Search found 125 matches

by BigAl23
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix vs Loomis: stirring the pot
Replies: 15
Views: 4132

Re: St. Croix vs Loomis: stirring the pot

Everyone is going to be different as far as sensitivity goes. At 66 yrs old, I can't "feel" the baits like I did at 30. With that said the most sensitive rod I've ever had was the St Croix Legend Elite, over the two NRX rods I had.
by BigAl23
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix Avid X 68MXF vs. 69MLXF
Replies: 9
Views: 2221

Re: St. Croix Avid X 68MXF vs. 69MLXF

I'm looking at a 68MXF. I plan on using it for jigs up to 1/2 oz, therefore for you I would agree with the above posts and go with the 69MXLF.
by BigAl23
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Anyone find "The One"?
Replies: 34
Views: 7302

Re: Anyone find "The One"?

I've never found the "perfect" spinnerbait rod, and now use the Loomis SBR812C. A friend of mine was looking for a specific rod, never found what he wanted and got into building rods. He now uses St Croix blanks and builds them himself.
by BigAl23
Sat May 07, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod conundrum!
Replies: 10
Views: 3151

Re: Spinning rod conundrum!

How about St Croix Avid, Premier or even the Eyecon? I recently bought an Eyecon for bass fishing even though it is a "walleye" rod. St Croix rep told me it's the same blank as a Premier, just with a full cork handle.
by BigAl23
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado E vs Curado I
Replies: 43
Views: 6337

Re: Curado E vs Curado I

It's personal opinion. I like the former brake system on the E as opposed to the new brake system on the I. Sometimes you don't fix what isn't broke.
by BigAl23
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for a light rod - Suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2480

Re: Looking for a light rod - Suggestions?

I know it list for $295 but the Loomis IMX 802 is a nice rod. I just picked up the 803. you can find them discounted a bit.
Another choice would be a St Croix Avid 69mlxf $200. Med light x fast.
by BigAl23
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Parts advice, Shimano and abu
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Parts advice, Shimano and abu

Southwestern Parts in Texas?
by BigAl23
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Abu Ike rods, Fenwick Lunkerstick
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Abu Ike rods, Fenwick Lunkerstick

Was at a local store yesterday that has a decent fishing dept and saw a couple of rods not expensive. First was the Abu Ike baitcasting rod. It was very light and had a nice balance to it. Price was $119. Anyone try these? Secondly was a new Fenwick Lunkerstick spinning rod. It was a medium moderate...
by BigAl23
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Favorite 3/8 shallow cranking rod?
Replies: 25
Views: 3780

Re: Favorite 3/8 shallow cranking rod?

I'm not a big fan of throwing cranks but I do have them and throw them once in a while. My buddy builds rods with St Croix Avid blanks. I have the 7' MM Avid (medium moderate). It is a fantastic crank bait rod for small - medium cranks. It is also under $200.
by BigAl23
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Great reels no one talks about?
Replies: 30
Views: 5537

Re: Great reels no one talks about?

lape0019 wrote:My old Pflueger Patriarch XT baitcast reel. It was essentially Pfluegers version of the Premier. Great reel but no one ever talks about Pflueger. LOL.

I agree wit this. Even though I went back to Shimano these reels were great
by BigAl23
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Bantam rod
Replies: 23
Views: 7673

Re: Shimano Bantam rod

I notice that the seat is made with the CI4+ material. Will it hold up?
by BigAl23
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Choosing a new rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2559

Re: Choosing a new rod

I do a lot of research before I buy anything but when it comes to rods, I need to have them in my hand. If I buy a rod that I haven't handled, I usually end up selling it and it is a pain to get a tube, shipping and then hoping it makes it in one piece to a new owner. Every rod maker is different. I...
by BigAl23
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: new Tatula CT
Replies: 281
Views: 50932

Re: new Tatula CT

A little smaller sized Tatula would be nice. I hope it is narrower for easier palming.