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  2. Mike @ DVT is a stand up guy that will get you hooked up and I really like the Rainshadow Eternity blanks
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  4. Daiwa Steez, Calcutta conquest are my 2 favorites. Zillion SV and Metanium MGL are great reels too.
  5. Bottom line......shipping rods isn't usually worth the money. Buy a rod for $200, use it twice, get $100 for it on here, pay $30 to ship it, eat the PP fees and pray it makes it in one piece. You make $65. Not worth it.
  6. I'm with WRB on San Vicenete. Pass on Hodges. It has been dead all year.
  7. Several decades ago, when "Flashers" were all the rage and too expensive for my wallet, I looked at the topography of the shoreline and "imagined" it as it went underwater...continued the slope, if you will. I also looked at the docks. Short docks = steeper drop/deeper water; long docks = flat, shallow water with slow tapers. Knowing your plantlife helps too. Reeds and cattails grow in hard bottoms, lily pads in softer, and so on. And finally, for decades, I would use "triangulation" to locate and "mark" spots. You locate at least 3 landmarks and make note of their relative locations when you find a spot. That way you can return to that spot by lining up those landmarks. When I got my first gps unit, that's how I entered all my waypoints - I revisited all those spots and entered them in my gps unit.
  8. I put a lot of time on the water and I change out mono twice a season and copoly once even though it likely wears out faster. I couldn't tell you if or when either 'needs' changing. In the grand scheme of things, the cost of line is right down there with hooks. I won't chance missing, or loosing fish to an affordable, replacement item. Kind of like replacing the tires on you car. You can hold out to get the full 60K out of a set, risking failure, or change them out at 45K and not concern yourself.
  9. When it comes to cranking, a floating line makes absolutely no difference in the running depth of the lure, line diameter is the determining factor. Matter of fact, most manufacturers use 10lb mono for their suggested running depth. Mono, however has more stretch than fluoro, so many anglers prefer it. I've used fluoro for cranking, but issues with memory and line breakage turned me off. I now use 10-12lb. Yo-Zuri Hybrid YltraSoft for all my cranking applications. I even have one reel spooled with 6lb. It's breaking point is well above the listed lb. test.
  10. Couple scores at Johnson. Picked up my first ever gar from the boardwalk pond on a Senko: And finally landed a good bass out of Fountains after a prolonged dry spell on a squarebill. 4.4 lbs, I absolutely love it's patterns and color, I was very happy to return this beautiful bass to the pond.
  11. Sup guys. I do allot of bank fishing in North West Broward. Mostly catching LMB and Snakeheads. If anyone ever wants to link up Pm me here. Rafael
  12. I have 2 of them and have been quite satisfied. I don't remember what I paid for them but they're fine.
  13. My main concern with building a 5' deep pond would be silt turning it into a 2' deep pond after a few years. My childhood pond went from 8-10' max to 5-6' max when some people built a house at the headwaters of the feeder creek which exposed a lot of silt for runoff. Real shame.
  14. If you ever get to Park Falls WI they always have a decent markdowns section. Near the Big Chip!
  15. yeah i get that a lot lol...but for anyone outside the Marines they call us former so I just go along with it. With fellow Marines we all know what we are. When it comes to public once we aren't active duty we're former Marines or nothing at all to them. Anyways back to bass fishing lol. Hope to see all you guys around the forum some time, Im waiting on a big catch, the New River is pretty slow right now and I don't believe in fish finders lol.
  16. Companies really only need to offer "3" sizes. Small, Medium & Large - Like Pants. Small is for Rubber Duckies & Pool Floats. Medium is for Kayaks, Canoes, Jon Boats & Surf Boards. And Finally Large (which is at Least 110lbs of thrust) is universally for every bass boat made. Your Welcome. A-Jay
  17. They are a bit different. the Sierra series is built with a tad bit slower graphite blank. I like both series, but here is how I justify if I am willing to spend roughly $90 more. If I want a really super sensitive rod for bottom bouncing baits like texas rigs or jigs I would spend the extra money. The Champion XP will transition faster from tip to backbone, and it will be a bit more sensitive. However if I wanted a rod for reaction baits like spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, chatterbaits etc I doubt I would see enough performance improvement to ever notice. I will liken them to G Loomis rods. My wife and I have each owned a pair of Spin Jig rods, some in GL2, GL3 and 2 IMXs. They are the exact same rod models in the different series. My wife owns the GL2s and can compete with me any day while I am fishing my GL3 and IMX rods. I can tell the difference in bottom sensitivity if I change from her GL2 to my IMX. I just feel more. That has never mattered to my wife. The GL2 rods she has are the best she has ever fished with. She loves them! We originally chose the different series only so we could tell them apart in the rod locker.
  18. Thank you for the suggestion but I have a feeling it would be cheaper to buy another one than to drive and pay for that!
  19. Hey! curious to hear how you guys did? I am heading up there for the week of July 4th and we will be trying to hit the smallies. Staying near Chippewa Bay. Any info will help. Thinking of dropshotting around Rocky points.
  20. Trades ?
  21. 2500 are popular and the standard bass size. I normally go smaller on my reels but I only go up to medium. The cusTom r versions are nice. Depending if you plan to use flouro with no leader over 8lb you may consider a 3000 due to the larger arbor size.
  22. Sweet............now silicone tubing will be going for 50.00 an inch...lol
  23. I saw the same thing you did slonezp on Eastern Marine's website.
  24. I own an 8 acre pond and get asked almost daily for permission to fish it. Unfortunately the answer is always no. The main reason is that it is located on my business property and my insurance policy will not allow it. Unfortunately, that is the world we live in. If someone gets hurt or dies on my property the personal injury lawyers will line up and clean me out and my Insurance will not cover any of it. To be honest, I don't want anyone else besides my friends and family out there anyway. We worked very hard to be able to afford this property and don't want a bunch of extra pressure on the fish from strangers. I always treat those that ask with the utmost respect since the did the right thing. Sadly many just ignore the Posted signs and sneak on. Those people get the Game Warden, who I have on speed dial. He likes crappie fishing and I like fast response time;)
  25. Have you ever been to Susquehanna Fishing Tackle. It used to be near the big mall on route 30 near Lancaster. It is now closer to Columbia PA. They carry a lot of different brands including Powell. That is where mine came from. However if you were willing to take a ride down to Anglers Express , which is located in Hunt Valley MD. they stock Powell, Dobyns, Irod and many more brands. Both shops are worth the trip. That would let you handle the rods and see what you like. I am lucky Anglers Express is about 20 minutes from my house. If you look them up they are very close to the MD State Fairgrounds. If you ever came down for the MD Bass Expo that ran from the 70's to around 2010 then you went right past the Padonia Rd Exit to get there. Eric is the owner and has built an awesome store in less than 2 years. SFT is great as well but has had 30+ years to grow. I was fishing with them and shopping in their original shop back in the late 80's and early 90's. Basically ever since. Their newest shop is about an hour from my current home
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