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by Hogsticker2
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Jig Rod Blank
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Jig Rod Blank

Looking for something between 7' and 7'6", light, sensitive, with a fast tip and good backbone to pop the jig off weeds without bending the rod double. I think the NFC blanks are too slow what what I want, and I know Point Blank has fast to extra fast blanks. I think if it were Phenix I would get a...
by Hogsticker2
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?

In those weight ranges, I think that the Zpi Nrc001-m spool is the best for distance. If you don't have a Steez or Zillion to stick it in, my 2nd choices in your price range would be the Alphas CT 70 and the SV Light Limited. All of these spools will give you appropriate line capacity for winging qu...
by Hogsticker2
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Jig Rod Blank
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Jig Rod Blank

My choice would be the appropriate Point Blank blank. I would also consider something from the Phenix Umbx line. What are you looking for in a rod blank?
by Hogsticker2
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: American Tackle Components
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: American Tackle Components

I like the potential blank access with the blade and razor, but Fuji Acs comes to mind, minus the under carriage. The Acs is kinda small, and I have small hands. It causes my hand to cramp after time, so I wonder if these may as well. Also not a fan of split reel seats for the same reason.
by Hogsticker2
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Travel rod recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: Travel rod recommendations

So many good recommendations here, but if I was going to be a tad more picky. Are there any travel rods that are on the lighter weight side of things? I notice most travel rods are at least 6 oz + in weight. Nah. A quality graphite blank plus components shouldn't weigh nearly that much. I recently ...
by Hogsticker2
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite type of topwater bait?
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: Favorite type of topwater bait?

jerkbait22 wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:04 am
Hogsticker2 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Popper for me, but I expect that crawler percentage to grow as more members participate.
Still waiting on that megabass I Wing Fry!
I grabbed a couple. Haven't been able to use them yet though.
by Hogsticker2
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite type of topwater bait?
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: Favorite type of topwater bait?

Popper for me, but I expect that crawler percentage to grow as more members participate.
by Hogsticker2
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: BFS Blanks for T Rig?
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: BFS Blanks for T Rig?

Not too sure that would be good for the high modules graphite.
by Hogsticker2
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: BFS Blanks for T Rig?
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: BFS Blanks for T Rig?

I expected something like that. Makes sense. Anyone ever experimented with other types of wrapping instead of thread? Wire? Plastic? Composites? They make some pretty cool wire now a days that has a “memory” to it that can be turned on and off by an electric current. I wonder if something like that...
by Hogsticker2
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: BFS Blanks for T Rig?
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: BFS Blanks for T Rig?

NFC X Ray SJ732 makes a great bfs stick. Often on sale too. The Phenix K2 light powered blanks are excellent as well, though I'm not sure you're wanting or willing to drop that much coin for your 1st build. You can also find some blanks in the Rainshadow Revelation lineup that will work. Price is ri...
by Hogsticker2
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Angler need some help!
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: New Angler need some help!

The 6'11 m+ should serve you well. It's a great and versatile stick. You can use it for Senkos and top water no problem. Senkos don't need to be used with an egg beater. Casting gear is just fine. They weigh a quarter ounce. If these are your two primary techniques, I'd opt for the medium plus and a...
by Hogsticker2
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best lipless crankbait in da business
Replies: 38
Views: 5966

Re: Best lipless crankbait in da business

Ima suspending vibe 70. Slow fall suspends rather than crashing to the bottom like a rock. Deadly. Nuff said. Still haven't managed to catch anything on this one. Great lure though. I’d suggest to keep throwing it. I like sexy minnow color. I rip through shallow grass and it gets crushed on pauses ...
by Hogsticker2
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best lipless crankbait in da business
Replies: 38
Views: 5966

Re: Best lipless crankbait in da business

Polkfish1 wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:03 pm
Ima suspending vibe 70. Slow fall suspends rather than crashing to the bottom like a rock. Deadly. Nuff said.
Still haven't managed to catch anything on this one. Great lure though.
by Hogsticker2
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Gamma Fluoro and CoPoly
Replies: 11
Views: 4251

Re: Gamma Fluoro and CoPoly

I’ve tried just about every FC line out there.....Seaguar Red Label, Invizx, Abrazx, Tatsu, PLine FC, PLine Tactical, as well as Sunline Sniper. None of these overly impressed me (hate away you Tatsu lovers). Went into my local mom and pop and they had Gamma Edge available. On a whim, I paid the $3...
by Hogsticker2
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: American Tackle Components
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: American Tackle Components

Carbon grips are pretty slick - not much tact. I was going to try one for my next build, but was made aware they are slippery with little tactile grip. Ordered the new NFC 2.0 instead. These are a little softer with some good grip. I think I'm gonna try one of the Edge reel seats. I think the sensit...