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by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Basic Rod + Braid > High end rod + fluro
Replies: 15
Views: 1778

Re: Basic Rod + Braid > High end rod + fluro

If there is no slack in the line and it's ALWAYS tight, of course braid will offer better sensitivity. It has no stretch. Fish braid with any slack in the line or in wind and you won't feel much. So in summary, if you want to fish where you're constantly pulling your bait, use braid. Unfortunately,...
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zona goes to the big D
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: Zona goes to the big D

Glad the title of this thread meant something different than I originally thought .... :lol:
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your go to lure
Replies: 105
Views: 20014

Re: Your go to lure

5" Senko style bait or 4" Black/Blue Pit Boss
by djd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: If you had to lose all but one...
Replies: 29
Views: 3706

Re: If you had to lose all but one...

Don't have any one given combination that would be that hard to part with... their tools to do a particular job(s).

djd
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Buzzbait Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 3051

Re: Buzzbait Setup

Depending on cover...

Lew's BB1 Pro 7:1 or Lew's Custom Pro SLP 7.5:1

For heavier cover (grass) - Dobyns 736CB Glass (Their chatterbait rod) with 50lb braid

For non-grass - MB XX Extreme Mission with 50lb braid

Take your pick of buzzbaits... Just make sure they squeeeeal!
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations
Replies: 20
Views: 3279

Re: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations

Throw a Colorado / Indiana blade combo a lot in rivers or a single Indiana blade spinnerbait. Everyone throws a willow/willow around here or a colorado /willow. So the combinations I throw don't get seen very often.
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Chatterbait trailer selection
Replies: 25
Views: 4449

Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

I used to throw the 'Original' chatterbait with the split tail trailer and had great success with that. In more recent years, I've gone to a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss. Adds bulk for casting and help keep it above the grass I fish.
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How many Shimano Antares do you own?
Replies: 23
Views: 2632

Re: How many Shimano Antares do you own?

Zero.. I used to own some JDM reels (Antares AR, Metanniums, Pixy). But ultimately I kept going back to either Curado Es or now some different Lew's. The JDMs were nice, but the Curados and Lew's just seem to be more robust for my type of fishing.
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel Boxes
Replies: 20
Views: 1685

Re: Reel Boxes

I keep the reel boxes only because when I sell them, it seems like everyone who buys them really wants the original boxes with the paperwork, etc. Of course, I had a bunch of E Series Curado boxes that I kept for 5+ years and finally decided to recycle them.... only to sell all the reels the next ye...
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 281
Views: 28790

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

The more I try other rods, the more I like the XX rods and that includes other MB rods. My all time favorites (MB or other) include. MB XX Flat Side and Powell Max 706 CB for Jerks, Topwater Poppers , Walking Baits 3/4oz or less. MB XX Diablo Spec R for Spinnerbaits (Use it for for Chatterbaits, buz...
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Casting Rods... What will you spend?
Replies: 48
Views: 17394

Re: Casting Rods... What will you spend?

Of course there are a few instances were I've spent more than my comfort range... ;)
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Casting Rods... What will you spend?
Replies: 48
Views: 17394

Re: Casting Rods... What will you spend?

I'm most comfortable in the $150-$200 range... That being said almost every rod I own (MB XX and Black Jungle, Dobyns CB Glass) has a MSRP over $250, I just tend to buy them used or on sale or find a retailer willing to work on multiple rod purchases.
by djd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which is your favorite rod company?
Replies: 310
Views: 106976

Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Currently using MB XX and Black Jungle Rods.... and have some Dobyns CB Glass Rods after selling off my Powell Max CB Glass rods... Definitely regret selling the Powell Max 754 CB Glass as those were great all around rods for chatterbait, spinnerbaits, squarebill and mid to deep cranking.
by djd
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for rat-l-traps
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: Rod for rat-l-traps

I'd highly recommend a composite if not glass rod for the application mentioned. Traps are notorious for losing fish on. You need all the help you can to land them, particularly if you are burning the trap to get bit. The two best rods I've ever used (and I've tried quite a few) for traps (open wate...
by djd
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Zodias 7'2" MH and 7'2" Heavy
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Zodias 7'2" MH and 7'2" Heavy

How soft a tip do the 7'2" Zodias MH and Heavy rods have? What applications would you recommend them for?

thx

djd

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