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Modifying a Manns 30+?
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 06:20 PM
Spike-A-Pike, spoken like a true nawthun pike troller We-uns down hyar only use cannon balls for one thang - bombarding forts - and we dint have much luck with it, last we tried. Downrigger on a bass boat? You'd be drummed out of the local bass club. But I gotta admit, a beer and a brat sounds good!
Posted 27 December 2007 - 08:30 PM
Hey, none of us guys in East Tennessee throw modified Mann's 30+ cranks...nope never happens...it's all just a myth. We never deep crank, we never file lips and we never weight with lead. This is all just total fabrication and hearsay. Yeah, right! Using a file properly is an art. Also, don't use a low gear ratio reel or a long crankin' rod. By the way, the best crankin' reel ever was discontinued about a year ago. !00 foot cast with a 30+...believe it. Just because you have never done it or seen it done doesn't mean it isn't true. Deep crankin' works....both Rick Clunn and Mark Davis got modified 30+ cranks from Ricky Shepherd...that's why they were 1st and 3rd in the 2001 Megabucks tournament. There are just as many, if not more great deep crankers in East Tennessee as N. Carolina. Hey, do people really fish deep cranks straight out of the package?
Posted 27 December 2007 - 09:13 PM
Mags, file the lip to thickness of a DD22 or so. Why do you think the lip on the Rapala DT series is so thin?
Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:10 AM
I just received the Poes. They look excellent right out of the box, although I'll be re-painting them in my confidence colors. The US BASS owner even sent me a free spinnerbait they make there. Looks good too!
Yes, what reel are you talking about.
Posted 28 December 2007 - 11:44 AM
have you tried throwing it on 8 or 10 pound braid, smaller diameter. hawg caller also makes a big 1 1/2ounce spinnerbait, no real use for it here, it looks cool though . my dad used a lew's speed spool on a fenwick crankshaft rod with 10 or 8 pound on douglas along time ago for doing that
Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:02 PM
You will be impressed - - nothing I've used goes so deep, so easily.
BTW.....I got to spend some more time with Marty's new crank today. I can cast and reel legitimate 18-20' depths, and just for fun I kneeled it down to ~23'. I am VERY impressed with that crank. (BTW....this is using 20 lb. PowerPro braid.....I hate mono)