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by TravisNY
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 70
Views: 7640

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:52 pm
I'm struggling on purchasing another Stella or going with a 4000 size Exist but trying to save my money to purchase
a Metanium 20
Good taste sir.
by TravisNY
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Exsence Spinning
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Shimano Exsence Spinning

Being a smallmouth guy spins are my deal. Multiple Stella FJ’s and Exsence are what I own across the board. I adore both models and would buy them all again. Can’t go wrong either way.
by TravisNY
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 4594

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

The 6’10” and 7’ spins will be in my hands very soon.
by TravisNY
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your favorite obscure reels
Replies: 34
Views: 2167

Re: Your favorite obscure reels

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:29 pm
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Evergreen Opus-1 Nero.
Precisely the reel I was thinking of when I opened the thread. Actually the price isn’t too bad either if one looks around however I’ll stick to my fleet of Stella FJ and Exsence spins.
by TravisNY
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 58
Views: 6616

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

[/quote] A Ned rig made from a 1/16oz head and a TRD worm weights right about 3/16oz on the nose and that is about as psychically small as most finesse presentations get.[/quote] Physically perhaps but they certainly get lighter. A “1/16” plus non leached salt TRD is rather heavy for some of us that...
by TravisNY
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 7'6" Spinning Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 2456

Re: 7'6" Spinning Rods

Revofisher wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:48 pm
the 7'6 ml legend elite does have a soft tip i love that rod for throwing ned rigs with.
Yes sir. I own a few.
by TravisNY
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix Legend Elite
Replies: 6
Views: 2797

Re: St. Croix Legend Elite

...I also have 3 sc5 custom spinning rods one 76ml and 2 76m. Their my favorite spinning rods even sold my nrx in favor of them. Good taste sir. Those two blanks cover so very much of what I adore doing for my smallies (except top water). I’ve got no reason to look elsewhere for my smallie endeavor...
by TravisNY
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 901 SJR Special Run
Replies: 46
Views: 8828

Re: NRX 901 SJR Special Run

not conquest or NRX level but still awesome rods supposedly (i have not fished with one yet, but will one day) I would love a Conquest 901 spinning rod [-o< But of course the 901 conquest would be SJR not JWR like the 901s NRX. The 901s NRX excels at swimming marabou up and smaller spybaits for sma...
by TravisNY
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic FL
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

Re: Stradic FL

Save up longer. Get what you will eventually arrive at and save money in the process. Don’t rush it.
by TravisNY
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: One Nice All-Purpose Spinning rod
Replies: 32
Views: 6936

Re: One Nice All-Purpose Spinning rod

http://tackletour.com/reviewstcroixles70mlf.html

That and the 7’6” Xtreme (comes in 2 piece if necessary).
by TravisNY
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod
Replies: 17
Views: 3893

Re: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod

the challenge with a custom is not only cost but sometimes blank availability...” Totally agreed sir but would also add warranty into the mix. Though I’ve broken so very few rods in my lifetime that I barely remember those that I broke. I do like that piece of mind and am willing to pay for it. The...
by TravisNY
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: One Nice All-Purpose Spinning rod
Replies: 32
Views: 6936

Re: One Nice All-Purpose Spinning rod

Yes sir I have. The 7’6” ML XF is dead on right. Smallmouth are all that I fish.
by TravisNY
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: One Nice All-Purpose Spinning rod
Replies: 32
Views: 6936

Re: One Nice All-Purpose Spinning rod

I wouldn’t overlook St. Croix in this conversation either. I’ve owned/fished a lot of the rods mentioned in this thread and I throw a few “Ned’s”. :D I haven’t seen a bad rod mentioned yet. Sir, what size lead/hook do you throw for “Ned’s” ? Offering choice ? Just curious as that rig has been green ...
by TravisNY
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: ZMAN plastics
Replies: 23
Views: 7619

Re: ZMAN plastics

Put the original bags in the new binder. Space for lead (over the initial version) and no zipper (they listened to me all around). It’s been with me over miles of rough terrain in all climates. Zero issues. I suspect a years worth of Z offerings to fit in the single version. (and I’m on the water a ...
by TravisNY
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 901 SJR Special Run
Replies: 46
Views: 8828

Re: NRX 901 SJR Special Run

The only comparison between the two rods is the one power. They’re different animals.