TackleTour Tournament Interview
TackleTour Tournament Interview : Edwin Evers
E.Evers: For day two's Creature Fever day, I'm going to put on a Bass Pro Shops dragging head (1/2 ounce if it's deep or 3/8 ounce if it's shallow). It's a standup head and I'm going to put a Zoom Magnum Finesse worm on it in green pumpkin. I'm gonna have that thing on seventeen pound test fluorocarbon and I'm going to throw it on a seven six (7'-6") heavy powered, Pro Qualifier rod with a BPS 7.1:1 gear ratio Pro Qualifier Reel again. I envision that setup working anywhere I have off colored water and it's a bait I have a lot of confidence in.
This is really a power fishing version of a shakey head, but I can fish this setup really fast. That seven six heavy powered, Pro
Qualifier rod has a really nice tip on it where I can wing that bait really far, yet it has a really good backbone for setting the hook. It's crucial to get a good hookset when fishing this dragging head and that stick in heavy power really has the backbone to get it done.
That seven six heavy powered, Pro Qualifier rod has a really nice tip on it where I can wing that bait really far, yet it has a really good backbone for setting the hook.
Day Three: They've found the fish, and have picked through the schools to fill their limits. The water has been pounded and the fish are feeling pressured. What in the world are the pros going to do on Day Three of our tourney? It's time to turn to the "F" word. Downsizing baits and line, switching to light powered rods, slowing down that presentation, you know what all of that means. It's time to declare, "What the Finesse?!?!" Day three of our tourney is all about finesse.
When it's time for finesse applications, Evers reaches for
his seven foot (7'-0") medium powered BPS Carbon Lite spinning rod matched
with a BPS Pro Qualifier PQ20H.
E.Evers: When it's time for finesse applications, I'm reaching for my seven foot (7'-0") medium powered BPS Carbon Lite spinning rod and matching it with a BPS Pro Qualifier PQ20H. I'm fishing this with six pound test BPS fluorocarbon. This is my go to setup for throwing Zoom Finesse Worms or the Swamp Crawler. This is just a great, lightweight and sensitive rod for throwing a drop shot. It's just worked for me and I've done really well with this setup.
We should clarify that due to travel restrictions, Evers was not able to have his own rods on the water at Lake Biwa, so the rods in these photos may look a little different than the ones he normally uses.
Day Four: It's the last day of the tourney and we're culling our field of pros to the top ten anglers. The lucky ones get to continue our wacky tourney and if they're not ready to protest our format yet, they just might after they learn what we're limiting them to now on day four. The number one question we continue to receive here on TackleTour is if you could just have one... You know the rest. Yes, that's right, we're enlisting the pros in our Search For One campaign and limiting them on the last day of the tourney to one rod, and one reel. What will their combo be? Let's find out.
Evers's answer in his Search For One? Read below to find out.
E.Evers: If I can only have setup it has to be my seven foot (7'-0") medium heavy, BPS Carbon Lite rod matched with my Pro Qualifier reel in 6.3:1 retrieve ratio. I'm going to spool that with fourteen pound (14lb) BPS
Fluorocarbon. This is the rod I carry around with me more than anything else and it's a great stick for all purpose applications.
My BPS Pro Qualifier reel has really stood the test of time for me. It's been reliable, and I can cast a mile with it regardless of whether I have itty bitty, thin diameter line, or great big, thick line on it. I set the brakes on the inside to two in and two out and am good to go with just about anything. I'll occasionally fine tune my reel with the outside adjustment, but usually just leave it alone. 6.3:1 is a nice, in between gear ratio and my fourteen pound fluoro is big enough so I can flip in a pinch, throw spinnerbaits and
not so big that I can't get a crankbait down deep. The only thing I can't do well on this line is throw topwater, but other than that, it's my go to line.
TackleTour would like to thank Edwin Evers for giving us a little insight to his tackle selections in what would be a rather unique and tackle-centric tournament.