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by bassdaddy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia
Replies: 51
Views: 9590

Re: RIP Andy "Cooch" Cuccia

My condolences and prayers to the Cuccia Family.

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by bassdaddy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns 867 (10-11oz baits...?)
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Dobyns 867 (10-11oz baits...?)

I agree with Moleman...I own both of those sticks and absolutely love them but the 908 is the rod I'd use for baits in the 10-plus ounce weight category.
by bassdaddy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Video - Folsom Lake Fishing Report
Replies: 10
Views: 1370

Re: Video - Folsom Lake Fishing Report

I don't know who does the second best video fishing reports but Aaron Lesieur CLEARLY does the best ones!!!
Sincerely appreciate the hard work.
by bassdaddy
Mon May 08, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Video -Clear Lake Fishing Report
Replies: 11
Views: 2719

Re: Video -Clear Lake Fishing Report

I could have used some of that info last week up at Clearlake! I was finding one and two pound dinks and shakers but struggled to find the kind of fish you were catching. Nicely done in both the areas of information and video production.
Drone?? Damn...that's some good stuff!
by bassdaddy
Fri May 05, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Video - Folsom Lake Fishing Report - FPT Tourney
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

Re: Video - Folsom Lake Fishing Report - FPT Tourney

I'm not sure what I liked best...the information or the quality of the video! Nicely done, Aaron. I'm sure that was an incredible amount of work, but I'd appreciate seeing more of those kind of videos. Could have REALLY used some intel on Clearlake last week!
by bassdaddy
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns 733 breaking
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Dobyns 733 breaking

The Jimmy Buffet reference is PERFECT!!

I know the OP was dealing with a brand new rod but it always amazes me when someone breaks a five year old stick and claims it was defective. C'mon, really :lol:
by bassdaddy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns 733 breaking
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Dobyns 733 breaking

I've only broken one of my Dobyns rods and there's not a doubt in my mind it was pilot error. It was one of the RM 805 CBs and I had made thousands of casts and rocked back on hundreds of fish with it, so there's not a doubt in my mind that somehow I had damaged that rod either while transferring it...
by bassdaddy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Rods...Great Customer Service!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1412

Re: Dobyns Rods...Great Customer Service!!

I own a bunch of Dobyns Rods. Twice I have needed their support in the area of customer service. Richard and Gary were nothing short of stellar on both occasions. That is exactly why I own a bunch of Dobyns rods.
by bassdaddy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best squarebill rod for roll casting for under $110
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: Best squarebill rod for roll casting for under $110

Just last week I bought a Dobyns FR 705 CB with the intention of giving it to my wife. She doesn't care for my CB 805's due to the extra length that I prefer. I took the 705 out for a test-run yesterday just to make sure the reel I put on it was a good match. I had a square bill on it and was fishin...
by bassdaddy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Your Top 3 swimbaits?
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: Your Top 3 swimbaits?

Mattlures Hardgill in slow-sink
Osprey Talon Inline 9 inch
River2Sea S Waver
by bassdaddy
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: YOUR Favorite Swimbait rod and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: YOUR Favorite Swimbait rod and why?

I've been throwing swim baits since 1999 so I have owned a bunch of rods. Some of them are custom sticks and I have bought and used several different production rods. As others have mentioned, this would be a much easier question if there was more information involved, but I can say this without hes...
by bassdaddy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville betrayal
Replies: 21
Views: 3036

Re: Oroville betrayal

Somehow the powers to be think we need a train instead of maintained and updated infrastructure.
by bassdaddy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Swim Baits
Topic: Gear Ratio reel for 6-8" Hudds
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

Re: Gear Ratio reel for 6-8" Hudds

I'm going to emphasize what Gary has already stated. My fatal flaw when it comes to fishing Huds is poor pacing. Most of the time, fishing a Hud too fast for the conditions and water temp completely nullifies its effectiveness. For me there is no question that fishing a 5:1 reel helps me slow down a...
by bassdaddy
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a lure painter
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Looking for a lure painter

I have had multiple swim baits painted by Pizz Customs and they all have been extraordinary...both appearance and function.
His paint jobs look awesome and they are sealed up tightly.
by bassdaddy
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Torture Testing Rods with Gary Dobyns
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Torture Testing Rods with Gary Dobyns

I've acquired a bunch of Dobyns rods over the years. I've always appreciated that both Gary and Richard have not only given me excellent advice and suggestions regarding the rods I have purchased but they also LISTEN when I give them feedback regarding their rods. They have always seemed genuinely i...
by bassdaddy
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: tora tubes
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: tora tubes

