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by Lafayette
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Snake Lures
Replies: 6
Views: 2426

Re: Snake Lures

I have several snake lures from bog baits.

They are really good looking and well made.

But some of them looks better than they swims depending the model.

Still a very nice shop, the frog scent has always intrigate me, ;)
by Lafayette
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Frog Rod ideas????
Replies: 23
Views: 4198

Re: Frog Rod ideas????

You don't need to spend a ton of money into a frog rod / a cranckbait rod / a jig rod/ a drop shot rod / .... - You don t need but you may want to if you are die hard in a particular technique. For froggin I have a steez xbd frog rod rod: http://forums.tackletour.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=60397&p=582...
by Lafayette
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Frog Rod ideas????
Replies: 23
Views: 4198

Re: Frog Rod ideas????

Tatula frog rod 7.4 xh
daiwa zillio. Frog rod 7.4 xh
Steez xt 7.4 xh
Steez xbd frog rod 7.4 xh
shimano adrena poison 7.4 h
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by Lafayette
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bait casting rod guide size that enhances performance without disadvantages
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Bait casting rod guide size that enhances performance without disadvantages

On a casting rod, the rings diameter have no impact on casting distance because the line go straight in line with the rings out of the reel. I had several rods with micro guides (quantum smoke, dobyns savy) which I used with 50lbs braid line for froggin or 12 lbs mono for texas rigs, and my casting ...
by Lafayette
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty
Replies: 399
Views: 159935

Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

It is not my impression but it is probably because I live in France where 95% of anglers use left hand reel baitcasters.

Maybe shimano don t release the left hand models in the Us because most of american anglers are supposed to prefer right hand retrieve.
by Lafayette
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty
Replies: 399
Views: 159935

Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

I have the impression shimano propose all or almost all its casting reels in left retrieve, no?
by Lafayette
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What is the most versatile gear ratio?
Replies: 24
Views: 3666

Re: What is the most versatile gear ratio?

7 with a 100 mm handle.
by Lafayette
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Lunkerhunt Frogs
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: Lunkerhunt Frogs

In fact you have 4 models of lunkerhunt frogs which differ in sizes and actions but share the same "kicking legs" -Lunkerhunt froglet http://www.basspro.com/Lunkerhunt-Pocket-Frog/product/1308300611364/ -Lunkerhunt lunker frog http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lunkerhunt_Lunker_Frog/descpage-LHLKRFG.ht...
by Lafayette
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Met MGL vs Curado 70 for my applications
Replies: 28
Views: 4287

Re: Met MGL vs Curado 70 for my applications

I use my 71 xg for froggin on my steez frog rod. I love it, it cast my frog a mile, it is light, the drag is a beast, the ergonomic is perfect, fast retrieve. I just tune it with a 98mm metanium handle to add some crancking power. With a microclick system on the friction drag like the one on lews re...
by Lafayette
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My fancy reels
Replies: 16
Views: 4130

Re: My fancy reels

I am a shimano guy but when I see your collection I tell me that one or an another I will try a daiwa animal ;) .
by Lafayette
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jackall poison Adrena 7'4 XH question
Replies: 13
Views: 2466

Re: Jackall poison Adrena 7'4 XH question

You are right, always a bit tricky to buy a rod without holding it.
by Lafayette
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jackall poison Adrena 7'4 XH question
Replies: 13
Views: 2466

Re: Jackall poison Adrena 7'4 XH question

According the japanese Shimano fishing site, it is a dedicated swimbait rod with a regular taper able to throw 100 grs + baits, its full identification code is 174 XH-SB, SB is for s wim b aits. Throwing/walking frogs with a regular action swimbait rod.... not for me, I prefer by far a fast action r...
by Lafayette
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: How Much Braid?
Replies: 16
Views: 3350

Re: How Much Braid?

+ 1 with njbassca
Always use a nylon or electric tape backing with braid. Even 2 or 3 meters of nylon is enough to avoid braid slipping on the reel spool.

A whole spool of braid spinning free on your reel when you need to put some pressure on a fish is really disturbing.
by Lafayette
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Pink Braided Line
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

Re: Pink Braided Line

For ccass : It will be my pleasure, but the predators fishing season is now closed for 4 months in France. So no feedback before May. The only thing I can tell you about this Chinese braid is that the diameter is clearly bigger than the equivalent in resistance (65 lbs) from powerpro ou suffix. I ha...
by Lafayette
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: anyone breaking braid on hookset
Replies: 17
Views: 3363

Re: anyone breaking braid on hookset

Double palomar knot is much more safer to avoid the braid to slip, never had any problem with it even on full force hook ups while frog fishing. Concerning pickerels, we don t have this specie in France but we have a lot of pikes, which is a very similar specie but much more bigger. Pikes, especiall...