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by Questor
Tue May 17, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Persistent problem with braid in spinning tackle
Replies: 7
Views: 2081

Re: Persistent problem with braid in spinning tackle

Very interesting. Thanks. This is a new reel, just the older design that's long been proven. I tried some 14# FireLine on it and it casts better than before, but there are signs of the line not winding tightly on the spool. Since I was using a relatively heavy bottom fishing rig that has a lot of re...
by Questor
Mon May 16, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: favorite 10lb line non FC
Replies: 17
Views: 3753

Re: favorite 10lb line non FC

For a bait caster, Trilene XT. For a spinning reel, Sufix Elite.
by Questor
Mon May 16, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Do braid scissors work?
Replies: 18
Views: 3820

Do braid scissors work?

I've been thinking of getting some of the specialized scissors for cutting braid. Do they work on 14# braid and smaller? Do they last reasonably long? Thanks.
by Questor
Fri May 13, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: So how does everyone feel now?
Replies: 24
Views: 4287

Re: So how does everyone feel now?

Fluorocarbon leader material has become an integral part of my fishing tackle. I'm pleased with it. I keep spools of Seaguar or Berkeley 30#, 20#, 15#, 12#, 8#, 4# and 2# on the smallest spools sold. On spinning an bait casting outfits I typically use braid because I like the longer casts. I'll add ...
by Questor
Thu May 12, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Need advice with Sluggo type baits
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Need advice with Sluggo type baits

I think I would like to try topwater fishing with a Sluggo type bait. The behavior I am looking for in the bait is a weedless walking the dog presentation. I'll be fishing over lily pads and in rushes. However, I have no experience with this type of bait. Will sluggo type baits do this? If so, can y...
by Questor
Thu May 12, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid Knot
Replies: 20
Views: 4267

Re: Braid Knot

I double uni knot a fluorocarbon leader to my braid, so the braid never actually is tied to a hook or lure.
by Questor
Thu May 12, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: cutting braided line
Replies: 55
Views: 8255

Re: cutting braided line

I have been satisfied with the drug-store nail clippers. They work very well and they are cheap enough to replace every couple of years if they dull. Ironically, fancier clippers made for fishing have never worked well for me.
by Questor
Thu May 12, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Persistent problem with braid in spinning tackle
Replies: 7
Views: 2081

Persistent problem with braid in spinning tackle

Hello: Perhaps you can help me with this: I have been using Power Pro and Sufix braid in 14 to 30 pound test on my Penn spinning reels. These are the older style SS models and the newer style Slammer model. The problem I encounter regularly is a tangle in the first 10 to 20 yards of line that requir...
by Questor
Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Why can't there be advanced rod sensitivity testing?
Replies: 24
Views: 50186

Re: Why can't there be advanced rod sensitivity testing?

Why? Probably because it's mostly subjective after you get past the "fast/slow..." and "medium/heavy..." descriptions.
by Questor
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Circle hooks revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 2291

Re: Circle hooks revisited

I tried circle hooks for bluegills and had a dramatic increase in deep hooking compared to long shanked aberdeens. When using the smaller #6 circle hooks my hooking percentage dropped dramatically. I guess circles are only good for bigger fish with bigger mouths.
by Questor
Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: What new tackle to use in 2008?
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: What new tackle to use in 2008?

Better prices on the products that were hot in 2006.
by Questor
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Best Baitcaster around 60 dollars
Replies: 18
Views: 3432

Re: Best Baitcaster around 60 dollars

Look at the Ambassadeurs, particularly the narrow spoon C4 with thumb bar. If you're on a budget, get one of those and it will last for many years. The cheapo reels from other manufacturers will last perhaps three years if you're lucky.
by Questor
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Circle hooks and Kahle hooks for panfish: Not too good.
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: Circle hooks and Kahle hooks for panfish: Not too good.

FishingElbow:

These were Gamakatsu hooks without an offset. My hook sets used the circle hook technique of starting to set the hook. No snap for a hook set. Night crawler part was hooked once in such a way as to not bunch up on the hook.

What kind of a rig do you use?
by Questor
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Circle hooks and Kahle hooks for panfish: Not too good.
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Circle hooks and Kahle hooks for panfish: Not too good.

I tried Gamakatsu #8 and #6 octopus circle hooks and Laser Sharp #12 Kahle hooks for use on bluegills. My experience is consistent with the fisheries research that has been done on these when used with bluegills when fishing with nightcrawler parts: 1) The goal was to reduce deep hooking. The result...
by Questor
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Gulp panfish: passed second test
Replies: 0
Views: 720

Gulp panfish: passed second test

A couple of weeks ago I posted a message about how I tried the Gulp panfish chartreuse maggots and couldn't catch any bluegills with them. The goal was to find a compact artificial bait I could carry in my tacklebox for use in cases when I didn't have live bait. When I bought the maggots I also boug...