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by smalljaw
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather
Replies: 10
Views: 869

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: 869

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: 869

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: 362

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: 9
Views: 617

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: 362

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: 339

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: 621

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: 621

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 ...
by smalljaw
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Power finesse rod
Replies: 24
Views: 1338

Re: Power finesse rod

It may be a little short at 7'1" but I think it fits your needs. G.Loomis IMX Pro 852C JWR, it is an extra fast action and works great for shaky heads and smaller finesse jigs and Neko rigs, it might be worth your time to check one out. I was actually looking at the IMX Pro 892C JWR. It seems ...
by smalljaw
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Power finesse rod
Replies: 24
Views: 1338

Re: Power finesse rod

It may be a little short at 7'1" but I think it fits your needs. G.Loomis IMX Pro 852C JWR, it is an extra fast action and works great for shaky heads and smaller finesse jigs and Neko rigs, it might be worth your time to check one out.
by smalljaw
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Poppers that "bloop"
Replies: 24
Views: 1524

Re: Poppers that "bloop"

Rebel Super Pop-R, it is 3-1/8" long and only weighs 5/16oz. I fish spitting poppers when the fish aren't very aggressive or the water is clear but when I want that "bloop" sound the super pop-r is what I like. The best part for you is that it is heavy enough to fish with casting gear...
by smalljaw
Wed May 23, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Old school flat rubber
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: Old school flat rubber

I did the video on the puffball jig and thank you Big-Bass for explaining that I'm tying at a slow pace so you can see how I do it. Now, I talked to mmarkinma56 a few years ago on Tackle Underground in which I gave you my email and shipping address and you were going to email me pictures and send me...
by smalljaw
Wed May 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Jigs with Living Rubber
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Jigs with Living Rubber

Living rubber has a little more action than silicone but it doesn't mean it makes it better. There are also a few different types of living rubber, there is the flat line rubber which looks like silicone, then you have the round rubber, and old school square rubber. I also have to add in the fact th...
by smalljaw
Wed May 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Putting the Pro in IMX, G.Loomis's new DSR822S
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Putting the Pro in IMX, G.Loomis's new DSR822S

Just to let you guys know, you listed the rod in the review as a "light" power and Loomis has it as a mag medium power.

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