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by dhottle
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: medium vs medium light heavy kistler helium 3, or other option?
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: medium vs medium light heavy kistler helium 3, or other option?

I have the zbone LEXF-3MH-70 and I gotta say your going to love it. I use mine for jerkbaits up to an ounce in weight, topwater & as a fluke rod. It has handled largemouth up to 8.75 so far without any problems. The tip is soft enough to keep treble bait hooked fish buttoned up without any problems....
by dhottle
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel With clicker
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Reel With clicker

If you want a reel for trolling get a line counter in the right size capacity. Either a tekota 300LC or 500LC series depending on line capacity. Knowing the amount of line out will help you dial in the depth of the baits your using. Max depth for most diving baits is achieved with around 270 feet ou...
by dhottle
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Fluke rod
Replies: 28
Views: 5377

Re: Fluke rod

My favorite fluke rod is a Kistler Z bone LEXF-3MH-70 paired with a Shimano Antares DC spooled with Suffix Advance 14lb test. \:D/
by dhottle
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best general purpose fishing line and brand?
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

Re: Best general purpose fishing line and brand?

Suffix Advance
by dhottle
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Owner ZoWire STX-38ZN
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Owner ZoWire STX-38ZN

I have been using them & they are sticky sharp.
by dhottle
Tue May 19, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need Help, New Spinning Reel
Replies: 15
Views: 3258

Re: Need Help, New Spinning Reel

I have 5 different certate models and never have needed to adjust any shims/washers. You should be good to spool up & go fishing.
by dhottle
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1702
Views: 473248

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Yes I would guess she had already spawned. Though in FL some fish will still spawn into April. They start early in November but most of the spawning is in Jan/Feb.
by dhottle
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1702
Views: 473248

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Fishing a LC pointer 128 at Lake Okeechobee.





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by dhottle
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: IGFA rated lines
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: IGFA rated lines

Also, there is no line that is verified by the IGFA as meeting their requirements. The line is verified after the catch as part of the record qualification process, as it has always been. Correct but as a member you can submit a line sample to have it tested for compliance before fishing for a reco...
by dhottle
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Defier Armilo vs Sufix Advance?
Replies: 19
Views: 5834

Re: Sunline Defier Armilo vs Sufix Advance?

I have fished the Defier Armilo for about two years in 13, 15, 19, 22 & 25lb tests. It's strength & abrasion resistance have been good. It's stiffness & coiling have been problematic as others have mentioned. The fact it has only been available in 165 yd spools adds to its costliness. I searched fo...
by dhottle
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Defier Armilo vs Sufix Advance?
Replies: 19
Views: 5834

Re: Sunline Defier Armilo vs Sufix Advance?

I have fished the Defier Armilo for about two years in 13, 15, 19, 22 & 25lb tests. It's strength & abrasion resistance have been good. It's stiffness & coiling have been problematic as others have mentioned. The fact it has only been available in 165 yd spools adds to its costliness. I searched for...
by dhottle
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Z bone frog rod
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

Re: Z bone frog rod

Take a look at this rod for frogging. It can do just about everything.

2019 Helium 3 Heavy 7' 10" MOD Moderate Fishing Rod
SKU HE3H710MOD
by dhottle
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 4000 Size Spinning Reels
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: 4000 Size Spinning Reels

Plat has the 2016 Certate on sale at 50% off. I just ordered a HD4000SH for $240.36 with handling charge
by dhottle
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1702
Views: 473248

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Made it to Lake Bacarrac with four friends Robert Perez, Noah Arroyo & Justin Bell as part of Wayne Campbell's Swimbait Universe group. 21 guys in the group so we had a full house at the lodge for 5 days of fishing & fun. The trip offered an incentive to the guy who caught the biggest bass with a f...