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by DavidSA
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler rods?
Replies: 30
Views: 2505

Re: Kistler rods?

RMCatchNrelease wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:17 pm
I too prefer simple quality builds. Here is a custom NFC705. Not a huge change but it is finished nicely and has a matagi balancer in the butt.
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I'm a fan!
by DavidSA
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

got it,

been a while since I've been in that postion but I recall finding a knot that was bigger and helped prevent my braid from slipping out. Never had this issue with the Gammy's I don't think until I became straight braid guy
by DavidSA
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

call me stupid

but I just use the VMC hooks. that they won't let my braid loose is why. started about 3-4 years ago. I use the heavy duty for about everything plastic

I think I have landed 3 of 4 double digit bass on these babies so can't find a reason to go another direction
by DavidSA
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler rods?
Replies: 30
Views: 2505

Re: Kistler rods?

the price not a factor to me as they typically prompt me into buying when they run a sale Overall though, I'm a fan of the Helium 3 and the zbone. I fished the zbones for my primary rods during a 10 day trip to Florida back in Nov. The more bites and the more fish landed the more my confidence grew....
by DavidSA
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler rods?
Replies: 30
Views: 2505

Re: Kistler rods?

contacting Kistler the best approach by far

I like my Helium and zbone but from year to year hard to tell what did or did not change
by DavidSA
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: medium vs medium light heavy kistler helium 3, or other option?
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: medium vs medium light heavy kistler helium 3, or other option?

I own the HE3 7'3 H you have plus two z-bone heavy power rods from 2017 and 2019. My preference in Florida is to use the H rod for worms by default. I fish mostly out of a boat but find the longer H rod helpful for landing fish on the banks of small lakes and ponds. For moving baits and topwaters, I...
by DavidSA
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx 802c
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Nrx 802c

no longer in my possession but similar. Shakey heads
by DavidSA
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Punching Rods....Help me find the one.
Replies: 35
Views: 3267

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

I have a 2019 Kistler zbone 7'10H that is very very good for intended application. I'd say the rod is a more moderate action but to me it fishes like a fast action- feels similar to my NRX 894 with a bit longer and a bit stronger. bought it to punch but have been fishing it with heavy t-rigs as the ...
by DavidSA
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits

I have not fished a jerkbait in like 5 years so I had almost forgotten until I read this last few posts how good the original Steez 6'3MH is for bigger jerbaits. to hold it it feels like the 782 but at least the power of the 783 with just slightly slower tip If you are fishing 1/2oz and up jerkbaits...
by DavidSA
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 4136

Re: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods

I will rest easier knowing my ex is safe :lol:

Hope your catching them on the Potomac this year
by DavidSA
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 4136

Re: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods

a 2000 ish to 2011 era GLX MBR would have had a relatively ugly black but cap on the back of the rear grip.
by DavidSA
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits

I can't say a word about a 2020 loomis glx. In 2010, the 782 was a beast of another color totally. The 842, 843, and 783 all fish similar to me. I felt the 842 was only a shade less powerful then the 843. In fact, one trip I felt the hook up % with the 843 better then that of the 842. The 782 by com...
by DavidSA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: IMX PRO 845C CBR or 847C CBR
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: IMX PRO 845C CBR or 847C CBR

i have a custom cb847 with split grip and spiral wrapped bought on this board in roughly 2005. Just such a beautiful rod that I have not sold it yet have not fished it in years. bit too short for a deep diver. To me more a big spinnerbait, topwater or chatterfrog rod. Far more accurate then my longe...
by DavidSA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 4136

Re: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods

i still use my glx bcr 803 all the time. mostly 1/4 jigs and plastic. im in the minority for sure but i love the recoil guides. the glx mbr 783 is used sometimes, mostly roll casting spinnerbaits to timber. i throw small paddletails on swimbait jigheads on the 842 occasionally. the others get let u...
by DavidSA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits

since I fish florida almost always now have not thrown a jerkbait in 5 years. BUT, my old memory says that 782 starts to top out at 3/8oz. Once the bait is in the water, the difference in weight makes no difference as you know but on the cast if the new 782 is like the old you may feel the rod sligh...