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  1. John DeBarros
    December 26, 2011

    Hey Matt,Merry X-Mass+Happy New Years ,I bought your DVD from tackle warehouse when it 1st came out,awsome DVD can’t wait for your next one,I just watched your video clip on the big O,you recomend the BBR 965 for the 6inch hudds (I bought the 966- calcutta 401-P line 30ld for the 8inch hudds) what’s the difference between the 964 and 965,i plan on buying a new set up for mainly 2oz to 3oz baits like the 6inch hudds-Mattlures Hardgills-Mattlure tourneyment baits-and ospheys they all fall in that weight zone but also both rods can handle these baits,i dont have access to hold either or and i took your opion on the 966 combo and love it,im out here near Cape Cod Mass,trout stocked deep ponds,state record is 15lbs and change,my biggest is 9lbs8oz with eggs the hogs are here but cant afford all 3 bbr’s just yet your opion would be greatly appreciated thank’s John DeBarros

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    • southernswimbait
      November 19, 2012

      John, forgive my delayed response. There is very little difference between the ‘current’ models of the 965 and the 964. G-Loomis used to have a much stiffer 965 model that fell in between the 966 and 964. Now, to me, the current version of the 965 is too soft and more closely the 964 than the 966. Find another ‘medium’ action rod, like a Dobyns or Okuma….Medium rods are hard for me to recommend because Gloomis and Shimano are so dysfunctional on me. Whatever I recommend, they end of life (966 and 400 TE!!) or change blanks or actions. I have two very different 965s, I’ll put it to you that way. And I’ve seen other 965s that are like my #2 version that are the same, so the ‘new’ 965 is just more gutless than it used to be.

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  2. Vartan
    February 27, 2012

    I ordered your movie because I wanted to win a bitchin triple trout, thought it couldn’t hurt to watch it, opened my eyes a little more on the philosophy off swimbait fishing , I live 10’min from castaic lake , but drive to diamond valley to fish, I started fishing saltwater way before freshwAter,and swimbaits only a year ago so I fished mainly for stripers big fights and huge fish jus like the ocean, long story short I’m a hunter as well , your hunting big bass theory , motivated me to hunt , next day After work went up to the lagoon at castaic , super windy and cold nobody there ,15 casts later I hooked a fat pig my first Largie over 10 I think, no scale on jus one Bait and a rod, maybe u can tell me from pic? Where can I send it?

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