MB Dark Sleeper

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MB Dark Sleeper

Post by medicpelle » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:25 pm

Looking for some reviews and opinions on these.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by Salty Parrot » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:45 pm

The tail rips off fast if you are fishing for toothy fish.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by Aquaftm45 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:58 pm

medicpelle wrote:Looking for some reviews and opinions on these.

If you aren't fishing for toothy fish, it flat out catches fish, and usually retains it's tail. Great for bedding fish, bouncing over rockpiles. I even use the 1oz as a straight retrive swimbait with good results. Casts a rice field kilometer. Skips further than a teenage girl on the way to Dom's house to get his credit card.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by BigG » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:56 pm

Go to Reviews and read Cal's review

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by poisonokie » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:19 am

I just picked up a couple of the 2.4" thinking they'd be great for fishing bass and bluegill beds. The plastic seems pretty durable to me. Nice MB detail and a sharp hook should make this one a winner for dragging across the bottom. I don't know how well the dorsal fin will protect the hook point from snags and we don't even have sculpin around here, but they do look kind of like a catfish.
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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by TravisNY » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:43 pm

Here is a piece that recently did for Ned Kehde. It is an always rigged offering for me nowadays so much so that I have a rod coming specifically for it.

https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/ ... per/358498
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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by Aquaftm45 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:54 pm

TravisNY wrote:Here is a piece that recently did for Ned Kehde. It is an always rigged offering for me nowadays so much so that I have a rod coming specifically for it.

https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/ ... per/358498
Once I got past the 8 paragraphs of forensic description of the bait it was a great read :lol:
In all seriousness, props to you on your outing and being highlighted in the article.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by jerkbait22 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:10 pm

TravisNY wrote:Here is a piece that recently did for Ned Kehde. It is an always rigged offering for me nowadays so much so that I have a rod coming specifically for it.

https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/ ... per/358498
And what rod will that be if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by TravisNY » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:08 pm

I don't mind you asking at all sir. The Megabass Brigand.
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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by jerkbait22 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 pm

I was in the market for a similar rod before MB announced the new destroyers. I ended up with the Conquest 842S for bottom contact techniques. I'll be curious to see how you like the brigand.

I went to WVU years ago (2008 grad) so had some experience fishing lakes around the campus (mostly cheat lake). Do you fish the new river at all? I always wanted to make it down there but never did.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by TravisNY » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:51 pm

I grew up between Oneida and Cayuga in upstate NY. When my wife and I decided to build a log home thirteen years ago in the woods it had to be on a smallmouth river out of New Yorks snow belt where we could fish year round. Yes sir I'm familiar with the New and all of the smallmouth rivers in the panhandle are nearby but prefer more remote waters. Sorry to derail gents.
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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by medicpelle » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:38 pm

Thanks for the replies.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by medicpelle » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:39 pm

TravisNY wrote:I don't mind you asking at all sir. The Megabass Brigand.
Whats the thinking behind a 7'4" medium light?

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by leggomye990 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:00 am

Catches fish, besides largies and smalies, I've cought a few walleye and pike on them too. The eyes come off after a few toothy guys hit it.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by Cal » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:12 am

BigG wrote:Go to Reviews and read Cal's review
check again ;)
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