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by cjr4497
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832
Replies: 20
Views: 13737

Re: Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832

most line is rated by its breaking strength with a fishing knot, and not the line's actual tensile strength,knotless breaking strength. the samurai is obviously rated by its tensile strength.
by cjr4497
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: How many combos do you guys have
Replies: 161
Views: 32733

Re: How many combos do you guys have

lets see if I can remember most of them off hand: all star cranking stick 7'3''mh/citica 100d - deep cranks and rattle trap all star cranking stick 7'm/curado cu200 - large topwater and medium cranks all star asr jerk bait rod/ curado 50e - hard jerk baits and wacky worm all star asr topwater spoon ...
by cjr4497
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for heavy pads
Replies: 36
Views: 5320

Re: Rod for heavy pads

I prefer a shorter rod in pads for the leverage and 30# braid as it cuts through the pads better. my new favorite rod when chunking into heavy pads is the Powell Max frog rod. it is 7' 3" and i find it much easier to pull fish through the pads with it than the 7.5' rods i have used in the past.
by cjr4497
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 100d or 50e
Replies: 26
Views: 3134

Re: Curado 100d or 50e

I have 6 100's and four 50's. to me the 50 e casts weightless worms further and easier, but i prefer the feel of the 100d in my hands. I fish all of my texas rigs, wacky rigs, and jerk baits on these reels and they excel regardless of lure weight. I have never felt a lack of power with them. using b...
by cjr4497
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is the Best Rod For Texas Rigs For $100 and under?
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

Re: What is the Best Rod For Texas Rigs For $100 and under?

I would stick with a 6' 6" to 7' medium heavy rod with a fast or extra fast action. I have found medium action rods to bee too soft to get the hook through a fluke or texas rigged soft plastic on long casts or in lots of grass. If you have an academy near by they have some blue H2O Xpress rods are g...
by cjr4497
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Seaguar Senshi
Replies: 6
Views: 1940

Re: Seaguar Senshi

i have used the 12 and 15# a little last year. the 12 is too thin for what i always use 12 for. i had breakoffs, and had to retie more. solved that my moving to 15#. This is fine with me because i was using suffix elite 12# which is of a larger diameter, 0.014", than the 15# senshi, claims 0.012" di...
by cjr4497
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: What knot?
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: What knot?

blood knot when linking mono to mono or mono to fluro. I use the albright with about 10-12 wraps when linking braid to my mono backing. Both of these knots are very low profile, pass through guides easily, and are very strong. I redfish with my bass gear and have had them take me well into my backi...
by cjr4497
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: What is your go to braid?
Replies: 48
Views: 8851

Re: What is your go to braid?

i try different line every year, and i always go back to Power Pro as my braid of choice. Yes it fades but a permanent marker takes care of the problem really quickly. Likes: doesn't swell when wet, last for years, small diameter, super abrasion resistance, casts a mile, not too limp like so many ot...
by cjr4497
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Powell Max Square Bill
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Powell Max Square Bill

i have one and will probably buy another pretty soon. I have a full year and a half using this rod. It is fantastic! i put a chronarch 100b on it and find it balances well. As said the the TT review it is a great spinnerbait rod as well as a squarebill rod. I have used it a lot for texas rigged plas...
by cjr4497
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: MH all purpose rod, Just 1, 150 or less
Replies: 46
Views: 6564

Re: MH all purpose rod, Just 1, 150 or less

I would pick the Powell you listed or the Max Square Bill rod. I have the Square Bill and have used it for everything you mentioned. It is a spectacular do it all rod. It is graphite and quite sensitive. It is not a typical crank bait rod.
by cjr4497
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: best rod for best value?
Replies: 20
Views: 3792

Re: best rod for best value?

i am all about the big V and for me the All Star ASR Series and BPS Carbonlites are tops in the $100 max spot. I have both they are great. All Stars are hard to find right know. Ebay and academy are the only places that have them. cabela's rep said they will be carrying them again. might be a while ...
by cjr4497
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Knots?
Replies: 18
Views: 1625

Re: Knots?

ogrich31 took the words right out of my mouth. X2 everything he said, but i must add that the only time i have gotten away with a regular palomar on braid was while using 50# plus braid.
by cjr4497
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: should I try seaguar or sunline?
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

Re: should I try seaguar or sunline?

Hey everyone im gonna give fluoro a shot this year. Im still unsure about flouro so I dont want to spend a ton of money. Would seagaur red label or sunline super fluorocarbon be better? OR trilene, even though i am not crazy about trilene. Which one would have less breakoffs, and better casting. An...
by cjr4497
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Monofilament With Least Amount of Memory
Replies: 30
Views: 7168

Re: Monofilament With Least Amount of Memory

to me it is Sufix Eite
by cjr4497
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: sunline super fluorocarbon??
Replies: 11
Views: 2981

Re: sunline super fluorocarbon??

Ahhhh, this is all good to hear. I picked up a spool of 20# and 16# yesterday. I got 16# the instead of 14# because it was no larger in diameter than a lot of 12# to 14# lines of various other brands' fluoro and mono. I like 14# or 15# for general purpose fishing where the cover isn't too bad. I wil...