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by DavidSA
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are You PUNCHING with?
Replies: 73
Views: 28368

Re: What are You PUNCHING with?

2019 zbone 7.6 heavy + zillion type r. Each year I try to mix it up a bit but I don’t think I’ve gone to punching this frequently before. Maybe I figured something out that I wasn’t doing as well previously, but this rod is perfect in my hands for punching. I just don’t think much can be done to fe...
by DavidSA
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: nrx 854 vs 873
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: nrx 854 vs 873

agree with this assessment. I settled on 893 and 894 as well.

after the fact, I bought some 7'3 rods but for some reason did not go with the 873. may have felt it too similar to the 894. honestly don't recall my rationale, baitmonkey moment quite possibly.
by DavidSA
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: nrx 854 vs 873
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: nrx 854 vs 873

the applications are similar but most prefer the 873 or 894. I did not fish the 854 long enough to draw the conclusions on why. The 894 ended up being my choice because I fish florida almost exclusively and 7'5 is a short rod in that state. Action of the blank is what makes the 894 special. 873 is v...
by DavidSA
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many rods/reels do you actually use
Replies: 53
Views: 17477

Re: How many rods/reels do you actually use

When I fished Kentucky Lake quite a bit I had roughly 15 rigs in the boat (13 baitcasters and 2 spinning). because of the range of patterns from deep cranks to topwaters, this was not totally crazy. On a typical trip, I'd fish maybe 10 and settle on 2 to 3 rods once I found something that was workin...
by DavidSA
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switching Combos
Replies: 7
Views: 1693

Re: Switching Combos

honestly, I used to fish KY a great deal and Florida quite a bit and I changed everything around for Florida to get the best and perfect reels on the right long/powerful rod. Seems strange to say, but when I'd get home it was stressful to get everything perfect again for KY fishing. I had to go to d...
by DavidSA
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX balance
Replies: 13
Views: 3057

Re: NRX balance

803 may be on par with the 852. well, at least to have anyone utter a negative word about an 803 would be a shock to me. possible on the internet but a shock no matter what Didn’t like the 803c. It was a broom handle. Hey, you asked :lol: a broom handle infers too much power???? Is that what you se...
by DavidSA
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg
Replies: 36
Views: 11481

Re: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg

The 7'3H Kistler H3 feels like more power and better tip then NRX 894. In a test of deflection with a 1.5oz punching weight some months ago the kistler deflected more. My conclusion is they are very similar but different. I'd also make this point again. Length is a huge factor. one day about 4 years...
by DavidSA
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest
Replies: 24
Views: 8467

Re: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest

I dream of 6'9 rods now but as I fish Florida they are of little use to me; but still i find myself wanting the same rod. In some aspects, I am disappointed in my 7'10H zbone but I find myself recommending it. The negative is the balance and absolute weight vs the kistler listing. The positive is it...
by DavidSA
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX balance
Replies: 13
Views: 3057

Re: NRX balance

803 may be on par with the 852. well, at least to have anyone utter a negative word about an 803 would be a shock to me. possible on the internet but a shock no matter what
by DavidSA
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Z bone frog rod
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Z bone frog rod

I think your question Russ gets at the meat of the matter. Most MH rods will work a frog great IMO. I used an old original Powell 703mh around Kentucky for years with good success then I started fishing Florida almost 100%. That MH was suddenly not powerful enough and some years later I would discov...
by DavidSA
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Z bone frog rod
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Z bone frog rod

I’m sure the 7’3 h zbone is a nice rod. I have a 7’10’h model
by DavidSA
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Z bone frog rod
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Z bone frog rod

Kistler helium 7’3 h is great and is my frog rod. Don’t think zbone could be any better
by DavidSA
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX balance
Replies: 13
Views: 3057

Re: NRX balance

I can't argue that. Had same opinion initially. Fished it for 1 hour and never gave it any thought after that point. I am function over form by nature. then again, I can argue only the 894 might need it and that is in the eyes of the beholder. The rest IMO don't need it. Do they benefit from it just...
by DavidSA
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX balance
Replies: 13
Views: 3057

Re: NRX balance

question everything you read on the internet for sure. Last week I was fishing a 7'10H Kistler rod that weights 5oz. Reel was 6.2oz. I pick up my NRX 894 with a 6.2oz reel and it feels like a feather. Why? because I have roughly 1oz on the butt such that it is actually slightly butt heavy. The total...
by DavidSA
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Baitcaster Braid Weight?
Replies: 8
Views: 6299

Re: Baitcaster Braid Weight?

30# on most of my baitcasters. 40 and 50 on a couple. 20# on baitcasters was finiky in terms of digging for me with my casting motion. plain 30# pp has been a good one for me for last 5 years