Posted By TMRyc65 on 16 Sep 2012 10:16 PM
Hello all! I just mailed out my membership due to North American Fishing Club Friday night and am looking forward to learning new stuff. A little about myself. My name is Tom and am 47 yrs old. I live in Utica, New York This past month while my family were still on vacation, I finally promised to take my 9 year old son fishing for the first time this year. (The last couple years I kept putting it off for one reason or another.)
Anyways. I took him to Lock 20 in Marcy, NY using the same fishing pole and reel that belonged to my grandfather, the same rod and reel I caught my first fish when I was around his age. Here are a couple pics of his first fishing outing:
My son waiting for his first bite:
My son with his first fish using my grandfather's rod and reel:
Since my son's first fishing outing, I have forgotten how much fun it is to go fishing. Lately he's been catching nothing but Bluegills. Now he wants so see some live action - his wish is catch Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Pike and other species.
I have gone out and bought him a nice rod and reel combo which he loves and have gone out and bought myself a rod and reel combo shortly after he got his. With the fishing season coming to a close in NY State, I have been buying different lures, hooks, and such. I also bought a new tackle box since the one belonged to my grandfather was a simple metal box and a mess to sort through when changing lures, hooks, etc...
With fishing interest being renewed, I am overwhelmed and confused by many different lures and baits, different hook sizes and shapes, and what works best to catch bass, walleyes, pike, etc... I'm pretty much clueless on how to rig a line (Texas rig, Carolina rigs, drop shots, how to rig the lure on a hook for weedless situations, etc... Well you get the idea.
I am looking forward to learning about fishing I never knew about since my childhood days during the 70's. I certainly do want to stop overspending by buying too many lures. So far I have bought Mepps Black Fury, Tunder Bug, Agilia (all treble hook dressed), some minnow lures with hooks, and a couple spinnerbaits. Heck I don't even know by casting the line and retrieving it to shore is getting me any bites. BTW - I don't own a boat so most of my fishing is from shore. He's already busting my chops about buying a canoe/boat so we can "go out in deep water where the big fish are."
Welcome to the club and the "life" of fishing
Since you are building up your tackle...consider this box of stuff I have for sale...
Many items in there that SHOULD work in NY
If you don't have Paypal I can do Postal money orders too.
I've sold stuff on here since 2004..and I'd LIKE to think that all were happy with their purchases...as NO ONE ever complained.
Best regards to you