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  1. 16 hours ago, (TN) Cannonball said:

    Curious, anyone know how he got his "name?"

    It went something like… he was struggling for a poster name when the phone in front of him and the bush outside the window supplied the answer.

    Here’s a classic from AnglersNet…


    Hi all (again)

    Oldtimers will remember me as Phonebush.

    I got booted from my usual haunt on CAG (USA forum) from member status to guest status. Not much a "guest" can do on CAG so I thought I'd "catch up" on your side of the pond. Usually pay my CAG dues at an event but haven't been able to go to a single one this year. To old to start messing with money transfers on the internet. It's like electricty - don't trust what you can't see.

    Anyway, I'll stumble around a bit and not doubt "say something" as I use shoepolish with toothpaste in it. Serves two purposes when I have my foot in my mouth.


    Posted July 24, 2011

  2. Deeply saddened to share this…

    William “Bill” Warder, 80, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital. Bill was born April 20, 1941, in Independence, MO to Robert Lee and Lucille Jeanette (Ward) Warder. Bill was a graduate of the William Crisman High School in Independence. He was owner/operator of Air Freight Central located at the Kansas City International Airport for over 30 years, until his retirement. For many years, Bill was an active member of the Weston, MO community, and will be fondly remembered as an enthusiastic umpire by the local ball players and fans. He was a member of the Weston Masonic Lodge #53 A.F. & A.M. and was an avid fisherman and golfer. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife Phyllis (Reeves) Warder. He is survived by his current wife Natalyia Valentinovna Denisova; his children Kristie Reese of Phoenix, AZ, Brooke (Eric) Mosier of Weston, Meghan (Dave) Lowry of Fernandina Beach, FL, Jay (Tracie) Warder of Maryville, MO, and Elizabeth Warder of K.C., MO; grandchildren G. Brandt (Lauren) Schlick, G. Benjamin (Jessica) Schlick, G. Baxter Schlick, Whitney D. Warder, Jenson R. Lowry, Devin J. Lowry, and William R. Lowry; great grandchildren, (who called him “The Wizard”), Dexter Schlick, Liberty Schlick, Marlowe Schlick, Rylan Gardner, Blake Gardner, Adam Schlick, Lucas Schlick, Jacob Schlick, Remi Moran, River Moran, Rhrett Moran, Aria Moran, Piper Moran, Jax Moran and Avery Hamrick; brother Robert A. (Dora) Warder of Raymore, MO; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be given to the Weston Sports Association in c/o Shane Davis.


  3. 30 lb hooklink cannot break on the take. Are you sure something other than carp is not biting through the line?

    BTW the hair is too long. Recommend half inch between the bait and bend of the hook as a maximum.  

  4. I found this interesting by English author Fred J. Taylor:

    ‘I took a visit to the USA before I began to associate the ghastly smell of soaked corn (maize) with the fantastic carp taken over there. Out in the hot sun great barrels of maize were left to ferment and after a few days began to smell to high heaven. So much so that handling the stuff (and everyone who passed by the barrel would take a handful and toss it into the lake) necessitated a scrub up with carbolic soap or disinfectant. That smell hung around for hours after the barrel had been disturbed, but there’s no doubt at all that the carp loved it and were attracted to it.

    'This was light yellow field corn, similar to what we now call sweetcorn on the cob, but it remained fairly hard even after soaking.'

  5. Ideally, you want your hookbait to stand out and be more attractive than the loose offerings so that it is one of the first items picked up. You want it to appear like the cherry on top of a sundae, so to speak. You can achieve this presentation with packbait and a buoyant hookbait that lifts just enough to just sit on top of the pile. Or you can use a PVA bag, but still ensure that the hookbait has enough buoyancy to lift out of the pile and sit gently above it. Either way, don’t pull it back.

  6. Due to their compactness they are ideal for long distance travel, by plane for example. The action is compromised by the number of joints. They are usable if you have to, but don’t expect them to cast as well or play a fish as nicely as a two-piece rod.

  7. Not convinced the forum decline is all down to facebook etc. This began when it became unfriendly towards non-members and people like Phone could no longer post in the bait section, for example. This is not a criticism, just an observation.

  8. What you guys are doing is admirable.

    Be careful what you handle though. We had a bailiff here pick up a discarded corn can and cut his hand on the tin. He caught Weil’s disease, apparently transmitted by rats eating out the can and pissing on it. Anyway, he died from it, a healthy bloke in his twenties. Tragic.

    Always use tuff gloves or tongs.

  9. Many packbait recipes call for a tablespoon of kosher salt, but what do you guys take as a tablespoon?

    Is it a level tablespoon or a heaped tablespoon?

    This might seem a bit trivial, but a heaped tablespoon is twice the amount of a level tablespoon!


  10. I use an egg sinker and the very flexible gardening wire used for tying up garden plants. Pass the wire through the sinker and give the ends a twist to secure. After casting, fold each end back over the mainline. It comes free easily if the line gets snagged. 

    A cheaper version can be made by tying the wire round a stone or anything else with a bit of weight to it instead of a sinker. ;)

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