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#3266489 - 06/12/13 07:21 AM Didn't listen to the old timers and lost him
htnseymour
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Registered: 09/26/11
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Loc: sevier county Tn

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I went to a very unknown spot in the Sevier county area to target what I had seen on an old timers stringer. 8 pound 34 inch rainbow trout. He had been using, no joke, 20 pound line on a big game reel, on a 7 foot heavy action rod. I went in with a 5 foot light action, spinning reel and rod, with 6 pound line. After hooking a monster in 1 foot of water and having him run by me twice almost in to me and missing him with the net, he ran 30 yards down stream then up and back down. He rolled over on his back and I though, he's done and I'm calling my taxidermist. When all of a sudden, hook came out and away he went. Needless to say, I'm heading back again as soon as the rains calm down.
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#3266572 - 06/12/13 08:53 AM Re: Didn't listen to the old timers and lost him [Re: htnseymour]
rsimms
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Registered: 09/08/02
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Sorry for the loss. But day in day out, I am CERTAIN you'll get more bites and hook more fish using light(er) tackle.

Yea, you'll get your heart broke occasionally. And you can hook the bog ones sometimes on the big gear. But over time, you'll land more big fish because you'll hook more fish on the lighter gear. Plus, you'll have a LOT more fun.

Just sayin' ...
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#3266645 - 06/12/13 10:55 AM Re: Didn't listen to the old timers and lost him [Re: rsimms]
paincave_2000
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Registered: 08/21/05
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Loc: Bedford Co.

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 Originally Posted By: rsimms
Sorry for the loss. But day in day out, I am CERTAIN you'll get more bites and hook more fish using light(er) tackle.

Yea, you'll get your heart broke occasionally. And you can hook the bog ones sometimes on the big gear. But over time, you'll land more big fish because you'll hook more fish on the lighter gear. Plus, you'll have a LOT more fun.

Just sayin' ...

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#3266655 - 06/12/13 11:11 AM Re: Didn't listen to the old timers and lost him [Re: paincave_2000]
DKO77
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Registered: 03/29/13
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Sorry man , I know the feeling , I lost about a six lber at Dale Hollow- it came up and jumped and said Hi and straight to the bottom into a tree.
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