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by Native
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Core vs steez
Replies: 40
Views: 8835

Re: Core vs steez

Interesting conversation so far. Not having experience with the Core I've felt compelled to remain on the sidelines even though I have a beloved 103HA that performs with a subtle smoothness and casts likes theirs no tomorrow. The one thing that I thought I'd bring up is that some of the older gang t...
by Native
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: chronarch CI4+ & 13metanium
Replies: 36
Views: 10743

Re: chronarch CI4+ & 13metanium

" :-k I am rather disappointed in the ci4+ after seeing your review. ..." Thought there'd be more to the Chrony, at least more similarities to the Met than not. First the Tat, now this. Well at least I didn't find out in hand. Just means more reasons to buy JDM next year. Thanks for the break down! ...
by Native
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Demon on Mars
Replies: 18
Views: 3583

Re: Demon on Mars

WooooHooooo!!! Gotta love 'em!!! Fantastic man. Absolutely gorgeous combos. Have you used them yet? How do they feel? BTW, thanks for sharing Rick ... great photos. =P~ Dying to know what a combo like that feels like .. I can get close with some of mine, Calais 200 DC on an NRX, and a Certate on a N...
by Native
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: What's your favorite 2 oz. and under swimbait?
Replies: 13
Views: 5108

Re: What's your favorite 2 oz. and under swimbait?

Great topic! Tough answer, lol. Triton Mike's Bull Shad 5&6" (also 6" Herring). Probably caught more fish on this single brand bait than all my others combined! For those who are looking for good baits that fit this description and are very productive, and I hope no one minds, but it's for the benef...
by Native
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Frog line
Replies: 17
Views: 4545

Re: Frog line

I use Sufix 832 in 65# and really appreciate the finer quality braid that it is. I've found that a frog reel also benefits from a TIGHT reel spooling with whatever braid line you choose so it can't dig in when you cross the fishes eyes on the set. If you don't know how to do this yourself then have ...
by Native
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Role of 2012 Antares in your arsenal
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: Role of 2012 Antares in your arsenal

I am planning to get New Antares HG or Antares DC7LV for jerkbaits/topwaters in the range of 3/4 to 1 1/2 oz. And sometimes some jigs of the same range. (Still looking for the perfection rod for that application.) Long casts is one of my priorities, because I have to comb large areas. Comfortable p...
by Native
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: why is the edge 705-1 more expensive than other edge rods?
Replies: 13
Views: 2363

Re: why is the edge 705-1 more expensive than other edge ro

The first thing I noticed when I got my Edge Mag 705 spiral wrapped rod, specifically with my first decent fish, was the lack of handle twist or torque while fighting the fish. It's an incredible feeling! You can actually relax your hand on the handle while fighting the fish because you aren't fight...
by Native
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass fishing superjumbo perch!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4473

Re: Bass fishing superjumbo perch!!!

Wow now that's a fish to work for, man! :shock: As good a fighters as the ones we have here in the states are I'll bet those suckers are just spectacular fighters there in Germany! =P~ Congrats on the beautiful fish and thank you very much for sharing that beauty with us, wow!
by Native
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1395
Views: 313794

Re: Where are the shimanos?

Wow you’ve taken an excellent performing reel which is a classic and turned it into a piece of art, like a monoblock. I have to seriously consider doing this to one of my CQ 51’s. Awesome job esoxstyle. =D> =D> =D> Correct me if I’m wrong but it seems this also removed the dings, cuts and scrapes w...
by Native
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New PB Redfish on Lake Ponchartrain
Replies: 9
Views: 2313

Re: New PB Redfish on Lake Ponchartrain

Tremendous fish Lon! Awesome angling getting him thru the pylons without a break-off. Sheez, 12# Momoi High Catch Mono? Man you have got some cajones! Doesn't take much in your waters to cut or abrade your line to a break off ... Great job turning a possible loss into a definite win! :laugh1:
by Native
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass fishing superjumbo perch!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4473

Re: Bass fishing superjumbo perch!!!

Incredible, what did that pig weigh? A guess?
by Native
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Latest addition
Replies: 45
Views: 11914

Re: Latest addition

Yea man, happiness is a high end round reel! Dang those are beautiful.
by Native
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Edge Rods (gary loomis) anybody fished it yet/
Replies: 6
Views: 1899

Re: Edge Rods (gary loomis) anybody fished it yet/

Can someone confirm this round doesn't have a trigger? Don't quite know what you're referring to but both the TW and the Edge site can provide images of the rods and confirm which have triggers (basically all casting thru medium heavy, beyond triggerless) and which don't. Also, plz call them (ask f...
by Native
Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Swimbait Fishing and Economics...???
Replies: 18
Views: 6515

Re: Swimbait Fishing and Economics...???

Personally I believe that swimbait fishing is at a different level that the other techniques because you're focusing on bigger fish with bigger baits, at least I am. It's a primary focus not about having one or two 6" baits and tossing them just once in a while. The other techniques seem to be less ...