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by Houndfish
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Finesse Shaky Heads?
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Finesse Shaky Heads?

Drakestar wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:02 am
That looks about right, thanks!
I would buy a pack of the 3/0 hooked ones as well, it's a really small hook-gap if you use anything thicker then like a Swamp Crawler/Roboworm.
by Houndfish
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2220

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

I am super impressed with my Daiwa Coastal SV TW as well so far! Smootheness is def on the same level as my Steez A and Steez SV TW. Of course the later are already a couple of years old. So one would need to see how the new Tatula's behave over time. Looking forward to get my other Tatulas now and...
by Houndfish
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Do You Have A Favorite Cheap Rod?
Replies: 25
Views: 2427

Re: Do You Have A Favorite Cheap Rod?

I have two. The first is an iRod Fred's Magic Stick. It's an 7'5" XH/ModF rod that they sell as a frog rod but it's so much more. It's got a perfect power/taper balance for driving in heavy hooks but with the flex to keep a fish pinned and is sensitive enough for fishing swimjigs in cover. It feels ...
by Houndfish
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Finesse Shaky Heads?
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Finesse Shaky Heads?

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Keitech ... FTJHD.html

These come in a 1/16oz-2/0, but it's a pretty small hook. That worm is 3.5".
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by Houndfish
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2220

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

I am so impressed with the new Tat SV that my heavy investment in 34mm spools is the only thing that would get me to buy another higher-end Daiwa reel for general use. The Steezes I have (A and SVTW) are very nice reels but the point of diminishing returns kicks in very very quickly for me.
by Houndfish
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa BLX
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Daiwa BLX

I picked up one of the JDM ones this winter, the LG 631MHFB-FR, to use as a short range frog/top water rod for some of the longer hike-in fishing I do. Sadly just as the weather was turning around my state baned fishing, so I have very little time and even less fish on it so far. From the time I hav...
by Houndfish
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Getting into BFS - Zodias/Expride + 16 Alde BFS XG?
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Getting into BFS - Zodias/Expride + 16 Alde BFS XG?

Does no one love the Pixy anymore? They take a bit of thumb to cast well with 1/8oz lures but you can find ones in great condition for ~$150 or leas. I like the Pixy. The OP said they were new to BFS so, Pixy could turn the OP away after having certain expectations. A lot of the techniques the OP p...
by Houndfish
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Getting into BFS - Zodias/Expride + 16 Alde BFS XG?
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Getting into BFS - Zodias/Expride + 16 Alde BFS XG?

Does no one love the Pixy anymore? They take a bit of thumb to cast well with 1/8oz lures but you can find ones in great condition for ~$150 or leas.
by Houndfish
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: XX EMTF - Gen1 VS Gen2 - Crankbaits
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: XX EMTF - Gen1 VS Gen2 - Crankbaits

To piggyback on this, can anyone compare the gen1 EMTF with the Javelin? I recently picked up a gen1 and the taper is faster then I was expecting and I wonder if the Javelin would be a little slower while having roughly the same amount of power.
by Houndfish
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Egg Snaps with Braid
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Egg Snaps with Braid

I think snaps are very practical for crankbaits and hard surface lures but not for jigs or frogs. They are heavy enough to make the frog tip heavy and not perform well. They also grab moss when fishing in vegetation. That’s what I thought at first, but the little #3 decoy snaps are very very light,...
by Houndfish
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Egg Snaps with Braid
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Egg Snaps with Braid

Does anyone use them? I was thinking about how much easier it would be to go from a swim jig to toptoad with the forked hooks. Maybe even use it with a Stanley Ribbit Toad IDK just an idea. I am certain not for a frog stick due to the violent hook set but maybe with the smaller Khera frog? Looking ...
by Houndfish
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs '20 tatula sv
Replies: 29
Views: 2677

Re: Tatula Elite vs '20 tatula sv

If the old Tat SV is the same frame as a Fuego CT then I can do a pick of it next to a new Tat SV and an Alphas for you tomorrow if you would like. I’m a terrible photographer however, but I can do what I can. I think the Fuego CT and old tatula sv are the same size so that should work. Thanks. How...
by Houndfish
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs '20 tatula sv
Replies: 29
Views: 2677

Re: Tatula Elite vs '20 tatula sv

If the old Tat SV is the same frame as a Fuego CT then I can do a pick of it next to a new Tat SV and an Alphas for you tomorrow if you would like. I’m a terrible photographer however, but I can do what I can.
by Houndfish
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 361
Views: 59161

Re: New Poison Adrena

This is a 611M+ w/ a Steez SV TW. 9644D18A-A585-4E53-8446-1C30FC53C585.jpeg F2720620-0173-49D3-A5E7-63A808C2D0BA.jpeg The balance point with the reel is actually a little further back, I couldn’t get it to actually balance on the edge of the lock nut. It’s a really phenomenal rod, the sensitivity is...