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by slipperybob
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Bobber Help Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: BFS Bobber Help Needed

What most people don't know about bobbers is that one should use the long pencil bobbers for really small light weight lures. The concept is to be able to thread onto the long bobber on top and bottom. The long stem of these kinds of bobbers helps to prevent light lures and line from wrapping itself...
by slipperybob
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die

The best one is:

Tungsten falls at twice the speed of lead! :laugh1:

nah...they fall at the same speed pretty much in water. In a vacuum they fall at the same speed of gravity
by slipperybob
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Bobber Help Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: BFS Bobber Help Needed

Buy yourself the cheapest topwater lure like anything like a Spook puppy or Torpedo and remove all hardware and/or props. They make for the best casting bobbers and you can even play walk the dog, although it really wouldn't do much for that lure. yes if you really wanted to just use a spook and sli...
by slipperybob
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Major Craft Jigpara Spin Micro
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Major Craft Jigpara Spin Micro

Major Craft Jigpara Spin Micro has the name but it's not micro in any sense with a weight of 1/4 oz. It's size is 1" so it fits the profile, and it's quite really the first converted to ice fishing jig that's hot hot hot hot. Well from my first field day test and on the first drop of the lure, it ca...
by slipperybob
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Kenders T-Rip
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Kenders T-Rip

I finally had a chance to put the new Kenders T-Rip to use for some ice fishing. I actually took the treble off and installed a single hook to fish first. Originally my plan was to fish it as OEM, but I had to do the tweaked lure first. I did have an OEM in tackle box but left it alone. The larger o...
by slipperybob
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Kenders T-Rip
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Kenders T-Rip

So there's this new Kenders T-Rip micro lipless crank bait lure this year. It comes in two sizes, 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch in 1/32 oz. and 3/32 oz. respectively. Treble hook size is #16 and #14 and has a single hook to switch. Lure has a rattle chamber too. I like the profile look of these better than ...
by slipperybob
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Have You ever seen stupid fisherman like this???
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Have You ever seen stupid fisherman like this???

Looked like he was leveraging from the handle. It could've just been the camera angle, but it looks like just the way how he does.
by slipperybob
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: 2020 a year in review ...
Replies: 15
Views: 1619

Re: 2020 a year in review ...

Fishing was terrible as in political terrible. There was covid and then riots/protesting. Then more covid and then election. So my fishing was miniscule. On the other hand, I ended up spending mulah on gear. I got a great deal on close out on Curada 70's bought another Bantam MGL. Found some discoun...
by slipperybob
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ice Fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Ice Fishing

I'm still running a Marcum LX5.
by slipperybob
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ice Fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Ice Fishing

I used to be young and daring...two inches of ice was enough. :big grin:

I'm a bit more reserved now. I wait for solid 4 inches before I actually start walking out on the ice.
by slipperybob
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: IMX Pro ice rods
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: IMX Pro ice rods

Sorry I didn't see this post until now. The high end ice rod market is pretty big in some places. We have a dealer in MN that has someone making solid carbon blanks for them. The rods sell for $200-400+ and they can't seem to build enough. We worked with dealers like this to develop the Ice rods. S...
by slipperybob
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Yo-Zuri lipless fans ...
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Yo-Zuri lipless fans ...

That's about the only thing I would go to Wallyworld for is to find a secret stash of Yo-Zuri lures in a clearance box. Well maybe for undergarments too but, that's all.
by slipperybob
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line Diameter
Replies: 15
Views: 2807

Re: Line Diameter

It's because little kids don't know how to tie a knot and a simple overhand knot will cut into the line strength. So that 20# line is only good for one simple knot. Well of course the line itself is stronger than 20#. :big grin: Being the kid that started with 20# fishing line that almost landed mys...
by slipperybob
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Suffix 832 issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2277

Re: Suffix 832 issues

Every once in a while...Braids and fluorocarbon lines remind me that I have to pay extra attention to my knot tying. Fluorocarbon lines will slip. Braids will pinch and cut itself on the knot if it's not slipping.
by slipperybob
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line

Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line

Yeah, why so quiet about this line. Just saw that deliver is pending Dec. 29 on TW.

13 carrier...12 strands around a Gore strands.