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"my have things changed" #14145147 09/29/21 04:52 PM
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After not bass fishing in 20 years, i'd like to post some not too subtle changes i've encountered. These changes may not be as obvious to someone that 'stayed in the loop'.
1. The 9" elite ti on the bow of the of the boat i purchased in march, really isn't too much of an upgrade from the units i had in the 90's. Looking back, i'm generally unimpressed. BUT, the 12" elitie ti at the helm, with side scan is awesome! Ledges/tanks/etc can be dissected in fraction of the time that traditional down scan takes.

2. When i decided to sell my bass boat and stick to bay boats in 2000/2001, there was not yet a formal introduction of Ned rigging, Tokyo rigging, free rigging, etc.. And i don't even think wacky rigging was out yet!

3. back then, the 'pros' were on tv, in the venues of bassmasters. It seems these days, EVERYONE is a pro!! I can't believe people wrap their boats and probably never earned 10k$ from tournament winnings in their lives.

4.this is a BIG one. I just installed hb mega 360 last week. After a few min. tweaking the settings, well, see the attached photos!!!! I have only ran the unit for 30 min so far, and am already pleased beyond expectations.

5. 20 yrs ago if I wanted a deep running crankbait, I tie on a dd22, fat free shad, or a poe's. must be 15 makers of deep cranks now..

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Re: "my have things changed" [Re: skeeterboud] #14145160 09/29/21 05:04 PM
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DD22 is is hard to beat.

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Originally Posted by H&H
DD22 is is hard to beat.

Yes it is, never got the strike king deep diver love, I think it must be a KVD thing with marketing, give me the old Norman any day.

Re: "my have things changed" [Re: skeeterboud] #14145192 09/29/21 05:20 PM
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many more bites generated on deep little n, dd22 than 6/8/10 xd... i can't hardly catch a fish on em

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Re: "my have things changed" [Re: skeeterboud] #14145228 09/29/21 05:52 PM
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wacky works everywhere. shallow, deep (with weight), grass, cover. Only place I don't fish it is brush piles.

Re: "my have things changed" [Re: SC-001] #14145236 09/29/21 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SC-001
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DD22 is is hard to beat.

Yes it is, never got the strike king deep diver love, I think it must be a KVD thing with marketing, give me the old Norman any day.


It's quite simple...I don't like most Strike King Products, but unless Norman is making them better than they did 15 years ago, the Strike King XD series is a superior product. Nothing worse than spending all day tuning a Norman crankbait.


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Originally Posted by Stew
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DD22 is is hard to beat.

Yes it is, never got the strike king deep diver love, I think it must be a KVD thing with marketing, give me the old Norman any day.


It's quite simple...I don't like most Strike King Products, but unless Norman is making them better than they did 15 years ago, the Strike King XD series is a superior product. Nothing worse than spending all day tuning a Norman crankbait.

Strike King XD are good crankbaits for sure, Hooks are junk, but they catch fish, But if me personally had to chose one brand of crankbait it would be a Norman deep little N.deep baby N, DD14, or DD22, I will give it to strike king on the 8XD and 10XD because Norman doesn't have anything in that range. Norman has been the same for 30 years. $$$$$$ to every angler that's ever fished one. I here to say even a untuned Norman has won $

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Did you just get out of prison?


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Originally Posted by Gamblingman
Did you just get out of prison?

roflmao

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Originally Posted by Stew
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DD22 is is hard to beat.

Yes it is, never got the strike king deep diver love, I think it must be a KVD thing with marketing, give me the old Norman any day.


It's quite simple...I don't like most Strike King Products, but unless Norman is making them better than they did 15 years ago, the Strike King XD series is a superior product. Nothing worse than spending all day tuning a Norman crankbait.


God I find this interesting! I really feel like most 6XDs I take out of the pack inevitably run hard left or right. Although I do get my fair share of Normans that don't run true either, I find them easier to tune.


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you forgot white rimmed sunglasses, flat brim hats, youtube heros, 100K bass boats, lake crowding rampant, people with no manners or character rampant, wake boats rampant, and well.....just get the hell off my lawn welcome


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Have you learned about the googan squad or Milliken Fishing on youtube yet?

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Originally Posted by Tiltman
Have you learned about the googan squad or Milliken Fishing on youtube yet?

roflmao


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Re: "my have things changed" [Re: skeeterboud] #14145564 09/29/21 10:45 PM
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Wow, I have a ton of Norman crank baits and haven't had to tune many of them. Strike King...have to tune most of the time.

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