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by bbates3
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your "all around" spinning stick?
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: What is your "all around" spinning stick?

76 Ags is great

Custom point blank 73 ml has more power great rod

Another one that looks appealing is the new p5 wind buster I think it’s called
by bbates3
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Dream Jig Rod Build
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Here they are with 8oz of weight

ImageUntitled by benjie bates, on Flickr.



ImageUntitled by benjie bates, on Flickr
by bbates3
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Kage
Replies: 12
Views: 7322

Re: Daiwa Kage

i have 4 of these 2 of the 79 Heavy Swimbait rods 7ft medium all around spinning rod 72 mh shakey head spinning rod rods are light, sensitive and for the money i am happy with them. i kinda of prefer the 79's over my mark 48, i mainly fish either shiners or bull gills on them i use the spinning rods...
by bbates3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix Legend Xtreme 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 11235

Re: St. Croix Legend Xtreme 2020

jrk wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:47 am
Is anyone throwing braid to leader with these rods? If so, how is it working out? I'm wondering about guide sizing.
thanks

It works just fine

I use the Fg knot


The st croiX have larger guides than the steez Ags
by bbates3
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Dream Jig Rod Build
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

Just started this today. It should work out great for jigs My son nicknamed it Batman bc is the jet black painted grip Point Blank 731 Heavy Blank Painted Matagi Acs grip Cork butt and grip Fuji Ti TorZite guides Either kw10 to 5.5’s or Rv6 to 5.5’s will test both Prob run the stripper guide at 19-2...
by bbates3
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Keys to building light and sensitive rods
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Keys to building light and sensitive rods

Ti guides with torzite are super light I just built some point blank ml spinning rods My 73ml is an ounce lighter than my 76 Ags spinner for comparison and it’s more powerful https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50025246928_1f51313eab_z.jpg Untitled by benjie bates , on Flickr I just used the mvt ree...
by bbates3
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!
Replies: 64
Views: 5105

Re: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!

Wonder if it will be the

NRX+

Like the new saltwater fly rods that recently came out
by bbates3
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Steez AGS casting rods
Replies: 43
Views: 7405

Re: Steez AGS casting rods

Jeep wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:23 am
I am in the market for a new punching rod. How is the 7'9" xh as far as handling a 1oz weight and some Lilly pads? Any experiences good or bad? I will definitely be using braid on it.
It handles 1oz just fine
by bbates3
Sun May 31, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Ordering from Japan sites ?
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: Ordering from Japan sites ?

I’ve ordered through hedgehog

Had one order take 7 weeks but the last 2 shipped air and got here in no time
by bbates3
Mon May 25, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Handle for daiwa steez sv
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: Handle for daiwa steez sv

92mm Zpi
by bbates3
Mon May 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: YGK x8 Upgrade on Spinning Reels
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: YGK x8 Upgrade on Spinning Reels

What lb test of teh x8 are you having success with on your bait casting set ups? I tried 30lb and it didn't work out well at all switched to 50lb recently and its working better for me As far as spinning set ups i haven't tried the x8, but i do really like this line from YGK, i have it on 2 of my co...
by bbates3
Sun May 17, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Lets hear about your saltwater enthusiast tackle
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Lets hear about your saltwater enthusiast tackle

Revo, We have a US distributer now so you have to go through them. Back about a year ago I ordered straight through Zenaq super simple process When I wanted a tobizo they sent me to Tomos http://www.tomostackle.com/zenaq-tobizo-popping-rod/ I have the 80-80 on pre order Before that I got the 73 twit...
by bbates3
Thu May 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Lets hear about your saltwater enthusiast tackle
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Lets hear about your saltwater enthusiast tackle

I fish alot of Daiwa Steez inshore

my current 2 favorite combos:

7'6" Spinning rods w/ Exist
7'2" casting with steez A

On the heavier end I am liking the Zenaq rods. I have a 7'3" Twitch w/ a Certate 5000

Hoping to get my Tobizo soon, planning to pair it with a new Saltiga
by bbates3
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Frog Rod
Replies: 41
Views: 3612

Re: Frog Rod

I like an fp885 over a 874 in the Mhx blanks myself and have both
by bbates3
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?
Replies: 15
Views: 1523

Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

i really like my Ryoga's

super smooth reel very happy

i just wish they made a wide spool 400 ish size one