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by Bronzeye
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler rods?
Replies: 83
Views: 5994

Re: Kistler rods?

The image of the 50% off sale presented here says "While supplies last" with no other expiration date. Doesn't that mean Kistler is selling its stock of all the rods shown at 50% off (when you buy 10 at a time) until they are gone?
by Bronzeye
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New St. Croix Bass Rod
Replies: 67
Views: 3675

Re: New St. Croix Bass Rod

SS30378, thanks for sharing that information!
by Bronzeye
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New St. Croix Bass Rod
Replies: 67
Views: 3675

Re: New St. Croix Bass Rod

Intrigued now. How many guides (incl. tiptop) on the 73MXF spinning rod?
by Bronzeye
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Hi everyone

You will find the depth and breadth of knowledge about fishing tackle breathtaking here. We welcome new insights and experience!
by Bronzeye
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New St. Croix Bass Rod
Replies: 67
Views: 3675

Re: New St. Croix Bass Rod

The release says these rods will have "Fuji Concept 'O' guides with deep press inserts." To save others from looking up what "O" guides are, they are said by Fuji to use an improved version and replacement of its Hardloy rings. Their rings might be black rather than gray like Hardloy. The rods are a...
by Bronzeye
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Cicadas are coming
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Cicadas are coming

That's what--$700 worth of cicada imitations in one box? Not that I don't have (clearing throat) a slight degree of redundancy in my lure collection.
by Bronzeye
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Crawler baits
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Crawler baits

I love the sound the 5/8 oz. Heddon Crazy Crawler makes. Haven't fished it a lot, but it caught a 5 lb. largemouth and a 5 lb. pike just minutes apart and on another occasion fooled a 5+ lb. largemouth that shook off. I would advise against buying the Namuzu Crawler, a Japanese lure that has an elon...
by Bronzeye
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite braid for spinning reels
Replies: 40
Views: 2394

Re: Favorite braid for spinning reels

slipperybob,

Thanks for the data. What was the knot you used?
by Bronzeye
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for tips regarding a landing net for UL fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Looking for tips regarding a landing net for UL fishing

I have no recommendation, but do have a warning. Be wary of the net weave. A net that works great for fly anglers using barbless single hooks can be a PITA when the thrashing of a netted trout punches barbed trebles through net mesh. Having had to cut two holes in a brand new landing net to be able ...
by Bronzeye
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Short 5-5’6” rod for small river and stream smallies
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Short 5-5’6” rod for small river and stream smallies

I have no recommendation for a rod that short, but I caught hundreds of smallies up to 3 lbs. on a 5'10" Loomis SJR 700 rod from streams. If you find one used, you might get it for a reasonable price. I don't think Loomis makes that model anymore. Here is a discussion of it 14 years ago; Cal says ni...
by Bronzeye
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Bobber Help Needed
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: BFS Bobber Help Needed

Knotty, I bought some of these last year in the smallest size: https://www.fishusa.com/Bill-Lewis-Rocket-Bobbers They facilitate casting a light jig a long way, as they are made of plastic. A single spring-loaded clip makes them easy to attach to your line. The problem with round plastic bobbers of ...
by Bronzeye
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!
Replies: 16
Views: 1258

Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

You seem to be worried that using mono backing will create an imbalance. Why?
by Bronzeye
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Santa Came Early...
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Re: Santa Came Early...

Appears that the Steez box was designed to house a collectible--or, perhaps, to "garage" it in off-season.
by Bronzeye
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: IGFA rated lines
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: IGFA rated lines

I should have checked Maxima's current offerings in that line! I have spools of its Tournament Silver IGFA line in 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 lb. test from yesteryear, so I recklessly assumed that it was still offered over a broad range of popular strengths.