Greg DiPalma's Pro Page
Greg DiPalma is a champion tournament fisherman and FLW pro. Fishing out of New Jersey, Greg is a frequent speaker at our events and we are proud to have him representing us! This page is where you will find all of the tackle that Greg uses and recommends for catching big bass!
Starting at: $159.99
Shimano Curado Casting Rods are extremely versatile and have models to cover a wide range of bass fishing techniques. To achieve a perfect combination of strength and low weight, Curado rods are built with light and sensitive Hybrid High Modulus UD Carbon with Nanoresin blanks and high quality cork grips. FUJI tangle free Alconite guides and matte rubberized, soft touch coated FUJI reel seats provide smooth casting and retrieve. All of these high end features add up to high end performance.Learn More
Starting at: $179.99
The Shimano Curado Series has been a favorite for both pro and amateur tournament anglers for a long time. It is reliable, durable, packed with top of the line Shimano features, and yet affordably priced. The Shimano Curado 200K casting reels take the series to a whole new level!
You can expect extra smooth casting and reeling thanks to Shimano's MicroModule Gearing. The SVS braking system allows you to make fast adjustments when conditions change or you need to switch baits. A longer handle and rubberized paddle grips combined with a more compact body give you even better control that with previous models. X-ship technology improves durability by providing more precise gear alignment between the pinion and main gear.
Once you try this reel out, the new Curado 200K will become your go-to reel for almost every situation.Learn More
Starting at: $4.24
The Riot Baits Minima Jig is simply one of the best finesse sized flipping jigs ever made! Measuring in at just 2.25" in length, it is also one of the smallest ever made. The Minima jig easily slides through cover and has an unbelievable hook-up ratio. The head of the jig does a fantastic job of deflecting cover and you will have no problem guiding it through brush. It also features a recessed vertical line tie, 60 degree Gamakatsu flipping hook, and an extended bait keeper to hold your soft plastic trailer in place!Learn More
Starting at: $99.99
Shimano Exage Casting Rods are high performance bass rods designed to handle everything that tournaments can dish out. The Exage series are built with Shimano's high quality standards, yet are affordable. Exage rods feature Fuji Alconite guides, Fuji TCS and TVS reel seats, and 30 ton carbon construction for light weight, sensitivity, and durability.Learn More
Starting at: $199.99
After 25 years, Shimano Curado continues to be the go-to bait casting reel for bass and walleye, redfish and trout with the Curado 70. The ultra-durable Hagane Body comes in a new compact size, perfect for pitching, flipping and casting light lures. X-Ship Technology provides even more smoothness and durability – just as anglers have expected from Curado reels for more than two decades.
- Durable compact Hagane body for in-hand comfort – weighs 6.5 ounces
- Wide brake weight range with new enhanced SVS Infinity brake system
- Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D) reduces vibrations, increases casting performance
Starting at: $4.07
Designed by 4-time BFL Angler of the Year and smallmouth aficionado, Jamie Hartman, the Riot Baits Lil’ Creeper Jig is an ultra compact football jig. Measuring only 1.25” in length and available in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 oz., the Lil’ Creeper is the perfect tool for targeting monster smallmouth and post frontal largemouth on deep water structure. Unlike some of the over-priced, imported, tungsten jigs of similar size, the Lil’ Creeper is made in America and features an ultra strong short shank, light wire hook perfect for penetrating the hardened mouths of smallmouth bass in deep water. The Lil’ Creeper features an ultra-fine cut, 60 strand Bio-Silk skirt in 6 colors, and it is bound by Riot’s proprietary “Faux-Tie” (pronounced Foe-Tie) band, which is 3x stronger than conventional bands. The Faux-Tie represents a break-through in jig construction by simulating the appearance of a hand tied skirt due to its narrow rounded profile and narrow skirt collar.Learn More
Starting at: $3.82
Cast the Riot Baits Streaker Swimbait onto the "playing field" and watch the bass chase it down. This bait is hot! The Streaker's ribbed tail ensures tantalizing movement even at the slowest speeds, making it a winning bait for finicky bass. Measuring 4.75" long, the Streaker's solid body casts like a bullet while its tail's lively action seduces bass into a frenzy. Featuring uni-directional scaling and a slotted belly and spine for improved hook-ups, the patent pending Streaker is sure to be a favorite in your tackle box. Regardless of whether you fish the Streaker fast or slow, its subtle mid-body wobble and over-sized paddle tail produce realistic swimming action that catches monster fish.
7 per package.Learn More
Starting at: $3.90
The Riot Baits Fuzzy Beaver is the quintessential flipping and punching bait. It features Riot's patent-pending Alternate Ridge Design (A.R.D.), giving the Fuzzy Beaver's claws their unique aquatic signature. The Fuzzy Beaver’s chevron-shaped, serrated-body traps and naturally releases air bubbles as it is crawled, hopped or twitched. The 4.20" beaver-style bait is accented by enticing quad-direction appendages that provide constant, but subtle movement, even when at rest. These alluring legs have been designed to lay flat against the body of the bait as it moves through vegetation. Its legs demand attention as they slowly flower open when the Fuzzy Beaver becomes still, subtly shimmying even in stagnant water.
7 per package.Learn More
Starting at: $189.99Zodias is built with the purpose to give you, the angler, a crisp and responsive rod that delivers incredible casting distance and accuracy. Utilizing Hi-Power X construction, Shimano was able to significantly reduce blank twist, allowing you to efficiently and easily transfer more energy through the rod. But Shimano didn't stop with casting distance and accuracy. The crisp, lightweight blank delivers every tick and vibration down through the custom CI4+ reel seat. These rods are designed, developed and manufactured by Shimano to provide you with a versatile line up. Tested and punished on waters across North America, these rods definitely are not one trick ponies. They have proven to be the most versatile series Shimano has ever created, as each model is proficient across a wide range of techniques. If you are looking for a rod that delivers exceptional casting distance and accuracy across multiple techniques, then Zodias is the rod series for you. Learn More