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by Houndfish
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 2018 Corto 6’ 10” first trip.
Replies: 38
Views: 901

Re: 2018 Corto 6’ 10” first trip.

For those of ypu who have this rod, how comfortable do you find the reel seat? I hold a spinning rod with all my fingers infront of the reel stem and downlocking reel seats are usualy really uncomfortable, but it seems like most of the highend UL rods have them.
by Houndfish
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 262
Views: 16204

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

DirtyD64 wrote: I assume they stay because of the JDM market's wishes???


I suspect it’s so they can advertise a lower reel weight.
by Houndfish
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 126
Views: 7024

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

The color is enough to do me in. If I was in the market for a Destroyer 17 I would be looking right at this reel. The decals are a deal breaker for me, I think they look tacky as hell. I have a steez sv tw with gold accents on a Destroyer 17 and it looks pretty sharp, I’ll try to snap a picture of ...
by Houndfish
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass levante
Replies: 81
Views: 6706

Re: Megabass levante

LowRange wrote:It is where your hands don't go and isn't going to catch line behind the reel. Seems like a good place to me? It is where I put my snap on bait keepers on rods without factory ones.


It’s in the wrong place because in a perfect world all rods would have full cork handles ;)
by Houndfish
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Fishing line diameter
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: Fishing line diameter

I dont know if this is true, but I read somewhere that US lines are “rated” to reflect the breaking strength of the line once a knot has been tied in it as opposed to raw stregnth.
by Houndfish
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass levante
Replies: 81
Views: 6706

Re: Megabass levante

Really wish I needed another rod. Just got to tying up some NFC blanks I bought a few months ago I don't "need" a crankbait rod, but I don't yet have one. I have predominantly shorter rods, so I was thinking the Levante Launcher would cover both the "crankbait" and "crazy l...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Did Kuying just copy Major Craft's Troutino Stream rod?
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Did Kuying just copy Major Craft's Troutino Stream rod?

The bend in the tip of the Teton is nuts. It's rated up to 7g, does anyone think it would have enough power to get good hooksets on thin-wire jigheads?
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: I need a better plastic
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: I need a better plastic

The Zman flukes do last longer, but they have a different action and will float some hooks. I can't think of a fluke style plastic that is more durable and cheaper then the Zoom Supers while having close to the same action.
by Houndfish
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel suggestions
Replies: 22
Views: 718

Re: Reel suggestions

In the Tat SV/Zillion SV price range, I would grab an Alphas SV or an Alphas Finesse Custom off of ebay and never look back.
by Houndfish
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod caught you the most fish in 2018?
Replies: 41
Views: 1291

Re: What rod caught you the most fish in 2018?

FMJ fishing a jig or t-rigged craw by far. Admittedly I did neglect most of my collection last year and just fished that rod most trips.
by Houndfish
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

It will be used primarily for 1/4 - 3/8oz jigs and 3/16 - 3/8oz texas rigs. Secondary duties would be for small swimbaits like fat impact on weighted swimbait hook, or 3/8oz - 1/2oz jighead. Originally was set on Conquest 843C MBR but after reading some comments on here I think it may be overpowere...
by Houndfish
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas air stream custom
Replies: 156
Views: 4842

Re: Alphas air stream custom

Anyone have any info or spectulation if/when the ASC spool might become available on it's own?
by Houndfish
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?
Replies: 61
Views: 3743

Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Team Bass wrote: But the FMJ is really going to be “the rod” I will mainly focus on.


I have tried two reels on it, a SV103h at 7.8oz and a Steez SV TW at 5.5oz. I like the lighter Steez more but I think a Steez A (6.7oz) might be the sweet spot.
by Houndfish
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?
Replies: 61
Views: 3743

Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Team Bass wrote:I’m going to pick up a FMJ. I’m going to focus on it mainly this year. :big grin:


I bought one last spring and it was by far my most used rod this year, it's so so nice.
by Houndfish
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez CT SV TW
Replies: 36
Views: 2373

Re: Steez CT SV TW

Don't forget, the SV spools are designed to be filled only halfway for BFS, to make the spool lighter and more capable with light lines and lures. I have tried to do this a few times and my thumb/brain cannot handle it. Just that 1/8" or so of empty space throws me off. I am cranky they didn't...

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