Basstrix also makes large tubes...6, 8 and 10 inch...and they offer some different colors than Canyon Plastics.
by bassdaddy
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Kramers Top 40 over the last 30 years
Replies: 15
Views: 2575

Re: Kramers Top 40 over the last 30 years

Nate 50...I couldn't agree more regarding Mall Allen's willingness to help bass fishermen. The combination of his knowledge, willingness to share it and the ability to catch truly significant bass put him in a very special class. He might not be the only one in that class, but it darn sure doesn't t...
by bassdaddy
Fri May 20, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Square bill rod recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1301

Re: Square bill rod recommendations

At the sake of redundancy...Dobyns 705 Champ or Fury...and the Fury is in your price range.
by bassdaddy
Sat May 14, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Humminbird Product Forum
Topic: Best Humminbird Match for Minn Kota Terrova
Replies: 0
Views: 487

Best Humminbird Match for Minn Kota Terrova

My Terrova US2 w/I-pilot came with an integrated transducer that I have yet to use because I continued using my Lowrance 5X DSI unit. There is not an adapter available for the 5X DSI so I've been using an external transducer. I'd like to get away from that situation, so my question is...which modera...
by bassdaddy
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Home made spud pole question
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Home made spud pole question

I made my own brackets and for poles I use extendable handles from pool cleaning screens/nets. They extend to just over 12 feet and collapse down to about 8 feet for easier storage.
Hope that helps.
by bassdaddy
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Frog rod recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 1690

Re: Frog rod recommendation

I really don't know if a guy needs to own both the Dobyns 735 and 736 but I convinced my wife I DID :lol: Both are excellent choices for throwing frogs and a multitude of other presentations.
by bassdaddy
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A-Rig Rod?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: A-Rig Rod?

I'm not claiming to be an A-rig expert but I've spent a bunch of time throwing them on a wide array of different sticks and for most of the A-rigs I throw I have found the Dobyns 795 ML SB to be the best option. Due to the length of the rod and rod handle I get the casting distance I need and even t...
by bassdaddy
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Features on the Dobyns Extreme Series DX
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: New Features on the Dobyns Extreme Series DX

I'm another old swimbait guy, so I also appreciate the casting effectiveness and sensitivity of the Dobyns swimbaits sticks. I own almost every model they make in the swimbait category and I absolutely love them. When I'm not throwing swimbaits I like to drag jigs so a couple of years ago I went on ...
by bassdaddy
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Swimbaits
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: Clear Lake Swimbaits

Check out Matt Allan's site...tacticalbassin.
by bassdaddy
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ABT Camo Rat GiveAway!!
Replies: 53
Views: 3929

Re: ABT Camo Rat GiveAway!!

Please sign me up...I love a good rat bait and these look like good ones.
by bassdaddy
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ABT Wagtail 8.5" giveaway!!!!
Replies: 87
Views: 4212

Re: ABT Wagtail 8.5" giveaway!!!!

Good looking bait...I'm in.
Thank you.
by bassdaddy
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Has anybody used one of these yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Has anybody used one of these yet?

They don't just keep weeds off your prop...they also are extremely effective in cutting old discarded line the prop would normally pick up.
by bassdaddy
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Has anybody used one of these yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Has anybody used one of these yet?

Seven or eight years ago I saw a version of it that was made of plastic with a serrated edge. I went to a friend's shop and made a couple of them out of scrap pieces of stainless steel and have been using it ever since. Absolutely money.
by bassdaddy
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Win a custom ABT glide bait!!
Replies: 68
Views: 3816

Re: Win a custom ABT glide bait!!

Another great catch on an ABT Glide...I appreciate the chance the to win one.
by bassdaddy
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Chatterbait Rod
Replies: 14
Views: 3898

Re: Chatterbait Rod

Mike...I also love that 764C for chatterbaits...very versatile stick.
by bassdaddy
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 10XD and DD22 combos
Replies: 22
Views: 3593

Re: 10XD and DD22 combos

I'm not sponsored by anyone...I have a Loomis 847 and I like it, but it doesn't come close to the Dobyns 805 or 806 when it comes to cranking 10X baits.
Hope that helps.
by bassdaddy
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 10XD and DD22 combos
Replies: 22
Views: 3593

