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by NormanD
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Length in Kayak vs canoe
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Rod Length in Kayak vs canoe

I have tried kayak specific rods with shorter handles and didn't like them. I fish with my Dobyns swimbait 795 and 806 rods sitting down without any problems. You might need to experiment with what works best for you.
by NormanD
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Single hook VS Treble hook
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: Single hook VS Treble hook

I have switched to using singles on almost everything. I always weigh the stock hook and replace it with an appropriate sized (weight) single. In fairness, I don't use jerkbaits very often if ever. I do think singles do better than trebles in grass, but that doesn't mean you aren't going to pick up ...
by NormanD
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

I do think they tend to dampen the action. However, if you are fishing the bait slower for less active fish then the feathers do add some attraction.

Lots of good videos on how to tie feathered trebles. You can knock out a dozen or so very quickly.
by NormanD
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bird From Today
Replies: 12
Views: 15064

Re: Bird From Today

fantastic photo
by NormanD
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo
Replies: 10
Views: 4804

Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Another vote for braid to mono/flouro leader.
by NormanD
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where can I get custom feather tied trebles?
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: Where can I get custom feather tied trebles?

You could go to a fly fishing shop, but that will cost you. It is not that expensive to get a minimal set up and tie them yourself. Lots of info on how to DIY on YouTube.
by NormanD
Mon May 20, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crankbaits rod For ToPwATers
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Crankbaits rod For ToPwATers

I do use cranking rods for topwater, at least spook style baits. The old Loomis fiberblend 845's fished a spook jr. like it was designed for the bait. I currently am using Dobyns 805's and feel that they are better in my hands than any of the Loomis rods I tried. In my case, fishing for spotted seat...
by NormanD
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bird Photography
Replies: 6
Views: 5275

Re: Bird Photography

Wow. Stunning. Those are "contest winning photo" worthy.
by NormanD
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: New kayaks!!
Replies: 6
Views: 6337

Re: New kayaks!!

Yes, and while I have considered using an inflatable because of comfort I haven't gotten around to trying one. Certainly a viable option and the best PFD is the one that you will actually use.
by NormanD
Sat May 26, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: New kayaks!!
Replies: 6
Views: 6337

Re: New kayaks!!

Congrats on the new kayaks. With high back seats, I would recommend an Astral V-Eight. It has a high back that works well for me with the seat back on my Hobie Outback
by NormanD
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns 705cb or loomis imx pro 845cbr
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Re: Dobyns 705cb or loomis imx pro 845cbr

I think it may come down to personal preference. I have 3 Loomis CBR845's, but not the IMX Pro. I don't throw crankbaits very often. I use them for topwater. IMO, they make a great spook jr. rod. I don't like how they fish with a full size spook. The rods really shine when you hook up. I have an 805...
by NormanD
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Opinions on Core 50mg7
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: Opinions on Core 50mg7

The Core 50 is a special little reel. As far as the "it" factor, it does it for me. I never felt that the CU50 had "it", at least for me. Sold the CU50E's, still have the Cores.
by NormanD
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Hooks/Split Rings
Replies: 10
Views: 7653

Re: Hooks/Split Rings

Owner split rings. Currently using the VMC inline singles.
by NormanD
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide (Part1): Reels and Rods
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide (Part1): Reels and Rods

Always look forward to the Gift Guide series. Thanks Tackle Tour
by NormanD
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Walking Baits: Top 5 Walk-The-Dog Picks
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

Re: The Walking Baits: Top 5 Walk-The-Dog Picks

I would have to include the Gunfish as far as where I fish. Great lure.

I am hoping Reaction Innovations will come back out with the Barely Legal.

Super Spooks and Jrs. are the real deal for me.