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by jpmoney
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Extra Long Dropshot Rod
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: Extra Long Dropshot Rod

Am I missing any other options? If you don’t mind EVA grips the Daiwa Steez AGS 761MML spinning rod is an incredible alternative to the above mentioned rods and would excel for deep/long range DS applications. This particular rod is a stand out among the AGS spinning lineup and among the best of th...
by jpmoney
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Punching Rods....Help me find the one.
Replies: 32
Views: 1986

Re: Punching Rods....Help me find the one.

Take a look at the shimano expride 1711XH. It's a beast of a rod and a great for punching. It's also very durable, no issues in my mind to make some huge hooksets with this rod. On the other hand, if you enjoy snapping rods on the hookset, the warhammer or other MB offerings might be a good choice....
by jpmoney
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Punching Rods....Help me find the one.
Replies: 32
Views: 1986

Re: Punching Rods....Help me find the one.

Take a look at the shimano expride 1711XH. It's a beast of a rod and a great for punching.

It's also very durable, no issues in my mind to make some huge hooksets with this rod.

On the other hand, if you enjoy snapping rods on the hookset, the warhammer or other MB offerings might be a good choice.
by jpmoney
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Re: Need a rod for a new-2-me reel. Budget increased.
Replies: 44
Views: 2372

Re: Need a rod for a new-2-me reel.

I’d suggest the 6’11M poison Adrena on sale & that would put it right around your $300 budget. It’ll be a great match with the steez, they also have a 7’2M. I’d skip the Expride with it being so close to the Adrena in price, I like the Adrena lineup about as much as my nrx rods ^ This. The adrena i...
by jpmoney
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 221
Views: 32878

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

Phippy wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:37 pm
Example, my FMJ and Daemos(2nd one) exploded same day two weeks ago.

So let me get this straight: you broke not one, but two MB rods on the same day?? What are the odds?
by jpmoney
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 5918

Re: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?

Kurt L wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Meh. another rehash..., it looks like a bargain $25-50 reel, I was hoping for more.

Kurt
Looks like absolute trash. Shameful at that price point. ](*,)
by jpmoney
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Frog Rod
Replies: 41
Views: 5213

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: 3265

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: 43
Views: 4558

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: 2709

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: 221
Views: 32878

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: 900

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: 1364

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: 70
Views: 10259

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: 13561

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...