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by d_vowell
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2597

Re: Chatterbait reel

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:16 am
The SV 103H is a good candidate, if you can find one now.
+1 on this...my go-to reel for chatterbaits and swim jigs.
by d_vowell
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: Crankbait reel

Which do you prefer between the two? (Bantam or chronarch mgl). I just got my first bantam on Sunday and boy does that ever feel like a nice reel. I don’t want to spend that much right now that’s why I was looking st the curado K or chronarch mgl again. It sounds like for the dt6’s the bantam would...
by d_vowell
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: Crankbait reel

I've traditionally been a Daiwa guy, but the last couple of years have been adding more and more Shimano to my stable. For squarebills, I'm using the new Bantam. For things like Rapala DT6s, a Chronarch MGL. I had the Concept C and loved it at first as it would flat out launch baits when paired with...
by d_vowell
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Anyone fish the TRD Crawz?
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Re: Anyone fish the TRD Crawz?

Have a few packs...haven't fished them yet.

The fact that no one has replied to this yet leads me to believe people are killing it with these. Just a hunch.
by d_vowell
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help with a baitcaster
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Help with a baitcaster

You are correct on all counts. The Tat CT frame is easier to palm vs the OG Tat frame, and the Fuego CT is the same as the Tat CT minus the T-Wing. Both are really great reels for the $, but the Fuego CT at $65 (on that auction site) is about the best deal on a solid reel that you will find anywher...
by d_vowell
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept C worth the $?
Replies: 21
Views: 2638

Re: Concept C worth the $?

O.k., I have necro'd this thread to echo some other sentiments. I have no sold my last 13 reel. In the end, even with regular maintenance, it just felt like it was on a continued path of deterioration. Cast amazing when new, but could be fickle with wind. Did what I should have done in the first pla...
by d_vowell
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Dialing In a Curado DC
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Dialing In a Curado DC

I think there *could* be something up with these reels as most people are having to tighten them down more than the instructions say. Mine works as it should with setting the tension just tight enough to stop side-to-side play. The other part of the equation, I think, is a mass perception that these...
by d_vowell
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Favorite dock rig on spinning rod
Replies: 18
Views: 6522

Re: Favorite dock rig on spinning rod

Spinning or casting, it's the GYCB Fat Ika for me. So much confidence.
by d_vowell
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?
Replies: 37
Views: 13541

Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Strike King Rage Menace Grub.

The way the twin tails kick, I can't help but play the Jaws theme in my head every time I retrieve it.
by d_vowell
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept C worth the $?
Replies: 21
Views: 2638

Re: Concept C worth the $?

Of the three 13 Fishing reels I bought, the C is the only one I still have. I have pretty much dedicated it to throwing smaller cranks, like the Rapala DT6. I think the breaking can be a bit finicky at times, with 2 not being enough and 3 being too much, so there is a bunch of fiddling with the cast...
by d_vowell
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K
Replies: 8
Views: 1801

Re: Curado K

I've always been a Daiwa guy, but lately I have been buying a ton of Shimano...guess it's just another phase I'm going through. :D Anyway...I have a K and can say I like it much better than the I...feel smoother, yet more connected to me. Palms great and no issue with the breaking system. Great jig ...
by d_vowell
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 fishing concept reels
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: 13 fishing concept reels

I have an A and a C and feel the C is more refined, but the A might just be the best bang for the buck. I found the braking system took a bit to get used to, but once you do, it's as good as anything else out there. The C model paired with a Kistler KLX 7' crank, rip, n twitch flat out launches Rapa...
by d_vowell
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best Lipless Crankbait
Replies: 85
Views: 23022

Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

antoniolopez944 wrote:I think my favorite were the old excalibers great bank for the buck. Foxy shad was my favorite
100% on this. The one knockers were money.
by d_vowell
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite finesse jig trailers
Replies: 30
Views: 9712

Re: Favorite finesse jig trailers

For the tiny stuff, Keitech custom leech.
by d_vowell
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your go to lure
Replies: 105
Views: 26267

Re: Your go to lure

Fat Ika and go shallow. Always get bit.