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by progressive816
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid that casts well without digging in
Replies: 24
Views: 4618

Re: Braid that casts well without digging in

Dig-ins are going to happen. Jacking a fish on a Hooksett while flippin, snag, etc. Also depends on speed your reel lays down the line (levelwind), width of your spool, and how you are packed. For example, I don't have issue with line dig on resistance lures as there is tension coming back, but for ...
by progressive816
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: gander mountain line
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Re: gander mountain line

I picked up 10lb 200yds of their Floro this week. They were clearing them out for $7-ish.
Although it may be a few weeks, I'll update this post when I get to testing it. I plan on using it for Neko and Shaky rig.
by progressive816
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TDZ Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 6382

Re: TDZ Restoration

That's a thing of beauty.
by progressive816
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Braid???
Replies: 89
Views: 29382

Re: Daiwa J-Braid???

I've been using 30lb J-Braid since the beginning of this year. Line is very quiet and smooth. Can cast very far with it. I still use PP, but J-Braid is my new favorite.
by progressive816
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Molix Jigs
Replies: 8
Views: 2836

Re: Molix Jigs

They cast the same at 1/2oz to me. Structure and cover determines which one I will use most of the time although both are quite all-purpose.
by progressive816
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: I am looking for a new reel
Replies: 15
Views: 2453

Re: I am looking for a new reel

Welcome to the forum.

I would go with the Tatula for $100. A second would be the Citica I.

You can get the >$300 reels later, but this should slowly ease you into the addiction. :big grin:
by progressive816
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Braid???
Replies: 89
Views: 29382

Re: Daiwa J-Braid???

J-Braid casts well and comes off the line nice and smooth. I'm impressed with this (30lb ) line so far. It's only been a couple of weeks, but I'm impressed.
You guys should try it. It's easy on the wallet too.
by progressive816
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Molix Jigs
Replies: 8
Views: 2836

Re: Molix Jigs

I'm struggling to know when to use the Tenax and the Molix. It would be great if someone could let me know when to use one over the other, especially as they come in the same weights and sizes. I've fished both and here are my thoughts on the Kento and Tenax: Kento: Excels at pitching and flipping....
by progressive816
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best Palming Reel?
Replies: 49
Views: 7891

Re: Best Palming Reel?

The 50E palms very well. A 50E on a first gen Zillion rod palms extremely well. It it just not right though.
by progressive816
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Fast vs extra fast- casting differences
Replies: 23
Views: 4465

Re: Fast vs extra fast- casting differences

If the power and action is similar to past rods, I have the 6'6" med fast Legend Elite (brown blank) and it handles light jigs and t-rigs very well. I feel more accurate and less clumsy with a shorter rod pitching in close quarters like around boat slips.
by progressive816
Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Whats your favorite All Purpose rod
Replies: 80
Views: 12502

Re: Whats your favorite All Purpose rod

After many years, still the Powell Max 683C (with a Curado 50E). What it excels at the most is ripping squarebills and scroungers through vegetation.
by progressive816
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: When the clutch engages in the middle of a cast
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: When the clutch engages in the middle of a cast

It's starting to smooth itself out now, but nowhere near as it original. I'll take her apart in the winter when I do cleaning.

Thanks
by progressive816
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: When the clutch engages in the middle of a cast
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

When the clutch engages in the middle of a cast

I have a Tatula 100HS. I got overconfident trying to sqeeze out the most distance out of the Tatula and as a result the motion tripped the handle and engaged the clutch. The lure came to an abrupt stop from full speed. It hasn't felt the same on retrieve and casting since. Below are my observations ...
by progressive816
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix at icast?
Replies: 42
Views: 7804

Re: St Croix at icast?

The news section of their website states it will retail $370-$550.
by progressive816
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: what's everyone's most productive lure?
Replies: 156
Views: 65335

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

spinnerbaits, crankbaits, worms, etc? and how do you like to fish it? i'm just curious. i'm losing faith with the soft stick baits. i've fished every imagineable way. tx rig, car rig, weightless, wacky none of them are producing. i also fish around a lot of junk so crankbaits don't work out for me....