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#12358965 - 07/26/17 09:18 AM KVD on his win
Floon Swenson Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/06/16
Posts: 455
I thought this was an interesting article on KVD's win on the St. Lawrence River:

https://www.bassmaster.com/kevin-vandam/how-trout-fishing-helped-me-win

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#12358985 - 07/26/17 09:26 AM Re: KVD on his win [Re: Floon Swenson]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1461
Loc: Texas
Excellent, Floon!

That KVD with his power fishing reputation can do other things, and do them well, makes him very tough to beat.

Note the reference to using 6 lbs. test in some circumstances. He's confirming the trend toward mixing in finesse fishing techniques . . . if you want to win tournaments.

I need to find video of him spy baiting as I believe he mixed that into the equation at this tournament or another recently. I'd like to know what he recommends.

Brad

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#12359014 - 07/26/17 09:40 AM Re: KVD on his win [Re: Floon Swenson]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
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His spy baits were unnamed. So either they were SK prototypes or another brand. If you can find the "Live" archive for the final day when it was cloudy and windy, he was spy baiting quite a bit. Slow, steady retrieve. At one point, there was a split screen view of he and Ehrler while both were spy baiting. Their rod positions and retrieve speed looked identical, which I thought was pretty cool.
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#12359045 - 07/26/17 10:01 AM Re: KVD on his win [Re: Floon Swenson]
dr14 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/04
Posts: 63
Loc: Tx
I think it was on facebook that Duo Realis was saying he used a couple of their lures

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#12359199 - 07/26/17 11:24 AM Re: KVD on his win [Re: fouzman]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 50630
Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: fouzman
His spy baits were unnamed. So either they were SK prototypes or another brand. If you can find the "Live" archive for the final day when it was cloudy and windy, he was spy baiting quite a bit. Slow, steady retrieve. At one point, there was a split screen view of he and Ehrler while both were spy baiting. Their rod positions and retrieve speed looked identical, which I thought was pretty cool.


Duo has it on their website saying it was one of theirs.
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#12359203 - 07/26/17 11:25 AM Re: KVD on his win [Re: Brad R]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 50630
Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: Brad R
Excellent, Floon!

That KVD with his power fishing reputation can do other things, and do them well, makes him very tough to beat.

Note the reference to using 6 lbs. test in some circumstances. He's confirming the trend toward mixing in finesse fishing techniques . . . if you want to win tournaments.

I need to find video of him spy baiting as I believe he mixed that into the equation at this tournament or another recently. I'd like to know what he recommends.

Brad


Not sure using finesse for the sake of using finesse is a trend in tournaments. Sounds more like he adapted to the situation.
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#12359273 - 07/26/17 11:55 AM Re: KVD on his win [Re: Floon Swenson]
Floon Swenson Offline
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Registered: 09/06/16
Posts: 455
I bet the dude could kill it with a fly rod, as well. He's obviously got an understanding of drag-free drift in current that most of those guys on the tour have probably never really even thought about.

His skillset continues to impress the heck out of me. He's the man for sure.

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