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How can the Lindners know so much about fishing.  They fish for so many species, all over North America and always seem to be ahead of the game.  I understand they fish a lot every year and have been fishing for many, many years, but still, come on, they're intense.  Is there something I'm missing?  How can they be such great anglers?

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5150basser

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They read Bassmaster and they probably watched Chuck Woolery's fishing dvd a few times.  ;D

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Very good, Cajun !!  That's exactly how you learn to fish.

All this high-tech razzmatazz about rods, reels, lines, lures, while of some merit, ain't what it takes to catch fish.

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The Lindners certainly have alot of energy. Sometimes I get worn out just watching them. I agree that they tend to push the envelope and introduce both new products and new ways to use tried and true items. Their shows have always placed education high on the priority list. While many hosts were simply serving sponsors and trying to be entertaining the Lindner clan was talking about understanding a fish's biology and how that knowledge will aid you in locating and catching more fish. When I was a kid they dissected the reproductive cycle of smallmouth bass in front of my eyes on In-Fisherman television. They broke down pre-spawn, spawn and post spawn patterns with maps and charts to show you where fish would be located as the process unfolded. It was groundbreaking. Roland Martin was over on channel 5 patting himself on the back and pushing the lure of the week. The Lindner boys were doing their best to make sure I was going to end up in the 10 percent of fisherman catching 90 percent of the fish. They are kind of intense and maybe even a bit odd, but they've certainly taught me alot more than just what to buy.

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I just started taping/watching Angling Edge a couple weeks ago and have really enjoyed their shows, and picked up tips that were helpful to me.  They seem to focus more on the whats, hows, whys and whens than some other shows, some of which tend to show too much of the host or guest fishing.

TC

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Yeah, Angling Edge is an amazing show.  I've been watching it for a few years.  I have really learned a lot.  

I relize my question may seem stupid.  And I may have answered my own question.  But the thing is, I know a lot of people who fish only for one species that don't get half as good as some great fisherman, Lindners included.

I guess I relize how the Lindners got good, the same way anyone gets good at anything.  Maybe I'm just amazed. lol

Thanks,

5150basser

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Any truly great fisherman is an ictheologist (a scientist who specailizes on fish)at heart. The most important thing about fiahing is not to use the right lure or the right thechnique but to have a truly indepth understanding of the animal that you are fishing for. Only when you understand the animal that you are fishing for do the tackle and techniques do you any good. The Lindner brothers have taought me more about fishing through their series of movies shows and so on then anything else. Things like the FLP formula (which I quote alot) are straight up Lindner tricks of the trade. Fishing is 90% science and 10% technique. The lures just make it fun  8-).

Peter

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The Lindners put in plenty of time, but there has to be more to it than that, because not everyone who puts in hard work gets to be as good. I think there are some natural aptitudes for fishing, like there are for golf, baseball, or whatever.

Al is one of the very few who has won southern bass tournaments and northern walleye tournaments.

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The boys also live in a part of your country that have most fish available to them. Like my part of southern Ont.

I seen Al 25 years ago at a tackle shop and have had 7 hobbys ever since. Jan. ice fishing, Feb. Mar. Steelheading, April May perch/Crappie, May June walleye, July, Aug. Sept. Bass,Oct. Nov. Walleye, perch, Nov. Dec Steelhead perch. And then i throw in a little musky pike,fishing.

Pike tourneys are get popular in early spring so I'm going to check that out.

The boys also surround them selfs with great anglers.

Garnet

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What shows and articles I have read have been okay.  But most of their shows upnorth are nothern related species.   Pike, Muskie, walleye are some things us southern folks haven't had the urge to travel for.    

I agree with Marty, some people just have a knack for fishing.  Natural instinct.

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I just heard both Ron and Al speak at the Chicagoland Sportfishing Show in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Ron spoke on Saturday evening and Al spoke on Sunday afternoon.  They both truly are "Gentlemen" in evry sense of the word.  Both are extreamly knowledgeable in all phases of fishing.  Both speak well and are very interesting to listen to.  Most important they're thankfull for being able to earn a living in the sport fishing industry.  Al said he spends between 180 and 200 days a year on the water.  I guess that old saying "Practice Makes Perfect" must be true.  Both are a real Class Act.

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Hey Matt_Fly!

