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by hungry_cow
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 2788

Re: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

hmmm... For $300 more the steez got me 10-12' more distance over 145-160' Is it worth it to me? Yes, but not just because of distance. Everything about it is pleasant to use. It is aesthetically pleasing, light, smooth and has cool factor. With that being said I would not recommend it to most peopl...
by hungry_cow
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 2788

Re: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

I don't have the Steez SV TW but have allot of experience with the SV 105 spools in a IS and TDZs. Its strength is it can handle from finesse to heavy baits effectively and still feel right with control. Also it starts up easily so its great for accurate short to medium distance casting. For long ra...
by hungry_cow
Tue May 29, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: FMJ Vs PIII Bearing down
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: FMJ Vs PIII Bearing down

I also have the Javelin, also a very nice rod and very similar to the Nautilus. But the taper is a little different. The Javelin has a slightly softer tip getting into a slightly heavier backbone a little faster allowing it to better cast ligher baits and non-aerodynamic baits a little easier and wi...
by hungry_cow
Tue May 29, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: FMJ Vs PIII Bearing down
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: FMJ Vs PIII Bearing down

My all time favorite taper is by far the PIII Nautilus, gets great distance with ease and I have more pinpoint accuracy with it than any other rod weather pitching, roll casting, or skipping. Its only issue is while its low sitting skeletal reel seat is very comfy with my bigger hands sometimes i lo...
by hungry_cow
Wed May 23, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: FMJ Vs PIII Bearing down
Replies: 9
Views: 782

FMJ Vs PIII Bearing down

How does the Destroyer USA FMJ compare and contrast to the Phase III Bearing down as a jig/worm rod? Had the PIII bearing down and loved its feather weight for the power, and superb sensitivity but it was a bit short and didn't have quite the tip I like for roll casting and skipping. Wondering if th...
by hungry_cow
Wed May 16, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Color selection simplified
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Color selection simplified

The last couple years I really simplified my color selection and it has really helped me as a fisherman. All soft plastics and jigs: Black and blue for low light and murky water, green pumpkin for clear to stained water with sun Crankbaits: Chartreuse patterns for low light / murky water. Shad or bl...
by hungry_cow
Wed May 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Black topwaters?
Replies: 40
Views: 9111

Re: Black topwaters?

All my topwaters in all types are either black or white. Black when its overcast or low light and white when the suns out or when they aren't hitting black when its overcast.
by hungry_cow
Wed May 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Crankbait question
Replies: 22
Views: 5864

Re: Crankbait question

The only time you don't want a crankbait deflecting bottom is if fishing weeds. Any other time you always want deflection as it is what typically triggers strikes. Pick a crankbait that dives slightly deeper than the depth your fishing. If you go way deeper you will get hung up allot and will overwo...
by hungry_cow
Mon May 07, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

Thanks for the help! Yea for panfish its hard for me to justify paying over $400 plus international shipping if I can also get a great rod under $200. Will stick with the Shimano Soare series based on recommendations. For the weights I am using and since its for bluegill and crappie which of the bel...
by hungry_cow
Fri May 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

I don't really want to go over $400. But $150 to $400 works, and would like to be in the 6 to 7 foot range preferably at least 6ft 6. Which one of these would you recommend for bluegill and crappie fishing with 1/64 to 1/32 oz jigs on 2 or 3 lb line? Shimano Soare BB Ajing S610LS Ajing Daiwa Ajing X...
by hungry_cow
Fri May 04, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

Looking or an ultra light bluegill and crappie rod. Heaviest would be 1/32 oz jig with little curly tail for crappie and 1/64 oz for bluegill. So it might work out good as I am looking for something a tad softer than the G Loomis trout rods.
by hungry_cow
Tue May 01, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Tenryu UL Rods?

How are the Tenryu rods? They look amazing but aren't cheap either. How would they compare in fishing to say the GLX trout series or Megabass Destroyer f0 UL rods. I have a Phase 3 f0-68XS deep throat that I really like but could use something just a tad softer, I was looking at the Tenryu Rayz Alte...
by hungry_cow
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Lucky craft bds 2
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Lucky craft bds 2

I have one of them and it is a good big bass catcher it is a rare plastic bait that "hunts" great and has a lively wiggle at all speeds. But you could get the actual custom balsa or old Bagley's baits that behave similar for much less.
by hungry_cow
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Cleaning Rods
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Cleaning Rods

How do you prefer to clean your rods and guides, any special cleaner that works well?
by hungry_cow
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Chatterbait rod
Replies: 60
Views: 6097

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...

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