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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: New techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: New techniques

I made each year a focus on a certain technique. Year of the Frog: Frogging seems simple enough. After a lot of trial and error, I was able to read areas better and determine if an area is not worth frogging. I became addicted to frogging and I would neglect any other type of fishing if I saw lilyp...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: New techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: New techniques

I made each year a focus on a certain technique. Year of the Frog: Frogging seems simple enough. After a lot of trial and error, I was able to read areas better and determine if an area is not worth frogging. I became addicted to frogging and I would neglect any other type of fishing if I saw lilypa...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: dippin' my toes in the BFS world
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: dippin' my toes in the BFS world

If throwing topwater, try finding a low-stretch mono. Will be a good all around line for working topwater (mono floats) and also be able to work reaction baits and such too. Braid also works with topwater...quite well but, If you got a "stiff" rod with the no-stretch braid, you will loose a lot fish...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: dippin' my toes in the BFS world
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: dippin' my toes in the BFS world

Braid is more forgiving for casting. If using 1/8oz and above, I would use FC for it. It will give you enough give to not pull the smaller hooks from fish.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Moderate Flipping Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Moderate Flipping Rod

Hobie, I think you've sold me on the idea of wrapping up one of those NFCs! Sounds like your struggles have been the same as mine over the years but you've been a bit more diligent about coming up with a solution :lol: Also those Falcons and Kistlers look really sweet and would be right up my wheel...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Moderate Flipping Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Moderate Flipping Rod

This has been the story of my life for YEARS. I live in Northern Michigan and I have been in the same boat as you for years. I will tell you breifly about my journey. Tatula (gen 1) 7'6" H: Great rod. Didnt know much of what I wanted for a punch rod. I wanted a longer rod too. I broke the butt of th...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Conquest BFS spool swap to standard 100 size?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Conquest BFS spool swap to standard 100 size?

Wont work. Outside of spool dimensions, the braking systems are totally different.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help me decide, panfish reel.
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: Help me decide, panfish reel.

Just_Bass wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:11 am
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:30 pm
The Alphas AIR is pretty nice for the money. The ASC is nice too. Both are better than the Ray's DIY spools in my opinion. The Ray's has more line capacity. That and the price are the only pros of it.
I hope you are right since I have alphas air coming my way.
Trust me Padowan
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help me decide, panfish reel.
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: Help me decide, panfish reel.

The Alphas AIR is pretty nice for the money. The ASC is nice too. Both are better than the Ray's DIY spools in my opinion. The Ray's has more line capacity. That and the price are the only pros of it.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Looking to add new rod...can't decide
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Looking to add new rod...can't decide

I only used the Gen 1 Tour Versatile but, I felt it was pretty versatile. I thought using it with braid was a little too stiff for spinnerbaits personally. Great for frogs, small swimbaits and jigs. Buzzbaits did well but, thats as far as I would go for topwaters (besides frogs).
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites
Replies: 14
Views: 1381

Re: North Fork Composites

I got an email saying 65% off. I have got blanks quick and also waited for them too... :-k I donhave 8 AGS guides that need a home...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Value & Source for 16 Aldebaran BFS-XG Spool?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Value & Source for 16 Aldebaran BFS-XG Spool?

Id say get the Avail 16ALD15R spool. Less expensive and performs better. KTF if you need more line capacity. Original spool is overpriced compared to the upgrades
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 16422

Re: ICAST 2019

70 sized Zillion!!! Oooops.... probably should not assume about a 70 sized spool ... my apologies...recently I was just told by a very good source from within the distribution/sales network that there will be a Zillion CT coming soon and current models will be blown out around Black Friday as this ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 16422

Re: ICAST 2019

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:09 pm
Aquaftm45 wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:24 pm
I found images of the 2020 Daiwa Zillion...wow
Post or we dont believe you
daiwa-zillion-2020-jp.jpg
Get out of town!!!!
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 16422

Re: ICAST 2019

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:24 pm
I found images of the 2020 Daiwa Zillion...wow
Post or we dont believe you