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by Handler
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: short stem spinning reels
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: short stem spinning reels

Also, short stem may not be good because you want the spool aligned with the first guide. The geometry of each rod and reel is different, unless you ago custom with a custom rod designed around a reel. To slow done cast, I usually feather the line between the spool and first guide with my other hand.
by Handler
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Seaguar Smackdown braid
Replies: 15
Views: 3964

Re: Seaguar Smackdown braid

I tried the 15lb and had a lot of break offs, including a 28" brown and a few nice smallies in the 4lb range. I wasn't impressed enough with the line to give it another chance. Looks like 30lb would have been a better fit for me. Gliss seems to have a similar low strength relative to the ratings, bu...
by Handler
Wed May 31, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ICAST 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 5678

Re: ICAST 2017

I ask every year. Any chance of a next gen NRX? The way technologies are evolving so quickly, you'd think we'd be do for an overhaul.
by Handler
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Split Ring Pliers
Replies: 20
Views: 4865

Re: Split Ring Pliers

I haven't tried Texas Tackle, but these are great. Very satisfied.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B ... UTF8&psc=1
by Handler
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod sensitivity subjective?
Replies: 76
Views: 10346

Re: Rod sensitivity subjective?

Any quantitative testing of fishing equipment is time consuming and laborious, but there are some companies that solely exist to do this type of thing. They do the testing and reporting, mix in some ads and we consumers read the articles and click the links. Obviously all rods aren't going to get te...
by Handler
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod sensitivity subjective?
Replies: 76
Views: 10346

Re: Rod sensitivity subjective?

This is silly. You can measure sensitivity scientifically just like you can measure weight, length, action, etc. Measuring sensitivity is just another spec to help evaluate a rod on paper. This is absolutely in the spirit of tackle tour and I'm sure Cal would agree. Look at line. In order to establi...
by Handler
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite finesse jigs
Replies: 27
Views: 8162

Re: Favorite finesse jigs

The Tightrope Fishing, Baby Fireworks jigs are pretty sweet.

http://tightropefishing.bigcartel.com/products
by Handler
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Floating plastics?
Replies: 10
Views: 3540

Floating plastics?

Anyone know of any highly buoyant plastics? I thinking Neko rig and Carolina rig as applications. I know Elastech floats, but it also eventually melts half a tackle box no matter how careful I am. I've heard hand poured and more buoyant than machine poured. What's the gold standard out there that ju...
by Handler
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Recon Elite rods
Replies: 7
Views: 1845

Re: Recon Elite rods

Those Kuying rods look really nice with the latest Fuji components and Toray 46T blanks, especially for the aliexpress prices. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Kuying-RFC-1-8-2-4-meters-Culter-long-shot-high-carbon-road-sub-bass-rod/32530029710.html?spm=2114.30010308.3.1.yOSufy&ws_ab_test=searchweb201...
by Handler
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help choosing : stradic CI4+ or Revo STX
Replies: 16
Views: 3735

Re: Help choosing : stradic CI4+ or Revo STX

Get the 3000. 4000 is overkill for any fish in freshwater.
by Handler
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '16 Stradic CI4+ and Stradic FK comparison pics
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: '16 Stradic CI4+ and Stradic FK comparison pics

Thanks for posting! If this are as good or improved from the the CI4+, I know what reels I'll be buying in the future.
by Handler
Wed May 25, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2016 ICAST RODS Rumors Anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2419

Re: 2016 ICAST RODS Rumors Anyone?

A new redesigned NRX. Opps....was just dreaming out loud.

I know the current one is great, but haven't there been advancements since they were released years ago?
by Handler
Thu May 12, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Trying to not hate spinning gear...what NRX to buy?
Replies: 22
Views: 3679

Re: Trying to not hate spinning gear...what NRX to buy?

Maybe it's because I'm use the brakes a little with some spool tension. I set the spool so the lure drops in a controlled fall and the brakes just to where I'm not spending more time picking out backlashes than fishing.
by Handler
Thu May 12, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Trying to not hate spinning gear...what NRX to buy?
Replies: 22
Views: 3679

Re: Trying to not hate spinning gear...what NRX to buy?

As someone who fishes primarily light baits that lend themselves to spinning, I've tried BFS and like it, but as soon a pick up my spinning rod, I immediately think what the hell was I doing. For some presentations spinning just works better. My BFS set up is: PXR on a KLXCRT70ML with 15lb Seaguar S...
by Handler
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Lightest Rod possible
Replies: 35
Views: 8302

Re: Lightest Rod possible

Cuke, you mind posting some pics? 2.1oz is really impressive. Few can say the have a rod light that.