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20 hours ago, NorthernBasser said:

When I heard they were coming out with a version smaller than the 90, I was disinterested.

 

But now after seeing it. Seeing that's it's wider, taller and makes more commotion than the 90, I'm quite intrigued.

 

 

I caught 11 river smallies on the Bone 75 Whopper Plopper this morning.I really liked it, I did not have any issues with line twist or anything like that, I felt like my hookup ratio was better than the normal Whopper Plopper sizes (90 and 110) and when I did hook fish they were hooked solid. 

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2 hours ago, starkeer said:

I caught 11 river smallies on the Bone 75 Whopper Plopper this morning.I really liked it, I did not have any issues with line twist or anything like that, I felt like my hookup ratio was better than the normal Whopper Plopper sizes (90 and 110) and when I did hook fish they were hooked solid. 

 

 

Does it cast less distance than the 90 and 110?

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30 minutes ago, tcbass said:

 

 

Does it cast less distance than the 90 and 110?

Not a noticeable difference, I was using a St Croix medium spinning rod with a Plueger President reel. 

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5 hours ago, starkeer said:

I caught 11 river smallies on the Bone 75 Whopper Plopper this morning.I really liked it, I did not have any issues with line twist or anything like that, I felt like my hookup ratio was better than the normal Whopper Plopper sizes (90 and 110) and when I did hook fish they were hooked solid. 

I didn’t realize that the 75 was already on the market till I seen this video?

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10 hours ago, tcbass said:

 

 

Does it cast less distance than the 90 and 110?

The 75 weighs more than the 90, so I'd expect it casts like a bullet comparatively :)

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19 hours ago, scbassin said:

New Shimano SLX Baitcasting Reels

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LADSON, S.C. – ICAST 2018 Introduction -- For anglers looking for a versatile, easy-to-use, lightweight and durable baitcasting reel, Shimano's new SLX reels are the one more fish, one more cast, ‘Can’t Stop Fishing’ option. The series is offered in six models in three different gear ratios, including the 6.3:1 SLX150 and left-hand retrieve SLX151, the high-speed SLX150HG and 151HG with 7.2:1 gears, and the SLX150XG and 151XG with extra high speed 8.2:1.

Designed around Shimano’s HAGANE body concept - meaning a solid and precise aluminum frame, the SLX compact body still allows for plenty of line capacity - up to 105 yards of 40-pound test PowerPro braid. Shimano’ proven six-spin style Variable Brake System provides spool and casting control, while the sideplate is attached to prevent it from falling off when adjustments are needed with lures and wind condition changes. Each comes with a ‘Curado K type’ long handle with power handle knobs. Even with the aluminum frame and durable brass gears, each reel weighs in at a light 6.9-ounces.

“We see the SLX series as being reels built by, and for, anglers who demand bulletproof, unrelenting durability in their fishing tackle,” said Kurt Mazurek with Shimano. “Using one, whether you're an avid high school or college bass angler, a weekend warrior, or even those who anxiously await that annual special fishing trip with friends, it’s the reel you’ll appreciate to make that just one more cast - it’s our ‘Can’t Stop Fishing’ baitcaster.”

The SLX 15 and 151 pull in 25-inches of line per crank, the SLX 150HG and 151HG retrieve in 29-inches, while the fastest retrieve 150XG and 151XG pulls in 32-inches per crank. The each reel handles from 150 yards of 20-pound to 105 yards of 40-pound PowerPro braid, or from 120 yards of 10-pound to 90 yards of 14-pound monofilament. All six SLX casting reels retail for $99.99 (USD).

 

Basically a caenan with an aluminum frame, graphite side plates, with a 150 size spool and longer handles. Not bad I think it will be a very good reel in the long run. 

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Man....I could do this stuff....put a spinner on an existing bait...or take skirt off and put a soft paddle tail on a buzz.....re-shape a hollow frog into the shape of a fish and add some plastic trailer trash to the back.....lots of new stuff ....much of it looks like Frankenstein stuff that a 12 year old made in his basement....whoa...but that clacker on a buzz bait!  Revolutionary

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12 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

Man....I could do this stuff....put a spinner on an existing bait...or take skirt off and put a soft paddle tail on a buzz.....re-shape a hollow frog into the shape of a fish and add some plastic trailer trash to the back.....lots of new stuff ....much of it looks like Frankenstein stuff that a 12 year old made in his basement....whoa...but that clacker on a buzz bait!  Revolutionary

I read something about the “Tokyo Rig” a few years ago, but it had a different name. The article talked about how Japanese anglers are constantly having to innovate due to the extreme pressure that basically every body of water over there gets.  

