Fall Tackle Review: Rods, Reels, Lures

Matt and Tim are on the water and they brought a boat load of new gear along! From new spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, and crankbaits, to rods and reels, they're spending the day exploring new equipment. Come along for a fun afternoon on the water!

The Shimano SLX and Dobyns Colt rods had already been fished but the rest of the tackle was brand new. Watch first hand as the guys have to adjust reels, dial in baits, and figure out how to adapt to fish that are difficult to pattern.

The guys make the best of the conditions and the gear and quickly begin boating quality bass. The key players seemed to be the jerkbait and underspin but a handful of other baits were successful as well. Below is a break down of all the equipment the guys were using.

The Baits...

Megabass Vision 110 Silent jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2mqOuiA

Rapala Shadow Rap Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2yjK7fO

Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Evergreen CH-1 Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2MrsOCG

Flashy Spinner (3/0): http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Keitech 3.8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

6th Sense 50X Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

The Rods...

13 Fishing Fate Black 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2NPAhrb

Lews TP-1 Black 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2Ovtbxc

Daiwa Tatula Elite 7'3" MH: http://bit.ly/2yLDr9z

Shimano SLX 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

St. Croix Legend Elite 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2z2qdHc

Shimano Curado 7'1" Medium Spinning: http://bit.ly/2ydQjbi

The Reels...

13 fishing Origin TX: http://bit.ly/2NUHiej

Daiwa CR 80: http://bit.ly/2Cgk5Nh

Daiwa SV TWS: http://bit.ly/2xALqpz

Shimano SLX: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Lew's Speed Spool LFS: http://bit.ly/2xEElEw

Shimano Chronarch MGL (Awesome Reel paired with a jerkbait): http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Shimano NASCI Spinning: http://bit.ly/2g278cC


Braid- Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Fluorocarbon- Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Monofilament- Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9


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3 Underspin Tricks You Haven't Tried!

Making the perfect underspin is easy! There are some awesome products on the market now that let you convert any hook, swimbait head, or jighead into an underspin. You can modify baits, change hooks, weights, blade sizes, and more, and it only takes a few seconds.

Bass love chasing baitfish in the Fall and the underspin is a great way to target those fish. Unfortunately no two lakes are the same so one day you might be fishing in 2 feet around grass and the next day find yourself in 25 feet on a flat. With these simple baits and hooks you can quickly adapt to changing conditions.

Below you'll find a breakdown of the the individual items and tackle Matt discussed in the video. Farther down you'll find his recommendations for making your own "UnderSpin Kit" to store in the boat so you can easily adapt to changing conditions when the need arises.

Our Preferred Underspins...

Blade Runner Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz

Owner Flashy Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Hog Farmer Baits War Pig: http://bit.ly/2pcQnRP

Cool Baits Underspin: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA

Underspin Parts...

Owner CPS Springs (Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

Khan Baits Easy Spin: http://bit.ly/2RUVXVW

Pro Point Lures Underspin Blades: http://bit.ly/2f6uwne

Decoy Versatile Keeper: http://bit.ly/2NNtJci

Hook Selection...

Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Owner 4/0 Beast Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

Owner Jungle Wide Gap Hook: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z

Gamakatsu 6/0 Superline EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

The Baits...

Keitech 4.8" Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Scottsboro Tackle Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2NpyLjU

Matt's Kit Recommendations...

-Plano Pro Latch 3500 Box: http://bit.ly/2QVH7NI

-1/8 oz Easy Spin (Silver)

-1/8 oz Easy Spin (Gold)

-3/8 oz Easy Spin (Silver)

-Weightless Easy Spin (Silver)

-Pro Point Lures Silver Blades

-Decoy Medium Versatile Keeper (Holds Blades in place)

-Owner Medium CPS Spring


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Best Gear For Fishing A New Lake

How Do you pack for a lake you've never been to? What gear are you going to need? How much tackle should you carry? How much is too much? Do you need anything special? Today Tim answers all these questions by taking you along for a tour of the gear he packed for his trip to Michigan.

Preparing for "anything" that a new lake can throw your way is very challenging. If you specifically select baits that have multiple uses it is much easier to be prepared for varying conditions. From clean water to murky, from a topwater bite to ledge fishing, you can get away with less tackle than you might expect.

