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I like using a 6'10" rod for most topwater applications. I fish walking baits tip down as well and this length works best for me. I could see using a 6'6" rod, but I think much shorter would sacrifice some casting distance, and much longer would certainly hit the surface I'm standing or th...
- Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:48 am
- Forum: Reels
- Topic: How well does braided line cast on a baitcaster?
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Which lb test should I get? I have a 10lb Spiderwire Fluorobraid which is scary thin, almost SHARP with its .0069in(.175mm) diameter and I can't believe people are actually using that thin a braid for baitcasting. Wouldn't any accidental backlash be a disaster? But then again, if I used heavier bra...
I can't speak for the newer abus or lews, but if I didn't have my shimanos, I'd probably have to go with first or second Gen revos. I already use an abu soron stx 20 for most of my spinning work, and the skeet Reese revo still has a huge following. I used to own a 2nd Gen premiere and an inshore, an...
I looked into the 7'm crankbait rod a couple of days ago at the nearest shop that had them in stock (about an hour away), and I was glad I made the trip. Crankbaits are something I didn't use very much in the past, but I've been trying them more and more recently, with a great deal of success, and I...
- Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:08 am
- Forum: Show and Tell
- Topic: New winter CUSTOM RODS - not for the faint hearted :D
- Replies: 22
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Absolutely flawless, as always, savacs! Beautiful creations. I almost cringe at the thought of what the price would be were these for sale, with shipping to the states!
- Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:29 am
- Forum: General
- Topic: best brick and mortar tackle shop
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Mark's in B'ham is an awesome shop. I went there with my brother a couple of years ago to pick up an AR for him. It's amazing how they fit so much in that little store.
- Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:48 am
- Forum: Reels
- Topic: TD Zillion vs Curado I: better workhorse reel
- Replies: 20
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Let me start by saying I'm a Shimano guy. I love the palmability of the Shimano reels, and I love the new SVS infinity breaking system. I wouldn't hesitate to grab a Curado for the techniques you described. However, the original Zillion (haven't handled the new t-wing variant) is a boss, probably th...
- Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:38 am
- Forum: Rods
- Topic: What is your ideal balance point on a rod?
- Replies: 23
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I'd have to agree, it depends on the technique for the rod. For tip down presentations, I like it an inch or two before the foregrip, but for tip up, it has to be as close to the center of the reel as possible.