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    New Guy. Critique, Insult, and Advise =)

    Hey fellas,

    I'm new to fishing. I can count on one hand the number of times I've gone in my life. However my friend and I want to become serious anglers. We're stuck on shore for now but are planning to rectify that in the coming months.

    Anyways, he invited me out to an impromptu night of cat fishing on the Ohio River yesterday. I told him sure but that we're not likely to catch anything but snags and that we do not have what we need yet. If anything, it got us out of the house for a few hours.

    I took an older 10' Okuma Fin-Chaser rod that my father-in-law gave me recently and attached this to the line. I know this is not correct but what I do not know is why. If you could critique, insult, and advise that would be helpful.

    Attached is a picture.

    We also took our ugly stik's. We did happen to catch some small bluegills near a moored boat.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorydonAngler View Post
    Hey fellas,

    I'm new to fishing. I can count on one hand the number of times I've gone in my life. However my friend and I want to become serious anglers. We're stuck on shore for now but are planning to rectify that in the coming months.

    Anyways, he invited me out to an impromptu night of cat fishing on the Ohio River yesterday. I told him sure but that we're not likely to catch anything but snags and that we do not have what we need yet. If anything, it got us out of the house for a few hours.

    I took an older 10' Okuma Fin-Chaser rod that my father-in-law gave me recently and attached this to the line. I know this is not correct but what I do not know is why. If you could critique, insult, and advise that would be helpful.

    Attached is a picture.

    We also took our ugly stik's. We did happen to catch some small bluegills near a moored boat.

    Thanks!
    Use just the swivel, cut off the snap ring or just get a swivel. Tie a 2 ft leader to the tail end and then tie the hook to that.

    Using the rig the way I propose will seriously help with snags, IMHO. It kind of looks like a carolina rig, if you look that up.

    Have fun........

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