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by mark poulson
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How small Will Reels Get?
Replies: 37
Views: 5720

Re: How small Will Reels Get?

I've been begging for a Stella 500 for a decade now... A JDM 1000C would work as well, eh, Marc? I've got a Twin Power 1000 and a Laguna 500. I've heard all the reasons why a 500 is too small. I still want one for UL with the thinnest braid. There's a huge difference between what one needs and what...
by mark poulson
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How small Will Reels Get?
Replies: 37
Views: 5720

Re: How small Will Reels Get?

Assuming that the issue of durability isn't a problem, will the actual material not used represent a significant enough saving to make the more intricate manufacturing involved worth while, or is this all just a gimmick, a smaller/lighter marketing ploy? My experience using the Conquest models I wo...
by mark poulson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Help choosing Crankbait / Topwater Rod 1/4 oz to 3/4 oz
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Help choosing Crankbait / Topwater Rod 1/4 oz to 3/4 oz

Any rod that's bent over with a good fish on it is beautiful! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by mark poulson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Help choosing Crankbait / Topwater Rod 1/4 oz to 3/4 oz
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Help choosing Crankbait / Topwater Rod 1/4 oz to 3/4 oz

That Phenix is a good looking stick application wise seems to really fit the bill. Thanks. Odd how it's getting harder for me to choose a good stick after posting this than before. I would pick the rod that throws and works the lightest bait you use, and then learn how to use it for the other baits...
by mark poulson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Do you really need a Frog Rod for frogs?
Replies: 38
Views: 6909

Re: Do you really need a Frog Rod for frogs?

civicrr wrote:
mark poulson wrote:
Back to my original point and that is choose rod that matches cover.
Exactly.

That is what I tried to say on the first page.
That's Darkhorse's line.
by mark poulson
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Help choosing Crankbait / Topwater Rod 1/4 oz to 3/4 oz
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Help choosing Crankbait / Topwater Rod 1/4 oz to 3/4 oz

Check out the 7' med. lite rod here. It's great for both topwaters and small cranks.

http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-C ... /10204844/
by mark poulson
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Bass Pro xps fc
Replies: 21
Views: 3553

Re: Bass Pro xps fc

Great! They get it right, and then they change it. Kinda like the Chronarch MG 50 reels. They were perfect, so they replaced them with something that cost $100 more. :evil:
I just bought a 1000 yd spool of the new fluoro, so I'll see how it works, and let you know.
by mark poulson
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Do you really need a Frog Rod for frogs?
Replies: 38
Views: 6909

Re: Do you really need a Frog Rod for frogs?

Dean Rojas is a noted frog guru and his signature frog rod is a 7; MH rod. JFWIW - Dean rarely fishes thick slop with a frog. The hookup ratio is not good enough and you lose to many fish getting them back to the boat. He mainly uses his frog on docks and overhangs. This is per his own words in a v...
by mark poulson
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline super fluoro
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

Re: Sunline super fluoro

I did not like it. I had it in 14lb and I had issues with it snapping on hooksets. What's the point of a line that's "invisible", abrasion resistant, thin, and "strong", if you can't set the hook with it? If mono had been "invisible" we'd still use it today. Flouro sinks, because it is more dense, ...
by mark poulson
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: More info about Lews BB1
Replies: 16
Views: 3150

Re: More info about Lews BB1

mark poulson wrote:If you fish with the line over your finger you feel everything anyway.
Am I the only one who passes the line over their index finger on their palming hand? :shock:
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Do you really need a Frog Rod for frogs?
Replies: 38
Views: 6909

Re: Do you really need a Frog Rod for frogs?

Whichever rod you pick, first and foremost it has to be able to cast the frog you're fishing. Second, it needs to be able to drive those big frog hooks into the fish's mouth. So a rod with a softer tip for casting, and plenty of back bone for hook setting, is the setup to look for. If you are fishin...
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Bass Pro xps fc
Replies: 21
Views: 3553

Re: Bass Pro xps fc

I found the BPS Spring Classic flier. Turns out it's an in-the-store, one day sale this Friday out here, and my closest BPS is 60 miles away. :shock:
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: jerkbait rod under $150
Replies: 28
Views: 7183

Re: jerkbait rod under $150

BPS has a med. lite cranking rod that's under $80, and works really well for jerk and pause, and for ripping. I have a couple of the 7' rods, and they are great for top waters, small jerk baits, and I can even worm with them. http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Crankin-Stick-Trigger-Rods/product/1...
by mark poulson
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curad I
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

Re: Curad I

When retail sporting goods companies pay the same or less as McDonald's, just how knowledgable do you expect their staff to be? Even department managers are making peanuts. At my local BPS the same guys have been there in the fishing dept for at least 2 years or more, so apparently the pay isn't th...
by mark poulson
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: More info about Lews BB1
Replies: 16
Views: 3150

Re: More info about Lews BB1

If you fish with the line over your finger you feel everything anyway.