Just for the record, the World Record walley was caught at Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee. The previous record was held by Greer's Ferry in Arkansas. A little north of Texas, but not "Northern".

Although I have no argument with the Bassmaster's Greatest Bass Fisherman results (btw, I picked 'em in that EXACT order), if the poll had been for the Greatest FISHERMAN of all time, my vote would have been for the Lindners, hands down. I highly recommend the In-Fisherman Smallmouth & Largemouth books which the Lindner brothers helped write.

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That was my feeling as well, but I assumed that the question pertained

only to bass fishermen. With respect to 'all-around angler' and mentor,

my vote goes to Al Lindner in particular.

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I also notice Al talking about their video company that films tournaments and other peoples fishing videos for them. I love the opening video for Angling Edge, the way the music syncs up to not only the fishing action, but the comments the anglers are making, as they are fishing..."Big, Big, Big!!"

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Everything about the Lindner brothers is a class act, their photography, knowledge and presentation.

I joined the In-Fisherman magazine in 1975, during its ***. I still have the first issues

that believe it or not, were advertisement free! I also have handwritten letters from Al Lindner,

before he got too busy to write.

Sadly though, the In-Fisherman magazine has been bought out. The magazine is still esoteric,

but like an earlier member posted, customer service went down the tube. A friend of mine

took them up on a free trial offer which he never endorsed. Regardless, they handled it

like a bona fide subscriptiion, and followed through with threatening letters and collection agency,

I believe it was $10 they were chasing.

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Although I'm a Southern boy,I really enjoy watching Al do his thing.I agree that their show is very educational.Al is intense and passionate about angling.I'm a largemouth angler,but it's a treat to see other sport species in action.Smallmouth,pike,muskie,etc.That's something I never see or experience(unless you count the chain pickeral...lol).It's a good show with a fishing legend who educates and entertains.

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I love the Lindners, even though there ain't a Walleye within reasonable driving distance of me.....but I really miss those two crazy Canadians that used to be on OLN until it turned into the "Survivor and Tour de France " channel, eh? OLN also has the absolute worst production values for hockey, ever...the local city cable channel does a better job taping high school games.....but I guess I digress....the Lindners fish real water, not private overstocked ponds ....every show is educational, packed with genuinely helpful tips, not "tie good knots" ......I don't get them anymore, or at least I can't find them on the TV, and I miss them boys, I truly do.......

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I love the Lindners, even though there ain't a Walleye within reasonable driving distance of me.....but I really miss those two crazy Canadians that used to be on OLN until it turned into the "Survivor and Tour de France " channel, eh? OLN also has the absolute worst production values for hockey, ever...the local city cable channel does a better job taping high school games.....but I guess I digress....the Lindners fish real water, not private overstocked ponds ....every show is educational, packed with genuinely helpful tips, not "tie good knots" ......I don't get them anymore, or at least I can't find them on the TV, and I miss them boys, I truly do.......

Hey Yankee, I have DirecTV and they're on OLN at 4:00 am Central during the week.  I started taping their shows a couple weeks ago and think they're very good, really getting a lot out of each show.

TC

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Rattlinrogue

Yes...Count the Chain Pickerel.

Every year my wife and I used to vacation in Ontario, Canada and we've taken more than our share

of smallmouth, walleye, pike and musky. For many years now I've been living in Florida,

and we miss the abovementioned foursome VERY much (lots of nostalgia).

            Most of the fishermen in Florida will wince, when I so much as mention the name "pickerel".

They don't understand, it's all I've got left.

PS:

In a handwritten letter to me, Al Lindner suggested that my wife and I try a bucktail jig & dead minnow

in our quest for trophy pike. Kudos to Al. At several of the Canadian lodges that we stayed at,

my wife and I broke the current lodge record for northerm pike. So quite naturally

Al Lindner occupies a special place in our hearts.

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"Hey Yankee, I have DirecTV and they're on OLN at 4:00 am Central during the week."

Screw 'em...I don't miss them THAT much .....lol, thanks for the info, I'll have to get the kids to set the VCR.....

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I'd rather watch that Gold Mining Show on OLN.

Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold, Fee, Fi Fi, Fo Fo Fo, Gold, Gold, Gold.... :D

Forgot about that one...like watching fruit ripen. Maybe if somebody was catching trout from the stream in the background......

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