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by Houndfish
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Coverage of ICAST 2020 Online
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Coverage of ICAST 2020 Online

http://www.tackletour.com/images20/featurebanicast2020gloomisimxpro.jpg G.Loomis Launches 10 New IMX-Pro Bass Sticks, Including Bladed Jig, Ledge, and Ned Rods http://www.tackletour.com/reviewicast20gloomis.html But Loomis already made/makes the ideal Ned Rig rod, their MagL/XFast SJRs are perfect ...
by Houndfish
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Millionaire Moddin'
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: Millionaire Moddin'

Amazing work, makes me wish I didn't squander my childhood where I could have learned this stuff. Those who run TDZ spools in their CVZs, what spools do you like? I have a Ringa SSS modded to allow 34mm spools and I have tried a couple. On my reel atleast, I can't use spools with too long of an indu...
by Houndfish
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: $150 Amazon what would you buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: $150 Amazon what would you buy?

Socks and underwear.

Amazon usually has awful prices on tackle unless you get lucky and find a robot error.
by Houndfish
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is the Zillion SV TWS noisy like Tatulas?
Replies: 22
Views: 3797

Re: Is the Zillion SV TWS noisy like Tatulas?

I have a 9.1:1 Zillion TWS SV and it is pretty loud. I had to send it in to TTT to get a defective pinion gear replaced and it did come back a little quieter, but it is still louder then any other Daiwa reel that I own. I really don't care for it at all, it feels so much more sloppy and loose as we...
by Houndfish
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Compact Jigs
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Compact Jigs

The only compact/heavy jigs that I use are the Kietech casting jig but only then when fishing a lead-ban lake. I do fish smaller/lighter jigs all the time, my most used size is 1/4oz and I fish a lot of 1/8oz ones as well. I fish a lot of pretty shallow water so I generally want to maximize fall tim...
by Houndfish
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: New Jackhammer
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: New Jackhammer

I lose enough chatterbaits to wood, I don't think I care to lose any by breaking the blade on rocks. Maybe they will be great, but no way I will be an early adopter on this.
by Houndfish
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Tubes

Tubes have always been a smallmouth staple for me. I generally only use tubes from a company called River Rock custom baits. I like to rig them all terrain style, and play with them in the rocks. Great tubes, but man they are pricey. I like Dry Creek tubes as well and they are sold in bulk. I fish ...
by Houndfish
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Last chance at a 72H Hyuga
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Last chance at a 72H Hyuga

I love my Hyuga for frogs but it has one issue. It is fairly unwieldy and not the best thing to walk frogs with. I haven't weighed them but while it feels lighter weight than my gen 1 PP it is more tip heavy and wonky to walk unlike the PP which rotates naturally and easily at the reel seat even wi...
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!
Replies: 64
Views: 4990

Re: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!

One thing that I do like about nrx is the style. I have Valkyrie rods with a skull on the butt cap, poison adrena, xtreme, and all the crazy new style rods and honestly. I prefer the simplistic look and I'm in my 30's 8-) I feel more or less the same way, but also love more "fancy" looking rods. I ...
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ever Been Spooled?
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Ever Been Spooled?

Never with a full spool but I have gotten close a few times when I was messing around with thin fluoro and would only fill the spool up halfway to save money. A lot of the time I would only have dozens of feel of line left on the reel after a long cast, so it's not shocking that it happened and it h...
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Last chance at a 72H Hyuga
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Last chance at a 72H Hyuga

Bigger paddle tails work very well on it, I use 5" Gambler Big GZs on the smaller side and Optimum Boom Booms on the larger side. There are times when I want more power with the Boom Booms, but only for the heaviest of cover when I am ripping them out of pads. The 72H has really opened my eyes to th...
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Never thought it would happen to me
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Never thought it would happen to me

I use 8lb J-Braid on a Pixy w/ DIY spool and if I set the spool tension with a little play it seems like it can get suck in there every hundred casts or so. Not often enough to be an issue really but if I add enough tension to remove the play it seems to prevent it. Also I have noticed that with a f...
by Houndfish
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...
Replies: 96
Views: 3400

Re: Is Daiwa becoming a Tatula???

But for real has anyone here actually laid hands on a fishing ape Zillion? It’s gotta be the rarest of the rare. I’ve hit so many of the treasure shops in Japan over the years and have never laid eyes on one I have thought of trying to make a knockoff Fishing Ape Zillion, it seems like it would be ...
by Houndfish
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...
Replies: 96
Views: 3400

Re: Is Daiwa becoming a Tatula???

Colored reels are nothing, back when Daiwa was fun they did a line of reels, lures, and clothing with the streetwear brand A Bathing Ape. http://www.hypebeast.com/image/2010/02/a-bathing-ape-daiwa-fishing-ape-1.jpg http://www.hypebeast.com/image/2010/02/a-bathing-ape-daiwa-fishing-ape-12.jpg http://...
by Houndfish
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Refreshed 13 concept reels
Replies: 19
Views: 1147

Re: Refreshed 13 concept reels

I thought the first generation fished well, but I couldn't palm them comfortably with the sharp edge on the palming sideplate. Doesn't look like that has changed. It's a no from me. That’s what killed my enthusiasm for them as well, it’s such a ridiculous place to put a sharp ridge. I still use min...