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by Randingo
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

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: 1441

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: 26
Views: 9343

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: 1446

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...
by Randingo
Mon May 15, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations
Replies: 20
Views: 2114

Re: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations

Awesome looking stuff, Mike and Pike! Do you sell any of those musky creations?
by Randingo
Sat May 13, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: secret for fluoro and spinning
Replies: 19
Views: 2609

Re: secret for fluoro and spinning

I confess, I find this sort of baffling. I spooled up much more wiry fluorocarbon lines than Tatsu or Inviz-x (think P-Line Halo) without these problems. I used to just use the Aaron Martens method, spool upright and line coming off the bottom of the rotating spool. I do use the KVD conditioner afte...
by Randingo
Thu May 11, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Megabass Gatta-X versus Jackall Pompadour
Replies: 17
Views: 1744

Re: Megabass Gatta-X versus Jackall Pompadour

I can't say for sure because they're obviously going for a similar thing, but the Pompadour draws the craziest strikes of any topwater I've ever thrown. Part of it is that the wings are loose and squeak. You've got the Megabass, is it sort of loose and squeaky in addition to the other commotion it k...
by Randingo
Mon May 08, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: GLX vs Legend Elite
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: GLX vs Legend Elite

Can't answer the sensitivity question, but unless the new generation glx is totally different than all previous generations, the St Croix MH is much closer to the 844 in power.
by Randingo
Mon May 08, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula colors
Replies: 27
Views: 3287

Re: New Tatula colors

Custom Shop?
by Randingo
Sun May 07, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Who fishes with OLD rods?
Replies: 13
Views: 1452

Re: Who fishes with OLD rods?

What's that fly reel? Some very nice old gear! I know this is sort of counter to the vintage nature of your tackle, but Fenwick has reintroduced Fenglass flyrods, and they're both glorious and affordable.
by Randingo
Fri May 05, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: U-40 cork sealer and handles with lots of filler
Replies: 14
Views: 1610

U-40 cork sealer and handles with lots of filler

I've never used any kind of sealer or other products on cork grips in the past, so please forgive the simplistic nature of this question. I've recently added a couple Orochi XX rods to my arsenal, and I'm wondering about what to do with the grips. They have a significant amount of filler in them, an...
by Randingo
Fri May 05, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Casting v's Spinning for Finesse?
Replies: 24
Views: 2040

Re: Casting v's Spinning for Finesse?

With water this deep, you also have to make sure you're feeding slack so the bait doesn't pendulum away as it's sinking. Obviously, that's much more easily accomplished with a spinning reel, though it can be done without too much trouble with a baitcasting reel as long as you are aware that it needs...
by Randingo
Thu May 04, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Backlash!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 2174

Re: Backlash!!!

I actually don't think that tightening the drag and reeling against your thumb is out of the question at all. Most line damage comes from impatiently pulling. I've never found this method to cause additional damage.
by Randingo
Wed May 03, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Frogs and Flouro
Replies: 16
Views: 1269

Re: Frogs and Flouro

I doubt you'll find anyone who won't tell you their landing percentage went way up in heavy vegetation when they switched to braid. It floats and cuts through weeds like a knife. Prior to braid, people used something like 25# Big Game or XT for frogging and flipping/punching. Fluoro sinks and will k...
by Randingo
Wed May 03, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Easy On Replacement Skirts
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Easy On Replacement Skirts

By easy-on, I assume you mean the ones with the molded hub like "perfect skirts," etc. If that's the case, go to Bassdozer's store and check out his selection. If you just mean a skirt with a rubber band like most jig skirts, I'd buy premade skirts from Dirty Jigs.

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