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by MCROUT14
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Toray SuperHard
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Toray SuperHard

In the same boat myself. If you have a hard time trying to find some I used the Exthread last year and had no issues.
by MCROUT14
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Favorite paddletails?
Replies: 37
Views: 11580

Re: Favorite paddletails?

Optimum Double Diamond is super underrated but most of the time I throw a Keitech.
by MCROUT14
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: '12 Aldebaran BFS vs '15 Aldebaran BFS Limited
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: '12 Aldebaran BFS vs '15 Aldebaran BFS Limited

cndbasshunter wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:48 pm
2012 bfs xg is the best bfs reel for NA imo. handles braid, super palmable, solid design, and handles 1/8 to 1/2 just fine.

Looks like I’m going ‘12- might have to dress it up like you did- I feel it’s only right!
by MCROUT14
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: '12 Aldebaran BFS vs '15 Aldebaran BFS Limited
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: '12 Aldebaran BFS vs '15 Aldebaran BFS Limited

Braid has no stretch, so it's less likely to damage a fragile spool. Mono and flouro both stretch, which compreses the spool. A few loops wont hurt, but the problem is when several loops are reeled onto the spool under a load, as happens when a fish hits at the end of a cast. This is what damages b...
by MCROUT14
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: '12 Aldebaran BFS vs '15 Aldebaran BFS Limited
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: '12 Aldebaran BFS vs '15 Aldebaran BFS Limited

Been a while but, both are pretty decent reels. The 15 is better at the really light stuff. I view the 12 as more of a power BFS reel compared to todays offerings. Really depends on the price and the size lures. If you you plan on consistently theowing below 1/8oz total weight, Id opt for the 15. T...
by MCROUT14
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: '12 Aldebaran BFS vs '15 Aldebaran BFS Limited
Replies: 6
Views: 390

'12 Aldebaran BFS vs '15 Aldebaran BFS Limited

Does anybody have experience with both of these reels and have one they prefer? I have an Eiger Northwall that needs a reel and upon searching for one these reels caught my eye. Given that there is a significant price difference between the 2 I wanted to get some insight before I spend some cash. I'...
by MCROUT14
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Cortland Silent Flip
Replies: 0
Views: 939

Cortland Silent Flip

Has anybody tried this line out yet? The 16 carrier and their reputation for fly lines has me intrigued.

https://www.cortlandline.com/collection ... silentflip
by MCROUT14
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Engetsu BB100PG

Mine is a 5.8:1. Micro mod gears too. Have you tried throwing any resistance baits with it? Or baits over 1/2 oz? Upon reading it looks like it was designed for micro-jigging so I'm worried about throwing mid-depth crankbaits with high resistance and generally weigh in at 1/2oz or 5/8 oz. It seems ...
by MCROUT14
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Engetsu BB100PG

LowRange wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:08 pm
The Scorpion 70 based Engetsu and regular Scorpion 70 match the Zodias perfectly. Same goes for the old Tatula Type R
Yes they match in color but I need something to perform- I don't want to get worn out if I'm throwing a crankbait all day.
by MCROUT14
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Engetsu BB100PG

bronzebacks wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:11 am
I had the bb hg and the shallow spool was a great caster but i felt like the frame had too much flex
Flex is no good when you're cranking- thanks for the info!
by MCROUT14
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ

The core 50s might not balance too well on those rods. I can't speak for the NRX but I know it won't be balanced on the FMJ. The FMJ needs a heavier reel to feel good. With the core 50 the FMJ will be very tip heavy. Appreciate the info but I’m not too worried about balance- I can always buy the bu...
by MCROUT14
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ

Maybe the 873 as its in-between the 854 and 894?
by MCROUT14
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ
Replies: 4
Views: 484

NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ

Found a killer deal on 2 Core 50mg7s so I'm in the market for a new jig rod- upon doing some research these 2 rods (and the 894) were mentioned A LOT. But I never really found a true comparison of the 2. I mainly throw 1/2oz jigs and mainly stick to 1ft-15ft but will occasionally fish bluff banks as...
by MCROUT14
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Engetsu BB100PG

Does anybody have any experience with this reel? I understand it's designed for light baits/microjigging but it also states it has "high cranking power". I just recently acquired a Zodias 76-MHG for mid-depth/deep cranking and have since been looking for a reel for it. I'm leaning toward the Bantam ...
by MCROUT14
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation

I agree if you are looking for an “area type” rod. These are typically short rods designed for small streams targeting tiny native trout. Casting distance is not a concern and actually detrimental at times. These rods tend to be on the fast side, but geared more towards small minnow jerkbaits or sp...