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by hungry_cow
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best wake baits / waking cranks?
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Best wake baits / waking cranks?

There is a reason the 1 minus and baby 1 minus are still going strong after all these years. They just flat out get bit. I don't know that any newer or fancier baits actually produce as well. To give them more of a wake just reel a bit slower and hold the rod high. But they also get bit diving just ...
by hungry_cow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: High end JDM rod recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 2164

Re: High end JDM rod recommendations

Ultima and Designo would both be at the top of my list. Designo is a blank manufacturer that used to make blanks for companies like Evergreen (anyone remember the triggerless Stingray model? :mrgreen: ). Yes! The triggerless Stingray was new rod for this season. Loving that rod for bait finesse, un...
by hungry_cow
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Wart style baits
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: Wart style baits

I've seen mixed reviews on the modern warts. Some people say they have the desired wart action, while others still covet the originals. I'm not sure I understand paying 35+ for a Wart that may not have that unintentional wart action. Check out the Megabass Spriggan or Wiggle Griffon. Other than the...
by hungry_cow
Tue May 07, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Super Stallion
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: Evergreen Super Stallion

I just got my first Evergreen rod the Kaleido Stingray 66 and am super impressed. By today's standards it would be a little heavy for its power but wow is the workmanship on this rod fantastic and it has the "it" factor in spades. Perfect for small jigs, ned rigs, and things like that as well as bei...
by hungry_cow
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Wart style baits
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: Wart style baits

The Tekel Drunker is very close to a good old wiggle wart. It has the super wide kick like the wiggle warts as well as the hunting action and is the same size and shape. I would not say that the curve 55 is the same catagory as the old wiggle warts. It does hunt a bit and has similar diving depth bu...
by hungry_cow
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reels Over Rated Or Under Rated
Replies: 20
Views: 2001

Re: Reels Over Rated Or Under Rated

The IS71 with the brass gears is a really fantastic reel that never got a ton of press. Also I think the PX type R was underrated as is exceptionally smooth and refined. Stick a CP-301 spool in it and its an all time great reel. Other amazing reels that don't get as much press due more to price than...
by hungry_cow
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?
Replies: 46
Views: 13802

Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Cabelas Crankshaft, I like it way more than any high end rod I have tried for chatterbaits and big crankbaits.
by hungry_cow
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Newer Reels
Replies: 64
Views: 4433

Re: Newer Reels

I really don't get all the complaining as with old and new reels we can have the best of both worlds and everyone can have exactly what they want. Those of us that like the more solidly built older reels can still purchase them used and get them serviced to perform like new and add whatever upgrades...
by hungry_cow
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: World's Lightest for Class? Gamakatsu Yoihime Luxxe Hana S610UL L-solid 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Re: World's Lightest for Class? Gamakatsu Yoihime Luxxe Hana S610UL L-solid 2018

I was interested in this series as well. I know you said it has good backbone and isn't a noodle but how would you rate the taper? Is it a true extra fast taper or is it moderate enough you could use it for Crappie as well?
by hungry_cow
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finezza Prototype VS 2018 Corto
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Finezza Prototype VS 2018 Corto

How does the Finezza compare to the TICT Ice Cube or Drift in terms of sensitivity?
by hungry_cow
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Strike King Thunder Cricket
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Re: Strike King Thunder Cricket

They licensed its use from Z Man. Basically they are paying Z Man to copy the Jackhammer and offer it for a couple bucks less. I suppose that makes sense since Strike King sponsors most pros on tour it probably didn't look good that all their pros were using another companies bladed jig and Z-Man. ...
by hungry_cow
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Strike King Thunder Cricket
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Strike King Thunder Cricket

So I saw strike king released a new bladed jig the thunder cricket in classic week. What very much surprises me is that the blade appears to be attached directly to the head. I know Z-Man shut down everyone who used to make a better bladed jig with the directly attached head so everyone would be for...
by hungry_cow
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zpi nrc001 m and pg with braid?
Replies: 29
Views: 4015

Re: Zpi nrc001 m and pg with braid?

General question: How much different really are the M and PG ZPI spools? Besides their respective line capacity, I'm curious about this and rather than starting a new thread I figured I'd quote this. These have been out for awhile so maybe someone can chime in on their experiences with the two spoo...
by hungry_cow
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Stuck 2 Piece Rod
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Re: Stuck 2 Piece Rod

Thanks! I have never used a high end 2 piece rod before and didn't know they made them like that.
by hungry_cow
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Stuck 2 Piece Rod
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Re: Stuck 2 Piece Rod

I was able to get it apart but I can't figure out any way to actually get it put together and snug, I get to the last inch or so and can't get it to go any more together no matter how hard I try.