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by toporanger
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Deep Cranking Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Deep Cranking Rod

I run a megabass launcher. Perfect for UP to a 8xd. I dont like it for 10xds at all but it works in a pinch. I mostly throw dd22, 6xd and 8xd on it. No issues throwing it all day and I have caught several 30"+ muskies the last few seasons on it while deep cranking for bass.
by toporanger
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cranking Reel
Replies: 52
Views: 2667

Re: Cranking Reel

New version of the ryoga 1016. If I could find a 6 speed z2020 I might try that as mys 7 speed BOMBS lures, I can dump the spool with a 3/4 oz rattle bait.
by toporanger
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept C worth the $?
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Concept C worth the $?

Worth the money is up to you ultimatly. Is it a big jump from say the A? sure. I still use my C right next to my zillions, z2020, ryoga, and steez a. Is it as refined as the Steez etc no, but the price isnt as high either. It was a much easier to cast reel than my old lews team lites that I moved aw...
by toporanger
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How fast is too fast?
Replies: 63
Views: 4200

Re: How fast is too fast?

I was using my zillion sv tws 9.1 last week to flip jigs for largemouths on leech lake. I ended up hooking several eater pike in the 26-30 inch class daily and never felt like i was having a torque issue, this was also fighting the fish in reeds and millfoil. You're a better man than I, Charlie Bro...
by toporanger
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: How fast is too fast?
Replies: 63
Views: 4200

Re: How fast is too fast?

I was using my zillion sv tws 9.1 last week to flip jigs for largemouths on leech lake. I ended up hooking several eater pike in the 26-30 inch class daily and never felt like i was having a torque issue, this was also fighting the fish in reeds and millfoil.
by toporanger
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass F8-79XX Flipping
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Megabass F8-79XX Flipping

I have had mine for a few seasons. I believe it is the same rod as the perfect pitch just longer. I use mine for punching jigs and for larger pike lures in the 1-2 oz size. I also use it for a frog rod depending whas in the boat etc. I have mine rigged up with a z2020 with 50lb braid and really enjo...
by toporanger
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Crankbait question
Replies: 27
Views: 6435

Re: Crankbait question

I crank more than I probably should lol. But when I target structure I like to treat it like a laydown with a jig. I dont fire right into the meat of the laydown and scare everything off pulling one fish out, I work the edges first. So say I am working some deep rocks or timber. I will throw a hardb...
by toporanger
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid vs Fluorocarbon as main line
Replies: 23
Views: 2792

Re: Braid vs Fluorocarbon as main line

Marduk for the fishing you do I would stick to braid. For the sea trout if they are sensitive bite then I would try flouro at least once, you will probably get more sensitivity. if you are fishing rocks then definetly try flouro over mono for abrasion resistance. Now if your sea trout are like the s...
by toporanger
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid vs Fluorocarbon as main line
Replies: 23
Views: 2792

Re: Braid vs Fluorocarbon as main line

For fish like Zander/walleye, perch and pike I see no reason to not use just braid. There arent any slack line fishing techniques for those fish really, maybe light weight jigging but then you would want to see the line anyway. The only time I see it being a negative is maybe trolling for zander? It...
by toporanger
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 112
Views: 13606

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Good to know that it may break in a bit. I wasn't blown away with the "freewheel" either BUT it casts like a dream so I dont really care when it doesnt perform something its not made to do. Hopefully the ticking you are experiencing is a simple fix, I have nothing like that with mine.
by toporanger
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 112
Views: 13606

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

I fished my 1016 for the first time yesterday. No fish to report but I got maybe 30 mins of casting in. I was using a megabass launcher with defier 13 lb line and a wiggle wart tied on. The wiggle wart is the very bottom of what this rod is rated for so I figured it would be a good test. I was able ...
by toporanger
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric

Hmm, have you tested anything for rain up to say 80 degrees, with shorts underneath? Nothing worse then having a summer storm roll in and your choices are get wet or sweat.
by toporanger
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric

Maybe I missed it but what is the temp range for this gear? Im still looking for a good rain suit for warmer weather.
by toporanger
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: GY Senko good alternatives?
Replies: 20
Views: 2978

Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

I have had good luck with https://docirvcustombaits.com/baitbox/s ... stic-lures

he does a good job of matching the senko fall and you can adjust it by adding or removing salt.
by toporanger
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Perfect Pitch for Carolina rigs
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: Megabass Perfect Pitch for Carolina rigs

I believe the Aaron Martens FLipping is the same blank but with an additional 7 inches in length as the PP. I have both and have used both for frogs and carolina rigs. The only time I used the AMF for frogging is when the wife grabbed my PP for frogging :lol: The AMF did fine but wasnt as nice as sa...

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