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Author Topic: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup  (Read 367 times)

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First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« on: June 16, 2019, 12:36:44 AM »

The bait monkey talked me into starting to throw glide baits and big swimbaits.  I already throw the normal size ones on an LSCR.

So, I pulled the trigger on a 13 Fishing Muse Black 7'9 and paired it with an old school Zillion 100 HSA. 

First thoughts are:  Rod is rated for 2-4 ounces.  The glide bait I was throwing was around 1.5 ounces so a bit light, but I think the rating is a bit undepowered IMO.  Meaning, this rod would easily handle 4 oz swimbaits. 

Rod is very well constructed, nice finish and a pretty cool idea where to put a giant hook.  Rod will DEFINITELY chuck a bait, not doubt about that.  I had braid on the 100 HSA, so I went with that because it was already spooled up and the reel was on the bench.  Rod handle, while EVA, is definitely better EVA than i expected, and has a nice tapered handle, plus a handle above the reel seat. 

Some pics of the rod out of the tube from TW, and in action.  Caught a nice fat chunk after about an hour.  It was an awesome bite.  The bass literally tried to kill that glide bait.   

I can alreay tell you that there will be many more large baits thrown on this rod.  Considering a tatula 150 or the Zillion HD or Coastal for main reel duty. 






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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 05:57:13 AM »

That's a nice set up. The Muse black is a great rod.. I'm trying the big glide bait / swim bait deal myself.
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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 07:04:02 AM »

That's a nice set up. The Muse black is a great rod.. I'm trying the big glide bait / swim bait deal myself.

what rod are you throwing them on?
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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 07:08:16 AM »

Nice fish Caddy!! Enjoy the new rod!!

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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 07:20:39 AM »

what rod are you throwing them on?
I'm using a Fury 795 SB and a Tranx 300.
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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 07:30:51 AM »

I'm using a Fury 795 SB and a Tranx 300.

what gear ratio on the Tranx?  Also, why such a deep spool?

I hear differing opinions on this. Curious what your thoughts were
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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2019, 07:44:24 AM »

I have the 5.8:1. Really, the spool isn't as deep as I would have thought either. I'd guess it holds around 130 yds. of 20 lb. flouro.
The Tranx looks big but when its on the rod it doesn't feel much bigger than a 200 size Curado.
It will heave a Hudd 68 or S waver a mile.
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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2019, 07:57:49 AM »

Another thing to mention.. The 5.8 still has a IPT of 30 inches.
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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2019, 11:18:48 PM »

Heading out tomorrow on G with just a glide bait, frog and spook setup in the morning.
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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2019, 09:17:31 AM »

Should be a fun morning, let us know how the rod does ~c~
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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2019, 03:50:32 AM »

Did you have any reports on the rig? How's that big ole Muse stick?

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Re: First Glide Bait and Big Swimbait Setup
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2019, 06:10:28 AM »

disclaimer:  I was into Powells before I knew about Dobyns.  there's a Dobyns for ever app.

I toss my River2Sea S-waver 168's on a Powell Max 765.  Love it.
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