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by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: GY Senko good alternatives?
Replies: 20
Views: 5561

Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Haven't used GYCB products in years.... Can't justify the price for a bait that tears that easy and IMHO doesn't catch any more fish than a YUM Dinger, Gambler Ace, or some other knock offs I've purchased at 1/2 the price of GYCB. Skipping a T-Rigged GYCB Senko is akin to burning money. :doh:
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Frogs and Flouro
Replies: 16
Views: 2318

Re: Frogs and Flouro

Don't do it!!! I can't tell you how many times I've had a tournament partner or buddy throw a frog with mono or fluoro 'in a pinch' because they weren't prepared. $$$$.$$ worth of lost fish later, they have all learned their lesson. I can't even imagine how many fish would be lost, missed, etc. tryi...
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Japan lure shop
Replies: 14
Views: 3546

Re: Japan lure shop

I've used Ichiban Tackle in the past with good success
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: TD-S "Greenie" original (circa 1997-98)
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: TD-S "Greenie" original (circa 1997-98)

A couple years ago I bought a pair of the TD-S 7' crankbait/spinnerbait composite rods, NWT off ebay for like $125 shipped or something like that because I had used those rods in the past with success. One comparison of those rods to some newer crank rods I had made me quickly decide to forego the T...
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: XX PP for small swimbaits?
Replies: 34
Views: 3799

Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Cracker wrote:How OROCHI XXX DESTRUCTION 70 would be good for those purposes?
http://www.megabass.co.jp/site/products/f7-70k/
Length 7'0"
Weight 158 g
Sub name DESTRUCTION 70
Lure capa 3/8 - 2oz.
Line capa 12 - 30lb.



I'd be interested in hearing about this as well.
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Broken Rod Streaks
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Broken Rod Streaks

Broke a Megabass Black Jungle Frog Rod on the hookset after fishing with it for only a few hours this past summer. First rod I've had break in years, which is kind of surprising considering my hookset and I fish a lot with braid in heavy cover a lot.
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Cush It Covers
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Cush It Covers

Wish they had some that were smaller than the monstrosities I've seen. Great idea, particularly for a saltwater rod!
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best wake cranks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2306

Re: Best wake cranks?

Not sure if this qualifies, but a Manns Mid-1 has been pretty good for me over the years. Lots of color options and a reasonable price.
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: What's Your Favorite Topwater Bait? ~~~~~~<:------<<
Replies: 50
Views: 8908

Re: What's Your Favorite Topwater Bait? ~~~~~~<:------<<

1/2oz buzzbait. Black Blade, black skirt. Couple different brands over the years. Don't throw it enough, but its definitely been a good big fish bait for me.
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: The luckycraft RC .05, and other smaller squarebills.
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: The luckycraft RC .05, and other smaller squarebills.

Bomber Square A 3/8oz. Small, inexpensive, and throw pretty decent on baitcasting gear.
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best Lipless Crankbait
Replies: 85
Views: 18836

Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

I've used a bunch (and bought even more) over the years. I've had some great days on a number of different brands and colors, but my favorites are definitely the XCaliburs and Team Daiwa Vibs.
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass V. Evergreen
Replies: 18
Views: 2679

Re: Megabass V. Evergreen

Alright so if i were to consider the Orochi XX, still curious what the diablo type R is like? whats its strengths and such? Now is definitely the time to try a XX with $100 off at Tackle Trap and other vendors. I have several XX Diablo Spec Rs. Use them for 3/8 - 3/4 spinnerbaits, 3/8-1/2 chatterba...
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Black Jungle 7'4" Power Versatile
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: Black Jungle 7'4" Power Versatile

Anybody use this rod for Whopper Plopper 130 and/or Deps Buzzjet?
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best rod for Whopper Plopper (sizes 110 and 130)
Replies: 11
Views: 2294

Re: Best rod for Whopper Plopper (sizes 110 and 130)

My $0.01 (not $0.02 because I don't throw a Plopper much)... I've thrown the 130 WP and Deps Buzzjet on a Megabass Black Jungle Deep Cranking and Slow Rolling rod and XX Perfect Pitch. The Black Jungle is rated lighter than both weigh but handles them pretty good, however, I use the Perfect Pitch ar...
by djd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Orochi XX - Extreme Mission Type F - Do I need it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2061

Re: Orochi XX - Extreme Mission Type F - Do I need it?

This is Tackle Tour, the correct answer is yes you need it. The correct answer was posted immediately ... see above. Just my $0.02 on the EMTF. IMHO, it is an incredible senko, fluke, northern style swim jig, and open hook swim bait (sweet spot is 1/4 - 3/8oz with up to 5" hollow belly swimbai...

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