Skinny Dippin – The Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper Becomes Next Florida Phenom

The Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper has become somewhat of a phenomenon around these parts. This bait is roughly two years old now, and for the most part has managed to fly under the popular bait radar. However, with a myriad of Florida tournament wins under its belt, including the January 09 FLW Series stop at the Big O, this bait has many anglers casting, catching, and cashing in. As...

The 2009 Quantum Energy PT Part 2: On the water impressions

After having the chance to get this reel out on the water I must say that the new 2009 Energy PT is a winner. I fished this reel on a number of different rods throwing numerous baits from ranging from frogs, chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, worms, cranks and jigs. The following are a few of my comments pertaining to this reel's updated feature set. Castability and the new "V" spool If you...

The 2009 Quantum Energy PT Part 1: Initial Impressions

It feels like it has taken forever for the new 2009 Quantum PT reels to finally start popping up for sale. Many of the latest 2009 reel offerings from top tier manufacturers were available almost right after ICAST, and in the case of Abu Garcia’s Revo SKT and Winch, even before ICAST. None the less, at a time of year when many anglers across the country are packing...

Sebile Magic Swimmers…The Basstrix of 2008?

The other day I received a package in the mail.  I was excited as there were two Sebile Magic Swimmers greeting me inside.  This lipless jointed wake bait/swimbait is being touted as the next “secret weapon” of the pros. With all the press on this bait it’s certainly lining up to be this years replacement for the hollow bellied swimbait. They have been noted as key baits for...

Save the Day with the D-Barb

It happened again yesterday. I cast my zoom speed worm rigged on a 2/0 owner sled head and covered with YUM Craw scent right into that lay down that sits fifty feet from my backyard. I slowly lifted my rod and …Tap… Tap… WHAM! I set the hook, and the fight was on! I carefully played the fish out of the lay down and brought it toward shore....

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