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Ima Lures Skimmer Grande

The Ima Lures Skimmer Grande is a topwater walking bait that subtly glides across the surface replicating the action of small shad that are often found roaming the surface. The Grande size Ima Skimmer retains the design of the original, but increases the size from 4.5″ to 5″ in order to mimic lager species of forage that predatory fish feed upon. The Ima Skimmer Grande possesses a slim profile that has proven to be one of the most appealing bass lure shapes ever. As a result of this subtle shape, the lure will glide across the surface softly much like the wake of a lone shad as it seeks refuge from the predators below. There’s a whole lot to be said simply for this slender profile and silhouette, and the Ima Skimmer Grande is really the only topwater hardbait that has perfected it.

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WILD BOILING ACTION…

A large part of the Skimmer Grande’s action is caused on the ending movement of each zig or zag as the tail-weighted back end of the Ima Skimmer Grande stirs the water slightly causing a natural boil. So every time that the Skimmer zigs or zags left or right, the final movement of the weighted tail interrupts the consistency of the slick surface and the lure slips out barely ahead of the boil, just like a desperate baitfish narrowly escaping a bass’s lunge.The Skimmer Grande’s action then becomes a non-stop series of ever-widening boils emanating behind it. It’s like having a school of surface-feeding bass on the scene, all boiling the surface behind the Ima Skimmer’s tail. If there’s ever anything that gets a non-committal bass to bite, it is other bass feeding in front of it – and that’s the competitive feeding cue that the Skimmer’s tail-stirring movement sends out to all bass within range of sensing the surface-feeding boils trailing out behind the Skimmer.

The IMA Skimmer Grande measures 5″ in length and weighs 5/8oz.

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IMA Skimmer Grande Specs

  • Length: 125mm, 5in
  • Weight: 17g, 5/8oz
  • Classification: Top Water
  • Hooks: Owner ST-36 #4

The Rod Glove are you protected?

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Most bass anglers have felt the pain of trying to retrieve a rod out of a rod locker. Just keeping multiple rods in close proximity can leads to tangles and wasted time as any co-angler can tell you. Most times when I put my rods in the my locker they don’t come out as nicely as they when in, or you have to pull out a few to detangle the one you want. In the past I’ve tried things to cope with this like wrapping the main line around the rod guides or staggering the rods as I put them in. After a tow to the ramp and boat run they end up back in the mess I was trying to avoid. Then came the Rod Glove! As simple as it is, it has made a huge impact on my fishing. I am now able to put more rods in my rod locker and easily retrieve any of them with a moments notice. Ive also found my rods take less of a beating going in and out of the locker.
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On any rod if you bend any eye a few times it’s going to break off. The rod glove protects the eyes, line and rod itself from catching on other rods or the edges of the compartment. They come in a variety of colors and sizes to meet your needs. They also have another great product the bait glove.
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I like the bait glove for any baits that have multiple treble hooks. As a serious tournament angler every minute counts. The rod glove will save you time and frustration. Check them out at therodglove.com!
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Folsom Lake Ima Flit Video with Nick Lynch

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Nick Lynch catches Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass at Folsom Lake Ca, on the Ima Flit 100 and 120.

This an excellent Rip Bait year round!

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The New Revo Spinning Reel

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Butch Brown talks about rigging your Huddleston!

Butch Brown talks about rigging your Huddleston!

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The Revo® SX takes cutting edge design to the next level. By utilizing and Insert Molded C6 (IM-C6) carbon body design that incorporates a one piece aluminum gear box, the latest Revo® SX is lighter than the previous generation while maintaining excellent rigidity.

