Hardbaits, Softbaits, and more... Spring Gear Review!

Spring is a great time to try new lures! We try as many as we possibly can and this handful made the cut after months of testing and experimentation. 

If you're looking to try something different this Spring, these are all excellent choices. From swimbaits to finesse baits to deep cranks, you're going to like these picks! Here are our thoughts on them...

Megabass Hazedong Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2CIwgzt 
Tight Kicking swimbait for an ultra finesse presentation. Works extremely well when slow fishing. 

Damiki Armor Shad: http://bit.ly/2KtPDAT
Action lands between the Keitech 2.8 and Hazedong. Ultra versatile and a great alternative if your fish are seeing a lot of anglers throwing the 2.8

Dredger 22.5 Deep Crank: http://bit.ly/2I8xOcA
This Berkley bait goes extremely deep for its size. If you're looking for a bait that dives into similar depths as the 10XD but with half the size, this is the one for you! It also has a unique high-pitch rattle sound that works extremely well. 

IMX Pro Crankbait 906 CBR Rod: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
This rod is great for mid to full size Crankbaits. Virtually anything diving in the 7-20 foot depth range can be thrown on this setup. 

Reaction Innovations Shiver Shot: http://bit.ly/2JCpY7S
The bait is a small swimbait profile but with a forked tail. It works great as a dropshot bait as well as a tiny fluke option. This bait is a must try!

Damiki Axe Blade: http://bit.ly/2w2uB9t
The Axe Blade is an incredibly versatile tail spinner. With an extra hook in the back this bait works really well for catching those fish that are just slapping at the bait. With a willow blade instead of a small Colorado its also a different sound and vibration profile than other tail spins. 

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Matt's Skin Cancer Operation + Sun Gear Tips

No one wants to find out they've got cancer, especially when they're young! Matt faced some scary news earlier this year. We waited to share it with you until he got the all clear but the time has come to let you know how serious the sun gear/sunscreen issue really is. The Sun doesn't mess around, you need to take care of yourself!

If you're not wearing sun gear because it fogs up, we have a trick for you in this video! If you're not wearing it because it looks silly, get over it. Matt is 34 years old with a young family and wasn't expecting to find out that his cumulative sun damage had already developed to the point of minor surgery. 

If you're going to wear sunscreen be sure that you use a product with Zinc in it for maximum protection. The benefit of sun gear is that your skin is completely covered, being exposed to minimal doses of harmful rays. Take care of yourself, get checked, and get your family checked. Early detection can turn a potentially life threatening situation into a minor bump in the road. 

Below is a break down of the sun gear we use...

Aftco Solido Sun Mask: http://bit.ly/2vgSsh4
Aftco Bass Sun Mask: http://bit.ly/2KqO7Qi

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt: Email tacticalbassinapparel@gmail.com
Aftco Fish Ninja Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/2HFHJa9
Aftco Samurai Performance Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/2vgTOst

Simms Solar Flex Sun Glove: http://bit.ly/2rRYff7

Sun Pants...
Aftco Original Fishing Pants: http://bit.ly/2foDx10

Eye Surrender ESE Sunglasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN

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Top Rod & Reel Combos For Dock Fishing!

Skipping docks and overhanging cover is easy with the right equipment! Tim shows the 4 combos and the baits he uses for dock fishing. From Senkos to swimbaits to jigs, this is the information you need to improve your dock fishing this year. 

Tim covers the spectrum with 4 rods and can adapt to changing conditions on the fly. From giant bass suspended in the water column to small bucks at the base of pilings, Tim has a method for effectively targeting those fish. 

Combo #1: Weightless Worm...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 852: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv
Rod #2- Loomis GLX 852: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O
Modern Reel- Daiwa Exist 2500: http://bit.ly/2JCa79E
Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 6 lb Sniper Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Strike King Shim -E- Stick: http://bit.ly/2vXqewr
Yamamoto 5" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Wacky Saddle: http://bit.ly/2xnYcJo
Mosquito Hook (Size 1): http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR

Combo #2: Weighted Worm...
Rod- 6'10" Expride Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT: http://bit.ly/2zrq4id
Line- 10 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 8 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
6" Robo Straight Tail Worm: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3
Owner Block Head Jig: http://bit.ly/2qL0A8n

Combo #3: Glide Bait...
Rod- IMX Pro 904: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
S-Waver 168 (Bluegill or Light Trout): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Gan Craft 178: http://bit.ly/2d5l48K

Combo #4: Soft Swimbait...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 795: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Cardiff 300: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO
Line- 65 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Osprey 6" Tournament Talon: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0
(TW Shad, Reverse Hitch, Bluegill)

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Shimano Bantam MGL Casting Reel Review

Is It Worth The Money? What sets this reel apart from the rest? Tim explores the technology in the all-new Shimano Bantam MGL and puts it to the test. 

This reel lands between the Metanium MGL and Chronarch MGL on price with a retail price of $349.99 At that price there better be some serious technology to back it up. Shimano did not disappoint! This is the first low-profile bait caster to incorporate a solid frame construction. Why should that matter to you? The sensitivity is absolutely unmatched. You literally feel more bites through the reel than you will with a traditional reel. It also has micro module gearing, infinite braking, X-Ship, Hagane, and a variety of other proprietary technologies. 

When will it be available? Some gear ratios are available now, the rest are available for pre-order and will be shipping in a few weeks. 

Bantam MGL Reel: http://bit.ly/2H44yjG

Tim paired it with... 
Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Sunline Sniper 12 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Flash Pointer 115 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Is $349 out of your budget? No worries! Here are some of our other favorite reels at different price points from lowest to highest...

$89- Caenan 150 A: http://bit.ly/2geIvbD
$99- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
$179- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
$279- Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
$419- Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB


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