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by Houndfish
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best action for a jig rod
Replies: 15
Views: 874

Re: Best action for a jig rod

I am finding that the longer and more powerful a rod is, the slower I want the taper to be. There are a lot of exceptions, but in general I feel like once a rod gets powerful enough to set a thick jig hook, I want a slower taper to help keep them on during the fight. I also do most all of my fishing...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: zpi m and pg spools
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: zpi m and pg spools

I have a PG in an old TD-Z and it’s an amazing caster. Control and distance across most of the braking range. Tried the same spool in a Steez sv tw, five casts cost me $15 worth of Tatsu. The first four casts did go quite far though.... What was the issue in the Steez SV TW? I think they are a perf...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: zpi m and pg spools
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: zpi m and pg spools

I have a PG in an old TD-Z and it’s an amazing caster. Control and distance across most of the braking range.

Tried the same spool in a Steez sv tw, five casts cost me $15 worth of Tatsu. The first four casts did go quite far though....
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?

Ok, Clearly I’m going to have to be the guinea pig for this one. I’ll order it sometime next week and let you guys know how it works out.
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?

I assume it's a long shot, but any of you guys have experience with or even know anything about these rods? Specficly I am looking at the Feed Lures Jungle Bash JBC-64 XH. https://i1.wp.com/feedlures.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/feedCAT2018rod1-4.jpg?resize=1024%2C724&ssl=1 I am still toying aroun...
by Houndfish
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Telescopic
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: BFS Telescopic

That is really slick looking. Covering all the eyelets makes keeping the rod stashed in an exterior pocket a vastly less risky endeavor.
by Houndfish
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Telescopic
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: BFS Telescopic

Interest in that Daiwa Triple B is what drove this purchase. Wasn't ready to drop two bills without first knowing if telescopic suited me or not. Also needing to decide on BFS or spin. Depending on how things work out with these cheapie rods, a BBB may still be in my future. I only use mine maybe a...
by Houndfish
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Telescopic
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: BFS Telescopic

I went down the same road, wanting a telescoping rod for hiking. I ended up with a Daiwa BBB that I am really happy with. It locks up super solid and while the blank is very thin at the tip, it has survived enough Maimi canal fishing that I have a lot of faith in it’s strength.
by Houndfish
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Diawa morethan pe tw, Bantam MGL questions
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Diawa morethan pe tw, Bantam MGL questions

I have a pair of old-model 723c rods that I use for kayak fishing and honestly any (reasonable) reel feels fine on them. I have used everything from a Pixy to an SV103 on mine and settled on a pair of Alphas sv105 reels for them. IMHO the Alphas reels cover the 1/4-3/4oz weight range very well are a...
by Houndfish
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Medium Heavy Spinning Rods
Replies: 18
Views: 797

Re: Medium Heavy Spinning Rods

I have had my eye on the new-ish MB Destroyer Bush Hack as my “powerful” spinning rod. https://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1066_2616&products_id=14410 https://www.plat.co.jp/filesup/productphoto/1Thumb/Rod/BLACKBASSFRESHWATER/MEGABASS/DESTROYERCARBONHEADMODEL/CARBON-HEAD-MO...
by Houndfish
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez Air 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 2842

Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

So far, I have refrained from placing an order on the new Steez Air. As others have noted, many current offerings cover the BFS/light lure need. If the Steez Air was 40-50k JPY I would move fast and buy. However, as the price is >60k on Digitaka, I will wait a while... Yea, the recent pricing level...
by Houndfish
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass levante discontinued?
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: Megabass levante discontinued?

Were the JDM Levante rods affected by the recall? I keep looking at them to expand my kayak arsenal but it's hard to find any info about them. https://www.megabass.co.jp/site/information/levante/ There are some interesting looking rods in the line up, esp the F5-611LV. I could see it being both a gr...
by Houndfish
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned Rod
Replies: 28
Views: 2340

Re: Ned Rod

I use a St Croix Legend Walleye rod. 6'6" ML. It is the perfect Ned Rig rod. It can cast light lures well and has enough backbone when needed. I pair it with a Tatula LT 2000, and it's a beautiful combo. I know some guys don't like to use a rod designed to catch Walleye, but I'm OK with it. I compa...
by Houndfish
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Taking Aim with Megabass's Destroyer F8-78X Mark 48
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Taking Aim with Megabass's Destroyer F8-78X Mark 48

Hey, I think there is an error in the link going to the second page, for me it leads to this old review:
http://www.tackletour.com/reviewpowell683cxfastpg2.html
by Houndfish
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 186
Views: 35050

Re: New Poison Adrena

Would the 611 be a good senko rod? If you like a stiffer/more powerful rod for senkos, then yes. It's super sensitive and light weight, no issue feeling bites on slack fluoro. Are you talking about the backbone or the tip? There is still some tip that allows you cast light baits, yes? Both really. ...