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by toddmc
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are You PUNCHING with?
Replies: 59
Views: 5581

Re: What are You PUNCHING with?

I had a Point Blank PB761HF built this summer that has a SV103XS on it. It's great for half ounce jigs and regular duty flipping and pitching, but it maxes out at 3/4 ounce for punching in my opinion. I feel like I need a little more rod to get a rhythm with the 1-1.5 ounce weights. The 8 foot rods...
by toddmc
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: OG Zillion Variations
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: OG Zillion Variations

The OG Zillion is still the benchmark for durable easy palming aluminum framed baitcast reels. The only issue is that the 36mm spool doesn't have as many aftermarket options. The Ray's Studio DIY spool has helped this platform. Buy a used standard OG and a DIY spool and you will have both heavy and...
by toddmc
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: OG Zillion Variations
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: OG Zillion Variations

The OG Zillion is still the benchmark for durable easy palming aluminum framed baitcast reels. The only issue is that the 36mm spool doesn't have as many aftermarket options. The Ray's Studio DIY spool has helped this platform. Buy a used standard OG and a DIY spool and you will have both heavy and ...
by toddmc
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are You PUNCHING with?
Replies: 59
Views: 5581

Re: What are You PUNCHING with?

I had a Point Blank PB761HF built this summer that has a SV103XS on it. It's great for half ounce jigs and regular duty flipping and pitching, but it maxes out at 3/4 ounce for punching in my opinion. I feel like I need a little more rod to get a rhythm with the 1-1.5 ounce weights. The 8 foot rods ...
by toddmc
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Recent builds
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Recent builds

I’m a big sk fan. It’s light and comfortable for me. I’ve modified ecs seats to a split style before the sk came along but since the sk exists there’s obviously no need. Now if the trigger bothers you the modified ecs might be the way to go. The acs I do not care for at all. I've also modified a lo...
by toddmc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Recent builds
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Recent builds

Those SK seats are the worst seat ever, at least for me. Of course, I don't like any split reel seat. I guess that's why we have choices, and I like choices. I didn't care for the one and only SK seat that I had a rod built with until I used tennis racquet grip tape as an arbor to fill the gap betw...
by toddmc
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Completed my first Point Blank build...
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Completed my first Point Blank build...

Mike I’d be interested in that spreadsheet. Todd I just built the 873.5 It actually had more power than I expected. It’s a versatile rod though for heavier stuff. I have a 6’9” elite-x drying now. I’m not as happy about it’s balance and weight. It’s heavier than advertised and about .1 of an ounce ...
by toddmc
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Completed my first Point Blank build...
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Completed my first Point Blank build...

Also I’ve bought a couple of the mhx elite-x blanks lately. They’re light and feel good. I will add though that with nothing on them they don’t feel balanced. Basically the weight of the blank is carried forward. This will balance out some when it’s built of course but it’s worth noting. The two Po...
by toddmc
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...

I generally start with reaction baits/hardbaits and then use the plastics for cleanup.
by toddmc
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Finesse Monofilament/Fluorocarbon
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Finesse Monofilament/Fluorocarbon

The harder fluoros aren't going to do well on a 2000 size spool. The finesse fluoros will have more stretch and be less sensitive than non-finesse versions. I would go with those or mono if you are not fishing bottom contact lures. I would fish Sniper if you are fishing bottom contact lures. One lin...
by toddmc
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: What does it mean when 'baby' bass pop up all over the water's surface?
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: What does it mean when 'baby' bass pop up all over the water's surface?

This years spawn will be about that size and they will often be in large schools this time of year. This is very typical behavior. They are usually very aggressive and wiling to attack whatever is available. It's usually small baitfish that they are after. The small bass are eating very small silver...
by toddmc
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Zillion 50th Anniversary drag star
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Daiwa Zillion 50th Anniversary drag star

This is my take on the 50th.
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by toddmc
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Zillion 50th Anniversary drag star
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Daiwa Zillion 50th Anniversary drag star

The 50th drag star doesn't have a brass center insert like the standard OG Zillion star . The 50th drag star is several grams lighter than the OG Zillion star, and a lighter silver (not gunmetal) color. This is the main reason why Daiwa lists a lighter weight for the 50th versus the OG Zillion. The ...
by toddmc
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 825
Views: 149278

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

The silver knobs give a reel an original look. IMG_0288.JPG Best looking fuego I have seen! =D> I bought the knobs for an OG Zillion that is silvered-out, but I like the way that they look on the Fuego also. I'm trying to give all of my custom reels looks that are original. The Fuego is on a custom...
by toddmc
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 825
Views: 149278

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

The silver knobs give a reel an original look. IMG_0288.JPG What spool is this? I'm gonna say it's the unported Ray's spool. Yes, that is what it is. I wanted something more durable than the ported spool. I don't know why people buy the ported spool when the non-ported spool is less than 1 gram hea...

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