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B.A.S.S. Insider: Cover Story, Episode 3

Fishing the Shaky Head

Updated: June 21, 2006, 8:03 PM ET
By Louie Stout | Bassmaster magazine senior writer — April 20, 2006

There was a time when southern anglers made fun of the finesse tactics that west coast fishermen used for catching bass. Light line, small baits and spinning rods were for sissies, scoffed the boys back east.

But once western anglers began winning big time bass tournaments on southern impoundments, attitudes changed. Today, you'll find at least one spinning outfit rigged with light line in nearly every Elite Angler's rod box.

Why? Because anglers have discovered that downsizing ...

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