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In my experience, the faster the reel, the noisier the gears, even brand new. I think it just has to do with more torque going through a smaller pinion. At ~30% faster than a 6.3, the pinion and spool are flying around by comparison. I haven't had any issues with gear wear in my TWS 9.1 in heavy cov...
I know the oneten Jr. exhibits the attributes you describe, except it rises and has a moving weight so you still get good distance. I wouldn't reach for it over the original unless I just couldn't get a bite otherwise. If you've never fished a oneten, get a oneten.
You won't want to put it down. I use one of mine, a 6.3:1, with 12# fluoro on a 6'10" MHF that I use for 3.8" keitechs with two 1/32 nail weights on a 3/0 hook more than anything and it casts the hell out of those even without the nail weights and is very smooth and connected on the retrie...
As far as I'm concerned, that reel is the best reel ever made. It is my favorite by far, and I wouldn't trade it for any Zillion, Alphas, or Steez out there, except maybe to flip it and buy two more.
- Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:21 pm
- Forum: Reels
- Topic: Zillion SV spools compatible with Zillion TWS Reels?
- Replies: 16
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No, not at all. The TWS spools are a few mm wider and 2mm taller.
- Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:35 am
- Forum: General
- Topic: what swim bait head are you using?
- Replies: 22
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Can't believe no one has mentioned the owner inshore jig heads. I love fishing keitechs on those (fats and shiners). The only downside is that they only come with 4/0 hooks, so that limits you to larger baits (4.5"-5.5" or so.) I'm talking about the painted ones, BTW. I haven't tried the s...
Say goodbye to fluoro. Biggest garbage sales pitch in fishing IMO. 100% agree. No way can anything in crystal form be flexible. Same principle with soft plastics that are loaded with salt. That's why those baits damage so easily. On the other side of the spectrum, I've hung up with 15# CXX and coul...
With fluoro, you really have to be careful when getting out those backlashes. Take time to find each little loop that is holding down the line. Don't pull too hard against a tangle because fluorocarbon gets damaged when it rubs itself. Sometimes I even spit on the spool out of sheer rage and it help...
- Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:58 pm
- Forum: Fishing Line
- Topic: Sunline Shooter Finesse Question
- Replies: 8
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It never hurts to feather the line on the cast, close the bail by hand, and pull it taut before reeling in slack to avoid spooling loops in the loose line onto the spool, especially when it's windy and when fishing slack line bottom contact techniques, jerkbaits, poppers, and walkers.
I like Owner ST-41's for squarebills. They are pretty heavy duty wire and have cutting points, which makes them ideal when used with a stiff, regular action rod and heavy mono.
Yeah, the line is not going to break your rod. Buttoning down your drag with vise grips and whacking the hell out of it trying to free it from a snag or deadlifting/ boatflipping fish will. The rating is more a guide to determine the terminal tackle and techniques the rod (and guide train) are meant...
- Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:01 am
- Forum: Rods
- Topic: Megabass rod for swimjigs and frogs?
- Replies: 21
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Those are two pretty disparate techniques. I wouldn't constrain myself to one rod for both, as it would handle neither well, simply so I could get a Megabass. Instead, you should consider a rod for both frogs and pitching and a rod for both swim jigs and squarebills/walkers. Just my 2¢.
It doesn't matter. Use line based on diameter, set your drag appropriately, and don't do anything stupid. With mono and fluorocarbon, I think you'll find a line weight right in the middle of the rod's rating is ideal. With braid, a line with that corresponding diameter will work best. So if it's a m...