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by Houndfish
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: This is a first for me
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: This is a first for me

I have admittedly never really looked at the ball hitch on a truck, but is it just secured by a single bolt and nut? I ask because it seems like it would be easy enough to secure it by using red locktite and/or deforming the threaded end of the bolt with a cold chisel. I some of the equipment I rent...
by Houndfish
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 253
Views: 49990

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

TravisNY wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:41 pm
That stuff is small ? :lol:
I guess it depends on what it's sitting next too? :big grin:
by Houndfish
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 253
Views: 49990

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

The P5 Bait Finesse is absolutely slower in action and has a little less power than the Carbon Head Hein. The P5 Bait Finesse will handle those 1/8 oz jigs with a small trailer just fine. It's a very versatile rod in general and does a great job with a range of lighter treble baits and even some of...
by Houndfish
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods
Replies: 30
Views: 2228

Re: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods

Amir_zwara wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:09 pm
.22oz is a little over 6grams.... it'll absolutely fly on the 7'4"

Thin wire hook, texposed, you'll be good. No thick wires, don't bury the point too deep.
Cool, thanks for the info.
by Houndfish
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 253
Views: 49990

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

P5 Bait Finesse is a slightly faster taper than the Carbon Head Hein. I picked it up for smaller jerkbaits and drop shot as the drop shotting I do is more casting than vertical No plans to use it however, for a Keitech jig with small trailer though. I use the Cyclone for that I really wish MB had c...
by Houndfish
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 253
Views: 49990

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

Anyone end up with the P5 Bait Finesse/Hien? It's the P5 rod that makes the most "sense" for me to pick up but I have not been able to find any real info on it. I had been hemming and hawing over the Carbonhead Hien for most of 2019 but this new one seems a lot different in terms of taper. Right now...
by Houndfish
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods
Replies: 30
Views: 2228

Re: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods

https://i.imgur.com/uZcbPDsl.jpg Total weight is ~0.22oz. Anyone with time on these rods think the 7'4" one would be able to both make long ass casts and give solid hooksets with a rig like this? I want to use the rod for both some light inshsore (1/8-3/16oz spoons and spinners) and some fw river f...
by Houndfish
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Re: senko rod revisited: Spinning or Casting

For both wacky and t-rig, I have settled on a old GLX 782mbr as my 5" senko rod. I had the huge stock guidetrain removed and replaced with Torzites/Recoils, it moved the balance back an inch or so and the tip feels a ton lighter. I throw them on a Alphas SV w/ 12lb Sniper. I only really fish senkos ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods
Replies: 30
Views: 2228

Re: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods

Thanks, That’s exactly what I was looking for. That last picture has sold me on one, the 7’4” should make a great light inshore rod. No problem, happy to help. Let us know how it works for you, I don't think anyone has used one in anything but freshwater so far. What do you inshore guys like to use...
by Houndfish
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New SLX BFS is coming
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

Re: New SLX BFS is coming

I wonder how long it’s been in the works for? The Aliexpress BFS rules are getting more and more popular, if they can keep the price down it could be a great entry level option.
by Houndfish
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods
Replies: 30
Views: 2228

Re: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods

Amir_zwara wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:12 am

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Thanks, That’s exactly what I was looking for. That last picture has sold me on one, the 7’4” should make a great light inshore rod.
by Houndfish
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods
Replies: 30
Views: 2228

Re: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods

I liked the short threads as well. Visually clean with a reel installed. I can try and get some pics under load when time allows. What weight weights should I use? Each end of the it's range would be ideal, but even it just loaded by hand would be fine, I am mostly looking to get an idea of how the...
by Houndfish
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods
Replies: 30
Views: 2228

Re: Dobyns Sierra Ultra Finesse Casting Rods

Has anyone seen a pic of these rods under load? I would love to see how fast the tip really is. I very much love fishing presentations in the 1/16-5/16oz range, but I think my longest rod for it is 6' even, so the idea of a much longer one is appealing. Fwiw, Tacklewarehouse measures from butt to th...
by Houndfish
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die
Replies: 27
Views: 3691

Re: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:23 pm

Sort of like when I bought $1600 roller skates for myself and $1000 skates for my teen daughter, just to spend a little extra time with her!
How many bearings do the $1600 ones have in them ?!?
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Short 5-5’6” rod for small river and stream smallies
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Short 5-5’6” rod for small river and stream smallies

I have no recommendation for a rod that short, but I caught hundreds of smallies up to 3 lbs. on a 5'10" Loomis SJR 700 rod from streams. If you find one used, you might get it for a reasonable price. I don't think Loomis makes that model anymore. Here is a discussion of it 14 years ago; Cal says n...