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What did you buy or try as the direct result of asking/reading about it on BR?

 

I'll start.

I never fished with low profile reels before becoming a member of BR. Abu C3 5500 was my reel of choice. RW tried to talk me into the Shimano line, but I knew better  :wink2:  I stuck with Abu. I now use the Revo STX and Toro for most of my fishing. I learned about the Jika rig here and it was one of my most productive techniques this year. I learned about hard swimbaits here, but have yet to catch a fish on one 

 

What did BR make you try or make you buy? Did it work? Any regrets?

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I've bought multiple things because of BR but the two most prominent would be Northstar jigs and the Fat Ika. I don't regret buying either because they both have produced quite nicely.  :respect-059:

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Veritas rods , PQ reels, Alabama rig. various line , lures and accessory items. List is very long. Reviews and opinions from members here carry more weight than any other site I frequent. My only regret was the A rig but not because of BR , just wasn't my style.

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Where do I start.... LOL... Last year it was all about 3rd Gen Abu's, I got the Revo S and STX. Then I expanded and I have 2 Lews reels; MG and TT PRO.  Rods: 4 St Croix's : LTB, Avid, Rage, Premier and 1 Dobyns champion. Thanks BR, my bait monkey luuuuvs me. LOL. 

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Avid spinning rod...

Yo-Zuri Hybrid...

Fat Ika (though I only have 1 pack, and have some left, hasn't been as productive as I'd wanted it to be)

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One more: Hawg Tech handle for my CH50e - swept, baby!

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One more: Hawg Tech handle for my CH50e - swept, baby!

I forgot I have 6 or 7 HawgTechs along with a ton of Northstar jigs.

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PQs and more PQs. Thinking about trying some Lews next. d**n you Bass Resource! Oh, and Rage Tail products. I plan on having a half dozen packs to start the year.

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I was a 5500 user. Now I'm a Revo SX devotee.

 

Mega Strike

 

Power Pro

 

Rage Tail

 

JJ's Magic

 

More important than products,  I met my two best friends in the Southeast section.  In both cases we fished tournaments together and became very good friends.  warmer and Tstone are the two people I could call a 3 am to come get me out of a jam and they would be there, no questions asked.

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Everything for the Mojo Rig! All Gene the flukemstrs fault.

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Suffice it to say, that I have improved every aspect of my angling world as a result of The Bass Resource web site & forums.

 

However, there is no doubt that the Best addition is at least Two Very Good Friends.

 

A-Jay

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JJ's Magic

 

Siebert Jigs

 

AND.... I hate to admit this but after a few years of reading how Senko's catch fish I finally broke down and bought a few packs. I can't say that I have been disappointed at all.

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Keitech impact fat. I don't have any yet but will before next spring. Never heard of them until I joined this site. Same goes for a few different presentations/rigs. Whatever you wanna call it.

Jika rig 'zika'

Mojo rig

J rig

Rage rig

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Thanks to bass resource I have become a frog addict. I can admit it an that's what they say is the first step... BUT I have NO intention of stopping my habit. I am a frog addict and I am proud of it! No rehab or intervention will work I am an addict for life!!!!

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I don't think I would have bought any Rage products without seeing Big O posing with his harem of fat girls.

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Siebert jigs- recommended by several trusted members

Fat Ika rigged weightless and backwards- Road Warrior

Megastrike scent-Lots of folks here swear by it

DVT- several favorable leads lead me to sending some reels to Mike last year

True hairjigs- had some but not to the extent of what I have now

That is about it as far as items/services tried as a result of BR.

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JJ'S Magic .

 

I was never a fan of scents or dyes because they made a mess. Seeing how it impacted my shakey head fishing was unreal. 

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Got me some Ultra-vibe speed worms (yet to catch a fish)

 

Rage Anaconda (Caught plenty of fish)

 

Would really like to try the 13 Fishings *** rods. Alas they are not available here. 

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Before finding BR, I had 1 baitcasting setup that cost about $80 total and was happy with it.

Since finding BR last year and excluding the countless new lures/baits I bought based on discussions here, I've purchased the following:

- 2 Chronarchs

- Lews TP

- Daiwa Sol

- 2 PQs

- Pflueger Supreme MGX

- 2 St. Croix Avids

- St. Croix Premier

- Crankin Stick

- Lightning Rod Shock (frogs)

- Fenwick ET Smallmouth

It's a slippery slope I guess. I'm hoping to NOT buy anymore setups this year. We'll see if that happens.

As far as lures go that I found on here, the biggest would have to be the Red Eye Shad. I bought a few after reading the praise from people on the board and I went from catching nothing last spring/early summer to being confident I'd catch at least a few even if the jig bite wasn't on. The yo-yo retrieve just works wonders that time of year.

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Not so much the site itself, but the people here, and their shared success got me into:

 

A boat.

Learning WAY too many knots.

Meeting strangers at the ramp.

Accumulating WAY too many rods and reels.

 

Just kidding...a few things I might have learned myself, but this place made it easier:

 

Swimbaits

Hand tied jigs

JJ's Magic and Megastrike on just about everything

Getting back to cranks

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JJ's Magic without a doubt

 

A swimbait setup and a whole bunch of swimbaits  :eyebrows:

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All of my jig and sinker molds, powder paints, airbrush. My folks never did find their rotisserie motor cause I had to running my lure dryer lol. The tackle making forum brought me to this page a long time ago and the rest of the boards are what kept me coming back. I slack off from time to time in posting her but always seem to come back.

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