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by nickp
Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Steez 8' flipping stick uses?
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Steez 8' flipping stick uses?

Besides the obvious lighter end flipping/pitching/jigs up close what else is the masses tossing? Was hoping I can play with some 1/4oz jighead arig action this spring and maybe some light swimbait action (1oz and under topwater) action seems pretty ok for that with some good tip.
by nickp
Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: What pound flouro?
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: What pound flouro?

Id go 10-12 on the EMTF and 14-16 on the jig/paddle tail. I like to live dangerously and Id go with the lower end of both of those recommendations. I don't fish much wood around here for some perspective. 3-6lb fish are above average and your lucky to tangle with more then 2-3 that size in a tournam...
by nickp
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: How many NRX do you own?
Replies: 44
Views: 3613

Re: How many NRX do you own?

822 dsr
852s
854c
893c


The one rod I would stay away from is the 803, lost my ass selling it too. Super stiff and very short. Thought it'd be a good senko stick and it's not for me at least
by nickp
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Need help on which Rod to buy. Dobyn's Dx, MegaBass or Envy
Replies: 23
Views: 3320

Re: Need help on which Rod to buy. Dobyn's Dx, MegaBass or E

Just picked up a Diablo spec r and it would most definitely fall into the 3/16-3/8oz finesse jig comfort zone. That's what I've been casting around in the snow at least. Hair softer then my nrx 893, which I feel is the ultimate 3-8-1/2oz finesse jig stick.
by nickp
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Pitching/Paddletail/Frog Rod (Replacing Powell 765 Max)
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Pitching/Paddletail/Frog Rod (Replacing Powell 765 Max)

Give a xx a try, I just picked up another (Diablo spec r) and it's extremely close to my nrx 893 in both action and power. I've fished four dobyns rods (2 champion and 2 champion extremes) and those rods are worth half of what they cost. Your not even in the same category as an megabass xx, daiwa zi...
by nickp
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Toledo Bend trip of 2015 ...
Replies: 19
Views: 1827

Re: First Toledo Bend trip of 2015 ...

Nice stuff, at least you have a confident base line to expand upon. 8-)
by nickp
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1265
Views: 196142

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/moneyslap07/9C2D6B48-9083-4903-B507-2FAE36E10083-30508-00000C1D681E5645_zps6835c740.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/moneyslap07/93622A4A-972E-450C-B87C-55D711E8080C-30508-00000C1D6AEFB7BA_zps50625851.jpg Im going stir crazy, still have at least anot...
by nickp
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Zillion Rods
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: New Zillion Rods

Id give it a 7-7.5 in that department. It's good and pretty for the $200 price point. Not in the same league as nrx obviously. Sure someone with more high end spinning experience could chome in. More sensitive then a dobyns extreme 7' spinning rod I had as well.
by nickp
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: new IMX vs last gen
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: new IMX vs last gen

I sold an old 843 imx that was truly the pinnacle of a jack of all trades rod, wish I could of bought the rod back for the $120 I sold it for. I too was very let down :/ my nrx's on the other hand are a+++++
by nickp
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Zillion Rods
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: New Zillion Rods

Have the 701ml spinning rod. Its pretty good. 1/8oz is just about the lightest this rod can throw (if you didnt know, daiwa rods are a good deal stiffer then the competition's rated rods- medium light more like a crisp medium)
by nickp
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: new IMX vs last gen
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: new IMX vs last gen

The general consensus by loomis guys is that the previous imx was twice as sensitive as the "new" imx. I bought a 843imx mbr and immediately sold it 2 months later (had to give it a chance) for $235 shipped. Part of the game I suppose. Same with the two gl2 rods I bought last season. Fishe...
by nickp
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Tournament Talk
Topic: New Bass Fishing Teams/Sponsors/Contracts
Replies: 56
Views: 14544

Re: New Bass Fishing Teams/Sponsors/Contracts

^ I agree, theres a ton of expenses, but if your a-mart cashing top 20's left and right its nice getting all that entry money back hhahaha
by nickp
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Long Overdue - My first Zillion!
Replies: 18
Views: 2883

Re: Long Overdue - My first Zillion!

WOW looks made for the orochi what model you got it in?
by nickp
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Hudd gill
Replies: 17
Views: 6648

Re: Hudd gill

The problem with the weedless huds and huds in general is a big lost fish ratio. Just the nature of the beast, hence why mike long and the big swimbait guys yank those fish in as fast as possible. Go fish shallow immediate post spawn with a swimbait and you'll be shocked at how many bites and follow...
by nickp
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Tournament Talk
Topic: New Bass Fishing Teams/Sponsors/Contracts
Replies: 56
Views: 14544

Re: New Bass Fishing Teams/Sponsors/Contracts

In reference to the comments on pro's not getting $$$ Id tell you to read iacconelli's book. He goes in depth about sponsorship and his business plan. At the time he wrote the book, his main sponsor (the biggest decal on his jersey) ran his sponsor 50-65g's and the rest were $2500-10k a piece. With ...

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