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by wilddog66
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Destroyer Daemos
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Megabass Destroyer Daemos

How well does the Daemos handle casting weight near the top of it’s range? I plan to use it in freshwater for bladed baits, large spooks and 1oz Plopper 110s. Inshore, it will be fished with up to 1oz weights + shrimp or gulp in inlets with strong current. This rod will replace an OG Orochi XX Diabl...
by wilddog66
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: GLX reel seats
Replies: 19
Views: 1116

Re: GLX reel seats

Comparing the GLX seats to the NRX seats using Mets, the GLX trigger in addition to being thicker is also positioned slightly forward with respect to the reel. I fish with 2 fingers above the trigger and do not notice my fingers being cramped with either rod unless it’s cold and I’m wearing gloves. ...
by wilddog66
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Light braid
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Re: Light braid

Been using Sunline Xplasma Asegai in 16lb on my Shakeyhead combo for a year now, very happy with it.
by wilddog66
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2009 Shimano Aldebaran AR roller bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 3569

Re: 2009 Shimano Aldebaran AR roller bearing

I used BNT3910 when I rebuilt my Core 51 last year. I think the 3910 is the ARB version of this bearing. It is shown on the Core 100MG7 schematic.
by wilddog66
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Top Water rod for 1ozers
Replies: 39
Views: 7030

Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

My OG Megabass XX Diablo works very well. Rated up to 1oz, not too fast for braid, and not too long.
by wilddog66
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo
Replies: 10
Views: 4015

Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

13lb Armilo for fall and early spring jerkbaits. Switch to 15lb Armilo starting with the spawn for 1.5 squarebills and thru the summer for smaller topwaters. For larger topwaters on a more powerful rod, I use 30lb braid to CXX leader.
by wilddog66
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Xplasma Asegai
Replies: 41
Views: 19470

Re: Sunline Xplasma Asegai

Still using the 16lb and the 30, and still liking it.
by wilddog66
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite Rattle Traps
Replies: 18
Views: 5750

Re: Favorite Rattle Traps

TD Vibration 109, 5/8 oz. Down to my last 2 or 3.
by wilddog66
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Your favorite rod taper for Jerkbaits
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: Your favorite rod taper for Jerkbaits

njbasscat wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:08 am
Fast if using a medium power rod. Mod-fast if using a medium heavy.
^^This^^
by wilddog66
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 23491

Re: ICAST 2019

Overall I’m somewhat disappointed. Over the last two ICASTs, I have not seen any new rods or reels that I would consider to be a worthwhile improvement over what I am currently using. Which suits me fine!
by wilddog66
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran Spool Sizes
Replies: 0
Views: 496

Aldebaran Spool Sizes

Does the USDM Aldebaran 51 have more line capacity than the JDM Aldebaran 31? The model #s suggest that it does, but Shimano’s specs make it hard to determine.
by wilddog66
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s best nrx for 1/2oz and under jigs
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: What’s best nrx for 1/2oz and under jigs

NRX873C
by wilddog66
Thu May 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Which braid for heavy jig set up?
Replies: 17
Views: 5245

Re: Which braid for heavy jig set up?

Rod? Type & weight of jig? Cover? My rod is the Steez Frog rod. Football head 3/4 - 1.5 oz. Would also throw a paddletail swimbait every now and then. Cover from pretty open to medium cover. 16lb Sniper has a diameter of .33mm. 30lb braid is the bare minimum I would want to use in your situation. A...
by wilddog66
Thu May 23, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Which braid for heavy jig set up?
Replies: 17
Views: 5245

Re: Which braid for heavy jig set up?

Rod? Type & weight of jig? Cover?
by wilddog66
Tue May 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Differences w/ Chronarch G vs MGL??
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Differences w/ Chronarch G vs MGL??

The MGL spool weighs 13.5 grams, the G spool weighs 15.5. This and the paint color is the only difference, otherwise they are the exact same reel.