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by TK_duluthbass
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits
Replies: 21
Views: 960

Re: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits

I used an old td-z last year and thought it was great. The lower gear ratio was no problem.
by TK_duluthbass
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TD-Z Owners Guild
Replies: 230
Views: 44102

Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

I got this in the mail today and I love it. I only wish It had higher speed gearing and it’d probably be my favorite reel. Picked it up from eBay $72.50 and it came with the Megabass knobs.

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by TK_duluthbass
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: At Home Plastics Storage
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: At Home Plastics Storage

Yes. I use the Sterilite bins from Walmart. I keep them organized on book shelving.
by TK_duluthbass
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?
Replies: 46
Views: 10870

Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Shimano IXR spinning reel for shad raps. 4.1:1 gear ratio, rear drag, and quick fire. They’re like $12.
by TK_duluthbass
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Plastics that are discontinued
Replies: 23
Views: 4408

Re: Plastics that are discontinued

Wave Worms Platypus, an awesome creature bait with an otter tail. The Gambler Ugly Otter is similar, but I’ve caught way more largemouth and bigger largemouth on the Platypus.
by TK_duluthbass
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ice rods
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: Ice rods

They make some sort of rubber band to attach the reels. I use a Fenwick for crappie, idk the specifications, it’s short and med-light. I use the same rod for small trout. I think the longer the rod and the lighter the action, the better your hook to land ratio will be, but if the rod is longer you s...
by TK_duluthbass
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ice rods
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: Ice rods

St Croix are the only ones I know of. The 13 Fishing ice gear seems like junk imo. Ice fishing stuff is ridiculously overpriced. I would have one custom built, you’d probably save money and end up with a better rod.
by TK_duluthbass
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto

I found this article saying that the Gene Larew patent expired and think the article is from 2013, so that answers a couple of my questions. I’m assuming Yamamoto now has the patent since that article shared earlier in this thread said he had the patent.

http://www.genelarew.com/news-010113
by TK_duluthbass
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto

I wonder why Larew doesn’t have a salt senko then. Does Larew even have any salt impregnated baits besides the old school craw? I also wonder why no big manufacturers use the silica? Maybe the patent would get them anyways.
by TK_duluthbass
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Zillion Type R drag star on TDZ
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Daiwa Zillion Type R drag star on TDZ

Add a washer under the drag star
by TK_duluthbass
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto

I guess it’s valid to point out that different manufacturers want alternatives instead of make an identical copy and you guys are right, it does answer part of my question. I just don’t feel like it’s the full answer. Maybe its the answer to why yum doesn’t use salt. I would think there are ways aro...
by TK_duluthbass
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto

I throw senkos weightless wacky hooked and dingers dont work for me wacky style without a weighted hook, which gives it a different action. I catch lots of fish on one senko with an o-ring. You didn’t really address any of the questions in my post. I know they tear up quicker, pretty sure everyone ...
by TK_duluthbass
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto

I throw senkos weightless wacky hooked and dingers dont work for me wacky style without a weighted hook, which gives it a different action. I catch lots of fish on one senko with an o-ring. You didn’t really address any of the questions in my post. I know they tear up quicker, pretty sure everyone ...
by TK_duluthbass
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto

I throw senkos weightless wacky hooked and dingers dont work for me wacky style without a weighted hook, which gives it a different action. I catch lots of fish on one senko with an o-ring. You didn’t really address any of the questions in my post. I know they tear up quicker, pretty sure everyone k...
by TK_duluthbass
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto

The main thing that sets Yamamoto apart from the imitators, imo, is their salt content. Is salt that expensive? Does it cause issues when mass producing plastics? Senkos knockoffs are made by just about all their competitors in the soft plastic market, yet I haven’t found any other senko style plast...