Search found 22 matches

by The Pond King
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: GLX reel seats
Replies: 19
Views: 419

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: 1471

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: 20
Views: 2756

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: 20
Views: 2756

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: 20
Views: 2756

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: 20
Views: 2756

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: 1121

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: 13
Views: 1541

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: 13
Views: 1541

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: 13
Views: 1541

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: 13
Views: 1541

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...
by The Pond King
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!
Replies: 23
Views: 4602

Re: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!

Sup guys, forgot to mention that I ordered the 842 AND 843 as well. Also likely going to order an Edge spinning rod as they are having 50% sales till Cyber Monday. I want a rod that’s made by a company managed by Gary Loomis the man himself because he’s the original creator of G. Loomis and he’s the...
by The Pond King
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!
Replies: 23
Views: 4602

Re: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!

Just as I figured then, it’s just simply a preference for the length. All other specs like the power and action is the same. Since I ordered the 803 already, I’m gonna stick with that. I like shorter rods - 6’ 6” - 7’ - for about 90% of the bass fishing I do.
by The Pond King
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!
Replies: 23
Views: 4602

Re: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!

I don’t have an 893c...but I keep reading great things about it. What are the applications, and what makes it so great? I looked at the specs, and it’s over 7 feet long, and that is usually a turnoff for me. x2 I already have a 7' 6", 7' 7" and 7' 11" rods, but they almost never get used unless I'm...
by The Pond King
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!
Replies: 23
Views: 4602

Re: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!

Here is my suggestion. Buy the GLX843 MBR from the Trap for 360. Take it and fish it for a week. Then decide If you want the 803 NRX. The 843 has a 15” handle. With the extra length in the handle, it fishes like a 6’10 or a 6’9” rod. Me personally, I prefer the new GLX rods over the NRX series. I’v...