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by Houndfish
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: YouTube EnjoyFishing !!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2688

Re: YouTube EnjoyFishing !!!!

I am so glad I bought a little dope scale before I got to serious about finesse fishing. It was really eye opening to start weighing lures and I am glad I didn't buy a bunch of gear based on what I thought all these little lures weighed.
by Houndfish
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: YouTube EnjoyFishing !!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2688

Re: YouTube EnjoyFishing !!!!

It's hard to get much below 1/8oz if you are using plastics, even a 3" senko and a tiny wacky hook is weight in at .142oz, so a little over 1/8oz. A J5 Rapala is .126oz, even a tiny little SK Bitsy Minnow is like .083oz, so in between 1/16-1/8oz. People seem to think their fish are heavier and ...
by Houndfish
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Megabass Hyuga should be way more popular than what they're.
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: The Megabass Hyuga should be way more popular than what they're.

I picked up the heavy casting model a few weeks before ice out and only had a few days to play with it, but so far I am impressed. It casts well with a huge range of lures, from a ~1/2oz frog to a ~2.5oz BBZ Rat. The rat produces a ton of resistance on the retrieve but the rod handles it like a cham...
by Houndfish
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 Fishing Concept Z
Replies: 31
Views: 3700

Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z

Is there a list of the bearing sizes that will be available? I have a coworker who dabbles in RC cars and he and I have bearing-chat on occasion and he was interested in these new ball-less bearings for his little cars.

Edit, answered my own dumb question;
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by Houndfish
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 230
Views: 39881

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Got to handle a few of the Conquests yesterday, I now kinda want to sell my new-ish GLX 783MBR for the same spec Conquest. It is amazing how such a trivial difference in butt length can change the feel of a rod. In the end I don't think it is enough of a difference for how much money I would lose on...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?
Replies: 20
Views: 3461

Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

I know a lot of people love the litte trout jig, however I find the hook the problem, as I like even an UL jig to have a bigger gap. Yes, I now only use them for panfish, perch, and in very small streams where a 1lb bass is a monster. I have caught a few smallies in the 1-2lb range on them, but it ...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White

That is good to hear, I am really interested in the lineup, I am glad to see that it seems like full cork rods are making a comeback in popularity. The IMX pro pretty much replaces the middle of the G.Loomis lineup which used to have a bunch of different series rods to pick from. I had only started ...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White

I noticed that the review mentioned you all tested the K on the new Loomis IMX-Pro rods. I would love to see a review of them in the future. I have not found a lot of info about them out there yet, I love the looks of them but the price point is so close to the GLX now that I don't really know what ...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez SV TWS Spool interchangeable with SV103?
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Daiwa Steez SV TWS Spool interchangeable with SV103?

angry john wrote:
Houndfish wrote:What is the stock sv103 spool good for? I have one I am going to load with heavy mono for 1-3oz swimbaits, hoping that the weight will overcome the breaking.

I put 15lb yhb and tossing a 168 swaiver great for this range.


Good to hear, thanks!
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?
Replies: 20
Views: 3461

Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

The UL Teton did not do too well with Trout Magnets in my experience. I was even using the lager Trout Slayers and the rod would not load very well for me. With the little float, it weighs in just a bit over 1/16oz: https://i.imgur.com/aY983Z1m.jpg?1 In general, I am not loving the Teton for micro j...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Whose on top!
Replies: 23
Views: 2587

Re: Whose on top!

i tend to buy rods that fit a need related to learning a new technique or fishing waters that require different approaches. This is more or less how I do it. My collection expanded quite a bit this past season as I was trying to focus on learning a few different presentations and ended up buying ro...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Opinions, new spool SV105
Replies: 21
Views: 1720

Re: Opinions, new spool SV105

How hard is the spring swap? I have a few spools that I think could benefit from it, but I am intimidated by working with parts that small. Also, has anyone gone the other way and changed to a weaker spring to get more breaking force? I am really in love with the Alphas series and could see wanting ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Opinions, new spool SV105
Replies: 21
Views: 1720

Re: Opinions, new spool SV105

The only other spools I have tried in my sv105 are the following; 1) DIY Spool. More free casting then the stock, but still pretty controllable. I like it better than stock for small/light hardbaits, but the line capacity does limit it's uses. 2) Fixed inductor spool from the Alphas Finesse Custom. ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Finesse Spinning Reel Size Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Finesse Spinning Reel Size Recommendation

Why use a braid mainline with FC leader for finesse? It doesn't seem like there is much benefit and a bunch of downsides with knots. I use light braid with a heavy-ish floro leader for most of my finesse fishing. I do it for a mix of reasons; 1) Pickerel Protection. Most of the waters I fish have t...
by Houndfish
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez SV TWS Spool interchangeable with SV103?
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Daiwa Steez SV TWS Spool interchangeable with SV103?

What is the stock sv103 spool good for? I have one I am going to load with heavy mono for 1-3oz swimbaits, hoping that the weight will overcome the breaking.

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