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by hungry_cow
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Chatterbait rod
Replies: 55
Views: 3409

Re: Chatterbait rod

Very true, my post was assuming the use of Flourocarbin line. Braid with a graphite rod leads to allot of missed bites as there isn't enough give for them to get the bait deep. But braid with a fiberglass deep cranking type rod can be a good option as you have similar overall give to a moderate fast...
by hungry_cow
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Chatterbait rod
Replies: 55
Views: 3409

Re: Chatterbait rod

Your natural hook set determines your ideal chatterbait rod. If you use a monster hook set like Brett Hite where you walk backwards and slam the hook home then you are better off with a MH / H glass type deep cranking rod like the Evergreen Combat Stick, MH Flexlite, Dobyns 765 glass, etc. to keep f...
by hungry_cow
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Your 3 go to/favorite baits, and three you hate?
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Your 3 go to/favorite baits, and three you hate?

Love:
Crankbaits
Jigs
Bladed Jig

Hate:
Drop Shot
Senkos / Wack Rig
A Rig
by hungry_cow
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gama nano finnese treble hooks
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Gama nano finnese treble hooks

I use these on all my Vision 110s and some of my other crankbaits as well. Super sharp, thin wired, and still strong. Love them for a jerkbait as often the hookset is just the jerking of the bait and thats all it takes to hook up with these. I also don't lose many fish with them. Of not is they are ...
by hungry_cow
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Polarized Sunglasses for low light conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Polarized Sunglasses for low light conditions

I really like the Maui Jim HT glasses for overcast days and low light. Equal clarity to the 580G and work great in lower light. The Smith rose Polochromatic Ignitors are also great for your partly cloudy days and the lowlight polochromatic ignitors should be even better than the Maui Jim HT for true...
by hungry_cow
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 Fishing Concept Z
Replies: 31
Views: 2729

Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z

A lighter spool doesn't always cast further. In fact, the statement I will make is that typically a lighter spool will cast lighter baits better. Agree, a lighter spool doesn't help with distance casting, but what it does help with is ease of startup which helps cast lighter baits easier and cast b...
by hungry_cow
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SS SV plus Zpi Nrc001-m
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: SS SV plus Zpi Nrc001-m

It works very well in a TDZ, you just have to set the breaks higher than you would with a slower spool like an SV spool. Although the spool is faster it isn't "wild" like fast spools often are. Even though it is fast it doesn't overun and still only requires minimal thumbing. It is difficu...
by hungry_cow
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best rod for Whopper Plopper (sizes 110 and 130)
Replies: 11
Views: 1188

Re: Best rod for Whopper Plopper (sizes 110 and 130)

Yea MH rods work but feel a bit underpowered with a Whopper Plopper 130. I can use my Javalin, Nautilus or Dobyns Glass Cranking 765 and they work good enough but the Black Jungle Power versatile is perfect. However with the 110 a medium heavy rod works better.
by hungry_cow
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Black Jungle 7'4" Power Versatile
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Black Jungle 7'4" Power Versatile

Yes works very well for a Whopper Plopper 130, actually my favorite bait on that rod.
by hungry_cow
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Knob Inserts?
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Daiwa Knob Inserts?

Can you purchase just the Daiwa knob inserts without the knob? It would be a neat woodworking project to make burl wood knobs but would need to be able to get the middle insert part to build around.
by hungry_cow
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: TDZ / TDX is there a better platform
Replies: 31
Views: 1985

Re: TDZ / TDX is there a better platform

To me no, the TDZ platform is the best. I have a LIN 10, a Monoblock, IS 71, PX-Type R and love all of them. But notice I have one of each and really no desire to get another. I have 2 TDZ R+, an ITO, a Personal Order, and a A.O.I. in the TDZ frame. They are the best combination of comfort, casting,...
by hungry_cow
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Trouble getting knobs shimmed correctly
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Trouble getting knobs shimmed correctly

Where can you purchase these knob shims?
by hungry_cow
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Where to send my Diawa Steez for tune up.
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Where to send my Diawa Steez for tune up.

Either of those two. I have never sent a reel to tackle trap but they are a first rate company to deal with and Gary over there is an enthusiast tackle nut not just a store owner. I am sure they would do a great job. Ian Shields is who I have sent my reels to. He does a fantastic job servicing and u...
by hungry_cow
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Spool Questions ZPI/G1
Replies: 30
Views: 1796

Re: Spool Questions ZPI/G1

Put my new zpi m spool in my og steez with 10lb sniper. I had to turn the brakes up to 8 to get any real control. I liked it better in my t3 mx. I'm going to give it try in tdz. I did notice in my AOI I had to turn the breaks up higher where I am normally around 3 with a SV or RC-002 spool I had to...

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