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by DavidSA
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

you might be correct Cal I put my branding hat on and read a 3rd time and came away even a bit more confused. to the original post, - I don't get why the price changed - appears to me the rod has changed in some way because you will notice the Helium reviews started all over again and only 2 exist. ...
by DavidSA
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

I think it is emphasis on a a material. Upon second look i see NFC in the fine print. I can't say if this existed when I initially posted several days ago but certainly I did not notice it initially. You are expert in this space. Why would someone market an ingredient vs the final product? So much g...
by DavidSA
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

on one hand I'm pleased to see the continuation with the NFC blanks. the models I own I've been very satisfied with. The information or mis-information on the site I can't seem to be as pleased about. Over a number of years this is somewhere between confusion, lack of attention to accuracy and in so...
by DavidSA
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

i scanned the site after seeing this thread. Looks to me the HE's are on a new blank?? The cost question seems to be secondary. I have many positive posts about my HE3 but these rods don't appear the same blank so until we get someone fishing them who knows. zbone looks on the same blank but they c...
by DavidSA
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

i scanned the site after seeing this thread. Looks to me the HE's are on a new blank?? The cost question seems to be secondary. I have many positive posts about my HE3 but these rods don't appear the same blank so until we get someone fishing them who knows. zbone looks on the same blank but they ch...
by DavidSA
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 83
Views: 3397

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

I won't give it any thought until September so please share the experience. my 13's and 16's are going strong.
by DavidSA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best action for a jig rod
Replies: 15
Views: 933

Re: Best action for a jig rod

In my experience, what a company describes an action as fast might be extra fast to another company. I've found that there is no true standard of measure shared by all companies when they designate the actions of their rods. . x2 also deep water jigging to me is different then say pitching a jig in...
by DavidSA
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are You PUNCHING with?
Replies: 73
Views: 20609

Re: What are You PUNCHING with?

2019 zbone 7.6 heavy + zillion type r. Each year I try to mix it up a bit but I don’t think I’ve gone to punching this frequently before. Maybe I figured something out that I wasn’t doing as well previously, but this rod is perfect in my hands for punching. I just don’t think much can be done to fe...
by DavidSA
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: nrx 854 vs 873
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: nrx 854 vs 873

agree with this assessment. I settled on 893 and 894 as well.

after the fact, I bought some 7'3 rods but for some reason did not go with the 873. may have felt it too similar to the 894. honestly don't recall my rationale, baitmonkey moment quite possibly.
by DavidSA
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: nrx 854 vs 873
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: nrx 854 vs 873

the applications are similar but most prefer the 873 or 894. I did not fish the 854 long enough to draw the conclusions on why. The 894 ended up being my choice because I fish florida almost exclusively and 7'5 is a short rod in that state. Action of the blank is what makes the 894 special. 873 is v...
by DavidSA
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many rods/reels do you actually use
Replies: 52
Views: 9585

Re: How many rods/reels do you actually use

When I fished Kentucky Lake quite a bit I had roughly 15 rigs in the boat (13 baitcasters and 2 spinning). because of the range of patterns from deep cranks to topwaters, this was not totally crazy. On a typical trip, I'd fish maybe 10 and settle on 2 to 3 rods once I found something that was workin...
by DavidSA
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switching Combos
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Switching Combos

honestly, I used to fish KY a great deal and Florida quite a bit and I changed everything around for Florida to get the best and perfect reels on the right long/powerful rod. Seems strange to say, but when I'd get home it was stressful to get everything perfect again for KY fishing. I had to go to d...
by DavidSA
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cork Seal Prep
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: Cork Seal Prep

agree

I've not tried a second coat but have touched up a spot I missed and got some excess on already sealed coat. It did not penetrate. tying to second coat in my opinion would just make a mess of the job with no value that I can see
by DavidSA
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cork Seal Prep
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: Cork Seal Prep

I now seal all my rods before they get soiled. Pretty much fish a jig around chunk rock and set some hooks to make sure blank is good then I seal them. Older rods I had very nice luck with magic erasure. I use black electrical tape to keep the seal off my plastic parts.
by DavidSA
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX balance
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: NRX balance

803 may be on par with the 852. well, at least to have anyone utter a negative word about an 803 would be a shock to me. possible on the internet but a shock no matter what Didn’t like the 803c. It was a broom handle. Hey, you asked :lol: a broom handle infers too much power???? Is that what you se...