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by Houndfish
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods

I liked the short threads as well. Visually clean with a reel installed. I can try and get some pics under load when time allows. What weight weights should I use? Each end of the it's range would be ideal, but even it just loaded by hand would be fine, I am mostly looking to get an idea of how the...
by Houndfish
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods

Has anyone seen a pic of these rods under load? I would love to see how fast the tip really is. I very much love fishing presentations in the 1/16-5/16oz range, but I think my longest rod for it is 6' even, so the idea of a much longer one is appealing. Fwiw, Tacklewarehouse measures from butt to th...
by Houndfish
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die
Replies: 27
Views: 2191

Re: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:23 pm

Sort of like when I bought $1600 roller skates for myself and $1000 skates for my teen daughter, just to spend a little extra time with her!
How many bearings do the $1600 ones have in them ?!?
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Short 5-5’6” rod for small river and stream smallies
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Short 5-5’6” rod for small river and stream smallies

I have no recommendation for a rod that short, but I caught hundreds of smallies up to 3 lbs. on a 5'10" Loomis SJR 700 rod from streams. If you find one used, you might get it for a reasonable price. I don't think Loomis makes that model anymore. Here is a discussion of it 14 years ago; Cal says n...
by Houndfish
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Deep Creek Lake Maryland
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Deep Creek Lake Maryland

I just asked a guy that I know who lives up there, he responded "it's so fickle, it's hard to say. but it's usually frozen by mid january". I had a feeling that might be the case. Perhaps I'll just limit myself to bringing two rods. Thanks for asking buddy. 8-) He did backtrack a little and said th...
by Houndfish
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Deep Creek Lake Maryland
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Deep Creek Lake Maryland

I just asked a guy that I know who lives up there, he responded "it's so fickle, it's hard to say. but it's usually frozen by mid january".
by Houndfish
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

I use a little piece of electrician's tape over the knot. I just weighed a piece, it came it at .08g to .1g.
by Houndfish
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: So how are SV BOOST spools?
Replies: 53
Views: 2693

Re: So how are SV BOOST spools?

My money is on them not being pure distance monsters but more of a spool that cast pretty far effortlessly. This is the way my two ZPI knock off spools and what I hear the Tatula Elite is like. I doubt they will be anything like a TD Zillion HLC. If they can have that free and effortless casting of...
by Houndfish
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Drinks on me
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Drinks on me

I’m alway open to try new things on other people I’ve had one person and his wife really like this stuff I got by talking to a customer and the person who I gave it to said they would have never tried it but since I brought it they gave it a shot but ended up going to find it weeks later. I appreci...
by Houndfish
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Drinks on me
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Drinks on me

With any aged liquor, you are mostly paying for time. I lucked out and prefer whiskies with a little bite to them, so cheaper stuff is what I go for. Old, smooth scotch is good, but only when someone else is buying it. High West's Campfire is one of my favourite whiskies and the only good one I kee...
by Houndfish
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Drinks on me
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Drinks on me

With any aged liquor, you are mostly paying for time. I lucked out and prefer whiskies with a little bite to them, so cheaper stuff is what I go for. Old, smooth scotch is good, but only when someone else is buying it. High West's Campfire is one of my favourite whiskies and the only good one I keep...
by Houndfish
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: River Jig Rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1063

Re: River Jig Rod

Imo from loomis if its not glx up its not worth it. Many nicer rods at the imx price point like alx enox or poison adrena. I had a imx pro 853c and it was just ok to me not worth the price tag. I regret trading my alx zolo deputy for it. Only thing i dislike about the zolo is the exposed nut thread...
by Houndfish
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: River Jig Rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1063

Re: River Jig Rod

I wonder if that even matters for me as I’m wading most of the time and the tip down stuff is a bit hard to do when waist deep. Thanks, I think I’ve narrowed it down to that 783c, 782c to give a bit more flex for jumping fish and lighter jigs, or the Expride 610M to save a few bucks/have a stellar ...
by Houndfish
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: River Jig Rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1063

Re: River Jig Rod

The GLX 783 sounds like a perfect fit, it’s an outstanding 1/4oz jig rod and do a ton more. My only beef with it is that I think the handle is too long for anything tip-down.
by Houndfish
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Plastics Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: Plastics Challenge

The 'rona killed my industry, I have been out of work since last March with no real sign of things getting better. Because of this I had to hit the brakes 100% on my tackle spending. I had always felt kinda bad about the huge piles of unopened "spare" tackle I had been hoarding up, but I am so happy...