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  2. I realize you're asking about spinning rig. But last week I was prepping for a creek fishing trip and pulled out a 5'6" casting rod a mounted an Shimano ALX baitcaster on it. It was so easy to fish I've taken it twice since then. I wouldn't go longer than 6'. The creek I fished was 15' to 50' in width but my combo allowed easy 25 yards cast with an 1/8 oz spinnerbait so it was a perfect fit.
  3. BPS World Wide Sportsman convertible fishing pants.
  4. price drop and no more PayPal fee
  5. That's just awful. I've got feelings for my Stradics ci4+'s that I can't fully explain.
  6. casts right, reels left with both casting and spinning outfits. KISS.
  7. Unfortunately the cold front in NJ brought some heavy damage with it.
  8. All I know is, no matter if you bring the entire garage plus the kitchen sink, if you aren't catching fish you will wish you had something else.
  9. Needing to thin the herd and looking to sell these two rods, price includes shipping in a hard rod tube. Payment via paypal fam/friends or add 4%. If you have any questions or want them shoot me a message. Interested in both? Then lets make a deal Champion 683C: Used but good condition, few minor scratches but nothing serious, cork sealed with U40. $155 Sierra 766: Like new condition, cork sealed with U40. $125
  10. Quick question about those spider slider heads. Do you use the 3/0 versions (classic) on your finesse wormZ? I paired a Zoom finesse worm with a 2/0 spider slider (pro) and the gap seemed too small
  11. No problem with winds knots yet. I've fished with it 10 to 12 trips, usually 6 to 9 hours a trip. I do occasionally apply KVD line conditioner and always after spooling it. Loose line is the popular cause of wind knots but I believe anytime I've had problems with them it was due to line twist. I use Spro power swivels when fishing spoons to prevent line twist. The 2500 is definitely going to be less problematic with it larger spool in my opinion. If I planned on casting 65 to 75 yards I'd choose the 2500 over a 1000 reel everyday. A 1000 holds 110 yards of #6 while the 2500 holds 200 yards of #6. My average cast with the 1000 is most likely 25 yards and under. Verify your line roller is rotating smoothly. Closing reel manually? Not everybody does.
  12. Spinning reel...LH only. Baitcast reel....either hand.
  13. Truly a man of good taste. 😜 Mike
  14. I wish they would. I go through crappie tubes something fierce when the bite is on. Would love to have some made of Elaztech so they wouldn’t tear up so quickly. I do catch a lot of bass in the spring in ponds on crappie tubes, though
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  16. It really doesn’t matter how you approach it. Bring as much crap as you want (rods, reels, baits) or just an outfit or two and a handful of baits. There are guys that catch plenty with both approaches. From the bank, I go as simple and as light as possible. From a boat, I’ll bring more stuff for what I expect the conditions to be and live with it. Besides, my boat isn’t close to being big enough to hold all the tackle I own - barely all fits in the garage as it is 😂
  17. Yeah I'm glad this heat wave is over, I live in Jersey and it' been brutal over the weekend, hopefully gonna get some fishin in after work this evening, good luck man!
  18. Zoom and Berkley Powergrubs are my favorite brands. My top 3 colors are: pumpkinseed, white, and chartreuse honorable mention: Kalin’s Ron’s Craw, which is dynamite here in AZ
  19. I'm moving from a Hobie PA14 to an Old Town Predator PDL 2020 off word of mouth and reports like the one @CountryboyinDC just posted. Ain't paying no tariff fees, Hobie. Thanks, though.
  20. MVP of topwaters for me is a Lucky Craft Sammy that has a green back, but a clear belly.
  21. Haha gotcha no worries. I had seen that pic on here twice and I thought "when did z man start making crappie tubes and how does he catch so many bass with them?"
  22. I have gone behind guy that were throwing white spinnerbaits down a stretch of bank with no bites. I make 3 casts with a bluegill pattern spinnerbait (green pumpkin, blue, orange) and catch a 4lber and 2 casts after that I catch a solid 3lb fish. The guys come up after a bit and asked what I was using and I told him a 1/2oz double willow spinnerbait, he then tells me they were throwing the same thing and not even a follow. I mentioned that I saw them throwing a white one and showed him my bait, he told me he only had white and white and chartreuse and so I gave him one of my baits in my "green gill" pattern (watermelon, green pumpkin, and blue). He makes the same run as before but this time he catches 3 bass, and ever since that day he always has different color spinnerbaits with him. I saw him late last month and he had 6 different colors of spinnerbaits in addition to the white one and told me white has been his least productive since I showed him how well my blue gill color worked. So I know without a doubt that fish have become conditioned to white spinnerbaits in my waters, I'm guessing it is that way in a lot of places because most everyone throws white spinnerbaits.
  23. Lol - if I’m going to a place with big bluegill or crappie, I’ll sometimes toss in a couple crappie jigs in a separate container so they don’t react with the Elaztech baits. That was a shot from this spring. I can get a better shot with everything outside the Zman bag if you want. Basics never change, just what is tossed inside for any given trip.
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