Re: 10XD and DD22 combos

The Dobyns 806 CB is also without question the best stick I have found for throwing the Whopper Plopper 130...just saying 8)
by bassdaddy
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 10XD and DD22 combos
Replies: 22
Views: 3593

Re: 10XD and DD22 combos

I couldn't agree more...I REALLY liked the Dobyns 805CB RM for the 10X crank baits until I fished them on the new 806CB...absolutely money.
by bassdaddy
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: el salto trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: el salto trip

A couple of years ago I fished El Salto with Bass Pro Adventures. It wasn't a bad deal, but when I go back it will be with another lodge. That should tell you enough.
by bassdaddy
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 3/4 ton diesel? Ford, Chevy,Dodge?
Replies: 13
Views: 12257

Re: 3/4 ton diesel? Ford, Chevy,Dodge?

I own a 2006 Ford F250 with the 6.0 and I have personally experienced the issues the guys on this thread are warning you about. I like the truck and I've been able to work through the problems but I'd never do it again.
by bassdaddy
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: My story I wanted to get the truth out
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: My story I wanted to get the truth out

Opening sentence...Deejay Evans.
by bassdaddy
Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Humminbird Product Forum
Topic: iPilot keeps you where you want to be
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: iPilot keeps you were you want to be

"it does lets me fish more."...couldn't agree more...for me the iPilot is better than advertised.
by bassdaddy
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A-rig / swimbait rod suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 2458

Re: A-rig / swimbait rod suggestions

For what it's worth, I agree with Mike on the suggestion of the Dobyns 795 and the 804C. Depending on the size of rig you want to throw, one or the other will most likely fill your needs.
by bassdaddy
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ReelEx December Special....EXTENDED 4 DAYS! FINAL WEEK!
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: ReelEx December Special....FINAL WEEK!

Dan...now that I've had a chance to fish all eight reels I sent to you at the end of the Fall Special, I just want to say thank you. They showed up on the day you promised and they all work as smoothly as all the other reels you have done for me in the past. You do a great job of providing true valu...
by bassdaddy
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Humminbird Product Forum
Topic: Need 797 C2 Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Need 797 C2 Help

Thank you.
by bassdaddy
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Humminbird Product Forum
Topic: Need 797 C2 Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Need 797 C2 Help

Doug...I could not find the 797 C2 SI on the list you provided the link for...are you sure that's the adapter I need?
I've already bought two other versions US2 adapter on advice from the Minn Kota customer service folks and had to send them back so I'm a little gun shy.
by bassdaddy
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What makes someone pay $200-$300+ for a bait!
Replies: 16
Views: 2385

Re: What makes someone pay $200-$300+ for a bait!

Eric...10 inch Basstrix...where does a guy find one of those?
by bassdaddy
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where and who started swimbait fishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2746

Re: Where and who started swimbait fishing?

Agreed...Butch Brown.
by bassdaddy
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Humminbird Product Forum
Topic: Need 797 C2 Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Need 797 C2 Help

Doug...I appreciate your response but I will still need an adapter of some kind to connect the unit even if I'm willing to settle for 2D readings...any help with that?
by bassdaddy
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Your first time! ******* Come on fishing a certain bait!
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: Your first time! ******* Come on fishing a certain bait!

Back in the summer of 2000, I decided to get into swimbaits. The first legitimate big bait I was able to get my hands on was an AC Plug. I was paddling around a small lake on an inflatable pontoon boat around 10:00 at night when without warning that bait absolutely got crushed right at the boat. Aft...
by bassdaddy
Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Humminbird Product Forum
Topic: Need 797 C2 Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Need 797 C2 Help

A couple of months ago I purchased a new Minn Kota Terrova. Before I bought it I contacted Minn Kota to make sure my Humminbird 797 C2 would match up with the integrated transducer on the Terrova. The gentlemen I talked to told me I would be fine, but he was wrong. Does anyone know if there is an ad...
by bassdaddy
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Soft Baits
Topic: BAITSMITH magnum - carp
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Re: BAITSMITH magnum - carp

Sent you a PM...
by bassdaddy
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: SHIMANO CURADO 201E7 **ALL SOLD**
Replies: 13
Views: 3645

Re: SHIMANO BAITCASTING REELS

Thank you
by bassdaddy
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Alabama Rig Rod ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1846

Re: Alabama Rig Rod ?

Although I started out throwing A rigs on my heavier swimbait rods I have finally settled on the Dobyns 795MLSB. I guess it's not original idea, but if you needed to hear it one more time...I'm that guy.
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