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by smalljaw
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 74
Views: 1986

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: 273

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: 270

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 ...
by smalljaw
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: WEC CRANKBAITS
Replies: 2
Views: 346

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: 4313

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: 1760

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: 1830

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...
by smalljaw
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather
Replies: 10
Views: 1830

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...
by smalljaw
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather
Replies: 10
Views: 1830

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: 3768

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: 4176

Re: Plastics that are discontinued

Mann's Manipulator worms, the best ribbon tail type worm ever made bar none!!
by smalljaw
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Putting a Twist on Spiral Wrapped Rods and Making them Affordable – The Riverside M2
Replies: 3
Views: 3768

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

Is the spiral wrap the reason this wasn't put on the RoD rack? I also didn't see any weight listed, and I don't mean this in a derogatory manner, but the review read more like an advertisement than an actual review. I guess what I mean is it feels like that when you compare it to all the other rod r...
by smalljaw
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Tatula spinning rod question?
Replies: 0
Views: 612

Daiwa Tatula spinning rod question?

I'm looking to pair a rod up with a Tatula LT spinning reel and I think I found it. I'm looking hard at the new Tatula rods when they get released, specifically the 7' medium power fast action. My question is about the blank, I read the reviews on the first generation Tatula rods and was surprised a...
by smalljaw
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula LT vs. Fuego LT spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Tatula LT vs. Fuego LT spinning

Thanks for the help on this, I've decided on the Tatula LT and as luck would have it, I actually got to check out both reels in person. Yeah, you were right, the Fuego LT wasn't bad but it wasn't what I hoped it would be from reading the specs. The Tatula LT however was very nice and I was surprised...
by smalljaw
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula LT vs. Fuego LT spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Tatula LT vs. Fuego LT spinning

I'm looking to get a new spinning set up in the mid range price point. I'm getting the new revised Tatula spinning rod and I'm hung up on the which reel. The Tatula LT is lighter with the Zaion frame but the Fuego 2500 is still light for a spinning reel and is mag sealed and I like that feature. My ...

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