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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby DavidSA » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:54 pm

fishingandfords wrote:Ended up going conquest 903 instead of the javelin. Also added a 844 :doh:



as a long term TT member, I am totally surprised :doh:

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Finnz922 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:24 pm

fishingandfords wrote:
poisonokie wrote:Tatula 7'2" MH Glass all the way. I hardly ever miss a hook up with that rod. The Zillion version would be a worthy upgrade because it has K frames with SiC inserts for better braid casting.

You couldn't pay me to use a daiwa :roll:


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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Revofisher » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:10 pm

i wend out yesterday and today and got on a great chatterbait bite i threw them on the javelin and it worked very well think im going to have to get another one of these. I have had the rod at the beginning of February and have used it for many different things and it does them well, but it really does make a great chatterbait rod, have yet to lose a fish on it.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby TommyG » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:01 am

The "Monkey" is on me for a Shimloomis 904c, would it be a good chatterbait rod?

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby cndbasshunter » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:18 am

I think the 903C would be better suited unless you are fishing in heavy cover.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby spookybaits » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:00 am

njbasscat wrote:I have been using a MB X4 Destruction for a few years now and love it for 1/2 oz chatterbaits and 65lb braid. I know its no longer made so I dread the day something happens to it.

This is what I've used too. Works great, but I'm a chatterbait rookie so don't know if a faster or slower action rod would do better?

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby DavidSA » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:35 pm

I generally only fish chatterbaits in the spring and I generally fish big ones that I think have TW of roughly 3/4oz. In the pond behind my home, I will normally use a 3 power rod. On a lake I have lost some of the biggest fish of the year around laydownds that I could not initially see. For this reason, I fish stouter rods for chatterbaits and chatterfrogs most of the time. My weapon of choice is a 4 power -ish rod and 40# braid. In close quarters, I use an old custom Loomis MBR 847 and braid. If in open water, I use a Dobyns 765 graphite crankbait rod and the same braid.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Cristo » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:07 pm

No disrespect Spooky :big grin: Different Strokes for different folks you dig, I fish a lot more weird than most folks as well so who cares as long as you're catching fish Mang!
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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby DavidSA » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:21 am

spookybaits wrote:
njbasscat wrote:I have been using a MB X4 Destruction for a few years now and love it for 1/2 oz chatterbaits and 65lb braid. I know its no longer made so I dread the day something happens to it.

This is what I've used too. Works great, but I'm a chatterbait rookie so don't know if a faster or slower action rod would do better?



I've caught many chatter fish on a fast action rod over the years but now tend to like a more moderate action rod as long as I can still make the pinpoint casts. As I have gone to slower action rods I have started using braid. If one can't find a more moderate rod they like, I would not hesitate to stay with a fast action rod.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby njbasscat » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:46 am

DavidSA wrote:
spookybaits wrote:
njbasscat wrote:I have been using a MB X4 Destruction for a few years now and love it for 1/2 oz chatterbaits and 65lb braid. I know its no longer made so I dread the day something happens to it.

This is what I've used too. Works great, but I'm a chatterbait rookie so don't know if a faster or slower action rod would do better?



I've caught many chatter fish on a fast action rod over the years but now tend to like a more moderate action rod as long as I can still make the pinpoint casts. As I have gone to slower action rods I have started using braid. If one can't find a more moderate rod they like, I would not hesitate to stay with a fast action rod.

Same here. If I'm using a fast action, I go with fluoro. If more moderate, braid works well. I fish chatterbaits around grass mostly and the MB X4 Destruction seems to have been made for this. Its got the muscle to get the big ones heads turned but a nice moderate action to keep them hooked. This is the most versatile rod I've ever used. I can punch mats or throw big bait trebles. It handles it all.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby atxguy » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:56 am

Over or under $750?

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Boonethelunkerlander » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:19 am

GLX 844MBR, 200 Curado and 14lb Sniper...Wickedly awesome yet pointless Chatterbait rod HAHA!
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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Rfdong » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:53 pm

I use an old steez fle x lite crankbait rod. But I think it's important to have some give when those fish slap at it rather than eat it did. You'll hook more of those fish when that happens

I have the dobyns 736 but it's a little deader feeling and a bit long and heavy for my tastes but I'm not a tall guy
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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby poisonokie » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:05 am

atxguy wrote:Over or under $750?


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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Chicagoed » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:20 pm

Boonethelunkerlander wrote:GLX 844MBR, 200 Curado and 14lb Sniper...Wickedly awesome yet pointless Chatterbait rod HAHA!


I LIKE IT! That's the rod I use for chatterbaits, 'cept for adding a zillion tws with fluoro. Love that setup for chatterbaits!


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