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by poisonokie
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Archangel 8ft Heavy
Replies: 13
Views: 2759

Re: Archangel 8ft Heavy

Also you don't run the risk of snapping your rod.
by poisonokie
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Archangel 8ft Heavy
Replies: 13
Views: 2759

Re: Archangel 8ft Heavy

Lots of bass fishermen have a bad habit of fighting fish with the tip of the rod, making a powerful hook set and keeping the rod nearly, and sometimes beyond, vertical when fighting the fish. If you do this, the length of the rod is your enemy. If, on the other hand, you load the butt of the rod, t...
by poisonokie
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2017 Daiwa Fuego casting rod impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: 2017 Daiwa Fuego casting rod impressions

They look nice for the price. That reel seat may not be the most comfortable, but the guides are good quality, though i wouldn't be surprised if they aren't perfectly aligned. The blank is probably pretty stiff and reasonably sensitive, but I wouldn't expect it to be perfectly straight either. I bet...
by poisonokie
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How well does braided line cast on a baitcaster?
Replies: 110
Views: 13000

Re: How well does braided line cast on a baitcaster?

All excellent points. Other than a frog, I would never throw straight braid on a topwater. A mono leader saves lots of problems with hooks fouling the line and ruining your presentation.[/quote] The only time i really have trouble and tie on a leader is when there's a prop at the front of the bait. ...
by poisonokie
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How well does braided line cast on a baitcaster?
Replies: 110
Views: 13000

Re: How well does braided line cast on a baitcaster?

I'm sure this has been mentioned somewhere in this thread, but here it is anyway: Comparing braid to fluoro is like apples to oranges. Whether fish are line shy or not, fluoro is advantageous for its slack-line sensitivity, abrasion resistance, and the fact that it sinks. Braid is advantageous for i...
by poisonokie
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2017 Daiwa Spinning - Tatula?
Replies: 15
Views: 2907

Re: 2017 Daiwa Spinning - Tatula?

Well, i mean, there have been Tatula spinning rods from the get-go, so i dont know why anything would change. The procyon reels are a good match for the tatula rods, but not the procyon rods really.
by poisonokie
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: First round reel
Replies: 21
Views: 3982

Re: First round reel

What gear ratio? The 14/15 is SUPER smooth and palms well. I sold mine because I palm my reels like an idiot. The size of the 14/15 is pretty small in comparison to the older models. The 14/15 can cast from about 1/8oz to whatever. Lol, it can't be that idiotic. I've seen some pretty major idiots o...
by poisonokie
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best rod in $150-$200 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 4341

Re: Best rod in $150-$200 range?

Majorcraft. I recently got an MS-X (just a bit above $200) and was really impressed with the build quality and components used for the price point. This is a BFS rod (6' 5" L model). They do sell "regular" bass rod lengths and lure ratings. I'm sure that someone on this board can chime in with thou...
by poisonokie
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SS SV drag?
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

Re: SS SV drag?

What is the friction washer? The curved pair of washers, a metal flat washer in the drag stack, fibre washer in drag stack? Sounds like you've got it working. Which Zaion star drag do you need to fit? It's the washer that fits in between the inside of the drag star and the spring washers. I just or...
by poisonokie
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: SS SV drag?
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

Re: SS SV drag?

What is the friction washer? The curved pair of washers, a metal flat washer in the drag stack, fibre washer in drag stack? Sounds like you've got it working. Which Zaion star drag do you need to fit? It's the washer that fits in between the inside of the drag star and the spring washers. I just or...
by poisonokie
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SS SV drag?
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

Re: SS SV drag?

I swapped out to a zaion drag and installed an extra friction washer underneath it so it would actually lock down and that helped considerably over stock. Don't really know why, and I use it for finesse so I never need much drag, anyway, but it's got better modulation now, too.
by poisonokie
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV Spool Paranoia
Replies: 46
Views: 9244

Re: SV Spool Paranoia

I think it tends to happen with a sudden backlash. If it does, you'll know. Ive never had it occur unless i got a backlash that stopped the spool instantly.
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa's Magforce brake impeded by the earth's gravity?
Replies: 24
Views: 6232

Re: Daiwa's Magforce brake impeded by the earth's gravity?

Earth's gravity is so weak compared to the centrifugal force of the spool and especially the electromagnetic force of the magnets that I'm sure the difference, while real, is negligible.
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Whopper Plopper 130 Rod?
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Whopper Plopper 130 Rod?

big_gee wrote:I just ordered some of the 130's and 90's. I will be throwing the 130 on a Tatula 7'2"MHRB.
I second that. Glass, though.
by poisonokie
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Medium to Deep Cranking Rod Suggestions, 3/8 - 1 1/2oz range
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Re: Medium to Deep Cranking Rod Suggestions, 3/8 - 1 1/2oz range

Though I prefer a faster, more crisp tip for topwater, the tatula 721mhrb glass is awesome for med-deep cranks and steady retrieve topwaters like the whopper plopper. Also, keitech swim jigs are well within its wheelhouse, among other things.