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by Houndfish
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks

What size shrink tubing are you using? I am mostly a Straight Shank hook guy but use a lot of Offest Roundbend hooks for softer plastics when I want a a more secure hold on the plastic. Putting keepers on SS hooks is a great idea! I love the Owner Finesse Heavy Cover hooks but they are quite expensi...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Cheap local BFS rod alternatives
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Cheap local BFS rod alternatives

I have a few bfs combos already, my quest is for the ideal “hiking with non-fisherman” combo. I am looking to spend the minimum amount of time between taking my pack off and making my first cast. Right now I have a telescoping rod (a Daiwa BBB) and it takes around 1min from pack drop to cast. If I ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Cheap local BFS rod alternatives
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Cheap local BFS rod alternatives

I have a few bfs combos already, my quest is for the ideal “hiking with non-fisherman” combo. I am looking to spend the minimum amount of time between taking my pack off and making my first cast. Right now I have a telescoping rod (a Daiwa BBB) and it takes around 1min from pack drop to cast. If I u...
by Houndfish
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Cheap local BFS rod alternatives
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Cheap local BFS rod alternatives

Awful tempting - a 3' rod for $30. Would make a nice stick to attach a cat toy. :big grin: What the hell are you going to do with a 3'rod? Stick it in the waterbottle pouch on my pack and take it hiking! A 3' rod will only stick ~1' above my head when stored that way, so it will be mostly safe from...
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Cheap local BFS rod alternatives
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Cheap local BFS rod alternatives

Man, getting into baitcasting reels by way of BFS is a no joke. The inexpensive rod I have been eyeing is the Daiwa Triforce Shorty. https://i.imgur.com/xTCef8x.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gK9FKSj.jpg The low end is only 1/8oz, but for it looks like a hoot of a rod. Right now Amazon has them for ~$30 bu...
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 kistler z bones in stock
Replies: 44
Views: 2262

Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

I have been kinda looking at the ML/MF casting rod, might make a cool BFS rod. I was also thinking about going to with Recoil Guides and a spiral wrap just to make sure that I can never sell it :D But, built like I would want it turns it into a ~$600 rod, so I think I will remain "kinda looking...
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: review of 2018 G. Loomis E6X
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: review of 2018 G. Loomis E6X

I would love to see a review of one of the new MBR rods. It seems like they are not offering the MBR taper in the IMX-Pro line and the price gulf between the new E6X and the GLX rods is pretty vast. The MBR taper are so great and if the E6X ones are up to snuff then they will be the perfect rod for ...
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which reel for a 1/2oz swim jig + 5" swing impact fat trailer?
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Which reel for a 1/2oz swim jig + 5" swing impact fat trailer?

I have a sv103 w/ 1016sv spool on my FMJ and love it, it casts everything I have tried well.

I am curious, do you know the total weight of your 1/2jig+trailer? I have thrown a ~1oz glide bait on my FMJ but that is as high as I have pushed it.
by Houndfish
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Floating S-Waver?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Floating S-Waver?

Cal wrote:
Houndfish wrote:I had one that would sit just under the surface and would very very slowly float up on the pause.


Ohhhh... that sounds deadly! :shock:


It was!

Sadly an osprey thought so too and stole it from me :crying:
by Houndfish
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: TT Announcements
Topic: Forum Restrictions
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Forum Restrictions

We also recognize it's difficult to post photos sharing your passion for all things tackle and fishing on this forum. The bottom line is our servers are bursting at the seams and we're strategizing how to relieve this burden either by purging old content, or expanding storage - all of which takes t...
by Houndfish
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Hot weather and Trout Magnets
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Hot weather and Trout Magnets

Do you fish those things with a float or just the head and plastic? Because of the pickerel issues you mentioned I can never make myself go below 4-6lb mono, but have yet to find a rod that will cast just the head/plastic very well with such "heavy" line.
by Houndfish
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Floating S-Waver?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Floating S-Waver?

I had one that would sit just under the surface and would very very slowly float up on the pause. But I believe Cal is correct, they are supposed to slow-sink.

They are great lures, but I would gladly pay a little more for better QC.
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: GLX 842c new model applications
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: GLX 842c new model applications

Give a light t-tig a try before you give up on the rod. Get a soft 6" worm like a Producto or a Fat Robo, rig it with a thin-wire 2/0 hook and like an 1/8oz sinker. If it's anything like the old style GLXs then I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
by Houndfish
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: GLX 842c new model applications
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: GLX 842c new model applications

Is there much difference in action between the new 842c and the old 782c? I recently picked up an old model mbr782 GLX and it is amazing for light t-rigged worms/heavy Neko rigs. I am also going to use it for small paddle tails in open water. I like a faster rod for jerkbaits which is what most peop...
by Houndfish
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Recon PHX-C682 and PHX-C712 differences
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Phenix Recon PHX-C682 and PHX-C712 differences

Compared to other bfs rods i have used the feather is more similar to the 6'6" XL legend inshore as far as power and taper go than it is say to the 6'5"L cronos, 6'4"L hyuga or 6'4"L super trickster. Those rods have a much faster and responsive tip than the feather but the feath...

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