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by Heronimo
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?
Replies: 351
Views: 220262

Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

I fish spinning reels primarily and have/had Okuma's, Daiwa's, Shimano's, Pflueger's and most recently the Ardent Forge. I reach for my Daiwa's and Pflueger Supreme MGX first and foremost but find myself using the Ardent for my light line fishing- 1000 series for trout and panfish is phenomenal. Dra...
by Heronimo
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for some baits
Replies: 21
Views: 2666

Re: Looking for some baits

anyone use the Damiki DC 100? Just curious.
by Heronimo
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time to settle it once and for all.
Replies: 21
Views: 3667

Re: Time to settle it once and for all.

I fish Owner Rip'N Minnow's for Smallmouth early in the season. With stock Owner hooks on them, I've had 3 lb smallmouth bend the rear treble. Never had one straighten out, but I have had them bend hooks.
by Heronimo
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: prop baits
Replies: 18
Views: 8395

Re: prop baits

I have a handful of different props and the only one's I've ever caught fish with are Heddon Baby Torpedo for smallies, Smithwich Devil for pickerel and Savage Gear Prop Prey in black for nighttime bass fishing. I have skitter props, Kelly J's, Mirrolure and a buzzjet jr, nothing on those.
by Heronimo
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: What's your thoughts on bed fishing?
Replies: 120
Views: 23527

Re: What's your thoughts on bed fishing?

I personally don't do it. In NJ, they close bodies of water during trout stocking, why not close bass fishing for a couple of weeks during the spawn?
by Heronimo
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: mono?
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

Re: mono?

Sufix line isn't junk and it won't degrade on you. I use 8lb test on my spinning gear for jerk and finesse topwater fishing and it's a dream to handle.
by Heronimo
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: mono?
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

Re: mono?

true mono not a copoly? Try a German Perlon based line like DAM Tectan. Copoly- try Sufix Elite.
by Heronimo
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Favorite Pre-Packaged Easy to Use Catfish Bait
Replies: 12
Views: 4182

Re: Favorite Pre-Packaged Easy to Use Catfish Bait

Put a piece of hotdog on your hook.
by Heronimo
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: wacky hook
Replies: 52
Views: 24732

Re: wacky hook

I like circle hooks when I wacky rig. Owner inline circle is the one I use in 1/0.
by Heronimo
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: unweighted beast hooks
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: unweighted beast hooks

I like the unweighted with soft jerkbaits. I use them on the KVD caffeine shad to ensure I can get a good hookset on long casts. Also, the heavier weight of the hook gives it a slightly faster fall on the pause. If you use the Havoc Sickfish, the unweighted beast hook is one of the few that works we...
by Heronimo
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: small jerkbaits
Replies: 15
Views: 4017

Re: small jerkbaits

I also love the Owner jerks in small sizes. I recently started using the Baker lures, JLD1 series, which is 2 1/2" and 1/4 oz. Top notch! Great finishes, pretty good stock hooks and real nice action in the water. I throw them in 40-60 degree water as well as in warmer water for trout on large freshw...
by Heronimo
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Replacement hooks for jerkbaits
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

Re: Replacement hooks for jerkbaits

Mustad KVD short or Owner st-36. That is all.
by Heronimo
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has Anybody Dealt with Outlet Bait and Tackle?
Replies: 17
Views: 5545

Re: Has Anybody Dealt with Outlet Bait and Tackle?

same here. When they have 70% off sales, I load up on Kut Tails and spoons. Fast shipping and they're a real company in the Midwest with real customer service. Order away.
by Heronimo
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Your top 3 soft plastics
Replies: 130
Views: 60836

Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Netbait T-Mac
KVD caffeine shad 5"
KVD fat baby finesse worm
by Heronimo
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Original Rapala Floater
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: Original Rapala Floater

I use F-5 and F-7's on the Delaware and other rivers when water is low and clear to target smallies. Can't be beat. I use the silver/chartreuse color you referenced along with the white/chartreuse. My favorite color is the Vampire color, discontinued, but can be found if you look around.