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by Mike and Pike
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Fishing- Passion vs. Addiction
Replies: 16
Views: 1391

Re: Fishing- Passion vs. Addiction

I'm an addict , that's when you spend more money than you can afford on fishing tackle without any guaranteed return. Passion, well passion is a bit more subjective . In my mind it's hard to function knowing you have been suddenly cut off from your fix (addict) . Passion means I once again simply de...
by Mike and Pike
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Your top UL baits
Replies: 18
Views: 2618

Re: Your top UL baits

One bait that has been on fire for me this year is the Johnson ThinFisher blade bait in 3/16 oz modified with in line single hooks (the size 14 factory trebles have a terrible hook up ratio). That's actually on the outer limit or perhaps a bit beyond a true UL bait weight wise, but man I was on a r...
by Mike and Pike
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Ryoga Shrapnel
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Daiwa Ryoga Shrapnel

Mike and Pike wrote:IPT was what kept me from grabbing one for muskie. Seems like a bad pick up rate for a reel that size in the era of hyper fast ratios.
by Mike and Pike
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Ryoga Shrapnel
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Daiwa Ryoga Shrapnel

IPT was what kept me from grabbing one for muskie.
by Mike and Pike
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Equipment Related Pet Peeves
Replies: 78
Views: 7274

Re: Equipment Related Pet Peeves

scrapiron wrote:Cork handled rods with the shrink wrap still on to "protect" the cork. And zip tied reel. I mean, I get it, we all want our stuff to look brand new, but......

...but , its right up there with plastic wrapped couches. Yup.
by Mike and Pike
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Looking For a Supplier For Giant/Muskie Size Chatterbait Blades
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Looking For a Supplier For Giant/Muskie Size Chatterbait Blades

If they have a 2oz blade I can't imagine what the whole lure weighs... :D
I am looking for blades, not Baits. I make baits. Thanks though.
by Mike and Pike
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Use or not use???
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: Use or not use???

Use it. As awesome a reel as they are , enough were made, and enough new pop up that if you had to have another new, even after all these years they are still to be found.
by Mike and Pike
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What JDM rod for umbrella rigs
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: What JDM rod for umbrella rigs

It's going to depend on exactly which rig which means how much pull and much weight do you need to handle?
These, need muskie rigs...
by Mike and Pike
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Equipment Related Pet Peeves
Replies: 78
Views: 7274

Re: Equipment Related Pet Peeves

Capitalism at it's best with the .22 issue. And there is a big difference between asking and selling. If you don't personally know the guy trying to triple his cash he's a business man. If your buddy or a member of a hobby community is trying to do the same thing , he is a douche. Anybody want to bu...
by Mike and Pike
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Loctite on knots
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Loctite on knots

Oh lordy no. Plenty of knots to choose from that need nothing but spit.
But, if you HAD to use some sort of 'anti-slip ' goop, superglue actually fuses .
by Mike and Pike
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1237
Views: 183205

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Caught this little guy on one of my umbrella rigs.
by Mike and Pike
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Seaguar Smackdown braid
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Seaguar Smackdown braid

Agreed. Except the snag thing, because hands and wraparound things like plier handles or sticks are used to free real snags. Never rod and reel. That was kinda my point. People will lock down their drag and pull tight against a snag while using braid. Then they wonder why the line dug into itself. ...
by Mike and Pike
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Seaguar Smackdown braid
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Seaguar Smackdown braid

...or maneuver around the snag behind it was snagged .
Bottom line, rely on your own hands and understanding of physics to free a bait.
by Mike and Pike
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Seaguar Smackdown braid
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Seaguar Smackdown braid

...What these lines did not do is dig. Probably the best handling braid I've ever used. I don't see how it could dig unless you are running a tight drag and trying to free a snag... Agreed. Except the snag thing, because hands and wraparound things like plier handles or sticks are used to free real...
by Mike and Pike
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Seaguar Smackdown braid
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Seaguar Smackdown braid

...What these lines did not do is dig. Probably the best handling braid I've ever used. I don't see how it could dig unless you are running a tight drag and trying to free a snag... Agreed. Except the snag thing, because hands and wraparound things like plier handles or sticks are used to free real...

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