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by Derek777
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best Swimbait Rod
Replies: 11
Views: 2076

Re: Best Swimbait Rod

gan craft dead sword.
drt 73 remix.
tulala monstrou 75.
roman made centurion mind b r e a s t.

theres none better.
by Derek777
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 54
Views: 14979

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

megabass mat bucker/gan craft mago
fenwick technics av/jdm crazy cranker
rapala digital scale
boga grips 30lb
numerous $100+ baits

all in the same lake

i did lose a tulala monstrou 75/pluton combo, but got it back thankfully through use of an aquaview camera and arig snag.
by Derek777
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods You Have Aquired For 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3343

Re: Rods You Have Aquired For 2019

i picked up the drt remix 73 and 85, the gan craft superbrain, legit travel swimbait rod so far.
by Derek777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass F5st-611X7 BearingDown Type X
Replies: 25
Views: 1328

Re: Megabass F5st-611X7 BearingDown Type X

i wouldn't see it as being effective as a moving bait rod. its perfect as a bottom contact rod. one of my top 2 mb rods ever.
by Derek777
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Which glide would you buy first.
Replies: 3
Views: 2490

Re: Which glide would you buy first.

id start with a deps 250 in that size range. also a kurouto real greed 230 is a great option
by Derek777
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: DRT Varial Handle
Replies: 2
Views: 1978

Re: DRT Varial Handle

spare knobs only come as the knobs themselves, not the hardware to mount on the posts. so you have to already have a handle (it comes with a set of knobs) for you to be able to use any of the other spare color knobs. the handle is awesome, i have the 100mm for my pluton 200sh. bulletproof. i dont ha...
by Derek777
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your finesse casting rod?
Replies: 208
Views: 43011

Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Tulala X Dranckrazy Indie 610
by Derek777
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Single Finest JDM Reel?
Replies: 58
Views: 3340

Re: Single Finest JDM Reel?

i would have to say out of all the jdm reels ive owned, it would have to be the evergreen opus-1. just pure joy and a total statement of the direction and values of evergreen in every aspect. packaging, looks, feel, mechanicals, performance. for me, it hasnt been matched, even by the top products fr...
by Derek777
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: *Suggestions for "enthusiast" finesse/drop shot rod in 2016*
Replies: 98
Views: 8996

Re: *Suggestions for "enthusiast" finesse/drop shot rod in 2

i think the ultimate dropshot rod ive ever fished was the bait breath evola. way out of production now, but it was the ultimate in every way for its time. wish i never sold it tbh. next to that it was my bearing down type x. still toying with the idea of trying to find another one of each.
by Derek777
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Megabass Magdraft?
Replies: 11
Views: 5611

Re: Megabass Magdraft?

in cold water (40-46) the action seems to be muted, like the plastic has stiffened up. a few times when slow slow rolling it i could see the tail didnt even move. ill let you know more when the water is warmer.
by Derek777
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TopwaterCult
Replies: 16
Views: 4371

Re: TopwaterCult

timsford wrote:Thats a sweet combo! I also like the shorter rods for topwater and im always curious why some people prefer long 7' plus rods for walking the dog. Where does one procure a don iovino tuned abu?
http://www.iovino.com/index.php/reels.html
by Derek777
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TopwaterCult
Replies: 16
Views: 4371

Re: TopwaterCult

5ft graphite construction made by Robelson, medium power, medium slow taper, lure weight 1/2 to 1oz
I'm very impressed. It's not a whippy rod in the least. Casts a 1oz lure just about as far as some of my high dollar long rod/reel setups.
by Derek777
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TopwaterCult
Replies: 16
Views: 4371

TopwaterCult

I've been looking for a few years for a jdm style topwater setup to throw all my crazy jdm topwater lures I've collected, and finally pulled the trigger on one. My first one is pretty understated, no crazy colored Toy Machine or Isuzu reel this time, but a pure classic Don Iovino tuned Abu Garcia 46...
by Derek777
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three rods to rule them all
Replies: 22
Views: 2604

Re: Three rods to rule them all

three rods for me are based on my current techniques that im enjoying dropshotting is with my Megabass F5st-611X7 Bearing Down Type X. i fish my dropshot in laydowns and it is the perfect rod for it. the tip is perfect for casting and it is uber sensitive, and it has the backbone to get those big gi...
by Derek777
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Must buys rods from Evergreen
Replies: 15
Views: 2380

Re: Must buys rods from Evergreen

i have to say your must buys from Megabass are much different than mine (bearing down type X, srd, go ten evolution) as are your choices from Evergreen for the most part. i agree with the heracles leopard. id get the heracles pro guidance68 and the inspirare stingray wild finesse. the tech that went...