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by JoseC
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which is your favorite rod company?
Replies: 324
Views: 162140

Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

13 Fishing ;)
by JoseC
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Controlling a Kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 3251

Re: Controlling a Kayak

With a hobie you can do exactly what you described. Its one of the main ways I fish in windy days, point to the wind or current, hold position by pedaling, fish the area, move to the next area and repeat.:D By point to the wind do you mean the front of the kayak is pointing into the wind and then y...
by JoseC
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: How many rods?
Replies: 30
Views: 12956

Re: How many rods?

I really depends where I am fishing but I have been known to bring anywhere from 2-5 rods with me. With my current crate setup I can carry 5 comfortably.
by JoseC
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Controlling a Kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 3251

Re: Controlling a Kayak

How do you guys adeptly control a kayak when you have two hands on the rod and reel? I'm trying to mentally picture it. I used to fish from an inflatable kickboat which allowed me to kick with fins while I fished and row to move from spot to spot. In a kickboat you kick and row backwards, while it ...
by JoseC
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: mojo glass rods
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: mojo glass rods

Thanks for the feedback guys. This has definitely helped.

I have carpal tunnel so weight does matter. If heavy is the first thing that comes to mind when using these rods, it will probably be a problem
by JoseC
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: mojo glass rods
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

mojo glass rods

Anyone tried these out?
by JoseC
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2013 St.Croix Legend Xtreme Rods
Replies: 21
Views: 3499

Re: 2013 St.Croix Legend Xtreme Rods

I have caught the heck out of some fish with my extremes and have never had any issues with grooving guides. Even though I am a big fan of recoils, the K guides are a fantastic upgrade. I wonder if I can upgrade my old extremes for the new ones. I saw them at Icast and the rod looks and feels amazing
by JoseC
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Swimbait for tarpon?
Replies: 14
Views: 3799

Re: Swimbait for tarpon?

Try a DOA 5.5BFL. I have caught a few poons on this lure before. I have hooked them on a few other swimbaits and plugs but the problem with hardbaits is the weight helps them dislodge from the tarpon's mouth when she goes airborne. Its really hard to get one to stick. Some of my favorite tarpon lure...
by JoseC
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Best inshore low profile baitcasters?
Replies: 57
Views: 46058

Re: Best inshore low profile baitcasters?

I just got a Zillion coastal and am very impressed. I am from Tampa and target the same species as you. Been kayak fishing for 7 years and have never looked back. With a drag upgrade you can put down about 13-15lbs of drag but I never really lock it down because I fish with artificial lures 99% of t...
by JoseC
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Baitcaster vs Spinning casting distance
Replies: 19
Views: 3095

Re: Baitcaster vs Spinning casting distance

This is something I have discussed with friends for a long time. I think it just depends on the lb line and type of lure you are throwing. When using light braid and light lures, I believe a spinning reel will deliver longer even when casting into the wind. When using light braid and heavy lures, I ...
by JoseC
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Hobie vs. Native watercraft
Replies: 22
Views: 7097

Re: Hobie vs. Native watercraft

Since we seem to have difficulties communicating, let me give my opinion in an easy way for you to understand: Mirage drive advantages: More efficient than the propel drive Can operate in shallow water by flutter kicking Ability to choose from varying flipper length options Does not pick up as much ...
by JoseC
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lexa 100 cranking model
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Lexa 100 cranking model

Does anyone have any feedback on the lexa 100's with the slower gear ratio for cranking? How well does it cast heavier baits such a medium/large cranks? I can pony up for the Zillion but was thinking about saving a couple bucks and putting it into a better rod All I would be using it for would be th...
by JoseC
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez or Stella for NRX 852S
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Steez or Stella for NRX 852S

Stella 3000FE hands down
by JoseC
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix LT Crank Rods
Replies: 8
Views: 1465

Re: St Croix LT Crank Rods

I have the MM crank rod for throwing the shallow stuff and small lipless, but am looking to get a deeper crank rod. Anyone have experience with the Big Crank model (7'8" MHM).....just wondering if it can handle a DD20. I mostly fish in the 10-16ft range but occasionally go to 20fters. I have fished...
by JoseC
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Hobie vs. Native watercraft
Replies: 22
Views: 7097

Re: Hobie vs. Native watercraft

I still do see the propel drive as superior.Jose,you said you use the hobie's mirage drive to essentially keep you stationary in current while fishing,but certainly the propel drive can do the same thing...undeniable advantage for the propel drive is in flat water situations when pedaling or paddli...