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by Heddonfrog
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 184
Views: 23469

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

Oh boy, here we go again...I swung a 2lbdr in the boat with my X-Bites-the-dust and it snapped right in the middle of the wrap on the 6th guide from the tip
by Heddonfrog
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What spinning reels do Lew's pro staffers really use ?
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: What spinning reels do Lew's pro staffers really use ?

In last weeks BPT event in Sturgeon Bay Wi, Jeff Sprague who is a Lew’s Pro was throwing his drop shot on a GLX DSR with what appeared to be a Shimano Exsence reel but not 100% on the reel. Definitely a GLX DSR though and not a Lew’s spinning reel
by Heddonfrog
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 184
Views: 23469

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

Thunderblack1984 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:22 am
How do you guys like the seat on the spinning models? Comfy or awkward?
Very comfy, no issues at all
by Heddonfrog
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 184
Views: 23469

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

ss30378 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:29 am
How's the balance of the X-bites with the met???
On the lock nut. For a 7-2 5.5 power it’s pretty damn good. Definitely Floats. Btw my Met is JDM and weighs in at 6.1oz.
by Heddonfrog
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 184
Views: 23469

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

ACK! Micro guides! I should have asked before buying, stupid me. Didn’t read anything anywhere that these had micros. My X-Bites and Landsat came in yesterday and I’m impressed as hell with everything about them other than the guides. The Landsat has no problems with 15lb braid to 8lb flouro and 40l...
by Heddonfrog
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Frog and Punch rod suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 1278

Re: Frog and Punch rod suggestions

This is what you’re asking for and it comes from the editors of Tackle Tour. Although my personal preference is for a shorter frog rod in the 7’ range, if I wanted a rod to handle both duties this would be my first choice and be damn with the color scheme 😁 http://tackletour.com/reviewdaiwatatulaeli...
by Heddonfrog
Fri May 08, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa rebillion rods?
Replies: 19
Views: 3784

Re: Daiwa rebillion rods?

If anyone who has bought one could post their thoughts. I’d really appreciate it. I have a hole in my line-up for a 7-2 to 7-4MH and am considering the 7-3. Thank you!
by Heddonfrog
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A TW - Worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: Steez A TW - Worth it?

sgsolberg wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:21 pm
My question is: for a general purpose reel, is the steez A TW actually worth the dough?
Yes. Even if you do not plan on swapping spools, it’s worth it. I have several Tat SV’s and had a Curado K and my Steez A is a much better reel than either of those
by Heddonfrog
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A vs Shimano Bantam
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: Steez A vs Shimano Bantam

I have both a Steez A and a Bantam. If you had asked me last Saturday which of the two to chose, based on your technique mentioned, I would have said “hands down the Bantam” due to its incredible rigidity and power, which I’m sure would be of interest to you if you frequently haul big fish from heav...
by Heddonfrog
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 91
Views: 14887

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Shimano US video. Aaron Martens brings up a subtle but good point, which will go past most non-Bantam owners...”Its warmer” My hands freeze with my Bantam in cold weather, even with gloves https://youtu.be/d-si3y2UXw4 Interesting to see Martens w/a Gloomis rod. ;) But as someone whole still loves t...
by Heddonfrog
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 91
Views: 14887

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Shimano US video. Aaron Martens brings up a subtle but good point, which will go past most non-Bantam owners...”Its warmer” My hands freeze with my Bantam in cold weather, even with gloves

https://youtu.be/d-si3y2UXw4
by Heddonfrog
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Xtasy power question
Replies: 8
Views: 3552

Re: Dobyns Xtasy power question

I know this will probably fall on deaf ears but if you’re fishing 1/2oz football heads in 30-40 fow you’re going to have a hard time setting the hook with even the 755. I fished my 755 with jigs in 15-20’ of water and unless I did a full on flipping hookset, the tip would just not bury the hooks...y...
by Heddonfrog
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Most specific chatterbait rod
Replies: 31
Views: 11170

Re: Most specific chatterbait rod

I throw 1/2oz Jack Hammers a crazy amount of time and have used composites in the past but just do not like their extra weight nor the slow action. The finest open water to mild grass bladed jig rod I’ve ever used and continue to use is a G-rod Pro Bass 7’ Med/Hvy. Awesome tip to backbone transition...
by Heddonfrog
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: LOOKING FOR Below 4oz Bass Casting Rod
Replies: 29
Views: 3403

Re: LOOKING FOR Below 4oz Bass Casting Rod

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewphenixFTX71MH.html Phenix Feather 7'1 MH is what your looking for. Under $200, weighs 3.2 oz on my scale, good balance. It's rated MH but it's actually medium. Ya beat me to it. It was the first rod I thought of when reading what the OP was looking for. Not only unde...
by Heddonfrog
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 4469

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

If you are trying to reduce weight while maintaining hook gap, consider using plugging hooks (single hook with large eye in the same plane as the bend, designed to slip into a split ring). You could probably even go up one size in gap while reducing weight. A risk of any hook change, though, is tha...