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by Mike Andrews
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned Rod
Replies: 49
Views: 7827

Re: Ned Rod

Don't overlook inshore saltwater rods for this application. I've got a St Croix Avid Inshore 7'6" ML that I like for a lot of open hook, finesse presentations. I like it enough that I just coughed up for a Daiwa Ballistic to go on it, it had a Stradic 1000 before that was/is perfectly serviceable bu...
by Mike Andrews
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: New Strike King Ned rig plastics
Replies: 5
Views: 5038

Re: New Strike King Ned rig plastics

Man, that Ned Bug in the right colors would be a crappie catchin' dude :big grin:
by Mike Andrews
Thu May 23, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 921S MR
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

Re: NRX 921S MR

FWIW, I'm fishing a couple of St Croix Avid Inshore 7-6 MLF for those applications and I don't have any complaints. They seem to have a heavier middle than the regular Avids and the weight range is 1/8-1/2 where the regular Avid is 1/8-3/8.
by Mike Andrews
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Crappie rod
Replies: 30
Views: 8008

Re: Crappie rod

I fish a lot of 1/8 oz jigs on brush and my favorites are both St Croix Avids, 7' ML and 7'6" ML.
by Mike Andrews
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New G Loomis Walleye rods coming??
Replies: 6
Views: 2226

Re: New G Loomis Walleye rods coming??

Just looked and it's an IMX walleye series.

http://www.fishusa.com/product/G-Loomis ... nning-Rods
by Mike Andrews
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do not drink and drive... (Shimano Metanium)
Replies: 33
Views: 7305

Re: Do not drink and drive... (Shimano Metanium)

My last SWI (Shopping While Intoxicated) incident only cost me about $600. The first $300 buying what I thought I wanted and the second $300 to buy what I was really after once I sobered up.....oh well my son got a $300 Scotty Cameron putter out of the deal :cry:
by Mike Andrews
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: I need help with Avid X Spinning Rod
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

Re: I need help with Avid X Spinning Rod

An observation along the same lines...earlier this year I bought a pair of St Croix Avid Inshore 7'6"MLF to crappie fish with. Most of my fishing consists of vertical jigging structure in 10'-25' feet of water. Since I really wanted the rods to be more general purpose the 1st reels I put on them wer...
by Mike Andrews
Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crainkbait/Topwater Rod Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 3445

Re: Crainkbait/Topwater Rod Poll

I was playing around at the local pond last weekend and had my 704CB and 705CB Glass with me. On a whim I tied a Bandit 200 (1/4 oz) on the 705 and tried it. It worked better than I thought it would!! Normally I'd throw the Bandit on the 704 w/ 10-12# line but it did work on the 705 w/ 15#. I'm thin...
by Mike Andrews
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Latest custom Spinning Rods! - pic hvy
Replies: 15
Views: 4081

Re: Latest custom Spinning Rods! - pic hvy

I can't decide which is better, the rods or the photography. Awesome job on both!!
by Mike Andrews
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crankbait on A Swim Bait Rod??
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Crankbait on A Swim Bait Rod??

I guess I'll buy one of the small child fist size things (10XD) and give it a try....nothing to lose other than a few $$.
by Mike Andrews
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crankbait on A Swim Bait Rod??
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Crankbait on A Swim Bait Rod??

Specifically XD10 on a Dobyns 795ML. Has anyone tried it? I bought a 795 when the holiday sales were on for an A-rig rod but am looking for other uses. I've never thrown an XD10 so I'm not sure what to expect....I do have other CB rods available including an 805 so this isn't a necessity but like I ...
by Mike Andrews
Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: fluoro. Leader
Replies: 10
Views: 2319

Re: fluoro. Leader

I've used InvisX and Red Label with no problems. Learn to tie the Alberto knot and you'll be set.
by Mike Andrews
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado Being Discontinued??
Replies: 33
Views: 5495

Re: Curado Being Discontinued??

I looked at the Chronarch CI4 but didn't care for it for some reason. As for the E series Chronarch it was another reel I looked at but decided against. If you're referring to E series Curados, I've currently got several Citica E series I'm happy with but Shimano has a history of discontinuing parts...
by Mike Andrews
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: A-Rig / Swim Bait Reel
Replies: 10
Views: 1783

Re: A-Rig / Swim Bait Reel

I had a 200 but traded it for a Citica E because I "needed" another one. Nothing wrong with it though and it would bomb baits out there with the best of ' em. This will likely not be a primary rod / technique for me at this point so the Lexa is in the running for sure!
by Mike Andrews
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: A-Rig / Swim Bait Reel
Replies: 10
Views: 1783

Re: A-Rig / Swim Bait Reel

Since starting this I've done a ton of reading and it looks like the Daiwa Lexa 300 is becoming the hot item with the serious swim baiter's. Any opinions on it? Seems to be a good option to the Curado....