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by smalljaw
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zona and Lews
Replies: 34
Views: 1221

Re: Zona and Lews

Which begs the question, if all of these guys are “fishing on Daddy’s money” (another well known trope), why do they have to follow the highest $$$? :roll: How many people turn down MORE money???? So what you’re telling me is men don’t mind the chains wrought by their own choices? They are doing th...
by smalljaw
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zona and Lews
Replies: 34
Views: 1221

Re: Zona and Lews

Johnny A wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:34 am
Which begs the question, if all of these guys are “fishing on Daddy’s money” (another well known trope), why do they have to follow the highest $$$? :roll:

How many people turn down MORE money????
by smalljaw
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Plastic Hellgramites
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Plastic Hellgramites

Nikko is a good option, but I prefer the baits from a custom company called River Rock Baits. Located in the States, great customer service, and fantastic soft plastics - especially the hellgramite. You should definitely check them out. I've caught crazy amounts of smallies on them. This^^^^^!!! Th...
by smalljaw
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Discontinued Hard Baits
Replies: 12
Views: 1960

Re: Discontinued Hard Baits

The Mann's Waker Elite, the best wake crank ever made!!! What makes it so good is that you can burn it and it only goes 3" deep and it doesn't blow out. Every other wake crank I've tried, including the Buzzjet and Buzzjet Jr., either blows out at high speed or ends up diving too deep. Another bait h...
by smalljaw
Tue May 12, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Finesse Shaky Heads?
Replies: 15
Views: 3650

Re: Finesse Shaky Heads?

3 inch worm on a 1/16 shaky head jig, I fish it on a St. Croix Legend panfish 7ft light extra fast with a Daiwa Exist with Sufix 4lb Nano Braid and 4 lb Ultragreen leader, might cause an uproar but it will humble the "NED RIG". Bingo! That's exactly what I like them for, makes a great weedless not-...
by smalljaw
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Finesse Shaky Heads?
Replies: 15
Views: 3650

Re: Finesse Shaky Heads?

Drakestar wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:50 pm
smalljaw wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:44 am
I make a 1/16oz and a 1/8oz shaky head with both a size #1 and a 1/0 light wire flat eye hook. The screw lock I use is a small diameter so you can use pretty thin worms on it.
Do you sell them?
I sent you a PM.
by smalljaw
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Finesse Shaky Heads?
Replies: 15
Views: 3650

Re: Finesse Shaky Heads?

I make a 1/16oz and a 1/8oz shaky head with both a size #1 and a 1/0 light wire flat eye hook. The screw lock I use is a small diameter so you can use pretty thin worms on it.
by smalljaw
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Storm Arachi Glide discontinued?
Replies: 7
Views: 2736

Re: Storm Arachi Glide discontinued?

That isn't surprising in the least. First of all you aren't going to lose many of them so anglers don't have to keep replacing them. Then you look at the bait itself, how many are sold north of the Mason Dixon Line?
by smalljaw
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Everything SpinnerbaiT!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: Everything SpinnerbaiT!!

It isn't as much the body of water as it is the conditions. Water clarity and sky conditions will dictate blade type more than baitfish or cover will. A lot of variables but a few general things to help that you can add to trial and error. Calm water, no wind during bright sunny skies is a condition...
by smalljaw
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Brian Schmidt Bait's Version of the RPO : The Hybrid Football Jig
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Re: Brian Schmidt Bait's Version of the RPO : The Hybrid Football Jig

The first sentence you wrote on your impressions should be corrected. You said, "Football jigs are characterized by big beefy hooks", you should have started that sentence with "most" rather than a blanket statement. I guess making jigs for more than 20 years makes me a little OCD about them but it ...
by smalljaw
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Spinner/Chatter/Swimjig vs Squarebill
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: Spinner/Chatter/Swimjig vs Squarebill

All of those options are good search baits. I also don't think you can look at your tackle selection and wonder if there should be something else you can throw. The type of angler you are you need to keep your selection narrowed down and focus on different ways to fish each bait. To know which one t...
by smalljaw
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Hair jig help
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Re: Hair jig help

I fish hair jigs like you fish a fly: no contact with the bottom. I use marabout mostly with a 1/8 oz head. I drift them over fish with almost no movement using the wind or the current. I use a 7 1/2 feet spinning rod (light) 10 pound braid with a long leader. I fish them in 3 to 6 feet of water (v...
by smalljaw
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Hair jig help
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Re: Hair jig help

slow is the way to go most of the time. A lot depends on conditions and then trial and error. For example, when fishing a small bucktail jig the way I'm using it will be different depending on water temp and weather. If the water is in the low to mid 40s and the weather is stable, a slow drag and oc...
by smalljaw
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Hair jig help
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Re: Hair jig help

It depends on what you mean by "hair jigs". I do a lot of hair jig fishing but 95% is cold water smallmouth in winter and early spring. I use jigs from 1/16oz up to 1/4oz mostly, there are some exceptions like warm water presentation but that is another discussion. If you are looking at something li...
by smalljaw
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned Rod
Replies: 49
Views: 10064

Re: Ned Rod

892 glx, but i dont go lower than 3/16 You fishing a jig worm or shaky head, Ned rig doesn't go past 1/8oz. I have some 1/6oz ZMan Finesse TRD Ned heads, so it does go past 1/8oz, but not much further. If you noticed Z-Man calls them a "Shroomz" head, not a Ned head. In-Fisherman had a write up on ...