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by toddmc
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods
Replies: 28
Views: 2838

Re: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods

I have the K2 715 built with a Fuji PTS seat. The seat insert probably doesn't help the sensitivity, but it is not worth the price in my opinion. It is sensitive, but not NRX sensitive. Some of the old threads on here say that the lighter blanks are more sensitive, but brittle. The 715 is a great l...
by toddmc
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods
Replies: 28
Views: 2838

Re: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods

I have the K2 715 built with a Fuji PTS seat. The seat insert probably doesn't help the sensitivity, but it is not worth the price in my opinion. It is sensitive, but not NRX sensitive. Some of the old threads on here say that the lighter blanks are more sensitive, but brittle. The 715 is a great lo...
by toddmc
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis rods
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: G. Loomis rods

This is a known issue. If you do a search on here, you’ll find a thread that I posted a year or two ago about it. I ended up talking to the President of Shimano USA and he took care of it personally. If he knows about it, then I would have to think everyone in the company knows about it. I really w...
by toddmc
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis rods
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: G. Loomis rods

Nothing against you Thunderblack, but we need a "beating a dead horse" emoji on TT for Shimano/Loomis quality control threads. :lol: This topic seems to come up over and over again. Their stuff is so overpriced that they are getting away with it. I hope that enough people read these threads to stop ...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TD-Z Owners Guild
Replies: 293
Views: 87037

Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

New Tat Elite matched my custom R+ R+Tat2.png R+Tat1.png Screen Shot 2019-12-04 at 10.07.51 AM.png Nice! A+ for originality. I had a silver MHX Elite-X blank custom build done recently that might be a good match for that. I don't really care for any of my black reels on a silver blank. My rod has a...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TD-Z Owners Guild
Replies: 293
Views: 87037

Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

I think I'm in love... If it fishes half as well as it looks, I'll be happy. Going to use this one for bigger moving baits; spinnerbaits, bladed jigs, manns 1-minus. Will be the first thing I pick up this spring. Got a new 5.0:1 set I could drop in if the 5.7 doesn't do it for me. A couple key upgr...
by toddmc
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Defier Armilo for cranking?
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Sunline Defier Armilo for cranking?

I've thrown squarebills with the 11 and 13lb. I like it a lot for roll casting to close targets. I went on a shallow water terror this fall throwing small spinnerbaits, cranks, and topwater at the super shallow small shad chasers in the brush. I had one day where I probably made 1500 casts without a...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question
Replies: 20
Views: 1272

Re: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question

Thanks for the compliments and all the help. Also, thanks to IlliniDawg for the handle hookup! A few slight differences in the two oranges and in the light and dark gunmetal but I think it turned out great! Ready to give it a go with SV spool! Glad you like it. I had been trying to figure out what ...
by toddmc
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Defier Armilo vs Sufix Advance?
Replies: 19
Views: 3868

Re: Sunline Defier Armilo vs Sufix Advance?

Anyone compare both lines yet? I don't know about Suffix Advance. But I went through a spool of Defier Amilo a few years ago , a waist of 19.00 dollars I tried the 17lb. test , worse line I ever experienced. Stiff , worst as far as casting distance, and a lot of breakage. Some people like it , I ce...
by toddmc
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1575
Views: 380543

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Are those big trout good eatin, or is that sacrilege? I always see the guys on TV giddy about keeping the small keepers for dinner.
by toddmc
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 91
Views: 11342

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Shimano finally learned from the aluminum gear debacle! :lol: I would love to know the number of extra gear sets that they had to produce.
by toddmc
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Glass tipped rods?
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Glass tipped rods?

Glass tipped rods are usually a lot lighter than a full glass rod. I doubt that you are ever going to get a glass tipped rod that is really crisp or sensitive though. They are a lot better than some of the old school full glass rods, but you are asking for a dump truck that corners well.
by toddmc
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best action for a jig rod
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: Best action for a jig rod

That is what I am using now 7'HF it's a St. Croix Slop & Frog bought it used over the summer it has a nice tip, but I think a MH for me would be better . I want to stick with with a 7' length, max 7' 2". I was looking a a Legend Elite , but no such animal in that length with a moderate fast action,...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Watercraft
Topic: Looking To Pick Up A Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1537

Re: Looking To Pick Up A Boat

It is very important to have service records and a printout of how and how long the motor has been run because motor repairs are almost never cheap. Anything can go wrong at anytime, but having a boat's service records helps give a little ease. That boat that you have a picture of is probably too ol...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best action for a jig rod
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: Best action for a jig rod

When a jig has heavy weight out in front of the hook point, it makes the jig easier for the fish to throw. I use a more moderate action when making long casts over a place like a long point or a ledge with a casting jig. The fish has a long time to get off in these situations, and a slower action wi...