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by steve1206
Mon May 02, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Buying reels from e-bay stores
Replies: 26
Views: 5512

Re: Buying reels from e-bay stores

I have ordered several E7s and just ordered a couple of Citicas for my brother in law...They are legit (check their feedback scores for legit dealers)...I can tell you, having a pretty good idea of Shimano "cost," the dealer on the Citicas is making less than $10 per reel after shipping. Not worth m...
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Big Power Worms??
Replies: 10
Views: 1669

Re: Big Power Worms??

Don't be intimidated by the size...You will catch plenty of 13" fish on a 10" worm.
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Gary Yamamoto Flappin Hog
Replies: 13
Views: 2627

Re: Gary Yamamoto Flappin Hog

All Yamamoto baits are like that...whether its the salt, or whatever...or selling a lot of baits..Still buying them though..
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Favorite Tube...
Replies: 14
Views: 2776

Re: Favorite Tube...

I'm really starting to like the Yum Vibra King Tube because of the solid head and the way it fits a 4/0 hook.
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Eakin's Jig - Love it or Hate it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Re: Eakin's Jig - Love it or Hate it?

Speaking of Omega, their regular finesse jig skips very well with an underhand pitch which got me to put one on a jig rod, along side my Eakins'.
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Eakin's Jig - Love it or Hate it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Re: Eakin's Jig - Love it or Hate it?

while its not my go to anymore, i have probably caught more fish on a 5/16oz eakins jig with brown flat rubber skirt than any other jig i've ever thrown. they are the first i can remember with the weight along the hook shank so that you get the horizontal fall rather than head first fall which help...
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: swimjig hooksets help ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3252

Re: swimjig hooksets help ?

x2--BRAID is a must, IMO...

I also cut my weedguard completey off in most situation...and have seen people use a #1 Owner stinger on the jig hook for a "stinger hook," although I'm not a huge fan..
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: New to Braid... What Should I Buy?
Replies: 17
Views: 2979

Re: New to Braid... What Should I Buy?

I've grown to like Stren Sonic Braid and after the sale at Dick's thats what I'll be using for a while...I don't go through much. I have not seen braid grooves in a LONG TIME, due to many factor in advanced tecnology in lines, rods, and reels. The only braid I really don't care for is the kind with ...
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: football head jig setup?
Replies: 48
Views: 7356

Re: football head jig setup?

Just a quick additional note...I think Loomis underestimates the recommended lure weight on many of their rods. The 873 is rated a 3/4oz...It can handle plenty more than that, I think...just my opinion.
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Small Baitcaster (easy to palm)
Replies: 31
Views: 5718

Re: Small Baitcaster (easy to palm)

What about the Quantum Smoke? It certainly got a good review on TT. Tom Got good reviews but the biggest complaint I have heard is from the people that get real strong on the reel with their grip (putting their index finger on the line) and the "hump" on the magnetic brake being uncomfortable in th...
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: just got my chronarch, wow its sweet!
Replies: 33
Views: 5500

Re: just got my chronarch, wow its sweet!

Chromarch D I assume? That is a lot of people's favorite reel in the Shimano line up. "Feels" smoother than the Core and is smoother than the Chronarch 50MG because of the non-Magnesium frame...Feels more powerful than both as well. Now if they would give me an option with Curado E7 line capacity I'...
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: What Color Megabass 110 Clear H2O
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

Re: What Color Megabass 110 Clear H2O

This is from last Saturday...Which was about the last good fishable day on the Rock. Caught on a Buckeye Wake-Up...4lb 14 oz.

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by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Centered Pupil Vision 110 -- Warm Water
Replies: 11
Views: 2054

Re: Centered Pupil Vision 110 -- Warm Water

I changed out the outbarbs for Owner Stinger BC size 6. Water temp 65 F. Lure slowly sank. I didn't stop to see if it reached a point of neutral buoyancy. Lost the lure in the end. Anybody else experience a similar situation? The Katsuage outbarbs are obviously super light. The only people I know t...
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic CI4 extra spool
Replies: 8
Views: 2167

Re: Stradic CI4 extra spool

steve- will it be the same spool as the original one on the reel or a scaled down version?? It is the same spool and I think I know why you are asking...Back in the day (and maybe today with some of the lower end stuff), Shimano would sell you an mid-grade aluminum reel and then the spare spool tha...
by steve1206
Sun May 01, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: football head jig setup?
Replies: 48
Views: 7356

Re: football head jig setup?

I'm confused isn't the 854 hvy 7'1" rated for 14-20 lb. & 5/16-3/4oz on paper would seem to be more stout than the 873? I just received my 854 and haven't had a chance to fish it yet.. :? The 873 is a CRR, not a JWR. Like the BCR GLX rods, the two carolina rig models - BCR 874 and 875 - were both s...