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by sarcazmo
Tue Jan 02, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred
Replies: 22
Views: 13765

Re: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred

The Expride is a good choice but if your budget is a bit more limited you could go with a 7 foot 6 L rod from the newest Curado series from Shimano. I have one and it's one of those '' The ONE rod''. How I’d the action of this rod? Could it handle 3/8 plus a roughly 3in plastic? Occasionally fish 3...
by sarcazmo
Mon Jan 01, 2024 8:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred
Replies: 22
Views: 13765

Re: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred

I’m looking for something in the 76 range with a softer action. The Tatula Elite AGS 76MLM (Seth Feider model, not the Johnston model) is what you're looking for. It reminds me of the old blue Steez AGS 76MLM - softer through the tip and mid than the current Compile X Steez but plenty of backbone a...
by sarcazmo
Sun Dec 31, 2023 8:35 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred
Replies: 22
Views: 13765

Re: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred

https://keitech.co.jp/pages/600/ Pretty kool concept for BC option for paddletails. If I use a BC for 1/8-3/8 jigheads and 2.8-3.8 paddletails, I'm going to use my custom Vinnie Lamiglas Infinity 873, it's 7'3", with a fast/flexible 1/4 tip and shuts down into a very stout MH+ backbone. Additionall...
by sarcazmo
Sun Dec 31, 2023 8:33 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred
Replies: 22
Views: 13765

Re: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred

The Expride is a good choice but if your budget is a bit more limited you could go with a 7 foot 6 L rod from the newest Curado series from Shimano. I have one and it's one of those '' The ONE rod''. How I’d the action of this rod? Could it handle 3/8 plus a roughly 3in plastic? Occasionally fish 3...
by sarcazmo
Sat Dec 30, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred
Replies: 22
Views: 13765

Re: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred

I'm assuming those are spinning rods? If so that's a pretty strong list. If you want a softer action and if you'll be using braid + leader, I would say the Fitzgerald All Purpose 7'6" medium should be on your radar as well. The ALX McSmalls is also one I have considered for these same techs Wasn’t ...
by sarcazmo
Sat Dec 30, 2023 7:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred
Replies: 22
Views: 13765

Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred

Hello experts looking for feedback on a rod to throw small paddle tails. 2.8-3.5 open hook on up to 3/8 oz heads. Mostly open water applications, sometimes sparse cover. I’m looking for something in the 76 range with a softer action. I’ll be honest I don’t have much experience with this technique, b...
by sarcazmo
Thu Mar 30, 2023 9:03 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Trika
Replies: 7
Views: 7977

Re: Trika

I have two that have been sitthing there waiting to be built... The 74 heavy and I think 72MH. The 74 Heavy is pretty dang stout
by sarcazmo
Wed Mar 29, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Trika
Replies: 7
Views: 7977

Re: Trika

300 for the production rod, 200 for the blank 🤔. I think I'll stick with Point Blank for now. Still need to try the new Eternity, and we have the new Epitome coming which will likely go on sale for 40 to 50 percent off. I agree. The point blanks have REALLY grown on me. I will say if the epitome go...
by sarcazmo
Wed Mar 29, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jerkbait Rod Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3583

Re: Jerkbait Rod Question

Daiwa Tatula 701MRB is the finest jerkbait rod IMO. Perfect action, have caught tons of fish on a 110+1 on it. I got eyes on that rod, have you by chance tied any lighter jerks on it, 3/8 or 1/4oz? Also what line you running? I use it for 110s and x-nanahan +1 and 2. I usually just use 10lb copoly,...
by sarcazmo
Thu Mar 23, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jerkbait Rod Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3583

Re: Jerkbait Rod Question

Daiwa Tatula 701MRB is the finest jerkbait rod IMO.

Perfect action, have caught tons of fish on a 110+1 on it.
by sarcazmo
Tue Mar 14, 2023 8:09 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Compact Spinnerbaits for smallies
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

Re: Compact Spinnerbaits for smallies

Strike king rocket shad is VERY compact and comes in decent weights.
by sarcazmo
Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jerkbait rod
Replies: 24
Views: 6082

Re: Jerkbait rod

Daiwa tatula 701mrb. Why pay more, especially for jerkbait fishing where sensitivity isn't paramount to success.
by sarcazmo
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How to buy a Doyo reel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: How to buy a Doyo reel?

I'd like to know this as well!
by sarcazmo
Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Trika
Replies: 7
Views: 7977

Trika

Has anyone built on a trika blank?

They're kinda spendy... $200 bucks a blank. My preferred blanks right now are point blank but I like the idea of another high end made in the us blank.
by sarcazmo
Sat May 14, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point Blank 701LXF - Project “Vader”
Replies: 28
Views: 13094

Re: Point Blank 701LXF - Project “Vader”

I can only judge from the RX10 ETES610MXF I got at home… as already said in the other thread I’m not impressed at all. Weight is great, balance is ok but still it doesn’t feel as crisp, floaty and sharp as my Point Blanks or other high end rods like NRX+. For that little power it should feel like a...