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by Montanaro
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ikos Hustler or Tat Elite Glass Ehler
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Ikos Hustler or Tat Elite Glass Ehler

I've narrowed my chatterbait rod choices down to two options and I wanted to know if you all have had any experience with these rods. The first is the ALX Ikos Hustler. It is a new proprietary glass blank on a 7' rod (11 midmicro guides) rated up to an ounce. The blank itself only weights 4.5 ounces...
by Montanaro
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: ALX rod suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: ALX rod suggestion

Thanks guys. I had been using an Okuma TCS APC rod for chatterbaits that I ended up breaking. It was along the lines of 40% tip and 60% backbone. The deputy concerns me as Ive read many posts about people using the deputy with jigs and trigs which is not something I would have felt comfortable doing...
by Montanaro
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: ALX rod suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 545

ALX rod suggestion

Im looking for a rod in the zolo series that can handle throwing 3/8oz chatterbaits. I fish a lot of grass and lily pads with braid and need a rod that has the power to horse a bass out/away from the grass but has a slower action to help with not pulling the bait away. Their crank rod has a moderate...
by Montanaro
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 31
Views: 4764

Re: Phenix Feather

From robsone's photo: (TT wont allow image) Casting 6'9" MH xfast 1/4-3/4 7'1" L Fast 1/8-3/8 7'1" ML Fast 1/4-5/8 7'1" MH XF 1/4-3/4 7'1" H XF 1/4-2oz 7'7" MH XF 1/4-3/4 7'7" H XF 1/4-2oz Spinning 6'9" M F 1/4-5/8 7'1" L F 1/8-3/8 7'1" M F 1/8-3/4 7...
by Montanaro
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 31
Views: 4764

Re: Phenix Feather

Better for me...i cant afford new rods right now
by Montanaro
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 31
Views: 4764

Re: Phenix Feather

Sigh....

Must be trying to take advantage of xmas release
by Montanaro
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Fury 705cb??
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Fury 705cb??

Yes i do. I use it for everything up to mod-deep divers.
by Montanaro
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 31
Views: 4764

Re: Phenix Feather

by Montanaro
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spybait Rod Question
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Spybait Rod Question

The reality is that spybaiting is a new universe, so people won't reply if they dont have a good answer! Let us know your experience.
by Montanaro
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Who regularly throws small 3/16-1/4 spinnerbaits?
Replies: 16
Views: 2556

Re: Who regularly throws small 3/16-1/4 spinnerbaits?

1/4 revenge deep runner. Smaller head and downsized blades! Excellent lure.

Want to try out thr 1/4 duo realis cambio spin this fall
by Montanaro
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 31
Views: 4764

Re: Phenix Feather

Release is between late sept and early october

No info on models yet to my knowledge
by Montanaro
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 31
Views: 4764

Phenix Feather

Anyone know more about these rods? Weight/models/release date?

Im wondering if they will be any lighter than the recons...or are just recons with less materials.
by Montanaro
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bassmaster ICAST slideshow
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Bassmaster ICAST slideshow

Sunline cranking fc is exactly the same as their reaction fc except clear....

Great marketing....
by Montanaro
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Recon 764 vs 766 BIG difference in power?
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Phenix Recon 764 vs 766 BIG difference in power?

webertime wrote:A 3/8oz swimjig with a trailer will weigh close to an ounce. 766 will throw that.


3/4 with a hefty full sized trailer.

And Ive tried it....it doesnt cast well at all and is hard to maintain contact with lure. 6 power rods arent made for that presentation
by Montanaro
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Recon 764 vs 766 BIG difference in power?
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Phenix Recon 764 vs 766 BIG difference in power?

Ive punched with rods rated to 1oz before.

You will struggle casting and feeling the swimjig on the 766. Ive done it before in a pinch and it was terrible. Its a very technique specific rod. I use mine for punching, frogging, umbrellas and swimbaits.

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