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by Houndfish
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV105P
Replies: 38
Views: 2252

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: 199
Views: 27254

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: 199
Views: 27254

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...
by Houndfish
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Kast King reels
Replies: 29
Views: 2707

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: 1310

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: 1310

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: 1635

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: 1635

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: 1635

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: 1635

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: 3174

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: 1381

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: 1246

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: 2596

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: 2480

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 "...

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