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by Hulkster
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: What’s In Your Rod Rack?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: What’s In Your Rod Rack?

as far as UL rods and reels go i have only one true UL combo, but its a high end one.

I have a Loomis TSR 791 paired with a shimano Sustain 1000 FE. love the combo
by Hulkster
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano conquest 903c?
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Shimano conquest 903c?

I use mine for spinner baits, crankbaits and jigs on the bottom.

It does well with all these. it is meant to be an all purpose rod so it will tend to do everything well.
by Hulkster
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano conquest 903c?
Replies: 8
Views: 732

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.
by Hulkster
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 14188

Re: ICAST 2019

they dropped the Symetre and Saros too, replaced with the Nasci and Ultegra respectively.
by Hulkster
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Any recommendations lures for crappies from bank?
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Any recommendations lures for crappies from bank?

Mepps #1 size dressed Black Fury inline spinners work well.
by Hulkster
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which Loomis or Megabass Rod for 1/2oz spinnerbaits
Replies: 20
Views: 1755

Re: Which Loomis or Megabass Rod for 1/2oz spinnerbaits

I like the MBR tapered rods for 1/2 oz spinnerbaits.

I use the 7'6 MBR 903c E6X
by Hulkster
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 13905

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

So now I am left wondering if what happened to G.Loomis has now happened to North Fork and Edge Rods... Shame really. what do you mean by this? from what I have seen with interviews from Gary, the main reason he sold G. Loomis to Shimano back in 1997 was that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer a...
by Hulkster
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano vs daiwa spinning reel for new rod!
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Shimano vs daiwa spinning reel for new rod!

the only thing i would watch with daiwa is i believe some of their newer spinning reels no longer have a bearing in the line roller. its a bushing now. The stradic of course, has a ball bearing here. the last TT review of a daiwa spinning reel noted issues with line twist, and daiwa used to be amazi...
by Hulkster
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 13905

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

for the first generation E6X rods (released in 2015) I would agree that some models are overrated (some are heavy etc). However, the 2018 updated E6X rods feel much better (lighter). Looks like Loomis/Shimano listened, which is great. I too do not like some of the reel seats on the St. Croix higher ...
by Hulkster
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Gloomis Classic Trout
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: Gloomis Classic Trout

I throw a lot of 3/16-1/4 ounce baits jerkbaits for trout, will the 791 be able to handle that? I've been using a 842 SJR or Adderemine. no I dont think so, its a true UL rod with a max lure weight of 3/16. for 1/4 jerkbaits you may have to go with the SJR series not the SR or TSR series. if you wa...
by Hulkster
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Gloomis Classic Trout
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: Gloomis Classic Trout

i used to own the 2 piece IMX SR841-2, a 7 foot two piece UL rod, it was awesome, but i since sold it because I much prefer one piece rods. I replaced it with a 1 piece TSR loomis rod, the TSR 791 and its awesome. my only regret is not getting the 7'6 version of the same rod. have you tried any of t...
by Hulkster
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for a MH Spinning Rod w/ Moderate Action...
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Looking for a MH Spinning Rod w/ Moderate Action...

wouldn't any MH graphite crankbait rod fit this bill?
by Hulkster
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis Build Quality
Replies: 49
Views: 4929

Re: G Loomis Build Quality

it seems to be hit or miss. i have many Loomis rods (GL3, TSR, E6X, Escape travel etc) but no high end ones. the build quality all mine is fantastic, even on the E6X's which are the BOTTOM end ones lol. to hear this happening on their flagship models is unacceptable. Go to the shimano support board ...
by Hulkster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calcutta B series
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Calcutta B series

Hi Bantam. are the Calcutta B series reels still in production? I was thinking about picking up a 200gtb (for steelhead fishing). I have always wanted a shiny gold Calcutta reel and the conquests are out of my price range lol. Do you know if they will be updated soon? or are they going to be left as...
by Hulkster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Calcutta 200b/gtb
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Calcutta 200b/gtb

Hi all, does anyone still use classic style round reels like the Calcutta B? I have always wanted to own a shiny gold Calcutta (the conquest is out of my price range lol) and was thinking about picking up a 200b or gtb (actually for steelhead fishing). Are these reels still being made? don't here mu...