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by Houndfish
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass
Replies: 30
Views: 2140

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Salty Parrot wrote:Mine snapped so I got it warrantied. They r sending me a 68 Rattle Viper.


That's too bad, how big was the fish that broke it?
by Houndfish
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass
Replies: 30
Views: 2140

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Wanted to post an update on the Black Themis now that I have had it out for a while and caught some bass on it. All in all, i really like it. It is exactly as advertised, a Light power rod with an XF tip. I have been using it with an Alphas FC and an sv105, both spooled up with 7lb Sniper. Most of m...
by Houndfish
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anybody else mess with the Fuego CT?
Replies: 21
Views: 1153

Re: Anybody else mess with the Fuego CT?

I picked up a pair of them as well, but I had to pay $66 per. Still half what a pair of Tat SV's would have run me. Adding bearing to the knobs is a no-brainier, but I have never messed with a levelwind before, is there a good write-up somewhere?
by Houndfish
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Bantam (MH)
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: Rod for Bantam (MH)

Tackletrap still has the megabass xx tour versatile in stock, on clearance for $199... Yup. I picked one up on sale. Pretty nice rod. Its got a lot of backbone and a nice tip. I think it wouldn't be ideal for the lighter jigs you want like 1/4oz but, could work. I plan on having it to throw frogs, ...
by Houndfish
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anybody else mess with the Fuego CT?
Replies: 21
Views: 1153

Re: Anybody else mess with the Fuego CT?

Is the Furgo CT salt-safe? It's an aluminum frame, so it should be, but I cant find a definitive answer anywhere. The more I look into them the more I think they are what I want for my kayak trolling rods.
by Houndfish
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anybody else mess with the Fuego CT?
Replies: 21
Views: 1153

Re: Anybody else mess with the Fuego CT?

This thread is timely as I was just about to buy a pair of Tat SV reels to use for kayak trolling and light tackle jigging around the chesapeake bay. I was originally going to buy a pair of Alphas 103h reels for this but I have come to accept that I want something a bit "heavier" for these...
by Houndfish
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New major craft rod.
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: New major craft rod.

I would love to hear about the Speedstyle, so many of the MC rods have nearly identical ratings and it's hard to guess how they fish in relation to eachother.
by Houndfish
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the FMJ. It arrived today and out of the tube I am really impressed. It is crazy light and with an sv103 on it, it is ever so slightly butt-heavy, which is exactly what I wanted. I can get a really comfortable grip on the reel/seat and even manage to get my fin...
by Houndfish
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.

Over the past 10 years or so on TT, I think "the best 1/2oz jig rod" might be one of the most asked about, debated & uncertain of all the topics in the rod subforum. :lol: My rule of thumb for jigs is 'double it'. If using a 1/4oz jig, get a rod thats good with 1/2oz. For a 1/2oz jig,...
by Houndfish
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.

The FMJ is a helluva 1/2oz jig rod in my opinion. It's a special rod in my arsenal...one I find myself reaching for often. Extremely sensitive in my hands. I can't imagine you'd be left desiring much more. I have read a lot of posts like this about the FMJ which is why I am leaning towards it. What...
by Houndfish
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.

“When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer.” I know it’s a misquote, but I am now forced to admit that the last rod conspicuously missing from my from my collection is a dedicated heavy jig rod. I am looking to rectify this situation in the next f...
by Houndfish
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods
Replies: 49
Views: 4718

Re: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods

M Perry wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4uzMW7ssas


I assume there isn't a transcript of that anywhere? I never could stand the "lets interview someone on a loud show floor" video stuff, like a little sound-attenuated interview area is not a huge added booth expense here people! ;)
by Houndfish
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV105P
Replies: 38
Views: 1989

Re: SV105P

It took every ounce of my self control not to buy a pair of them myself, that sale was insane.
by Houndfish
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 180
Views: 20934

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

TW lists the handle difference as only being 1/2". Is the difference greater than that in hand/real world? Huh, I didn't hold them side by side but the handle flet a good bit shorter, I would have guessed closer to 1.5". I have got a big hangup about long handles though, so it is likely t...
by Houndfish
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 180
Views: 20934

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

I love my new 783C so far. Great handling rod. I have a GLX 783c and while I do like it, handling the Conquest version has made me thing about selling it at a loss and buying the Conquest version. Mostly due to the shorter handle, but also because the Conquest felt....it sounds dumb to type it, but...

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