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by dhottle
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Owner ZoWire STX-38ZN
Replies: 4
Views: 588

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: 2417

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: 1641
Views: 422815

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: 1641
Views: 422815

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: 6
Views: 1076

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: 4902

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: 4902

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: 1304

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: 572

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: 1641
Views: 422815

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...
by dhottle
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What are you cranking with?
Replies: 22
Views: 5142

Re: What are you cranking with?

I use a curado 200i PG in 5:1 with 17lb Suffix Advantage
I use a Bantam PG in 5:1 with 14lb Suffix Advantage
I use a calais 6:1 with 20lb Tatsu.

Bantam is the smoothest of the three.
















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by dhottle
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1641
Views: 422815

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 fr...
by dhottle
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL
Replies: 45
Views: 11304

Re: Bantam MGL

lgmouthgambler what size is the hawgtech handle that you have on the bantam, do you need any other hardware or with the origional handle nut work out? thanks im wanting to up size the handle on a few of mine and dont really know what route i want to go yet. I have the XG model, but I dont like big ...
by dhottle
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensitive Moving Bait Rods
Replies: 35
Views: 10264

Re: Sensitive Moving Bait Rods

I think jerkbaits are the trickiest of the bunch. Finding the perfect tip speed for not over or under working various style and depth baits, yet having a blank that will properly load and flex deep enough (not to deep), to keep fish pinned. I believe sensitivity is a little more important here than...