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by Rodster14
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Expride glass rods
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Shimano Expride glass rods

I have never owned a glass rod, but I am considering an Expride 7.2 MH glass rod. I currently have an IMX PRO 845CBR for squarebills and mid divers and a 906CBR for mid and deep divers. They are good rods. I only own one Expride, which is a 6'10 Medium. I like how light it is and especially how far ...
by Rodster14
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 842S or Megabass Addermine
Replies: 18
Views: 1550

Re: Conquest 842S or Megabass Addermine

I like Megabass products, but the Conquest is in a different league. It is a lot more money, but I love mine. You can pick up a used on this (or another) forum.
by Rodster14
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Magnum Shakey Head Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Magnum Shakey Head Fishing

I have gotten into off shore fishing this summer (mainly deep diving crankbaits). I want to try fishing bigger worms on heavier shakey heads. I am getting ready to order some 9 inch T-Macs and 1/2 stand up jigs for starters. Anyone had success/advice with this technique?
by Rodster14
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best line for crankbaits??
Replies: 24
Views: 4110

Re: Best line for crankbaits??

20 lb Sufix 832 with a leader.
by Rodster14
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Champion XP Cranking Rod 8' MH 805
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Dobyns Champion XP Cranking Rod 8' MH 805

I currently am using a G. Loomis IMX PRO 906CBR for deep diving crank baits (up to 1 ounce). My limit is the 1.25 ounce Spro Super DD and Berkley Dredger 25.5. It works great, but I would like to get longer casts. Does anyone have a Dobyns Champion XP Cranking Rod 8' MH 805 that you use to throw 6XD...
by Rodster14
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Loomis IMX Pro 7'2" MH Deep Flex 864 CBR or 845CBR cranking rod
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Loomis IMX Pro 7'2" MH Deep Flex 864 CBR or 845CBR cranking rod

I was wondering if anyone has experience with these rods. I currently have the 845CBR and use it to throw mainly 1/2 Spro squarebills and mediums divers. I am beginning to throw some of the smaller deep divers. I was considering getting a second rod, a 906CBR for throwing deep divers and making long...
by Rodster14
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Top water rod help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: Top water rod help needed

Actually, I was looking at a Dobyns Sierra Series Spinning Rod 6'9" Medium today. Tackle Warhouse has it on sale for 25% off. I have never had a Dobyns, so I don’t much about them other than they have a good reputation.
by Rodster14
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Top water rod help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: Top water rod help needed

I use 10 lb braid with a short leader. My budget is $250 or less. I have been able to get several of the IMX Pros at really good deals. I do like Loomis, Expride, and Zodias, but it I’m not stuck on those brands. I actually looked at the Don Iovino, but I wondered how the extra fast tip would work. ...
by Rodster14
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Top water rod help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Top water rod help needed

One of my favorite ways to catch bass is on a little 1/4 Rico or Megabass Pop x. I fish bigger poppers on casting gear, but I prefer spinning rods for this technique. Last year, I tied a popper onto a Loomis GLX 6’10 Shaky Head rod. I caught more fish on that set up and almost anything else last yea...
by Rodster14
Fri May 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 225
Views: 35401

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Does anyone know the weight difference between the 843c (which is supposed to weigh 3.6 ounces) and 844c?
by Rodster14
Mon May 21, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 7.1 or 7.3 ft rod for hollow bodied frogs
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

7.1 or 7.3 ft rod for hollow bodied frogs

I fish primarily Lake Lanier and a local reservoir, neither of which has heavy grass. I have a G. Loomis IMX Pro Casting Rod 7'1" Heavy 854C JWR that is used for throwing hollow bodied frogs and Carolina rigs. Do you think a longer rod (like the IMX Pro 7.3 Carolina rig rod) would be better for...
by Rodster14
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 225
Views: 35401

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

I have both the 843 and 844. The 843 is my favorite. If you are getting a rod primarily to fish 3/8 jigs and some weightless Senkos, I would get the 843. The 844c is my jig rod. A 1/2 Jig with a trailer felt like a little too much for the 843c. Since you already have a FMJ for heavier jigs, get the ...
by Rodster14
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Crank FC fluorocarbon
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Sunline Crank FC fluorocarbon

After watching the guys on Tactical Bassin and David Fritts recommend using light braid (I am trying 20 lb Sufis 832), I decided to try that. I will still use a shock leader. I am thinking about ordering some Sunline Crank to use as a shock leader. The super slick ION coating they tout makes me wond...
by Rodster14
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do you keep your tackle bag from getting soaked?
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

How do you keep your tackle bag from getting soaked?

I have good foul weather gear, so I don’t mind fishing in the rain. However, I don’t like for my tackle bag to get soaked. I have to worry about rusted hooks. I have a Cabela’s Advanced Angler Large tackle Bag. I know it can put a garbage bag over it, but I had rather have a real solution. I could b...
by Rodster14
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 225
Views: 35401

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

I have owned an a NRX (and had it break and replaced). These rods are dramatically stronger. With the Spiral X technology, you will have to work hard to break the Conquest. As for the recoil guides, I don’t miss them. They were noisy and it was somewhat difficult to pass a knot through them. I did f...

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