Megabass I-Slide

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby Farnorth » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:17 pm

Still frozen solid here so no chance to try the 262's but the 185's worked well for me last summer.

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby IAY » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:10 pm

kakaryan wrote:How far could you cast your I-slide 135B?

I could only cast about 20~25m. Not far for a 1oz bait as it feels lighter or not aerodynamic.

I am using #3 (40lb) braid and I find it difficult to do the 360 turn as well. It doesn't really matter as it swims well anyway but it is fun to do that 360 turn. Maybe I should try mono later? I saw the Megabass guy on youtube using 14lb fluoro which looks a bit too thin? 8-[


I think 14 pounds is fine for 1 oz baits. You obviously have to work the fish, but good quality lines on proper casts shouldn't snap. I personally prefer using lighter lines, since I like to really fight the fish instead of hoisting them in, and the smaller diameter allows the baits to achieve wider glide with less resistance.

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby Ham Solo » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:18 pm

I just added an I-Slide 185 to the arsenal. Other than saltwater fishing, I've never thrown a bait quite as big as the 185. I think I'm going to start out with 20lb fluoro for the 135 and 25lb fluoro for the 185. I may experiment with some mono in similar strength, too.

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby IAY » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:57 am

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Mine came in today :D. I can't wait to use it!

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby RMCatchNrelease » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:57 pm

IAY wrote:Image

Mine came in today :D. I can't wait to use it!


You need to add another lure for scale. It makes the 185 look like a finesse bait haha

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby IAY » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:00 pm

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Comparison with SS 175 :).

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby RMCatchNrelease » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:34 pm

Haha that is an awesome bait. The detail in the head and gills is insane. The paint is also second to none. Best of luck!

Thought about this one as a show piece...
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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby pharmboy » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:05 pm

How is the hookup ratio on these? Especially interested in the 135 and 185.....have both on order

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby tolliver7 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:01 am

These just came in on Thursday. Gonna try em today after work.

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby Boondock » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:47 pm

Any updates? Think I need a 185 or two....

Fish? pics? video of swim action?

How do the 185's swim on pike/muskie leader in the 50-70 lb range?

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby Farnorth » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:43 pm

I have used the 185s for pike with 100lb fluoro leader and they swim well. Can't do the 360 with the leader but the glide is good and they get bit. Sorry no pics but I have nothing bad to say other than the stock hooks are only good for your first fish.

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby maxpowers » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:30 am

What pound line are you guys using with your 185 and 135s. I figured 50# braid, but I'm rethinking it after reading this thread, is that too heavy? I will be using a 35# nickle titanium leader due to pike, so not super worried about the 360 turn, more interested in maximum casting distance....

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby Tokugawa » Fri May 29, 2015 10:19 pm

One word of caution if you use hook bonnets - the purple Owner plastic ones will melt the tail if it touches for a while. :(

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby Pen3 » Sat May 30, 2015 2:46 am

Tokugawa wrote:One word of caution if you use hook bonnets - the purple Owner plastic ones will melt the tail if it touches for a while. :(

Nice to know. I think the spare tails are about $5 each and i bought a few in different colors from Japan.

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Re: Megabass I-Slide

Postby IAY » Sat May 30, 2015 9:52 am

Tokugawa wrote:One word of caution if you use hook bonnets - the purple Owner plastic ones will melt the tail if it touches for a while. :(


I already tore mine apart trying to install it D:


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