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by Houndfish
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Soare CI4+, new 500 size shimano spin
Replies: 24
Views: 2641

Re: Soare CI4+, new 500 size shimano spin

mrpao wrote: But honestly how many of us actually use 2 and 3 lbs test.
For bass, no. But I have started using 3lb mono for white perch fishing and so far, other than losing a few lures when I forget and pull to try and snag them, I have not yet had an issue with line strength.
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Quick review Kuying Teton 6-0 ULS Trout rod
Replies: 19
Views: 7580

Re: Quick review Kuying Teton 6-0 ULS Trout rod

I have a Trapara UL and a Go Emotion ML. The Trapara is a noodle but I knew that going into it, though it does amaze me how bad it is with plastics whenever I try it. The Go Emotion is a bit stiffer, but when I flex it alongside a Phenix Recon in a similar rating it seems softer even though it is a ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Casting Rods... What will you spend?
Replies: 62
Views: 62075

Re: Casting Rods... What will you spend?

I have been "seriously" bass fishing for maybe 2 seasons now and just sprung for my first nice rod, an Orochi XX. Before that my most expensive have been a pair of IMXs I got when American Legacy was blowing them out. I only bought the megabass after a ton of reading and asking a ton of questions an...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 2568

Re: Concept Z bearings

I have a Concept A I use on a travel rod I take hiking and on work trips. I am very interested in the Z bearings if they really will remove a point of failure from a reel that has a pretty tough life.
by Houndfish
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is anyone else dissapointed in Icast '17?
Replies: 16
Views: 3545

Re: Is anyone else dissapointed in Icast '17?

Where are you guys seeing the new stuff? I don't do facebook so I think I missed a lot of the announcements that were not in that Bassmaster slideshow. Videos: http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/icast17.html?utm_source=site_wide&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=170712_icast_video_coverage&utm_content=vid...
by Houndfish
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is anyone else dissapointed in Icast '17?
Replies: 16
Views: 3545

Re: Is anyone else dissapointed in Icast '17?

Where are you guys seeing the new stuff? I don't do facebook so I think I missed a lot of the announcements that were not in that Bassmaster slideshow.
by Houndfish
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Quick review Kuying Teton 6-0 ULS Trout rod
Replies: 19
Views: 7580

Re: Quick review Kuying Teton 6-0 ULS Trout rod

I yearn for a STC-63UL with every fiber of my being, but there isnt enough fiber to get me to spend $300 on a used rod. I think I am going to have to look to getting a custom to find the BFS rod of my dreams. Look into Major Craft, there are plenty of BFS Corzzas and Go Emotions around at under 120...
by Houndfish
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Quick review Kuying Teton 6-0 ULS Trout rod
Replies: 19
Views: 7580

Re: Quick review Kuying Teton 6-0 ULS Trout rod

I yearn for a STC-63UL with every fiber of my being, but there isnt enough fiber to get me to spend $300 on a used rod. I think I am going to have to look to getting a custom to find the BFS rod of my dreams.
by Houndfish
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Shorter rods and kayak fishing
Replies: 15
Views: 7162

Re: Shorter rods and kayak fishing

I also fish out of a Propel 10 and even a 5'6" perch rod lets me get a fish over the bow if I lean forward just a little. My kayak rods for bass range from 6' to 6'8", but what they all have in common is short butt sections. The two spinning rods are customs from Smallie Stix out of Redding PA. The ...
by Houndfish
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Rods and reels getting wet?
Replies: 5
Views: 5537

Re: Rods and reels getting wet?

I fish a good bit of brackish water out of my kayak and I have just come to terms with my gear all getting a little wet and salty. What I do is keep a 5g jug of water (the kind with a spigot) in my car and give everything a rinse as soon as I land. The other month I saw a guy do the same, but with a...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels
Replies: 44
Views: 50853

Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

While I have a few reels over the $200 mark, I have been on a an older Daiwa buying kick of late. I picked up an Alphas Finesse Custom for like $115 shipped and honestly like it more than the $200 NIB SV105s I got earlier in the year. Same thing with a used PX68 I got for just under $200. I think I ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Suggestions for case to protect one piece rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2529

Re: Suggestions for case to protect one piece rods

Smead seems to have come up with the better options. The only thing I can add is I've shipped many rods using this pre slit foam pipe insulation around the blanks before final packaging to keep them from rattling around within the shipping container. It's easily available, cheap and virtually weigh...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Quick review Kuying Teton 6-0 ULS Trout rod
Replies: 19
Views: 7580

Re: Quick review Kuying Teton 6-0 ULS Trout rod

I have a Teton UL casting rod as well and am also liking it. http://i.imgur.com/Dy1i7pKl.jpg It balances well with a PX68 and with 4lb mono, it will cast a 1/16oz inline spinner further than my thumb can control it. Stepping up to 6lb mono and a 1/8oz inline, I can zip them as far as my 7' UL spinni...
by Houndfish
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Any Carp guys here?
Replies: 22
Views: 11948

Re: Any Carp guys here?

"Masgouf" is the national dish of Iraqi, which is carp grilled over open flame, then finished on the coals. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ejov4RsoZPo/maxresdefault.jpg https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0b/75/b3/8b/masgouf-ktan-fish-big.jpg I have never had carp cooked that way, but it is grea...
by Houndfish
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Orochi XXX
Replies: 271
Views: 19649

Re: Orochi XXX

I skimmed the thread a bit, but didn't see much mention of the Black Themis, has anyone had time with one yet? My current finesse casting rod is a Phenix PHX-C682, which I really like, except for the reel-seat. It starts cramping my hand after an hour or three and I can't find a way to grip the reel...