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by Houndfish
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods with the 'it' Factor
Replies: 44
Views: 3178

Re: Rods with the 'it' Factor

It's certainly not as powerful as the 783c if you're talking MBR Loomis flavor. It's certainly more powerful than the XXX Black Themis. The action on the Addermine and the Hein are very similar, but the Addermine has ever so slightly more backbone - that 0.5 power difference is noticeable but only ...
by Houndfish
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods with the 'it' Factor
Replies: 44
Views: 3178

Re: Rods with the 'it' Factor

Megabass F3-610X Hein Carbon Head - Paired with Steez CT - my go to finesse combo - light bottom contact to top water, does it all How does the Hein compare with the Addermine in power and taper? By the numbers it looks to be a little heavier. The Addermine is a good rod but I have finally accepted...
by Houndfish
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tennessee grip question
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Tennessee grip question

Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm going to go with amalgamated (self-stick) tape over the slip rings for now. Once I fish this for a while and see how it feels, I can always take the rings off later if I feel the need to (although they are metal so might be tough to saw off without hitting the c...
by Houndfish
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 120
Views: 26668

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Nice combo. Is that a Super Red Demon? Also, did you get that weird short Kuying snake head rod? It is! A user here PMed me offing it for sale. I did get the weird short Kuying but am trying to get more fish on it before I write a review. It’s lighter then I expected and I have some hesitation abou...
by Houndfish
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 120
Views: 26668

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

mark poulson wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:29 pm
How about braid with a short mono leader?
I’ve tried that a few times on other iterations of my swimbait set up and have never had much luck with it. Joining 50l braid to the .016” mono that I use leaves a big annoying knot even when I use an FG.
by Houndfish
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tennessee grip question
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Tennessee grip question

toddmc wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Remove the rings. They are uncomfortable and useless.
The rings are very useful for holding the reel in place while I get the tape applied!

What I should do is draw a line in indelible ink on the bottom of the grip inline with the guides, that would speed up mounting the reel a ton.
by Houndfish
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 120
Views: 26668

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

http://i.imgur.com/0c5cLMuh.jpg?1 I finally took the plunge. I was looking for an excuse to buy a new Ryoga and picking up a SRD this winter was it. Only had it out for a few hours yesterday but am already in love. So smooth and powerful, I was cranking down a BBZ50 Rat like it was a 1.0 Squarebill...
by Houndfish
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 14188

Re: ICAST 2019

LowRange wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:49 am
SLX DC.
I am going to buy one just to encourage Shimano to produce reels with names I can pronounce.
by Houndfish
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tennessee grip question
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Tennessee grip question

I've got a Loomis 5'4" mag-light spin pole with Tennessee grip. Loomis sticks two black metal rings over the cork, to hold the reel in place, but I've always had trouble with them coming loose. How do you attach reels to your Tennessee grip? Thinking of trying to remove these metal "rings" and goin...
by Houndfish
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Ultralight Spinning Reel for Wading
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Ultralight Spinning Reel for Wading

I have been using a 1000 Ci4+ for wet wading for like 2-3 years now and it is still going strong after many dunkings and a few falls onto sandbars. I have an 1000 FJ that is older and has seen more use and abuse including a lot of brackish use. This winter I might send it in for a deep clean and tun...
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: **Random thoughts on Megabass**
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: **Random thoughts on Megabass**

Yea, I would be hard pressed not to buy something like that.

Real question is, what power/taper would suit each monster?
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Uncharted Foreign Waters - what lures?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Uncharted Foreign Waters - what lures?

Echoing the “spinners, spoons, and grubs”.

I would also add some 3” stickbaits. I use them a lot t-rigged on a #1 EWG hook when fishing snaggy rivers and ponds.
by Houndfish
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: RaGe vs. Spicy beaver
Replies: 13
Views: 1161

Re: RaGe vs. Spicy beaver

goldrod wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:21 pm
You'll be sorry if you don't
What do you find the Spicy does better then the Menace? The Menace is easily one of my top 5 plastics and has replaced most other small craw/paddletail plastics for me.
by Houndfish
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: RaGe vs. Spicy beaver
Replies: 13
Views: 1161

Re: RaGe vs. Spicy beaver

Anyone found a pic of them side by side? I am very devoted to the Menace but am willing to branch out.
by Houndfish
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1331

Re: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?

I don't get on TT as often as I use to , But I will give you what I know about the rods as the Bone rods are pretty much all I use, The combat beast rods are quite a fast tip and require a different casting style. I actually have both the black river and Combat beast travel rods the 664RXH and the ...