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3 hours ago, NorthernBasser said:

 

I won't be putting the Concept A2 on that rod. Most likely it'll be a Curado 150 MGL. 

 

The Concept A2 feels nice in hand tho. For being 7.4 oz and with it's line capacity, I figured it may have a larger frame than it does. But it's a fairly small frame. 

Yeah the 150 MGL is my main reel on my conquest 844, just reliable and very versatile with its lure weight range. Can not go wrong with the 150 MGL. I will say one of the oddball reels that I have is one of the new abu revo stx, very temperamental but that reel will flat out sling the bait’s out there once you get it dialed in.

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10 hours ago, NorthernBasser said:

New rod and reel. Rod for open water/light grass froggin. 

 

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Nice.  I'll pick up an A2 sooner or later.  My Concept A from 2014 is still very smooth and I feel the Concept series palms better than any of my other reels.

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I got some more stuff that I really didn’t need, but the monkey 🙊 said buy, so I did lol.

 

2 spools of wire for skirts

1 pack of beads for spinnerbaits

2 packs of 4” mayors 

1 pack freeloader for a project 

2 packs new keitech plastics

1 football jig

2 jackhammers 

1 spinner bait 

4 packs blades

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1 hour ago, heavyduty said:

Got a couple packs of the Hyper Spiders also. Hoping they'll be smallmouth candy, the crazy flappers are!

The 3.6 Crazy Flapper is a cool little trailer on the Mini Max. 

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Well the Monkey works in mysterious ways, 60 years of paying him he has graciously paid me back. 
Actually not exactly as he's channeled through Glenn and BR to send me these!

Many thanks to Glenn and the whole BR team.

 

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Been wanting these Drift Fry for a cpl. months, really hard to get bait but the local monkey got them in today.    

 

This is one of the baits that Fujita kept trying to keep secret during the last season.   

 

Apparently, you put them on ball jigheads, and most mid stroll with them.  Not much info on them though.   

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2 hours ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Been wanting these Drift Fry for a cpl. months, really hard to get bait :unibrow:but the local monkey got them in today.    

 

This is one of the baits that Fujita kept trying to keep secret during the last season.   

 

Apparently, you put them on ball jigheads, and most mid stroll with them.  Not much info on them though.   

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Sweet.  I was just checking out the 'RV' drift fry on JLS while putting an order together.  It has peaked my interest....

 

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8 hours ago, KP Duty said:

It has peaked my interest....

 

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I like to see the line between hard baits and soft baits getting blurred. It's nothing new, but I think it's the one frontier where there's room to grow.

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On 1/6/2024 at 9:12 PM, AlabamaSpothunter said:

 

 

Apparently, you put them on ball jigheads, and most mid stroll with them.  Not much info on them though.   

 

 

21 hours ago, KP Duty said:

Sweet.  I was just checking out the 'RV' drift fry on JLS while putting an order together.  It has peaked my interest....

 

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13 hours ago, fin said:

 

I like to see the line between hard baits and soft baits getting blurred. It's nothing new, but I think it's the one frontier where there's room to grow.

 

Another somewhat similar pretty neat little plastic bait is the Deps Frilled Shad. Also fished on a round ball jig head. Very subtle shimmy back and forth. I do great with these on clear water Smallies. I also like that the plastic 'frill' on top also makes it somewhat weedless. Somewhat. 

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On 1/6/2024 at 10:12 PM, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Been wanting these Drift Fry for a cpl. months, really hard to get bait but the local monkey got them in today.    

 

This is one of the baits that Fujita kept trying to keep secret during the last season.   

 

Apparently, you put them on ball jigheads, and most mid stroll with them.  Not much info on them though.   

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I have been wanting to try this. I known of one guy that fishes them for smallmouth but he fishes in open water, no FFS. He uses the 0.9g Keitech ball heads with the weed guard. I don't think its his go to favorite but I have seen him catch some big ones on it.

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12 hours ago, FishTank said:

I have been wanting to try this. I known of one guy that fishes them for smallmouth but he fishes in open water, no FFS. He uses the 0.9g Keitech ball heads with the weed guard. I don't think its his go to favorite but I have seen him catch some big ones on it.

This bait is nothing short of epic brother, and I don't throw that word around much for baits.   It's so incredibly unique when mid strolling or mopping it with that secondary rolling action.   The back color along with the side colors flash back and forth with that retieve.    

 

Caught over 40 fish on my first bait until a Spot ripped the tail off this morning, switched to a new one, and busted another 25-30 fish on the second one and it looks like it's gtg for another 25.     The most durable "expensive" JDM soft plastic I've ever used.   I thought Damiki Armor Shads were durable, but these things are energizer bunnies.   

 

Today I caught them mopping and mid strolling it, yesterday just mid strolling it.    Both days in open deep water 95% of the time like your friend using 2D sonar heavily.   I posted a report in the latest catch thread.   

 

A guy like you who has all the gucci JDM awesomeness must get these imho.  

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7'3 XH Expride. I know many consider this one of the best frog rods on the market. I think I'll be using it for jigs/t-rigs in heavier cover and some punching when I don't feel like digging the the bigger rod out. This will be my 5th Expride (3 A's and 2 B's). I can't say enough good things about these rods. I don't know, it may end up as a frog rog. We'll see. Will pair it with MGL 70 or 150. 8 speed MGL 70 has a longer handle than the 6 and 7 speed. Anyone know if the 8 speed MGL 150 has a longer handle? If I put 50# braid on the 70, I wonder if I'll be able to bomb a frog without spooling it. 

 

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And a mixture of other odds and ends.

 

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My New Year’s resolution was to not buy any tackle this year.


“Hello, my name is Kevin Smira and I’ve been clean and sober for 10 days now.”

 

But members on here don’t count, right? And since it wasn’t actually tackle (it was a reel) it doesn’t count either, right? And I had to get line, but that doesn’t count either, right?

 

Oh, and during rearranging my tackle over the last couple of days, let’s say the bait monkey sees me coming with apparent looks of belly weighted swimbait hooks of all sizes and shapes running through my head. Pretty sure if you took one swimbait of every one made, I’d have a hook for it…I have absolutely no idea why either…

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13 hours ago, Smirak said:

But members on here don’t count, right? And since it wasn’t actually tackle (it was a reel) it doesn’t count either, right? And I had to get line, but that doesn’t count either, right?

 Right!

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On 1/7/2024 at 1:10 AM, KP Duty said:

Sweet.  I was just checking out the 'RV' drift fry on JLS while putting an order together.  It has peaked my interest....

 

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Mine have been held up in customs for a few weeks - this is a first when ordering from Japan. 

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