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by HobeyBaker
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: “Finesse” Jig rod
Replies: 20
Views: 2445

Re: “Finesse” Jig rod

It sounds like you need a 843 MBR. I'm not a fan of the JWR rods for jigs. I like a softer tip.

Another option is the Tatula Elite AGS 7' Mag MH. This is the rod Seth Feider uses to flip milfoil.
by HobeyBaker
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned Rod
Replies: 20
Views: 1379

Re: Ned Rod

bronzefly wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Steez AGS 76MML... that's an amazing rod.
That's why I have two. I actually like the 852 NRX better for this application because I frequently skip them under docks. Open water and you're splitting hairs. Filet mignon or ribeye...
by HobeyBaker
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 901 SJR Special Run
Replies: 46
Views: 7630

Re: NRX 901 SJR Special Run

Here’s a webinar with Josh Douglas and Seth Feider. 35 minutes in and they talk about hair jigs. He uses an old 3000 size Daiwa which is now a 4000 size reel.

https://youtu.be/8RKf4yJhb4g
by HobeyBaker
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 901 SJR Special Run
Replies: 46
Views: 7630

Re: NRX 901 SJR Special Run

The larger spool diameter aids in casting distance. An extra five yards on the cast can be the difference of a fish or not. Well then, better get the Shimano Stella SWB 30000 Lol. I'm just saying most of the top anglers prefer the 4000 size reels. I've talked to Seth Feider about it. They will take...
by HobeyBaker
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 901 SJR Special Run
Replies: 46
Views: 7630

Re: NRX 901 SJR Special Run

The larger spool diameter aids in casting distance. An extra five yards on the cast can be the difference of a fish or not.
by HobeyBaker
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 901 SJR Special Run
Replies: 46
Views: 7630

Re: NRX 901 SJR Special Run

I want to put a 4000 size reel on it because of the larger spool diameter. This is going to be used to bomb hair jigs and other light lures.
by HobeyBaker
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 901 SJR Special Run
Replies: 46
Views: 7630

Re: NRX 901 SJR Special Run

I ordered one the other day. I was told to not expect it until the middle of December. What weight reel does this need to balance? I've heard that it's a little tip heavy like the other long NRX rods.
by HobeyBaker
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 4000 Size Spinning Reels
Replies: 1
Views: 290

4000 Size Spinning Reels

What would you guys recommend for a new 4000 size reel? It's going on a NRX 901s. I was looking at Certate LT or 19 Vanquish.
by HobeyBaker
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 276
Views: 41389

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

Still loving this reel. I have it paired with a 893 NRX and it's my Texas rig setup for flipping milfoil.
by HobeyBaker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS...Guide Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS...Guide Question

I'm on my second year with the Steez AGS 7'6 and use 10 lb braid with a leader. The guides are fine.
by HobeyBaker
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steel head Reel questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2381

Re: Steel head Reel questions

That's completely different than the way we fish around here. I have a Morethan and it's a smooth reel. Basically a Steez A with brass gears and different aesthetics. I caught a 44'' musky flipping with it a few days ago and was solid. I'm sure it would handle a steelhead fine. One thing you may lik...
by HobeyBaker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 2019 Casting Lineup
Replies: 14
Views: 2991

Re: 2019 Casting Lineup

Nice gear Hobey, what techniques do you use them for? I love my 894c! https://i.postimg.cc/QMRSMtHj/20190704-112206.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/PqL2hZf6/20190704-112301-HDR.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/y8xTX9RV/20190704-110834.jpg Take it off! This may have changed since I posted. 894 - 1/2 oz+ jigs for f...
by HobeyBaker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods with the 'it' Factor
Replies: 44
Views: 4870

Rods with the 'it' Factor

You hear it a lot with fly rods, but there are always a few rods that are special within each lineup. What rods do you have that have that special 'it' factor?

7'6 MML Steez AGS - Tubes, drop and drag drop shot, spy baits, small swimbaits
852s NRX - Weightless senkos
893c NRX - light Texas rigs
by HobeyBaker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas 2019 vs 2017 model
Replies: 21
Views: 2243

Re: Alphas 2019 vs 2017 model

I have a 2019 model on a 6'9 MXF rod that I use for light top waters. It casts a 1/4 oz pop r effortlessly.
by HobeyBaker
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steel head Reel questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2381

Re: Steel head Reel questions

I have learned a ton in my few years here and am always looking for something new to try- Die hard salmon/steel head fisherman and unfortunately not much discussion about great reels and upgrades for these species as I understand most here to be bass or salt water guys. I have tried numerous reels ...