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by big_gee
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Warm Weather Rain Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Best Warm Weather Rain Gear

I have a light weight Columbia rain jacket that I have had for years and it is awesome. Being in so cal I didn't want anything super heavy and this was one is perfect for when it's not super cold. My other rain suit is also a Columbia that is insulated but not heavy. The set cost me $250 from a Colu...
by big_gee
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Kage
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: Daiwa Kage

I have a couple of them and I was surprised on how light these rods were. I have the 8'H and the umbrella rig rod. The feel great in hand. The 8'H has a Daiwa Lexa 300H WN and the umbrella rig rod has a Tatula HD. I really like the feel of both of these setups. I will say the 8'H is pretty stout it ...
by big_gee
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 3552

Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

I have been fishing more of the cloud series and really like them. I use more of the crush for shallow water. My favorite thing to do is fish the Cloud 10 or 15 on 15lb line is less then 10 feet of water. Fishing it slow and bumping trees is awesome. The Crush50 has become a big part my squarebill l...
by big_gee
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tatula 7'2" mh vs. Zillion 7'3" mh
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Re: Tatula 7'2" mh vs. Zillion 7'3" mh

I think the Tatula is a decent rod but I gave it up and now I have 3 of the Cronos 7'3"MH. Great all around rod. My main use is jigs to 1/2 oz and Ikas.
by big_gee
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Braillist
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Megabass Braillist

I'm interested in this rod for jigs from 3/16 to 1/2 oz.

You say the sensitive is good not great?
by big_gee
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 3552

Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

I have been playing with the 6th Sense line of crankbaits and I have been pretty impressed. I used to use a lot of Strike King and Norman baits but I'm starting to make some changes.
by big_gee
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Comparison: Daiwa Tatula, Cronos, Steez XT?
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Comparison: Daiwa Tatula, Cronos, Steez XT?

Sorry hadn't been on TT for a couple of days. Work gets in the way.

I have all Tatula and Zillion SV's.,

I have not noticed any damage on my reels from my rods. I will say after every outing I take all of my reels off the rods and put them away.
by big_gee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Comparison: Daiwa Tatula, Cronos, Steez XT?
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Comparison: Daiwa Tatula, Cronos, Steez XT?

Unfortunately my Tatula is just collecting dust as I use both the Cronos and Steez XT you mentioned. Cronos 7'M I use for underspins, soft jerkbaits and small swimbaits Steez XT 7'M is my go to for hard jerkbaits, topwater, squarebills and swimbaits. The Tatula is a decent rod I just choose these tw...
by big_gee
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Steez XT
Replies: 16
Views: 4180

Re: Steez XT

I have several including the 7'M casting. I love this rod. My main use for it is jerkbaits small swimbaits and underspins. It is also a great rod for smaller topwater baits. I fishing 8 to 12 lb test on it depending on the situation.
by big_gee
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Favorite drop shot set ups
Replies: 35
Views: 4113

Re: Favorite drop shot set ups

I keep it simple.

Daiwa Steez AGS 7'
Ballistic LT 3000
Daiwa J-Briad 10lb
Seaguar Tatsu 6 lb leader
Daiwa J-Braid 20 lb
Seaguar Tatsu 8 lb Leader
by big_gee
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which reel for a 1/2oz swim jig + 5" swing impact fat trailer?
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: Which reel for a 1/2oz swim jig + 5" swing impact fat trailer?

You mean curls with at least 10 lb dumbbells. You might have to fight the ladies for them., :lol: :lol: :lol: I'm a workout fanatic so when I hear guys on here complaining about a reel the weighs 7 or 8 ounces it cracks me up. To each his own. I fish zillions and Tats so I have no issues. I use Zill...
by big_gee
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks

I have always use straight shank hooks for most of my T-rig applications. For T-rigs I use the Gamakatsu G-finesse heavy cover and I will use it on line from 10 to 15 lb. for my light wire stuff like Cal I use the new G-finesse light wire. John Murray did a video of why he prefers a straight shank f...
by big_gee
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: ICAST 2018 Rumors
Replies: 93
Views: 10827

Re: ICAST 2018 Rumors

Zona is now fishing with Seaguar so he must have mentioned the Power Pro early last year. Seaguar has a new braid coming out that is pretty sick.
by big_gee
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: ICAST 2018 Rumors
Replies: 93
Views: 10827

Re: ICAST 2018 Rumors

If you watch Zona live Seth is fishing with the new CG reel and when he palms the reel you can barely see the top so I assume it's small size will palm well.
by big_gee
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: NEW: Daiwa Tatula 100 (based off Steez)
Replies: 117
Views: 10756

Re: NEW: Daiwa Tatula 100 (based off Steez)

The new sanded cork are the revised Tatula rods. The Elite rods are still going to be silver with EVA.

As for he Zillion casting reel rumor has it they are being discontinued due to the new Tatula variants.

The new Kage swimbait rods with cork and are pretty sweet looking.

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