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by NormanD
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: New kayaks!!
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: New kayaks!!

Yes, and while I have considered using an inflatable because of comfort I haven't gotten around to trying one. Certainly a viable option and the best PFD is the one that you will actually use.
by NormanD
Sat May 26, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: New kayaks!!
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: New kayaks!!

Congrats on the new kayaks. With high back seats, I would recommend an Astral V-Eight. It has a high back that works well for me with the seat back on my Hobie Outback
by NormanD
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns 705cb or loomis imx pro 845cbr
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Dobyns 705cb or loomis imx pro 845cbr

I think it may come down to personal preference. I have 3 Loomis CBR845's, but not the IMX Pro. I don't throw crankbaits very often. I use them for topwater. IMO, they make a great spook jr. rod. I don't like how they fish with a full size spook. The rods really shine when you hook up. I have an 805...
by NormanD
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Opinions on Core 50mg7
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Opinions on Core 50mg7

The Core 50 is a special little reel. As far as the "it" factor, it does it for me. I never felt that the CU50 had "it", at least for me. Sold the CU50E's, still have the Cores.
by NormanD
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Hooks/Split Rings
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Hooks/Split Rings

Owner split rings. Currently using the VMC inline singles.
by NormanD
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide (Part1): Reels and Rods
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide (Part1): Reels and Rods

Always look forward to the Gift Guide series. Thanks Tackle Tour
by NormanD
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Walking Baits: Top 5 Walk-The-Dog Picks
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: The Walking Baits: Top 5 Walk-The-Dog Picks

I would have to include the Gunfish as far as where I fish. Great lure.

I am hoping Reaction Innovations will come back out with the Barely Legal.

Super Spooks and Jrs. are the real deal for me.
by NormanD
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General purpose surf/beachcasting setup?
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: General purpose surf/beachcasting setup?

I fish in FL on the beach a lot and I only use bass gear. I am only throwing lures, but most of the better bait fisherman are fishing smaller rigs than you are talking about. I always recommend going MH bass rod. You want be able to land everything that you might encounter, but the average fish is g...
by NormanD
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Top Water Rod question
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

Re: Top Water Rod question

There doesn't seem to be a very strong consensus about what the perfect topwater rod is. I don't have any experience with the St. Croix, but I do use G Loomis cranking rods for topwater and have been very pleased with both how they work the lure, mostly walking baits, super spooks and repoman late p...
by NormanD
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Long distance topwater rod
Replies: 21
Views: 7560

Re: Long distance topwater rod

Bootytrain wrote:You can duplicate this combo and achieve the distance you seek. Go to 4:50 and see how far he bombs that hollow body frog :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2qD3VNqrg4


I am now experiencing a sense of tackle discontentment.
by NormanD
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2 or 3 power GLX?
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: 2 or 3 power GLX?

If you are talking about a JWR rod, then I think the 2 power rod would work. If you are talking about the MBR, then I would go with the 3 power. The older 2 power MBR rod that I had did not have enough backbone for my tastes.
by NormanD
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: More false advertising from shimano
Replies: 25
Views: 1936

Re: More false advertising from shimano

mark poulson wrote:Really makes you appreciate Bantam 1!



Yes. Very glad he is back.
by NormanD
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Core 50mg still "ok" reel
Replies: 22
Views: 2194

Re: Core 50mg still "ok" reel

Slazmo wrote:Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/112260168685

Can still find them new on ebay...



For that kind of money, I might sell my two. Maybe.
by NormanD
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Another Handle For the Curado 70?
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: Another Handle For the Curado 70?

Might be a little late to reply to this, but the Metanium MGL handles fit without any other parts. Got mine from the Tackle Trap. Awesome upgrade to go to the XG handle.
by NormanD
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday Gift Guide
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Holiday Gift Guide

One of the features that I look forward to seeing is the Holiday Gift Guide. Hope it makes it back into the rotation for 2017.

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