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Duo Realis Pencil- My New Confidence Bait?

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im new to pencil style lures and ive had this bait for a month or so and finally decided to try it this evening. watched a few walk the dog vids on youtube and managed to somewhat successfully pull off the technique. anyways caught one as soon as the bait hit the water. next cast caught another. few mins later i managed to pull in a nice one. if i can figure out how to post a pic on here i will. im guessing 7-8lbs. anyways i freaking love this bait and will no doubt be buying a couple more!

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One of if not my favorite walking bait.

 

A-Jay

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I got a couple in my cart on TW. Just waiting to pull the trigger. To post pics without a size limit, go to photobucket.com and set up a profile. Upload your pics to photo bucket. Click on the link option at the top left of the screen. Go to the IMG URL and copy and paste it to your post. It will show the pic really big on your post. I have to use it because I use a digital camera for pics and the size is way too big to post the pic as an attachment.

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Nice! Definitely looks like a 7 or 8 lber. Hard to tell with pics sometimes though. Did you get measurements?

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Nice! Definitely looks like a 7 or 8 lber. Hard to tell with pics sometimes though. Did you get measurements?

i didnt. i wish i did. im ordering some scales tomorow

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I haven't used this but I just looked at it on TW. Great reviews there.

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One of if not my favorite walking bait.

A-Jay

 

Based on TW Reviews, a gentleman from northern Michigan agrees with you   :wink7:

I'm close to a tackle order and the Pencil is one sweet looking lure.

I was wondering Andy, if the Pencil is tail-weighted similar to the original Spook.

 

Roger

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That's one terrific fish you got there! Big ole pig on topwater, gotta love that..

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here she is

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Nice photo, great fish and I like the backdrop.

 

Roger

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Nice fish! Oh no a new bait I'm gonna have to try when will it stop! :()

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I find a good walking bait is a good walking bait, if you have confidence in what you are using than no need to change. So many good baits and when it comes to walkers, we are giving the lure it's action, I love topwater lures and love to buy them and collect them, fish new one's, but it is at the point when I am now convinced that casting accuracy, timing, sound and size, color maybe, and speed are the most important keys since all walkers do not have action unless we give it to them...I have a DUO and another that looks similar, I think Damiki or Vixen, but after filling 2 boxes full of walkers I found that my Bass Pro XPS Slim Dogs were catching fish as well as my Sammy's, Ima's, Dolphin, Bowsticks etc...I now like one that sits horizontal and has translucent colors and flash so I go Yo-zuri Sashimii Pencil Tate, for a smaller size I still use the old Yo-zuri Walk N Splash which is similar to the gunfish in action, and for walkers I like the Rebel T10 for tail down, and the Sebile Bongo Minnow and other Sebiles for shapes and colors that are different plus they all weigh an ounce...

 

I feel brand on walkers is only important for hooks, components, and color but if that is important to you than it surely matters. I find some Japanese baits have  cheaper and smaller hooks, the American lures are catching up...Strike King, House brands, Rapala , Pradco..A good Xrap Walk looks as sharp as any lure on the market imo or to a fish. If they want more detail than an XRAP has then I guess I need a new hobby....I still color my clear Kinami Jay Walkers with red dye and put black stripes on it in spring, and then make it chart and silver then gold and black, or red shad depending on water color...It kills em and is FUGLY,

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Based on TW Reviews, a gentleman from northern Michigan agrees with you   :wink7:

I'm close to a tackle order and the Pencil is one sweet looking lure.

I was wondering Andy, if the Pencil is tail-weighted similar to the original Spook.

 

Roger

 

Yes Roger.

 

 As the manufacture describes it,; The Duo Realis Pencil comes equipped with a fixed rear-weighting system, as well as, a moving weight transfer system. These weighting systems work together to produce long-distance casts, and during the retrieve, they also combine to emit a distinct, high-pitch clicking sound.

 

   When this bait is stopped / come to rest in the water, it does sit tail down.  So it's not like a popper or chugger that is routinely fished with a pause or rest..  It's strictly a walking bait and a good one.

 

A-Jay

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Do these differ in any significant way than a spook?

What do you deem significant? Weight transfer system, unique sound, great colors, and a ball on front that sprays water.

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  So what colors are you all using?  

 

I'm curious, too, I don't know what to buy. Somebody said he has Ivory Halo.

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i caught that fish on the ivory halo. only thing is that holographic foil on the side gets scuffed up very easy but o well. i think next color ima try is neo pearl or the gill color

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Yes Roger.

 As the manufacture describes it,; The Duo Realis Pencil comes equipped with a fixed rear-weighting system, as well as, a moving weight transfer system. These weighting systems work together to produce long-distance casts, and during the retrieve, they also combine to emit a distinct, high-pitch clicking sound.

