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by dv1
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: X-ray SJ 732 spinning or baitcast
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: X-ray SJ 732 spinning or baitcast

Finesse jigs and weightless plastics will be the use. I don’t want to fight backlashes or see a reduction in distance compared to spinning gear. I fish clear water and distance matters.
by dv1
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: X-ray SJ 732 spinning or baitcast
Replies: 2
Views: 840

X-ray SJ 732 spinning or baitcast

I picked up a few x-ray blanks to build. One of them, the SJ 732, is rated 6-10# line, 1/8-3/8 lures, x-fast. I was going to do this as a spinning rod, but am wondering if I should do a baitcaster instead. Normally I do spinning at this power level but wonder if with reels like a tatula sv if it is ...
by dv1
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Your favorite light drop shot blank
Replies: 8
Views: 1832

Re: Your favorite light drop shot blank

jimmyb wrote:croix 5s70mlf

or 5s76mlf


I keep wanting to build a dedicated drop shot rod, but I can't help but think that my current St. Croix MLF's would be hard to beat. I have a hard time finding a finesse presentation that this model does not excel at.
by dv1
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Prorex Spinning reels
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Daiwa Prorex Spinning reels

I have been considering buying some of the Daiwa SS 1300 reels since I use almost all braid now on spinning reels and would like to try a spinning reel that cross wraps line. But, I would miss the infinite antireverse feature. I see Daiwa has new spinning reels in Europe that have cross wrap on them...
by dv1
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites
Replies: 62
Views: 8015

Re: North Fork Composites

I just got my rod blank. HM SJ-762-2
by dv1
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Ned Rig
Replies: 64
Views: 14560

Re: Ned Rig

There are several retrieve options for Midwest Finesse/Ned rig. Bottom hopping is one of them.
by dv1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Does Shikari deadstock exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Does Shikari deadstock exist?

I have one casting rod (pmb703 shx) and a 7' spinning med power bass rod SHX (can't recall model number right now). Very nice rods. They were some of the first rods I built. I think my 3rd and 4th.
by dv1
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Big jig rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Big jig rod

I saw a deal on a jackall poison adrena 7-4 heavy (7/16-1.5 oz) and ordered that to try for $250. Hopefully it will work out. Otherwise, I will need to order up a St. Croix. My wife wanted me to pick something out for my bday this week and went with Jackall.
by dv1
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Big jig rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Big jig rod

I am looking at building a rod for heavy jigs. 1 oz with double skirts and large trailers. If any of you read Rich Zaleski's blog, I am thinking of his "big jig" presentation. Casting to deeper water and not punching/flipping. I want thinking about building on a Legend Elite 7-4 hf blank o...
by dv1
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New St Croix Legend Elite
Replies: 27
Views: 5823

Re: New St Croix Legend Elite

Are we sure the new models are not just upgraded components? The previous legend elites also has scv and scvi graphite used in the blanks. Maybe they added another of their acronym tech stuff to the blanks, but graphite is the same. I am thinking about the 7-4 hf for a big jig rod (3/4-1oz) and othe...
by dv1
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned rig rod
Replies: 29
Views: 4619

Re: Ned rig rod

So far, I have been using St. Croix legend elites in 7'l both L and ML for the Ned right. With the lightest jig head and limited cover, the L is my favorite. The ML is the best all-round option though. This year, I did not toss much else when I was out. I only get out a lot over a 2 week period in t...
by dv1
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid - how light is too light
Replies: 6
Views: 1747

Re: Braid - how light is too light

I have been using some Nanobraid with a 6# leader and the Ned rig this spring. Some 16" bass, 22" carp, 13" crappie, briefly hooks a 36" gar. The bass would bury in some short but thick weeds by shore. So far, so good. Joined leader with Seaguar knot. Fg knot looks too complicate...
by dv1
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: What's your thoughts on bed fishing?
Replies: 120
Views: 17503

Re: What's your thoughts on bed fishing?

That was a good video. And that was a release right at the nest. How about after a boat ride to the other side of the lake? Can't be good.
by dv1
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: ZZZZZZZZZ ....
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: ZZZZZZZZZ ....

Big gills are fun.

BTW, I tried to put my ss700 on a st. croix legend elite 7-0 lf. The reel foot is too short and it doesn't fit.

I did not need another reel for my ultralight, but it may have to go there instead if it fits on an Avid ultralight.
by dv1
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: What's your thoughts on bed fishing?
Replies: 120
Views: 17503

Re: What's your thoughts on bed fishing?

I think catch and immediate release is a reasonable compromise and is as long as pressure is not excessive, should have minimal effects on the population. I do have some reservations with smallmouth bass still though.

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