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i am eight years old and go bass fishing with my older brothers all the time.  i have a small pole with very light action.  it makes it hard to set a hook but it makes it easier to feel a bite.  do you think i should get a stiffer pole so i dont miss so many sets or stick with the lighter one so i feel more bites?

and any advice to help me catch more fish than my brother would be nice!    :)

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Are you asking this under one of you brothers profiles? I one of your previous posts you say your about to enter college.

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ya i am about to enter college that was my little brother he asked if he could post something so i got him on the page and he typed what he wanted.  he asked me about his pole a little while ago and i said he should do what he thought was best.  he has no problem catching fish he is just super competitive and wants to catch more fish that are all bigger than mine and i cant blame him there lol

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That's what I figured. That's cool that you take care of your brother like that.

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ya i am about to enter college that was my little brother he asked if he could post something so i got him on the page and he typed what he wanted.  he asked me about his pole a little while ago and i said he should do what he thought was best.  he has no problem catching fish he is just super competitive and wants to catch more fish that are all bigger than mine and i cant blame him there lol

I've never been known for my etiquette, but if you are the older brother of the 8yr old and just happen to have identical typing skills and punctuation errors...you've got some work to do before heading off to college.   As Dave Chappelle would say "I'm just keeping it real."

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Your brother has two options.

First, to fish an ultra light and have lots of fun catching every fish in the pond, such as bream, bluegill, Crappie, catfish and bass.

A small white grub on a small jig head rigged on four (4) pound test will produce a lot of fish as will a Roostertail. About 100 bream and bluegills to 1 bass which could be a problem if he wants largemouth bass but he will catch those fish.

Otherwise, I suggest he use one of your spinning rigs (to avoid backlashes) with 8 pound fluoro and a 2/0 or 3/0 straight shank hook to fish plastic worms either Texas or Wacky rigged and then he can switch over to your moving treble hook baits and topwaters (like a pink or white trick worm) with no problems.

In fact, teaching him how to fish a trick worm will be very rewarding as he can watch it move in the water and then see the fish inhale it.

If he can master a baitcaster then 10 to 12 pound fluoro line on a six foot or six-six medium heavy rod and he can fish as you fish.  Of course, you will have to help him with any backlashes and other problems when throwing a baitcaster.

And show him how to use a pliers to remove hooks and be sure he always has a pliers with him when he goes bass fishing.  It is a very valuable tool.

The main goal is to take him fishing with you.  Show him what you do and your favorite techniques and how to tie a cinch and Palamor Knot.

Leave a rod and reel with tackle with him so he can continue to fish when you go to school in the fall.

Be sure he knows water safety and to watch out for tripping hazards and animals that can ruin your day.

I suppose he can swim which is a major requirement for kids when they are around water.

And a cell phone is a valuable instrument should he get into trouble when by himself.

It is great you have a fishing partner and we expect you to continue to take him fishing and show him the secrets, etc. that you know.

Send a pic of any nice LMB he catches.

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Great that you help your little brother. The Natural is right on with your writing skills. Unless there has been a dramatic down grade in requirements you are in a world of hurt for your college english classes.

I realize this forum is not an english class. This is intended as a bit of constructive criticism and hope it is received as such. Work hard and good luck in college.

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...a small pole with very light action. it makes it hard to set a hook but it makes it easier to feel a bite. do you think i should get a stiffer pole so i dont miss so many sets or stick with the lighter one so i feel more bites?

that's a misconception...you will actually feel MORE bites on a stiffer rod. that's because a whippy rod will absorb vibrations rather than sending them along the length of the blank. go stiffer. good luck.

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wait till your brother goes to college and then save money from allowance so when he needs beer money you can buy his stuff cheap

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