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by MCROUT14
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Engetsu BB100PG

Mine is a 5.8:1. Micro mod gears too. Have you tried throwing any resistance baits with it? Or baits over 1/2 oz? Upon reading it looks like it was designed for micro-jigging so I'm worried about throwing mid-depth crankbaits with high resistance and generally weigh in at 1/2oz or 5/8 oz. It seems ...
by MCROUT14
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Engetsu BB100PG

LowRange wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:08 pm
The Scorpion 70 based Engetsu and regular Scorpion 70 match the Zodias perfectly. Same goes for the old Tatula Type R
Yes they match in color but I need something to perform- I don't want to get worn out if I'm throwing a crankbait all day.
by MCROUT14
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Engetsu BB100PG

bronzebacks wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:11 am
I had the bb hg and the shallow spool was a great caster but i felt like the frame had too much flex
Flex is no good when you're cranking- thanks for the info!
by MCROUT14
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ

The core 50s might not balance too well on those rods. I can't speak for the NRX but I know it won't be balanced on the FMJ. The FMJ needs a heavier reel to feel good. With the core 50 the FMJ will be very tip heavy. Appreciate the info but I’m not too worried about balance- I can always buy the bu...
by MCROUT14
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ

Maybe the 873 as its in-between the 854 and 894?
by MCROUT14
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ
Replies: 4
Views: 324

NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ

Found a killer deal on 2 Core 50mg7s so I'm in the market for a new jig rod- upon doing some research these 2 rods (and the 894) were mentioned A LOT. But I never really found a true comparison of the 2. I mainly throw 1/2oz jigs and mainly stick to 1ft-15ft but will occasionally fish bluff banks as...
by MCROUT14
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Engetsu BB100PG

Does anybody have any experience with this reel? I understand it's designed for light baits/microjigging but it also states it has "high cranking power". I just recently acquired a Zodias 76-MHG for mid-depth/deep cranking and have since been looking for a reel for it. I'm leaning toward the Bantam ...
by MCROUT14
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation

I agree if you are looking for an “area type” rod. These are typically short rods designed for small streams targeting tiny native trout. Casting distance is not a concern and actually detrimental at times. These rods tend to be on the fast side, but geared more towards small minnow jerkbaits or sp...
by MCROUT14
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation

I usually only fish for trout once a year for our opening day here in PA and have used a St.Croix Triumph UL with few issues. I own several Megabass sticks for bass fishing and I feel the sensitivity is lacking in the St. Croix. The rod is very parabolic and I have a hard time detecting slack line ...
by MCROUT14
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation

In that price range you might want to look at the Phenix Elixir series. They have a wide range of blanks and factory rods. More sensitive than the St. C. but not in the same league as the premium priced models. Warranty coverage from Phenix has been good so far. I think that might be the winner, ot...
by MCROUT14
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 739

1/64oz Rod Recommendation

I usually only fish for trout once a year for our opening day here in PA and have used a St.Croix Triumph UL with few issues. I own several Megabass sticks for bass fishing and I feel the sensitivity is lacking in the St. Croix. The rod is very parabolic and I have a hard time detecting slack line b...
by MCROUT14
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Mystery Jerkbait Help
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Mystery Jerkbait Help

Possible it could be the Nishine Lure Works Erie 115MD? They don't come stock with the bell weights but I know he does sell them separately!
https://www.nishinelureworks.com/collec ... s-jerkbait
by MCROUT14
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: One ten special
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: One ten special

I have mine paired with a Steez SV TW in gold trim and 7:1 gears, plus a little ZPI magic. It is a fantastic jerk bait rod, one of my favorites. Like Mark, I use mine for a lot more than jerk bait fishing, and yes even some light bottom contact stuff. It is a very versatile rod and a lot of fun to ...
by MCROUT14
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Best buzzbait
Replies: 12
Views: 5444

Re: Best buzzbait

Another vote for Cavitron. However, for a "finesse" buzzbait, I really like the Picasso Buzz Saw Jr (1/8 oz). Caught a 6 lber and several in the 2 to 3 range since June with it. It gets on plane pretty quickly and can be crawled across the surface like a Cavitron. x2 for the Buzzsaw Jr- was amazed ...
by MCROUT14
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook
Replies: 8
Views: 2550

Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

Switched over to the Trokar MagWorm this year and haven't had too many issues, a few cases where the hook went through and by the time I got the fish to the boat the hook just fell out. I'm guessing this is due to the larger hook point of the Trokar compared to other brands. What hooks do you guys p...