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by Drew03cmc
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Store brand rods and reels
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Store brand rods and reels

May I ask why you think inexpensive or store brand tackle isn't the target of this site? I'm not an owner and I don't want to put you on the spot, just wondering. Many on here fall under the enthusiast label. It seems that most on here do not appreciate anything that isn't Daiwa or Shimano. That's ...
by Drew03cmc
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MB Dark Sleeper
Replies: 33
Views: 3289

Re: MB Dark Sleeper

I have a quick question fellas. I've got a major jones for the DS and was wondering, in my situation, what would you recommend? From my 'yak, I float some skinny, gnarly places where a 6'6" stick is almost too long, but then I also fish some open lakes and ponds. I'm wanting to fish these in a kayak...
by Drew03cmc
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MB Dark Sleeper
Replies: 33
Views: 3289

Re: MB Dark Sleeper

First time out with these, I caught two on my first two casts. They seem to try and swallow these quickly, making hooksets easy to make. I was using the 3", 1/2oz in hanahaze. First flip was against a tree in a little feeder of a park lake and I skittered it away about 4 feet. Whilst sinking, it got...
by Drew03cmc
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Store brand rods and reels
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Store brand rods and reels

I know it isn't the target of this site, but what are some store brand rods and reels you find to be passable to total steals? For me, it's the H2O Mettle reels and Ethos HD casting rods. My creek setups consist of Mettle MT2 reels on older Lightning Rod pistol grip 5.5' rods. I can drop a jig, cran...
by Drew03cmc
Sun May 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What's your rarest Oneten
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: What's your rarest Oneten

Man, those camo poppers are sick.
by Drew03cmc
Wed May 22, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Megabass Griffon Zero/V4 buzzbait
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Megabass Griffon Zero/V4 buzzbait

Hey, just picked up a Griffon Zero from Ichiban and must say, it's a cute little guy. I think it will work great around shallow weedlines and over the top of submerged grass. Anyone use one and, if so, what do you think? Also, the V4 buzzbait I grabbed has the small dual clear 4 blades on it. I thin...
by Drew03cmc
Mon May 13, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What's your rarest Oneten
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: What's your rarest Oneten

DirtyD64 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:28 pm
I only have a few, very common ones, really looking forward to what this thread uncovers. I have seen some awesome MB patterns for the 110 on here.
Let's see them.
by Drew03cmc
Sun May 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Wart style baits
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: Wart style baits

As a long time wart user, the benefit of the old warts was that they all ran differently. Some had a really wide wobble with erratic action while some didn't and you had to tune them to run properly most of the time. To me, you can't replace an original wart with any modern bait. The newer baits ar...
by Drew03cmc
Sun May 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What's your rarest Oneten
Replies: 7
Views: 900

What's your rarest Oneten

I've gotten a couple of less than common Onetens and I'm curious what your rarest baits are. Here are mine. Megabass Vision Oneten OB Zebra and the Vision Oneten Pro J 10th Anniversary bait.
by Drew03cmc
Fri May 10, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite Chatterbait
Replies: 36
Views: 6861

Re: Favorite Chatterbait

With rereading this thread in mind, what is everyone's favorite method for fishing bladed jigs during the postspawn period and into summer? I'm normally fishing small ponds and lakes up to 15 acres from shore or my kayak. Most of these have emergent weeds, moss cover, wood and the occasional dock. J...
by Drew03cmc
Sat May 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool question
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Spool question

It should drop right in. I think I've done that exact swap, but it's been years since I sold off my TD-X's. 99% sure, because I specifically recall that the gear sets will swap between the 2 reels. Thanks. I ask because I have a couple TDX and I can get the 105Pi spools cheaper than a reel, and I p...
by Drew03cmc
Fri May 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool question
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Spool question

Will a TDX 105Pi spool work in a TDX 103HVA?
by Drew03cmc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MB Dark Sleeper
Replies: 33
Views: 3289

Re: MB Dark Sleeper

I have quite a few. One 3/8oz, four or five 1/2oz and a pair of 3/4oz. I am going to take them out this week or next and see about some bites. I figure my MH Dark Angel with 15lb copolymer should suffice. They should slay in rivers for smallies too. Any update? Not yet man, we are experiencing a mo...
by Drew03cmc
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Older Daiwa 7.x ratio reels
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: Older Daiwa 7.x ratio reels

The TD-Z was a step up from the TD-X. http://jdmfishing.com/daiwa/td-z/ There is one gear set available for the LH TDZ 103ML/100ML, and it is a 7.1:1 ratio available from The Tackle Trap. If you like the size/shape of the TD-Z/TD-X/TD-S, then have a look at the original Daiwa Zillion. Same shape/si...
by Drew03cmc
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Damiki BFS rod?
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Damiki BFS rod?

I have this rod and have it listed as part of a lot in the classifieds. It really excels down to about 3/16, but loses feel below there. It works great with light spinnerbaits and weightless Senkos.