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#12415752 - 09/05/17 08:43 PM Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Berkley Fusion weedless wide gap
Low cost, sharp, versatile
Quickly became a favorite for wacky, neko, and drop shot
Almost always in the roof of the mouth

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#12416350 - 09/06/17 11:18 AM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
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Loc: Plano,Texas
My Ultrex

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#12416385 - 09/06/17 12:03 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
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Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
Xi5 networked with hds gen 3.

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#12416659 - 09/06/17 03:12 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
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Those new trolling motors are incredible and look like endless fun


If I had a boat instead of a kayak; I'd spend hours/days/weeks mapping uncharted lakes with autochart live and/or genesis
Then link one of those new trolling motors to the freshly scanned countours or program an itrack and set on autopilot
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#12416984 - 09/06/17 07:22 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
Dayne Offline
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First 4 stroke engine Verado Pro 250.

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#12417005 - 09/06/17 07:32 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
Berkley Fusion weedless wide gap
Low cost, sharp, versatile
Quickly became a favorite for wacky, neko, and drop shot
Almost always in the roof of the mouth



At $8 plus per hook?
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#12417030 - 09/06/17 07:42 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: V-Bottom]
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Originally Posted By: V-Bottom


At $8 plus per hook?


$4.29 to $5.99 for a five pack depending on store.
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#12417171 - 09/06/17 09:24 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
A "cheap" replacement for a broken Megabass rod. I went and bought a $69 Academy Ethos rod in a pinch. Over the following week, I had bought 5 more !

Incredible rod for the money.
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#12417525 - 09/07/17 07:57 AM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
collincountytx Online   content
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Steez, is that the Ethos HD or the nano or micro that you like?

I've been looking for an XHeavy rod for really thick vegetation. Online, only the nano is available in XH.
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#12417947 - 09/07/17 01:37 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
The Ethos HD. It has Fuji seat and Fuji micro guides. The all blue ones.
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#12417952 - 09/07/17 01:41 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4210
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Oh....and they are not XH. Just 7'3" H. But, they have a lot more back bone that most of my other H rods. They fish like an XH. I tried the Nano XH and broke the tip off. I have yet to have an issue with the 73H HD's. The guides are more durable than the cheaper guides on the Nanos. ....at least in my experiences so far.

Again....great rod with an unbelievable warranty for less than $70!
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#12418049 - 09/07/17 03:05 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
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Thank you
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#12419170 - 09/08/17 11:55 AM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1494
Loc: Kaufman
1) Team Catfish Double Action Circle Hooks- 8/0. Caught multiple blues over 50lbs on these hooks this year and they performed flawlessly.

2) Okuma Avenger Baitfeeder reels, ABF 55 Series. Used these reels (4 of them) this year on my catfish rigs and love them for their performance and price point.

3) My home built catfish rods. Built a set of 4 using CRB E-glass blanks in both medium and heavy action. The are tough and each one handled fish over 50lbs with no problems. Building 4 more very soon.

4) Hydrodynamics Rapid-Jack 6" setback jackplate. Installed one on my Xpress XP18cc and absolutely love it. Performance gains all around, and raised my motor almost 6" from the factory rigging.
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#12419190 - 09/08/17 12:09 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
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Cool!

Sounds like you've had a great fishing year.
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#12419600 - 09/08/17 07:07 PM Re: Lure/tackle/equipment that exceeded your expectations this year [Re: collincountytx]
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Registered: 12/27/16
Posts: 79
Loc: Montgomery
Daiwa Tatula CT/CT-R

Favorite USA Defender 7'6'' MH I love this rod.

Z-Man Chatter Baits

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