wtfooptimax200

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  1. My wife gave me this bag earlier in the season. I love it, expect one important feature....strap length. Am I the only one having this issue? I'm on the portly side, but this strap seems too short for all but the shortest, skinniest surfcaster. It makes me wonder if they are all that short or perhaps I got one that had a shorter than normal strap.
  2. Roddy and Redfin, I too was suspicious of optical illusion, but the pics don't do it justice. Side by side the white is definitely significantly larger than blurple. Olive/white was middle of the road. The pics definitely don't show the whole story, I was just throwing them in to break up the boredom of a post with only text. I'm guessing it's the waste issue that Roddy pointed out. The next time I get back to the store I'll bring my calipers with me and get a measurement on these guys. It'll make for interesting discussion.
  3. I’m glad that I’m not the only one that feels this way. I haven’t fished the CCC, but based on the pics, it seems like people are just trying to kill as many as possible. If they’re doing everything legally, then it’s their right to keep, but why keep the cows? I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s my bass tournament background, but C&R always seemed like the best course of action. I always love the look of disgust on the face of meat fishermen when you release a fish, it makes me smile every single time!
  4. Bump....one of the SOL geniuses must have some input on this. I’m shocked if I’m the only that noticed this size variation. Curiousity is killing me on this issue. Why would the plug diameters be different and why would it seem to vary by color?
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  6. On a recent trip to Basspro I was looking at the 6” Tsunami Needlefish. They all had the same sku (with the exception of the color code). There was a very obvious difference in plug diameter between colors, but within each color they were all fairly consistent (I.e. all whites were similar diameter and all blurples were similar). Is this just a Tsunami quality control issue? Is there some other reason that I’m missing.
  7. Thanks for the ID, Steve. Of course, it would be a plug that is no longer produced (at least that’s my understanding).
  8. This was given to me by a gentleman in Rhode Island and he didn’t know the name of the builder any info is appreciated. Thanks, Branden
  9. I ran out to the truck and checked, mine definitely match this stud pattern, not the one shown in the stock photo in the original post.
  10. Good stuff guys, thanks for the info. I have plenty of hockey laces around from back in the day when I wasn't fat and spend countless hours at ice rinks. I accidentally posted a duplicate thread and someone on the other thread suggested tubular nylon webbing. I may do one of each, a true side by side comparison lol.
  11. Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I stole that stock photo from the internet, mine are out in the truck, now I'm curious on the number of spikes. I know that the sticker on the box said 1100, I can always add more spikes. SC, is this what you are referring to? I'm going to order some on Amazon to try. 1", right? Just basically use it like a really wide lace?
  12. Over the weekend I was able to get a pair of Korker K1100 lace ups for much cheaper than the current model (Rocktrax, Casttrax, etc). I'm not thrilled that the lace up system seems a bit less resilient than the strap on model, but since they're for backup use I figured that I would give them a shot. Are there any special tips, tricks, or mods that I should consider making to help them be more secure or last longer (lace upgrades, etc)? Any advice is appreciated.
  13. Over the weekend I was able to get a pair of Korker K1100 lace ups for much cheaper than the current model (Rocktrax, Casttrax, etc). I'm not thrilled that the lace up system seems a bit less resilient than the strap on model, but since they're for backup use I figured that I would give them a shot. Are there any special tips, tricks, or mods that I should consider making to help them be more secure or last longer (lace upgrades, etc)? Any advice is appreciated.
  14. Here's the hook alignment problem that I was having with the Do-It 4 & 5 oz Smilin Bill Mold when using a 9/0 Mustad 3407 and No 2 brass eye: I successfully remedied the issue with a small oak fixture that I made to align the hooks. The fixture not only prevents rotation, but it also allows the bottom of the bend to index off of the work bench and by doing so controls the depth of the hook in the mold. As you can tell, the depth of the hook in the 4 oz is a bit imperfect, but I think that it'll fish just fine.
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