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by Drew03cmc
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Alternatives to my rod
Replies: 27
Views: 3048

Re: Alternatives to my rod

I have, indeed, but would need to find a blank, maker, etc. The Xfast part isn't a big deal and I'm trying to avoid dropping 4 bills on it, but if need be. The Destroyers are gorgeous and would work well, but damn they're pricey. The Steez Liberator, I've never seen. I'll have to check it out. Wasn...
by Drew03cmc
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Alternatives to my rod
Replies: 27
Views: 3048

Re: Alternatives to my rod

Hey Andy, have you considered a custom rod? Gonna send the screw tomorrow, btw. I have, indeed, but would need to find a blank, maker, etc. The Xfast part isn't a big deal and I'm trying to avoid dropping 4 bills on it, but if need be. The Destroyers are gorgeous and would work well, but damn they'...
by Drew03cmc
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Alternatives to my rod
Replies: 27
Views: 3048

Re: Alternatives to my rod

Polkfish1 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:43 pm
Hey Andy:

Sure someone here can help you out. Maybe post a bit more about the rod you’re using. I for one have no experience with the model you’re refering to so can’t offer much advice for a good alternative.
It's a 6'3 M Xfast Loomis 10-17, 3/8-1/2 rating.
by Drew03cmc
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Alternatives to my rod
Replies: 27
Views: 3048

Re: Alternatives to my rod

I used to think I should only use rods over 7', the longer the better, weight and balance be damned. I'm 6' tall and now all my favorite sticks range from 6'4" to 6'10". Most of the extra length in the 7 footers I use most is in the handle. I've found that especially for jerkbaits, poppers, walking...
by Drew03cmc
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Alternatives to my rod
Replies: 27
Views: 3048

Re: Alternatives to my rod

I don’t know if I can help you or not, but can you explain why you’re anxious to stick with such a short rod? Is it because it’s easier to use in the yak? 6’3 is extremely short by current standards, and I’ve found no drawbacks to longer rods in terms of working even topwaters or jerkbaits (even in...
by Drew03cmc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite small spinnerbait
Replies: 15
Views: 7080

Re: Favorite small spinnerbait

ShimanoFan wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Take a watch on this video and what happens when a large bass strikes V shaped spinners... underwater footage shows something interesting...

https://youtu.be/ybopUwSuiS8
How far into the video?
by Drew03cmc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite small spinnerbait
Replies: 15
Views: 7080

Re: Favorite small spinnerbait

QUAKEnSHAKE wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Strike King Rocket Shad
Length /height the 1/4,3/8,1/2 Rocket Shads are smaller than the 3/16 Pond Magic.
May check into them. When wading, I often use a single rod so I'm carrying baits in my pocket and what not, smaller is good. Thanks for the heads up on some of these guys.
by Drew03cmc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Who regularly throws small 3/16-1/4 spinnerbaits?
Replies: 20
Views: 14548

Re: Who regularly throws small 3/16-1/4 spinnerbaits?

I often do. I love a 1/4oz in shallow water early in the year. I need to grab a couple Super Eruption Jr and Cambios in 1/4 and I'm happy.
by Drew03cmc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite small spinnerbait
Replies: 15
Views: 7080

Favorite small spinnerbait

I'm not talking a 1/4oz standard frame bait. I'm talking Pond Magic, Mini King, etc. I do a lot of wading in small creeks around Kansas City and even Ozark creeks you can't really float, even in good water. I found the Pond Magic to be good, but the little willow blades seem to foul really easily. I...
by Drew03cmc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?
Replies: 18
Views: 7673

Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

I'm curious if something like a 3" Grub may work. It wouldn't offer much in the way of buoyancy. But should give some tail action.
by Drew03cmc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Small Glidebait
Replies: 11
Views: 7832

Re: Small Glidebait

by Drew03cmc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Favorite dock rig on spinning rod
Replies: 18
Views: 12178

Re: Favorite dock rig on spinning rod

Favorite? Now, let's not get carried away. I often use an RI Little Dipper on an Owner 1/8 Twistlock or a Flick Shake on a weedless 1/16 wacky hook or a soft stick bait weightless T-Rigged...all of these slay at the right time, but honestly, as long as they're biting, I'll take all of the above.
by Drew03cmc
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels
Replies: 52
Views: 59280

Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

I've been moving towards Daiwa and Lew's. The midgrade reels from both are incredible. I'm shocked the totals are as low as they are from $200-250.
by Drew03cmc
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Small Glidebait
Replies: 11
Views: 7832

Re: Small Glidebait

MisterQ wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Why not the new Jointed Claw 128?
5 inches, 3/4 oz

Any updates on these? They look great.
by Drew03cmc
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 3700

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

Sometimes I have discovered it is easier to break off than to risk damage to a $200 reel.