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by ogrich31
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Straight Knot Strength - Tatsu?
Replies: 21
Views: 547

Re: Straight Knot Strength - Tatsu?

I feel like Tatsu and Invisx are the fluoros with the best knot strength. They aren't my favorite though, although tatsu is a close 2nd or 3rd.
by ogrich31
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Suffix 832 issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1474

Re: Suffix 832 issues

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:22 am
Run the line through the eye of hook twice and tie a uni knot. Will never slip with braid.
My method as well, have never had braid slip. The night before, I also tie a overhand knot on the tag end (.5-1cm) as an insurance. I never do this on the water though.
by ogrich31
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best general purpose fishing line and brand?
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Best general purpose fishing line and brand?

One thing to note, buy the Defier Armilo by line diameter, not rated strength.
by ogrich31
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best general purpose fishing line and brand?
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Best general purpose fishing line and brand?

You can try out Sunline Defier Armilo. It's pretty sensitive for a mono, but still won't give you the feel of fluoro. That's the mono with the least amount of stretch I've tried. I would bring one rod with fluoro and another with mono if you're taking two rods though. You can always go braid to lead...
by ogrich31
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Custom Drop-Shot Rod
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Custom Drop-Shot Rod

I will have that in consideration, maybe black friday or Christmas sales will help. For the k2, rodhouse.fr has some models, was thinking of asking them if it's possible to get a specific model. It should take some time but maybe they can do it. One question, while checking some reviews about the K...
by ogrich31
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Custom Drop-Shot Rod
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Custom Drop-Shot Rod

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... m/rods.php

Copy or print the page before it disappears completely. You're welcome.
by ogrich31
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need advice on spool and bearings for T3-1016
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Need advice on spool and bearings for T3-1016

Magforce 3d works well with a lot of spools. It can take a bit of adjusting, but after you find the right settings, it's amazing. It's a shame Daiwa didn't use it in more of their reels.
by ogrich31
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need advice on spool and bearings for T3-1016
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Need advice on spool and bearings for T3-1016

My favorite spools for the T3 platform are the orange sv1000 spools (both the regular and deep). Furthest casting spools I've tried on these reels.

Second is the SLP Works 1010 spool, but I'd take the sv1000 spool over the 1010 spool as well.

I haven't tried the ZPI or sv1012/1016 spools.
by ogrich31
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Swimbait reel
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

Re: Swimbait reel

If the op hasn't already purchased a reel, I'd strongly consider the Tatula 300. I'm not a huge tws fan, but initial impressions are very good. I also didn't think I'd like the narrower and taller size of the tatula 300, but it didn't bother me. A few hours in and I know that I'll like this reel muc...
by ogrich31
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite 15-20lb braid main line for spinning reels?
Replies: 17
Views: 1234

Re: Favorite 15-20lb braid main line for spinning reels?

Maxima braid is my favorite, but I haven't tried the lighter lb tests for some reason. The color does bleed, but that doesn't bother me. I've been very happy with YGK SS140 (Better than average braid, but I love the markings ) and Hitena Silky Braid (high quality and better than ss140, but not cheap...
by ogrich31
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Swimbait line ...
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Swimbait line ...

Thanks for the heads up fellas , probably 50lb better to connect to 20/25 lb. is it okay to go 8 down and 8 up? Anymore than that it’s hard to cinch... I'd go 65. 50 can break on a backlash, especially with 4oz+ baits. It'll be fine with 20/25 imo. For the Albright/Alberto knot, I go 7 up and 7 dow...
by ogrich31
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Swimbait line ...
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Swimbait line ...

Straight 20lb or 25lb fluoro (Shooter, sometimes Tatsu) on everything other than big walk-the-dog type baits. I go with straight 65lb braid (Maxima or V2 SS) for those.

I'd only use the Alberto knot if I were to go braid to leader.
by ogrich31
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite type of topwater bait?
Replies: 18
Views: 1701

Re: Favorite type of topwater bait?

Frogs. It's become my favorite topwater, really fun to fish when using the Steez XBD Frog Rod or AGS 7'4" XH. If it weren't for those rods, I probably wouldn't like it as much as I do.
by ogrich31
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Favorite Established Big Bait Manufacturer - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Favorite Established Big Bait Manufacturer - 2020

The crowd ebbs and flows it seems, just like the bite ;) ... nice fish and baits. Too difficult to list individual baits 😂 Thanks, I tend to look for baits that are easy to purchase and cheap. I won't get upset if I lose a $100 bait, but losing some of those $200-$500 baits can get me down for the ...
by ogrich31
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Favorite Established Big Bait Manufacturer - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Favorite Established Big Bait Manufacturer - 2020

I guess not too many ppl throw big baits here. My vote goes to Jackall as their line up fits my style so well. My choice would be different if we were choosing specific baits. Here are some pics of some catches this year. Dowzswimmer 220sf Irod Bailey's Swim, Curado 300E, 25lb Shooter https://i.imgu...