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by Houndfish
Mon May 25, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Forward Leaning
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: Forward Leaning

All I want from Diawa is to bring back the sv103 and offer a compact sub-$300 reel that takes 34mm spools.
by Houndfish
Thu May 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: How much line to put on bfs reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: How much line to put on bfs reel?

I use fluoro most of the time and shoot for two full casts, whatever that means for a specific combo. Thinner fluoro is so unforgiving in terms of ease of damage that I replace it far more often than thicker line, so I want as little on the spool as I can get away with. I use 15-30lb braid as a back...
by Houndfish
Wed May 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: light side of 7' m/mh tatula elite?
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: light side of 7' m/mh tatula elite?

I would think so. My friend has a pair of them and he uses them for 1/10oz (I think) Ned rigs, so around 3/16-1/4oz total weight.
by Houndfish
Sat May 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which BFS reel?
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: Which BFS reel?

Didn't know dark sleepers came that small. This changes everything. Yea, but those are my last three and I am not buying any more. They snag too easily and on 7-10lb fluoro I don't get many back. I am trying to find a tiny jighead to fit a 3" ES or FI to replicate the action for less cost. A very h...
by Houndfish
Sat May 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which BFS reel?
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: Which BFS reel?

I have an Airy Red Pixzilla that I am very very happy with for like 1/8-1/4. I don't make very long casts, so I can run 10lb Sniper in the summer and have plenty of capacity. I also have a PX68 that is feel is a lot less controlled then the Airy Red, but it's still great for 1/8oz and up, but shines...
by Houndfish
Sat May 16, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Let's eat !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Let's eat !!!

Ginger is a very underrated rub ingredient. I use the hell out of it for pulled pork, it adds a nice tingle without adding heat and people can never seem to guess what it is. Never tried it with ribs, but I will for sure next time. My grill/smoker/fire pit area is an awful mess and I need to kick my...
by Houndfish
Fri May 15, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?

Yes sir. Frogs are fine on it for me.Not my first choice bait, but as a travel rod it worked well. It has a faster tip than the X4 Destruction and similar power through the taper. I have caught quite a few frog fish on the X4 destruction also, but always wished the tip was a little faster. I won’t ...
by Houndfish
Thu May 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?

I looked into the Brist as well when on the shorty-frog hunt but I couldn't get past the taper. I just didn't see a way that something that soft could set a jig or a frog hook reliably. I found some translated stuff on the Fishman site talking about throwing chatterbaits on a 5.10 MXH and I could se...
by Houndfish
Wed May 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?

So how do you like them? The xxxh looks like a great contender for kayak pike/musky rod. I chickened out and ended up with a purpose-built short frog rod from the JDM Daiwa Black Label line. The more I read about these short heavy game rods the more I began to think that they would be too heavy for...
by Houndfish
Wed May 13, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?
Replies: 15
Views: 1529

Re: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?

I didn't like the sharp edge on the palming sideplate. That is what killed them for me. I have a Concept A I used as a frogging rod but I could never find a way to grip it comfortably over a longer session. I liked the reel in general, it is a great caster and very trouble free. Mine has had a bad ...
by Houndfish
Tue May 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Seguar finesse fluorocarbon
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Seguar finesse fluorocarbon

Does anybody use this as main line on spinning reel? How are your thoughts and experiences with it ? Is it worth trying? Adam I used the 8lb on a BFS reel for maybe 1 month before I blew it up. During that time it was an excellent line but I never replaced it due to souring on lines that I can't ge...
by Houndfish
Tue May 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What is Daiwa doing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1572

Re: What is Daiwa doing?

I don't see much if any performance difference between any of the daiwa reels that I own that are not a result of spool swapping shenanigans. But to me that is the greatest strength of team daiwa, the ability to swap out spools/inductor parts to tune a reel to match whatever rod I want to stick it o...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

Some of the casting techniques sort of kind of cross over to fishing with a short and light spinning rod, but obviously with none of the fine accuracy. I fish a lot of really overgrown ponds and sometimes I only have my body width to cast in. Watching his stuff has made be think about 1, how to cast...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

To be fair non of his stuff is "off the shelf" - tools made to suit individual technique. I followed him on IG for ages, very smart living and mannered gent. Yeah, he is the very definition of dapper. I really get a kick out of him and I am glad there are rare models like that walking the earth. I ...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

I haven't seen him casting before this video. I'll definitely check some out. Luckily I have a stream with trout less than a mile from my house to practice. It will give me something new to work on. I'm pretty decent, but this dude's on another level. I haven't had any scalp piercings yet, but I di...