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by Cal
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: iRod Leans into the Power of the Sea with the SWC794C-H Poe's Mag Stick
Replies: 0
Views: 33

iRod Leans into the Power of the Sea with the SWC794C-H Poe's Mag Stick

iRod Leans into the Power of the Sea with the SWC794C-H Poe's Mag Stick http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featureban_irodkaimanaswc794ch.jpg Introduction: Matt Newman doesn't make baits, but he does own a fishing rod company. An avid big bait fisherman, when he caught wind of our 2021 Rat Rumble, ...
by Cal
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: RatRumble : Bigg Nasty Baits's Nat Rat
Replies: 0
Views: 143

RatRumble : Bigg Nasty Baits's Nat Rat

RatRumble : Bigg Nasty Baits's Nat Rat http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featureban_biggnastybaitsnatrat.jpg Introduction: Bigg Nasty Baits out of Northern California is relatively new to the bait making game, but obviously not to the world of big baits. A strong advocate for the local bass fishin...
by Cal
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: An Under the Radar, Quality Trailer Bait : Reins Ax Craw
Replies: 0
Views: 112

An Under the Radar, Quality Trailer Bait : Reins Ax Craw

An Under the Radar, Quality Trailer Bait : Reins Ax Craw http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featureban_reinsaxcraw.jpg Introduction: Soft plastic trailer baits are generally designed to exaggerate the appearance of a crawdad in defensive posture. As a result, the vast majority feature large, out of...
by Cal
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Power Tackle's "The One" for Big Baits : 4.5XXH
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Power Tackle's "The One" for Big Baits : 4.5XXH

goldrod wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:10 am
This sounds like an interesting rod.
I went to the website and it was as described in terms of labeling.
Still it sounds like something I would try
Fun stick to be sure!
by Cal
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Power Tackle's "The One" for Big Baits : 4.5XXH
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Power Tackle's "The One" for Big Baits : 4.5XXH

Power Tackle's "The One" for Big Baits : 4.5XXH http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featureban_powertackle45xxh.jpg Introduction: Following on our successful experience with Power Tackle's The One 04MH, we wanted to dive just a little deeper into the manufacturer's latest series and sample a stick w...
by Cal
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: RatRumble : The Waking Dead – Illude’s Zombie Rat
Replies: 0
Views: 131

RatRumble : The Waking Dead – Illude’s Zombie Rat

RatRumble : The Waking Dead – Illude’s Zombie Rat http://tackletour.com/images22/featurebanilludezombierat.jpg Introduction: It has been almost exactly one year since I wrote about the Illude Rad Rat, a lure I called “my favorite topwater custom swimbait,” and the very bait that made me fall in lov...
by Cal
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: MONSTERBASS Launches a Mean Popper, the Mad Max
Replies: 1
Views: 249

MONSTERBASS Launches a Mean Popper, the Mad Max

MONSTERBASS Launches a Mean Popper, the Mad Max http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featurebanmonsterbass.jpg Introduction: Monsterbass is known by anglers primarily as a fishing subscription service that delivers a bag of baits each month from well known brands designed for targeting bass. While th...
by Cal
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Bipidy-Boppidy-Boop, Ark's Brandon Cobb's Fairy Wand is Not a Childhood Fable
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Bipidy-Boppidy-Boop, Ark's Brandon Cobb's Fairy Wand is Not a Childhood Fable

Bipidy-Boppidy-Boop, Ark's Brandon Cobb's Fairy Wand is Not a Childhood Fable http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featureban_arkcobb73mlxs.jpg Introduction: In the few short years we've known about the company, ARK Fishing International has been as aggressive in their growth as a largemouth bass on ...
by Cal
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Big'un from this morning...
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Big'un from this morning...

=D> =D> =D>
by Cal
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Swimbait Reel Speed?
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Swimbait Reel Speed?

I don't really look at the numbers except when listing the spec's in each reel's review. Otherwise, I string them up, tie on the baits I want to fish and see how the baits behave during a retrieve. If it's too fast, just slow the pace of your retrieve until the bait is swimming in a manner that feel...
by Cal
Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Swimbait Reel Speed?
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Swimbait Reel Speed?

In general, I fish faster reels with most glides, slower reels with wake baits and crank downs and most soft plastics. It's easier to slow your retrieve with a fast reel than it is to speed up with a slow reel... at least it is for me. My suggestion is to fish what you have and see if you can make i...
by Cal
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Designed to Smash Green Monsters, the iRod Croaker Crusher Frog Rod
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Designed to Smash Green Monsters, the iRod Croaker Crusher Frog Rod

Designed to Smash Green Monsters, the iRod Croaker Crusher Frog Rod http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featureban_irodcroakercrusher.jpg Introduction: We do our best to keep an eye on manufacturers with whom we're familiar, but sometimes, new developments slip by our spies and watchers. One such de...
by Cal
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 21' Calcutta Conquest 100 vs 200
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: 21' Calcutta Conquest 100 vs 200

freelancer27 wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:33 pm
Cal wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:58 am
Before I forget to reply... they’re the same :)
Would you say there is a difference in smoothness between the two?

I had the 201 HG CC DC and sold jt after 3 months because it got grindy.

Thanks Cal!
None of my conquest reels have ever felt grindy 🤷‍♂️
by Cal
Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 21' Calcutta Conquest 100 vs 200
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: 21' Calcutta Conquest 100 vs 200

Before I forget to reply... they’re the same :)
by Cal
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 21' Calcutta Conquest 100 vs 200
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: 21' Calcutta Conquest 100 vs 200

Hi Cal, Can you advise if the frame diameter of the 2021 Conquest 201 is the same size as the 2020 Conquest DC 201? Somehow I am getting the impression that the 21 Conquest 201 has a smaller frame size that the 20 Conquest DC 201 despite both reels have similar line capacity. Is that correct? Thank...