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by smalljaw
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned Rod
Replies: 35
Views: 2573

Re: Ned Rod

892 glx, but i dont go lower than 3/16 You fishing a jig worm or shaky head, Ned rig doesn't go past 1/8oz. I have some 1/6oz ZMan Finesse TRD Ned heads, so it does go past 1/8oz, but not much further. If you noticed Z-Man calls them a "Shroomz" head, not a Ned head. In-Fisherman had a write up on ...
by smalljaw
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)

10# line is way too heavy. They were designed to be fished on spinning gear with 6# line, that is why so many have issues with the hooks. Drop down to 6# or 8# line with a ML rod and you'll be amazed at the performance. The only problem is you'll have to play the fish out a little bit but you'll lan...
by smalljaw
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: No Joke About It, Berkley's Powerbait Jester is a Contender
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: No Joke About It, Berkley's Powerbait Jester is a Contender

How long has Berkley sat on that design? Doomsday has been around for several years now.
by smalljaw
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: No Joke About It, Berkley's Powerbait Jester is a Contender
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: No Joke About It, Berkley's Powerbait Jester is a Contender

Which soft plastic company did the designer leave Berkley to start up?
by smalljaw
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: (Swim) Jig confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: (Swim) Jig confusion

There are a few differences between a swim jig and a casting jig. You mentioned most of those with the Northern style jig fished by Tom Monsoor but there is an element that makes it swim. The 30 degree line tie, it keeps the jig tracking straight and helps coming through cover as your line comes off...
by smalljaw
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned Rod
Replies: 35
Views: 2573

Re: Ned Rod

Black Haze wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:54 pm
892 glx, but i dont go lower than 3/16
You fishing a jig worm or shaky head, Ned rig doesn't go past 1/8oz.
by smalljaw
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned Rod
Replies: 35
Views: 2573

Re: Ned Rod

I have a discontinue Loomis Bronzeback 811s and it is PERFECT for a ned rig!!! Fast enough action to pop a small jig head free from weeds but forgiving enough that you aren't overpowering the presentation itself. I tried a 782 IMX and it was a little too stiff for the 1/16oz head so look for a Loomi...
by smalljaw
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: “Finesse” Jig rod
Replies: 20
Views: 2927

Re: “Finesse” Jig rod

First of all, neither of those jigs are finesse. Those are compact jigs, a very different animal, a regular jig with a compact profile. A 7/16oz Eakins jig is a finesse jig, lighter hook and thinner skirt, this is a big difference so you don't need a finesse jig rod. For what you want to do I think ...
by smalljaw
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: ML Fast/Xfast recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 7317

Re: ML Fast/Xfast recommendations

Casting or spinning?
by smalljaw
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensitivity
Replies: 21
Views: 3739

Re: Sensitivity

I think the way a rod feels in hand plays a big part. If the weight, balance and reel seat make the rod comfortable for you to use then it will be sensitive. I know if the handle and reel seat aren't comfortable to me I'll be adjusting my grip constantly and then my focus is split between fishing an...
by smalljaw
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite Rattle Traps
Replies: 18
Views: 5507

Re: Favorite Rattle Traps

Xcalibur One Knocker and the Sebile Flatt Shad.
by smalljaw
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: UPS causes Tacklewarehouse Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 4625

Re: UPS causes Tacklewarehouse Issue

Where I live UPS is so much better tan Fed-Ex and it isn't even close. I seem to always get anything from UPS delivered on time, Fed-Ex is a crap shoot. UPS has an established route so anything coming from them usually shows up at the same time of day, Fed-Ex it will depend on how the drivers are fe...
by smalljaw
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Moderate Flipping Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Moderate Flipping Rod

Is there a preferred length you need this rod to be? I'm asking because you can get a Falcon low rider 7'9" heavy power, moderate action for $130. Now the rod is rated 1/2oz to 2oz but I'm willing to bet the rod has enough tip to pitch a 1/2oz weight.
by smalljaw
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best wake baits / waking cranks?
Replies: 11
Views: 4244

Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

My favorite, and what I consider the best is the Mann's Waker. The 1 Minus is good but it will dive deep unless you slow it down, the Waker can be reeled fast and still produce a wake and it doesn't blow out at high speed like others. The Arashi wake crank is ok but you have to reel it slow or it bl...
by smalljaw
Thu May 16, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Rapala DT6 Alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 3797

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...