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by mthao105
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Travel setup! There's another ardito not in frame.
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: My Travel setup! There's another ardito not in frame.

Awesome! Those arditos are a great value.
by mthao105
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Travel rod recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: Travel rod recommendations

+1 on the 4 piece megabass levantes. I have the F5 611 4P. A little difficult to source now, but the rod is very versatile. I've thrown 1/4 ounce neds to small 1.5oz class swimbaits and caught fish. The orochi xxx series are real nice too. I haven't tried the casting version, but I have the jade pyt...
by mthao105
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Fishing Bycatches
Replies: 42
Views: 10699

Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

I've caught a carp on a bone popper before. Probably thought it was a piece of bread that the kids in the neighborhood always throw for the ducks.
by mthao105
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Latest Swimbait from Mattlures : Code Name "Bo"
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: The Latest Swimbait from Mattlures : Code Name "Bo"

Man, that thing is a work of art!
by mthao105
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: How long does braid last
Replies: 21
Views: 2982

Re: How long does braid last

Unless there is significant fraying, I leave it on until my spool is low. Oldest braid I have now is going on 3 seasons. I tie braid to leader though, so that may help a bit.
by mthao105
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: asian portal fishing
Replies: 31
Views: 5586

Re: asian portal fishing

Razzy wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:33 pm
To mthao105. Is your Antares legit? Any signs of it being a knock off?
Seems all legit with me. Performing flawlessly.
by mthao105
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: SLX XT
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: SLX XT

Looks like a solid reel. May have to pick up one for bank beating trips.
by mthao105
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 19 shimano antares
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: 19 shimano antares

The antares is definitely a special reel. I haven't fished the other two reels you mentioned, but I've compared it to reels up to the metanium dc and it's definitely got that it factor over the others.
by mthao105
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favorite frog?
Replies: 18
Views: 2356

Re: What is your favorite frog?

Really starting to like the Jackall Kaera.
by mthao105
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid to fluorocarbon
Replies: 33
Views: 10159

Re: Braid to fluorocarbon

Modified albright with an overhand knot to lock it in.
by mthao105
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Better than the average travel rod?
Replies: 38
Views: 3089

Re: Better than the average travel rod?

+1 on the Levante. Awesome travel rod for the money. Another plus for me is that it's 4 pieces instead of the usual 2-3 piece. A lot easier for me to stash in confined spaces.
by mthao105
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Travel Rod Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: Travel Rod Help!

Took a gamble and picked up a Levante F5-611LV 4P. Seems solid so far! Thanks for all the input guys.
by mthao105
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your "all around" spinning stick?
Replies: 35
Views: 3471

Re: What is your "all around" spinning stick?

Another vote for the addermine here!
by mthao105
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?
Replies: 62
Views: 5531

Re: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?

Yes, I think some techniques are just better on a spinning rod. Call them fairy wands, but sometimes you need a little magic.
by mthao105
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: A longer MH rod
Replies: 14
Views: 1510

Re: A longer MH rod

I really enjoy my Destroyer Javelin. I'd rate it as a medium-heavy plus, but it does everything within its weight range well. It's my go to rod if I can only bring one rod. And yes, I've thrown paddle tails, jigs, and texas rigs. Can definitely handle them, but 1/2 ounce jigs would be the top end I'...