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by Randingo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Longer ML spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Longer ML spinning rod

The Steez AGS 76MML is magic. It's just one of those rods that has "it" without a doubt. I've been fishing mine every chance I get since I got it last year. I highly recommend this rod as a lighter power option than what you have. We will have more coming soon... I’m afraid you’re going to think I’...
by Randingo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Levante Leviathan for 2-3oz baits?
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Levante Leviathan for 2-3oz baits?

I think your best bet for swimbaits is 65-80# braid and a 20-30# mono leader to get a little stretch in the system. Tim & Matt at Tactical Bassin typically use Maxima Ultragreen for leader material, and I’d start with a mono/copolymer you know and trust as a leader if you don’t use the Maxima. Just ...
by Randingo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: OG tatula vs New tatula rod
Replies: 19
Views: 1255

Re: OG tatula vs New tatula rod

I liked the now discontinued Cronos better than the first generation Tatula rods as well. They did feel better overall in my hands. Smart choice going with the new Megabass Destroyer models too... they're fantastic =D> I actually looked at Daiwa’s site before I wrote this question, and there was no...
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: 5
Views: 819

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: 1574

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: 19
Views: 1255

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: 27
Views: 1134

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: 1574

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: 896

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: 384

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: 1498

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: 1208

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: 1648

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: 648

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: 2689

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.