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by NorthernStrain
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: No.8 Blackout sensitivity
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

Re: No.8 Blackout sensitivity

Before I broke my 6''9MXF, I was throwing anything between 1/8 and grub for walleye to 1/2 texas rigs no problem at all. I wouldn't go lower, and I'm sure a little more than 1/2 will probably work too. I remember throwing pointers and staysees, but never tried with lighter jerks. A little stiff for...
by NorthernStrain
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: No.8 Blackout sensitivity
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

Re: No.8 Blackout sensitivity

http://ffo-tackle.com/detail.cfm?PassProdId=7487

pretty sweet deal, the minimum lure rating is what is making me wonder though.
by NorthernStrain
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: No.8 Blackout sensitivity
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

Re: No.8 Blackout sensitivity

Okay so now I'm trying to decide between the 7' med/fast blackout and the 6'9 med/x-fast elite tech smallmouth. Both are about the same price. I'm gonna be throwing mainly weightless or lightweight plastics under 5/16 ounce. Also finesse jigs and maybe a jerkbait occasionally. Thoughts?
by NorthernStrain
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: No.8 Blackout sensitivity
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

Re: No.8 Blackout sensitivity

Interesting. Would you say the sensitivity is on par with the omen? I just broke my 6'10 med. omen and I'm looking to replace it
by NorthernStrain
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: No.8 Blackout sensitivity
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

No.8 Blackout sensitivity

I'm wondering if anyone here has some info on how sensitive the no.8 blackout rods are. I'm looking at getting the 7' med/fast and it may be used for contact baits at times. I have Omen black rods, is the sensitivity similar to those? If not can anyone recommend a 7' med/fast rod in the $100-$150 ra...
by NorthernStrain
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Powell max 703 glass
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Powell max 703 glass

Looking for a little feedback on this rod. I'm thinking of getting one for shallow to mid depth cranks, topwaters, and the occasional jerkbait. I'm gonna do a lot more kayak fishing next year so I want a versatile rod. All presentations thrown on braid most of the time. Any feedback would be appreci...
by NorthernStrain
Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: rod for inshore and river stripers
Replies: 3
Views: 3171

rod for inshore and river stripers

I'm looking for suggestions on a casting rod for using rip baits and top waters, maybe a small swimbait too, for inshore and river stripers. I've been looking for a good rod around 7 feet in length with a mh power and a mod-fast action that can handle baits up to an ounce. And thoughts would be great.
by NorthernStrain
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: medium or medium-heavy? that is the question
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: medium or medium-heavy? that is the question

I was leaning a little more towards the medium. Price wise I'm mostly looking in the $150-$200 range. But I'd probably spend more if I think the rod is the bees knees
by NorthernStrain
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: medium or medium-heavy? that is the question
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

medium or medium-heavy? that is the question

I'm thinking of getting a new rod mainly for picking apart sparse shoreline cover with weightless to lightweight plastics and finesse jigs. I may throw the occasional small spinnerbait on it as well. It'll be between 6'8 and 6'10 with 10 to 12 pound line. I just can't decide if I should go with a me...
by NorthernStrain
Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New fenwick Bass rods
Replies: 12
Views: 1930

Re: New fenwick Bass rods

I got one of the new bass rods after breaking my elite tech smallmouth. I got the 6'9 medium mod/fast spinning. It feels a little heavier than the smallmouth was, I had the 6'9 medium spinning. But still not a heavy rod by any means. It seems to be just as sensitive, maybe a little more so, than the...
by NorthernStrain
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: curado I vs curado e
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

Re: curado I vs curado e

I took mine out this afternoon in some windy conditions and really set out to dial the breaks in. After a little fiddling I was slinging into the wind no problem. Casting like a dream now. But I was noticing a slight knocking while reeling, usually when changing speed. Anyone else encounter this iss...
by NorthernStrain
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: curado I vs curado e
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

Re: curado I vs curado e

Don't get me wrong, I think the I is a fantastic reel. From what I'm seeing here I should give it a little more time and effort to figure out the breaking system. I got the reel in the spring but really haven't used it enough to give it a fair shot. Time to spool it up and hit the water I suppose!
by NorthernStrain
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: 6th Sense Hardbaits
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: 6th Sense Hardbaits

I've only used their squarebills, none of their other baits. But I really liked the squarebill. Pretty durable, good action, and the fish ate it up.
by NorthernStrain
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: cranking and jerking with braid
Replies: 23
Views: 4613

Re: cranking and jerking with braid

Well last night I took a spare spool and filled it with some 20 lb braid with a 12 lb fluorocarbon leader. I headed down to a local river after work today and threw a jerkbait around and I think I might like it more than straight fluorocarbon. It gave the bait great responsiveness and with a soft ro...
by NorthernStrain
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: curado I vs curado e
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

curado I vs curado e

Is it just me or does the curado I not cast lighter, more wind resistant lures as well as the curado e? Don't get me wrong they can both sling anything 3/8 and up a good ways. But when it comes to lighter baits or casting into the wind it seems much more effortless for the e. Maybe I just have to pl...

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