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by toddmc
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Balancing.... Correct me if I am wrong...
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Rod Balancing.... Correct me if I am wrong...

Most people will like a rod balanced near the faceplate for tip up presentations, like worms and jigs. A balance point that is a little farther up the rod is fine for reaction baits fished with the tip down. I would use the NRX for worms and the Conquest for reaction baits based on what you are show...
by toddmc
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Xplasma Asegai
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: Sunline Xplasma Asegai

I find it curious that after using "the worst braid I have ever used" that you want to try another from the same maker. Just saying. The bigger line companies make so many products to cover as many of the possible scenarios as possible that the odds say that they are going to get at least...
by toddmc
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying Multiple Bait Colors as Backups...???
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Buying Multiple Bait Colors as Backups...???

You should always have experience/confidence in a bait that you use in tournaments. I must always have at least three each of a few basic colors. I keep the colors simple and I know under what conditions each color is likely to work. There is no such thing as being over-prepared. I often start with ...
by toddmc
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Study Abroad in the USA!Where?
Replies: 19
Views: 3830

Re: Study Abroad in the USA!Where?

Hawaii has tuna and marlin, why would you want to fish for bass? I always thought the Americans loved them because they're all they have access to in all the landlocked states. CA has a great tuna bite in the summer. We have smaller marlin also. I fish for them all, but largemouth is my passion. I ...
by toddmc
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will you be willing to wear this hat when fishing?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Will you be willing to wear this hat when fishing?

I wore an old Glacier Glove hat like that many years ago before the masks were popular. The underchin strap helps with the wind issue. Unfortunately, the cape part of the hat always moved around in the wind and didn't always provide full coverage. Yes, you do look like a dork also :lol: . I currentl...
by toddmc
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: OG Zillion Spool Upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: OG Zillion Spool Upgrade

IMG_0288.JPG The DIY spool is the easiest to find spool upgrade for the OG Zillion and TD Fuego. The solid spool (no holes) is durable enough, and only about 1/2 gram heavier than the drilled spool. This reel is on a 7' medium crank rod (1.5 squarebill) right now. It does great for this application...
by toddmc
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV103- too smooth?
Replies: 18
Views: 927

Re: SV103- too smooth?

Try knobs with a harder material, such as the Zaion.
by toddmc
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks

Interesting discussion with the custom hook keeper on hooks. Paycheck Baits used to sell their hooks with already cut shrink tubing for you to install on their hooks, but I suppose those days are gone. They're only selling a trolling motor gadget for cutting weeds now. The shrink tube certainly wor...
by toddmc
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks

What size shrink tubing are you using? I am mostly a Straight Shank hook guy but use a lot of Offest Roundbend hooks for softer plastics when I want a a more secure hold on the plastic. Putting keepers on SS hooks is a great idea! I love the Owner Finesse Heavy Cover hooks but they are quite expens...
by toddmc
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: How fast is too fast?
Replies: 58
Views: 2752

Re: How fast is too fast?

I was using my zillion sv tws 9.1 last week to flip jigs for largemouths on leech lake. I ended up hooking several eater pike in the 26-30 inch class daily and never felt like i was having a torque issue, this was also fighting the fish in reeds and millfoil. You're a better man than I, Charlie Bro...
by toddmc
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My new acquisition
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: My new acquisition

I don't know about that orange sv spool, I think a red one would look much better. Should be a fun reel to fish. You may be right. I like originality of the orange spool, but a utilitarian look on an anything but a utilitarian reel is a bit off :lol: . I eyed that reel for a while when it was first...
by toddmc
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks

What size shrink tubing are you using? I am mostly a Straight Shank hook guy but use a lot of Offest Roundbend hooks for softer plastics when I want a a more secure hold on the plastic. Putting keepers on SS hooks is a great idea! I love the Owner Finesse Heavy Cover hooks but they are quite expens...
by toddmc
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New combo- carbon head Hien
Replies: 21
Views: 1185

Re: New combo- carbon head Hien

That's funny Toku. I had the Thermador appliances in my house when I met my wife about 11 years ago. I was in way too big of a house for a single guy. So, I sold it. I think those appliances are why my wife wanted to marry me :lol: . She loved to come over and cook for me. I had the same range top w...
by toddmc
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Reverting to Straight shank worm hooks

Heavy to medium wire EWG hooks really require an extra heavy "shotgun blast" style hook set after a little hesitation. It often takes the fish extra time to get bulky baits down in their crushers. I try to count to three and hit em hard. We often spend so much time fishing light wire hooks...
by toddmc
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: A NIGHT WE WILL NEVER FORGET
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: A NIGHT WE WILL NEVER FORGET

Good story man, made me smile big time. And good to see he caught a fish! Maybe Santa will bring him a Daiwa SV reel for Christmas. Those SV spools are fantastic for beginners. I was thinking of letting him use one of my SV reels, but I don't have any of the floats for the rod :lol: . I'm sure that...

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