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Treat your Rods Right with the Rod Glove

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Taking care of your equipment could easily be argued as one of the most important things when it comes to practicing good (fundamentals). Us bass fisherman spend thousands upon thousands of dollars of our hard earned money on our fishing equipment, boats, electronics(fish finders), rods, reels, line, tackle, proper apparel for the weather, the list goes on and on. When spending this kind of money I’m sure many of you are like me and want to take care of your investments and get the most out of them. For boats they offer specialty cleaning products for the hull, carpet, upholstery, for tackle there’s awesome storage trays designed just for rip baits, crank bait or even swimbait boxes. They make line and lure conditioner, cases and special cleaners for our sunglasses, special soft and hard cases for fish finders, it’s a never ending list. But what about one of the most important tools you use, your rods, what is the best way to protect these?

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Well like everything else in the fishing world different companies offer different things for protecting the same piece of equipment and by trial and error we all figure out what is the best and what is not! I have found Dobyns Rods to be superior to all other rods and I’m not just saying that because I’m on there staff, I really believe they make in my mind and many others out there, the best rod you can buy. I take pride in using these rods and I want to make sure I’m doing everything possibly to protect them and how I do that is with a Rod Glove! 

Ive fished as a co-angler therefore I havnt always had the pleasure of keeping all my rods in the rod locker or on the deck of a boat all the way to the lake and back. I’m constantly taking them in and out of my truck, throwing them in one boat, back in my truck and into another boat. This can be very hard on your rods, I used to not use anything to protect them, I would throw a strap around all of them and load them up. Well after time this started to cause problems like bent guides and even chipped guide inserts, after trying different things like hard cases and even soft cloth like martial cases/sheaths I still wasn’t happy. Hard cases were not the answer because I found myself wasting time having to take the reels on and off every time I used the case plus once they are in the case the rods are all banging against each other and you guessed it, in time it caused the same problem of bent and chipped guides. The soft cloth like material was good because it stopped the banging against each other but was still not enough protection for the rod guides and even my line.

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The Rod Glove was first shown to me by a fellow Dobyns Rods and RbBassFishing.net staffer Dan Wells a little about 2 years ago, since I stared using them I couldn’t be happier! I enjoy being able to leave my reels on my rods and have them completely rigged for fishing and not have to worry about it. One other thing I really like about the Rod Glove is that your line is covered and not jus covered so you can’t see it, it’s covered with enough protection against knicks caused by sharp objects they might encounter form there trip from your house to the lake and back again.

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 Like my Dobyns rods, I believe that the Rod Glove is the best protecting and user friendly rod cover out there. The Rod Glove is a very affordable piece of equipment for the protection it offers and will give you. When it comes to your rods don’t just use any cover and think they’ll be ok, as affordable as they are do your self a favor and buy some Rod Gloves!  

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Deps Slide Swimmer 175

Changes in the Deps Silent Swimmer 175

Deps Japan has been hard at it, working on the new Slide Swimmer ABS inject models. The new models will be released in the 175mm size and the 250mm. The original slide swimmer molds were approaching 10 years of age and needed to be replaced. They saw this as an opportunity to improve on the lure that has brought personal best catches to 1000’s of anglers across the world. The owner of Deps Japan and designer of the Slide Swimmer, Kazumasa Okumura, has 12 years of experience with this bait and knew exactly what they could do to augment the baits performance. Working with the legendary trophy hunter, Butch Brown, who also has 6 years of usage with the Slide Swimmer the two made some modifications that will help get us all get bit more often.

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Slide Swimmer Injected Benefits

  • Made out of ABS Plastic
  • Features soft silicon skin
  • The 175 will use Jointed 8 Rings to connect the bodies and for eye ties. This will aid in strength for a shorter sized bait.
  • The 250 will use longer heavier duty Heaton screws for body connections and eye ties.
  • The Heaton used to join the bodies on the 250 will be adjustable. The longer you
  • leave the Heaton the wider action, and the shorter the Heaton the tighter, quicker action the bait has.
  • The Silicon Skin will still be removable and the weights will still be on the outside of the body allowing for easy modification. The slide swimmers come standard with a Rate of Fall of about 5 feet per 10 seconds. Adding weight or taking away weight can be done with the new models.
  • Color line up options increases. The clear ABS plastic allows for ghost & clear coloring patterns. The original colors to date will also be available.
  • A Spring Weight is added to front body. With a slow steady retrieve the spring weight does not emit any sounds just like the original, but when the bait is jerked or fished with a faster retrieve the weighted ball bounces of the walls of the bait producing fish enticing sounds. There is also a slight vibration as the bait falls.

