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by The Pond King
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Is the Senko Still King in 2020?
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Is the Senko Still King in 2020?

There’s been much discussion already on if senkos really are the best and if knockoffs actually compare in performance to the original. For the longest time and even still to large degree today, I hold the position that the original senko is the best out of all the other copycat stickbaits. In my op...
by The Pond King
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 7'6" Spinning Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 3661

Re: 7'6" Spinning Rods

I’m glad this thread popped up. I was also thinking about getting a 7’ 6” spinning rod. Is the Steez AGS better than Conquest 902SJR in your guys’ opinions?
by The Pond King
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: MegaBass Super Orochi XXX F5-68K
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: MegaBass Super Orochi XXX F5-68K

@bronzefly aka Gary from TackleTrap, I have been referred to you by several people that you are the foremost authority on Megabass Rods. In fact, it was through one of your posts that I first even found about the MegaBass Super Orochi XXX F5-68K. I don't mean to inconvenience you, but if you would b...
by The Pond King
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: MegaBass Super Orochi XXX F5-68K
Replies: 2
Views: 428

MegaBass Super Orochi XXX F5-68K

Hi guys, I’m thinking about picking up my first MegaBass rod. I want to get a MegaBass Super Orochi XXX F5-68K . I’ve researched the living crap out of it. However, there really isn’t much information about this rod, so I’m going to have to ask the enthusiasts on this board. I have been getting into...
by The Pond King
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: GLX reel seats
Replies: 19
Views: 1588

Re: GLX reel seats

I never understood those reviews because they are most comfortable reels on a rod I’ve ever had.
by The Pond King
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix Legend Elite
Replies: 6
Views: 3376

St. Croix Legend Elite

Hi guys, I really want to thank you last time for the feedback you guys provided me. It really helped with my buying decisions. Unfortunately, the gear monkey is back again, and I can’t shake him off. I’ve read a really good article on TackleTour on the St. Croix Legend Elite 7’ medium power fast ac...
by The Pond King
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest
Replies: 24
Views: 6182

Re: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest

Do you fish a lot? I’m out of town but my he3 cork looks better then yours and I’m pleased with my 17 Zbone. I’m traveling now or I would post photos I have not used my HE3. I got that rod last week. It's brand new, but I did apply U40 to it. I've also applied U40 to my Avid or GLX that are in the ...
by The Pond King
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest
Replies: 24
Views: 6182

Re: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest

So check this out guys: 1. Here's a pic of the Kistler Helium 3's cork, a rod that retails for $300, compared to a Daiwa DX combo (I bought the combo for $20.. it's a good channel catfish rod lol). Can you believe the cork on the Helium 3 is of the same quality cork as a $10 rod?! It's unacceptable:...
by The Pond King
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest
Replies: 24
Views: 6182

Re: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest

I have the 7-6 LE-5 Z-Bone and the CNQ 904. Both are great rods. They are neck and neck as far as sensitivity. With the Z-Bone being on sale, you can't go wrong. Very good information. Thank you, TommyG! Z bone owner Tried one. Not impressed Seems they kept the Z and gave me the bone I prefer the H...
by The Pond King
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest
Replies: 24
Views: 6182

2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest

Hi all, I've been researching heavily online for the new Kistler 2019 Z Bone rod. Unfortunately, there really isn’t much recent information out there. It also seems like there are way more G. Loomis owners then there are people who own Kistlers, so the information on these rods are much more scarce ...
by The Pond King
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod balance Loomis / St Croix
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Re: Rod balance Loomis / St Croix

I can’t help you with the nrx 854 as I actually haven’t even held it but will offer my opinion based on a handful of other loomis rods, and st. Croix. The new legend tourneys are better balanced then the previous generation. Still a little tip heavy though. The legend elites and x’s are better bala...
by The Pond King
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Best Swimbait Rod
Replies: 26
Views: 4292

Re: The Best Swimbait Rod

Man, I really want the Artex rod now but with how hard it is to get, it's just not feasible. I'm not going to put in that much effort to get the Artex. I don't mind dropping the cash as much, but I don't the got the time for that. I want the Artex because it looks sooo cool and after I started going...
by The Pond King
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Best Swimbait Rod
Replies: 26
Views: 4292

Re: The Best Swimbait Rod

That video was probably one of the coolest videos on catchin hawgs on swimbaits I've probably ever seen! So dope! I really want an Artex rod now. The Megabass rod is something I'll consider too now. I've got some things to think about and seriously mull over because of your guy's recommendations. In...
by The Pond King
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Best Swimbait Rod
Replies: 26
Views: 4292

Re: The Best Swimbait Rod

Buying one right now lol
by The Pond King
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Best Swimbait Rod
Replies: 26
Views: 4292

The Best Swimbait Rod

Hey guys, I'm in the market for a swimbait rod. I'm really close to pulling the trigger on a Phenix M1 Swimbait Casting Rod in 8' Heavy. I've felt this rod in hand at the store and have been really impressed. For a rod of it's power and length, it's really light, balanced, and sensitive. I also like...