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by slipperybob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Casting rod for long casts light weights?
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Salmon rods...8.5' to 9.5' typical.
by slipperybob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix Legend & Avid
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: St Croix Legend & Avid

Thanks for all the input. And no, I haven't ruled out the LT series. I like them a lot. Can some of you in the know tell me the basic differences in materials from the Legend Elite to theLegend X, to the Legend Tournament series? Someone mentioned the Extreme and Tournament Inshore series. I like t...
by slipperybob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: the dying breed of US made rods
Replies: 27
Views: 1517

Re: the dying breed of US made rods

Many of us on TackleTour look for performance and also the mystique of products. Most US advertising for products talk about how much lone the reel holds or how a rod is unbreakable. Nothing truly about performance. I used to work at Gander Mountain a few years ago. This guy asked me about a walley...
by slipperybob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 25
Views: 4288

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

lures, lures, and oh, some more lures,...

Those fence posts in tight spots...
Those windy days of rod tip line wrapped...
Those foul bird nest...
Someone hooking your rod and dropping it off into the depths...

Worst of all...lost time...that could've been spent on more fishing. :big grin:
by slipperybob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...

Then there's always cheating part. The hybrid combination of putting both together, soft plastic onto the hardbait. Such a cheating method at times is just tipping the hardbait with a tiny bit of plastic. Although this may be the ultralight forum...cheating with a 1" tube rigged onto your trebl...
by slipperybob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 103
Views: 7541

Re: What's next for Shimano???

When are they gonna bring over clicker drag... http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/images/cache/4359/48041_feature1.jpg Exciting drag sound Mechanism that drag sounds. It is easy to judge whether or not the fish draws drag, bringing an advantage to the fight with the fish. Also, the refreshing drag sound a...
by slipperybob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Help pick UL/L rod...too many choices
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Help pick UL/L rod...too many choices

Us icefishing guys knows all about slippery slopes when glazed with ice and even in the early spring.

We wear cleats. The general populace likes Kahtoola Microspikes. I acually use Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra cleats.
by slipperybob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoon storage and hook swaps...
Replies: 28
Views: 620

Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

I've been a long time spoon user for pond stocked trout. I suppose half of what I use actually came from ice fishing spoons or either the flutter type or jigging type. Yet when casting distance involved for the bank fishing for pond stocked trout, jigging type with weight will get out there. While s...
by slipperybob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Picked up some new spoons...
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Picked up some new spoons...

Photographs are great!

They never do the full justice on spoons. One needs to see it in person to really really appreciate it.
by slipperybob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Fishing line diameter
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Fishing line diameter

If it's ripcord...they probably measured the full load stretched line ribbon out at the thinnest section.

Yes, every line is thinner when ribbon effect on the stretch. Some are...still more round than others.
by slipperybob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 103
Views: 7541

Re: What's next for Shimano???

Poisson wrote:
joekaz wrote:Tzlure mentions a scorpion Mgl and SLX Mgl.


.... A Curado/Scorpion 70 MGL would be a more interesting addition IMHO.


I would buy one or two almost right away. :big grin:
by slipperybob
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Casting vs. throwing your back out
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: Casting vs. throwing your back out

Coming from a spinning reel set up...I don't hard cast. It's always been a gentle type of casting stroke. Only enough for the magnetic weight transfers in the lures to get them going. When I first tried bait casting gear...yeah...that was a disaster of a bird nest. My spinning reel casting stroke wa...
by slipperybob
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: I Can't Explain It
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: I Can't Explain It

Awe dang...I remember one time I was in the mess of gar. It kept getting hard hits...fighting them half way to boat only to to get unbuttoned emptiness.

Till some live bait, and gar swallowed it and hooked.
by slipperybob
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What happened to my rods??
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: What happened to my rods??

LOL...at first I was gonna say, what happend to your reel seats fore grips and all...but... :lol:
by slipperybob
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: dock shooting rod
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: dock shooting rod

with 25-30 different rods, you may well be the authority in this area.

At most I will use an Ugly Stick of those 4'6" UL variety.

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