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by Cal
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: My Favorite Topwater Custom Swimbait - The Illude Rad Rat
Replies: 7
Views: 98

My Favorite Topwater Custom Swimbait - The Illude Rad Rat

My Favorite Topwater Custom Swimbait - The Illude Rad Rat http://tackletour.com/images20/featurebanilluderadrat.jpg Introduction: Illude baits is a custom lure manufacturer that handcrafts lures that are coveted by big bait anglers. Illude's Rad Rat is a hand carved wakebait that is designed to gen...
by Cal
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Swimbait line ...
Replies: 10
Views: 142

Re: Swimbait line ...

1 : Fast Moving baits - Straight Braid (50lb or ~0.32mm in MEASURED diameter) 2a : Traditional slow, to medium speed retrieve baits - Hollow Braid + 20 or 30lb nylon mono leader 2b : In cases where I want to add a leader to a reel already spooled with braid the connection knot I use these days is th...
by Cal
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Taking the Time to Appreciate the Unique Personality of the Enthusiast Class Dobyns Xtasy Series
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Xtasy 755 rod rating (Tackle Tour Review)

Rodster14 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:09 am
I am wondering where the 755C actually comes in. I am hoping Cal will weigh in...
The stick in the review is the 724C, not the 754. It is the only stick from the series we wracked, so I've no comment on any other rods in the lineup.
by Cal
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Ringa SLC - Swept Carbon Handle??
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Daiwa Ringa SLC - Swept Carbon Handle??

I'm not aware of any swept handle options that fit over non swept drag stars... pretty sure you need to replace both.
by Cal
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: What Are We Going to do About RI's Man Bear Pig?
Replies: 1
Views: 167

What Are We Going to do About RI's Man Bear Pig?

What Are We Going to do About RI's Man Bear Pig? http://www.tackletour.com/images19/featurban_rimanbearpig.jpg Introduction: If there's one bait manufacturer that's not afraid to have a little fun in the naming of their baits, it's Reaction Innovations. If you're not careful about staring too long ...
by Cal
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Orion
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Evergreen Orion

poot04 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Anyone get there hands on one of these yet? If they are as good as they look, I will own one.
The Black Rose is in midst of the review regimen ;)
by Cal
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite type of topwater bait?
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: Favorite type of topwater bait?

rando wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:13 pm
It is really hard to beat big smallie going ape sh*t on showerblows.
I take it you haven't been to the Amazon ... ;)
by Cal
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Swimbait reel
Replies: 22
Views: 1689

Re: Swimbait reel

Haven't taken mine apart yet, but interesting...
by Cal
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Favorite Established Big Bait Manufacturer - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Favorite Established Big Bait Manufacturer - 2020

I guess not too many ppl throw big baits here. My vote goes to Jackall as their line up fits my style so well. My choice would be different if we were choosing specific baits. Here are some pics of some catches this year. The crowd ebbs and flows it seems, just like the bite ;) ... nice fish and ba...
by Cal
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1 of 1 Black Calcutta Conquest DC 200
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: 1 of 1 Black Calcutta Conquest DC 200

nicely done =D>
by Cal
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Search for One : Megabass of America's F5.5-75XX Braillist
Replies: 1
Views: 141

The Search for One : Megabass of America's F5.5-75XX Braillist

The Search for One : Megabass of America's F5.5-75XX Braillist http://www.tackletour.com/images19/featureban_mb18orochixxbraillist.jpg Introduction: If you read my review of the F5-75XX EMTF published in April of 2019, you'll know my expectation of that stick was more of a multipurpose, "medium hea...
by Cal
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: No more Trickshop?
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: No more Trickshop?

13Fishing wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:32 am
I think you will be very happy when its time to relaunch the program.

Matt
13 Fishing
Oh please tell me you're tapping into the painted magnesium spools ala old school ZPI ... *drool* :lol:
by Cal
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Refreshed 13 concept reels
Replies: 21
Views: 1961

Re: Refreshed 13 concept reels

Been fishing them on and off the last month or so... casting performance is really good, but the brakes are just a hair temperamental for me. I like the Z SLD better than the C2, but that's probably just because it's the flagship. Very comfortable reels to fish. Thanks for the feedback Cal, looking...
by Cal
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Refreshed 13 concept reels
Replies: 21
Views: 1961

Re: Refreshed 13 concept reels

Anyone take the dive and try one of these refreshed concepts? I’d be interested to see if anyone has experience with the new C2 Been fishing them on and off the last month or so... casting performance is really good, but the brakes are just a hair temperamental for me. I like the Z SLD better than ...
by Cal
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Favorite Established Big Bait Manufacturer - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Favorite Established Big Bait Manufacturer - 2020

Oooh... figured out how to bump the number of poll options... added a few more :lol: