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by BoatBuggy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Still in love with my 803!
Replies: 27
Views: 2986

Re: Still in love with my 803!

Simply for poppers but the 803c may not work for it. All in all I just needed something to justify keeping the reel. I used my NRX 803c for poppers.....until I got an NRX 802c and that's all I use for poppers now. The tip is very fast and it doesn't take much to move a popper. 90% of my popper fish...
by BoatBuggy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Zillion SV TW
Replies: 54
Views: 3497

Re: Daiwa Zillion SV TW

Houndfish wrote:
LowRange wrote:You could also put the Zillion SV TW spool in your SV103 to see how it performs in a TD Zillion 103 reel.


I did this and then woke up a year later with a full beard, a room full of rods and reels, and a lot less money in the bank.


=D> :lol:
by BoatBuggy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Zillion SV TW
Replies: 54
Views: 3497

Re: Daiwa Zillion SV TW

I have a P model and I use it pretty much exclusively to bomb spybaits. I changed the spool to an RCS 1012 SV and I can cast my spybait every bit as far with my GLX 852c as my buddy casting the same thing with a GLX 852s and a Sustain 2500. To be honest at first I couldn't really tell the difference...
by BoatBuggy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: frog reel
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: frog reel

I use a Tatula CT for frogs. More or less the same size as the Tatula SV but it's a non-SV spool that holds more line than an SV spool. I use 50# and #65 Sufix as well. You can probably get two of them for your $200 price range.
by BoatBuggy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

BIGGUN!!!!! Well done! =D>
by BoatBuggy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My first Spinning gear set....
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: My first Spinning gear set....

I have a Ballistic EX that has that gap when the handle is on the right side but there's no gap when the handle is on the left side. I have the handle on the right side and it doesn't seem to have any effect on the reel's performance but it is kind of weird.
by BoatBuggy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Anyone have any info on a Megabass F4-70 GTA US Tour Limited?
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Anyone have any info on a Megabass F4-70 GTA US Tour Limited?

In the XX line, I've used the 7 ft F4.5 Flatside Special on the big East Texas reservoirs for everything you mentioned but spinnerbaits. I think the FSS is a better treble hook rod than it is a single hook rod. The F5 EMTF would also work but at 7'5" it's a little bigger than what you specified...
by BoatBuggy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass rod for swimjigs and frogs?
Replies: 21
Views: 1372

Re: Megabass rod for swimjigs and frogs?

I will throw both swimjigs and frogs on my F6 XX Tour Versatile when I'm in someone else's boat and don't have the entire arsenal with me. It does an OK job with both but when I'm in my boat I use a Gen 1 F5 XX Diablo Spec-R for swimjigs and a Gen 1 F7 XX Perfect Pitch for frogs. I can't speak for t...
by BoatBuggy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Glx 852c help
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Glx 852c help

Thanks gentleman! Great Info! Anyone throw a finesse jig, 1/8-3/16oz jigs or flukes? Up here in Canada I use my GLX 852C with a Zillion SV TW P (5.5:1 ratio) exclusively for spybaits (Duo 90). When I head to Texas in the winter, I use it for shakeyheads with a Tat SV HS (7.3:1 ratio) There a reason...
by BoatBuggy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Glx 852c help
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Glx 852c help

Up here in Canada I use my GLX 852C with a Zillion SV TW P (5.5:1 ratio) exclusively for spybaits (Duo 90). When I head to Texas in the winter, I use it for shakeyheads with a Tat SV HS (7.3:1 ratio)
by BoatBuggy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx or glx
Replies: 16
Views: 1947

Re: Nrx or glx

Looking for a rod to use as a senko rod, small paddletails, flukes, double down for minor use on shaky head and maybe dropshot. Think I’d prefer a bit of a shorter rod but still open to opinions. Was looking at the 852c or 853c I've used my GLX 852c for all of those applications except for dropshot...
by BoatBuggy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for first megabass rod please help
Replies: 50
Views: 2932

Re: Looking for first megabass rod please help

That's a pretty sweet combo. Hope you lean into a bunch of bigguns with it......
by BoatBuggy
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New combo- carbon head Hien
Replies: 30
Views: 3027

Re: New combo- carbon head Hien

Have you tried chucking a Duo 90 or 80 GFix spybait with this combo? I've had a Hein on my radar for a while now as a dedicated spybait rod that I would pair up with an SV105 P or a Zillion SV TW P with a 1012 spool. I like an XF tip for spybaiting and I'm currently using a GLX 852C JWR but I think ...
by BoatBuggy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: My UL Spybait Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 1038

Re: My UL Spybait Challenge

Outstanding..... =D>
by BoatBuggy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dedicated swimjig rod.
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: Dedicated swimjig rod.

Does anyone have a recommendation in a megabass? 2018 Orochi XX or Destroyer USA? Maybe just use the Glx 844 MBR and replace that rod with something else? Thanks I can (and often do) throw a swimjig all day and I have a a couple 1st gen XX Diablo Spec-Rs paired with a Steez SV TW and one, if not bo...

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