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by Randingo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J Braid Grand 8,15,20, 30lbs ABS and Knot Breaking Strength Tests
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Daiwa J Braid Grand 8,15,20, 30lbs ABS and Knot Breaking Strength Tests

slipperybob wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:45 am
It seems that J Braid Grand separates much easier than J Braid. These were 6, 8, and 10 # labelled strength.
Well, that’s not good news...
by Randingo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Color braid?
Replies: 23
Views: 816

Re: Color braid?

Thanks, ShimanoFan, for the excellent info on manufacturing the PE fibers that comprise our braided lines. I would say, based on some very cheap Chinese braids I picked up from A-zon to use as backing, that the braiding and QC of most name brand braids counts quite a bit in terms of the performance ...
by Randingo
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: OG tatula vs New tatula rod
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: OG tatula vs New tatula rod

I'm a fan of the new Tatula rods. I think they are one of the best value rods on the market and are generally under rated. They are light, sensitive, and available in a lot of actions and powers. I like the overall feel of the rods better than the first generation models and those were nice rods to...
by Randingo
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Alternatives to my rod
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: Alternatives to my rod

I don’t know if I can help you or not, but can you explain why you’re anxious to stick with such a short rod? Is it because it’s easier to use in the yak? 6’3 is extremely short by current standards, and I’ve found no drawbacks to longer rods in terms of working even topwaters or jerkbaits (even in ...
by Randingo
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Color braid?
Replies: 23
Views: 816

Re: Color braid?

1nutinthewater wrote:
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I like green and yellow, I personally would like just plain white without any die.
Fireline Ultra 8 in Crystal color. I use it on many reels. Easy to see and excellent line.
Sufix 832 in ghost is pure white.
by Randingo
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s a good rod for spinnerbaits?
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: What’s a good rod for spinnerbaits?

NOTE: I just realized these rods are no longer in the lineup, so you’d have to look at the used market.
The Megabass Orochi XX or Levante Spinnerbait Special is really exceptional. A 1oz bait is pushing it, but it works ok for short roll casts on baits that size. It’s perfect for 3/8-3/4oz baits.
by Randingo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: All purpose spinning rod
Replies: 2
Views: 252

All purpose spinning rod

Like most of you, I have all kinds of specialized spinning rods, from ML to MH in power and lengths from 6’3 to 7’6. Depending on where I’m fishing, where the fish are located, and whose boat I’m in, my rod assortment may be nearly all casting or predominantly spinning. When I’m in the situation tha...
by Randingo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Go To big T-rig / C-rig Rod
Replies: 23
Views: 1102

Re: The Go To big T-rig / C-rig Rod

I’ve been really happy with the Dobyns Champion Extreme 784, the Mike Long jig rod, for rigs and jigs. It’s also versatile enough to throw an umbrella rig. It’s probably not as sensitive as some of the Megabass rods mentioned, and certainly not as sensitive as the NRX, but it’s still an excellent an...
by Randingo
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns XP versus Megabass thoughts…
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Dobyns XP versus Megabass thoughts…

Maybe my subject line was too vague in my last post… I’m looking for two swim bait rods (unless one can do both). I seem to have narrowed it down to Megabass – either the new Leviathan or the equivalent in the Destroyer lineup – or a Dobyns champion XP, looking specifically at the 806 and 807 swim b...
by Randingo
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Debating between a couple frog rods
Replies: 11
Views: 1514

Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Since nobody seems to be commenting on anything other than the St. Croix, I’ll throw in another possibility. Take a look at the Tatula elite Ish Monroe frog rod. It’s certainly within your budget, and it has a lot going for it. I have a friend who fishes the zodias rods, and I think they are quite n...
by Randingo
Thu May 31, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Swimbait rods
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Swimbait rods

Can anyone compare either iteration of the Orochi Leviathan with the Dobyns Champion XP 806SB and 807SB? Is the Orochi more of a treble hook rod, or will it handle 8-10” Huds as well?
by Randingo
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid
Replies: 11
Views: 2514

Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

I'd say 60 in general, especially if you're planning to use it as a main line for c-rigs: you'll want the thicker diameter when you're scraping it across rocks.
by Randingo
Tue May 16, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Any disadvantages to O rings?
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: Any disadvantages to O rings?

One guy told me that he does not use them because the O rings change the action of Senkos... Would appreciate your comments. Thanks. How is this even possible? A one mm wide, nearly weightless, flexible ring changes the action of a soft, heavy, five inch long plastic bait? Absurd. A person may not ...
by Randingo
Tue May 16, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Favorite fly rod and why??
Replies: 32
Views: 15673

Re: Favorite fly rod and why??

I love my Scott Radian 854. It has better feel than any fast rod I've ever thrown, works pretty well in close, and can turn around and throw the whole line. Also love the full wells grip. Rods I'm looking forward to adding that will probably eventually top my list: Epic Fastglass 686 and Burkheimer ...
by Randingo
Tue May 16, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Shakey head preferences
Replies: 13
Views: 2776

Shakey head preferences

Do you prefer shakey heads with screwlocks/keepers, or more typical jigheads with a barb to keep the plastic? I'm planning on trying the Frenzy, and the Davis in the normal jig style in addition to the All Terrain head, and probably the two Dirty Jigs shakey heads in the screw lock style in addition...