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  2. Personally being light to moderate cover at best I would seriously go for the 893c but If it’s moderate to heavy cover then stepping up to the 894c is probably best. I fish an 853c in light cover, close quarters and I love sticking fish on that rod but wish I had the extra length. But my 894c really has what I need for pulling the big guys out an away from cover or out of heavy mats
  3. Once you get into the Tournament MB/MP and up you get the clicking tension knob. I have an LFS for my cranking rod without the clicking tension knob, and I never had it loosen up.
  4. Tr46..there is a good reason power loading is illegal at some ramps up here in the north. It blows out the lake bottom behind the cement slab, and if you back down too far, your axle falls into the abyss, making it Very difficult to pop that trailer back on the ramp. Probabally impossible with a tandem axle trailer...
  5. I was like WRB with the love hate relationship. Loved the sensitivity vs. mono when cranking, up brake offs on the hookset reduced its use to cranking only. Once I started paying attention to how I tied my palomar, I returned to using it for my swim jigs and Keitechs. Midway into the season, the break offs returned. I store my reels in a case and the ones that stay on my everyday combos come inside upon my return home. I’m glad to hear that many of you are pleased with it and my rant wasn’t intended to convince anyone to abandon its use.
  6. Texas rig worm , lizard , creature , craw... fish it in cover and you will start getting bites . Th fish will do its part . Its up to you to detect it , set the hook and land it . It might take awhile to get the hang of it . I can remember my first Texas rig bass . I became a much better bass angler that day .
  7. No offense taken. I do not own one - just remember seeing it on TW and forwarded the info. Thanks for the heads-up!
  8. I would say just follow the guide boats. They will show you where the fish are. About a month ago they were hitting topwaters at dawn and dusk. We had some luck near Eisenhower bridge but that’s a bit away from buncombe. You should have some luck near washita point and patter flats as well. Hope this helps.
  9. I felt your pain until I didn't, for me I just had to keep at it. Things changed for me when I stopped trying to feel the bite and instead began watching my line. I fish these baits almost always weightless and from the bank. I now have to opposite problem, cant get bit on anything but a worm.
  10. Interesting responses and all very much respected. I fish quite often for hours apon hours and like to dabble with lines and techniques. There is one particular 68acre mountain lake that I fish several times a year that I exclusively used floro, lake is ridiculously clear. I'm going back in 2 weeks for 4 days and already have several reels rigged with 10lb floro and several rigged with 15lb PowerPro braid. I'm going rotate there usage with methods I've had success in the past to see for myself if there is any increase or decrease in strikes. 4 1/2" rainbow trout flukes nose hooked. 4 1/2" Roboworm drop shot nose hooked. I'll be throwing leaders and straight braid. I strayed from floro years back so looking for valid reasons to reunite or forever dismissed.
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  12. are you fishing from a boat or from the bank?
  13. I have also been using FC lines, primarily Sniper, for about 10 years. On both spinning and baitcast gear. Here are my thoughts and experiences. 1. Regarding "invisibility", no way bass are more line-shy than for example, bonefish or trout. I feel there are zero advantages as far as FC's refractive index compared to quality, clear mono or copolymer lines. 2. Knot strength. As already mentioned, it sucks, plain and simple. Try as anyone might you'll never convince me FC lines have greater knot strength than mono/copoly, no matter how many "lab" tests I read. On the water - FC lines . break more easily and more frequently. And I make sure my knots are tied very well. 3. Handling. FC is way too high maintenance. I have 2 bottles of KVD and yet no FC I've used has ever come close to McCoy's Mean Green or Damyl Tectan (for example) , especially on spinning gear, for ease in handling = no coiling. Note: I live in MI so I fish a lot of cold weather/waters. 4. Cost. No-brainer. 5. Density. The one characteristic that FC has shown a distinct advantage in that it does noticeably sink faster, and is more sensitive than mono/copoly on slack lines. 6. Abrasion resistance. Again, fishing in zebra mussel-infested waters in Michigan, I do see greater abrasion resistance with FC vs mono. However, I'll bet there are copoly lines like P-Line CXX that equal or top FC in this regard. So for bottom contact I use straight FC for dragging tubes. I do like and use braid, specifically 832 and original PP. I'll use it for the same techniques as most - frog, punch, spinning. I used to use braid to leader but with my 61 y.o. vision, no way I'm taking the minutes to tie leaders on the water, in wind and rough waters. I am going to go back to straight mono on my dropshot rod and I'll bet I see no difference in bites or fish landed. Since the weight is what's dragging bottom I'll risk losing an additional weight or two. Trouble is, like a lot of you, I have plenty of filler spools of Sniper laying around. 😀
  14. Check ebay, someone sells that injection mold. Allen
  15. Soft plastics seem to hate me. I have yet to catch anything on any type of soft plastic outside of a trailer on a jig or a chatterbait. Please help me get better with these soft plastics. Weightless or weighted it hasnt mattered. I need some advise please.
  16. Yeaaahh, I got it. I love that video.
  17. I still think if Brees isn't sidelined too long to avoid to many road playoff games then the Saints are as dangerous as any in the NFC.......Packers and Rams of course and I have Philly winning the east. Patriots, Ravens and Chiefs are the elite in the AFC......the highly regarded Browns looked absolutely terrible. This is what I see early on. Lol
  18. Fill the crack with clear nail polish.
  19. This is a pretty good video about Yeti's, the guy has some other funny ones too
  20. Harder to see - yes. More invisible - no.
  21. My boat will be launched from the Buncombe Marina each day, so the north side Really don't know a whole lot about the lake yet.
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