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by toporanger
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses?
Replies: 20
Views: 2049

Re: Prescription Sunglasses?

I have used the wiley x and the costas back to back in the same conditions and I believe that the glass costas work better than the plastic wiley X glasses. When I say they work better, on a sunny day I could switch glasses and MORE of a grassline was visible with the Costas. Maybe it came down to t...
by toporanger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses?
Replies: 20
Views: 2049

Re: Prescription Sunglasses?

I have costa and wiley x prescription glasses I like both. I prefer the wileys as I like having the foam inserts that block the side light but I think the costas work better. I get a new pair every two years as thats what my insurance allows. I dont need prescription lenss but asked my eye doctor to...
by toporanger
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making Online Videos
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Re: Making Online Videos

tactical bassin has some good advice on cameras etc in the boat https://www.tacticalbassin.com/?tag=GoPro

they do some pretty great videos
by toporanger
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 54004

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

I can understand a $50 price jump on things, but still cant wrap my head around the 100-200 dollar up charge for buying the same reel in the US vs direct from Japan. Customs and tax difference. US importer has to pay, but you may get away with it. If US customs were more strict (as in most of EU), ...
by toporanger
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 54004

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

I can understand a $50 price jump on things, but still cant wrap my head around the 100-200 dollar up charge for buying the same reel in the US vs direct from Japan.
by toporanger
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Tranx 300/301 or Daiwa Lexa 300HD or Lexa Winn 300?
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Shimano Tranx 300/301 or Daiwa Lexa 300HD or Lexa Winn 300?

I am trying the tranx 400 this year for the first time so I can't report on how well they last etc. I have used the 500 sized in the past and there is no denying its a tank but it doesnt seem like the new smaller tranx share much beyond the name with the 500 sized reel. As a muskie and big bait slin...
by toporanger
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass F5-72X Daemos
Replies: 18
Views: 2696

Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

I use mine with a steez a. It used completely for spinnerbaits, swimjigs and swimbaits under 6 inches. I think it would load up nice for light t rigs etc but I end using my emtf for those duties. I have really fell in love with the rod for 4-5 inch swimbaits in the grass.
by toporanger
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?
Replies: 26
Views: 4151

Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

I have a Zillion SV TW XXH the JDM 9 speed version. You can find them on the auction site for cheaper than the USDM models sell for on most sites. I am able to throw small jackal frogs all the way up to oversized frogs with ease and have had no issues pulling in fish through the slop.
by toporanger
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 54
Views: 24872

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

two wedding bands while landing fish in cool water.....
by toporanger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Biospawn
Replies: 9
Views: 5914

Re: Biospawn

I started using them last year. Suprised how durable they are with the exo stick especially. I had several days where the exo stick out fished a senko, on a lake where senkos are thrown a TON. Had some great days on the exo swim also just on a jig head where my partner fished a spinnerbait. I will b...
by toporanger
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Time to Spool Them Up and String Them Out... Which Reel Is Best (part two)?
Replies: 5
Views: 5587

Re: Time to Spool Them Up and String Them Out... Which Reel Is Best (part two)?

Can you post the IPT of each reel side by side? Obviously it changes a bit at the beginning of a cast but I have noticed quite a large difference of IPT when comparing gear ratios. Sometimes it feels harder or easier to move a bait but you may be moving a larger amount of line due to IPT.
by toporanger
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Deep Cranking Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: Deep Cranking Rod

I run a megabass launcher. Perfect for UP to a 8xd. I dont like it for 10xds at all but it works in a pinch. I mostly throw dd22, 6xd and 8xd on it. No issues throwing it all day and I have caught several 30"+ muskies the last few seasons on it while deep cranking for bass.
by toporanger
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cranking Reel
Replies: 55
Views: 15165

Re: Cranking Reel

New version of the ryoga 1016. If I could find a 6 speed z2020 I might try that as mys 7 speed BOMBS lures, I can dump the spool with a 3/4 oz rattle bait.
by toporanger
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept C worth the $?
Replies: 21
Views: 3566

Re: Concept C worth the $?

Worth the money is up to you ultimatly. Is it a big jump from say the A? sure. I still use my C right next to my zillions, z2020, ryoga, and steez a. Is it as refined as the Steez etc no, but the price isnt as high either. It was a much easier to cast reel than my old lews team lites that I moved aw...
by toporanger
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How fast is too fast?
Replies: 63
Views: 10593

Re: How fast is too fast?

I was using my zillion sv tws 9.1 last week to flip jigs for largemouths on leech lake. I ended up hooking several eater pike in the 26-30 inch class daily and never felt like i was having a torque issue, this was also fighting the fish in reeds and millfoil. You're a better man than I, Charlie Bro...