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by smalljaw
Thu May 16, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Rapala DT6 Alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Rapala DT6 Alternative

Bagley Sunny B medium diver!!!! It dives to the same depth as a DT-6 which is one of my favorite cranks. For the last 3 years I've found myself using it more than the DT-6, it has a good wobble but its shape gives it a slightly tighter action and it has really been a fish catcher. Tennessee Shad, an...
by smalljaw
Sun May 05, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: strength of the rod
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: strength of the rod

Basically the line rating shows what power the rod is eg. M-MH-H and so on. It is just a guide as to what the rod is going to be used for. Contrary to popular believe, rods are not intended to boat flip fish, even when done properly the rod isn't designed for it. So don't look for any correlation on...
by smalljaw
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 8777

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Tell me about it. Too much emphasis on names, origin of build, etc. Every company will outsource, and that goes for damn near everything out there in the world. I bet there are many countries out there that go "such and such was made in the USA, what a piece of chit!". :lol: Its a safe bet that rod...
by smalljaw
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: The most UNDER rated..
Replies: 68
Views: 4101

Re: The most UNDER rated..

Gen 2 Mojo Bass. They changed from SC-II to SC-III for the gen 2 Mojo blanks, same blanks as the Avid series. That's why they are better. The Avid series are great sticks, but overpriced imo. WRONG!! I've heard this before and it isn't true. Yes, the gen 2 Mojo blanks use SC-III graphite but they a...
by smalljaw
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 8777

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

I agree with Dobyns rods being overhyped. The Saavy looked fine but had a major sensitivity issue for the price point. My biggest issue with Dobyns rods are they are making them overseas yet charging American made prices, now if they knock $80 to $100 off the champion and champion extreme then the p...
by smalljaw
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Strike King Thunder Cricket
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: Strike King Thunder Cricket

There could be a couple different things happening here. The first is that Strike Kind may have found a loophole in order to get the blade attached in that way. The other thing is that they may have obtained a licensing agreement but that would have to come at the expense of Evergreen or Z-Man so I'...
by smalljaw
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: whats your favourite tube and how do you fish it?
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: whats your favourite tube and how do you fish it?

River Rock Custom Baits tubes are the best tubes without a doubt. I fish a lot of smallmouth and I've used every tube on the market and nothing comes close to theirs. I use the 2.75" and 3.5" pro series tubes the most but if I'm T-rigging the tubes the 4" Elite Series tube is the way to go. https://...
by smalljaw
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: WEC CRANKBAITS
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: WEC CRANKBAITS

The reason the wiggle wart market isn't as robust as it once was is due to other baits working well. Specifically the Spro rock crawler and the Don Iovino/Major Craft Zone Hunter. Both of those baits are producing like the old warts and they all seem really good so you don't have to buy 8 of them to...
by smalljaw
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jerkbait rod
Replies: 69
Views: 4958

Re: Jerkbait rod

Man, I'm 6'2" and I feel small to all the 6'6" and taller guys here that can use 7' rods for jerkbaits. I know you guys ain't sideways jerkin because we all know that a jerkbait loses about 1' of depth for every 4' it dives when you do that.
by smalljaw
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Cold water/ cold front -fall / winter JERKBAIT
Replies: 18
Views: 2163

Re: Cold water/ cold front -fall / winter JERKBAIT

I do well with jerkbaits in water down to about 42 degrees. When the water temp drops below 50 the suspending quality of the bait becomes really important. I like using a Lucky Craft Pointer 100 or a 78 and I can honestly say in water under 50 degrees the Pointer will out fish a Megabass 110 almost ...
by smalljaw
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather

BTW, I'm not "cracking" tubes like they do in the Great Lakes, I'm slow dragging and hopping tubes in water that is less than 12' most of the time. You'll be fine with the Feather then, and no issues with hook penetration. I was more thinking about snapping a jig/tube (cracking, w/e) on a little sl...
by smalljaw
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather

If the taper on the 7'1m Phenix is similar to the ML, it would be too slow to really crack a tube imo. Shaking, dropshotting, no problem. But when I want to really "pop" 1/6 - 1/4oz jigheads + trailer or tubes, the tip action is too slow on the Feather. I read the review and looked at the RoD data ...
by smalljaw
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather

I'm looking to pair a Daiwa Tatula LT 2500 spinning reel up with a rod in the $150 - $170 range. I'm using it to fish tubes for smallmouth and some general finesse presentations. I originally planned on going all in Daiwa with the new Tatula spinning rods but then I read the review of the Phenix Fea...
by smalljaw
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Putting a Twist on Spiral Wrapped Rods and Making them Affordable – The Riverside M2
Replies: 3
Views: 3906

Re: Putting a Twist on Spiral Wrapped Rods and Making them Affordable – The Riverside M2

Actually, the reason it wasn't put on the RoD Wrack is because this fella who shall remain nameless (*cough-CAL*) has been shirking his duties... hopefully this will be corrected within the next couple of weeks :lol: ... we appreciate that you appreciate the measurables and apologize for the oversi...
by smalljaw
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Plastics that are discontinued
Replies: 23
Views: 4738

Re: Plastics that are discontinued

Mann's Manipulator worms, the best ribbon tail type worm ever made bar none!!