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by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking to upgrade: Megabass XX Flatside Special or Dobyns 705CB
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Looking to upgrade: Megabass XX Flatside Special or Dobyns 705CB

Last year I switched over from some trusty Powell 706CBs to several Dobyns 705CB Glass and XX Flatside Specials. After using them this year, my plan is to sell the the 705CB Glass rods and purchase a couple more XX FSSs. I use these rods for smaller square bills, jerkbaits, poppers, traps, and walke...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best light wire swim jig rod
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

My Megabass Orochi XX Flatside Special is perfect for lighter wire swim jigs. I fish 1/4 oz northern style swim jigs on a pretty fast rod and often have to give the tip a sharp pop to bring the jig through grass. For those of you that throw light wire swim jigs on a slower rod, do you feel like you...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Bass Mafia Terminal Coffin
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Re: New Bass Mafia Terminal Coffin

Experimented this summer with this Gamakatsu slit foam box. Doesn't hold the very largest of hooks, been works good for if you get them on sale, you buy 4 for the price of 1 Bass Mafia Terminal Coffin.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakats ... GB6SF.html


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by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Action vs. Soft Tip vs. Taper
Replies: 25
Views: 1745

Re: Action vs. Soft Tip vs. Taper

My $0.02... A soft tip helps with the following: Throwing lighter lures and allowing a fish to take the lure deeper before the rod 'reacts' to the load. Taper helps with: Casting larger lures (think A-Rig and larger swimbaits) by loading the rod correctly for a long and accurate cast and keeping fis...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?
Replies: 28
Views: 2694

Re: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?

I guess this is more of a what I used the most this past season post for me, but here goes.

MB XX A-Mart Flip Stick with 50lb braid and LH Lew's Super Duty Reel for pitching 3/8-3/4oz plastics

MB XX Perfect Pitch with 50lb braid and LH Lew's BB1 Pro for throwing a frog

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by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boat shoes
Replies: 23
Views: 1845

Re: Boat shoes

Can't remember the last time I had to get wet when launching boat. I typically drive it off and gently run it onto whatever landscape is nearby (typically sand or grass where I fish)....Thats what keel guards are for! When it comes to shoes for fishing, I've been wearing some Saucony Hurricane ISOs ...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tackle warehouse price matching rules
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Re: Tackle warehouse price matching rules

Like many of us, I've spent a new bassboat worth of money at Tackle Warehouse over the years. Always great service and prices, though I typically limit my purchases from them to baits, line, and terminal tackle. A lot of my rods and reels are purchased used or negotiated with other vendors. I also h...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Basic Rod + Braid > High end rod + fluro
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Basic Rod + Braid > High end rod + fluro

If there is no slack in the line and it's ALWAYS tight, of course braid will offer better sensitivity. It has no stretch. Fish braid with any slack in the line or in wind and you won't feel much. So in summary, if you want to fish where you're constantly pulling your bait, use braid. Unfortunately,...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zona goes to the big D
Replies: 22
Views: 2175

Re: Zona goes to the big D

Glad the title of this thread meant something different than I originally thought .... :lol:
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your go to lure
Replies: 94
Views: 12685

Re: Your go to lure

5" Senko style bait or 4" Black/Blue Pit Boss
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: If you had to lose all but one...
Replies: 29
Views: 2195

Re: If you had to lose all but one...

Don't have any one given combination that would be that hard to part with... their tools to do a particular job(s).

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by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Buzzbait Setup
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Buzzbait Setup

Depending on cover...

Lew's BB1 Pro 7:1 or Lew's Custom Pro SLP 7.5:1

For heavier cover (grass) - Dobyns 736CB Glass (Their chatterbait rod) with 50lb braid

For non-grass - MB XX Extreme Mission with 50lb braid

Take your pick of buzzbaits... Just make sure they squeeeeal!
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations
Replies: 20
Views: 1564

Re: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations

Throw a Colorado / Indiana blade combo a lot in rivers or a single Indiana blade spinnerbait. Everyone throws a willow/willow around here or a colorado /willow. So the combinations I throw don't get seen very often.
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Chatterbait trailer selection
Replies: 23
Views: 2166

Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

I used to throw the 'Original' chatterbait with the split tail trailer and had great success with that. In more recent years, I've gone to a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss. Adds bulk for casting and help keep it above the grass I fish.
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How many Shimano Antares do you own?
Replies: 20
Views: 1227

Re: How many Shimano Antares do you own?

Zero.. I used to own some JDM reels (Antares AR, Metanniums, Pixy). But ultimately I kept going back to either Curado Es or now some different Lew's. The JDMs were nice, but the Curados and Lew's just seem to be more robust for my type of fishing.

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