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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

They have introduced a few rods over 8' long after B.A.S.S moved the limit to 10' a couple years ago.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Til Failure
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Til Failure

What is the goal? ex to get maxim muscle growth ? Athlean X on youtube is a great channel to check out I will check it out. The goal is to get stronger faster naturally I feel like when I goto failure I’m breaking down mentally and I give less effort Back when I put a lot of effort into working out...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are you Skipping with?
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: What are you Skipping with?

I like using Strike King Structure Jigs. I like being on the heavier side (including plastic) of the rods rating to get the rod really participating. Most of my skipping has been with Daiwa SV reels. My jig rod is a 7'6" MH mod fast Legend Elite. I also skip a lot with my K2 714. Using the rod tip ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are you Skipping with?
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: What are you Skipping with?

I like using Strike King Structure Jigs. I like being on the heavier side (including plastic) of the rods rating to get the rod really participating. Most of my skipping has been with Daiwa SV reels. My jig rod is a 7'6" MH mod fast Legend Elite. I also skip a lot with my K2 714. Using the rod tip t...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez CT TWS and Antares 70
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Steez CT TWS and Antares 70

What rod(s) have you used with the A-70? That would be an interesting side-by-side duel between these two reels. I have it on a poison Adrena 6’11” med plus rod I had a less time today but managed an hour casting and dialing it in It can cast a weightless fluke further then I’ve ever seen with less...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: EDGE RODS by Gary Loomis?
Replies: 19
Views: 2840

Re: EDGE RODS by Gary Loomis?

Thanks for the review. I have a first strike spinning model and it doesn’t feel very balanced. 200 is a hell of a deal. I caught one of their “sales” but paid quite a bit more than that for my BW. My black widow is still “processing” I am anxiously awaiting it for this season! ...you wont be gettin...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 41
Views: 3826

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

Was talking with a buddy regarding the Catalina's line capacity. Decided to do the math but it doesn't add up in my opinion. Seem to not hold a lot of 20lb sniper. Tackle trap claims 140yds of 50lb braid. I used the info of basic PowerPro, 50lb has a diameter of 0.36mm. Pretty close to that of 20lb...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your favorite obscure reels
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Your favorite obscure reels

The original gold BPS Pro Lite Finesse were nice reels. Similar to an Alpahas. Light, cast well, easy to palm. Other than most of the things that I have used that stood out were for a reason and not something that was under the radar Along the same lines I am impressed with my older gold colored Ca...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 41
Views: 3826

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

my only question is will the SV spool from a zillion TWS swap onto a catalina? The Zillion SV TW (34mml will not fit. The Catalina will accept any 1516 sized Zillion TWS. The 1516 is the platform the original TWS Zillion is. I have fit the 1516 stock spool as well as a Ray's DIY spool, both fit per...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Disappointed
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Disappointed

I haven't used that model. I have a couple customs on the Legend Elite blanks. 7ft Lite and 76 Med-Heavy Mod Fast. Both are pretty decent vlanks and I have no problem detecting bites. Tapers are nice too.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your favorite obscure reels
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Your favorite obscure reels

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:25 pm
I'm not sure any reels in existence have flown under the radar on this particular forum.
Probably true. There are a lot of "A Shimano what" or "Daiwa made what" type reels. Like I been eyeing up a Daiwa HRF Sonic Speed as a flipping reel candidate.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your favorite obscure reels
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Your favorite obscure reels

Shimano Stile 100XG

8.1, slightly smaller than the current Aldebaran, sweet cosmetics, shallow spool...perfect for short range 14lb FC like the T rigs.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank recommendation.
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Blank recommendation.

I'm looking for a casting blank similar to the loomis 854 in power. I will throw everything on these 3/8-1/2oz. spinnerbaits, jigs, bladed jigs, traps, squarebills, 190 ploppers, texas rigs, swimbaits, burner worms etc.. I had 3- 736mb X-Rays built and I'd like more rod power. Thanks, Brian. IDK ho...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New JDM tackle porn mag received
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: New JDM tackle porn mag received

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:29 pm
joekaz wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Johnny A wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:12 am
Lure magazine 2020
Some interesting new stuff from across the Pacific
Tease!!!
X2! Pics or it didn't happen.
Probably sitting on the toilet, getting his fill.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa rebillion rods?
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: Daiwa rebillion rods?

Wonder what will replace the Zillion rods? For between the 200 to 500+ range.