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by ogrich31
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Thread finish epoxy
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Thread finish epoxy

Most rod building epoxy will react pretty similarly imo. If I build multiple rods with different epoxy finishes, you probably wouldn't be able to tell which epoxy I used. My advice is to pick one and learn it. I use Prokote, Envirotex Lite (not marketed for rod building) and Flex Coat Ultra V. All e...
by ogrich31
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Swimbait Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Swimbait Rods

^^ used mine twice after my first post. Heaviest I used was 7.5oz with it.
by ogrich31
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Swimbait Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Swimbait Rods

If you're going up to 8.5oz, I'd look at the iRod Bailey's swim 804. I feel it casts heavier baits better than the Dobyns 867, but once I reach 7-8oz, I have a different rod for those baits. The Dobyns 867 does have a softer tip. It's just not the taper I like for swimbaits, that's all.
by ogrich31
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Swimbait Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Swimbait Rods

I really enjoy my iRods. My favorite would be the 794 Large Swim, but the smaller guides are a no go for connection knots. There's the 804 Bailey's swim that has larger guides, but I haven't used mine yet. You can always check out the Phenix M1 heavy swimbait rod, the one that's rated 1-6oz (iirc). ...
by ogrich31
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point blank 701MHF
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Point blank 701MHF

Btw, I didn't think too much into it as well since the 701Mh is the heaviest 7' they make. I'm happy with the rod so far, but I just haven't used it much so time will tell.
by ogrich31
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point blank 701MHF
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Point blank 701MHF

I didn't measure rda on mine, but my PB701MHF feels more like a heavy than a mh. But I've only used it 2 or 3 times since building it, and I've heard these blanks take a little bit of time to get used to them. The weight on mine is 65.34g / 2.305oz (listed as 1.94oz on PB's site). What weights are y...
by ogrich31
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Suggestions for some new reels
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: Suggestions for some new reels

Over the years, my favorites would have to be (in no particular order): Td-ito (TD-Z) with 6.3:1 brass gears, stock or TD-Z R spool (14-16lb shooter, Senkos or spinnerbaits) Zillion Type R with 100m spool (20lb shooter, pitching jigs or 4-6" swimbaits) FX68 (Megabass T3 MX), 8.1:1 brass gears, SV100...
by ogrich31
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Most specific chatterbait rod
Replies: 31
Views: 7501

Re: Most specific chatterbait rod

The NFC MB807 Blank is an awesome chatterbait blank. I see that this is an older post, but are you using the IM or HM? Btw, I'm using the iRod Genesis II 723C, the stone cold swim and vibrating jig rod. Amazing rod for chatterbaits, at least for my style. I went through a couple of higher end rods ...
by ogrich31
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Stradic CI4+ or Soare CI4+?
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Stradic CI4+ or Soare CI4+?

I've owned both. The Stradic CI4+ is a smoother and a more powerful reel, especially under load. But the weight savings with the Soare CI4+ is noticeable. I would choose the Soare over the Stradic because of the line capacity, but I'd choose a shallow spool Stradic CI4+ (JDM) over both. Plenty of gu...
by ogrich31
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Taming my 100m spool
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: Taming my 100m spool

Thanks, I'll try some of those suggestions in a few days.

I'm using 20lb shooter on the 100m spool, but the line isn't the problem as all my reels with fluoro have shooter. I can do hard casts and skip with my td-z r spool and stiff fluoro.
by ogrich31
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Taming my 100m spool
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Taming my 100m spool

Looking to tame my 100m spool. It's sitting in a Zillion Type R. Great spool, but things can get pretty wild at times. I've had a few trips at night where I don't stop my spool on time (before my lure hits the water), and there goes my line. I have my brakes set at 10/10, and my cast control is set ...
by ogrich31
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: OG Fuego
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: OG Fuego

I have a set of rh ito 103 5.7:1 gears if you'd like to try them. Will let go for cheap as I bought my ito used and swapped out gear sets right away. Unknown condition. Pm me if you want them.
by ogrich31
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Ordering from Mudhole
Replies: 11
Views: 4010

Re: Ordering from Mudhole

Im in the west coast. It takes like 6 to 7 business days to get to me every time. I'm from the west coast as well. Although shipping times have gotten much better in the past year or two, I try to avoid them because they usually use UPS Surepost or FedEx Smartpost (takes 7-12 days for me). They sho...
by ogrich31
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Excellent lines, no longer made
Replies: 5
Views: 2626

Re: Excellent lines, no longer made

Carlos Carrapiço wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:48 am
JBcrankaddict wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:25 am
Toray Superhard Upgrade, toughest Fluoro I’ve ever used. Shooter is close, but not quite there.
+1 =D>
+2

I also rate this line over shooter, but shooter is the closest thing we have to it.
by ogrich31
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: spinning rod suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3334

Re: spinning rod suggestions?

Rodshop.pl has Daiwa casting reel seats. Also, there are many high end blanks you can choose from: Point Blank, Phenix K2, NFC X-ray. What are you using the rod for? What line type and size? Are you located in the States? Have you ordered from them before? Does the Daiwa reel seat come with a hood ...