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by Houndfish
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Auction site gems
Replies: 919
Views: 102985

Re: Auction site gems

It’s a pretty small group of sites where you can buy JDM gear without Japanese language skill, so I don’t think there are any amazingly secret revelations being posted here.
by Houndfish
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool options for a RYOGA 1520H?
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Spool options for a RYOGA 1520H?

I have the same problem on mobile. This is what I got ot of the description. Weight: 10.8 g (without ball bearing) / 12.6 g (with ball bearing) Coil size: ID 26.5 mm / OD 36 mm (with SV brake system) Material: Spool-A7075 \ shaft-stainless steel \ NMB ball bearing 3 * 10 * 4 mm Bandwidth: YGK X8 2....
by Houndfish
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool options for a RYOGA 1520H?
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Spool options for a RYOGA 1520H?

One of these maybe? https://m.ru.aliexpress.com/item/32260387795.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&spm=a2g0o.detail.1000014.33.7cb12172Oz05HD&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.132444.000000000000000&scm_id=1007.13338.132444.000000000000000&scm-url=1007.13338.132444.00000000000...
by Houndfish
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

Re: Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos

I was one click away from ordering one from ALF, but didn’t do it. If it was an MBR rod I would have but I am very well covered for bottom contact rods.

It’s a hell of a deal and I hope Loomis does more of them. I would jump all over limited editions of some of the discontinued CR and MBR rods.
by Houndfish
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Protecting reels from scratches
Replies: 15
Views: 1027

Re: Protecting reels from scratches

I keep covers on my reels whenever they are not in my hand or in a rod holder. When bank-beating if I need to set my rod down I sacrifice my hat, it gets thrown on the ground, and then my reel gets set on it.
by Houndfish
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool options for a RYOGA 1520H?
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Spool options for a RYOGA 1520H?

Thanks for the ideas guys. I am going to be using the braid for ~2oz plastics, so nothing super demanding on the spool. It's a mix of bomb casts to cover water and shorter targeted casts to work weedlines and bits of cover.
by Houndfish
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool options for a RYOGA 1520H?
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Spool options for a RYOGA 1520H?

I want to get a second spool for my Ryoga but don't know much about the 36mm spool universe. The two lines I want to use are 25lb Defier Armilo (.0159"/.405mm) and 50lb Power Pro braid (.0140"/.360mm). The reel is on a MB Super Red Demon and I am going to use it for small/medium swimbaits and large ...
by Houndfish
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pond Fishing Setup
Replies: 14
Views: 1455

Re: Pond Fishing Setup

Btw, I use all my gear while walking the ponds, but I'm very careful. I actually feel a lot more comfortable using my fancier stuff out bank beating versus taking it out on a boat or kayak. I do only bring one combo at a time while on foot and I feel like I can be a lot more mindful then when I hav...
by Houndfish
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Stradic CI4+ or Soare CI4+?
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Stradic CI4+ or Soare CI4+?

I have a Ci4+ 1000 and have used it for most of my wading over the last 2-3 years. It’s not had an easy life but it has held up great despite a few dunkings a year.

It does hold too much line, but I use plumbers tape to fill up the spool and don’t have to deal with a backer knot.
by Houndfish
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2654

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

My Alphas SV105 backlashed more than any other reel I own....and I wasn't trying to cast light lures. A trip to Ian cured that. Still haven't tried light lures with it, tho. I've got Pixies should I want to go below 3/16 oz. However, the one time I tried a 1/8 oz. spinnerbait (I know they weigh mor...
by Houndfish
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2654

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

If you're keeping it around 3/16 oz and not much lower, I'd just stick with the Alphas SV you have. If your intent is to go lower, grab the Alphas Air. PX68 is a really nice reel, but spool tech is dated. SV is going to give you much greater control, and from my experience, the PX68 can get moderat...
by Houndfish
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 140
Views: 23013

Re: New Poison Adrena

The 611M+ is a lot of fun with a D-Shad. The tip is too stiff for a Zoom Super but the heavier D-Shad casts very well and the rod works it well. It's longer then I want for tip-down work from the bank but from a raised position it's really nice. I am really really impressed with how the rod fishes, ...
by Houndfish
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 140
Views: 23013

Re: New Poison Adrena

Have you used the expride version? No, I was looking at it hard but the PA was too interesting looking to pass up. I wish the 611M+ had a bit of a softer tip, but other then that I am really really loving it the more that I fish it. I changed over to 14lb Sniper from 12lb and think it's a better fit.
by Houndfish
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Turn down for what!?
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Turn down for what!?

Imho the Zillion 1016sv and the RCS 1012sv are universally the “best” 34mm spools in they they both have worked well in every reel I have tried them in. The 1012sv is a bit more free and is my preferred for thiner lines or pitching. The Zillion SV spool is a great GP spool but they seem to sell out ...
by Houndfish
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 140
Views: 23013

Re: New Poison Adrena

I would love like a 72ML+ with the same taper as the M+ but with a sweet spot between 1/4-3/8.