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by Houndfish
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 265
Views: 16363

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Looks wise mainly but also for the dual aluminum side plates and brass gear set on the 8.6. I'm not a fan of magnesium frames reels with aluminum gears for heavy use type applications like pitching jigs. They get rougher and noiser than a similar aluminum frame brass geared reel when worked hard. I...
by Houndfish
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

Well, my dilemma has been solved! A member here PMed me about a Phase 3 Criffhanger he was selling and the price was good enough to make be jump on it. https://i.imgur.com/RzHwR57h.jpg?1 All I have done so far is about 20min of yard-fishing with it and I think this was what I was looking for. I play...
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

I don't know if this will help but here is my personal experience. Very helpful, thanks! I have a pair of the loomis MagL/XF spinning rods and agree that they are ideal for the uses I am wanting in a BFS rod. I also agree that they are not great with smaller trebles, but I often swap to slightly th...
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 265
Views: 16363

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Well who wants a $700 Steez? Just saying. ......and in true TT fashion, we will still buy them. I got into this stuff recently when the Yen was nice and weak, buying Pixies for $100 is all I have ever known. I don't know if I can stand a big bump up. So I guess I gotta stock up while I can.... :D
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

The hunt will continue, I just wish there was a reasonable way to get my hands on any >$100 rod before I buy it. The little taper charts for the Elese and Criffhanger look close enough that I feel like it could be a tossup.
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Mail Call
Replies: 43
Views: 1627

Re: Mail Call

I got fooled by the Keitech MadWag Mini 2.5" too. They work well on a dropshot if you want to catch big panfish.
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

I fished a FMJ/mbr783 glx combo last season and they complement each other very well. I threw 1/4oz jigs on the 783 and 1/2oz jigs on the FMJ. I was pleased to see that a lot of the plastics I like to throw work well on both rods so I could pick one over the other just based on cover. I recently tra...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

"Yes the CR721 is softer than the F2-60X Criffhanger. Go to YouTube and type in Megabass Movie The Bait Finesse and you can see Yuki Ito using the F2-60X." Yes sir from that thread that was the sentence I remembered. I found thet video, it looks like it was recored on a cellphone from 200...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

I have recently got the MB X7 F2-63 Super Criffhanger. While I realize that there are differences within the MB line for rods w/similar names, the MB X7 does have a medium fast taper, similar to the Destroyer listed above. I've used it a few times, with small jigs (1/8) and drop shotting. The rod i...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

I'm sorry that probably nothing I typed helps but it's the same road I've been traveling for a few months. Best of luck with your purchase. Actually that was extremely helpful! I was really interested in the Elese and it's good to hear I'm not alone. Most of the smallmouths I am catching are far fa...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

Found some little charts that show the action of each, the Criffhanger and STC look really close and honestly the Elese isn't too far off. http://www.megabass.co.jp/site/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/destroyer_ch_model_sp11.png http://www.megabass.co.jp/site/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/destroyer_ch_mode...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Mail Call
Replies: 43
Views: 1627

Re: Mail Call

Also ordered a LSD Designs bag off Ichiban for wading and shore fishing. Pretty impressed with the construction quality and features, this will probably go with me in the boat as well. I have been looking at one of their tiny slings to use as a manpurse when flying, it would amuse me to have a bag ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

And the bartender says "Man, I coulda bought thirty Ugly Sticks for what you guys cost!" :lol: This next season I am going to re-devote myself to finesse fishing and I am looking to pick a somewhat specific BFS rod. Right now my main finesse casting rod is an XXX Black Themis. It is a wond...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: JDM JIGS..
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: JDM JIGS..

The Lucky Craft Skip Jigs are pretty neat, the 1/16 size uses some kind of resin for the head so it’s a “normal” size finesse jig but will have a slow horizontal fall if you use a heavy trailer.
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ZPI Reel?
Replies: 79
Views: 3241

Re: ZPI Reel?

I don’t see how they could have not used a pre-existing reel, the expense of tooling up to produce a 100% original reel must be astronomical. I just wish they had done something cooler like buying the old TDZ tooling from Daiwa.

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