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by Toadslayer72
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?
Replies: 13
Views: 4554

Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

I have to say that the Guide Select IS a very good rod with one caveat that you might not be able to find out until you use it, like me. The rod has a split rear grip and it's a different experience tucking a rod like that under your arm vs. a full grip. It's obviously a preference thing and you'll ...
by Toadslayer72
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2016 muse swimbait rods
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: 2016 muse swimbait rods

Ouch, TWH currently lists availability at November 1 :(

***Edit***
Apparently that's not just a TWH availability date. I was just told by 13 Fishing on FB that November is the availability date across the board. No specifics were given as to when in Nov. though.
by Toadslayer72
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2016 muse swimbait rods
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: 2016 muse swimbait rods

Agreed, that's the one I'm getting first. If I still lived in California and threw trout baits I'd be looking at the bigger models but that 8ft should make a perfect east coast/all around swimbait rod. Reads 4-8oz but I'm guessing it'll work perfectly for 2-8oz. The 7'9 seems similar to dobyns 795,...
by Toadslayer72
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ICAST---2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3238

Re: ICAST---2016

It's funny you guys say this. A buddy of mine asked me a few days ago if I was "ready" for ICAST, or something like that. My feeling was pretty much "meh". I went on to tell him that I kind of view ICAST now the same way I view the Bass Pro Shops Master Catalog. There was a time ...
by Toadslayer72
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shore fishing setups
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Re: Shore fishing setups

GARRIGA wrote:One setup that provides some flexibility but I'm usually focused on one presentation so I try to keep it simple and minimal.


This is me to a T. I'll add that I usually use a snap too when fishing from the bank.
by Toadslayer72
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: 13 Fishing Swimbait rods
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

Re: 13 Fishing Swimbait rods

Sweet. If that's the case, I might be pulling the trigger in 8 days.
by Toadslayer72
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ICAST---2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3238

Re: ICAST---2016

Stratos wrote:Get ready for the overuse of the phrase "game changer".


:lol:
by Toadslayer72
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: 13 Fishing Swimbait rods
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

Re: 13 Fishing Swimbait rods

YES!!! Thank you so much for this. I'm so stoked about two things, 8'6" rods (an eye popping three of them at that) and full rear grips. This. Is. AWESOME! The gap in the fore grip looks like it might really work well with how I hold the reel too. I can see my index and middle fingers laying ni...
by Toadslayer72
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Snaps and split rings for Slammers
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: Snaps and split rings for Slammers

I just put a #7 on my 9" Slammer to see what's up with it, I think it looks good. You definitely need some larger split ring pliers because the line tie and hook hangers on Slammers are beefy mo-fos, by far the thickest of anything I throw. #7 Hyper Wire is the largest I have but I'm sure the 8...
by Toadslayer72
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Snaps and split rings for Slammers
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: Snaps and split rings for Slammers

One thing I will say about the flexibility of a snap is that you can still take it off and tie directly. I believe it was Matt Peters of Souther Trout Eaters fame who I heard saying he likes to do both depending on the situation. I'm pretty sure it was in relation to the baits action and him feeling...
by Toadslayer72
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Snaps and split rings for Slammers
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: Snaps and split rings for Slammers

The stock snap has been fine for me. I almost always swap out hooks and rings with Owner products on all of my baits but I do trust the stock snap. Now if you aren't going to use the snap like a snap, meaning use it for multiple lures, and you still want to swap it out, you can just put a big Hyper ...
by Toadslayer72
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: All you folks who reel lefty...
Replies: 30
Views: 3735

Re: All you folks who reel lefty...

Back in the day I used to buy and use both. If a reel I wanted made a lefty, I'd choose that first but quite often in the 80s, the only option was a righty. I always though the switching of hands seemed silly but it wasn't until I got burned on a hookset during the switch one too many times (really,...
by Toadslayer72
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: fishing nets
Replies: 15
Views: 1623

Re: fishing nets

Dexter wrote:Fathers day came early. Got my ego 2 slider today! Very cool, great construction and thanks for the recommendation!


Awesome, now get to work stretching the sh*t out of it. Haha.
by Toadslayer72
Wed May 11, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FG knot question
Replies: 20
Views: 2472

Re: FG knot question

Excellent video, Toadslayer. Do you use the exact same technique with light (6-10#) leaders? I find it difficult with that technique in lighter lines to get much tension on the wraps initially and instead just draw it tight in stages. Just curious... That's the thing, I only use it with heavier lin...
by Toadslayer72
Wed May 11, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: FG knot question
Replies: 20
Views: 2472

Re: FG knot question

You may have seen my vid on the FG knot but here ya go anyway. https://youtu.be/JvwgRr-rt9I In short, I've gone through a progression with this knot. Starting out big and long and scaling it back over the years. As far as tightening the weave with everything you've got before doing your half hitches...

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