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by Okiekev
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano Exsence
Replies: 24
Views: 2093

Re: Shimano Exsence

I finally got to test the drag on this thing on some mean Coosa spotted bass this weekend. The startup is incredibly smooth and protected my 8 lb leader just fine in open water. When I needed to pull them quickly away from docks I cranked it down and didn’t budge. I was really impressed and would ea...
by Okiekev
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My first Megabass
Replies: 25
Views: 7488

Re: My first Megabass

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I love this new Exsence and the black stealth color! I had to build an all black "tactical" rod to go with it.
by Okiekev
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano Exsence
Replies: 24
Views: 2093

Re: Shimano Exsence

I was in the same boat and just purchased a 3000. Why am I so excited about a spinning reel? :D

I am building a point blank 701mlf all blacked out with carbon fiber grips! Can’t wait to give this combo a try!
by Okiekev
Tue May 09, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Lightest Rod possible
Replies: 35
Views: 7830

Re: Lightest Rod possible

That is a beautiful rod. Now after seeing the grip weights, i want to build one with those carbon grips!
by Okiekev
Sun May 07, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is a Stella worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

Re: Is a Stella worth it?

Haha! Exactly what I was expecting... any very specific reasons why?
by Okiekev
Sat May 06, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is a Stella worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

Is a Stella worth it?

I am building a new rod for shakey head and other light spinning applications. I am putting top of the line components on this thing and wanting to make it the best possible. That in mind, I am automatically thinking Stella for the reel. My question is, for freshwater bass(spots, largemouth, and sma...
by Okiekev
Sun May 01, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: What trailer to use on a brown jig
Replies: 23
Views: 7028

Re: What trailer to use on a brown jig

Update to my last post, I tried out some Strike King baby rage craws and my be hooked. I love the action these put out and the are fairly durable. I have been throwing them in green pumpkin. And dipping the tips of the claws in chartreuse die.
by Okiekev
Sun May 01, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Orochi XX Jerkbait Spacial
Replies: 13
Views: 2543

Re: Orochi XX Jerkbait Spacial

This is a nice rod, but I wanted something just a little bit softer for throwing 110s. I didn't feel like it loaded up enough to get the casting distance I was looking for. I may have been wrong and I am sure others will disagree but I ended up going back to a NRX 802 for jerkbaits. I agree with oth...
by Okiekev
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Lightest Rod possible
Replies: 35
Views: 7830

Re: Lightest Rod possible

Could you guys expand on grinding or sanding down a reel seat? Belt sander, dremel, how do you do it? Anybody have pictures?
by Okiekev
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Lightest Rod possible
Replies: 35
Views: 7830

Re: Lightest Rod possible

All of the above, plus… I remove all the finish from my blanks. In some cases, I’ve removed up to .19 oz. Keep in mind, it may void warranty. I’d also use smaller guides (3.5s). I’ve found that EVA is usually heavier than cork. A sculpted skeletonized split reel seat is lighter than the SK2. I use ...
by Okiekev
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX Casting Rod Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

Re: NRX Casting Rod Question

894 would be perfect. You might also look into the 873, might be exactly what you are looking for.
by Okiekev
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: nrx 873
Replies: 13
Views: 2237

Re: nrx 873

Great rod! I love it for fishing FB jigs and big worms on deep ledges. Also great for c rigs. I throw 15# InvizX on it and can feel everything! Hope you enjoy it. As far as color, I haven't noticed any difference but personal opinion I like the blue.
by Okiekev
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ease my worries on the nrx dsr...
Replies: 10
Views: 2009

Re: Ease my worries on the nrx dsr...

I have also used my DSR for small shakey heads and I like the light action, I can cast an eighth a mile! With light braid it is crazy sensitive. Many will say it is to light for that application and I guess they may be correct if you throw heavier jigs, but I like it a lot. In fact I fished shakey h...
by Okiekev
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Tungsten jigs?
Replies: 10
Views: 3229

Re: Tungsten jigs?

Seems like some reviews of tungsten jigs on TW indicate issues with heads splitting on certain brands. Anyone experience similar issues?
by Okiekev
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Lightest Rod possible
Replies: 35
Views: 7830

Lightest Rod possible

I am going to build a new casting rod and I want to see just how light I can get. I am planning to use it for light bottom contact baits particularly shakey heads. I am planning on the Phenix K2 683 or 684 blank, which are both between 1.2 and 1.3 ounces. I am planning on TiSic micros probably in 5s...