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by dhottle
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL
Replies: 43
Views: 2558

Re: Bantam MGL

lgmouthgambler what size is the hawgtech handle that you have on the bantam, do you need any other hardware or with the origional handle nut work out? thanks im wanting to up size the handle on a few of mine and dont really know what route i want to go yet. I have the XG model, but I dont like big ...
by dhottle
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensitive Moving Bait Rods
Replies: 20
Views: 1079

Re: Sensitive Moving Bait Rods

I think jerkbaits are the trickiest of the bunch. Finding the perfect tip speed for not over or under working various style and depth baits, yet having a blank that will properly load and flex deep enough (not to deep), to keep fish pinned. I believe sensitivity is a little more important here than...
by dhottle
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Spiderwire Stealth smooth 12
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Spiderwire Stealth smooth 12

doomtrprz71 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:11 pm
So what happened to this line, the listings disappeared from tackle warehouse?
According to Tackle warehouse the manufacturer discontinued the line. Buddy had it on backorder & they email him that reply.
by dhottle
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Double duty for muskie fishing - Expride 73XH?
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Double duty for muskie fishing - Expride 73XH?

Take a look at the Kistler Helium 3 MOD 7'10" 3/8 to 3 oz. It's on sale for $219.95 and covers all the bases you are looking for. I have bought two of them & they are the real deal for what your trying to accomplish. I believe it's available in a 7'6" also.
by dhottle
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL
Replies: 43
Views: 2558

Re: Bantam MGL

I have two PG, two XG & two HG. Four brakes on & adjust the dial from 2.5 plus or minus works for me. I pair then up with mostly Z bones & Helium 3 and a couple of customs. I sold all my mets for Bantam money.
by dhottle
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Erie smallie party
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Erie smallie party

Me like.
by dhottle
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite Rattle Traps
Replies: 18
Views: 2038

Re: Favorite Rattle Traps

SK red eye shad 3/4 oz in sexy shad color with upgraded hooks & split rings. I caught my first DD largemouth on one.
by dhottle
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 19 Certate LT or JDM Exist
Replies: 10
Views: 1504

Re: 19 Certate LT or JDM Exist

Kurt L wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Caught a bunch more on the Certate today and it's still butter smooth :D

Kurt
Based on my experience with 5 certates your reel will stay butter smooth.
by dhottle
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Your favorite rod taper for Jerkbaits
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Your favorite rod taper for Jerkbaits

I like a medium heavy moderate action high modulus rod for use with braid & a leader. I have an Otterrods built on a St Croix 7'2" legend extreme blank The better quality rods are more crisp handling when working the bait. When I'm using straight fluoro I like a medium heavy X fast LEXF-3MH-70 Z bon...
by dhottle
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1470
Views: 313138

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Every once in a while I run into these wrecking balls by accident. Fishing up in 2-3’ of water throwing a jerkbait for trout and saw some small bait start skipping, so I cast a Flash Minnow right into the middle of them. Two twitches and the drag started screaming! Before I could even get to the re...
by dhottle
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 17590

Re: ICAST 2019

How can I get into i-cast? I'm not in the fishing trade, per say, though I did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express... sorry couldn't resist. But seriously, I'd like to go. I do have a certification and side business as an archery instructor. Do you did I could get in claiming my interest is in bow-fishi...
by dhottle
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Good jerkbait that’s better than a 110 or pointer?
Replies: 20
Views: 2765

Re: Good jerkbait that’s better than a 110 or pointer?

I'll also add that if you can't catch them on a 110 or pointer, I don't think switching to another bait will yield the results your looking for. Both are top notch and produce fish all year long at every lake I fish. This makes a lot of sense. Maybe your problem is depth control rather than bait se...
by dhottle
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Opinions on the Duo Realis 120SP?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Opinions on the Duo Realis 120SP?

[/quote] Awesome thanks man! And to be clear we’re talking about the Vision 110? I prefer that setup to a multiple rattle sound like a rattle trap, my most hated bait to throw lol. Sounds like you throw them both how does it hold up compared to the Vision 110 and is there a temp or situation, ie pos...
by dhottle
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 2401

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

I carry a cutoff wooden dowel to wrap the braid around. Pulling snags loose from a locked down spool or thumbing the spool just cause braid dig ins & subsequent breakage.
by dhottle
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Opinions on the Duo Realis 120SP?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Opinions on the Duo Realis 120SP?

The 110 has a loud rattle just like a duo 120sp. They both sound like a one knocker rather than multiple smaller beads. I do a lot of jerkbait fishing & the duo 120sp is a winner. Sharp hooks, good color selections and a fish catcher.