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by Heddonfrog
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Most specific chatterbait rod
Replies: 12
Views: 1275

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: 1884

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: 1844

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...
by Heddonfrog
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

Those floating Carolina rig things shaped like bullet weights may be worth a look. I have those! Both in black and white. Probably bought them 15+ years ago. What I like about your idea is that they can easily be cut and trimmed with a razor to the size and shape I would need. I’ll do some tests th...
by Heddonfrog
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

you might try palsa stick on strike indicators. I did a google search on those and though the colors are brighter than the sun those are visually what I was thinking of. Permanent marker could mask the fluorescent colors. I may give those a try but the suggestion regarding the floating bullet weigh...
by Heddonfrog
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

y2k88 wrote:Foam tape?
An idea I also had and happened to have some on hand. The stuff I had absorbed water and made it sink faster, lol. Maybe a stop at the depot will yield some non-moisture absorbing foam but I’m not optimistic. Thanks
by Heddonfrog
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

I’m looking for what I can only describe as float dots, lol. Something I can add to the top of shallow diving suspending or slow sinking jerkbaits and make them slow float. Even if you don’t know of an actual fishing related product but something that would work, I’d appreciate the tips. I have a fe...
by Heddonfrog
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Live Target's Skip Shad & Twitch Minnow
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: Live Target's Skip Shad & Twitch Minnow

Thanks for posting this. I love soft jerks post spawn and also skipping docks with them. They do look very interesting and I will give them a try once I put the hard jerkbaits away and post my thoughts on these. You probably won't see a TT review of these for quite sometime. Some baits, like the Dar...
by Heddonfrog
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Antares 2019?
Replies: 62
Views: 7597

Re: Antares 2019?

We here at TT certainly appreciate your honesty. I think I speak for everyone here to say sorry about your family members' declining health. Speaking solely for myself here; I will remember you and all the affected families when I pray. Prayer changes things-maybe not always solving the problem in ...
by Heddonfrog
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Antares 2019?
Replies: 62
Views: 7597

Re: Antares 2019?

Tactical Bassin just released a YouTube video talking about the new Antares. It was more like a Shimano ad than a review. I wish they would have talked more in-depth about it like casting distance, ergonomics, etc. They used to be pretty objective about their gear, but within the past year they hav...
by Heddonfrog
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Antares 2019?
Replies: 62
Views: 7597

Re: Antares 2019?

Tactical Bassin just released a YouTube video talking about the new Antares. It was more like a Shimano ad than a review. I wish they would have talked more in-depth about it like casting distance, ergonomics, etc. They used to be pretty objective about their gear, but within the past year they hav...
by Heddonfrog
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Kistler Argon released March 12th
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

New Kistler Argon released March 12th

Fairly recent to Kistlers (2017) so I’m not sure where the new Argon will fit in the hierarchy but here’s their teaser for it. Anyone have any additional information? https://youtu.be/gqAAa9JeGUs Edit: As I was looking on their website this actually popped up in the model line section https://www.ki...
by Heddonfrog
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: You guys hear about a Vision 110+2 ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4469

Re: You guys hear about a Vision 110+2 ?

Anyone have a chance to fish these yet? I still have a couple weeks to go in my neck of the woods. Gave a sexy french pearl one (confidence color) a good workout today. Didn't catch anything. Didn't catch anything on any jerkbaits for that matter- fish still too deep in ~40 degree water. The plus 2...
by Heddonfrog
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: You guys hear about a Vision 110+2 ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4469

Re: You guys hear about a Vision 110+2 ?

dhottle wrote:Image


First fish on the new vision 110 +2.

That... is a hell of a first fish. Well done. Other than its fish catching ability how was it to fish?
by Heddonfrog
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Is there a better deep jerkbait than the staysee 90
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: Is there a better deep jerkbait than the staysee 90

Maybe the new Vision 110 +2? I do like the Shadow Rap Deep. Too many northerns around here to throw a 110 all the time. I’ve mentioned this before because I fish waters loaded with pike and we know how pike love to munch on Visions and! Contrary to common belief, we/you can throw them using short a...