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by mickeyfin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Round vs Low Profile reels. Which one do you prefer?
Replies: 23
Views: 2495

Re: Round vs Low Profile reels. Which one do you prefer?

Just sold my last round level wind reel. I enjoyed fishing it on 9' rods. That said, the low profiles are much easier to deal with when a lazy thumb causes an overrun.
Mick
by mickeyfin
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels
Replies: 31
Views: 12468

Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

I try to keep inshore reels under $250 and offshore reels under $500
Inshore reels like the new Tranx that sell for $280-300 are on my
shopping list so "out the window" goes my cost controls
Maybe do
by mickeyfin
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curators 300ej
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Curado 300ej

Oops, that's Curado. Damn spell ahead
by mickeyfin
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curators 300ej
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Curators 300ej

FYI
The 300ej On sale for $209 at Cabelas

Go gettum, Mick
by mickeyfin
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Posting in Classifieds Forum
Replies: 15
Views: 1781

Re: Posting in Classifieds Forum

Just wondering if time spent on Tackle Tour should count as much as posting? I've posted less than 100 times even though I've been here for 5 years
YMMV

Mick
by mickeyfin
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is it the rod or the reel?
Replies: 27
Views: 3372

Re: Is it the rod or the reel?

I've used $100 rods with $300 reels. There are more rod manufacturers compared to reels makers to choose from, therefore more competition for the dollar. A few of the top rod makers have come out with decent low budget rods. You can find a few good inexpensive reels as well. If I was in this positio...
by mickeyfin
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Swimbait Reel
Replies: 14
Views: 1505

Re: Swimbait Reel

I use Shimano Curado's for swimbaits. The 200 & 300 series are very good. Smooth as silk, castes well and has pretty good stopping power. Practically maintenance free, just rinse and add a drop of oil to a few key locations.
YMMV

go gettum!
Mick
by mickeyfin
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass US vs Japan models
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: Megabass US vs Japan models

sweet! what do you plan on using the extreme mission for? do you own any other XX rods? I target saltwater calico bass in So. Cal. We have an 8 man charter group that loves to throw plastics from 1/4 to 1 oz. There's Yellowtail, white sea bass and a few rockfish mixed in. We fish shallows near stru...
by mickeyfin
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass US vs Japan models
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: Megabass US vs Japan models

Pulled the trigger. Hopefully won't need a warranty but will more than likely snap the tip off in no time. I'm an expert LOL

Thanks, Mick
by mickeyfin
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass US vs Japan models
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Megabass US vs Japan models

Hey Y'all. Hope everyone had a Happy New Years.
'Scuse my ignorance on the subject.
I'm considering buying the 7'5" Orochi "extreme mission" rod to go with a Curado 200I. I came across the JDM model for about $50 less. Besides the red color trim is it the same rod?
thanks, Mick
by mickeyfin
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid lb for swimbaits
Replies: 19
Views: 2533

Re: Braid lb for swimbaits

I use 40 to 65# power pro braid and 50# suffix. Haven't had a problem with either. I fish in saltwater around structure, eel grass and paddies. Prefer shock leaders of flouro or mono top shots for swimbaits and live

Go gettum, Mick
by mickeyfin
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Braid???
Replies: 89
Views: 24929

Re: Daiwa J-Braid???

Recently tried the 40# j braid on a spinning reel and am satisfied with the feel of the line and casting. Haven't landed anything larger than a 2.5# calico bass. Next test will be tuna fishing this summer but feel confident about the quality of the product.
Ymmv
Mick
by mickeyfin
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: tackletour equivalent
Replies: 6
Views: 4531

Re: tackletour equivalent

Bloodydecks out of San Diego covers fishing, tackle etc
Mick
by mickeyfin
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium '13 handle
Replies: 12
Views: 2549

Re: Metanium '13 handle

Ugh, got beat
Shimano sold out of handles since I posted this thread.

Mick

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