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by Canga-
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: St Croix SCV panfish rods
Replies: 19
Views: 877

Re: St Croix SCV panfish rods

I got the 6’ ulf at a fishing show earlier this year for around 275, and while I haven’t used it yet, it feels great. I have a couple of the legend elite bass rods and love them and I have always wanted a nice 1pc ul rod, so I got it. I’ll put an og vanquish c2000hgs on it, which balances perfectly ...
by Canga-
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Orochi xxx or 2016 destroyer
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Megabass Orochi xxx or 2016 destroyer

The grip is comfortable, doesn’t feel much different than the msx in my hand. I use the lycoan mainly for plastics on a jighead, anything from a 2” senko on a 1/32, to a trd on a 1/8, mastly 1/16 head with a small plastic. Should be fine for trout, I don’t fish for them but it does make a nice panfi...
by Canga-
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Orochi xxx or 2016 destroyer
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Megabass Orochi xxx or 2016 destroyer

i have a msx limited 6'5" light and the 2016 destroyer lycoan (f1-61xs) and they are pretty similar, the destroyer is slightly more sensitive in my hands, but the msx is very sensitive too, balance is pretty much dead on with both rods with a og vanquish c2000hgs and a complex ci4+ c2500s f4, i have...
by Canga-
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Medium light spinning rod.
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Medium light spinning rod.

take a look at the st croix 6'10" mlxf, its not as stiff as the mxf and makes a good all around spinning rod, i have 2 of that model in the legend elite and they are fantastic.
by Canga-
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: whats your favourite tube and how do you fish it?
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: whats your favourite tube and how do you fish it?

i make my own tubes using the Angling AI 2.75" double dipper mold, they are awesome, a little fatter than the 2.5" berkely power tube. i make them using a hard formula plastisol for durability, as well as a medium for softness. and the mold is set up so you can make them with a normal head thickness...
by Canga-
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for a MH Spinning Rod w/ Moderate Action...
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Looking for a MH Spinning Rod w/ Moderate Action...

i havent handled them, and kind of forgot about them, but st croix also has a couple models in their inshore line with moderate actions, forget exactly what powers they come in, but they have a few different price ranges
by Canga-
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for a MH Spinning Rod w/ Moderate Action...
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Looking for a MH Spinning Rod w/ Moderate Action...

i have a couple of the older (pre-2011) st croix legend tournament walleye series MH/Mod rods and they are awesome, they work great for square bills (i usually throw 1.5's on them), and most medium depth cranks, not sure how well they would do with something like a dt16, as i never throw them. i als...
by Canga-
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods You Have Aquired For 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2007

Re: Rods You Have Aquired For 2019

ill be adding the 6'4" lxf st croix legend elite panfish rod at some point soon, to go with the 2015 exist 2003c i picked up on sale from TW. i have the 6'3" mlxf legend elite as well as 2 of the 6'10" mlxf legend elites and love them, so hoping the panfish version lives up to its big brothers. noth...
by Canga-
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: A Good Braid for Spinning Reels...
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: A Good Braid for Spinning Reels...

i have used sufix nanobraid since it was released (in the US anyways) and have had no problems with 6, 8 and 10lb, it casts and handles great, however has very little abrasion resistance. (nanofil was a coily mess when i tried it, and it broke off alot for no reason so i will not try it again) same ...
by Canga-
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Some stuff new on digitaka
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Some stuff new on digitaka

I was just looking around on digitaka and they have some new stuff up (none has stock yet that I saw). I know some Have been mentioned before, haven’t seen anything on others. New Certate LT. aluminum monocoque in 2500-4000 sizes, under $400, looks pretty appealing! Alphas CT SV, 70 sized Millionair...
by Canga-
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Glx or Legend Elite
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Glx or Legend Elite

i didnt have any problems with the XF tip on swimbaits, but i think if i went with a medium over a medium-light, that might be different. i havent used the current gen of the 6'8" mxf, but i had a previous model, and it was faster than the ML by a bit. the 6'10" mlxf i would call more of a medium-me...
by Canga-
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Glx or Legend Elite
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Glx or Legend Elite

i havent used (or handled) the loomis so i cant comment there, but i have 2 of the LE's and they are awesome, i have never had any problems feeling a bite on them, very sensitive rods. i usually have a 1/8 ned rig on them, but also spent a lot of time throwing a small swimbait (baby rage swimmer, al...
by Canga-
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: All around spinning rod (NRX v. ST. C LE v MB Add)
Replies: 8
Views: 3394

Re: All around spinning rod (NRX v. ST. C LE v MB Add)

the st croix LE 6'10 mlxf is what i would get (in fact i have 2 of them), i dont have any experience with the NRX or addermine. the 6'10 mlxf is definitely between the mlf and mf st croixs, and makes for a great all around spinning rod. other than crank baits and very light "ned rigs" i use that rod...
by Canga-
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 18' Steez Type-2 or 16' Vanquish C2500xxx
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: 18' Steez Type-2 or 16' Vanquish C2500xxx

Are there any differences between the 17 and 18 models with the Steez lineup? I lost my handle on my old Steez spinning reel and considering the cost it might be worth it to just get a new reel. as far as i know the 17 models were the high speed gear ratios, 6.x:1 while the 18 models were the norma...
by Canga-
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: ICAST 2018 Quick Hits : New HIGH END UL rods from St. Croix
Replies: 22
Views: 2948

Re: ICAST 2018 Quick Hits : New HIGH END UL rods from St. Croix

Nothing to do with the panfish rods, but, with the 6’3” mlxf I landed a 40”, 45+ lb flathead catfish yesterday, with a 2018 Daiwa steez type 2, 6 lb j-braid x8 and a 8lb floro leader, it took about 20 mins, every time I got it near the boat it took off again. Rod handled it in stride, not a super po...