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by uljersey
Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: OG's vs copies
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: OG's vs copies

There are but a handful of truly original bait designs. Pretty much any billed crankbait can be traced back to Fred Young and countless other bait builders back in the late 50's and beyond. Slender minnow baits have been around for well over 100 years. Megabass may have perfected the concept and twe...
by uljersey
Sun Sep 10, 2023 4:09 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Fav small cranks for smokin and burning?!
Replies: 11
Views: 4677

Re: Fav small cranks for smokin and burning?!

This won’t get much love on this site but anyway, take a look at the Bomber Square A. The larger of the 2 sizes offered is 2” long and weighs 3/8 oz. It’s a stubby little beast that comes through anything I’ve ever thrown it into like a 4WD truck. It has a single rattle that throws off a muted one ...
by uljersey
Sun Sep 10, 2023 11:05 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Fav small cranks for smokin and burning?!
Replies: 11
Views: 4677

Re: Fav small cranks for smokin and burning?!

This won’t get much love on this site but anyway, take a look at the Bomber Square A. The larger of the 2 sizes offered is 2” long and weighs 3/8 oz. It’s a stubby little beast that comes through anything I’ve ever thrown it into like a 4WD truck. It has a single rattle that throws off a muted one k...
by uljersey
Sun Jun 25, 2023 5:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do You Use Spinning Reels?
Replies: 81
Views: 18702

Re: Do You Use Spinning Reels?

Agreed, but that's how they spin it. You know winding your spinning reel in reverse allows some of the lost wiped off grease to recoat the main gears teeth. "Well now you do." I played a country song backwards … my dead truck started, my runaway dog came back and my wife stopped cheating on me …
by uljersey
Sun Jun 25, 2023 5:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Got Smoked
Replies: 9
Views: 3822

Re: Got Smoked

Has happened to me a time or two … No drum out here in New Jersey, the culprits were likely catfish or snakeheads. It’ll get your heart rate up for sure :shock:
by uljersey
Sat May 06, 2023 6:44 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1967
Views: 981097

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Snakehead I caught yesterday. I don't target them specifically but this body of water has quite a few. New Jersey F&W has a kill mandate on them as they are considered an invasive species but this one got released. I'm not going to behead it in the canoe and have a bloody slimy mess to deal with an...
by uljersey
Sat May 06, 2023 5:07 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1967
Views: 981097

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Snakehead I caught yesterday. I don't target them specifically but this body of water has quite a few. New Jersey F&W has a kill mandate on them as they are considered an invasive species but this one got released. I'm not going to behead it in the canoe and have a bloody slimy mess to deal with an...
by uljersey
Sun Apr 30, 2023 3:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Non marring tool option for handle nuts etc …
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

Re: Non marring tool option for handle nuts etc …

Yeah, can’t argue the price factor but just throwing an option out there. A good tool to carry in an on board tool kit for the boat, mountain bike etc as it has a decent working range. I have quite a tool inventory from my 30+ year career as a mechanic. While I do own a good bit of the “big 3” (Snap...
by uljersey
Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad tackle thread (what to avoid)
Replies: 50
Views: 17748

Re: Bad tackle thread (what to avoid)

If you’re feeling really adventurous, those little butane torches will get a hook hot enough to solder the eye joint shut. Practice on junk hooks first to get the feel & technique down.
by uljersey
Sun Apr 30, 2023 6:43 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Non marring tool option for handle nuts etc …
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

Non marring tool option for handle nuts etc …

Knipex pliers wrench in the micro XS size … 9A7F3EB1-F31C-41E1-B379-33AA3BEDDBCE.jpeg For those not familiar with plier wrenches, these are NOT channel lock pliers that use a pivot to achieve clamping force. The jaws on these stay parallel throughout the entire travel range. The more force applied t...
by uljersey
Sun Apr 30, 2023 5:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad tackle thread (what to avoid)
Replies: 50
Views: 17748

Re: Bad tackle thread (what to avoid)

Been looking to order a bunch of Jackhammers from JDM site, but they temporarily stopped carrying them. I know the Break Blades got a mention in this thread for an issue, but overall are they that bad? I ask cause my website still has them. FWIW, I only used the 3/16th ounce versions. It could be t...
by uljersey
Sat Apr 29, 2023 5:40 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: You can only take one ….
Replies: 20
Views: 8299

You can only take one ….

…. style of plastic on your next trip. What are you taking ? I’m torn between tubes and flukes with tubes getting the nod. I don’t fish a lot of plastics but tubes are ridiculously versatile and work well in the entire water column. I’ll go a step further and will take only green pumpkin and still h...
by uljersey
Fri Apr 28, 2023 4:34 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1967
Views: 981097

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Wow! I'd be afraid it would bite me! While they do have have a daunting set of teeth, they tend to clamp their mouths shut when caught to the point of it's almost impossible to get them open. That being said, I still handle them with the utmost of caution as I'm sure they could inflict some serious...
by uljersey
Mon Apr 24, 2023 5:16 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1967
Views: 981097

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Snakehead I caught yesterday. I don't target them specifically but this body of water has quite a few. New Jersey F&W has a kill mandate on them as they are considered an invasive species but this one got released. I'm not going to behead it in the canoe and have a bloody slimy mess to deal with and...
by uljersey
Tue Apr 04, 2023 4:22 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: No weld aluminum canoe/kayak cart
Replies: 5
Views: 4954

Re: No weld aluminum canoe/kayak cart

Major FAIL on the first prototype. The first time out the, both of the horizontal support bars that the canoe rests on snapped the connectors that fastened them to the vertical bars that they were fastened to. The connectors I initially used are die cast and thin at one end which apparently was a we...