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by Houndfish
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: BFS Training Line

I went the other way and found that using 15lb J-Braid (.19mm) worked well to learn on as it was thin enough to still cast well but was thick enough that I could almost always pick a backlash out with a blunt-tipped needle. As braid does not get damaged by my little accidents I rarely had to replace...
by Houndfish
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Fuego CT for finesse?
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Fuego CT for finesse?

I have thrown a weighless Trickworm on my Fuego CT but it's at the lower range of what I can do with that reel without needing perfect thumb control as I have to drop the brakes down to about 25% to get any distance with an easy casting stroke.
by Houndfish
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What buzz toad setup(s) are you running?
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: What buzz toad setup(s) are you running?

Seems light to me. 8-10lb test is just asking for heart break Both Big Game and YZH are very thick for their (low) rating, but it's still playing with fire running 12-14lb line unless you are only throwing them on the edges of cover. I have a few Horny Toads in my "hike-in" pond box and I fish them...
by Houndfish
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: E-clip size for Daiwa spools?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: E-clip size for Daiwa spools?

Try removing them with the reel inside a big clear plastic bag, so they don't fly as far. Hah, that was the plan. I have also had good luck containing small springs by working in the bathtub with the curtain pulled and the drain plugged. I would still like to get some spares though. I gave up tryin...
by Houndfish
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: E-clip size for Daiwa spools?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

E-clip size for Daiwa spools?

Hi, I want to do a little inductor swaping on my sv103 and sv105 stock spools. I am am trying to find out what the specs are for the e-clip that holds the inductor in place. It's #18 in this diagram: http://www.daiwa.com/us/service/manuals/image/baitcasting/SV105HSL.pdf I have a deep hatred of e-cli...
by Houndfish
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: MicroWave Guides Casting Distance
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: MicroWave Guides Casting Distance

I have two spinning rods with MW guides and they have ruined all other spinning rods for me. The casting distance isn't a huge improvement, but there is just a general feeling of "smoothness" that they give that I really miss when I use other rods. You don't need to cast as hard to get the same dist...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Gene Larew Rock Badgers
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Gene Larew Rock Badgers

I have never seen those before, but a paddle tail on a swing head is an effective presentation. The Rock Badgers look like they will suffer a lot less nose-rips then most "normal" paddletails.
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1-3g hard baits
Replies: 24
Views: 2362

Re: 1-3g hard baits

Just_Bass wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:55 am
I have a question for you guys, anyone change from treble hooks to single hook? What size and where to buy?
I use Owner S-75m hooks. I get them from ebay or I think Japan Lure Shop.
by Houndfish
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Wacky hook size for 5" Senko?
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Wacky hook size for 5" Senko?

Haven't fished a senko wacky rigged since I first started using them 15+ years ago and we just used regular ewg worm hooks back then. Now every technique has a fancy hook. What size are you all using for your wacky rigged 5" senkos? 1/0 seems about right? (see picture)..Here is another option for y...
by Houndfish
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Coverage of ICAST 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Coverage of ICAST 2019

Do you know what models the two CR rods will be?

My kayak arsenal is almost 100% old model CR, MBR, and SJR rods but there are some gaps in my collection that could be cool to fill with one if the new ones.
by Houndfish
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 13832

Re: ICAST 2019

Wrong thread, phone posting makes a fool of me.
by Houndfish
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: USDM Black Labels
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: USDM Black Labels

Daiwa is bringing models where they already have tons of competition, instead of better research local market and get here the short frog models where competition almost non-exist. 671MHFB-FR 631 MHF-FR 7011 MHX B-FR I have been on the hunt for a short frog rod for a couple of months now and I have...
by Houndfish
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods with the 'it' Factor
Replies: 44
Views: 3132

Re: Rods with the 'it' Factor

It's certainly not as powerful as the 783c if you're talking MBR Loomis flavor. It's certainly more powerful than the XXX Black Themis. The action on the Addermine and the Hein are very similar, but the Addermine has ever so slightly more backbone - that 0.5 power difference is noticeable but only ...
by Houndfish
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods with the 'it' Factor
Replies: 44
Views: 3132

Re: Rods with the 'it' Factor

Megabass F3-610X Hein Carbon Head - Paired with Steez CT - my go to finesse combo - light bottom contact to top water, does it all How does the Hein compare with the Addermine in power and taper? By the numbers it looks to be a little heavier. The Addermine is a good rod but I have finally accepted...
by Houndfish
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tennessee grip question
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Tennessee grip question

Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm going to go with amalgamated (self-stick) tape over the slip rings for now. Once I fish this for a while and see how it feels, I can always take the rings off later if I feel the need to (although they are metal so might be tough to saw off without hitting the c...