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Author Topic: Old Wooden Jigging Stick  (Read 4260 times)

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Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« on: Jan 06, 2007, 06:04 PM »
Here's a pic of an old jigging stick that is 40-50 yrs old, they took the time to wrap it and all, you dont see them made like that today





Anybody else got one or seen one like it?

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2007, 09:42 PM »
Ive seen one like it.


We have some older ones with the wrap around reels. Probably from the 80's or so
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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #2 on: Jan 07, 2007, 01:14 AM »
wow....i've never seen one of those....I never would've thought an old pole would be like that.

It is cool though!
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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #3 on: Jan 07, 2007, 05:07 AM »
looks like some of the old style sticks they used to use of lake superior in very deep water
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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2007, 05:38 AM »
There are ones just like that for sale in the local hardware store.   The sell for around $3.00.   Of course they are easy to make as well. they do the trick though.  That one of yours is pretty neat being an oldie.  :o<<>< :)
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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2007, 06:52 AM »
thats pretty cool. I bet that thing has seen a lot of fish.

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #6 on: Jan 07, 2007, 07:00 AM »
We had 'em when I was a kid in the '70's.  It was standard gear for Lake Champlain.  Last year, when I got back into icefishing I went to a hardware store and bought a handful of plastic ones as backup/buddy poles since I only bought two of them new-fangled ice fishing rods w/ reels.  Slip a finger under the line and you'll never miss a hit.  Still use the old style jigging stick from time to time.  They're awesome as a depth finder-- "How may turns were you down when you caught those fat perch?"

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #7 on: Jan 07, 2007, 10:39 AM »
Guy's out here still use the old broken hockey stick or branch and I hate to see it but they still catch plenty of fish.
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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #8 on: Jan 07, 2007, 12:36 PM »
Here's a pic of an old jigging stick that is 40-50 yrs old, they took the time to wrap it and all, you dont see them made like that today





Anybody else got one or seen one like it?

Ozzy...I was watching a PBS show last year on Lake Champlain and the winter traditions.  One segment of the show dealt with ice fishing and all the people were using that type of set up for the smelt.  They would find the right depth for the smelt and then bring the line in hand over hand so they could set it right back down to the same depth.

Was a pretty good show.

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #9 on: Jan 07, 2007, 05:18 PM »
i have a couple of those laying around but i dont use them. my dad and his brothers swear by the old broken hockey stick rods its all my uncles use really but i am convincing them that they are good for deadbait rods but for jigging it is best to use a rod/reel combo.

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #10 on: Jan 07, 2007, 06:11 PM »
wow thats old
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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #11 on: Jan 07, 2007, 06:38 PM »
Thats cool ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #12 on: Jan 07, 2007, 06:39 PM »
thats cool.

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #13 on: Jan 07, 2007, 06:42 PM »
I often use almost the same version.  I got it in the seventies and have adapted it with about 15" of  fly rod tip taped to the side.  It is very efficient when the perch are hitting good as you just pull and drop the line on the ice and drop the bait right down.   The fly rod tip adds a lot of fun to the initial strike. 

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #14 on: Jan 08, 2007, 01:56 AM »
You got a nice ice rod, and a fish bonker in 1.
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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #15 on: Jan 08, 2007, 07:26 PM »
We use these sticks in Champlain ourselves for smelt, I just figured I'd post the pic to see if anybody has seen or still owns any of the old sticks anymore.

I've seen the ones in the stores that are just mass produced with no creativity. My extended family actually still have about 8 of these old ones that are wrapped and all.

Figured someone might like to see an old piece of smelt fishing history  :tipup:

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #16 on: Jan 10, 2007, 06:26 PM »
Anyone remember a ice fishing stick called "The Green Hornet?"

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #17 on: Jan 10, 2007, 07:29 PM »
Anyone remember a ice fishing stick called "The Green Hornet?"

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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #18 on: Jan 12, 2007, 08:50 AM »

  I have one just like that one I used it all the time back in the fiftees
  twenty pound test line on it took a while to get down in deep water thou
   also have one of the first plastic jiggers that came out in the late 50s
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Re: Old Wooden Jigging Stick
« Reply #19 on: Jan 12, 2007, 09:18 AM »
WE USE THEM ON CHAMPLAIN FOR SMELT ALSO! OR AT LEAST WE USED TO! :%$#!:
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