

 

I've reached that age where my brain goes from, "you probably shouldn't say that." To "what the hell let's see what happens!"

 

P.S. I've never taken "selfies" let alone with a fish!  😉

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On 5/21/2019 at 8:51 PM, Jleebesaw said:

If you fish for bass, you're a bass fisherman. I guess people can have other opinions about what makes someone a bass fisherman, but who cares? 

  Learning new techniques or trying new equipment can be fun and maybe even game changing, but using tried and true tactics is great too. It doesnt matter what anybody else thinks.

^^^ This!

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I’m another one that’s pretty much stuck in the past. I change about as fast as a tortoise. What matters to me most is catching fish and I’ve had satisfying results ( for me ) with my soft plastics , and sometimes will get diverted to use spinnerbaits or old top water baits like devils horse ( Catt )! .I still occasionally fish culprit worms ( mostly red or grape shad ) which are a throwback from the 80s.2 of my old friends that fish the St Johns river a lot still throw them almost exclusively and do well.

Now, I have refined the overall technique so the end result is often better than it was back in the day. I have considered myself a bass fisherman since I started targeting bass 45 years ago... I still don’t know much about many of the new rod and reels, and some of you rave about baits that would tire me out trying to figure out what they are. I catch most of my fish out of a 30 year old Jon boat.

I just love to bass fish. I still use my 6.6 ugly stick as my primary rod, if it ain’t broke ( and it won’t 😉) why fix it ?

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To me, it's all about your attitude toward fishing and not the equipment you use.

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Mobasser, I recall watching an Orlando Wilson fishing show many years ago and at the end of the show he announced that it had taken him four days to catch enough bass for his 30 minute program.  He was using the finest tackle money could buy and in the finest bass boat.

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I used to be a chef.  I made my living cooking for others.  I am/was very good at it.  I own a few very well made pans, some very well made knives, and a few specialty tools.  I do not own an air fryer, instapot, or have cabinets full of crap that do one thing only.  A "real" chef doesn't need (or want) any of that stuff.  A real chef requires a camp fire, a cast iron skillet, good ingredients and, above all, knowledge.  Give him (or her) those things and you'll have the meal of a lifetime.  I see fishing as no different.  We need basic tools and above all else, knowledge and experience.  I'm not a great bass fisherman but I AM a bass fisherman.  I don't have 10's of thousands of dollars worth of stuff but what I DO have is the best I can afford and I know how (or am learning) to use it.  Good enough for me and where I want to be with this hobby.  Like Catt, I've never taken a selfie with a fish.  I've never worried about any kind of record and I sure as hell will never make money fishing.  I don't want to.  Then it would be a job and that would defeat the purpose of it for me.

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