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by Cracker
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: crank bait trebles
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: crank bait trebles

I love those short shank Owners STY-MF35 series for crankbaits.

Second pack from the left.

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by Cracker
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid with leader for crankbaits
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

Do the crankbaits with braid run deeper or higher in the water column vs fluorocarbon, let say 10lb fluorocarbon vs 30lb braid? One of the reasons why all people who work/fish in that industry suggest to use fluorocarbon, because it sinks and that helps the crankbait go deeper. At another point I th...
by Cracker
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Most reliable and thinnest 40/50lb braid line...
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Most reliable and thinnest 40/50lb braid line...

YGK one of the best brands for braid and fluoro out there. Love their stuff!
by Cracker
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: ICAST 2018 Rumors
Replies: 93
Views: 9343

Re: ICAST 2018 Rumors

Metanium DC - is it a 2015 or just released most newest model? From the pics it looks like the 2015 version. A little bit of a joke if that is true.. Wish I would go there this year, probably would give a piece of paper with instructions to every big vendor - "10 different options how to order...
by Cracker
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ICAST 2018 Rumors
Replies: 93
Views: 9343

Re: ICAST 2018 Rumors

Metanium DC - is it a 2015 or just released most newest model?
by Cracker
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Backing for braid on spinning reels?
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Backing for braid on spinning reels?

Braid as backing line is always the best choice, because it lighter than mono or fluorocarbon.
by Cracker
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 3458

Re: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

hmmm... I own a steez sv tw, and a tat sv tw. One day I put them both on the same rod , both were spooled with the same line and I casted the same bait on dry land (sidewalk for ease of measurement. For $300 more the steez got me 10-12' more distance over 145-160' Is it worth it to me? Yes, but not...
by Cracker
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Light and Tough? It Does EXIST and It's Made by Daiwa
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Light and Tough? It Does EXIST and It's Made by Daiwa

Cal, Can you please specify your thoughts? I've always been a proponent of larger/wider spools on spinning reels for better line management. With a wider spool, the coils on your fishing line aren't as small, so there's less issues with line memory. Daiwa and Shimano usually offer a model with a 30...
by Cracker
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Light and Tough? It Does EXIST and It's Made by Daiwa
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Light and Tough? It Does EXIST and It's Made by Daiwa

Cal, Can you please specify your thoughts? There are other design features I didn't go into much detail about like the smaller diameter spools for less friction on casts equating to better casting distances Actually, Daiwa Pro Brent Ehrler uses bigger diameter spools explaining that helps him to gai...
by Cracker
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 3458

Re: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

Never owned Tatula TW SV, because I usually spend more money on a reel. However, I really like my Zillion TW SV, having also Steez TW SV, and Steez SV limited, I think the distance is on par with all of three reels with stock SV spools. Right now, rather than spend ~500 on a Steez TW SV, I would go ...
by Cracker
Fri May 25, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: On a Monster Mission: Fishing for Giant Snakehead
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: On a Monster Mission: Fishing for Giant Snakehead

How are they different to a bowfin? I caught a lot of bowfin in South Georgia, my PB so far is ~7lb.
by Cracker
Thu May 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Floro on SV spools v.s. conventional
Replies: 15
Views: 1063

Re: Floro on SV spools v.s. conventional

What is the point to fill the spool completely full on bait casting tackle?
I do it on spinning reels obviously, but all my bc reels have 66 or 75 yards line on on them, and they are usually 2/3 filled of full capacity.
Haven’t noticed any distance been sacrificed that way.
by Cracker
Fri May 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What do you daiwa guys use to bomb lures?
Replies: 41
Views: 3400

Re: What do you daiwa guys use to bomb lures?

There are so many factors with braid. The suppleness of the material, whether of not it's coated, the weave style, the number of strands, and the diameter all come into play. X8 is in the middle of the pack and X4 is among the last of the bunch for casting distance among the braids that I have trie...
by Cracker
Fri May 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What do you daiwa guys use to bomb lures?
Replies: 41
Views: 3400

Re: What do you daiwa guys use to bomb lures?

I don't notice any difference. 10% is massive distance....I don't think that would be due to he weave count..There are plenty of 4 strand braids that out cast 8.....and then there's the whole package rated break strength vs ABS. Some braids seem to shoot better I'm talking about high-end Japanese x...
by Cracker
Thu May 10, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What do you daiwa guys use to bomb lures?
Replies: 41
Views: 3400

Re: What do you daiwa guys use to bomb lures?

Best bet if you haven't already... Clean the bearings and use a thinner oil or tungsten disulfide. Go to a lighter braid. 10lb instead of 30 or 40 and use a pr or fg knot to a leader which should get you in the 20 lb break rating and in some cases higher. Also try learning different casting techniq...

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