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FYI - Deep Down Phantoms
December 21, 2012
6:42 pm
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Mike D
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I purchased a few 7.5" Phantom soft tails recently and picked up one of the "new" deep down verison. The regular 7.5" weighs 4 oz. and the deep down weighs 6 oz. I threw all 3 yesterday and the deep down was like throwing a brick. Literally, it just drops nose down to the bottom with little or no action when worked in. The belly just rolls up when you try to work it in without any zigzag action. I called MTO today and Aaron said he agrees. He called Phantom on this same issue and they said you have to twitch it really hard to get it to work right ??? Well, thats not how I work Phantoms, especially this time of the year. Anyway, they are exchanging that one for a regular for me.

Just wanted to let everyone know in case you're considering a purchase.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 21, 2012
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AHHHHHH - I just bought one too!!!

December 22, 2012
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The water is going to be too high for while now but if you can, give it a try with the advice to twitch it back much harder than normal. Maybe it will work. I didnt get that advice until after I fished it.

December 22, 2012
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Ha ha ha, I just got one last week. I'm looking forward to trying the soft tail hellhound.

Team MTF

December 22, 2012
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T_Musky wrote:
Ha ha ha, I just got one last week. I'm looking forward to trying the soft tail hellhound.

Soft Tail Hell Hound??? Didnt know they came out with one. I may have to get one of those... ๐Ÿ™‚

December 23, 2012
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Maybe it would be good to use in the summer on deep weed edges worked fast.All baits are like tools.You wouldnt use a screw driver to hammer in a nail,would you.

December 24, 2012
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Never tried the 7 inch version but liked the 6 inch version

Dreaming of muskies in Cali....

December 28, 2012
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I sent Aaron a thank you for taking care of me on my exchange. Here was his reply.

"You're welcome, Mike. I'm happy I could help. Just an FYI. In part due to your concern on those deep phantoms (as well as others), Phantom is actively working on reweighting them to make them work better. In fact, yesterday he asked me to send all of the deep softails I have back to them. So I'm hopeful that when they release them again that they will be a much better product and more what people were expecting. They do tell me that their standard deep (no tail) works well and they have received no negative feedback on that one. I have not personally tried that one yet."

Thanks again!
Aaron

March 22, 2013
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I've read on Muskies First that Phantom has completed reweighting these deep down plugs and thatthey are for sale and work properly now. Who will be the first to try them again??? ๐Ÿ˜›

March 26, 2013
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thats Great Mike!!!! ;D

January 31, 2014
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Has anyone purchased a Deep Down Phantom Softail since April 0f 2013? You can read in earlier posts in this thread, they were not weighted properly at first and I sent mine back. I've know that they pulled them all back, fixed them and they should work better now. I may order two this week. I wanted to know if the zig zag action is good when working it and when you stop does it drop level amd wobble as it descends. In general do you like the action on them? Thanks for any feedback.

January 31, 2014
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JUST USE DYNAMITE... ( That's the "brown acid") talking... 8)

Mike D wrote:
George, did you take the brown acid? ???

Sometimes you've got to "jiggle' it, and sometimes you've got to give it one big
"jerk"
         TEAM BLACKBERRY

June 12, 2014
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thanks good to know, i was looking at some deep down phantoms,

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