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This looks 🤯

 

 

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21 hours ago, starkeer said:

I caught 11 river smallies on the Bone 75 Whopper Plopper this morning.I really liked it, I did not have any issues with line twist or anything like that, I felt like my hookup ratio was better than the normal Whopper Plopper sizes (90 and 110) and when I did hook fish they were hooked solid. 

 

 

What’s the benefit of the 75 over the 90?

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On Saturday, July 07, 2018 at 12:59 PM, DomQ said:

New 100 size tatula! No tension knob adjustment either. Big game changer? 

 

http://www.daiwa.com/us/contents/reels/tatula100/index.html

The zero adjuster is adjustable.  It takes more effort to turn to dissuade people from cranking down of the spool tension and making the reel perform poorly.  It's a dumb feature but probably needed.

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34 minutes ago, BaitFinesse said:

The zero adjuster is adjustable.  It takes more effort to turn to dissuade people from cranking down of the spool tension and making the reel perform poorly.  It's a dumb feature but probably needed.

I love it as I use reel covers and it seems like when putting them on and taking it off I end up accidentally "adjusting" my tension knob all the time. I would love it if I could rig all my casting reels to have a far stiffer knob.  

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9 hours ago, Diggy said:

This looks 🤯

 

 

I can't see the emote so I don't know what you're trying to say, but it actually looks awesome to me. Saw it earlier today in an ICAST article or Tackle Warehouse or something. 

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7 hours ago, GoneFishingLTN said:

Any news from lowrance?

Lowrance has been overshadowed by Garmin and Humminbirds’ offerings. I’m not even sure what they have, but I can go to their booth tomorrow.

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On 7/11/2018 at 4:35 PM, tcbass said:

 

 

What’s the benefit of the 75 over the 90?

 

Sounds like they've modified it to try and solve issues that people have with the 90. I like my 90s but they can be finicky sometimes.

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21 minutes ago, Looking for the big one said:

 

Sounds like they've modified it to try and solve issues that people have with the 90. I like my 90s but they can be finicky sometimes.

 

 

Wonder if they were successful. 

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7 hours ago, Megastink said:

Lowrance has been overshadowed by Garmin and Humminbirds’ offerings. I’m not even sure what they have, but I can go to their booth tomorrow.

When is icast over? It seems like it’s wrapping up now

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The LiveTarget craw jig looks... awesome. I bet it's going to be expensive. 

 

The new Tatula rods & Tatula 100 reel looks pretty cool. I think Daiwa won in the rod & reel department this yea (for freshwater). 

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4 minutes ago, punch said:

The LiveTarget craw jig looks... awesome. I bet it's going to be expensive. 

 

The new Tatula rods & Tatula 100 reel looks pretty cool. I think Daiwa won in the rod & reel department this yea (for freshwater). 

I honestly don't see how the tatula 100 could beat out the Curado 150 DC for best reel...that Curado is going to be amazing and retailers are going to have a very hard time keeping them in stock as well as Shimano will to keep production coming close to matching the demand!

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I'm already thinking I'll pick up one of the new Daiwa 80 series reels, most likely the CG. Seems like these reels will cannibalize the other Daiwa  offerings at the same price point though. 

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55 minutes ago, punch said:

The LiveTarget craw jig looks... awesome. I bet it's going to be expensive.

Around $10, depends on size.

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Good video on the new Z-Man stuff. Love the new plastics. Can't wait to try them on the Ned Rig.

 

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On 7/12/2018 at 1:11 AM, MisterDeadeye said:

I can't see the emote so I don't know what you're trying to say, but it actually looks awesome to me. Saw it earlier today in an ICAST article or Tackle Warehouse or something. 

It's an automatic purchase for me. As soon as I watched the video, it was obvious this was winning an award. 

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