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by johns
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will you be willing to wear this hat when fishing?
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Will you be willing to wear this hat when fishing?

I had a couple and didnt find it very comfortable when you tucked the back inside the hat when you didnt need it. Also it wasnt very wind friendly. Ended buying a Columbia omni wicking 50 spf long sleeve hoody and wear an old comfortable baseball hat. Also have a buff around my neck that I can pull ...
by johns
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: zillion 50th or type r vs steeze A
Replies: 5
Views: 361

zillion 50th or type r vs steeze A

i have both the 50th and type r zillion and was considering the steeze A. If anyone has used both can you compare them? How light a lure they can cast, how smooth etc. The zillions have more bearings but mostly in the handle which could be added to the steeze. The steeze A has the TW which I like in...
by johns
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Morning or Evening
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Morning or Evening

used to get up at 4 to goto work so getting up a little early is no problem for me. I usually plan to fish a couple of hours in the dark and head for home around 7or 8. The only problem is the drunks and strange people who park on the ramp. You never really know who will be there and an ocasional co...
by johns
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: My hunk of junk kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: My hunk of junk kayak

thanks for the post. I was looking at that model but didnt know if it was to small. My son has an ocean which is nice. You dont get wet and it handles the waves good. I bought my 2 grandsons job lot 12' sot fishing kayaks. They arent to bad either and weigh a little less. Weighing in around 200lbs I...
by johns
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Basic Rod + Braid > High end rod + fluro
Replies: 15
Views: 1718

Re: Basic Rod + Braid > High end rod + fluro

I use braid on all my set ups. Most of my rods run between 150 and 250, nothing really high end. With the braid you can feel everything. After a little use you know the difference between all the cover and structure. Cranking thru matts and weeds is one of my favorite techniques. The braid helps wit...
by johns
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Broken hook on treble
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Broken hook on treble

If your still catching fish I would leave it be. For some reason it seems like the bottom hook on the treble always break off. I have 2 buzzjets, a roumba ,a baby minus one, and 2 kvd 2.5s with the bottom hook broke off. You would be amazed how they go thru heavy weeds. I'm almost tempted to cut tha...
by johns
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Equipment Related Pet Peeves
Replies: 78
Views: 8010

Re: Equipment Related Pet Peeves

Peeps that fish a rod with the plastic still on their cork rod grips :evil: :evil: :evil: Always tempted to ask for a cast and do some ripping... just noticed that my swimbait rod still has the plastic on the cork forgrip. In my defence I have never touched the forgrip with that rod. Two hands on t...
by johns
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: original Fuego 3000 spinning
Replies: 6
Views: 567

original Fuego 3000 spinning

just wondering how this spinning reel stacks up against the spinning reels of today. Bought one when they first came out. Put it on an old green blank legend elite 7' ml. Bought a TDZ and a red Pixy and that was it for spinning reels.Think I used it only once. With some of the new techniques figured...
by johns
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: longest running hardest working reel
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: longest running hardest working reel

millionare cvz 203 la...think i bought it in 2001. In 2005 I started throwing swimbaits on it which i threw 90% of the time. I've only replaced the AR bearing probably due to lack of maintenance. Still has the oorigional drag. Built like a tank.
by johns
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best wake cranks?
Replies: 14
Views: 1882

Re: Best wake cranks?

Have to agree on the IMA ROUMBA. Love fishing the black one on those flat calm nights. A slow steady crank with a twitch of the rod once in a while, very deadly.
by johns
Tue May 23, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa upgrades questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Daiwa upgrades questions

I also have the zillion type r and would be interested in any upgrades that people have done. One that I would be interested in would be the Pe worm gear since I only use braid on it. Tackle trap is selling it. Any else good out there? thanks
by johns
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Whopper Plopper 130 Rod?
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Whopper Plopper 130 Rod?

Cummara reaction 7'11" mhxf with a zillion type r on it. Works for me. I also throw buzzjets on it.
by johns
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: shipping reels
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: shipping reels

thanks guys
by johns
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: high speed level wind upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 1058

Re: high speed level wind upgrade

thanks guys. I plan on sending my reels to you guys. Just trying to find out what I "need"
by johns
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: high speed level wind upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 1058

high speed level wind upgrade

I have a zillion tye r and a 50th anniversity zillion that I use braid on. Once in a while I get that dreaded backiash. Would switching to a high speed levelwind make much of a differance? Also would it affect the casting distance? If the the line was spaced out more on the spool it would seem you w...

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