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by DavidSA
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod for throwing LC Pointer 78?
Replies: 18
Views: 637

Re: Spinning rod for throwing LC Pointer 78?

i have not thrown this bait since at least 2015 and most likely 2014 as I fish Florida mostly now but the bait in KY in March and April was so legit. I recommend you consider a loomis mbr 6'6 m baitcasting rod, 10# FC line and a baitcaster such as a mg50 in a new model. I find the 78 plenty heavy to...
by DavidSA
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting
Replies: 28
Views: 1871

Re: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting

typically I fish the NRX 893 with 5 inch senko's in light vegitation. The cover can be a tad bit heavier then what the BSR852 can handle and not wear me out. I think having one's hand under the rod/using a casting rod is a mechanical advantage to wrestling fish in vegitation as is the longer rod. Ho...
by DavidSA
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting
Replies: 28
Views: 1871

Re: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting

i don't use mine much but never been serviced. never could find anyone to work on a spinning reel and as you say they are smooth.
by DavidSA
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting
Replies: 28
Views: 1871

Re: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting

For those using the OG BSR 852, does anyone know if its characteristics are identical (or at least very similar) to the new GLX 852? Anyone using the 892/3 S for senkos? I don't have a clue but I bought the NRX 852s at one point and sold it to keep the old BSR. The BSR 852 was a purpose built rod a...
by DavidSA
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting
Replies: 28
Views: 1871

Re: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting

And speaking of cover, I choose casting over spinning for pitching accuracy around cover which is the only area I'm throwing weightless Senkos in the first place. I moved to casting because of accuracy as well. Actually I think I was trying to lip a 3# bass on spinning gear when the hook came out a...
by DavidSA
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting
Replies: 28
Views: 1871

Re: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting

that is the model diawa I have as well. Got mine on clearance as well. Were they not something like $169. I've got a 1000 and a 2000 I think. smooth as silk.
by DavidSA
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting
Replies: 28
Views: 1871

Re: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting

Cal wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:27 am

Used to love pitching the 5 inch on the old Kistler Helium He69APC though... wow that takes me back :)
me too, wish I'd not gotten rid of that one :doh:
by DavidSA
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting
Replies: 28
Views: 1871

Re: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting

I fished the old Loomis BSR 852 Senko rod this week down in South Florida. Likely had not picked up a spinning rod in 6 years. Had situation where I was catching them on a spinning rod but not my normal baitcaster. Only difference in equipment was 20# braid on the spinning rod vs 40# braid on the b...
by DavidSA
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting
Replies: 28
Views: 1871

senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting

I fished the old Loomis BSR 852 Senko rod this week down in South Florida. Likely had not picked up a spinning rod in 6 years. Had situation where I was catching them on a spinning rod but not my normal baitcaster. Only difference in equipment was 20# braid on the spinning rod vs 40# braid on the ba...
by DavidSA
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler rods?
Replies: 85
Views: 7447

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: 1606

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: 1606

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: 85
Views: 7447

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: 85
Views: 7447

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: 1162

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...