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by SWH
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: JPAngler
Replies: 21
Views: 2054

Re: JPAngler

They ship through a local courier that has some great deals with UPS etc., hence the good pricing.
by SWH
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass X7 Dropshot rod help
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Megabass X7 Dropshot rod help

I use the Simooom A LOT for dropshots in 10 - 50 feet of water and I really enjoy it. I had the Aaron Martens DS rod from the X4 lineup before and the Simoom is somewhat faster and so much more sensitive in my hand. I fish with size 2 DS hooks and landed some 15 lbs. northern pike as bi-catches with...
by SWH
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: MB X7 AM 71 or a C40 Mephisto
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: MB X7 AM 71 or a C40 Mephisto

I bought the 71X7 for frogs, but I don't frog much. It's a great frog rod though that is super nice for 3/8 - 1 oz jigs, t-rigs, and other bottom contacts. Mine is paired with an IP79 which matches the rod nicely.
by SWH
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano Lesath Series
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Shimano Lesath Series

I have the new Lesath BX in a 9'0 model with 10 - 30 gram lure range that I use for sea trout fishing with waders right off the beach in Scandinavia. Nice rod overall that performs well in casting distance and it loads well with fish on it. The tip is fast enough to work a lure as well as the rod ha...
by SWH
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Stella FI: Worth it?
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Stella FI: Worth it?

I have a 2500 FE and FI and they're both excellent reels worth the money. The new FI is step up from the FE and feels even more refined with more torque somehow. Solid reel that is worth its price.
by SWH
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Type of breakage
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Type of breakage

What type of breakage does a clean break as opposed to one with fibers hanging out constitute? Just snapped my Super Red Demon and it almost looks like it was cut - nice and clean. How old is the rod and how much has it been used? Much like glass or acrylic, a score in the material will allow it to...
by SWH
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Type of breakage
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Type of breakage

What type of breakage does a clean break as opposed to one with fibers hanging out constitute? Just snapped my Super Red Demon and it almost looks like it was cut - nice and clean.

On a side note: How do I remove the epoxy to salvage the guides?
by SWH
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: megabass destroyer x7 extreme mission
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: megabass destroyer x7 extreme mission

X7 rods are all super sensitive. My favorite lineup from MB so far.
by SWH
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Savage Line THru
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Re: Savage Line THru

I don't like it and gave my mine to a kid. I had the medium sink version with line comming out of the mouth, it doesn't stay down well at all. I believe the heavy will be better as the line comes out of the top of its head similar to a huddleston. It swims well at higher speeds with a large side to ...
by SWH
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: TS78X
Replies: 4
Views: 487

TS78X

Hi Just a heads up if you're thinking of buying it. I've had this rod since it came out and been fishing swimbaits in the 4 - 6 ounce range for a while and the blank seems to work well with these baits, but the handle is just too short with only ca. 12.5" from butt to edge of reel seat. Anyone else ...
by SWH
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Z2020HL and Ryoga 2020L for swimbaits
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: Z2020HL and Ryoga 2020L for swimbaits

igl00jx wrote:I use a Pluton 200HSL (with 5.1:1 gears) and a Z2020HL. I prefer the Pluton with lower gears for higher resistance baits and the Z for lower resistance/topwaters. I find the Pluton to be easier while fishing Hudds
Do you consider a Hudd a resistance bait?
by SWH
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Z2020HL and Ryoga 2020L for swimbaits
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Z2020HL and Ryoga 2020L for swimbaits

Hi

Anyone fished 5 ounce swimbaits with both reels for a long enough period to pick a clear favorite? You don't get much resistance form an 8" hudd, so maybe the comfort of a Z and the slightly higher IPT is a benefit.
by SWH
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Aussie pride
Replies: 33
Views: 5096

Re: Aussie pride

Is the internal line feature good?
by SWH
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass X7 spinning for dropshot?
Replies: 18
Views: 1789

Re: Megabass X7 spinning for dropshot?

kakaryan wrote:How does the skeleton grip feel?
Very good, you hold the reel foot between the little and the ring finger and put your pointer on the blank. Nice firm grip and no obstacles.
by SWH
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass X7 spinning for dropshot?
Replies: 18
Views: 1789

Re: Megabass X7 spinning for dropshot?

I have both the rods you mention and the Simoom is just super sensitive and a better DS rod with its lighter and faster tip. I think it's worth the extra :)