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  2. Wow i just saw the g.loomis classic series. They are exactly what i am looking for. How are g.loomis rods in terms of power? For a 2 rod system should i get the heavy and medium heavy? I see theres not much lure weight difference between the medium and medium heavy
  3. The money's gone but I still expect a product that works and is free from manufacturing defects just like anything else I buy. Back on the topic. I have several 110's and they've held up well except for the hooks.
  4. Don't the Mag Bass tapers have a softer tip? I've never used one but from my research in trying to understand what "Mag Bass" means I've come to understand that it's a rod with a softer action, especially in the tip section.
  5. If it weren't for lots of broke and lost lures, I'd probably have to find new excuses to spend so much time and money on tw.com. It's all about perspective....how you look at it.....to me, it's not a broken bait; it's an excuse to replace it with three new ones
  6. Try a weightless fluke, 4" grub on a 1/8 oz jig head, or a floating jerkbait. Those should all stay above the grass. Also, don't forget about topwater.
  7. I would order one of the classic Loomis 6 foot casting rods in GL3, IMX or GLX and be done, they are going to be the best out there as 6 footers are getting hard to find, and they are still in production. or i just looked at St Croix's website and they make a 6 foot med power Avid, which would be awesome as well.
  8. There is a lot of markup but at the same time I don't get the feeling that it's a very profitable industry. In reality, it's almost impossible to make a rod that's noticeably better than other rods on the market. The only way to differentiate your product from the competition is through marketing which is probably where most of the cost of a rod goes. Same is probably true for Reels/Line/Lures...etc Occasionally, I search the web for wholesale Chinese manufactures just to see how much it cost to buy a generic tackle wholesale. Last time I did this for rods, I found a manufacture where you could buy rods from $15 to $55 each with a minimum order of 50 rods. The $55 rods were high modulus graphite with fuji components and premium cork just like you would expect in a high end rod. I'm sure if you ordered several thousand you could get them for even less.
  9. Just to start a discussion: Are there any well known fishermen that you think would have done well if they had gone down the Tourney Pro route? I'm a big fan of Al Lindner and I've often wondered how we would have fared if he had stuck with Bass tournaments. He won a couple, and then decided to devote himself to In-Fisherman (for which I'm glad). Back in those days a yankee on the tournament trail was a rare thing.
  10. lol when i buy a fishing lure i fully accept that money is gone forever... you could lose it any number of ways
  11. That is a great deal.. I already have a Dobyns waiting for a reel. But at that price I’d be trying out the reel and getting the rod for $26. Any reviews on the rod? The only option left on American legacy is 7’ 2” heavy. I do need a real heavy stick.. will this work? My dobyns fury 704 isn’t as heavy as I had thought so it’s now an all around texas rig/jig rod.
  12. What about us poor kayak anglers? Imagine the terror it would inflict seeing a out of control boat getting closer and closer as you try to pedal or paddle out of the way. Clearly the guy lacked common sense. No life jacket was his choice and his life to loose in the end. The lack of using the safety lanyard puts others at risk and shouldn't be excused. He should be fined and his boat should be impounded for the fishing season to teach him a lesson.
  13. 20% off with code EASTER19 at that big fish place in the land of Kentucky
  14. I know, my wrists also get sore but i dont really feel it when im fishing. I feel them the next day lol I prefer regular butts over pistols but ill take what i can find.
  15. Aren't all guys paranoid about running out of battery power? I know I am. The toy that prompted this thread is most likely out of my price range, plus I don't have power poles or talons on my boat, plus I don't even have a smart phone to manage the ap - I'm still a flip phone guy. But - if I had all those things, I'd be interested in a method of keeping track of where my battery power was going - these days electronics eat up a little more power (so I"ve heard) I've always wondered about a charging system that charged/topped of your boat batteries while driving down the road using your tow vehicle's alternator. Many years ago In-fisherman ran an article about that, but I don't remember much other than it was possible.
  16. I don't plan to use this $15 off $200 code. Please post in thread if you use it so others don't bother trying tgc9xjajdepf must redeem by June 30, 2019
  17. On the water when I take someone with me, I leave spots that I know have fish on them so that they can have that opportunity to catch something. I had this one time where I had trolling motor issues and just sat in back of the boat and used the motor to putt around to make sure the guy with me had the chance to catch fish. Just small stuff but I always want the person I invite along to have a good time when they perhaps don't have that chance to go alot.
  18. We'd be sicker if all this great tackle wasn't profitable for the makers, and it went away.
  19. If you go with the pistol grip rods, I hope you have wrists of steel - or carbon fiber - or whatever is high tech & strong. Back in the day when I had a couple of pistol grip rods, my wrists would be worn out by the end of the day - often enough that I kept Alieve in my tackle box. I'd take the previous suggestion of getting a 6'6" rod and adjusting it with a hack saw, mostly because of the straight handle.
  20. I try to be kind always in my day to day life. I don't need any recognition, nor do I need to advertise. Kids make it easy to be kind. It's the jerks out there that are the challenge. Be kind to them, and they might surprise you.
  21. I've heard it's one of the worst industries when it comes to markups. It makes sense when you really look at this stuff objectively though. How much ACTUAL difference is there between a $100 reel or rod vs. a $700 rod or reel? From a materials and manufacturing perspective, there's very little cost difference. They're smart though. They'll make the $700 rod or reel "feel" much better just by using a few upgraded parts and processes that barely cost them anything but do make a noticeable difference in performance. The real magic is in the promotion and marketing. Technical sounding buzzwords ("rigidity" seems to be one of the current hype words) and names that involve numbers and letters (men love this stuff). Think cars. Porsche 911 Turbo S, Audi R8 etc... Rods/reels 894c, 100sv, 50E etc...
  22. And then cover them with an oil based bass scent and it will not happen again.
  23. At least on the Potomac, I look for flats adjacent to deeper water because they warm quickly under the sun and whether they are spawning, getting ready, or just roaming around in the warmer water it seems to be where will be in general.
  24. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lithium-mine-oil-sands/
  25. I was given about 30-40 worth of hooks, plastics, and two frogs by the guy who taught me how to throw a baitcaster. He showed me a lot and from that I’ve helped others. Given a way baits, sold reels below asking price. I love the reactions. Helping others is worth it. Not afraid to share tips or tricks with others.
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