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by Houndfish
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die
Replies: 27
Views: 4198

Re: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die

You can balance the rod by putting a heavier reel on it..." - You don't balance an object by placing weight on the HOPEFUL balance point. Unless you're holding your combo in front of the reel, all you're doing is making your combo heavier. If balance is your goal, add counterweights to the end of t...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your opinion on the Daiwa's Zero Adjuster
Replies: 39
Views: 5773

Re: Your opinion on the Daiwa's Zero Adjuster

I like the fact that they are tighter and can't really be bumped out of adjustment, a few of my older Daiwas have caps that are very very loose when set to slight-play while I have never lost one, I know it's just a matter of time.
by Houndfish
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Better than the average travel rod?
Replies: 41
Views: 5654

Re: Better than the average travel rod?

I guess it depends. For the multi piece rods, one usually needs to take the time to thread the line through the guides and then tie on the lure. All of that is not needed for the telescopic rod, but I agree, aligning the guides can take a bit time. I usually dont care that much. Spiral wrapped guid...
by Houndfish
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Better than the average travel rod?
Replies: 41
Views: 5654

Re: Better than the average travel rod?

I have two of the Daiwa BBB. One casting one spinning, that are always with me in the car. The fact that you can fully collapse them, make them SO much more practical in my opinion. You can put them in the luggage with the reel attached, add them on the side of your hiking backpack and just store t...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: PX68
Replies: 11
Views: 1527

Re: PX68

Stock Spool or not? Reason I ask is because my PXTR refused to be controlled.. Nothing I did worked and this was after i had it tuned I changed the bearings to SLP Works and even Hedgehog bearings and that helped tremendously.. I guess i down graded but it worked and i can't explain why.. That bein...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bone Voyage - Who has them?
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Bone Voyage - Who has them?

What do owners think about these travel rods? I've heard that the blanks are a step up. I've owned 2 piece rods from Major Craft, Olympic, Jackson, Tailwalk, and Abu. Rods were all around the same price point. For the most part, the blanks were all pretty similar. Good enough, but nothing to write ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: PX68
Replies: 11
Views: 1527

Re: PX68

I have tried 16lb Sniper on a PIxy and while it works, it takes a lot of thumb. I spend a lot of time/money trying to find the "Ideal combo for fishing Trickworms in medium/heavy cover via close range casts/pitches w/o using braid" and while the the PX68 did pitch very well, it was also very uncontr...
by Houndfish
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 4963

Re: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods

i still have these old glx: 852 bsr 803 bsr 783 sjr 802 bcr 803 bcr 782 mbr 783 mbr 842 mbr 843 mbr 844 mbr Man, you almost have the full set I think. Before 'rona I has started to build up a collection of them myself. I had been looking for a 802 or 803 bcr but the prices on used ones were still p...
by Houndfish
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 4963

Re: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods

I have a pair of old Wieble-seat GLX rods, a 782 and a 723. I love them to death and even went so far as to have the guide train replaced on the 782 to lighten up the blank. To me they still hang with the modern GLX/Destroyer/PA rods.
by Houndfish
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Coverage of ICAST 2020 Online
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: Coverage of ICAST 2020 Online

http://www.tackletour.com/images20/featurebanicast2020gloomisimxpro.jpg G.Loomis Launches 10 New IMX-Pro Bass Sticks, Including Bladed Jig, Ledge, and Ned Rods http://www.tackletour.com/reviewicast20gloomis.html But Loomis already made/makes the ideal Ned Rig rod, their MagL/XFast SJRs are perfect ...
by Houndfish
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Millionaire Moddin'
Replies: 21
Views: 3506

Re: Millionaire Moddin'

Amazing work, makes me wish I didn't squander my childhood where I could have learned this stuff. Those who run TDZ spools in their CVZs, what spools do you like? I have a Ringa SSS modded to allow 34mm spools and I have tried a couple. On my reel atleast, I can't use spools with too long of an indu...
by Houndfish
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: $150 Amazon what would you buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2159

Re: $150 Amazon what would you buy?

Socks and underwear.

Amazon usually has awful prices on tackle unless you get lucky and find a robot error.
by Houndfish
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is the Zillion SV TWS noisy like Tatulas?
Replies: 22
Views: 6108

Re: Is the Zillion SV TWS noisy like Tatulas?

I have a 9.1:1 Zillion TWS SV and it is pretty loud. I had to send it in to TTT to get a defective pinion gear replaced and it did come back a little quieter, but it is still louder then any other Daiwa reel that I own. I really don't care for it at all, it feels so much more sloppy and loose as we...
by Houndfish
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Compact Jigs
Replies: 14
Views: 3157

Re: Compact Jigs

The only compact/heavy jigs that I use are the Kietech casting jig but only then when fishing a lead-ban lake. I do fish smaller/lighter jigs all the time, my most used size is 1/4oz and I fish a lot of 1/8oz ones as well. I fish a lot of pretty shallow water so I generally want to maximize fall tim...
by Houndfish
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: New Jackhammer
Replies: 15
Views: 3303

Re: New Jackhammer

I lose enough chatterbaits to wood, I don't think I care to lose any by breaking the blade on rocks. Maybe they will be great, but no way I will be an early adopter on this.