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by Houndfish
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Kast King reels
Replies: 29
Views: 2408

Re: Kast King reels

Never handed one of their reels, but that rodrack is amazing and is really cleverly designed.
by Houndfish
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Feeling Slanty
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Feeling Slanty

They represent the true nature of enthusiast rods, there's just something about OG MB rods that you can't help but to appreciate and love, the rarity alone makes them a pleasure to own. They are definitely something! When I started reading about JDM tackle I was going years and years back looking a...
by Houndfish
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Feeling Slanty
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Feeling Slanty

What's the rationale behind the slanted handle, other then looking cool?
by Houndfish
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Affordable bfs rods???
Replies: 33
Views: 1308

Re: Affordable bfs rods???

I don't know, I found a ML GoEmotion for right around $120 a year or three ago. If the OP isn't in a hurry deals come up here from time to time. I will also add, OP, if I were you I would save up and get the Phenix. The Recon2 version is a great all-around BFS rod and I don't have a single reasonabl...
by Houndfish
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Affordable bfs rods???
Replies: 33
Views: 1308

Re: Affordable bfs rods???

poisonokie wrote:You should strongly consider the Tatula 6101MXB. It has a solid tip that will sling light stuff with ease


Damn, I thought I had heard that and had one in my cart during the last ebay 20% deal but I couldn't find the posts again and though I was remembering wrong.
by Houndfish
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Affordable bfs rods???
Replies: 33
Views: 1308

Re: Affordable bfs rods???

What's affordable to you? $50, $100, $150??? Like 120 tops. At this moment is all I can afford. A Phenix PHX-C682 will run you ~$180, but the older Recon 2 version that I have is a solid bfs rod. Phenix has some really nice rods but a bit expensive. I've seen some people use the phenix maxim but I'...
by Houndfish
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Affordable bfs rods???
Replies: 33
Views: 1308

Re: Affordable bfs rods???

Ish87 wrote:
ss30378 wrote:What's affordable to you? $50, $100, $150???


Like 120 tops. At this moment is all I can afford.


A Phenix PHX-C682 will run you ~$180, but the older Recon 2 version that I have is a solid bfs rod.
by Houndfish
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Japan style trout spoons
Replies: 44
Views: 2640

Re: Japan style trout spoons

adam lancia wrote:Those are really nice! Are there similar, more economical options...?


I have an Altoids tin that I glued a small piece of closed cell foam into, it works great to store small inline spinners and other tiny hard baits.
by Houndfish
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Loomis GLX rods creak when you shake them?
Replies: 15
Views: 1159

Re: New Loomis GLX rods creak when you shake them?

You know, I never really thought about it but I bought a new GLX this past October and I swear it made a little creaking noises the first few times I had it out. I had attributed it to the cold weather and the rather crusty florocarbon I had spooled up. I haven't noticed it in months, so whatever it...
by Houndfish
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Loomis Noob, looking for GLX help
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Loomis Noob, looking for GLX help

I have a 783mbr and other than the handle being about 2 or 3 inches longer that I want to be, I have no complaints with it. I also just picked up an avid 62M/XF and was shocked at how close it felt in sensitivity to the GLX. Same real, same line, same jig, dragged across the same little stretch of b...
by Houndfish
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: **Ninja/travel game leveled up**
Replies: 25
Views: 2322

Re: **Ninja/travel game leveled up**

Man, now I wonder why every travel rod doesnt come with registration marks.
by Houndfish
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass
Replies: 30
Views: 2129

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

I ordered one last night, I held out as long as I could. I figured if the new XX rods use the same reel seat as the XXX, I might as well see if I like it. Real question is, will I actually sell the two rods the Black Themis is going to replace, or will I just shove them in the back of the rack "...
by Houndfish
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 261
Views: 21080

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

I'm the one guy who likes the ACS seat, so I have high hopes I will like the xx and xxx seats.
by Houndfish
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods
Replies: 49
Views: 4689

Re: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods

The new PP looks as interesting as ever. Is it more or less identical in taper and power to the old model? I need a jig rod and I had been slowly talking myself into a 873CCR or an FMJ, but the Perfect Pitch gets such rave reviews I want to give one a whirl. I'm excited about these new XX rods too,...
by Houndfish
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods
Replies: 49
Views: 4689

Re: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods

The Braillist looks interesting, but the 7'5" length is a dealbreaker. I thought there was mention of a shorter bottom contact rod in the new lineup? I wrote that a new model was coming that was between the power of the Tour Versatile and the EMTF but shared same length as the EMTF. At the tim...

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