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by Houndfish
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: spro rat smaller sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: spro rat smaller sizes

I have never tried the 30's, but the 40 size dives a lot more than I want on anything but the slowest retrieve. I like to throw smaller wakes right up on the bank line and I wish I could find a ~1oz wake that would stay on top across a wider range of speeds.
by Houndfish
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 221
Views: 30929

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

F5-65XS Kameyama Special Sadly never managed to get dock skipping down with a casting setup so fingers crossed with this one. Comes Wednesday so will report back then. Very interested hearing your thoughts on this rod. I have had my eye on the older Carbon Head model ever since it was released but ...
by Houndfish
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: How long does braid last
Replies: 21
Views: 2710

Re: How long does braid last

I have some 60lb Suffix that is on it's 5th or 6th season. I keep having to bounce it to shallower and shallower spools, this might be it's last season before it gets too short. It's very very faded but it has never let me down.
by Houndfish
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 2745

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

Thanks houndfish the jigs 1/4 -3/8 ounce jigs would be in the mix as well. I should have bought 783c back a few years ago. I do have a new 894FPR GLX and like the reel seat and longer handle for pitching up to an ounce. The rod seems super sensitive but I have only fished close range with braid. I ...
by Houndfish
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits
Replies: 15
Views: 1089

Re: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits

Looking to add another jerk bait rod, can someone provide any input\real experience with this model? Reading the handle length on 842 might be a bit longer compared to the "old clasic" models, is this also the case with 6.6 models 782 as well? Thank you. An new 783c has +/- 1" more handle then an o...
by Houndfish
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 2745

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

I’m thinking about picking up one of the new ones myself. I have a 844 and 843 mbr always wanted to try a 783 but can’t win an eBay auction on one. The older rods in good condition go for more than original retail. The new rods have longer handles I would be target casting spinner chatter and swim ...
by Houndfish
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Show off your bigbait setups!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 10562

Re: Show off your bigbait setups!!!

Discussion time. How does the LIN/Ryoga 1016 reel fair with big baits capacity wise? I've got my LIN 10 Black Jungle on my Hyuga 72H 1/2oz to 4oz rod and love the way it looks but thought the puny little 34mm spool is too shallow and narrow for big bait up to 3 oz use. I can already cast all the 65...
by Houndfish
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Any Aliexpress baits worth trying?
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: Any Aliexpress baits worth trying?

The YAPADA spoons I have bought are really nice, other the the split rings being made of pasta. They have a great action and are vastly cheaper then even Kastmasters, even with having to replace the rings.
by Houndfish
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die

You can balance the rod by putting a heavier reel on it..." - You don't balance an object by placing weight on the HOPEFUL balance point. Unless you're holding your combo in front of the reel, all you're doing is making your combo heavier. If balance is your goal, add counterweights to the end of t...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your opinion on the Daiwa's Zero Adjuster
Replies: 32
Views: 2290

Re: Your opinion on the Daiwa's Zero Adjuster

I like the fact that they are tighter and can't really be bumped out of adjustment, a few of my older Daiwas have caps that are very very loose when set to slight-play while I have never lost one, I know it's just a matter of time.
by Houndfish
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Better than the average travel rod?
Replies: 34
Views: 2170

Re: Better than the average travel rod?

I guess it depends. For the multi piece rods, one usually needs to take the time to thread the line through the guides and then tie on the lure. All of that is not needed for the telescopic rod, but I agree, aligning the guides can take a bit time. I usually dont care that much. Spiral wrapped guid...
by Houndfish
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Better than the average travel rod?
Replies: 34
Views: 2170

Re: Better than the average travel rod?

I have two of the Daiwa BBB. One casting one spinning, that are always with me in the car. The fact that you can fully collapse them, make them SO much more practical in my opinion. You can put them in the luggage with the reel attached, add them on the side of your hiking backpack and just store t...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: PX68
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: PX68

Stock Spool or not? Reason I ask is because my PXTR refused to be controlled.. Nothing I did worked and this was after i had it tuned I changed the bearings to SLP Works and even Hedgehog bearings and that helped tremendously.. I guess i down graded but it worked and i can't explain why.. That bein...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bone Voyage - Who has them?
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Bone Voyage - Who has them?

What do owners think about these travel rods? I've heard that the blanks are a step up. I've owned 2 piece rods from Major Craft, Olympic, Jackson, Tailwalk, and Abu. Rods were all around the same price point. For the most part, the blanks were all pretty similar. Good enough, but nothing to write ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: PX68
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: PX68

I have tried 16lb Sniper on a PIxy and while it works, it takes a lot of thumb. I spend a lot of time/money trying to find the "Ideal combo for fishing Trickworms in medium/heavy cover via close range casts/pitches w/o using braid" and while the the PX68 did pitch very well, it was also very uncontr...