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by djd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: best all around rod for spinnerbaits, chatter baits and jigs
Replies: 21
Views: 5945

Re: best all around rod for spinnerbaits, chatter baits and

XX Diablo Spec R, or if you want something shorter, the Spinnerbait Special. The two listed above are certainly good all around spinnerbait / chatterbait rods for 3/8oz and above, or 1/4oz swim jig with trailer. I'd also throw in the XX Extreme Mission. In terms of jigs worked on the bottom, I pref...
by djd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite Spinnerbait
Replies: 63
Views: 15975

Re: Favorite Spinnerbait

For years I had at least 1 spinnerbait tied on at all times... now I go weeks or more without having one tied one. Back in the day I loved the Nichols Pulsators with metal flake blades, particularly the 3/8oz with double size 4 willows from later spring thru early Fall. In the cooler months it was a...
by djd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Do you prefer umbrella skirts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: Do you prefer umbrella skirts?

I typically use the Umbrella style skirts when they are tied (wire or braid) on my 'Northern Style' swim jigs or when using the 'old school' flat rubber spinnerbait skirts. I also use them in clearer water on spinnerbaits when I don't want the fish to see much of anything (other than the blades) as ...
by djd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?
Replies: 19
Views: 4477

Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

My choices...

MB XX Flatside Special or MB Black Jungle Deep Cranking Slow Rolling. Either of these work around wood, rocks, and grass unless you are fishing grass so thick you need a punching weight to get through, then I'd move to a Diablo Spec.

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by djd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty
Replies: 385
Views: 107988

Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Reel with my left hand, rod in my power hand!
by djd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rod and reel storage in between trips
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Re: Rod and reel storage in between trips

I store rods and reels on a large vertical 'turn table' style rod rack I bought a few years back. Typically have my Cole's Rod Socks on them as well.

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by djd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: What are you using to clean, lube, grease your reels?
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: What are you using to clean, lube, grease your reels?

Here is what I use... 1) Clean bearings with brake cleaner. 2) Rubbing alcohol on rag and q-tips for 'body' parts, handle, etc (basically non lubed external parts). 3) I still have a bunch of TD and Abu Garcia grease from a ways back, still works good and use it on worm gears. 4) Depending on the re...
by djd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: TackleWarehouse
Replies: 7
Views: 2389

Re: TackleWarehouse

Cristo wrote:+1, military do get discounts fyi.


Another great reason to shop at TW!
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking to upgrade: Megabass XX Flatside Special or Dobyns 705CB
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: Looking to upgrade: Megabass XX Flatside Special or Dobyns 705CB

Last year I switched over from some trusty Powell 706CBs to several Dobyns 705CB Glass and XX Flatside Specials. After using them this year, my plan is to sell the the 705CB Glass rods and purchase a couple more XX FSSs. I use these rods for smaller square bills, jerkbaits, poppers, traps, and walke...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best light wire swim jig rod
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

My Megabass Orochi XX Flatside Special is perfect for lighter wire swim jigs. I fish 1/4 oz northern style swim jigs on a pretty fast rod and often have to give the tip a sharp pop to bring the jig through grass. For those of you that throw light wire swim jigs on a slower rod, do you feel like you...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Bass Mafia Terminal Coffin
Replies: 12
Views: 2428

Re: New Bass Mafia Terminal Coffin

Experimented this summer with this Gamakatsu slit foam box. Doesn't hold the very largest of hooks, been works good for if you get them on sale, you buy 4 for the price of 1 Bass Mafia Terminal Coffin.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakats ... GB6SF.html


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by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Action vs. Soft Tip vs. Taper
Replies: 25
Views: 3318

Re: Action vs. Soft Tip vs. Taper

My $0.02... A soft tip helps with the following: Throwing lighter lures and allowing a fish to take the lure deeper before the rod 'reacts' to the load. Taper helps with: Casting larger lures (think A-Rig and larger swimbaits) by loading the rod correctly for a long and accurate cast and keeping fis...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?
Replies: 49
Views: 7338

Re: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?

I guess this is more of a what I used the most this past season post for me, but here goes.

MB XX A-Mart Flip Stick with 50lb braid and LH Lew's Super Duty Reel for pitching 3/8-3/4oz plastics

MB XX Perfect Pitch with 50lb braid and LH Lew's BB1 Pro for throwing a frog

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by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boat shoes
Replies: 23
Views: 3009

Re: Boat shoes

Can't remember the last time I had to get wet when launching boat. I typically drive it off and gently run it onto whatever landscape is nearby (typically sand or grass where I fish)....Thats what keel guards are for! When it comes to shoes for fishing, I've been wearing some Saucony Hurricane ISOs ...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tackle warehouse price matching rules
Replies: 20
Views: 2867

Re: Tackle warehouse price matching rules

Like many of us, I've spent a new bassboat worth of money at Tackle Warehouse over the years. Always great service and prices, though I typically limit my purchases from them to baits, line, and terminal tackle. A lot of my rods and reels are purchased used or negotiated with other vendors. I also h...

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