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by Brad in Texas
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Rods International
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: G Rods International

I really like mine, Jrob/all! (the Trout, 6'6"). Most of my spinning tackle rods are cork and I wasn't sure I'd like the split grip, whatever they are called, as much, but I actually prefer it. For future spinning rods, I think I'd lean slightly toward these split grip set-ups. The G-Rod feels ...
by Brad in Texas
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: $150+- frog rod
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: $150+- frog rod

Try - 13 Fishing Muse Black Casting Rod 6'5" Heavy Why Such a Short Frog Rod? - My Frog Fishing Rod video from Flukemaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R53NpJLsMHc Cracker, I made some comments on short rods over on Flukemaster's video earlier. I use an even shorter rod for frogs for fishin...
by Brad in Texas
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: 2017 Jackson Big Rig Review
Replies: 1
Views: 86

2017 Jackson Big Rig Review

First, my primary fishing kayak has been a Native Slayer Propel 10, a small but great pedaler. When we moved and built on Lake Athens in Texas, the issue at hand was the incredible amount of lake vegetation. I'd need a paddler, too. I started with a Jackson Cuda LT, 57 or so pounds but I had an issu...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Best jighead for Keitech Easy Shiner 4"?
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Best jighead for Keitech Easy Shiner 4"?

One of my very favorite plastics! Few swim as well as this one, and none are better built as Keitech is really a quality company moving quality products. I rig mine this way: I use a 4/0 jig hook with a 60 degree bend . These can be bought in bulk, 50 for around $17. Then, I attach an Owner CPS (cen...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Drop shot weight fraying main line
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Drop shot weight fraying main line

Great! It looks like you worked out a solution. Drop shotting is really great when and where it works, which is most of the time. It gets an angler about as close as can be to a line/bobber/hook and sinker combo fishing a worm . . . that many of used in some combination as kids and off banks. It is ...
by Brad in Texas
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Who makes these and where can i order?
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Who makes these and where can i order?

Same idea, that it looks a whole lot like some of the plastics from Fish Arrow.

Brad
by Brad in Texas
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Drop shot weight fraying main line
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Drop shot weight fraying main line

You have two typical drop shot configurations: 1) a Palomar knotted hook with the tag end passed back through the eye of the hook to help it stand out perpendicular to the line, then the shot down on the tag end of the same line anywhere from 4" to 18" in length I guess, sometimes even a l...
by Brad in Texas
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Shorter rods and kayak fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Shorter rods and kayak fishing

I have a 5 footer from St. Croix, ultralight. I can pedal right up to a boat house and sling it back deep into the shadows. I catch a surprising number of bass, up to 4 lbs. so far, on this rod with a Shimano Ci4+ 1000 series reel. My other short rods are one each (spinning and casting) of a 5'6&quo...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 13 Fishing: ultra-light plastics and jig heads are coming!
Replies: 3
Views: 291

13 Fishing: ultra-light plastics and jig heads are coming!

If you go over and look at a video posted on YouTube by Flukemaster, Gene who is sponsored by 13 Fishing can be seen walking around ICAST 2017 and as he walked by sort of an end cap at the 13 Fishing booth, he stopped and noted that the company is bringing out a line of small plastics for panfish. W...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Shorter rods and kayak fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Shorter rods and kayak fishing

I flipped forth back and forth and have now settled on at least 7' rods for me. The ability to get around the bow of my Propel 13 is very important to me, and after several years kayak fishing, I am just as accurate with a 7'6" rod as I am with a 6' rod. Just personal preference for me. Good p...
by Brad in Texas
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: TT Announcements
Topic: ICAST 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: ICAST 2017

Always look forward to new Megabass offerings, but also new stuff from daiwa, the Shimano Curado rods, and the Sunline Siglon braids. \:D/ I always like new line. We are overdue a good new fluoro though. I think InvizX and FC Sniper are hard to beat, and I have no idea how long they have been aroun...
by Brad in Texas
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Shorter rods and kayak fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Shorter rods and kayak fishing

Mine, too, Houndfish: short rod butts on mine and it makes for a very comfortable placement without dragging the end over one's seated area. My 5'6" St Croix has the very short #1 handle and it loses about 4" of a total of 6" compared to my 6 footer. So, from where my hand holds the r...
by Brad in Texas
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100 or less rod
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: $100 or less rod

I really like finesse-fishing.com, too, and Chris does a really good job selecting good gear and tackle for anglers. I wanted to mention that I have a 5 foot St. Croix ultra-light and a 6'9", too. Both have their places, the longer for casting far of course. For anyone fishing out of a canoe or...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sufix Siege Mono on Spinning Gear
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Sufix Siege Mono on Spinning Gear

Before I went to braid and fluoro leaders, I used Sufix Elite monofilament and it was just great. The only time I ever had an issue was when I once over-filled my reel spool. It casts so far, and from my perspective, it really has very modest stretch as mono lines go. No, it doesn't transmit "f...
by Brad in Texas
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Nanobraid, Gliss opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Nanobraid, Gliss opinions

I have now had Sufix Nanobraid (not to be confused with Berkley Nanofil) on my ultralight Shimano 1000 Ci4+ reel for about 5 or 6 months. I use the 2 lbs. test and the rig is aimed at panfish but you all know how it goes . . . a bass likes a snack now and again. So far, I have landed up to a 4 lbs. ...

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