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by Randingo
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns XP versus Megabass thoughts…
Replies: 5
Views: 918

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: 1011

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: 414

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: 1863

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: 2077

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: 29
Views: 11503

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: 2409

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: 3641

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: 3547

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: 2757

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: 1114

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: 4332

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: 1910

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: 2029

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: 2554

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...

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