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by Poisson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?
Replies: 11
Views: 2072

Re: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?

Thanks for the feedback - I was sort of expecting this kind of response given the reputation of the first gen XX rods. I'll start keeping an eye on eBay. The Super Orochi XXX also looks intriguing. Any opinions on the Super Orochi (primarily for single hook moving baits)? I'd keep an eye on The Tac...
by Poisson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?
Replies: 11
Views: 2072

Re: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?

The 1st gen spinnerbait special is one of my go to rods. I like it so much that I bought a second when they went on sale. It balances well and makes a good multi purpose rod for a handful of different things. I would keep an eye out for one being sold used. eBay will often have them come up for sal...
by Poisson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?
Replies: 11
Views: 2072

Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?

Right now I'm using a Dobyns Fury 663C for fishing close quarters with spinnerbaits and buzzbaits (3/8 oz max). For such an inexpensive rod I've been really happy with it, but I'm looking for an upgrade - something just a little heavier but still under 7'. The new XX lineup doesn't include the Spinn...
by Poisson
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?
Replies: 57
Views: 18404

Re: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?

Kistler He3 7'1" MHXF + Tatula SV with 17lb FC - Jigs

DC704CB + Tatula SV with 12lb FC - Jerkbaits, 1.5 squarebills, DT4s, Wiggle Warts
by Poisson
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Native's smaller Titan: the 10.5
Replies: 5
Views: 5077

Re: Native's smaller Titan: the 10.5

Well, the 10.5 is a real price bargain, I think. Anyone buying a higher end pedal kayak knows that after your purchase, it isn't uncommon to spend another $500 and maybe more, to set it all up. I was really surprised by the price. +1 Then, its maneuverability is off the charts. So, when you are fis...
by Poisson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Native's smaller Titan: the 10.5
Replies: 5
Views: 5077

Re: Native's smaller Titan: the 10.5

I'd buy this boat over a PA 12 or 14 if I were fishing lakes, ponds, floating slow rivers, etc. The PAs would be better offshore I think. Can you elaborate on this? Are you saying that without consideration for price the Titan is better suited for lakes/ponds due to the measurements/features, or th...
by Poisson
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 97
Views: 15353

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

To be honest, I’m a bit surprised at how defensive 13 Fishing is being about reviews and even the slightest criticism of this reel. The comments left on the Reel Test fella on YouTube seemed rude. The Reel Test didn’t even give it a bad review. To me, that’s a red flag, and not just concerning the ...
by Poisson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler He3 MHXF
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: Kistler He3 MHXF

Kistler is running a 20th Anniversary sale right now, and I couldn't resist ordering the He3 7'1" MHXF. Thanks again for the feedback!
by Poisson
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler He3 MHXF
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: Kistler He3 MHXF

Thank you all for the feedback! Glad to hear there is some love for the Helium 3, I just got a 7'0" MLF spinning model and I may have to add a MHXF to my lineup, although I am keeping a very close eye on the Gen II Orochi XX thread...
by Poisson
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler He3 MHXF
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Kistler He3 MHXF

Looking for some feedback on either the 7'1" or 7'4" MHXF Helium 3:

1. In terms of lure weight, what's the sweet spot for this rod? Can it comfortably handle 3/8 - 1/2 oz jigs + trailer?

2. How versatile is the rod? Is it too fast for single hook moving baits?
by Poisson
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?
Replies: 97
Views: 15879

Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Received a Kistler Helium 3 7'0" ML Fast spinning rod this morning. Looks great paired up with a Stradic FK, can't wait to get some time with it on the water once we thaw out here in Iowa.
by Poisson
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Guide Size - Orochi XX vs Helium 3
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Guide Size - Orochi XX vs Helium 3

Awesome, thanks for the measurements!
by Poisson
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Guide Size - Orochi XX vs Helium 3
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Guide Size - Orochi XX vs Helium 3

Does anybody have measurements on guide inserts for the Orochi XX casting rods (semi-micro?) vs Kistler Helium 3 macro guides? I'm assuming the macro guides on the Kistler are a bit bigger but I'm curious how the labels translate to actual dimensions.
by Poisson
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shallow spool?
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

Re: Shallow spool?

I use plumbing thread tape (PTFE). It is extremely thin, stretches around the spool, and compresses under the line. It offers a little bit of grip but doesn’t have any adhesive to be left behind on your spool when you change it. Spools large enough for mono backing get line, but for super shallow s...
by Poisson
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best light wire swim jig rod
Replies: 11
Views: 2555

Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

My Megabass Orochi XX Flatside Special is perfect for lighter wire swim jigs. I fish 1/4 oz northern style swim jigs on a pretty fast rod and often have to give the tip a sharp pop to bring the jig through grass. For those of you that throw light wire swim jigs on a slower rod, do you feel like you...