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by Blacktail 8541
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Casting Rods... What will you spend?
Replies: 65
Views: 80438

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

I have spent up to $700 on a rod a few times. I buy what I think I need. Not necessarily what I can get by with. Fishing to me is about enjoyment and I get more enjoyment out of top of the line gear. If I don't catch any fish I can't blame my gear!
by Blacktail 8541
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 24771

Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Another on the 3.8 Keitechs if I am trimming the skirt for a more compact bait, otherwise a 4.8
by Blacktail 8541
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: best all around rod for spinnerbaits, chatter baits and jigs
Replies: 25
Views: 15250

Re: best all around rod for spinnerbaits, chatter baits and jigs

The MBR GLX 843 is the best spinner bait rod I have used. I have 2, 1 old model that is probably 15 years old and the new "16 version. I primarily fish my older version the most.
by Blacktail 8541
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Megabass Vision 110 - Best Color?
Replies: 34
Views: 15932

Re: Megabass Vision 110 - Best Color?

Wish I had a favoite color. But I have just started Jerk bait fishing and still have a lot to learn before I get to a favorite color stage. I will be throwing HT Ito Wakasagi, Megabass Sexy Shad a lot this season. I have several other colors, but I have to start some where.
by Blacktail 8541
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: best rod for ...
Replies: 16
Views: 6146

Re: best rod for ...

I can skim a 1/2oz or 3/8oz Keitech Model 1 very well on my NRX 853C. 15lb InvizX. You should give the Model 3 Swim Jig /4.8 FAT a try. :whistle: Holy Hell! You might just skip it accidentally. I can put that bait anywhere. ZLN100HL-TWS/TAT721MHRB-G/40# J-Braid The Model 3 is one of my favorite swi...
by Blacktail 8541
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: best rod for ...
Replies: 16
Views: 6146

Re: best rod for ...

I'm going to try skipping docks this season also. A first for me. I'm going to start with a G Loomis GLX MBR 843 or the 844 as that is what I have. Reel will be a Daiwa Steez svtw 7.1 / 1
by Blacktail 8541
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cheap and decent spinning reel recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 2811

Re: Cheap and decent spinning reel recommendations?

Hard to go wrong with pflueger president.
by Blacktail 8541
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Defier Armilo vs Sufix Advance?
Replies: 19
Views: 4911

Re: Sunline Defier Armilo vs Sufix Advance?

I am a fan of the Sunline brand. I didn't even realize it until just recently when I started looking at the lines I primarily ended up with on my reels. For mono use I really like the Armilo for most mono applications where I need a line that floats or is a little stiffer than normal mono. I really ...
by Blacktail 8541
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: A Good Braid for Spinning Reels...
Replies: 13
Views: 2961

Re: A Good Braid for Spinning Reels...

Non on your list, Vicious No fade braid.
by Blacktail 8541
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig Rod Recomendation
Replies: 50
Views: 10131

Re: Jig Rod Recomendation

What is your budget? A lot will depend on it. I do not do a lot of jig work, but I have been doing a lot of reading to see what rod I would be best served with. On the high end I have narrowed it down to the Megabass FMJ or the NRX 894 or 895. On the more reserved side the Dobyn's Champion 735 witch...
by Blacktail 8541
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G-Loomis IMX Pro 852c JWR
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: G-Loomis IMX Pro 852c JWR

I don't mind a little flex in my tip. Having said that I think 3/8 would be the upper end.
I have not thrown a 3/8 jig plus trailer. Not what I got it for.
by Blacktail 8541
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G-Loomis IMX Pro 852c JWR
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: G-Loomis IMX Pro 852c JWR

I have one and use it for shakey heads, weightless senko's up to 5 inches and going to try it for vision 110 size jerk baits. Sensitivity is real close to the older glx series than the imx .
by Blacktail 8541
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?

I stay with 7 ratio reels mainly. But have purchase a couple of 8 ratio reels lately. Mostly because of the longer handle that they have come with, and thinking I could just get another set of gears if I don't like there higher speed.
by Blacktail 8541
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 25573

Re: What's next for Shimano???

I would really like too see a Curado 70 with a mgl spool and a 96 mm handle.
by Blacktail 8541
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.
Replies: 36
Views: 10156

Re: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.

Thanks for weighing in guys. I just started to service my own reels and was wondering what others are using.