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by hungry_cow
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: crank bait trebles
Replies: 10
Views: 1342

Re: crank bait trebles

I have expirimented with allot of different brands and styles and to be honest as long as its a premium hook I don't notice any different landing percentage between brands or styles. But there is a big drop in landing percentage if you aren't using a true crankbait rod, if your using the same fast a...
by hungry_cow
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Javelin as bottom contact rod?
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Javelin as bottom contact rod?

Does anyone use the Destroyer USA Javelin as a bottom contact rod? I have a Nautilus with a shortened handle that I use as my primary jig/worm rod but lately have been using the Javelin for jigs, texas rigs, and swing heads with great success also. While the Javelin is my favorite rod for single hoo...
by hungry_cow
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

All are great spools. The M spool feels a little more finesse oriented for me but both the M and Blue Emblem are kind of "tweener" spools where they aren't true bait finesse but faster and go lighter than a standard spool. I used to have a blue emblem but got rid of it as I preferred the R...
by hungry_cow
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: what's everyone's most productive lure?
Replies: 147
Views: 47851

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

If I could only use one bait all year long for both numbers and size it would be a Strike King Rage Bug texas rigged with a 1/4 oz weight. Also fantastic on a swing head jig.
by hungry_cow
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past
Replies: 61
Views: 5551

Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

You can get more reel for the money with older used reels where newer versions aren't really any better. For example you can find used TDZ R+ or Ito reels for allot less than a new Steez and get a pretty comparable reel. Also shape and ergonomics can be a big factor. The newer magnesium reels are al...
by hungry_cow
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Rapala Ike’s custom shop
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: Rapala Ike’s custom shop

Holds up just the same as the standard Rapala colors. If you bang it through rocks long enough eventually a little will start to come off but overall it holds up well. No complaints from me.
by hungry_cow
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best line for crankbaits??
Replies: 24
Views: 4452

Re: Best line for crankbaits??

10 or 12 lb test Tatsu. With a fiberglass rod mono give the whole setup a little too much stretch and lack of feel but with Tatsu it has just the right amount to hook and keep fish pinned and lets me feel bottom better.
by hungry_cow
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line selection summarized
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: Line selection summarized

Line diameter is another key factor. Thinner diameter obviously has less breaking strength but it is also more quickly affected by abrasion. -Thinner diameter = faster fall rate per given weight and bulk of bait -Thicker diameter = slower fall rate -Thinner diameter = shallower depth in crankbaits a...
by hungry_cow
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line selection summarized
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Line selection summarized

Here is my personal summary of line types, their characteristics, and when to use each one. Of course the right line also depends on personal fishing style, individual hook set, etc, but here is a general guide that may help. BRAID Characteristics -No stretch -Floats -High visibility -High strength ...
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: 3898

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: 3898

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: 1016

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: 1016

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: 1016

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: 688

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...

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