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by mark poulson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Crankbait question
Replies: 26
Views: 6176

Re: Crankbait question

Just to share about the crank bait thingy... It works awesome every single time when the giant snakehead is in finicky/spooky mode. Rapala DT10/14/20, Megabass 300, OSP Dr Blitz Max work very well here. 40lb braided line with 40lb fluoro carbon as a leader (more or less about 4 foot long) Zillion S...
by mark poulson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Z man Jack Hammer
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Z man Jack Hammer

Are they worth the extra funds? I'm sure the question has been asked. Apologies if it has My friend has both the original, and the Jack Hammer. The real difference I could see was a heavier snap, and different paint job. I like the heavier snap. I put LPO Duo-Lock 40lb snaps on my bladed jigs. http...
by mark poulson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: crank bait trebles
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: crank bait trebles

I only use Mustad EWG triple grip short shank trebles now. They keep fish pegged, stay sharp, are strong, and allow me to upsize my hooks without them tangling each other and fouling. Something about the angle of the hook point, pointing more toward the split ring, seems to provide a more direct pul...
by mark poulson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drag star duplication
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Drag star duplication

Johnredd11 wrote:Yes many should work. You could use the resin for making hard baits. It would have to be a star without the threaded insert or you would have to source inserts for them.

Thank you.
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Young educated thumbs
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Young educated thumbs

Fishing the delta will make you a better angler everywhere else you fish and it’s my personal favorite place to fish. Thanks for helping out the future of the sport taking the young studs out. Dom I'm sure everyone here knows I got more out of it than the kids. They were such fun to be around. It w...
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drag star duplication
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Drag star duplication

Is there a pourable resin available that can be used for, and have enough strength for, duplicating parts like drag stars?
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Young educated thumbs
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Young educated thumbs

baitcasting is way easier than people think. all it takes is to have your particular reel adjusted properly. I learned to use a baitcasting reel in my teens also. I spent a lot of time on my street practicing with a rattlin rapala with the hooks removed as my 'practice plug'. practice practice prac...
by mark poulson
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Floating S-Waver?
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Floating S-Waver?

A word to the wise. Use a net to get the bird in the boat, and turn it upside down, so the bird is pinned to the deck. Then you can use a towel to cover the bird, which will calm it, and let you get to the bait or cut your line loose from the bird, without damage to it or you. That was more or less...
by mark poulson
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Floating S-Waver?
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Floating S-Waver?

Sorry for your loss. I lost a 168 size S-Waver last week. I cut it off to tie on another bait. I then dropped it on the left rod locker lid of the front deck on my boat. It hit funny and bounced like a ball going overboard. At least it wasn't a Mother! :lol: I bet you mentioned a different kind of ...
by mark poulson
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Humminbird Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Humminbird Quality

Interesting, maybe its because I've been around the Humminbird brand a little more but I haven't heard on that with Lowrance before. All of the new electronics are great, and all of them can have problems. That's why customer service is so important. When Simrad bought Lowrance and "consolidat...
by mark poulson
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Young educated thumbs
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Young educated thumbs

I boated for a teen tournament Sunday, and I got to take out two young men, one 17 and one 13 years old. They hadn't fished the Delta too much, and both came with reels spooled with 15lb fluoro. The early bite was chatterbaits in the edges of the tules, and they had trouble because they didn't have ...
by mark poulson
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: My UL Spybait Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 596

Re: My UL Spybait Challenge

There is the Tetra Works Perakko but you have to source them. One of the things I like about the Duo Realis 80 is how it shimmies side to side on the fall. Were you able to get your smaller spybaits to do that, and, if so, how? I was able to duplicate that shimmy. I think the proper keel weighting ...
by mark poulson
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: My UL Spybait Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 596

Re: My UL Spybait Challenge

earthworm77 wrote:There is the Tetra Works Perakko but you have to source them.


One of the things I like about the Duo Realis 80 is how it shimmies side to side on the fall.
Were you able to get your smaller spybaits to do that, and, if so, how?
by mark poulson
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept C worth the $?
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Concept C worth the $?

The reel arrived. Looks good except the KOREA on the bottom. The oversize knobs are great! Not co crazy about the cheap looking chrome around them and they both are fairly loose. Took them apart and no bearing at the bottom and does not seem that i can put a shim in there? Spooled it up with 90 yar...

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