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by DavidSA
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus "Covid-19"
Replies: 37
Views: 2295

Re: Coronavirus "Covid-19"

i got out with a dear friend and played golf today. It was great to feel normal for a few hours.

my boat is about 1000 miles away from me in Florida but getting out and fishing alone would be great theoropy.
by DavidSA
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods you bought for one technique that you weren't thrilled with initially ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Rods you bought for one technique that you weren't thrilled with initially ...

for me the old gloomis mbr 782 imx. I thought this somehow was for light bottom bouncers and that was a fail. Not fast enough nor sensitive enough. who knew it would be the best jerkbait and sammy 85 rod that I've ever held to this date
by DavidSA
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus "Covid-19"
Replies: 37
Views: 2295

Re: Coronavirus "Covid-19"

we indeed need humor, thank you
by DavidSA
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?

I will go with my original Shimano chronarch 50 and the Loomis 782. For jerkbaits, poprs and sammy 85 I don't think you would find a better combo even 15 years later the rods imo stand the test of time better then reels. The advent of technology from 2000 to 2010 that helped Mfg process greatly help...
by DavidSA
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 30
Views: 2315

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

yeah, I don't really have an issue with the price increase. The performance of the graphite in the H3 I own is better then my classic IMX and GLX blanks and even in 2008 the GLX as I recall was about as expensive as the H3 will be for 2020.
by DavidSA
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 30
Views: 2315

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

you might be correct Cal I put my branding hat on and read a 3rd time and came away even a bit more confused. to the original post, - I don't get why the price changed - appears to me the rod has changed in some way because you will notice the Helium reviews started all over again and only 2 exist. ...
by DavidSA
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 30
Views: 2315

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

I think it is emphasis on a a material. Upon second look i see NFC in the fine print. I can't say if this existed when I initially posted several days ago but certainly I did not notice it initially. You are expert in this space. Why would someone market an ingredient vs the final product? So much g...
by DavidSA
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 30
Views: 2315

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

on one hand I'm pleased to see the continuation with the NFC blanks. the models I own I've been very satisfied with. The information or mis-information on the site I can't seem to be as pleased about. Over a number of years this is somewhere between confusion, lack of attention to accuracy and in so...
by DavidSA
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 30
Views: 2315

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

i scanned the site after seeing this thread. Looks to me the HE's are on a new blank?? The cost question seems to be secondary. I have many positive posts about my HE3 but these rods don't appear the same blank so until we get someone fishing them who knows. zbone looks on the same blank but they c...
by DavidSA
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 30
Views: 2315

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

i scanned the site after seeing this thread. Looks to me the HE's are on a new blank?? The cost question seems to be secondary. I have many positive posts about my HE3 but these rods don't appear the same blank so until we get someone fishing them who knows. zbone looks on the same blank but they ch...
by DavidSA
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 91
Views: 8563

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

I won't give it any thought until September so please share the experience. my 13's and 16's are going strong.
by DavidSA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best action for a jig rod
Replies: 15
Views: 1289

Re: Best action for a jig rod

In my experience, what a company describes an action as fast might be extra fast to another company. I've found that there is no true standard of measure shared by all companies when they designate the actions of their rods. . x2 also deep water jigging to me is different then say pitching a jig in...
by DavidSA
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are You PUNCHING with?
Replies: 73
Views: 21488

Re: What are You PUNCHING with?

2019 zbone 7.6 heavy + zillion type r. Each year I try to mix it up a bit but I don’t think I’ve gone to punching this frequently before. Maybe I figured something out that I wasn’t doing as well previously, but this rod is perfect in my hands for punching. I just don’t think much can be done to fe...
by DavidSA
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: nrx 854 vs 873
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: nrx 854 vs 873

agree with this assessment. I settled on 893 and 894 as well.

after the fact, I bought some 7'3 rods but for some reason did not go with the 873. may have felt it too similar to the 894. honestly don't recall my rationale, baitmonkey moment quite possibly.
by DavidSA
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: nrx 854 vs 873
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: nrx 854 vs 873

the applications are similar but most prefer the 873 or 894. I did not fish the 854 long enough to draw the conclusions on why. The 894 ended up being my choice because I fish florida almost exclusively and 7'5 is a short rod in that state. Action of the blank is what makes the 894 special. 873 is v...