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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Hollow frogs - double or single hooks?
Replies: 9
Views: 2892

Re: Hollow frogs - double or single hooks?

Pike are sometimes frustrating using frogs. Pike do not have the accuracy that largemouths do. I guess having a vacuum for a mouth helps bass out. Pike blow up on lures and miss a lot even in open water. When I bass fish wirh LiveTarget frogs, I catch pike from time to time. In pads and heavy weeds,...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: finesse techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 4994

Re: finesse techniques

What about ice fishing? Microscopic-like jigs tipped with a tiny wax worm fished very slow and methodical, twitching your lure in the same spot for minutes on end. Hell literally freezes over fishing a hole.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: T3 Air knob axis colour
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: T3 Air knob axis colour

I used a 6ft MHX spin jig, ultralight spinning blank for my PX. It weighs next to nothing and casts weightless 4in worms a mile. I feel the extra fast tip is limiting what I can throw on the rig.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: P Line TCB Teflon Coated Braid
Replies: 29
Views: 7138

P Line TCB Teflon Coated Braid

Has anyone tried or at least played with P Line TCB? I'm curious to see if it is good line. I would just buy it and try it but I already have all my reels spooled up and ready to go. Don't feel like stripping some off just to be let down.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: T3 Air knob axis colour
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: T3 Air knob axis colour

How is the T3 Air? I was always curious if it would be worth the upgrade from my PX Type R. I have the Finesse Spool and bearing upgrade. Is the Air that much better to justify the cost?
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: cranking and jerking with braid
Replies: 23
Views: 5215

Re: cranking and jerking with braid

I used braid for everything. I'll use a leader depending on the situation. For bite detection, using a bright line and FC leader is really nice. You can easily see your line and the fish don't. As far as cranking and stuff, the cast distance and sensitivity is way better. As long as you compensate f...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid with a flouro leader?
Replies: 21
Views: 4307

Re: Braid with a flouro leader?

I do braid to FC when I'm working around docks and rocks. Braid gets roughed up a lot easier that the tough FC leader. The "invisibility adds to my "confidence" as well. Make sure you use the actual leader material and not just FC line. The leader is made from a tougher, more quality FC than FC line...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Ultra light casting rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Ultra light casting rod

I was looking into buying a spool but I wasn't sure if it was the reel or the rod holding me back. I love the MHX blank for 4in worms. Casts a mile and still has some backbone. I would buy the spool but I'd be out over a hundred bucks if the problem was just the rod. I guess the spool wouldn't hurt....
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: medium or medium-heavy? that is the question
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: medium or medium-heavy? that is the question

I like using the lightest rod possible. Look into certain rod companies that tend to make rods on the powerful side. Abu Garcia usually under rate rod power a bit so a medium Veracity would be in your range. You can find them for 99.99 to 120 online.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Ultra light casting rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Ultra light casting rod

My intent was to almost phase out my spinning UL. I'm not looking to cast super tiny stuff. I just like to fish under powered rods. Casting small lures like a small Panther Martin or panfish cranks would be my lower limit. I think the X fast tip is the limiting factor.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Ultra light casting rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Ultra light casting rod

A year and a half ago I built a 6ft MHX ultra light using the Spin Jig series blank. I have a PX Type R with 10lb braid on it. I love the rod for weightless worms and small jerkbaits. I wanted to build a rod for casting real ultralight stuff and I feel the rod is too fast for really light stuff. Wil...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa T3 after a year
Replies: 74
Views: 18815

Re: Daiwa T3 after a year

I know this is old but, could there be a greater chance of grooving at the end of a long cast? The line would sit lower thus, be more prone to rubbing. I haven't noticed any rubbing but I have a Helios which has "mini" guides and under normal conditions I havent seen any rubbing. It is far too cold ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: T3 ballistic vs other t3's? wut's the diff?
Replies: 16
Views: 3756

Re: T3 ballistic vs other t3's? wut's the diff?

My research leads me more and more toward the 1016. Im not sure the spool is a huge factor because I will not be throwing light lures (PX-R for that). If it casts better than my Revo Rocket, it may take its place as my trap/buzz/whatever else I need to a fast reel for. The 8.1 ratio is very appealin...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: t3 dilema
Replies: 19
Views: 2503

Re: t3 dilema

Should I buy the T3b and upgrade spool and bearings handle or just buy the t3? I have a t3b and I really like it, I want to buy more t3's before they are gone. I am in the same boat as you. I dont have either but I was weighing my options as well. What is the true difference between the T3Bxs and t...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: T3 ballistic vs other t3's? wut's the diff?
Replies: 16
Views: 3756

Re: T3 ballistic vs other t3's? wut's the diff?

So, from your experience, you are saying it isn't worth the $90 dollar upgrade (T3B to T31016)? After I bought a handle, a couple bearing for the knobs, there's $40 right there. I hate making changes to a stock reel before I get to fish it. (Still have ice on the water). I do have a couple of nice h...