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by Zander
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

I am glad I am not the only one who looses them to underwater wood, I can't figure out why they seem to snag so often. I've had zero trouble with it in and through wood though I've fished the lightest/smallest version of it for the past year for River smallmouth. It careens off a mix of VW Bug size...
by Zander
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

Curious. Question for everyone that fishes the Dark Sleeper. Do you get more fish when fishing the bait more like a jig (as I mostly do), or via straight retrieves, like a swimbait (as Wolbugger does in Florida)?
by Zander
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

I am glad I am not the only one who looses them to underwater wood, I can't figure out why they seem to snag so often. I really like the 1/2oz ones for fishing weedy and muck-bottomed ponds, they seem to pick up very little debris when fished on the bottom and they come through weeds very well. I d...
by Zander
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

Nice review. have looked at these baits for over a year, guess it's time to pull the trigger. Thanks BigG, yeah definitely worth having a few of these in the arsenal. When I first saw them I thought they were "cute," but they are mean fishing baits. Oddly enough that Pink is one of my top producers...
by Zander
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Mix of Swimming and Gliding Actions – The Jackall Dowzswimmer
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: A Mix of Swimming and Gliding Actions – The Jackall Dowzswimmer

Hi LowRange, Good eye! That is actually a Daiwa with green parts. Looks yellow because of the sunset and probably reflection from that bright yellow STORMR shirt. It is a JDM Daiwa Zillion 9.1 gear ratio XXH reel. I use that reel for some swimbaits, but mostly topwaters and frog fishing. Here is a p...
by Zander
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Yeti Panga 28 Backpack - A Waterproof Fortress for all Your Outdoor Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: The Yeti Panga 28 Backpack - A Waterproof Fortress for all Your Outdoor Gear

Looking for a waterproof pack and wondering how the zipper is on the Yeti. I had purchased and returned the Patagonia pack before the Yeti even came out because the zipper on that pack was a nightmare to open and close. It was incredibly tight and I had to pull really hard to open the pack all the ...
by Zander
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 4533

Re: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction

Do you have any insight as to why the rod weights are all over the place? (According to MB website) 7'2 Heavy- 216 Grams 7'1 Heavy- 183 Grams 6'11 MH- 197 Grams 7'1 MH- 174 Grams I don't get it?? I only was able to fish the rods for a few hours but I did notice the weight variance across models. I ...
by Zander
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 4533

Re: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction

Thanks for the preview, the rods look interesting as enthusiast moving bait sticks. Also, "he caught the 6.82oz . bass at the Lake of the Ozarks Big Bass Bash last month" Lol, thanks Lowrange, that would be a very small bass on that bait. Probably had bait weights in my mind when I wrote that. Adju...
by Zander
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 4420

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

"On the centrifugal side, Shimano is seen as the leader, and their latest SVS Infiniti system has literally brought the manufacturer back from the brink of despair after the whole "E" incident ." Eh? What was "the whole 'E' incident"? The Curado E5 was a TT Editor's Choice: http://tackletour.com/re...
by Zander
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano Curado 150 DC – Bringing Digital Cast Control to the Masses
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: Shimano Curado 150 DC – Bringing Digital Cast Control to the Masses

I'm a little confused. In the article (I'm not sure who wrote it) the author states he was casting small, weightless plastics. In the merged Curado DC thread, in response to a question I posed regarding casting ranges, Dan responded, stating this was not a good reel for quarter ounce and under. I b...
by Zander
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano Curado 150 DC – Bringing Digital Cast Control to the Masses
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: Shimano Curado 150 DC – Bringing Digital Cast Control to the Masses

The Zodias rods that I fished with the Curado 150 DC reels were the Zodias 610ML for the light stuff and Zodias 7'2 MH G Crank rods. The Loomis rods I used were the NRX 852 JWR and the IMX Pro 853 JWR. Switched between the rods trying fluorocarbon and braid, wanted to see how the new Super8Slick V2 ...
by Zander
Mon May 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

Mazel Tov! =D> Those fish look like a really big one would have no problem eating a scuba diver! Thanks Mark, really impressive pull on the end of the line. Never knew fighting a Goliath could be so fun... and exhausting, all at the same time. I bet! A 15 lb catfish kicked my butt, and I only fough...
by Zander
Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

mark poulson wrote:Mazel Tov! =D>
Those fish look like a really big one would have no problem eating a scuba diver!
Thanks Mark, really impressive pull on the end of the line. Never knew fighting a Goliath could be so fun... and exhausting, all at the same time.
by Zander
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Global Design for Enthusiasts, the Shimano G.Loomis Conquest Rods
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: A Global Design for Enthusiasts, the Shimano G.Loomis Conquest Rods

Enjoyed the review. If asked what I wanted in a new premium rod I would have ask for full cork grips, great guides, and MBR actions. All winners on the Conquest rods. Interesting comparison between the Conquest's and NRX's sensitivity, no winner there. I'll be adding some Conquest to my line up, bu...