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The Most Famous Angler in Chinese History, Jiang Tai Gong

Posted 11-10-2016 at 10:31 PM by Piscifunreels

An angler could influence a nation, even for about 3,000 years. Do you believe it?

When talking about fishing in China, Jiang Tai Gong (also known as Jiang Ziya) is very likely to be the first name that would come to people’s mind. There are always fish willing to be caught by angler Jiang Taigong. Many people know this idiom. To no small extent, he may be rated as the most famous angler in Chinese history.
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DRAG system on fly reel

Posted 11-04-2016 at 10:57 PM by Piscifunreels
Updated 11-10-2016 at 04:07 PM by jpbfly

Two types of drag system could be found on fly reels. One is SPRING&PAWL drag system, and the other DISC DRAG SYSTEM.

The former drag is a simple cog mechanism. It can alter the pressure applied to the spindle. No big difference between max and minimum drag. S&P drag has an advantage----weighs very little. However stopping power may be a little insufficient to handle a large fish. Given this, S&P drag is designed for small rivers or still waters.

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It Ain't Over Till It's Over;

Posted 10-29-2016 at 06:56 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 11-16-2016 at 05:48 PM by Hardyreels

In other words we got a warm spell so I made another 191 mile run to fish the big river. Now what I'm gonna do is paint you a picture for your minds eye okay?

In hindsight I'm editing this entry to warn readers that I may have said some negative things about bead fishing in the text, sorry but what's done is done......

Now back on topic.

This is a big river and although this is also Alaska and we all know I should be reeling in huge fish on every cast...
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Arbor On Fly Reels

Posted 10-27-2016 at 11:49 PM by Piscifunreels
Updated 11-10-2016 at 04:09 PM by jpbfly

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What is spool arbor? Well, it is the distance from center spindle to where spool base starts. Arbor could be divided into standard arbor, mid arbor, large arbor. What do they mean?

As regards standard arbor reel, spool base you attach the backing onto is in the center of a reel. This traditional reel still commonly seen in small river application. It could hold enough backing but on the down side the frames are often very narrow....
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Closing out 2016 on a High Note;

Posted 10-25-2016 at 01:46 AM by Hardyreels
Updated 11-16-2016 at 09:34 PM by Hardyreels

It looks like the trip that began in the late night / early morning hours of October 20th & 22nd will be the last trip of the year for me. Although I may try to get out again the weather is shutting things down with ice and snow here.

I fished with my friend Brent Bauer and we started with a 290 mile drive through the first snow storm of the year. Brent is from Washington state and works in AK. guiding from May through September. He had returned to Washington but left unfinished...
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