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by VAsmallies
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: drop shot plastic for bedding smallmouth
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: drop shot plastic for bedding smallmouth

Ive got a supply of crosstails, and they are great, but yes, not durable. Im not a fan of z-man for drop shot because of their flotation, but havent explored many hook options. Maybe if i went with a medium wire roboworm hook texas rigged it would add enough weight to even it out. Anyone experimente...
by VAsmallies
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: drop shot plastic for bedding smallmouth
Replies: 4
Views: 748

drop shot plastic for bedding smallmouth

What's your go to drop shot plastic for bedding smallmouth? I have a little trip planned to the mountains of eastern Tennessee with my son and am trying to prepare. Looking for something compact in size. Have some 3.5 Reins bubbling shakers and 2.8 fat impacts im taking with me. What else would you ...
by VAsmallies
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Showerblow help
Replies: 8
Views: 2350

Re: Showerblow help

Another vote for the 105. I throw mine on a dobyns 705cb with a chronarch d7 and 30lb 832 braid with a 2ft 16lb mono leader
by VAsmallies
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: USDM/JDM baits similar action to Wiggle Warts
Replies: 10
Views: 6105

Re: USDM/JDM baits similar action to Wiggle Warts

Evergreen wild hunch is a go to for me
by VAsmallies
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Cold water/ cold front -fall / winter JERKBAIT
Replies: 18
Views: 4830

Re: Cold water/ cold front -fall / winter JERKBAIT

Lucky craft staysee 90 ver. 2 for me. In years past ive been throwing my jerkbaits on a champion 705cb (graphite). I swithched it up and went with the much faster action, shorter 802c glx. Not sure which i like better. Ideal rod would be somewhere in between the two i think. I use a curado 51e with ...
by VAsmallies
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns 742c
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Re: Dobyns 742c

Thank you both for the input so far! I'm in Wisconsin so i can't get my hands on this rod unless I order one. Could either of you compare it to a 852 g loomis casting rod, in terms of action and power? Or any other rod that is similar? The comment about long distnace hook setting power has me just ...
by VAsmallies
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns 742c
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Re: Dobyns 742c

I've been throwing under spins in similar weights with small keitechs all fall. My 742c hp has handled them pretty well, with 1/4oz heads being the sweet spot for me. Long distance hook-setting power left something to be desired when using straight fluoro. With 20lb braid to leader power was suffici...
by VAsmallies
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New combo- carbon head Hien
Replies: 30
Views: 9342

Re: New combo- carbon head Hien

As someone who loves to cook as well as fish, I'm almost more impressed with the oven range in the background! :big grin:
by VAsmallies
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Recon PHX-C682 and PHX-C712 differences
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: Phenix Recon PHX-C682 and PHX-C712 differences

Interesting observation about the Recon 2 C713. I have a recon 2 c683 and think its too slow in action and light in power for everything but treble hooked hard baits. I use it for pin point casting 1/4 poppers and small jerkbaits with light braid.
by VAsmallies
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod similar to NRX 901s
Replies: 11
Views: 3458

Re: Rod similar to NRX 901s

St Croix legend elite 7’6 mlxf would be worth looking into. I have this rod only in the avid line and love it for drop shot and Ned rigs. Also great for throwing Shad rap 5s early in the season.
by VAsmallies
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Heavy or extra heavy rod for 12 exsense dc
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Heavy or extra heavy rod for 12 exsense dc

I’m looking for a rod to pair with a exsense dc. Current heaviest power bottom contact rod is a dobyns 744 hp. Looking for something a notch up in power from that. I’ll be using it primarily for heavy football jigs, big worms, and Carolina rigs where distance casting is a priority. Secondary uses ar...
by VAsmallies
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: New one man fishing boat!!
Replies: 43
Views: 18304

Re: New one man fishing boat!!

by VAsmallies
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spybait rod
Replies: 32
Views: 6116

Re: Spybait rod

Don't have too much time with spybaiting, but find my 7'6" ml xf avid spinning rod does a great job casting them and keeping fish pinned as well.
by VAsmallies
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: new MB black jungle rod- the Nephilm!
Replies: 15
Views: 1660

Re: new MB black jungle rod- the Nephilm!

Not to hijack, but of the rods listed in the links above the one that has my interest is the double bull. Would love to try that with my exsence dc for Carolina rigs, flutter spoons, and flipping. Anyone have experience with it?
by VAsmallies
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran BFS or Upgraded CH50E?
Replies: 27
Views: 4497

Re: Aldebaran BFS or Upgraded CH50E?

I have a yumeya spool and os spool bearings in my Curado 51e and that thing is a pitching and skipping beast! I often find myself wishing for faster line pick up, especially when fishing weightless plastics on semi-slack line. For that reason I would go with the 8:1 aldebaran bfs xg. That's my plan ...