 

When this bait is stopped / come to rest in the water, it does sit tail down.  So it's not like a popper or chugger that is routinely fished with a pause or rest..  It's strictly a walking bait and a good one.

A-Jay

 

Very nice...the posture you described reminds me of a Sammy.

I added the Pencil dogwalker to my Buy List along with their Vibration crank.

Got to hit 50 you know, but I try to keep it under my electric bill  :rolleyes7:

Thank you sir.

 

Roger

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My only point was to say that when you catch such a nice bass like in your picture (Looks like a solid 7.5lb plus which is huge anywhere anytime) and photo's are tough to guess weight since I have pics of measured and weighed 7-8lb bass that look like 3 lb fish,  and I have a pic of a 17" chunky Bass which may have been a bit over 3.5lbs, but with the angle, light and how the cell phone processed the frame, the Fish could pass as a much larger 7-8lb Bass...

 

Either way, I think that when you catch a Fish on a Walking topwater bait, you deserve to give yourself credit as walking the lure with the right cadence, perfect cast at perfect time, and all walking lures whether a buck or $20 do not have any action built in, you need to create the action by deciding how much slack to leave in the line, to glide it or walk it sharply, pause it, or use a steady speed with hitches as I find even with walking lures many fish will follow it and turn away but I like to change direction, speed, or pause it especially if it sits tail down and has a dressed rear treble...You can often do well on a walking lure simply waking it in a straight line if Shiners or baitfish are roaming near the surface, and getting strikes is half the battle, many fish will blow up on a topwater and it amazes me how they never even get a point in them at all.....

 

Almost all lures have an internal casting system for distance after Yo-zuri introduced that technology from Japan years ago, and even though Yo-zuri gets the credit it was another company from the 60's I never heard of. I know Megabait was using it back  in the 80's in some lures I have....

 

I am in the process of trying to decide whether to purchase a large lot of Vixen Walking baits which are older stock and they retail for good money, but locally here in Florida people would rather buy a $5 Rapala or Tsunami etc. but I am thinking maybe Ebay but when I took the sample out for a test drive it reminded me of all the Awesome walking baits on the Market. To me, Duo, Ima, Megabass, Lucky Craft, Damiki, Jackall etc. are all awesome and come with the latest color patterns, and latest add on whether it be the logo in the eyes, ribbed body, 3d holographic flash foil and colors that are more like art work than a fishing lure, but the key to fishing is having confidence, and if I just landed that fish on any brand lure I would be getting a few more.

 

I am seeing a pattern in my fishing gear, out of say 8 boxes of lures, 1/2 are expensive versions that I have maybe used a few times, someone always wants to borrow the most expensive, but I end up buying so many that now I am thinning them out as you only need so many walkers in a few sizes and colors, rattle vs. silent vs. 1 knock, hybrid chuggers and pencils, and I like a few that sit flat, a few that sit at a 45 degree, and then some that sit vertical...

 

I settled on 2 Yo-zuri lures, a Rebel, the New Yamamoto walkers are actually a great deal and come in good sizes with flash, and of course the zara spook, and my thing is Sebile as they give me confidence since each lure is truly unique with the color and scale falling off effect, Shape and sound, sizes are always a mew MM off to give it a new look profile, and Sebile offers 4 walkers to get the job done in all water types....I would just say if looking to get to $50 and you like topwater's, take a look  at some of the walkers that are in the $5-$8 range as they are also very good....Most Reviews will say something like this....Best lure ever, caught a 9lb bass first cast while I was behind 18 boats all fishing topwaters, but this lure was magic....Then the bait monkey tells you to buy it, but my recommendation, the Rebel T-10 in bone or silver black will cast a mile, sit vertical, and is awesome for fishing fast or slow and easy to walk even if not in the mood to pay attention, they rarely slap it to stun it but instead hook themselves.....The Rebel hooks are fine as long as they are fished on the line they were meant for which is 8-15lb test, so if using 30lb braid, you want to up them to at least 1x strong...That is why hooks bend, Pradco uses T3 Inline which are good on my xcals and Rebels, and Heddon lures.

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I have ivory halo. Has flash but also enough pearl to use in sun or clouds.

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I've been using the Duo popper now for a couple years and it's hands down my favorite popper. It pops and walks and just flat out catches em. I'm hooked but they are expensive.

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Based on TW Reviews, a gentleman from northern Michigan agrees with you :wink7:

I'm close to a tackle order and the Pencil is one sweet looking lure.

I was wondering Andy, if the Pencil is tail-weighted similar to the original Spook.

Roger

They really should automatically add dates to reviews on TW btw. That's one thing I never liked and also there is not really any sorting options.

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They do add dates to reviews. Just not old reviews

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