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by curls
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 13 Omen Black 2 H?
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: 13 Omen Black 2 H?

I REALLY like my 7'6" MH Omen Black for punching. Super stout (no idea how they call that a MH) but still has some tip to it. I regularly punch w/ 1.25oz tungsten and a double wide beaver, so easily 1.6oz of weight, and the rod doesn't feel overmatched on this technique at all. (Mind you, that ...
by curls
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What do i "need"
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: What do i "need"

I bring 8-9 setups as a non-boater. Maybe it helps that I'm really good buds with all of my boater friends. :) I'll echo the DX743 suggestion - that's a versatile rod I picked up this spring and so far I really like it. My general list of rigs are built to do the following: - Frog - Punch - 1/2 or 3...
by curls
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?
Replies: 56
Views: 5940

Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

DX703 w/ Curado 201e7 and 30# Samurai braid.
I have been throwing a lot of 3/16oz tungsten w/ 3/0 hook and a 4" chigger craw or YUM craw papi this season with the still-spawning behaviour of the bass. Been doing very well w/ this setup.
by curls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 Fishing Concept Z
Replies: 105
Views: 13512

Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z

This was posted on FB "13 Fishing Name Name we aim to prove that these CZB bearings are BOTH smooth and durable. We don't claim they perform equally to ball bearings....we are stating they exceed ball bearing performance. 1 hour ago · Like1More" Closest thing to CZB was CSB in search resu...
by curls
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cannot get my Curado 71XG dialed in AT ALL
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Re: Cannot get my Curado 71XG dialed in AT ALL

Ok, so 2 internal brakes 'on' and dial set at 3.5...was slinging 5" weightless senkos a country mile on a Dobyns DX743! Amazing smooth reel! Completely in love with it.
by curls
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cannot get my Curado 71XG dialed in AT ALL
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Re: Cannot get my Curado 71XG dialed in AT ALL

Ok so NONE of the brakes were on. I turned on 2 and exterior dial to 5/6. Will test it out this weekend.
by curls
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cannot get my Curado 71XG dialed in AT ALL
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Re: Cannot get my Curado 71XG dialed in AT ALL

Crap I just realized that since I bought it 'lightly used' that the internal SVS are probably set to 0 on! ](*,) I'll switch that up tonight to 2 or 3 and see how it goes in the yard.
by curls
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cannot get my Curado 71XG dialed in AT ALL
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Cannot get my Curado 71XG dialed in AT ALL

I picked up a Curado 71XG over the off-season and it came spooled with 50# power pro. (I absolutely hate power pro... feels like steel cable IMO). In the 4 outings I've been using this reel, on a DX743 rod, I have casted without backlash exactly zero times. All my other reels are 201E series (curado...
by curls
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: "crooked" hook?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: "crooked" hook?

Thanks for those links. However, none of them are what I was using. They looked exactly like a typical EWG worm hook but had the (maybe 20*) bend off-centre from the point to the first bend into the throat of the book. I may start bending factory gamakatsu EWG hooks, but I really don't like doing th...
by curls
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "crooked" hook?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

"crooked" hook?

I recall 5-7 years ago using a hook for double wide beavers which had a point off-centre from the eye and shank. Similar to what Hackney does here: http://bass365.com/crooked-hook-hackney/

Anyone know what hooks these are that came from the package with that style of bend?
Thanks!
by curls
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Action vs. Soft Tip vs. Taper
Replies: 25
Views: 2888

Re: Action vs. Soft Tip vs. Taper

http://tackletour.com/images17/chrtkistlerzbonelexf2ms70.jpg It may help to look at rod deflection charts to visualize this question/answer. If you browse the various charts, you'll see some rods have very little deflection in the first (lower left) portion - a relatively flat/horizontal line - this...
by curls
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Braid???
Replies: 89
Views: 24704

Re: Daiwa J-Braid???

Been punching, flipping, and frogging with the J-Braid regularly and so far it's on par with Daiwa Samurai (which I have as my top line EVER). One noticeable difference between J-Braid and Samurai -- the J-Braid seems to resist wind knots a bit better. It's just as soft as Samurai though. The best p...
by curls
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Does the reel REALLY matter when it comes to balance?
Replies: 29
Views: 2030

Re: Does the reel REALLY matter when it comes to balance?

Yes, guess I'm stuck with them. I've got a '15 zbone 7'3h that weighs 3.8oz & with the same reel it feels no diff on my nrx 873. I think when you get to pair 3,4,5 oz rod & reels together, balance don't mean nothing. Many people have core 50mgs on nrx 893. I've got a daiwa ss sv on my 893 &...
by curls
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Does the reel REALLY matter when it comes to balance?
Replies: 29
Views: 2030

Re: Does the reel REALLY matter when it comes to balance?

My fulcrum point is where my ring finger goes underneath the rod, which is generally the foregrip. When I balance test a rod with a reel I put the rod foregrip on my finger and let it balance. Because my hand is so far forward on the rod the reel does definitely matter. If I were to un-grasp the re...
by curls
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Does the reel REALLY matter when it comes to balance?
Replies: 29
Views: 2030

Does the reel REALLY matter when it comes to balance?

I often hear from people "this rod balances perfectly with this reel " or "this rod feels tip-heavy - I need a different reel to help it balance better". I was thinking about this today and just want to see if I'm way off-base based on my understanding of the physics, and to see ...

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