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by Houndfish
Thu May 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?

I looked into the Brist as well when on the shorty-frog hunt but I couldn't get past the taper. I just didn't see a way that something that soft could set a jig or a frog hook reliably. I found some translated stuff on the Fishman site talking about throwing chatterbaits on a 5.10 MXH and I could se...
by Houndfish
Wed May 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?

So how do you like them? The xxxh looks like a great contender for kayak pike/musky rod. I chickened out and ended up with a purpose-built short frog rod from the JDM Daiwa Black Label line. The more I read about these short heavy game rods the more I began to think that they would be too heavy for...
by Houndfish
Wed May 13, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?

I didn't like the sharp edge on the palming sideplate. That is what killed them for me. I have a Concept A I used as a frogging rod but I could never find a way to grip it comfortably over a longer session. I liked the reel in general, it is a great caster and very trouble free. Mine has had a bad ...
by Houndfish
Tue May 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Seguar finesse fluorocarbon
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Seguar finesse fluorocarbon

Does anybody use this as main line on spinning reel? How are your thoughts and experiences with it ? Is it worth trying? Adam I used the 8lb on a BFS reel for maybe 1 month before I blew it up. During that time it was an excellent line but I never replaced it due to souring on lines that I can't ge...
by Houndfish
Tue May 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What is Daiwa doing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: What is Daiwa doing?

I don't see much if any performance difference between any of the daiwa reels that I own that are not a result of spool swapping shenanigans. But to me that is the greatest strength of team daiwa, the ability to swap out spools/inductor parts to tune a reel to match whatever rod I want to stick it o...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

Some of the casting techniques sort of kind of cross over to fishing with a short and light spinning rod, but obviously with none of the fine accuracy. I fish a lot of really overgrown ponds and sometimes I only have my body width to cast in. Watching his stuff has made be think about 1, how to cast...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

To be fair non of his stuff is "off the shelf" - tools made to suit individual technique. I followed him on IG for ages, very smart living and mannered gent. Yeah, he is the very definition of dapper. I really get a kick out of him and I am glad there are rare models like that walking the earth. I ...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

I haven't seen him casting before this video. I'll definitely check some out. Luckily I have a stream with trout less than a mile from my house to practice. It will give me something new to work on. I'm pretty decent, but this dude's on another level. I haven't had any scalp piercings yet, but I di...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

Super efficient casting. Small motions and using the loading of the rod to almost shoot the lures where he wants. I've never even seen, or thought to use some of the motions he was using. Some could really come in handy with overhanging branches, or other obstacles. An english translation would be ...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Titanium Framed reels?
Replies: 53
Views: 2838

Re: Titanium Framed reels?

Just looks like a plastic grip to me. The firearms bits are still made like traditional firearms bits. I know, but it was a filthy bit bit european plastic trash and many teeth were gnashed and pearls clutched. It's why people moaning about "Plastic!" without talking about what the part is, the for...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Titanium Framed reels?
Replies: 53
Views: 2838

Re: Titanium Framed reels?

on metal. It's just plastic peices attached to metal functioning parts of the firearm. Sort of like plastic drag stars and side plates on reels? https://i.imgur.com/2koGzeBl.png https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/08/27/are-left-right-glock-rails-connected-inside-the-frame-lenny-magill-knows-t...
by Houndfish
Thu May 07, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 123
Views: 12941

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

That Bait Finesse (Hein reborn) looks like it will be a winner. It's closest in spec to the X7 Super Eiger, but we'll see how it performs pretty soon. That's one of several that I'll be fishing as soon as they're out. I had almost talked myself into picking up a Carbon Head Hein and now it's back t...
by Houndfish
Tue May 05, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Titanium Framed reels?
Replies: 53
Views: 2838

Re: Titanium Framed reels?

Plastic parts on firearms is limited to grips and accessories is it? No one is making plastic actions or barrels. Plastic drag stars and side plates are fine but I want my frame to be metal at the very least. I would prefer a metal drag star and dual side plates just to make the reel feel nice, sol...
by Houndfish
Tue May 05, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Rod Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: BFS Rod Recommendation

Most JDM products lines will have separate BFS and Trout rod casting lines. Take Majorcraft for example. None of their trout casting rods carry BFS markings. One thing you can always do is pick up a Kuying Teton and try that out. They are pretty cheap at around 50-60 dollars and are trout sticks. I...
by Houndfish
Tue May 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 123
Views: 12941

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

The preview that came out on that Japanese website called out a few of the rods as having dual-tapers, but that info seems to be missing from the megabass.jp site, anyone know what's up with that?