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by njbasscat
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods you bought for one technique that you weren't thrilled with initially ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

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

MB X4 Destruction. I bought it for punching mats. When I received it and put a reel on it, I was so un-impressed, I almost sold it. One day I tied on a 1/2 oz chatterbait. After hooking my first bass over 4 lbs that morning, I realized how well it works for moving baits. The softer action keeps them...
by njbasscat
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1683

Re: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?

I like a mix of both. Cork below the reel and EVA on the locking nut and butt cap for split grip setup.
by njbasscat
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Uses for Copoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 1338

Re: Uses for Copoly?

No issues with breakage. Be careful tying your knots and you will be ok. If you get a bad backlash, that could cause issues because heat caused by friction can create weak spots in the line. One you get used to casting with it, you shouldn't have any issues. The sensitivity depends on the line. Eas...
by njbasscat
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Uses for Copoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 1338

Re: Uses for Copoly?

No issues with breakage. Be careful tying your knots and you will be ok. If you get a bad backlash, that could cause issues because heat caused by friction can create weak spots in the line. One you get used to casting with it, you shouldn't have any issues. The sensitivity depends on the line. Easy...
by njbasscat
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Uses for Copoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 1338

Re: Uses for Copoly?

I use copoly for topwater and squarebills. Braid for chatterbaits. For everything else, I use flouro. Any particular reason? I'm a big fan of fluorocarbon but its not the best choice for every application. For topwater poppers and walkers, I want a floating line with some stretch to help keep the f...
by njbasscat
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Uses for Copoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 1338

Re: Uses for Copoly?

I use copoly for topwater and squarebills. Braid for chatterbaits. For everything else, I use flouro.
by njbasscat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: Daiwa Steez

My bad. I was thinking about the 1012 which I have which comes stock with 90mm.
by njbasscat
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: Daiwa Steez

jprice92 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Well I just got a great deal on a new Daiwa sv tw 1016sv-sh for 350 shipped!
I have one as well. No mods needed as the handle is 90mm. You won't regret it.
by njbasscat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your favorite obscure reels
Replies: 34
Views: 2553

Re: Your favorite obscure reels

I purchased a Fin Nor Ahab spinning combo for inshore fishing over 20 years ago. I got back into freshwater fishing and the combo worked really well. I still have the rod and use it as a loaner to friends who are guests on my boat and inshore fishing when I get near saltwater. I used the reel so muc...
by njbasscat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: Daiwa Steez

Steez CT SV. I used the stock 80mm handle last season but just switched all 3 that I have to 90mm handles. The reel itself is great for lighter weights but will also handle 3/8 to 3/4 as well. Daiwa hit a home run with this reel.
by njbasscat
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best lipless crankbait in da business
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Re: Best lipless crankbait in da business

Cotton Cordell Super Spot or Red Eye Shad are my favorites.
by njbasscat
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis rods
Replies: 17
Views: 1381

Re: G. Loomis rods

I have been very fortunate as well with my NRX's. No issues and they have held up well. I think all but 1 were rep samples so I didn't pay anywhere near MSRP. Honestly, I purchased them for the sensitivity and they deliver that. I have a bunch of MB rods that are prettier but not near as sensitive.
by njbasscat
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Best Buy
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

Re: 2019 Best Buy

My best buy of 2019 was a Steez CT SV. I liked it so much, I bought another and am getting ready to add a 3rd.
by njbasscat
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Best Buy
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

Re: 2019 Best Buy

Am I reading TW correctly? Are they $49 each. Ouch!
by njbasscat
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)

I landed a 14 lb northern pike on a 110 with 6lb test on a medium light spinning rod. The hooks help up fine. I usually fish 110's on 8LB fluoro with a medium power rod. Make sure you set the drag accordingly. Heavier line with too much tension on the drag will bend those hooks as others have said.