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by Dink Dawg
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SV103
Replies: 106
Views: 14735

Re: Daiwa SV103

I got mine late today. For those that have shed a tear over the OG Zillion being dropped, shed no more. The reel is beautiful. The guys on the floor took turns spinning it and it was....let's just say, well received. I haven't spooled it up because I can't make up my mind what rod and line I want to...
by Dink Dawg
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SV103
Replies: 106
Views: 14735

Re: Daiwa SV103

I did order one and it should be here any day. The dealer I use placed a direct order and had to meet the minimums so it was slow coming. I'm excited to get this model. I'll be happy to share my thoughts going forward.
by Dink Dawg
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SV
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: Daiwa SV

This will be my choice when I skip jigs off the ceiling.
by Dink Dawg
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.
Replies: 34
Views: 6280

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: 2364

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: 19706

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: 2119

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: 1334

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: 2413

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: 5490

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: 2882

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: 1600

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: 4079

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: 56
Views: 16319

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: 4079

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...

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