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Old 05-06-2019, 03:15 PM
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Default fishing related products that changed the way we fish

There have been a few innovations and a few old time methods that have been improved upon that have become the new normal in fishing. A few that I have to mention are

***Gulp products, I do not know how I caught fluke before the 4" swimming mullet was introduced
***Trolling Bunker spoons for bass
***Trolling Mojo's for bass
***Braided fishing line

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Biggest impact offshore......Loran. Mid 80's became affordable for every boater.
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I remember sitting in our 10 foot wooden rowboat fishing with dad. I watched him put a lure on his line and it was rubbery with beads and little shiny propellers, 3 or 4 hooks. I wasn't very good at casting yet, very young. I don't know why but I still remember dad's words about the first plastic worms. He said, "son, look at this and remember what I'm saying, this little thing is going to change the way everyone fishes and will be the best bait to fish with."
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Hand grenades..???



Live baitwells. Honestly, we fished for years dragging that damned yellow bucket around. Even offshore. Yes, it was a long time ago.

4-strokes

Fluorocarbon. We always used pink Ande before using fluoro.

Circle Hooks. They work better as far as I'm concerned.

Mirro lure 52M11. Everyone that was catching big trout and snook back in the 60's and 70's had that red head, white body slow sinking lure

DOA shrimp. That root beer and measels colors are the bomb for nearshore fishing. Also, using a rattle float or popping cork... with those baits beneath it.

Lightweight, high drag reels. With braid. No more 4/0-6/0 and broomsticks. Now it is Trinidads and Trevalas for us for 80% of what we fish for.

Bottom scan and side scan depthfinders...although I still use an old school Furuno, cause I know it well...

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We used braid in the 50's....just not the braid of today.
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Spot-lock trolling motors

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Wide-tracker spreader-bars. If you troll and you haven’t used them yet you don’t know what you are missing....they are game changers for any sized boat.
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GPS - turns all the Ohio transplants into charter captains in Florida....
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Most likely before everyone’s time here. Before the development of synthetic fishing line (around WWII), most fishing line was linen. To get it to last it needed to be taken off the reel after each fishing trip, rinsed, dried on a rack and spooked back on the reel.
Who would go through that today?
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I don't know if it's really changed as far as lures go. My first trolling class on how to rig baits. Sea witch on the front. Any color as long as it's blue and white.

Most popular wahoo or dolphin bait to is blue and white.

I don't mis strip charts, lorans or smoking 2 strokes at all.
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
I don't know if it's really changed as far as lures go. My first trolling class on how to rig baits. Sea witch on the front. Any color as long as it's blue and white.

Most popular wahoo or dolphin bait to is blue and white.

I don't mis strip charts, lorans or smoking 2 strokes at all.
I have to disagree. I seriously miss the smell of a two stroke just before sunrise. Agree with the blue&white though....
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Yeti coozee

And Rick I'm still pretty fond of pink Ande
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Rod and reel.
It sure beats fishing with a hand line/ yoyo and taping your fingers.
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Two Power Poles on the back of the boat,
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Yeti cooler, Yeti bucket color matched to the boat, Costa 580G's in camo and a Salt Life sticker fills the fish boxes
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