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  2. I've heard that the Bonafide shines in rivers and streams.
  3. As many of you already know, Oklahoma has experienced a wicked May, weather wise. I've lived here going on 25 years and I do not remember it ever being like this. I hate to admit it, but when it comes to fishing flooded lakes, I feel like a rookie. Ran into a few other anglers yesterday leaving one of the lakes at our refuge as I was getting ready to launch. They all reported the same experience as I found later, the bass are all over the place. Under normal conditions I usually know where the fish are at any period during the year, but with this extremely high water, I feel like I'm throwing darts. When I checked out known structure where post spawn bass normally retreat, they're not there. I checked out a lot of the newly submerged shore line and saw a few bucks, but no post spawn. The month of June is going to be interesting.
  4. You guessed it! Water clarity & sky conditions will at times cause me to change. I almost never use clear & is one reason I dislike fluorocarbon.
  5. Uhhh! I dislike these types of discussions! Normal, universal, best, aint no such thing! But if I gotta, straight shank or EWG, me I'd choose 4/0 under protest!
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  7. Yep! People are the worst distraction for me... Any help or interaction always makes me forget something. So it's like a hard no for me. I usually fish and launch by myself. So I have to keep the same routine
  8. Allentown area here. Just started to get out on the Lehigh for some trout action. Yesterday was a mixed bag to include a large turtle.
  9. Settle an argument between me and a buddy. For most "normal" plastics you'd flip or pitch if you could only pick one hook size I said 4/0 and he is saying 5/0. Again, if you only could pick one which would you go with?
  10. I've been looking for a 7' swimbait rod. Bass Pro Shops used to have a musky rod that was 7' heavy, unfortunately they don't carry that anymore. I did find that Cabela's has their Fish Eagle 7' heavy rod, rated up to 2 1/4 oz. This would work, just checking if any of you know of any other 7' heavy rods rated up to 3 oz.
  11. Sweet thanks guys. Will report back how it works out for bream fishing (6lb braid, 4lb leader & light baits), hopefully it’ll work for trout too!! But if not I’m more than happy to buy a shimano calcutta conquest bfs!
  12. The best out there Keitech swing impact fats 2.8"
  13. Different lines could be 8# nanofil for 1/8-3/8 16# Sniper FC for 1/4-3/4 10-20-30-60 test braid for any of them depends on what reels I have on hand. Rods range moderate to xtra fast.
  14. I think the OP has got the answer he needed now that we've all very thoroughly derailed his topic. LOCKDOWN!!
  15. Hey Studs, Got some great deals from Tackle Warehouse today using their Memorial Day discount on top of my Veteran status. Nabbed a few Mann's Ghost topwater lure in a pearl white, black, and frog pattern. Have any of you guys used it with good results...if so what what your most productive retrieve? Picked up some discontinued YUM Buzzfrogs in black & watermelon red & I also nabbed a few Zoom Horny Toads in black/chart & green pumpkin. I've read some terrible reviews on ze old YUM Buzzfrog, but my wife & I use 1/4 or 1/8 weighted hooks and always catch bass! How does it compare to the Zoom Horny Toad in you guys experiences? Or better yet...what has proven to be the best "non-hollowed frog" for you? Have a good one, Reg
  16. i bought several of these reels and some i dont use some so i am selling. this is the model TATULA-100HS in 100% new condition in box. $125 shipped in USA paypal or money order is fine. Thanks
  17. Just the lottery whenever she buys a ticket. I've never met someone who wins so many drawings and contest. She won tickets to Nascar truck series a week or two ago but we didn't get to go. Aftermath of the tornado in Golden City, MO.
  18. I'm sold. I probably get 10% or more casting distance. Plus you can really tell the difference when fighting a hard pulling fish with the torque reduction. I am about to sell a bunch of my rods and replace them with Spiralites.
  19. Not my explanation, it was borrowed from another fishing forum where a similar question was asked. I think the conclusion was reached long before the comparison of parabolic and fast action rods. " A longer rod is less effort efficient than a shorter rod" I believe the example was to just demonstrate how the action of the rod can change the equation based on the flex in the rod and the shortening of the effective load lever.
  20. The rods were pretty nice, but they snapped like literal carrot sticks. If you were lucky enough to get one of the few that didn't break, they were light and sensitive.
  21. All these pros making a living out there, wanting every advantage they can get to help them earn every dollar, yet they choose spinning gear over BFS for finesse presentations. I'm sure there's a couple that use them, but your guys at the top of the list? aren't. I have a BFS combo, it's fun to play around with. I fish an 1/8oz jig with it and it'll cast it out there pretty good. It's a very capable setup, but it's not as good of a tool for the job as my spinning gear is. It's not so much the "shoe to hammer a nail" analogy because it is designed for finesse applications and not like spinning gear is in a whole different league. It's more of, I have a socket wrench, or a regular wrench. Both will get the job done, but one does it a little better than the other. Someone who is practiced and proficient with a BFS combo can probably do some pretty impressive things with them and probably be more efficient than a lot of folks are with a spinning combo.
  22. Get a curado 70 its a better performing reel.
  23. ` Your conclusion proves you wrong. Cant compare parabolic to fast thats apples to oranges need to compare fast to fast parabolic to parabolic and still a person using a 4' short parabolic rod will lift a 10 pound weight easier than a 10' parabolic rod all other features being equal.
  24. They drop right in and are very popular spools for the reels. There a 40 something page topic on the spools on the tackle tour forums if you want to read up on them.
  25. It's not even difficult to cast light weight baits with baitcast reels designed for light weight baits. The spools are lighter and start up easier with less effort and are easily controlled by the braking system thanks to the low rotational mass of the spool. It's not even a skillset argument. You are either are aware they exist or you are not. If you are not then you are going to go around repeating the sentiment that it is difficult to cast light weight baits with baitcast reels as if all baitcast reels are the same.
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