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by hungry_cow
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Destroyer Javelin?
Replies: 18
Views: 566

Re: Megabass Destroyer Javelin?

Yes! The Javelin is a fantastic do everything rod if you like a longer rod. It is my choice as a do everything rod and the one I take if I am going to a pond or on a float tube or small boat only taking one rod. It is perfect for single hook moving baits like a chatterbait, spinnerbait, or buzzbait....
by hungry_cow
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: How do you rate these TDZ/Steez/IS spools
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: How do you rate these TDZ/Steez/IS spools

Each generation of the Daiwa flagship magnesium reel is not "better" than the last. Performance is very similar between a TDZ and all the Steez iterations. It is just different spools, shape, knobs, etc. It is more about which one palms best for a given rod as with the same spool they all ...
by hungry_cow
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Fluoro vs Braid Pros and Cons
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: BFS Fluoro vs Braid Pros and Cons

One con of flouro is it doesn't work well with bobbers as it sinks before it gets to the bobber and it really doesn't work with a slip bobber as the weight of the line sinking in front of the bobber keeps the bait from sliding down at all. So if you want to cast baits and use bobbers don't get fluor...
by hungry_cow
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stop with the "30lb max drag" Nonsense!
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Stop with the "30lb max drag" Nonsense!

Yea I do find it odd on big round reels for giant flathead and blue catfish typically like a Tekota,Abu, or Calcutta 15 or 20 lbs of drag is considered strong and even conventional satlwater reels are in this range yet we need more drag for a 3 lb bass than they need for a 50 lb catfish. I get that ...
by hungry_cow
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spinning rod with baitcasting reel?
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Spinning rod with baitcasting reel?

I noticed there don't seem to be any baitcasting rods over 6ft long that are true UL with ratings of 1-3 lb line or under 1 gram lure ratings at the low end like many UL spinning rods. What it compromise the rod and put it at a high breaking risk to use an UL spinning rod with a baitcast reel? I kno...
by hungry_cow
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Fishing ole classics
Replies: 15
Views: 911

Re: Fishing ole classics

All my reels are Daiwa but none are from their newer offerings. I have 2 TDZ R+ Ito Personal Order Pixzilla PX Type R Alpha Type R Monoblock Lin 10 IS71 Most are upgraded with different handles and ZPI spools. I don't feel as though I sacrifice any quality and in general prefer the bigger frames of ...
by hungry_cow
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Anyone explored the Gamakatsu Yoihime rods? UL Spin. Crazy light.
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Anyone explored the Gamakatsu Yoihime rods? UL Spin. Crazy light.

I was looking at these to, are they the extra fast action Ajing rods ore more moderate? I know the Gamagaksu Luxxe rods are considered to be some of the finest rods made in bass rods.
by hungry_cow
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Which casting Teton for bobber fishing?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Which casting Teton for bobber fishing?

Something in between, a noodle rod is hard to cast but I don't want to fast of an action since it is for Crappie.
by hungry_cow
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Which casting Teton for bobber fishing?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Which casting Teton for bobber fishing?

I like using a casting setup for slip bobber fishing for Crappie as I can get better accuracy casting around trees and flip as well. I am looking for a lighter casting than I have but don't need anything super high end for bobber fishing as sensitivity is not a factor. Which Kuying Teton would be re...
by hungry_cow
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fillet Knife
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Fillet Knife

The Wusthof fillet knives are supposed to be the cream of the crop.
by hungry_cow
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Skipping: SV, MGL, DC or st else?
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Skipping: SV, MGL, DC or st else?

The SV is the best spool for skipping I have used, gives great control on skips without having to adjust the breaking so high it feels held back or chocked up. I also prefer Daiwa reels to Shimano for skipping because with the mag breaking you can adjust in seconds. This is great when not skipping 1...
by hungry_cow
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Best UL reels under $50
Replies: 30
Views: 6924

Re: Best UL reels under $50

Never used that model of Tica but have a couple Tica Libra reels and they perform well over their price point, very smooth and solid. One is 20 years old and still works very well.
by hungry_cow
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 29
Views: 849

Ester or PE Braid?

Looking to try something other than mono to increase casting distance and sensitivity for 1/32 to 1/16 jigs. Which would you suggest and why? Also which line of Ester or PE braid would you suggest? I know ester sinks and is stiffer which would hurt casting but help slack line sensitivity and braid i...
by hungry_cow
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Olympic Graphitelader Rods
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Olympic Graphitelader Rods

Has anyone used the Olympic rods? I know their ultra light saltwater rods get rave reviews but how are their bass rods? The Vigore series looks intriguing. Do they make blanks for Evergreen? I thought I may have heard that as well.
by hungry_cow
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tict UTR-68-TOR The Answer
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Tict UTR-68-TOR The Answer

Would you say its more an UL or an XUL? The ratings seem to go into the XUL range, looking for the ultimate fun factor bluegill rod mostly casting 1/32 oz jigs catching 5-7 inch bluegill with occasional perch and crappie mixed in.

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