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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: 1333

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 ...
by Houndfish
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: question on a spinning reel add on
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: question on a spinning reel add on

slipperybob wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:05 am
But that's what the outdoor yoga matt is for... :mrgreen:
That’s what my nasty fishing hat is for....
by Houndfish
Thu May 30, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Keitech Shad Impact
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Keitech Shad Impact

I used to use them like crazy rigged on the tiny Keitech football shakyhead jigs. Great for fishing in current and they hold up pretty well with the plastic screw keeper.
by Houndfish
Tue May 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV Spool Inductor
Replies: 71
Views: 11669

Re: SV Spool Inductor

There must be some variation in the consistency of the braking profile from reel to reel with these earlier SV spool reels. I have a pair of sv105's and while I would not call them "wild", they are the most free-casting/least controlled of the 5-6 sv-spooled reels I have owned. I use mine on a pair...
by Houndfish
Tue May 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spoon recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: Trout spoon recommendations?

I have started my spoon adventures with the Daiwa Crusader 4g spoons. Other than not being a huge fan of the hooks they come with, I have nothing but good things to say about them. They (obviously) cast like a rocket and have a nice wobble at a pretty good range of retrieve speeds. The issues I’m ha...
by Houndfish
Mon May 20, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

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

I had recommended this rod a while back to someone looking for a short rod, can't remember the situation. Anyhoo..that entire lineup employs 2-peice via a grip joint, even the 6'3! Cool looking rod. [/quote] It’s good to know someone else has at least heard of it. I found a few for sale but with shi...
by Houndfish
Mon May 20, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

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

My work picked up again and I have yet to reach out to the US supplier, it’s on my list for this week. I have also found an older Daiwa rod that might work. It’s from the old Black Label Line, the LG 631 MHF-FR. Daiwa Japan has this to say about it: LG 631 MHF-FR The LG 631MHFB-FR is a short-length ...
by Houndfish
Thu May 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

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

Thanks for all the info guys, keep it comming!

I have a lot more stuff to look into now but it's nice to see that my general idea isn't too far off base.
by Houndfish
Wed May 15, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

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

To me, majority of this brand’s offerings were way too stiff. That’s my biggest concern with them, is that they’ll be too stiff to cast and work a frog. That’s what got me looking at their Black River line, as it’s described as having a softer tip for throwing lighter lures, which sounds like what ...
by Houndfish
Tue May 14, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Circle or Octopus Hooks and BFS
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Circle or Octopus Hooks and BFS

I am trying to use small circle hooks to wacky rig 3-4" trout worms. The idea is to have a downstream drifting option in addition to the upstream/quartering spoons and spinners. I wade a lot of spots with substantial numbers of logjams and drifting spoons under them is an expensive game. Still tryin...
by Houndfish
Mon May 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?

I am on a quest for a short rod to use primarily for hollow-body frogs in medium to heavy cover. Secondary uses would be 5-6" paddle tails up to like 1.5oz and wakebaits and glides up to about 2oz. Right now I am using and loving an MB Hyuga 72H for these baits but it's too long for a lot of the bus...
by Houndfish
Mon May 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoons...where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Spoons...where have you been my whole life?

The only presentation I fish downstream in any current is a wacky rigged trout or finesse worm. I rarely do it and am still tinkering with the best way to rig and fish it. In any case, both spoons and spinners are upstream and quartering pretensions only for me. But, I also do a good bit of brackish...
by Houndfish
Mon May 13, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Can't remove screws on Bass or Die knobs
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Can't remove screws on Bass or Die knobs

for those stubborn screws I have cut the end off a Phillips screwdriver to fit into a soldering iron, by holding it on the screw head the heat transfers and softens the Loctite. then use your good screw driver to remove the screw. may have to hold the iron there for a few minutes but saves messing ...
by Houndfish
Sun May 12, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoons...where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Spoons...where have you been my whole life?

I am right there with you. I got into spoons this winter and I have almost totally neglected my beloved inline spinners since.

I do have worse hookup rations with a single hook spoon vs a single hook inline, but I am going to play with hooks a little and see what I can do to tune it.
by Houndfish
Thu May 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite small spinnerbait
Replies: 14
Views: 1530

Re: Favorite small spinnerbait

I also have been hunting for the prefect pond and creek spinnerbait. Around where I live there is a popular salt/brackish lure called a "Perch Pounder". It's a tiny single bladed spinnerbait used to fish for White Perch. They are mostly made and sold by local guys via local tackle shops. https://www...