Anyways, looking forward to your replies.
I've read the 867 may not be enough so I ordered the 908 last night from The Hook Up Tackle. The LDC was my other option but I'm so happy with my 867 that it just made more sense to go 908. Plus it was on sale and didn't want to wait on a customs rod since I think 9ft plus makes the most sense. Although, Musky rods probably make the most sense. Gonna need a sedative the first time I chuck that bait and it makes a big explosion on my lake. Things gotta sound like an M80 going off. LolJoey wrote:Sounds like a lot of people are using an 867/908 dobyns, XXH LDC, or one of the St Croix Big Dawg musky rods.
Mike Long uses the 867 and states to trust the rod as it loads up. That 807 should have the same or close to the same max weight. Plus, this isn't a bait for overhead casts and I tend to want it closer to me so I can observe fish rising to inspect but not quite ready to commit. Lob cast might be adequate and you could always chuck it with your hand. Done that with big baits in the salt.dcorp wrote:That bait looks amazing, I wish there was some video up somewhere that shows the action. All I have seen is pictures. I was strongly considering buying one but the heaviest rod I have is a Dobyns 807 and I cant justify buying a new rod right now.
I'm seeing this as a potential search bait to eliminate water that doesn't have trophy class fish. Worse case its $60 bucks spent on a lure that shouldn't be hard to resell once the pre-orders are gone. Demand appears to be high and if DD bass start getting caught its going to be harder not wanting to keep it than selling it. Many good reviews from those that have used it as far as follows. Can always turn those follows into catches with a Senko or typical backup lure.
dcorp wrote:That bait looks amazing, I wish there was some video up somewhere that shows the action. All I have seen is pictures. I was strongly considering buying one but the heaviest rod I have is a Dobyns 807 and I cant justify buying a new rod right now.
There was a video on swimbait nation uploaded today. There is also a video in the "Fishing Report" section of someone getting a 10lb striper on one
Glad I got the 908. Only been out with it once but that's enough to sell me on how realistic this thing is. Still figuring out how to best use it and hoping others can contribute their successful formula.Gblaze wrote:That bait looks like a LOG floating in the water....
Let us know how u do Garriga!
That is a serioously monster-sized bait.
And I thought 3:16's 10 inchers were monsters..