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J. B. Hillard

U.S.
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I can answer questions on areas to fish and camp in the Florida Panhandle, but primarily related to counties connected to the Choctawhatchee River and the east end of the Choctawhatchee Bay. My knowledge on tackle and lures is mostly limited to what I own and use.

Timothy Howard

U.S.
Available
I'm willing and able to answer most questions regarding northern pike and bass. I can advise on specific rods, reels, lures and fishing line for specific fishing techniques. Also, I know alot about fishing in smaller waters and can give expert answers on optimal fishing weather conditions.

Mark Rimmer

U.S.
Available
I have been actively fishing for forty-five years! For nearly 15 of those years I was able to fish nearly 200 days per year. Those wonderful days have left me with a plethora of knowledge to share. I have fished from the Marianas of the Pacific to the quiet tidewaters of Virginia and North Carolina, Antigua the gulf coast of Texas and many places in between. My home waters are those of the west. I am passionate about bass fishing, tournament as well as recreational. In addition, I am well versed in fishing for most other species...(Okay, although interesting, I'm not an expert on British or European style competitive carp fishing...chumming with a slingshot anyone?). I am intimately acquainted with the San Diego County Lakes, Diamond Valley reservoir in Riverside County California and numerous other exciting fishing waters from Texas (Travis County) to the Pacific Coast and south to Cabo San Lucas. I have many years of experience in blue-water as well as inshore angling of all types in Southern California with both artificial and live baits; high country fishing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of my beloved Golden State with nothing but a backpack and a .....

Jack Gaither

U.S.
Available
PLEASE, PLEASE, READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE ASKING YOUR QUESTION. THANK YOU. PLEASE, I HAVE BEEN GETTING MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANTIQUE RODS, REELS ETC. I hate to refuse questions but I really can not be of help in this. If you have an old rod, reel, lure etc. try contacting the maker if still existing or try antique fishing tackle on the web. I am genuinely sorry that I CAN NOT ANSWER SUCH QUESTIONS. I have been bass, crappie, brim and catfishing for over 70 years. Most of my recent experience has been on the Apalachicola R. in Fl. panhandle, and Lake Seminole. I can answer many questions on places to go and some ideas on tactics especially for largemouth bass in these waters. I can`t tell you what fish will bite but can give some lures and methods that have worked well for me over the last 33 years in this area. I am also well versed on boating safety and small boat handling.

Rich Mac McGaughey

U.S.
Available

I can answer questions on graphite fly rod building and bamboo rod restoration and making. I can guide people to restorers . I can guide people to rod building components on the internet as well as catalog. I can help them identify and value their bamboo fly rods with a picture .

If you are asking for the id of an old rod

please give a complete description send pictures especially labels or logos with detailed thorough description** to me macsrods@yahoo.com and a complete including as much the following as you can: Is it? fly or casting rod ? Reel seat is below or above the cork handle ? Check metal for id and patents ? What is it made of; bamboo ( flat sided) fiberglass or graphite ( round)? Weight in oz? What is the diameter of the rod above the cork? Where was it purchased ? What type of metal nickel-silver, tin, or chrome platted brass? A complete description of any logos or labels. Length of rod per section and number of sections. Total rod length.

Please read the following if the rod has either of the following two labels

Montague or .....

Robert Vermillion

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions about collecting antique fishing lures, reels, and other items. www.folkartfishingtackle.com

Recent Answers

2015-02-26 Choosing a reel:

Hi there! Thank you so much for the question, as I hope I can help.  Sorry about not getting back to you sooner, it's been really busy at work for me, so I do apologize ahead of time for the late response

2015-02-16 schematic of a vintage reel:

George    Sears didn't make their reels so its more of a challenge to find parts. I would recommend either watching on ebay for a parts reel or trying this site:    http://orca-online.org/    Under REEL

2015-02-08 fishing pole:

Lance,  It might be worth more if it were bamboo. I have tried to sell fiberglass rods but I can't even give them away.  So fish it!  Also it is a rod, a  pole is someone from eastern Europe, especially

2015-01-31 lake seminole hybryd and stripers:

Mark,  I must admit that I have not fished for Stripers  or hybreds for some time.  I do know some spots  Where  I have caught some in past years.  I have been mostly fishing for large mouth bass but on

2015-01-24 Action rod pat# 1920966:

Mike    it would help to have a photo. But, I believe your rod is an Orchard Industries Action rod made in Detroit Michigan. I included my email if you want to send a photo.    Value of the rod depends

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