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by hungry_cow
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Rapala Ike’s custom shop
Replies: 2
Views: 727

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: 3219

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: 6
Views: 464

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: 6
Views: 464

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: 3133

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: 3133

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: 866

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: 866

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: 866

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: 397

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: 9211

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: 23
Views: 5972

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: 1212

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: 1212

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: 1212

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.

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