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by Montanaro
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Was the Daiwa CG CC CR 80's a colossal failure to Daiwa?
Replies: 36
Views: 1796

Re: Was the Daiwa CG CC CR 80's a colossal failure to Daiwa?

I was told in no uncertain terms by a respected member of another forum that the Fuego Ct was a "garbage reel" aka use it and throw it in trash when done....yet I have sold Daiwa T3 1016s in favor of the Fuego...

So I wont discount these new Daiwa reels....hell maybe I will buy one and give it a go.
by Montanaro
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: the dying breed of US made rods
Replies: 31
Views: 2656

Re: the dying breed of US made rods

ALX

Dont have any but wish to transition over to in future
by Montanaro
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are You PUNCHING with?
Replies: 69
Views: 16696

Re: What are You PUNCHING with?

Rod: Phenix Recon Elite 805 Reel: Shimano Exsence DC Line: Seguar Flippin Braid 50# Weight: Reins Tungsten .75-2.5oz Hook: Owner Jungle Flippin Hook 3/0-5/0 Punch Skirt: Paycheck Baits Out this way in Northern CA I mostly flip a combination of floating vegetation (Hyacinth, pennywart, etc.), and su...
by Montanaro
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are You PUNCHING with?
Replies: 69
Views: 16696

Re: What are You PUNCHING with?

Rod: Phenix Recon Elite 805 Reel: Shimano Exsence DC Line: Seguar Flippin Braid 50# Weight: Reins Tungsten .75-2.5oz Hook: Owner Jungle Flippin Hook 3/0-5/0 Punch Skirt: Paycheck Baits Out this way in Northern CA I mostly flip a combination of floating vegetation (Hyacinth, pennywart, etc.), and su...
by Montanaro
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ikos Hustler or Tat Elite Glass Ehler
Replies: 0
Views: 772

Ikos Hustler or Tat Elite Glass Ehler

I've narrowed my chatterbait rod choices down to two options and I wanted to know if you all have had any experience with these rods. The first is the ALX Ikos Hustler. It is a new proprietary glass blank on a 7' rod (11 midmicro guides) rated up to an ounce. The blank itself only weights 4.5 ounces...
by Montanaro
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: ALX rod suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: ALX rod suggestion

Thanks guys. I had been using an Okuma TCS APC rod for chatterbaits that I ended up breaking. It was along the lines of 40% tip and 60% backbone. The deputy concerns me as Ive read many posts about people using the deputy with jigs and trigs which is not something I would have felt comfortable doing...
by Montanaro
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: ALX rod suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

ALX rod suggestion

Im looking for a rod in the zolo series that can handle throwing 3/8oz chatterbaits. I fish a lot of grass and lily pads with braid and need a rod that has the power to horse a bass out/away from the grass but has a slower action to help with not pulling the bait away. Their crank rod has a moderate...
by Montanaro
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 48
Views: 17372

Re: Phenix Feather

From robsone's photo: (TT wont allow image) Casting 6'9" MH xfast 1/4-3/4 7'1" L Fast 1/8-3/8 7'1" ML Fast 1/4-5/8 7'1" MH XF 1/4-3/4 7'1" H XF 1/4-2oz 7'7" MH XF 1/4-3/4 7'7" H XF 1/4-2oz Spinning 6'9" M F 1/4-5/8 7'1" L F 1/8-3/8 7'1" M F 1/8-3/4 7'1" H XF 1/4-1 3/4 7'7" M F 1/8-3/4 Really disappo...
by Montanaro
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 48
Views: 17372

Re: Phenix Feather

Better for me...i cant afford new rods right now
by Montanaro
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 48
Views: 17372

Re: Phenix Feather

Sigh....

Must be trying to take advantage of xmas release
by Montanaro
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Fury 705cb??
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Fury 705cb??

Yes i do. I use it for everything up to mod-deep divers.
by Montanaro
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 48
Views: 17372

Re: Phenix Feather

by Montanaro
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spybait Rod Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

Re: Spybait Rod Question

The reality is that spybaiting is a new universe, so people won't reply if they dont have a good answer! Let us know your experience.
by Montanaro
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Who regularly throws small 3/16-1/4 spinnerbaits?
Replies: 19
Views: 7177

Re: Who regularly throws small 3/16-1/4 spinnerbaits?

1/4 revenge deep runner. Smaller head and downsized blades! Excellent lure.

Want to try out thr 1/4 duo realis cambio spin this fall
by Montanaro
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 48
Views: 17372

Re: Phenix Feather

Release is between late sept and early october

No info on models yet to my knowledge