Check this out this is great. Ike’s commitment to getting a fish in the boat knows no bounds.
While I try not to have more reels than I do rods to mount them on and can fit on the deck of my boat(rigged and ready to fish that is) at the same time, I do like to turn my reels over fairly regularly so I get to experience the different reels that are out on the market.
Currently I have no Megabass reels in my collection so it may be time to get another one. Right after i get rid of something else of course.
So where did we go? We went to Hot Springs Arkansas to check out the biggest event on the FLW calendar The Forrest Wood Cup.
In short it was mind blowing, it is to this day the greatest thing i have seen in competitive bass fishing. It was like going to a rock concert, only that there were bass there.
The winner (Scott Suggs) picked up $1 million for the win, while some lucky fan in the crowd won a Ranger bass boat. No it wasn’t Steve or I. I read the fine print on the entry form and only US residents were eligible….dam it.
Anyway take a look at some of the images from the trip.
Dam it i want me one of these for Xmas. Click here to check it at Bass Pro.
What’s next KVD pyjamas, lunch box, or perhaps iron transfers for your t-shirts ala 1970′s super heroes style.
Anyway enough KVD for a while I’m starting to feel like a stalker.
Josh Carpenter (aka Daiwa Reel Monkey) explains the concept on the reel, how it works and the advantages of the new design over more traditional baitcasters. The T-Wing (line guide), and 3D (cast control) technologies are laid out for us to all understand.
Well enough of me banging on about it let’s see what Josh has to say about it.
Hopefully I’ll still have that on-review for you just before Xmas.
I posted this on Facebook not that long ago but i thought it was worth a revisit.
His quiver of Steezes get’s me twitching every time i see them.
First released in 2001 (I think it was then) (silver version) the Pixy has been released in many guises but has largely remained unchanged until the last couple of years when the PX68 and Type R have been released.
The old reels where considered beautiful casting reels just not so good when it comes to fighting fish, i.e the drag. A new set of washes, and perhaps an upgrade of bearings and all was fixed. Problem solved. Go the full Pixzilla upgrade and you ended up with a pimped out version that was legendary.
Jump forward to 2010 with the PX68 and you had a change in gear radio, colour, spool, rotor (Magforce Z) and the addition of a carbon handle and you had something new and special to take the old Pixy’s place.
Was it better? Well that’s a bone of contention.
I love the Beastie Boys. And breaming fishing? Well, I’m so-so on it to be truthful, so I guess one out of two ain’t bad.The lureandfly.com guys with one of their great clips.
Thanks for letting me steal the URL guys.
The behaviour of tournament anglers leaves me scratching my head some times, particularly when it comes to spots and who has priority, yada, yada, yada, you know how it goes. Anyway check out this BASS promo on the said topic.
I thought it was timely to share this clip. Why? because there will be three Phoenix bass boats on the BREAM scene downunder next year. Great boats made by the guys who use to work for Stratos.
Enjoy the ramblings of Aaron, he’s a unique individual that’s for sure. I think he’s great!
Why? because different is good.
P.S. I reckon Aaron looks a bit like Josh Carpenter actually.
While you’re there also pay attention to his career stats so far. He’s won over $5 1/2 million in prize money…damm that’s a lot of cash.
The Steez 103 has been my favourite since i first took one (thanks Brad for starting me on the Steez addiction) to Eungella five odd years ago.
Now there’s a new guy on the block which from all reports may just come between my Steezes and I, the T3.
If all goes well I’ll have a chance to road test one just before Xmas, once again at Eungella. I’ll let you know how our first date goes if it happens.
In the mean-time check out the specs on this new bad boy and make sure you have a look at the vid, that’s where you get to fully understand how the T-Wing System and that new pop-up bonnet on the reel works.
Next year it returns to the Red River, the scene of Skeet Reese’s first (and at this stage only) Bassmaster Classic title.
For bass fishing legend Kevin Van Dam it’ll be his chance to make it a 3-peat, which will surpass Rick Clunn for the most title wins. Either way it’s going to be a great event.
As we get closer to the event I’ll blog stuff that I thinks is note worthy, plus give you the lastest gossip that’s coming through the online rumour -mill.
Stay tuned. I can’t wait to see if KVD can do it again.