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by spookybaits
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: cork knobs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: cork knobs?

Japantackle.com has some rcs cork knobs in stock, they appear to be slightly I style. Never seen round cork knobs before.
by spookybaits
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1

Didn't see it anywhere, I emailed them. Hopefully we'll see it sooner.
by spookybaits
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Custom Painted Pixzilla..
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

Re: Custom Painted Pixzilla..

Nice job, bet it looks good on that champion
by spookybaits
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa reel for cranks/swimbaits
Replies: 8
Views: 1532

Re: Daiwa reel for cranks/swimbaits

Think you got the right idea with the 6.3:1 gear ratio. Fast enough for jerkbaits and not to fast for deep diving cranks. I know you said you want a Daiwa, but the Abu winch seems to fit the bill perfectly for your applications. 5:4.1 gear ratio, high line capacity & one hell of a drag. I've never o...
by spookybaits
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: rod for 3/8oz flat-sided cranks
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: rod for 3/8oz flat-sided cranks

Thanks for the feedback guys, the Dobyns 704cb seems like a winner for this application but I'm still keen on that Powell endurance 724cb. I gotta little time to make up my mind still. BTD is about 30min away, i'm gonna see if they have the rods in stock to get a hand on assessment, hopefully they'l...
by spookybaits
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Decoy Hydra vs Hudd
Replies: 11
Views: 3091

Re: Decoy Hydra vs Hudd

I'll give my thoughts on the Decoy as there's plenty of info on the Hudd already out there. Imo, forget using it to imitate trout and go for the shad color schemes. It's deadly at imitating 'a casual, just swimming along minding my own business' shad. it's so realistic in its movement on a medium pa...
by spookybaits
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1

It's reall about giving slack to the bait with the reel vs the rod. I prefer the reel as for me it's faster, easier & and more controlled.
by spookybaits
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1

Slack line is slack line, bent rod or not. Once given a bit of slack, the rods(more like the tip)isn't bent anymore. Or as bent. Like I said, its really subtle and we're only talking about 1/2 inch of line or so. But it's easy to imagine or visualize a lure's freedom of movement on slack vs taught l...
by spookybaits
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1

David fritts aint the only one who feels that way. There's alot of ol' timers down in Ga, Al, Tenn and the Carolinas who wouldn't be caught dead cranking with anything other than a Lew's/ Browning BB1 or something similar. And them ol' boys know a thing or 2 about cranks...
by spookybaits
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1

For me, it serves 2 purposes- the first is that I can feed it 1/4inch-1inch of slack in a fraction of a second. That slack gives the lure 'wiggle room' which is useful in a number of situations. If you stop reeling and feed it slack at the same time it allows the bait to 'back up' better than if you...
by spookybaits
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1

Anyone else a fan on non instant anti-reverse reels for cranking?
by spookybaits
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

A little info on the upcoming Lew's BB1

Looks like it'll be 2013 before we see it. And at this time, no instant anti-reverse is planned, which I'm pretty excited about, as my 1st gen David fritts 1000cb's and daiwa pr's are on their last leg. I was hoping the crazy crankers would come without it, I was ready to buy a handful of em.
by spookybaits
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Favorite Long out of Production Rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 10536

Re: Favorite Long out of Production Rod?

1st generation Allstar Zell Rowland topwater special. I'm down to my last one and when it dies I'll never throw another topwater bait again :cry: . Not really, but I will have a floating funeral procession on Lake Hartwell, where it will be buried on my favorite shoal. Instead of flowers we'll throw...
by spookybaits
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: rod for 3/8oz flat-sided cranks
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

rod for 3/8oz flat-sided cranks

Hey dudes! Im currently expanding my one-size-fits-all cranking rod status and shopping for a rod dedicated to throwing small stuff, 1/4oz-3/8oz cranks with 3/8oz flat-sided cranks being the focus. I hate to rule out Dobyns(as i'm currently using & loving a 705cb glass) but I have to keep it sub $20...