Below is a break down of all the gear Tim took to Michigan to chase Smallmouth on lakes he'd never seen before. They're broken into Finesse/Spinning Gear and Reaction/Casting Gear.


Dropshot #1- Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm

Dropshot #2- Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2aAoUoR

Dropshot #3- Roboworm 6" Worm: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3

Ned Rig- Z Man TRD: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

Ned Rig Head- Z Man LockZ HD: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Neko Rig- Kut Tail Worm: http://bit.ly/2iXlzPu

Neko Rig- Tungsten Nail Weight: http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW

Finesse Tube: Dry Creek 3.5" Tube: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r

Swimbait- Keitech 2.8": http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Swimbait- 1/8 oz Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Spy Bait - Duo Realis Spinbait 80: http://bit.ly/2uziBeM

Hair Jig- Feider Fly: http://bit.ly/2G7TBwj

Yamamoto 5" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS


Megabass Deep Six: http://bit.ly/2A3clKP

Lucky Craft LV-500 Lipless: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

Jackall TN-70 Lipless: http://bit.ly/2lqAwjh

Damiki Vault Blade: http://bit.ly/2rnO7e2

River2Sea Biggie Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

Norman Deep Little N: http://bit.ly/2acSLUd

Blade Runner 1 3/4 oz Spoon: http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG


Swimbait- Keitech 4.3 Fat: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Swimbait- 6" Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2xRdCFP

Swimbait- S Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh


Bubble Popper: http://bit.ly/2yxP2ZQ

Rio Rico: http://bit.ly/2RGNx4x

Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea

River2Sea Bubble Walker: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY

Whopper Plopper: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Evergreen Shower Blows: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

Rod/Reel Combos...

Drop Shot - NRX 822 DSR - http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Hair Jig / Spybait - Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS Spin Rod 7'6" ML - http://bit.ly/2QHupT9

All purpose spinning - NRX 852S JWR - http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Deep Crank Setup

IMX Pro Crank Rod 7'6" Med Hvy 906 CBR - http://bit.ly/2FQj6CZ

Shimano Chronarch 150 MGL - http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

15lb Seaguar AbrazX Fluorocarbon Line - http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX

Swimbait Setup

G. Loomis GLX Casting Rod 7'5" Heavy 894C JWR - http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Shimano Metanium - http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

Glide Bait Setup

G. Loomis GLX Casting Rod 7'5" Heavy 894C JWR - http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Shimano Curado 200K - http://bit.ly/2tHewEh


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Bass Fishing: Best Baits For Fall Fishing

Look inside Matt's day box at what he's really using! There are no secrets, no hidden baits, these are the baits we're taking to the lake to catch fish right now. From Shallow to deep, big to small, it all fits in a single Plano box.

Many anglers complicate their Fall bass fishing but it doesn't have to be that way. With just a small handful of baits we're able to cover virtually any circumstance that could arise. The real beauty of this box is that it will catch fish in almost any water temp, water clarity, and regardless of what sort of baitfish the bass are eating.

Do you have any favorite baits that aren't in the box? Some would say the spinnerbait or chatter bait are missing (and they are) but for most Fall fishing conditions the Underspin, square bill, and lipless will fill the void.

Below is a breakdown of the baits in the box...

Swimbait Heads/Underspins

Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Dirty Jigs Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Blade Runner SpinTrix UnderSpin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz

Spoons and Tail Spinners...

Blade Runner 1 3/4 oz and 3/4 oz Spoons: http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG

Damiki Axe Blade: http://bit.ly/2w2uB9t


LV-500 Lipless: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

River2Sea Ruckus Lipless: http://bit.ly/2pl6LQl

6th Sense Quake Thud Lipless: http://bit.ly/2ybPQDK

Biggie Smalls Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

Crush Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

Lucky Craft Silent Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2vmq67T


Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

Megabass Dog X Diamante: http://bit.ly/2Q5GPUH

River2Sea Rover 128: http://bit.ly/2acSVea


River2Sea S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

The Box...

Plano Waterproof 3740: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB


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