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by Heddonfrog
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A TW - Worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Steez A TW - Worth it?

sgsolberg wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:21 pm
My question is: for a general purpose reel, is the steez A TW actually worth the dough?
Yes. Even if you do not plan on swapping spools, it’s worth it. I have several Tat SV’s and had a Curado K and my Steez A is a much better reel than either of those
by Heddonfrog
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A vs Shimano Bantam
Replies: 15
Views: 1265

Re: Steez A vs Shimano Bantam

I have both a Steez A and a Bantam. If you had asked me last Saturday which of the two to chose, based on your technique mentioned, I would have said “hands down the Bantam” due to its incredible rigidity and power, which I’m sure would be of interest to you if you frequently haul big fish from heav...
by Heddonfrog
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 91
Views: 8543

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Shimano US video. Aaron Martens brings up a subtle but good point, which will go past most non-Bantam owners...”Its warmer” My hands freeze with my Bantam in cold weather, even with gloves https://youtu.be/d-si3y2UXw4 Interesting to see Martens w/a Gloomis rod. ;) But as someone whole still loves t...
by Heddonfrog
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 91
Views: 8543

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Shimano US video. Aaron Martens brings up a subtle but good point, which will go past most non-Bantam owners...”Its warmer” My hands freeze with my Bantam in cold weather, even with gloves

https://youtu.be/d-si3y2UXw4
by Heddonfrog
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Xtasy power question
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Re: Dobyns Xtasy power question

I know this will probably fall on deaf ears but if you’re fishing 1/2oz football heads in 30-40 fow you’re going to have a hard time setting the hook with even the 755. I fished my 755 with jigs in 15-20’ of water and unless I did a full on flipping hookset, the tip would just not bury the hooks...y...
by Heddonfrog
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Most specific chatterbait rod
Replies: 31
Views: 9207

Re: Most specific chatterbait rod

I throw 1/2oz Jack Hammers a crazy amount of time and have used composites in the past but just do not like their extra weight nor the slow action. The finest open water to mild grass bladed jig rod I’ve ever used and continue to use is a G-rod Pro Bass 7’ Med/Hvy. Awesome tip to backbone transition...
by Heddonfrog
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: LOOKING FOR Below 4oz Bass Casting Rod
Replies: 29
Views: 2716

Re: LOOKING FOR Below 4oz Bass Casting Rod

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewphenixFTX71MH.html Phenix Feather 7'1 MH is what your looking for. Under $200, weighs 3.2 oz on my scale, good balance. It's rated MH but it's actually medium. Ya beat me to it. It was the first rod I thought of when reading what the OP was looking for. Not only unde...
by Heddonfrog
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 3482

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

If you are trying to reduce weight while maintaining hook gap, consider using plugging hooks (single hook with large eye in the same plane as the bend, designed to slip into a split ring). You could probably even go up one size in gap while reducing weight. A risk of any hook change, though, is tha...
by Heddonfrog
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 3482

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

Those floating Carolina rig things shaped like bullet weights may be worth a look. I have those! Both in black and white. Probably bought them 15+ years ago. What I like about your idea is that they can easily be cut and trimmed with a razor to the size and shape I would need. I’ll do some tests th...
by Heddonfrog
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 3482

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

you might try palsa stick on strike indicators. I did a google search on those and though the colors are brighter than the sun those are visually what I was thinking of. Permanent marker could mask the fluorescent colors. I may give those a try but the suggestion regarding the floating bullet weigh...
by Heddonfrog
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 3482

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

y2k88 wrote:Foam tape?
An idea I also had and happened to have some on hand. The stuff I had absorbed water and made it sink faster, lol. Maybe a stop at the depot will yield some non-moisture absorbing foam but I’m not optimistic. Thanks
by Heddonfrog
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 3482

Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

I’m looking for what I can only describe as float dots, lol. Something I can add to the top of shallow diving suspending or slow sinking jerkbaits and make them slow float. Even if you don’t know of an actual fishing related product but something that would work, I’d appreciate the tips. I have a fe...
by Heddonfrog
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Live Target's Skip Shad & Twitch Minnow
Replies: 2
Views: 3896

Re: Live Target's Skip Shad & Twitch Minnow

Thanks for posting this. I love soft jerks post spawn and also skipping docks with them. They do look very interesting and I will give them a try once I put the hard jerkbaits away and post my thoughts on these. You probably won't see a TT review of these for quite sometime. Some baits, like the Dar...
by Heddonfrog
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Antares 2019?
Replies: 62
Views: 10432

Re: Antares 2019?

We here at TT certainly appreciate your honesty. I think I speak for everyone here to say sorry about your family members' declining health. Speaking solely for myself here; I will remember you and all the affected families when I pray. Prayer changes things-maybe not always solving the problem in ...
by Heddonfrog
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Antares 2019?
Replies: 62
Views: 10432

Re: Antares 2019?

Tactical Bassin just released a YouTube video talking about the new Antares. It was more like a Shimano ad than a review. I wish they would have talked more in-depth about it like casting distance, ergonomics, etc. They used to be pretty objective about their gear, but within the past year they hav...