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by Dink Dawg
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.
Replies: 34
Views: 5584

Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Oh the memories.
by Dink Dawg
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns light jig, finesse plastics rod
Replies: 15
Views: 1990

Re: Dobyns light jig, finesse plastics rod

I have the DX 743HP (casting). Dobyns increased the power in the upper third of the blank on this series so with that said, the 742 would be the better choice in that weight rage and bait selection.
by Dink Dawg
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV 103?
Replies: 166
Views: 18534

Re: SV 103?

Well I couldn't stand it and ordered one today. I have an OG Zillion and really like the platform. I have no experience with an SV model or the cast control system on the SV103 but feel confident it's going to be a top tier performer. We shall see.
by Dink Dawg
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: General rod quality ... Or the lack of :(
Replies: 22
Views: 1941

Re: General rod quality ... Or the lack of :(

First, your post is not a rant. It's an observation and a statement of fact. The issue is quality control. Most on line retailers take it seriously to sell a quality product free from defect. If they don't they can expect to fail when the word gets out. Even worse is the possibility a Manufacture's ...
by Dink Dawg
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear Ratio for 1/4 oz crankbaits
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Gear Ratio for 1/4 oz crankbaits

Smaller crankbaits don't generate much resistance so a mid ratio like a 6.4 works fine. You just missed out on the Lews Team Pro at 149.99 in LH at Tackle Warehouse. That would have been a very good choice.
by Dink Dawg
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dropshot Rod
Replies: 16
Views: 2248

Re: Dropshot Rod

Drop shot is just a technique where the weight is positioned below the hook. It can be a little as two inches and as much as three feet. The spectrum of weights, line sizes , hook sizes and bait sizes is generally dictated by each situation. I have fished for bottom fish such as ling cod in the ocea...
by Dink Dawg
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: No necessary in low gear ratio bc reels according to A-Mart
Replies: 39
Views: 4970

Re: No necessary in low gear ratio bc reels according to A-M

I watched the clip and it was informative. It does not change my view on my need for a low gear ratio option when fishing baits that have a high degree of resistance when retrieved.
by Dink Dawg
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Reel impact on perception of rod sensitivty
Replies: 19
Views: 2637

Re: Reel impact on perception of rod sensitivty

Remember when reels had the foot made of chromed steel and were attached with two rivets? Remember when reel seats were aluminum and shimmed with tape or cork to fit the blank? Materials and design have progressively enhanced the feel over the decades. Certain lines transmit vibration better than ot...
by Dink Dawg
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: DX703 or DX704?
Replies: 10
Views: 1465

Re: DX703 or DX704?

704 for sure.
by Dink Dawg
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Weight or Balance..thoughts?
Replies: 31
Views: 3546

Re: Weight or Balance..thoughts?

Thank you all. These responses are exactly why I generated the post. I purposely did not disclose that I only own one rod that is less than seven feet and the vast majority are actually over seven feet. Every tip up technique rod I fish is over seven feet. This info may have influenced some response...
by Dink Dawg
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: What is your best drop shot lure?
Replies: 51
Views: 10400

Re: What is your best drop shot lure?

Robo Worm
Robo Worm FX Sculpin
SK Dream shot
Zoom Tiny Fluke
by Dink Dawg
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Weight or Balance..thoughts?
Replies: 31
Views: 3546

Weight or Balance..thoughts?

A buddy of mine had coffee with me recently and the topic of rod balance came up. He's been bass fishing well beyond my 40 plus years and I would estimate he has owned over 300 rods and probable still has most of them. It was my position and still is the balance of a rod is more important than the t...
by Dink Dawg
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Budget Cranking Rod
Replies: 27
Views: 2884

Re: Budget Cranking Rod

My nephew and another friend (also my mail man) both bought the Fury 705CB and I was able to compare it to my Champion and make some casts on the water. For the bait range you mentioned, this model would perform very well. I liked the way the action paralleled the Champion, but a tad bit slower. The...
by Dink Dawg
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Champion Extreme HP video = new DX rods
Replies: 84
Views: 12308

Re: Dobyns Champion Extreme HP video = new DX rods

Okay, now you have my curiosity sparked. I weighed my Gen 2 DX784ML on a decent diet scale that measures in grams and ounces..... 4.82 ounces. My new DX743HP....4.61 ounces. The four snickerdoodle cookies I am now eating....4.1 ounce. Anyone want to trade a DX for my cookies? I'm on a "balance...
by Dink Dawg
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Champion Extreme HP video = new DX rods
Replies: 84
Views: 12308

Re: Dobyns Champion Extreme HP video = new DX rods

Okay, now you have my curiosity sparked. I weighed my Gen 2 DX784ML on a decent diet scale that measures in grams and ounces..... 4.82 ounces. My new DX743HP....4.61 ounces. The four snickerdoodle cookies I am now eating....4.1 ounce. Anyone want to trade a DX for my cookies? I'm on a "balanced...

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