The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 15, 1965 Page: 3 of 6
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Fish Like Candy, Too
Take along a bag of gum
drops on your next fishing trip.
Not only will you enjoy snack-
ing on them, but you might use
a few as fish bait.
Bass and catfish are both fond
of gum drops. Simply cut one
in half and use on hook as bait.
If gunt drops are of the small
variety, use them whole for
Keep Hooks From Rusting
Rust ruins hooks quickly—
especial 1 ywhen stored for the
Septic Tanks Cleaned
You can prevent this erosior
if you will take the time to wasl
and dry each hook, then dip it
in rubber ceipent.
When ready to use, merelj
rub of fthe cement coating and
your hook will be bright, shiny
• * *
Whether fishing for bass or
the lowly catfish, you can in-
crease your luck by sinking
several pint or quart size bottles
of water, containing minnows, in
the vicinity of your bait.
Minnows swimming around
will attract fish from far and
* * ♦
Beaching the Boat
If you ordinarily run your
bp at onto a beach when you
come in from boating, lay an
old auto tire flat on the sand
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vith half of it in the water. Dig
i depression in the beach and
;ink the tire to half its thick-
ness. Then fill it with sand.
This gives you a firmly-anchored
rubber "landing field" and pre-
vents scratching the bottom of
• • •
Participation Builds Interest
To hold junior's interest on
a cruise, make him an active
Assign him specific naviga-
tional and household duties,
such as spotting buo^s fespe-
cially good if he can use bino-
culars). putting out fenders and
securing dock lines.
Keep him busy and he'll en-
joy himself more. And so will
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Gun Rack Cushioning
Most gun racks come with felt
strips to prevent gunstock da-
Replace these strips with or-
dinary weather stripping. It's
foamy cushioning affords bet-
ter protection and will outwear
• * •
Wise fishermen allow rthei
live crawfish bait to sink to the
bottom—where crawfish natu-
rally are found. Also, they re-
move the two claws so the bait
won't be able to grab hold of
underwater weeds and brush.
• • •
Protecting Axe Blade
A sharp bladed axe or hatchet
is dangerous to have around
camp, if not protected.
Keep all such toole covered
by forcing a length of ordinary
garden host (slit lengthwise)
over the cutting edge.
Hose is rigid enough to re-
main clamped firmly in place
when the blade is not in use.
Excellent Match Holder
You can't beat the plastic case
case of an empty nasal inhaler
as a match container for use in
camp, or in the field.
Shortened to size it will hold
about a dozen matches and keep
them dry and ready to use.
For added waterproofing just
smear a little melted paraffin on
theh cap threads.
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Stink bait always is good for
catching catfish. Here is a new
way to prepare a batch that
really will blast them out of the
Fill a pint size mason jar 3-4
full of worms. Leave in hot sun
for about a week.
When the worms have stewed
long enough to make a thick oil,
separate the oil from the result-
ing sediment and pour into
a smaller jar.
When ready to bait up, dip
little hunks of sp^ge in this oil
and attach sponge to hooks
You'll be delighted. Not at thQ
aroma, but at the way the big
fellow go for this concoction,
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Tip For a Rod Tip
Now that fishermen hav«
learned that fish bite as well, iC
not better as night (especially
the lunkers), a hot tip might b$.
Paint the tip of your rod with
a vivid color of night paint.
When the tip quivers you OftJL
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In case of fire,
this telephone lings the alarm
In many of our towns, fire protection comes from a volunteer
fire department. An effective communications system sum-
mons these volunteers by ringing all members' telephones
at the same time. What's more, it is a distinctive ring which
means "FIRE!" and brings firemen on the run. Here is
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Outboard Motor Care
Many outboard motors have
been ruined by careless hand-
For instance, never turn the
motor upside down immediately
after taking it off the boat. The
water hasn't had time to drain
from the cooling system, and
will sweep into the heated cylin-
Let the motor cool off and dry
out a bit before turning it over.
• • *
Fogging eyeglasses can be the
ruination of a hunting or fishing
Tiut if you use a commercial
non - fogging compound, this
nuisance can be avoided.
However, should you fail to
bring along any of the commer-
cial stuff, you can get the same
protection by covering both
sides of the glasses with a thin
coating of soapy lather. Let the
lather dry, then polish with a
This wilMeave a transparent-
protective coating that prevents
Old Motor Fuel
Trying to save the few cents
worth of gasoline that might be
left in an outboard motor tank
fro mono season to the next is
Sta|e fuel loses a lot of hip
and can really foul up your out-
board. The old !• .eker will start
more easily and :un better, with
fresh gasoline in the tank.
* * *
When fishing alene it is dif-
ficult to cast and guide a boa',
at the same time.
This can be overcome by
mounting an oarlock on the
transom, to one side of the out-
Set the motor at low speed,
straight ahead. Then use a long-
handled oar to rudder the boat
from the transom oar-lock with
one hand, while casting with the
Quick Measuring Device
Don't guess about the legality
of your catch, Mr. Fisherman.
Fasten a metal ruler to one
side of the boat, where it will
be handy, then stretch your fish
against this ruler for a quick
check of legal length.
Rewinding Rod Ferrules
Make use of a sewing machine
the next time you have to re-
wind a rod ferrule.
Place the thread on the spool
spindle, pass it through the ten-
sion devine and thread lifter,
then adjust the tension to your
Test Your Dry Fly
Ever have bass ignore your fly
when it looks to you exactly like
the live flies you see all around'.'
Well, the bass has sharper
eyes than youa nd he can see
Make your own comparison, by
casting the imitation among the
drifting "naturals" and observe
how the colors and patterns dif-
fer from the living insects.
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Mark Good Fishing Spots
If you fish a lake often
enough you get to know the I
most likely spots where lunker.1-'
Fishermen with piscatorial
savy often mark such spots by
daubing nearby stumps, trees,
logs, or stakes with bright flour
escent paint. Occasionally they
use the same sort of paint to
brighten large fish net floats
anchored to the lake bottom to
mark such locations.
Turning Over a Leader
When a leader won't turn over
smoothly at the end of a cast, it
probably needs more body and
stiffness i ] the upper end.
Instead of reducing the dia-
meter uniformly, taper the up-
per two thirds gradually, then
a -e shorted pieces of fine mono-
Rusted Bait Jar I.ids
Those briny preservatives in
pork ."ind jars have a tendency
to rust the jar tops so badly thai
efforts to unscrew the lids oft-
en. are unsuccessful.
When faced with such a job.
especially when the hands an
wet, wrap your rubber boot
strap around the lid for a good
firm grip . . . then twist. The lie
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Getting More Lure Action
Fishermen always are inter
ested in getting more action
from their lures. This is espe
cially true when trolling either
from a canoe or slow-moving
Try holding your rod and
paddle together. The paddling
motion will highly activate youi
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Foil, Roger. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 15, 1965, newspaper, July 15, 1965; Aspermont, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth127854/m1/3/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.