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by russ57
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best Shimano rod for top water
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Best Shimano rod for top water

I would say a 7M glass model in the expride,zodias, or Intenza. I have the expride model and it has been good for 1.5s and DT6s so it would probably be good for topwaters with similar treble hooks
by russ57
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: XX Swingfire
Replies: 0
Views: 81

XX Swingfire

Does anyone have the current generation XX Swingfire? I am thinking about getting it as another cranking rod, which I may use for smaller chatterbaits and swim jigs as well. What size cranks is it best suited for, squarebill up to 8-10 foot divers? Ther is a review of the older Swingfire, which iimp...
by russ57
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2020 Zodias rod with carbon monocoque grip
Replies: 39
Views: 5897

Re: 2020 Zodias rod with carbon monocoque grip

Has anyone used the 75MH?
by russ57
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Fury Casting Rod 7' Med Hvy Cranking
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Dobyns Fury Casting Rod 7' Med Hvy Cranking

I am thinking of picking up the colt 705 cb
by russ57
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Cheap alternative to DT6
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Cheap alternative to DT6

Looking for a similar crank which is not $9 apiece that I can use for bank fishing
by russ57
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensitive jig rod
Replies: 63
Views: 8128

Re: Sensitive jig rod

Favorite white bird
by russ57
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Opinion: It may not be worth it
Replies: 24
Views: 1247

Opinion: It may not be worth it

While I am not nearly the enthusiast as some of you, I feel that this is still worth mentioning. After I got into TacticalBassin videos, I fairly quickly switched from cheap combos to those in more like the $400-600 range. While I certainly do enjoy them, I have reached a point where I don't think i...
by russ57
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which one?
Replies: 34
Views: 2352

Re: Which one?

For lighter weights I would expect most to say Met. I haven't used my Bantam yet, but I've heard it is not very good for senkos, according to tackleadvisors on youtube.

Personally I would definitely go Met.
by russ57
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If You Sold all Your Fishing Equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 1358

Re: If You Sold all Your Fishing Equipment

I am done with selling gear. I'm not able to get enough from the sales to make it worth it. Flipping gear has lost me so much money, and I have decided to stop.

If I did sell though, I would put the money towards a nicer car or a boat.
by russ57
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 35028

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

The champion is honestly less sensitive than an omen black and far less sensitive than a tatula.

The DX is less sensitive than a Levante by a lot.

And below the DX all of the rods lack a real locking nut.
by russ57
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 35028

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Dobyns
by russ57
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What spinning reels do Lew's pro staffers really use ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: What spinning reels do Lew's pro staffers really use ?

IMHO all lews reels are mediocre compared to a Curado or Stradic.
by russ57
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 104
Views: 8549

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

yeah i held the imx pro jerkbait rod and didnt seem to impressed with it. but i really like the 845 crankbait rod and 906 crankbait rod as well. im curious about the new models coming out like the two chatterbait rods they even put the old cinnamon color on the rods im wondering if that goes all th...
by russ57
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 104
Views: 8549

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

I will be pairing this new XG 70 with a GLX 842 for an all-around medium rod. Should be a blast for weightless senkos. Personally I am not a fan of the color scheme. It is not going to match most rods very well. The older 70 would look good on a much wider variety of rods. It will match the IMX pro...
by russ57
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 104
Views: 8549

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

I buy all gear for at least 20% off. I don't think I've ever paid full retail for anything.