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by kstephes033
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 35013

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

I might get some hate for this but I cannot stand the NRX and the ZBones. I will give it to them that both are very sensitive, but both are horribly balanced and I just cant fish with them. I also refuse to put something on a $500+ rod to help balance it out, makes no sense to me. I personally will ...
by kstephes033
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: “Finesse” Jig rod
Replies: 20
Views: 4681

Re: “Finesse” Jig rod

Thank you, I was struggling when I was posting to find the word compact haha, for some reason only the word Finesse came to mind but yes you are correct I am talking compact jigs. Thanks everyone for the suggestions and there are a few I am going to check out.
by kstephes033
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: “Finesse” Jig rod
Replies: 20
Views: 4681

Re: “Finesse” Jig rod

I use them quite often so not a big deal on budget but would like to keep under $400, no brand preference, really only criteria is the mod fast to fast action and over 7’ since I am fishing fairly deep water and want the extra line pickup.
by kstephes033
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: “Finesse” Jig rod
Replies: 20
Views: 4681

“Finesse” Jig rod

Hey guys, just wanting some input into what guys are using for throwing “Finesse” jigs. Now I put a quote in because when I’m talking Finesse I’m meaning more of a Mike Iaconelli mini flip 3/8-1/2oz, OutKast Feider stealth Jig in 3/8-1/2, or anything similar. I will occasionally go down to a 1/4oz b...
by kstephes033
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for a MH Spinning Rod w/ Moderate Action...
Replies: 19
Views: 3230

Re: Looking for a MH Spinning Rod w/ Moderate Action...

Denali makes one in the lithium line, 7’4” MH Mod-Fast. Pretty good balance And more on the moderate side I think than fast. Otherwise Phenix Rods are usually more on the moderate side even though they say fast, and some of the St Croix walleye Rods as stated before.
by kstephes033
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix Legend rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1889

St Croix Legend rods

So I’m looking to grab a few new rods and am wanting some legit intel on some of the different legend models. I am looking specifically at the Legend Tourney and Legend X (elite reviews are fine as well since basically the same rod). I am looking at the 7’5” HMF Tourney rod vs the 7’4” H Legend X, a...
by kstephes033
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ice rods
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

Re: Ice rods

Used to ice fish, hate staring down a hole and looking at a bobber... so in turn quit ice fishing other than maybe once a year when I go up north with some friends her in MN. Usually panfish or walleye around here, and I will use mid range stuff in the 28”-32” range, UL to ML. I use braid to floro l...
by kstephes033
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 48
Views: 23630

Re: Phenix Feather

If you would be throwing up to the 5” Senko on it I would go with the 7’1” M spinning rod. Phenix Rods tend to be lighter than their designated ratings. I use my 7’1” for 4” Senko, Ned rigs, shakyheads, lighter tube jigs, spybaits, etc. The L action may be a little too light for handling bigger bait...
by kstephes033
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 48
Views: 23630

Re: Phenix Feather

Yeah the reel seat is something to get used to for sure, might be the way i position my hand with just my pinkie below the reel foot so it doesn’t bother me. That said I’m pretty neutral on the reel seats, there are definitely much better and more comfortable, but it doesn’t bother me at all either ...
by kstephes033
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather
Replies: 10
Views: 3691

Re: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather

I make my tube jigs using the same hooks, never have an issue hooking up with this rod and have used it for basically a full season at this point. Again I don’t think you would have any issues with it for what you are wanting to use it for. They do make the 7’1” H if you wanted a heavier model, budd...
by kstephes033
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather
Replies: 10
Views: 3691

Re: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather

I don’t really use them up here in MN, but jigworms are similar and I use them a ton to rip out of the milfoil and the rod works great for them. I use braid to floor leader so that does help to make it a little “stiffer” compared to just floro. I wouldn’t say you would have an issue with it at all.
by kstephes033
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather
Replies: 10
Views: 3691

Re: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather

I’ll start off by mentioning I don’t have the new Tatula to compare to, but have owned the tat elites and original tat rods for comparison. I do have 2 of the Feather 7’1” M rods, and to me the feel closer to a ML+ or a Medium with a med-Fast actoin. I use both of mine specifically for tubes when fi...
by kstephes033
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Feather
Replies: 48
Views: 23630

Re: Phenix Feather

I really like my 7’1” M feathers. I have two of them, use them for just about everything. I really like them for tubes, jig worms/shakeyheads, Neko rigs. I have been very impressed with sensitivity with all of my feathers, they haven’t left me wanting more especially for the price. The one thing abo...
by kstephes033
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best Jig Rod for $200
Replies: 14
Views: 4525

Re: Best Jig Rod for $200

Do yourself a favor and check out the Phenix Feather 7’3” XH. Awesome jig rod and very light and comfortable.
by kstephes033
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Favorite drop shot set ups
Replies: 36
Views: 13735

Re: Favorite drop shot set ups

Steez AGS 7’ ML with Tatula LT 4000, 15lb yo zuri braid blue color, seaguar 8lb leader 90% of the time. 1/2oz Swagger Tackle teardrop weight and vmc Neko hook size 1, 4” wacky Senko is the usual bait on this setup. Have a couple others for dropshotting but this is what I use the majority of the time...