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by HobeyBaker
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 252
Views: 25151

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

Still loving this reel. I have it paired with a 893 NRX and it's my Texas rig setup for flipping milfoil.
by HobeyBaker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS...Guide Question
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS...Guide Question

I'm on my second year with the Steez AGS 7'6 and use 10 lb braid with a leader. The guides are fine.
by HobeyBaker
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steel head Reel questions
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: Steel head Reel questions

That's completely different than the way we fish around here. I have a Morethan and it's a smooth reel. Basically a Steez A with brass gears and different aesthetics. I caught a 44'' musky flipping with it a few days ago and was solid. I'm sure it would handle a steelhead fine. One thing you may lik...
by HobeyBaker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 2019 Casting Lineup
Replies: 14
Views: 1951

Re: 2019 Casting Lineup

Nice gear Hobey, what techniques do you use them for? I love my 894c! https://i.postimg.cc/QMRSMtHj/20190704-112206.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/PqL2hZf6/20190704-112301-HDR.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/y8xTX9RV/20190704-110834.jpg Take it off! This may have changed since I posted. 894 - 1/2 oz+ jigs for f...
by HobeyBaker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods with the 'it' Factor
Replies: 44
Views: 3189

Rods with the 'it' Factor

You hear it a lot with fly rods, but there are always a few rods that are special within each lineup. What rods do you have that have that special 'it' factor?

7'6 MML Steez AGS - Tubes, drop and drag drop shot, spy baits, small swimbaits
852s NRX - Weightless senkos
893c NRX - light Texas rigs
by HobeyBaker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas 2019 vs 2017 model
Replies: 21
Views: 1553

Re: Alphas 2019 vs 2017 model

I have a 2019 model on a 6'9 MXF rod that I use for light top waters. It casts a 1/4 oz pop r effortlessly.
by HobeyBaker
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steel head Reel questions
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: Steel head Reel questions

I have learned a ton in my few years here and am always looking for something new to try- Die hard salmon/steel head fisherman and unfortunately not much discussion about great reels and upgrades for these species as I understand most here to be bass or salt water guys. I have tried numerous reels ...
by HobeyBaker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Making Conquests Lighter
Replies: 32
Views: 2196

Re: Making Conquests Lighter

I really with Loomis would start selling blanks again. This is just too much effort for me.
by HobeyBaker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ultimate Drop Shot set up
Replies: 30
Views: 5061

Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

How do you plan on drop shotting? There's vertical (video game fishing), drop shot with drag/swimming, and power shotting. This is what I use:

Vertical: GLX 820 DSR w/ Stradic CI4+ 2500
Drop Swimming: 7'6 MML Steez AGS w/ Exsence 3000
Power Shotting: 893 NRX w/ Morethan PE TW 8.6
by HobeyBaker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Certate 19
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Certate 19

Slazmo wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:36 pm
Handle bushing and what's the bet one in the spool is a bushing over the exist.
They really put a bushing in the handle on a premium reel? Were they trying to make it saltwater capable like the Steez A?
by HobeyBaker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Longer ML spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

Re: Longer ML spinning rod

Hi everyone I'm looking for suggestions on truly ml spinning rod. Currently I'm using Conquest 902 for my finesse fishing. It's nice for 1/8 shaky head + worm, jigs etc, but can't go lower with good distance. Looking for rod more than 7'. Is 7'6" Steez ags m/ml good for lighter applications? Other ...
by HobeyBaker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Balance
Replies: 14
Views: 909

Re: Rod Balance

Rod balance is always a major subject when new rods come out or when deciding to purchase a new rod. The reason I bring this up is because I'm curious, do you prefer a rod to be a bit tip heavy or would you rather weigh down the whole package to get a rod perfectly balanced? Its hard to balance rod...
by HobeyBaker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix Legend & Avid
Replies: 12
Views: 1748

Re: St Croix Legend & Avid

has anyone fished either of the Legend Tournament 8'6" models and can render an opinion? I have the 8'6 ML. It feels like they extended the butt section of the blank a foot to make it that length. Due to the length, it can really toss hair jigs. It's not the most sensitive rod in the world, but I d...
by HobeyBaker
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig/T-rig Rod
Replies: 36
Views: 3301

Re: Jig/T-rig Rod

A used or on sale 844 GLX or 7’ MHF St Croix Legend Elite.
by HobeyBaker
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas CT 70 in stock at Digitaka!
Replies: 112
Views: 10188

Re: Alphas CT 70 in stock at Digitaka!

I got mine in the mail today and it feels like it was made for the Destroyer 110 Special. I just hope the line pick up is fast enough.