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by wilddog66
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

13lb Armilo for fall and early spring jerkbaits. Switch to 15lb Armilo starting with the spawn for 1.5 squarebills and thru the summer for smaller topwaters. For larger topwaters on a more powerful rod, I use 30lb braid to CXX leader.
by wilddog66
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Xplasma Asegai
Replies: 41
Views: 11963

Re: Sunline Xplasma Asegai

Still using the 16lb and the 30, and still liking it.
by wilddog66
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite Rattle Traps
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: Favorite Rattle Traps

TD Vibration 109, 5/8 oz. Down to my last 2 or 3.
by wilddog66
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Your favorite rod taper for Jerkbaits
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Your favorite rod taper for Jerkbaits

njbasscat wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:08 am
Fast if using a medium power rod. Mod-fast if using a medium heavy.
^^This^^
by wilddog66
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 16122

Re: ICAST 2019

Overall I’m somewhat disappointed. Over the last two ICASTs, I have not seen any new rods or reels that I would consider to be a worthwhile improvement over what I am currently using. Which suits me fine!
by wilddog66
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran Spool Sizes
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Aldebaran Spool Sizes

Does the USDM Aldebaran 51 have more line capacity than the JDM Aldebaran 31? The model #s suggest that it does, but Shimano’s specs make it hard to determine.
by wilddog66
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s best nrx for 1/2oz and under jigs
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: What’s best nrx for 1/2oz and under jigs

NRX873C
by wilddog66
Thu May 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Which braid for heavy jig set up?
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: Which braid for heavy jig set up?

Rod? Type & weight of jig? Cover? My rod is the Steez Frog rod. Football head 3/4 - 1.5 oz. Would also throw a paddletail swimbait every now and then. Cover from pretty open to medium cover. 16lb Sniper has a diameter of .33mm. 30lb braid is the bare minimum I would want to use in your situation. A...
by wilddog66
Thu May 23, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Which braid for heavy jig set up?
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: Which braid for heavy jig set up?

Rod? Type & weight of jig? Cover?
by wilddog66
Tue May 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Differences w/ Chronarch G vs MGL??
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Differences w/ Chronarch G vs MGL??

The MGL spool weighs 13.5 grams, the G spool weighs 15.5. This and the paint color is the only difference, otherwise they are the exact same reel.
by wilddog66
Tue May 07, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: 16 Met Spool Pin Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: 16 Met Spool Pin Removal

LgMouthGambler wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:06 am
If memory serves me correctly, it's the same as the Doyo reels. 5x11x4
Thank you!
by wilddog66
Sun May 05, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: 16 Met Spool Pin Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: 16 Met Spool Pin Removal

What size is that bearing under the spool pin? I know it’s a 3x10x4 on the palm side plate but I don’t know what size that “Silent Tune” bearing is.
by wilddog66
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: What line for NRX 852c?
Replies: 11
Views: 1888

Re: What line for NRX 852c?

I am using Sunline Xplasma Asegai in 16lb, with 3 to 6ft of .3mm fluoro leader material. Very happy with it, no guide issues using an Albright knot. But if I were using straight fluorocarbon I would opt for one of the limper better handling lines like Sniper or Tatsu in 10 or 12lb, and stay away fro...
by wilddog66
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: 16 Met Spool Pin Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 497

16 Met Spool Pin Removal

Will the Hedgehog Spool Pin Remover Type R work on the 16 Met, or is there a better tool for this?
Is this spool pin tapered?
by wilddog66
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx 853c?
Replies: 20
Views: 1569

Re: Nrx 853c?

I use my 853C for 5” Senkos, 1/4oz trigs, 1/4oz shakey heads, up to 3/8oz jigs in open water, etc. It does these things so well I see no need for an 893. Balance is good enough as is with a 13 Met, whereas the 893 would likely need some weight added to the butt similar to what my 873 requires. For m...