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by Okiekev
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My first Megabass
Replies: 25
Views: 5231

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
Tue May 09, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Lightest Rod possible
Replies: 35
Views: 5753

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: 1512

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: 1512

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: 5693

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: 1780

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: 5753

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: 5753

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: 2283

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: 1672

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: 1485

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: 2617

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: 5753

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...
by Okiekev
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best Shimano for Big Crankbaits?
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Best Shimano for Big Crankbaits?

Hey guys, I am building a rod for a buddy of mine as a wedding gift and I want a reel to compliment it. It will be a Rod built around deep diving crankbaits like the 6xd. He likes Shimano reels, what reel is the best for handling those big, hard pulling baits?
by Okiekev
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: My thoughts on the Phenix K2 714
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: My thoughts on the Phenix K2 714

OK, I finally got to go to the lake. I went to a lake on the Tennessee River in northern Alabama and found fish between 1 and 10 feet of water with the majority in 2-4. I stuck with the 3/8 oz Strike King baby structure jig with a baby rage craw trailer. Additionally, I continued using the Aldebaran...

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