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by FishingwithBranden
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Ideas for new jig reel after tragic accident
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: Ideas for new jig reel after tragic accident

I agree with the Steez A.
by FishingwithBranden
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia Revo EXD
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Abu Garcia Revo EXD

I just bought one and I’m not impressed. Doesn’t cast any better than my old Quantum Icon. Maybe even worse due to the cheap magnetic brake system they used. Even with the shallow spool and 10lb Invisx you have to turn the brakes up to about 3/4 just to keep it from backlashing. And that affects th...
by FishingwithBranden
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New vs old greats for cranking.
Replies: 13
Views: 2119

Re: New vs old greats for cranking.

Get a zillion. There is not much in that price range that can hold a candle to it. I love my tatulas, but call me old fashioned and give me a zillion
by FishingwithBranden
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod handle material do you prefer?
Replies: 28
Views: 3104

Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

I prefer carbon then Winn if I am being honest. I like Cork over EVA. I have them all and can fish them all without really caring, but everyone is different.
by FishingwithBranden
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?
Replies: 15
Views: 3054

Re: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?

Reel - Zillion platform (TD-Z style). Still using some of mine and they are as good or better than anything coming out now. Rod - hard to say here. Technology has gotten supremely better. I still think SiC guides are as good as they come for the price and value, so there is a component that will sta...
by FishingwithBranden
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods you bought for one technique that you weren't thrilled with initially ...
Replies: 16
Views: 2508

Re: Rods you bought for one technique that you weren't thrilled with initially ...

Honestly, mine would probably be the DX795. It’s big and can rip them out, but I just can’t make myself throw it even when I am pitching or flipping.
by FishingwithBranden
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 388
Views: 80202

Re: New Poison Adrena

Held one again at the classic. This rod just feels all kinds of right.
by FishingwithBranden
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig/T-rig Rod
Replies: 36
Views: 6990

Re: Jig/T-rig Rod

I’ve narrowed it down to the H3, perfect pitch, and IMX 853C JWR. I snapped my fury 704cb in half trying to boat flip a 3lber on a 1/2oz chatterbait. Contemplating on doing the upgrade to an extreme 744, but if the sensitivity isn’t in the same ballpark as the other three, I won’t waste my $. I thi...
by FishingwithBranden
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: The most UNDER rated..
Replies: 68
Views: 12569

Re: The most UNDER rated..

Point Blank rods (the blanks) are very good

Villain 2.0 from Abu

and another vote for the Tatula rod
by FishingwithBranden
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 35333

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

I can vouch for the Point Blank...I have a custom stick by the same builder that is a tank. Tank? Good? or Bad? This one not translating for me... Durable? Built like a tank? On track? Please expand on description. Forgive me....Mine is actually a flipping stick with spiral Torzite guides and carbo...
by FishingwithBranden
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 35333

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Im shocked about the Dobyns rods. I would have given you my Dobyns rod! And the others I have passed up... Nothing quite like full custom on special blanks made by special people- in America or UK, and to some Japan and other... And I can tell you there is really only a handful of them worth anythi...
by FishingwithBranden
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 35333

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

This should be good! I honestly know it is all opinion based on the end user, but with that said, I think some of the St. Croix rods are overrated. I hate some of the reel seats on the higher end models, and their lower models (Bass X, Mojo, Triumph) feel dead to me.
by FishingwithBranden
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Any news or excitement about Jackall Poison USDM drop?
Replies: 28
Views: 5217

Re: Any news or excitement about Jackall Poison USDM drop?

I was told by a Jackall rep that there blanks are the same between the expride and Poison. He said the poison had better guides and reel seat. This is while I was looking at a conquest. That said, the poison was the best feeling rod I have ever held. Almost like an extension of you.
by FishingwithBranden
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula100
Replies: 46
Views: 10829

Re: New Tatula100

daiwafan wrote:This new version was released at the Classic today. I was told only a couple 1000 of these to be made. Guys at the Tackle Trap have them for sale at Expo.
I grabbed one from them. 3,000 total being made.