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by Poisson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler He3 MHXF
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

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: 1585

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: 1585

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: 18132

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: 762

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: 762

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: 2658

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: 2901

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...
by Poisson
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shakey Head Rod - Megabass Orochi XX or Dobyns Champion
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Shakey Head Rod - Megabass Orochi XX or Dobyns Champion

I'm in the market for a spinning rod primarily for shakey heads (most often a 3/16 oz head). I have a couple of Dobyns rods that I really like so my first instinct is to go with the DC703SF, but I'm intrigued by the Megabass Orochi XX Shakey Head rod. Anybody have a strong opinion on those two rods,...