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About MuskieMojoTackle

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  • Birthday 10/13/1978
  1. Daiwa Saltist

    It's definitely not EASY to burn the blades with these reels. The high gear ratio on the reels makes it fairly hard to turn the crank at a high speed. The benefit of the high gear ratio is that you can crank at a medium pace while still smoking that tail along
  2. How much do pike relate to muskies

    Active hammerhandles generally tell me the muskies are not there or are not eating. I will leave the area. Active larger pike do not deter me
  3. 3/0 mustad long shank hooks. Too small???

    what model are they? I use Mustad 3/0 model M35656BR on the Weagle and Wabull...plenty of big fish caught on those baits. If that is the model, I would not worry about them at all...depending on what bait you put them on obviously
  4. 9 foot + rods

    Love 'em. Been using them for the last two years. Think I have 4 or 5 that are over 9'. I'm to the point that 8'6" even seems a little short to me. The longest is a shade over 9'8" that will throw anything in the box.
  5. trinidad?

    I would say the exact opposite is true. Without the added resistance of the levelwind on the line I can really bomb cast with my Trinidad. Once you get a little more practice, I bet you'll experience the same
  6. expo

    That smallie was supposed to be 26". Caught off a dock out of season...would have been some kind of record had it been legal
  7. What is a Quick-Strike Rig?

    After some reading, it appears that my quickstrike is made in the image of the ones from BigTooth Tackle. Maybe I did see them before, and they inspired me? Who knows...either way, that rig is the best I have found for fishing with deadbait. For live bait, I am still just using a single treble or a circle hook.
  8. Anyone catch Larry Dahlberg this weekend?

    He did a show on kite fishing for muskies a few years ago. He did very well on them. I love that show. He lives the life I want. Traveling around chasing the biggest fish that swim
  9. MN Expo

    I'll be there with the Muskie Mojo booth again. Gonna have some cool new custom colors in all the baits.
  10. Weighting a Sledge

    yep. I think Pete Maina first started this with Jakes. Gives them some weight and a real erratic action. Never done it myself.
  11. Weighting a Sledge

    I would be leary of weighting a jerkbait with oil. The oil sloshing back and forth will give you a very unpredictable action. That could be very good, but if you are trying to duplicate the action of a weighted Sledge I don't believe that will do the trick. If bell sinkers of solder on the hooks don't give you what you are after and you wanna get serious you could use some expandable foam and some egg sinkers or the screw in weight system. Drill a couple holes and fill the bait with expandable foam. Then play with weight position until you get the action you are after. Once you have the right location(s) secure the weights in place. Tinkering is a lot of fun, but in this case I think I'd buy another bait.
  12. Shimano Torium

    They are around 32" inches per crank
  13. Dual-Ballbearing swivels.

    Bass Pro currently sells this same thing. Saw them in the catalog not too long ago. Not sure on weight ratings though. Worth checking into...
  14. Shimano Torium

    The Torium is a fine reel for certain applications in muskie fishing...mainly big blades. The lack of a levelwind is not really an issue if you have the right line and a little practice. I used one last year and like the way it performed. That said, I am upgrading to a Trinidad this year.
  15. wabulls

    Matty, you should not see a difference in the action between the Wabull and WA Wabull...besides the added attraction of the soft tail on the WA, that is