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by masterbass
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?
Replies: 49
Views: 8360

Re: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?

For largemouth: nrx 893/metanium mgl and 7'3" z bone lexf 5/zillion 50th with spacers and R+ spool.

For smallmouth: nrx 852c/steez with diy longcast and 7' helium 3 ML/tatula lt ss spinning reel
by masterbass
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: balancing rods
Replies: 15
Views: 1351

Re: balancing rods

I've used this method to balance some of my bottom contact rods. I like how simple, cheap and effective it is plus you don't alter the rod so resale is a non-issue. I never understood trying to balance a rod by using heavier reels. If you are a "weight weenie," then just get the lightest r...
by masterbass
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quality reel for frogging
Replies: 14
Views: 1876

Re: Quality reel for frogging

fishingandfords wrote:Exsence DC


Great frog reel, but over his budget and weight.
by masterbass
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix legend glass or Kistler reel n feel
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: St. Croix legend glass or Kistler reel n feel

I have the kistler 7'2" MH and do like it for chatterbaits. I have no experience with the st croix. I use 3/8 and 1/2 z man's.
by masterbass
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa T3 value
Replies: 20
Views: 1786

Re: Daiwa T3 value

I don't care what anyone says. With a G1 1012SV spool, this reel is incredible for finesse to power finesse applications. Anyone who bought this reel expecting to use it for heavy resistance baits and horsing big fish out from cover was dumb in the 1st place. Still can't wrap my head around why Dai...
by masterbass
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa T3 value
Replies: 20
Views: 1786

Re: Daiwa T3 value

In 6/10 condition, you might get $60 for the ballistic and $90 for the 1016. It's a shame because I really like my T3mx, but it's definitely a buyer's market on this platform.
by masterbass
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: An even newer Daiwa Tatula Lt.......Silver variant?
Replies: 27
Views: 3059

Re: An even newer Daiwa Tatula Lt.......Silver variant?

Anyone know where the 3 extra bearings are?
by masterbass
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?
Replies: 57
Views: 5372

Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

I picked up a kistler helium 3 ML as well. Love it.
by masterbass
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Rapala X Rap
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Rapala X Rap

I like the x rap 8 which I think is 1/4. One of my favorite smallie lures. Not sure about the smaller ones.
by masterbass
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Opinions, new spool SV105
Replies: 21
Views: 1514

Re: Opinions, new spool SV105

I've never had an issue with the stock spool.
by masterbass
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?
Replies: 20
Views: 3005

Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

I just ordered the 522 sul casting rod. I have zero experience with rods this light, but I'm looking forward to trying my hand at some stocked trout in local streams this spring. I'm thinking about throwing inline spinners, pins minnows, 1/16 spoons and trout magnets. I'll pair it with either a pizy...
by masterbass
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: ultra light casting rod?
Replies: 21
Views: 2029

Re: ultra light casting rod?

Personally I don’t really like slow rods for accurate casting, or at least I don’t cast as accurately, but that may br personal preference. I also haven’t casted that rod. The Teton 5’2” is more of a progressive action rod, I have easily cast spoons and spinners and plugs down to 1.5 gr. I’ve used ...
by masterbass
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: SS SV plus Zpi Nrc001-m
Replies: 12
Views: 1471

Re: SS SV plus Zpi Nrc001-m

I have the spool, but not the reel. It makes sense that it would work well due to the speed of the spool and more aggressive braking of the reel. That spool was way too fast for my og steez. It was fantastic in my T3MX. Did you try it in a TDZ yet?
by masterbass
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: SHIMANO OR KISTLER
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Re: SHIMANO OR KISTLER

I've never fished the expride, but I do own klx, helium 3 and z bones. IMO the helium 3 and klx are some of the best rods for the money. The klx are more ideal for reaction baits with it's moderate fast tapers and the helium 3's are fantastic for bottom contact. Kistler rods don't have the bling but...
by masterbass
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel Boxes
Replies: 20
Views: 1965

Re: Reel Boxes

I keep mine. When I buy a used reel while not a deal breaker, having the box is a nice touch.

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