Search found 135 matches

by Matt_3479
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Super tough bite! Help
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Super tough bite! Help

I’ve been coming to a cottage in northern Ontario for 12 years now. Its on a beauty little lake that is super clear, and perfect for swimming but locating and picking up fish has always been tougher but still successful. This year we’ve located schools of smallies off an island that’s a rock ledge t...
by Matt_3479
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods with the 'it' Factor
Replies: 37
Views: 1688

Re: Rods with the 'it' Factor

So far I’m really liking the expride 7’ light+ for neds and spybaits actually! Nrx 852s for senkos, and light neko rigs Glx 894c for 3/8-1/2oz jigs I haven’t found something I really like my nrx 853c for. It seems to do a lot pretty well but nothing that’s been dedicated to it. Oddly enough I’ve enj...
by Matt_3479
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano conquest 903c?
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Shimano conquest 903c?

for what its worth, i have the poor man's version of this rod (the E6X 903c) and I must say I love it. I throw everything with it, the extra length combined with the MBR MH taper is awesome. I would imagine the Conquest version would cast a little better (better guides) and be more crisp. Thank you...
by Matt_3479
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano conquest 903c?
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Shimano conquest 903c?

Thank you everyone, I might have to pass on it cause I really need a rod that can handle a 110 whopper plopper. I don’t throw a lot of chatterbaits as I’ve had terrible luck with them. Not sure if I’m really looking for a rod of this length. I always wanted an 893 nrx but I now have 894, 853, 852 so...
by Matt_3479
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano conquest 903c?
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Shimano conquest 903c?

Looking at potentially picking one up from a buddy at a good price. Wondering from anyone who has experience what your thoughts are on this rod, and what you find it best for? I really don’t need it, but if I did I would kind of like it for chatterbaits, paddletails, whopperploppers and double down ...
by Matt_3479
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ultimate Drop Shot set up
Replies: 30
Views: 4521

Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

I’m pretty new to using a drop shot but so far I really like my glx 822s dsr paired with a ci4+. Been great
by Matt_3479
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s best nrx for 1/2oz and under jigs
Replies: 6
Views: 720

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

If I was staying at 1/2oz maybe 3/8 I would probably go 894c. If your staying 3/8 and under with the odd 1/2 I would go 893 or 853c depending on where and how your fishing. I throw my 1/2oz and 3/8pz with large trailers on my 894, and my 1/4,5/16, 3/8 on the 853c
by Matt_3479
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Crankbait reel

Yah in Canada the Curado K is 249.00 and the bantam is 479.99. I love the feel of the bantam but have a lot of big ticket items coming in the following weeks and can’t really justify a bantam at the moment. So hopefully the k feels good on the rod!
by Matt_3479
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod balance Loomis / St Croix
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Rod balance Loomis / St Croix

I can’t help you with the nrx 854 as I actually haven’t even held it but will offer my opinion based on a handful of other loomis rods, and st. Croix. The new legend tourneys are better balanced then the previous generation. Still a little tip heavy though. The legend elites and x’s are better balan...
by Matt_3479
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Crankbait reel

I've traditionally been a Daiwa guy, but the last couple of years have been adding more and more Shimano to my stable. For squarebills, I'm using the new Bantam. For things like Rapala DT6s, a Chronarch MGL. I had the Concept C and loved it at first as it would flat out launch baits when paired wit...
by Matt_3479
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Crankbait reel

I know it’s on tge heavy side but I’ve got a few legend glass rods with bantams I use for cranks and they work great super sturdy . Curado k is a good one as well I almost use all 6 ratios for cranking except if grass is really thick I’ll go to a 7 ratio and faster taper rod. Tge rod you have is on...
by Matt_3479
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Crankbait reel

Sorry doubt post
by Matt_3479
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Crankbait reel

Last year I bought a 13 fishing concept c for my imx pro 845c cbr throwing mainly squarebills. The reel is... okay at best. Sure I can really launch it but I’ve never seen anything more finicky. I am a shimano guy and would like to replace it with a shimano reel. Which shimano casting reel have you ...
by Matt_3479
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New reel dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: New reel dilemma

Thanks guys, picked up a bantam mgl xg, threw some 50lbs power pro, tied on my favourite frog (jackall karea) and sat ir on top my imx pro 884 twfr and boy does it ever feel sweet! Can’t wait to get that thing going. And the chronarch mgl spun up with 30lbs power pro to 8lbs leader tied with an fg k...
by Matt_3479
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New reel dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: New reel dilemma

Thanks guys. I’ll stsrt with the bantam