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by zodiak311
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: bfs-ish rod?
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: bfs-ish rod?

russ57 wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:12 am
Ordered a Champion Extreme 702C last week. Not as sensitive as the other rods you are mentioning, but at the 40% off price I couldn't pass it up.
I love the DX 702C for 5" senkos. You wont be disappointed.
by zodiak311
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New vs old greats for cranking.
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: New vs old greats for cranking.

Fishman5000 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Trying a Zillion hlc out and moving some other reels around and gonna try a older model shimano exsense dc reel out for frogging and what not.
Yes, the HLC spool is still my favorite for cranks, casting is done with such ease. I have three, all in red Daiwa 50ths.
by zodiak311
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?
Replies: 12
Views: 914

Re: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?

Daiwa SS700 paired with a Loomis GL3 spinning rod.
Ned Rigs, Bait fishing, freshwater, saltwater. You name it, it's done it.
by zodiak311
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Best Swimbait Rod
Replies: 24
Views: 2687

Re: The Best Swimbait Rod

Chode wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:22 pm
ONAGER!!!!
X2 I can't believe how powerful yet balanced this rod is.
by zodiak311
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods you bought for one technique that you weren't thrilled with initially ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: Rods you bought for one technique that you weren't thrilled with initially ...

This is a good question!
Mine was: Nrx 842MBR casting rod.

I initially bought it for NED rigs, but quickly realized it was absolutely incredible for finesse reaction techniques like scrounger heads, tiny flukes, and tiny cranks.
by zodiak311
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1763

Re: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?

High quality cork is unmatched, it's not even close for me if I had the choice.

EVA
Economic value added (EVA) is a measure of a company's financial performance based on the residual wealth calculated by deducting its cost of capital from its operating profit

:lol: nuff said
by zodiak311
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question
Replies: 20
Views: 900

Re: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question

I'm loving the subtle color changes on the reel. After so many years the Sol just looks timeless.
by zodiak311
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braided line bad for your rods and reels?
Replies: 20
Views: 2010

Re: Braided line bad for your rods and reels?

I've never had issues with braid, when used appropriately.

But I can remember when braid was getting more popular, and people were using them on their GLXs... :crying:
by zodiak311
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Best Buy
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: 2019 Best Buy

When Mudhole was clearing out blanks, I bought quite a few for $25 each. Very impressed in the quality so far.

But all in all, I stuck to my fishing budget in 2019.
by zodiak311
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: A classic rod and a new reel
Replies: 29
Views: 2263

Re: A classic rod and a new reel

I can't believe how much time has flown by since I first saw, and fell in love with that rod. Congrats!

Now to search for my Racing Viola Monoblock. :lol:
by zodiak311
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Opinions on best Dobyns rod for jigs
Replies: 13
Views: 1436

Re: Opinions on best Dobyns rod for jigs

Dx745
My personal favorite is DX795
by zodiak311
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX balance
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: NRX balance

Hold an 852 paired with a Pixy platform...
Hold an 873 paired with almost anything...
Hold an 893 paired with an Alphas platform...

Then fish with them, and you will literally feel and know the power of the dark side... 8-)
by zodiak311
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: umbrella rig rod
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: umbrella rig rod

Power Versatile paired with a Z2020, and you will cast those rigs with ease.
by zodiak311
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Flea market find ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Re: Flea market find ...

Great find! I love bringing things back from the dead. Please post the resurrection!
by zodiak311
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensitive Moving Bait Rods
Replies: 35
Views: 8487

Re: Sensitive Moving Bait Rods

I have two favs for mainly lighter baits. It's really about the taper, but sensitivity is always a plus.
1. X7 Shading-X for chatterbaits, Rip baits, and cranks
2. NRX 842 MBR for small cranks, and Scrounger heads