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by Bass1980
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Javelin as bottom contact rod?
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Javelin as bottom contact rod?

I've used mine for Texas Rig and it did just fine. I like my Trigs to have a softer tip than my Jig rod. It's true the Daemos doesn't have the traditional MB tip, very American rod like, but it's one of my favorite rod regardless. The Javeline is the versatile one of that line and it has enough back...
by Bass1980
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Post purple
Replies: 276
Views: 99136

Re: Post purple

Already gave away the spool. Will try to get a ZPI PG or KTF spool this winter for it.

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by Bass1980
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for first megabass rod please help
Replies: 52
Views: 12394

Re: Looking for first megabass rod please help

Congrats. That is a sleek and sexy setup right there.
by Bass1980
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for first megabass rod please help
Replies: 52
Views: 12394

Re: Looking for first megabass rod please help

Frogs and weightless senko rods really are a bit apart power wise unless you're fishing mostly moderate to open water frogging. Megabass Frog rods are usually F7 power with F6 doable. Weightless senko rods for MB is usually F4-F5 power. With that said and the length you want I would recommend the Ph...
by Bass1980
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ultimate Drop Shot set up
Replies: 30
Views: 9497

Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Best is subjective and not everyone has tried all brands and models. It has been nothing but pure pleasure to fish my two DS rods though. I wouldn't trade these two rods for any at the moment. Even if better ones came out I would keep these and just buy the better rod for my 3rd. :lol: Megabass F2.5...
by Bass1980
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Diawa Steez SV specific rods
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Diawa Steez SV specific rods

The only thing with that chart is it doesn't show the models tapers. This one at least shows what the rod was made for. Sort helps you distinguish it the rod is fast or regular taper.

http://www.plat.co.jp/english/bass/daiw ... od/top.htm
by Bass1980
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Diawa Steez SV specific rods
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Diawa Steez SV specific rods

The US Steez 7'1 Heavy power compile X is a very nice rod IMO. Nothing beats an air beam reel seat IMO. It feels so comfortable in my hands and looks amazing as well. I also have the US SVF 7'2 MH but I think that rod is just ok. These are the models before the AGS. The JDM offerings have a lot more...
by Bass1980
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Pixy/Pixzilla still relevant...
Replies: 51
Views: 7168

Re: Pixy/Pixzilla still relevant...

I would up picking up a PX68L - and am a bit underwhelmed with 1/8 oz baits. Part of it is the rod I believe, I have it on a DX742 and I probably should be using a DX702 or lighter to really take advantage. Before buying another rod though I thought about trying a different spool, ie a DIY or Fines...
by Bass1980
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Pixy/Pixzilla still relevant...
Replies: 51
Views: 7168

Re: Pixy/Pixzilla still relevant...

Sore Thumb wrote:Never see much mention of the PX type R. Pretty much a Pixzilla straight from the box.
By far the best Pixy variant. Just that it wasn't JDM and retailed at $500 and never took off. The spool might have been an too heavy for light stuff but a spool swap can solve that.
by Bass1980
Thu May 31, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Custom Pixy
Replies: 16
Views: 5247

Custom Pixy

I really don't like to build reels. Cost too much and waiting for parts sucks. Killing time in the late winter early spring. 04 Daiwa Pixy Custom painted ZPI 301 spool PX68 CF handle OG corks with 4 BBs Z200 Drag star SV015 CCC TDZ Line Guide 7.2 Gears Upgraded Carbontex drag stack YT Fusion Bearing...
by Bass1980
Thu May 31, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Pixy/Pixzilla still relevant...
Replies: 51
Views: 7168

Re: Pixy/Pixzilla still relevant...

The Pixy is like a mini-me version of the TDZ. So much you can do to the reel. For builders it's still the BFS reel to modify. Pixilla it and you'll easily dump another $200 or go all out and you'll easily dump another $400+. The only thing is the stock spool is nice but the newer offerings has that...
by Bass1980
Thu May 31, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evoluzion super diablo
Replies: 32
Views: 5445

Re: Evoluzion super diablo

papabassin wrote:
Bass1980 wrote:Evo Super Diablo is very nice looking. Are the blanks the same as the C40? Better?
This is the million dollar question!

It's actually only a $650 question lol
by Bass1980
Wed May 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: FMJ Vs PIII Bearing down
Replies: 9
Views: 2481

Re: FMJ Vs PIII Bearing down

Just tested my FMJ today quickly on shore. Yes the tip is soft enough for roll cast and skipping. It's a really nice power rod.
by Bass1980
Tue May 29, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evoluzion super diablo
Replies: 32
Views: 5445

Re: Evoluzion super diablo

Evo Super Diablo is very nice looking. Are the blanks the same as the C40? Better?
by Bass1980
Tue May 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: FMJ Vs PIII Bearing down
Replies: 9
Views: 2481

Re: FMJ Vs PIII Bearing down

I have both and yes the FMJ has a softer tip to work lures. Even though it is 1 power stronger the tip is more forgiving. I was never a fan of the P3BD. I just felt it was a stiff rod with no tip action. I did like the weight of the rod but didnt like a few things and sold it. Too bad the phase 3 su...