 

Wanta Get Bit? Get Flit! Ima Flit 120 jerkbait

Design

-3 Hooks: Made with three hooks.  This design helps increase catch ratio when fish are in a reactive mood and not willing to aggressively feed.  Most commonly an asset in colder water early and late in the year and in post frontal situations.

-High Pitch (small bb’s):  Most Commonly resembling to baitfish in the Herring family (flat sided, as opposed to a round sided smelt), which includes Gizzard and Threadfin Shad, to imitate sound in colder water conditions and in post frontal situations.

-Triangular Internal Chamber system:  This unique system maximizes sound by ricocheting bb’s at constant angles.  With this design it allows for a controlled sound among all jerkbaits that come out of production, allows the jerkbait to be consistent in sound, and keeps the bb’s from getting stuck in crevices.  This design emits a controlled sound and maximizes consistency, maximizing it’s realistic and unique sound.

-6 to 8ft dive depth:  Most common depth, within visible sight, of suspending baitfish and predatory fish aimed to catch in colder months and post frontal situations.

-Flat sided, wider back:  A common shape of baitfish resembling in the Herring family.  If taken a cross section of, both will appear triangular in shape, as oppose to oval in shape, more resembling of a smelt or minnow, which is less commonly fed on by Bass.

-Forward pointed, skinnier bill:  This lure has its action built into it’s design.  Many competitors make a lure and adjust the bill width and size to give the lure its action.  This will only create more resistance wearing the user out much quicker.  The bill angle, length and width is designed for strictly the depth, where the body is designed for the action by resembling the shape of Herring, which includes Gizzard and Threadfin Shad, and giving a similar cadence, resulting in a much user friendly, less tiring lure.

-Flash:  With how the sides of the jerkbait are designed, they reflect light slightly downward, naturally the direction from which a strike will most likely come from, as oppose to outward and in any which direction like most competitors.

Techniques

-Jerk Pause:  Starting each jerk with a slack and ending with a slack after single to multiple jerks.  Increase frequency between jerks and pauses as fish activity level increases and as water temperature increases.  Work the lure with your rod top close to the water to maximize depth, bringing the rod tip up as you would like to work it shallower or through or over shallow cover.

-Deadsticking:  Working the lure with very little contact with the lure itself and inching the lure forward by bringing up the slack and using the weight of the line to move the lure forward.  Start out with a couple cranks and with the Jerk Pause technique to get the lure to depth before working the deadsticking technique.

Recommended Tackle

-6’0″ to 7’0″ depending on height:  You want the rod as long as possible, but just short enough to where your rod tip is not dragging in the water on the Jerk Pause technique when your rod is pointed downward.

-8lb-14lb line:  The lighter the line the better, when you can get away with it.  This will maximize the natural action of the lure.  As there is more cover and debris to wear line easier, increase the weight of the line.

-Reel:  Most reels can be used, but suggest using a 6.3:1 ratio or greater for easy use.

Flit 120 – Available in 18 colors

Flit 120 – 114 Table Rock Shad

 

Flit 120 – 171 Boned Shad

199 – Clear *NEW*

100 – Silver Flash

101 – Gold Flash

102 – Clown

104 – Chartruese Shad

105 – American Shad

107 – Olive Herring

108 – Misty Shad

109 – Ghost Minnow

113 – Brown Flash

115 – Blue Shad

116 – Tennessee Shad

125 – Matte Bluegill

150 – Ghost Tennessee Shad NEW COLOR

151 – Pro Blue NEW COLOR

152 – Phantom Craw NEW COLOR