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by KlingerNOK
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Most specific chatterbait rod
Replies: 31
Views: 11745

Re: Most specific chatterbait rod

I'm using a KLX Feel N Reel 7'3" Heavy. This thing has boatloads of power and and incredible tip. I feel it's the perfect 1/2 oz chatterbaits rod for me. If I was fishing less grass and cover or fishing the 3/8 chatterbaits I'd use the medium heavy. Thank you for your answer Sir, Do you know how mu...
by KlingerNOK
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Baitcaster Braid Weight?
Replies: 8
Views: 5722

Re: Baitcaster Braid Weight?

Smaller diameter braid should cast farther but I still haven't figured out if it's diameter or weave that is the main culprit in line digging in. I use 30lb braid for topwaters like spooks and shower blows and had really good luck with Sufix 832 but I thought I'd try J-Braid. Terrible decision! That...
by KlingerNOK
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos
Replies: 23
Views: 7109

Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Back in the day, my old 5501 cranked in a ton of fish. Your Abu looks like a Raptor compared to my old beater :lol:
Great looking combo!
by KlingerNOK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Wart style baits
Replies: 14
Views: 9106

Re: Wart style baits

The Curve baits have gorgeous paint jobs available- absolutely love some of their colors, BUT the bait is way too buoyant. Even with a 2X No.2 on the front hanger, the bait pops up way too quickly. The Luck E Strike wart is a cheap bait that just needs new hooks. It hunts and comes in some good colo...
by KlingerNOK
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Strike King Thunder Cricket
Replies: 11
Views: 6692

Re: Strike King Thunder Cricket

They licensed its use from Z Man. Basically they are paying Z Man to copy the Jackhammer and offer it for a couple bucks less.
by KlingerNOK
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Phenix Rods Hydra 8 Strand Braided Line Green
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Phenix Rods Hydra 8 Strand Braided Line Green

I used 30lb last fall on my chatterbait rod and really liked it. Casts well, doesn't dig in too bad and seems to be a pretty tight, round weave.
by KlingerNOK
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ardent Outdoors sale?
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

Re: Ardent Outdoors sale?

They are an OEM reel from China's Haibo company. Probably an artificially high MSRP with a big percent off to increase sales.
They may or may not be a decent reel but I bet you could get them cheaper off Aliexpress or ebay under the Haibo name.
by KlingerNOK
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Scorpion MGL 150
Replies: 55
Views: 14052

Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

If this is a Curado K with an MGL spool, I'd have to think it's going to be a winner. Does anyone know any other specs about it yet? Yes... this is essentially the Curado K with an MGL spool painted in the traditional Scorpion reel color... should be a winner \:D/ I wouldnt say "traditional", more ...
by KlingerNOK
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Medium light spinning rod.
Replies: 8
Views: 2377

Re: Medium light spinning rod.

I have a Kistler Helium 3, 7' ML that I really enjoy fishing with. The NFC blank is a beautiful and sensitive piece of graphite. Probably get one for a little over $200 right now.
by KlingerNOK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Is there a better deep jerkbait than the staysee 90
Replies: 17
Views: 10054

Re: Is there a better deep jerkbait than the staysee 90

Pointer 100DD is my favorite deep diving jerk by far.
by KlingerNOK
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Weights
Replies: 266
Views: 210622

Re: Rod Weights

Put a few on the scale today. Some old, beat up rods, others brand new in my arsenal. Kistler Helium 3 7' ML spinning Fast 107.28g/3.78oz Kistler KLX Frog, Jig, worm 7'6" H mod-fast 137.68g/4.86oz Kistler KLX Feel-n-Reel 7'M composite 103.36g/3.65oz Lamiglas MB841E-H 7' MH custom E-Glass with a 2nd ...
by KlingerNOK
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Impressions of new Tatula rods?
Replies: 16
Views: 5105

Re: Impressions of new Tatula rods?

Anything would be an improvement over the handles on my previous gen. Tatula rods.
I'm eager to handle one in person.
by KlingerNOK
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Any baits out there that "walks" by itself?
Replies: 14
Views: 7439

Re: Any baits out there that "walks" by itself?

I've never used one, but the Bill Lewis Stutterstep is supposed to kind of wag on a straight retrieve.
by KlingerNOK
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: TW/Daiwa chatterbait rod
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

Re: TW/Daiwa chatterbait rod

Yea, I have the 7'2"MH glass Tat also, along with the 7'7"M-G. They are noticeably heavier than my Seeker & Lamiglas glass rods, but I do like their actions. I'm thinking the full grip would balance the TW rod better, but I'd hate to buy one and find out out it weighs 6.5- 7oz.
by KlingerNOK
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: TW/Daiwa chatterbait rod
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

TW/Daiwa chatterbait rod

Does anyone own the TW chatterbait rod? Curious as to your thoughts on it. Is it stupid/cumbersome heavy in weight? I'm actually looking at it for Ploppers. Currently I'm using an old, wore out 7'2" MH Seeker S-Glass along with braid, but unfortunately the finish has come off a 1/3 of the rod and I ...