Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dobyns Rods Official Release: Zayata Series Rod Update

If you are anything like me you have been patiently been awaiting the release of Dobyns "Zayta" series rod.. a set up from the Champion Extreme, these rods were looking and sounding like a dream come true… then came the waiting.. yesterday Gary Dobyns opened up in an interview with Mike Cork (ultimate bass.com) and gave some insight into "why the delay?"

Here is a short snippet from that interview. For the full conversation with Gary check out this LINK

"After a lot of work and fine tuning the Zayta Series, we hit a major road block. The prototypes are done and the rods are ordered, material bough and, as many of you know, we were using a nano resin material in this rod series. Well, the rights to that material were acquired by another company. So I decided to hold off on the Zatas. With no more material being available to us, I'd have to discontinue them in less then one year"

Gary continues by stating that he is committed to the Zayta series and is currently working on developing his own high end material, but it will take some learning and further testing to get it right and he always gets it right.

Stay tuned for more info on the Dobyns Zayta series

Monday, November 18, 2013

RadioWorld Presents: 5th Annual Ice Fishing Seminar

If you missed out on RadioWorlds ice seminar featuring the one and only Dave Genz.. then shame on you, but even more importably here is a chance to right the ship.. Saturday December 7th Radioworld is putting on their 5th annual ice seminar and sale.. tickets are free to this event, and believe me when I tell you the knowledge they share is priceless.

If you are looking to learn the secrets of the Kawarthas or two of Canada's premier lakes (Simcoe and Quinte) this is your chance.. don't miss out

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Site News: Team Split BassJunkies is now BassJunky

Sorry it has been a bit quiet around here lately, it is the usual calm before the storm that leads up to switch over from bass fishing season to ice fishing season. But there is one change that took place that I though was worth mentioning...

After 3+ years of tournament fishing (and a 7 year friendship), Dustin and I have decided to sever our fishing partnership. Like any marriage it got to the point were our differences on and off the water made it no fun to fish together, and if fishing is no fun, you know something is wrong. I wish Dustin all the best in his future endeavours and also warn any future partner that he man eats nothing but boiled eggs and protein bars while in the boat, so nose plugs are a must.

Please Note: As part of our split Dustin has also decided to part ways with Dobyns Rods, he will be fulling joining Team Ardent for 2014

This change means very little to the BassJunkies website as a whole (other then it being now grammatically incorrect), The only contributions Dustin made to the site were the very sporadic "Dustins Corner" articles 5 in total  which can be found HERE

As for me, I'm currently weighing my options for 2014, I have some great ideas lined-up that will not only  keep me on the water, but also keep me learning and more importantly having fun.. Stay tuned