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by jpmoney
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Frog Rod
Replies: 41
Views: 3607

Re: Frog Rod

I would pass on the dobyns. For 1/2oz frogs in sparse cover I would look at the 72H Expride. The 73XH is also good and is a meat stick if you get into the thicker stuff. Balance is great on the 72H as well. Also something to consider a your budget. If money is no object the Daiwa Steez AGS 74XH is a...
by jpmoney
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: POISON ULTIMA 170MH v. KISTLER Z-BONE ZB704MH v. OLYMPIC GVGC-611MH
Replies: 26
Views: 2185

Re: POISON ULTIMA 170MH v. KISTLER Z-BONE ZB704MH v. OLYMPIC GVGC-611MH

I also have the 70MH Ultima and I love that rod. It is a classic fast action much like the 843 MBR series of rods from loomis/Shimano. It does however bend progressively deep into the blank when you hook a hawg but maintains lots of power. As jmb27 stated it is a very sensitive rod, right up there w...
by jpmoney
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Plastic broken piece inside SV Spool
Replies: 39
Views: 2515

Re: Plastic broken piece inside SV Spool

cndbasshunter wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:11 am

aikmen is terrible.
^ Yes x 1000. Avoid this place.
by jpmoney
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest Price
Replies: 15
Views: 1999

Re: Conquest Price

Will this price increase fix the bad thread work, epoxy and crap build quality?
by jpmoney
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 167
Views: 19249

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

Hopefully a resurrected Destroyer X7 lineup [-o<
by jpmoney
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 905C balance
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Conquest 905C balance

I don't think you are going to find a reel that will balance that rod out nicely. The main reason is that the reel sits more than 12" up from the butt end of the rod and creates a fulcrum point in the balance. Adding more weight at that fulcrum point will slightly improve balance but with diminishin...
by jpmoney
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW frame swap
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: Steez SV TW frame swap

the frame on my steez A is aluminum and heavy AF. Really?? Wow. I certainly wouldn’t call the Steez A heavy by comparison to other reels. You might save 1 - 1.2oz going to the Steez SV TW but IMO will be hardly noticeable in your hand. What rod are you putting it on? Often times a tip heavy rod wil...
by jpmoney
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?
Replies: 61
Views: 6835

Re: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?

I have a few Ultima rods, one of them being the 172H and they are incredible. That new grip and blank on the 172H has me thinking about getting another. :mrgreen:
by jpmoney
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 86
Views: 10182

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

I’m really tempted to pull the trigger on the new RD hustler solid tip. I’m debating between the solid tip model and the regular hustler technical tune. I have a poison Ultima 172H that I feel fishes more like a MH. I’m wondering if the regular hustler technical tune would have similar power and tap...
by jpmoney
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Rapid Gunner RSR
Replies: 47
Views: 7994

Re: Evergreen Rapid Gunner RSR

Nice taper! As the load increases, does the blank progressively bend toward the butt section or does it shut off at a certain point?
by jpmoney
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Rapid Gunner RSR
Replies: 47
Views: 7994

Re: Evergreen Rapid Gunner RSR

Can't wait to hear more about this rod. One thing I'm wondering before I make the plunge is the differences in the guide size between the RSR model and the HD? I also assume the blanks are the exact same between RSR and HD?
by jpmoney
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: MB Destroyer Javelin vs Poison Adrena MH
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: MB Destroyer Javelin vs Poison Adrena MH

The Javelin is my favourite in the casting lineup for the destroyers. It certainly is very versatile and good at almost everything in its weight range. Also, I find it has great sensitivity too.
by jpmoney
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NXR 873 vs 893
Replies: 20
Views: 1730

Re: NXR 873 vs 893

893C would be perfect for this. The 893C is also the sensitivity king IMO.
by jpmoney
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Medium Heavy Spinning Rods
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: Medium Heavy Spinning Rods

Take a look at the Megabass destroyer brigand F4-74XS Excellent rod and lots of power. It’s slightly faster in action to the XX enforcer. I ended up selling the enforcer as I realize I hate the feel of a spinning rod with a front locking nut.
by jpmoney
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg
Replies: 36
Views: 8535

Re: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg

Obz wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:36 am
I'm going to go 74 AGS it will pull double duty as a deep jig rod. If I get any other rod I'll just end up wanting that one. Thanks for all the great info as always TT!
You’re gonna love that rod. It’s among my top favorites for heavy cover.