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by Houndfish
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 167
Views: 16672

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

not sure what you want this rod for but the 110 special has a short handle (like an old BCR or 6'6" MBR) and is like a 7ft rod above the reel seat and pretty well balanced IMO with even a lightish reel like a Core or Curado 71. I like it for 1/2oz walking topwater (i like a little more tip for...
by Houndfish
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 167
Views: 16672

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Cool, thanks guys! It sounds like I should be looking at the CNQ 842C if I want to upgrade or the 853c GLX if I want a more lateral move. I need to get the CR723 GLX some more time on the water before I make any moves, but if it can cover the presentations I use the 783c GLX for then I think the 783...
by Houndfish
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Long distance spool for sv103
Replies: 58
Views: 2151

Re: Long distance spool for sv103

Those of you looking for spool storage options; if you know someone with a machine shop, mechanic etc, a lot of the taps etc that they use, come in heavy duty screw style packaging. Similar to the proprietary spool cases the reel companies used to supply but heavy duty and probably for free. That's...
by Houndfish
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 167
Views: 16672

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

i found the 843 to be noticeably more powerful than the NRX version. can anyone compare the tip and the power of the CNQ 842 to the NRX 842 or old GLX 842? Exactly. The Conquest 842 is noticeably more powerful than the NRX or GLX version as well. I've been fishing crank baits, jerk baits, and a 5&q...
by Houndfish
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Edge inshore 6'6" light
Replies: 54
Views: 2146

Re: Edge inshore 6'6" light

I wish I could find the link, but I read a post somewhere from a guy who worked at a UPS/Fedex sorting center and he was saying that there was a specific conveyor machine that most places use that only accepts items around 6'-something long, anything longer has to be manually walked to the end of th...
by Houndfish
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anybody else mess with the Fuego CT?
Replies: 21
Views: 892

Re: Anybody else mess with the Fuego CT?

Here's the schematic. Pretty simple, just place the removed parts in succession, so you know what order to place them back. Taking pictures each step is also a good Idea. http://www.fishingreelsschematic.com/2017/07/daiwa-fuego-ct-schematics.html?m=1 Thanks! I got mine in the other day. They seem r...
by Houndfish
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?

Hah, honestly I don't even know what old XX rod I would even buy, maybe a Flat Side Special?
by Houndfish
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?

bronzefly wrote:I'd keep an eye on The Tackle Trap website as far as 1st Generation XX rods go... might be a nice surprise soon, don't ask for details guys, just keep a watch 8-)


Great, now I get to run my phone battery down F5ing the browser all day.
by Houndfish
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Long distance spool for sv103
Replies: 58
Views: 2151

Re: Long distance spool for sv103

Picked this up and cut foam to fit the compartments. I also added some type of foam tape to the top of the lid. They don’t move when the lid is closed and it’s pretty sturdy. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/150x100q90/922/GYWznE.jpg Cool idea, thanks! I think I still want something smaller to ho...
by Houndfish
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Long distance spool for sv103
Replies: 58
Views: 2151

Re: Long distance spool for sv103

Picked this up and cut foam to fit the compartments. I also added some type of foam tape to the top of the lid. They don’t move when the lid is closed and it’s pretty sturdy. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/150x100q90/922/GYWznE.jpg Cool idea, thanks! I think I still want something smaller to ho...
by Houndfish
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Long distance spool for sv103
Replies: 58
Views: 2151

Re: Long distance spool for sv103

I keep meaning to try the Zillion G1 1016 in my Steez sv tw, but both of mine are loaded with heavier line then I would even use on that reel. I picked them up last time TT had then in stock and kinda regret not getting a third. I have used them so far in both a sv103 and a Ringa SSS and that spool ...
by Houndfish
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass
Replies: 30
Views: 1754

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Salty Parrot wrote:Mine snapped so I got it warrantied. They r sending me a 68 Rattle Viper.


That's too bad, how big was the fish that broke it?
by Houndfish
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass
Replies: 30
Views: 1754

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Wanted to post an update on the Black Themis now that I have had it out for a while and caught some bass on it. All in all, i really like it. It is exactly as advertised, a Light power rod with an XF tip. I have been using it with an Alphas FC and an sv105, both spooled up with 7lb Sniper. Most of m...
by Houndfish
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anybody else mess with the Fuego CT?
Replies: 21
Views: 892

Re: Anybody else mess with the Fuego CT?

I picked up a pair of them as well, but I had to pay $66 per. Still half what a pair of Tat SV's would have run me. Adding bearing to the knobs is a no-brainier, but I have never messed with a levelwind before, is there a good write-up somewhere?
by Houndfish
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Bantam (MH)
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Rod for Bantam (MH)

Tackletrap still has the megabass xx tour versatile in stock, on clearance for $199... Yup. I picked one up on sale. Pretty nice rod. Its got a lot of backbone and a nice tip. I think it wouldn't be ideal for the lighter jigs you want like 1/4oz but, could work. I plan on having it to throw frogs, ...

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