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by edwelch1
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Ordering from Mudhole
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: Ordering from Mudhole

I've had a couple orders from them recently with no issues. Haven't ordered anything that was back-ordered, but they were prompt with getting the orders shipped out the following day (usually order after I get home form work) and my orders were filled correctly and packaged well. If only I could get...
by edwelch1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: spinning rod suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2004

Re: spinning rod suggestions?

I would also add in St. Croix SCV blanks and Rainshadow Eternity blanks to that mix for top-end performance, based on what I've read of them around here and other places; pretty much any of those blank manufacturers will give you a high-end build in regards to the blank compared to the Steez. The po...
by edwelch1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Store brand rods and reels
Replies: 21
Views: 5204

Re: Store brand rods and reels

Quite a few of Cabela's rods and reels were rebadged Daiwa. Back in the mid 2000's (I think) my dad had picked up a Daiwa Capricorn spinning reel on a closeout deal as my first "good" spinning reel, and was slightly bummed that it was discontinued by Daiwa after that year. Walking through Cabelas j...
by edwelch1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: What’s the name of this knot?
Replies: 6
Views: 1978

Re: What’s the name of this knot?

When I first started using this knot I had a hard time cinching it down on the front of the eye. Now, when I cinch down I pull really lightly to about 75%, just enough that the loop in the middle closes up against the eye. Then I wet the knot and take both the main line and tag end and pull straigh...
by edwelch1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What’s the name of this knot?
Replies: 6
Views: 1978

Re: What’s the name of this knot?

It's very close to a rope knot called the " Alpine Butterfly ", one of my most favorite rope knots. I have tried the fishing version a few times but I am getting really inconsistent results when I test the knots to breaking. Some times it feels like it takes almost no pressure to pop it at the hook...
by edwelch1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Fluoro Leader
Replies: 14
Views: 3154

Re: Daiwa J-Fluoro Leader

Got my 6 and 8 lb delivered on Friday, and got a chance to try out the 6lb this weekend. Overall I really like it so far. Being precision wound, it comes off the spool very nicely and feels premium with no kinks or irregularities noticable to the touch. It ties knots very well, so far I think it's m...
by edwelch1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?
Replies: 5
Views: 1934

Re: Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?

can't do much better than Flame Green Fireline which is also fluorescent. oe Is this the stuff you are talking about? https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Berkley_Jordan_Lee_X5_Braided_Line_Flame_Green/descpage-BJLX.html They were talking about this stuff, looks like TW doesn't carry it: http://www.berk...
by edwelch1
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Fluoro Leader
Replies: 14
Views: 3154

Re: Daiwa J-Fluoro Leader

doomtrprz71 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:35 am
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Looks like it from my picture
Sweet, thanks for checking! Looks like I'll need to put in an order for some soon.
by edwelch1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Your top 3 soft plastics
Replies: 128
Views: 50970

Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Primarily going for walleye, I'd have to say: 4.5" Roboworm 3.5" Z-Man Trick ShotZ (smallies also love these) Z-Man Finesse ShadZ Runners up include Z-Man TRD CrawZ and TRD HogZ, as well as 3" Lunkerhunt Leeches. For panfish I haven't really found my stride with plastics yet. Partially due to not fi...
by edwelch1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: ZMAN plastics
Replies: 20
Views: 5090

Re: ZMAN plastics

Plano and Versus boxes taco badly... Hmm. I'm assuming by "taco badly" you mean they end up warping? I just got an all new tackle set this year, with all of my tackle and plastics being stored in Plano 3500 boxes, including a bunch of Z-mans. I have noticed the lids on a couple of my boxes beginnin...
by edwelch1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: In the market for UL/Finesse Spinning reel.
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: In the market for UL/Finesse Spinning reel.

What advantage of the bigger spool are you thinking of? Only advantage I've read about has been that 1000 size spools don't handle larger lb test lines as well as larger spools, but if you're planning on using 10lb braid you won't have any issues; it's generally the same diameter of 4lb mono, and is...
by edwelch1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Fluoro Leader
Replies: 14
Views: 3154

Re: Daiwa J-Fluoro Leader

Couple things I noticed spooling up for next week, the diameter of the jfluoro is thinner than blue label and it is considerably more supple. I love the fact that for 20lb it comes in a 100yd spool vs 25 for blue label. The jfluoro is much slicker as well, I messed around scuffing up the two and it...
by edwelch1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Fluoro Leader
Replies: 14
Views: 3154

Re: Daiwa J-Fluoro Leader

I haven't picked up a spool yet, but plan on doing so sometime soon. Biggest points of attraction for me are the price per yard and the line keeper band. I use 4-8lb test for my leaders, so abrasion resistance hasn't been a huge factor; my leaders usually break off long before they can become too ab...
by edwelch1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Super Ultralight JDM Length
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Super Ultralight JDM Length

I really enjoy the 6'4" length on my St. Croix Legend Elite Panfish LXF, which is technically a light power, but I still consider it as an ultralight family rod. I went back and forth between the 6' ULF and the 6'4" LXF in the store, and more-so settled on the LXF because the action felt a bit bette...
by edwelch1
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many rods/reels do you actually use
Replies: 40
Views: 6361

Re: How many rods/reels do you actually use

I was kind of the same way for a long time until I found some of these forums online and learned I need all these fancy setups lol. I used to find one setup I really liked and just fish that one for everything. I didn't make a lot of money back then (don't really now) so it was usually a combo cost...