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by The Natural
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Difference between old vs new Norman Baby N's ?(DamnPeoples)
Replies: 1
Views: 1383

Re: Difference between old vs new Norman Baby N's ?(DamnPeop

I've sent 9 Deep Tiny N's the "Pro's Secret" (blue package) baits back to Bill Norman for replacement due to stuck rattles. The customer service person told me I could try tapping them lightly with a hammer to try and loosen them, which worked on a couple, but most ended up going back (som...
by The Natural
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Why can't there be advanced rod sensitivity testing?
Replies: 24
Views: 40287

Re: Why can't there be advanced rod sensitivity testing?

One more thing- if this did become a reality, sensitivity may be replaced with the more accuracte term efficiency. I can see the threads now "3/8-1/2oz jigs...should I go with a Loomis X-Fast GLX blank boasting 88% efficiency, or a Megabass Destroyer Fast action blank @ 82% efficiency?" I ...
by The Natural
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Why can't there be advanced rod sensitivity testing?
Replies: 24
Views: 40287

Re: Why can't there be advanced rod sensitivity testing?

Very good food for thought. I will add my response to things effecting the rod's sensitivity, like the way an angler holds it, etc., should not effect which blank dampens the vibrations the least. You've got to take all that away...rod components/angler...just the blank and a measured amount of vibr...
by The Natural
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Why can't there be advanced rod sensitivity testing?
Replies: 24
Views: 40287

Re: Why can't there be advanced rod sensitivity testing?

Testing could be done under controlled conditions and utilizing objective criteria. A few pertinent questions come to mind. Who is going to do this since this entity does not exist today? Who pays for all this? Lastly, how closely will the results match any real world testing? People are not the be...
by The Natural
Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Why can't there be advanced rod sensitivity testing?
Replies: 24
Views: 40287

Why can't there be advanced rod sensitivity testing?

This may be a just a tacke Junkies dream, but why can't there be something to measure a rods sensitivity besides a hand? Car/truck testing clearly has the skidpad, dyno numbers, price, etc. for a buyer to use. Is it too space age to think there couldn't be a meter to measure the vibration in and the...
by The Natural
Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Goodies
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: Goodies

Very nice...looks like you have good taste.
by The Natural
Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Need Help: Calling all Crankbait Addicts .
Replies: 34
Views: 10962

Re: Need Help: Calling all Crankbait Addicts .

The other site that carries them is http://www.bubbajackstackle.com


*edit* New Bait alert!! Check out the 'Sand Flea'...yes please!
by The Natural
Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Need Help: Calling all Crankbait Addicts .
Replies: 34
Views: 10962

Re: Need Help: Calling all Crankbait Addicts .

Thanks for the posts. Im deffinately going with some WECs. The price is insane but if theres such a thing as a "sleeper" bait im confident this will be it with its normal looks. The paint jobs are the most durable in the industry I heard. Only on the baits not made anymore. He still makes...
by The Natural
Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Need Help: Calling all Crankbait Addicts .
Replies: 34
Views: 10962

Re: Need Help: Calling all Crankbait Addicts .

I share your addiction, but I love to throw all shallow divers. I do find myself throwing the full-bodied wobblers most of the time. The BDS 1 and 2 are just awesome. Ed Chambers (Zoom) wobbler is awesome as well, but is not made anymore. They are fetching some high prices. Heard GREAT things about ...
by The Natural
Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New Loomis Rod... Which One?
Replies: 9
Views: 3166

Re: New Loomis Rod... Which One?

As much as I love my 782 for jerkbaits, I can't imagine trying to set the hook with it. I own an 853, and it is ideal for all T-rigged worms, jigs up to 1/2oz, Senkos, and could use it as a chatterbait or spinnerbait rod as well. I use an mbr843 for spinnerbaits, but 853 can wear a few hats and gets...
by The Natural
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Your Favorite Deep Diver Rod
Replies: 16
Views: 4511

Re: Your Favorite Deep Diver Rod

I am using the St Croix Legend Tournament Magnum Cranker (TBC710HM). It's 7' 10" rated HM for 12-25 line and 1/2 to 1 3/8 lures. I really like the longer length rod for long casts to get those big baits down deep. It has the moderate action that many folks like for baits with trebles. My only ...
by The Natural
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Best use for TDZ 105H
Replies: 21
Views: 3156

Re: Best use for TDZ 105H

I remember when Cabella's put these on sale. People were buying them popcorn at the movies. I commented on the low line capacity. You would have thought I cursed in church. Now I think that all the hoopla has quieted down, folks are seeing just why these reels were "excessed" in the first...
by The Natural
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Best use for TDZ 105H
Replies: 21
Views: 3156

Re: Best use for TDZ 105H

Best pitching reel I've used to date. It is fine for 10lb mono and under for long casting applications if you choose. At the first of Cabelas sale, you could buy either the high capacity 103h or lower capacity 105h. I purchased 4 105's and 2 103's. The 105 is perfect for pitching with expensive fluo...
by The Natural
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Is it just me or is the XRap..
Replies: 48
Views: 7949

Re: Is it just me or is the XRap..

I do fish pointers and slender pointers, but my first experience with the x-rap was at a club tournament after a brutal cold front. It was April and warm... fish were starting to bed...everything was great, and then a cold front brought 40 degree temps and 30-40mph north winds tournament day. The fi...
by The Natural
Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: My First Time With Dobyns
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Re: My First Time With Dobyns

We got into a heck of a frog bite and I wound up catching an 8, (actually 7lbs 12ozs) in heavy lillypads on 12lb test Sunline Sniper fluorocarbon! I know I shouldn't have been throwing it in there but I was trying to prove a point! A little OT, but I had two rods with me while on 'foot patrol' at a...

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