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by Drakestar
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 91
Views: 3790

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Yep, I thought about too, just after I posted my reply. Let's see. I think a small bump in line capacity would make the reel much more universal and therefor attractive. Just my 2 cents. Doing some quick math for prosperity: I was running 30lbs Maxcuatro on that reel, 0.23mm diameter. The spool hol...
by Drakestar
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC X-ray 6100-1 DSR
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: NFC X-ray 6100-1 DSR

I would suggest building one of each and see which you find to be the more effective tool only one blank to work with so it's an either or situation ;) But if you're only getting one of an expensive good thing, how will I know that I'm still on TackleTour? :lol: If this goes up straight against the...
by Drakestar
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix Legend X 7MHF vs 71MHXF
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: St Croix Legend X 7MHF vs 71MHXF

I fish a lot of moving baits with single jig hooks on F and XF rods. Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, underspins etc. It’s moving bait with trebles that you wants a slower rod for, to absorb shock and keep trebles from ripping out. But jig hook moving baits usually have a much more solid hook set. So I w...
by Drakestar
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Someone talk me out of this....
Replies: 16
Views: 635

Re: Someone talk me out of this....

I got one a couple months ago and I don't love it. There, did I talk you out of it? :) Your "problem" is that it's a legitimately great rod, and I don't actually regret my purchase. It's very sensitive and has a crazy weight range, which makes it versatile. It does feel a bit awkward to me (the big ...
by Drakestar
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Nice BC reel for Casting 1/4-1/2oz baits LONG DISTANCE
Replies: 30
Views: 1177

Re: Nice BC reel for Casting 1/4-1/2oz baits LONG DISTANCE

Thank you! When I reference drag, I more so mean smoothness and effectiveness, as I’ll be using 7-8lb fluoro. This will be a “finesse” setup pretty much although still on the heavier side with it being a senko. I’ve even been on the fence of dropping down to the 742 Extreme, wish they offered an ex...
by Drakestar
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Nice BC reel for Casting 1/4-1/2oz baits LONG DISTANCE
Replies: 30
Views: 1177

Re: Nice BC reel for Casting 1/4-1/2oz baits LONG DISTANCE

In my experience, Antares 70 is your best (albeit very expensive) options indeed. I use it to cast a ton of 3/8oz baits. I got a Chronarch MGL on my Xtasy 754 for 1/8oz and 3/16oz t-rigs with stick baits and it works well. My go-to worm is a bit lighter than a senko (around 0.32oz), so the full wei...
by Drakestar
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Nice BC reel for Casting 1/4-1/2oz baits LONG DISTANCE
Replies: 30
Views: 1177

Re: Nice BC reel for Casting 1/4-1/2oz baits LONG DISTANCE

In my experience, Antares 70 is your best (albeit very expensive) options indeed. I use it to cast a ton of 3/8oz baits. I got a Chronarch MGL on my Xtasy 754 for 1/8oz and 3/16oz t-rigs with stick baits and it works well. My go-to worm is a bit lighter than a senko (around 0.32oz), so the full weig...
by Drakestar
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite braid for spinning reels
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: Favorite braid for spinning reels

PowerPro Maxcuatro 20lbs is listed at 0.007 (which 0.0067 isn't that far removed from). So G Soul doesn't seem totally out of line with what others are claiming. But is is still lower than Maxcuatro. 30lbs Maxcuatro is 0.23mm/0.009 inches (vs G-Soul 0.21mm). 40lbs is listed at 0.28/0.011 (vs G-Soul ...
by Drakestar
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Bobber Help Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: BFS Bobber Help Needed

The US market is woefully (if not to say ridiculously) underdeveloped when it comes to floats. I'd look up "match fishing waggler" and go from there. Personally I run 6+ gram wagglers from "Dream Float Serie Walter" and "Serie Joker" for my float & flies and they work perfectly: heavy enough to cast...
by Drakestar
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Dropshot Hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Dropshot Hooks

P
Sterfry26 wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:23 pm
What sizes do you like in both of those hooks?
#1 or #2 depending on the size of the worm.
by Drakestar
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Your most versatile rod?
Replies: 46
Views: 2030

Re: Your most versatile rod?

My answer might have been different a couple months ago, but a few weeks into this winter season: Phenix K2 714, hands down. It's ridiculous how versatile this rod is, particularly for winter fishing. It's pretty much a "NRX 852.5" in my mind (don't let the power rating fool you), but with a more mo...
by Drakestar
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Dropshot Hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Dropshot Hooks

The only hooks I'd consider for serious dropshotting are Owner Mosquito hooks and Gamakatsu Aaron Martens TGW Drop Shot hooks. With a preference for the Gamakatsu one, but that one isn't available in bulk (Mosquito hooks are).
by Drakestar
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits

I was about to suggest the DESTROYER P5 F7-70X Tequila Baccarac, but it's only 7 feet long. 3/4 to 4oz, moderate taper. Haven't fished it myself yet (but @freelancer27 has). One of the intended applications are larger frogs and topwaters.
by Drakestar
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zona and Lews
Replies: 34
Views: 1268

Re: Zona and Lews

One man's "whoring out your soul for the $" is another man's "just trying to make a living". I don't have any significant insight into the financials of being a professional bass angler in the US, but my suspicion is that it's a life that requires serious dedication and passion because most likely, ...
by Drakestar
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Expride 6’10M vs Oneten Special
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Expride 6’10M vs Oneten Special

Still hard to debug from afar, but my main suspicion is that, through a combination of rod action and how you work the bait, you're unintentionally moving the bait (while it's supposed to suspend) when using the Oneten Special. And that it's suspending correctly while you're using the Expride. Shoul...