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by slipperybob
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid with leader for crankbaits
Replies: 24
Views: 8144

Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

I typically run 15#, 20# braids.
by slipperybob
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: A Good Braid for Spinning Reels...
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

Re: A Good Braid for Spinning Reels...

Reverendo wrote:I’m going to have to take a closer look at the Nanobraid and Nanofil as I’m not familiar with either. I’m also curious about the new Daiwa JBraid 8x GRAND. Supposedly it’s not a dyneema based line, but a brand new material.
It's Dyneema tradename renamed as IZANAS.
by slipperybob
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand
Replies: 18
Views: 4739

Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Again I'm not testing actual line strength but testing the knot and line as if I would fish with it so it has a real world application for my reference. The remaining Diawa braid lines came in the mail. So quick line strength pull test. Well after removing the spools from the packages and to my find...
by slipperybob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cheap and decent spinning reel recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

Re: Cheap and decent spinning reel recommendations?

Cheap and always gets the job done had always been Shakespeare products for me. I still got my clunky graphite Alpha's as my first bought reels a $15. When i tried something different years ago, like 20 yrs ago or something, I upgraded to a Shimano Sahara and a Diawa Regal. Both were in the $50 doll...
by slipperybob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Favorite UL Hardbait
Replies: 15
Views: 1672

Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Some of my favorites in ultralight lures, most are usually 3/16 oz or lighter, many are no longer made. Most are used for pond stocked trout and crappie or bluegill panfish. Storm hopper popper Storm scatback Rapala F3 Yo Zuri Snapshad Yo Zuri Aile Killifish Yo Zuri Aile Goby Yo Zuri Pins Minnow (fl...
by slipperybob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Casting rod for long casts light weights?
Replies: 10
Views: 4726

Re: Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Salmon rods...8.5' to 9.5' typical.
by slipperybob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix Legend & Avid
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Re: St Croix Legend & Avid

Thanks for all the input. And no, I haven't ruled out the LT series. I like them a lot. Can some of you in the know tell me the basic differences in materials from the Legend Elite to theLegend X, to the Legend Tournament series? Someone mentioned the Extreme and Tournament Inshore series. I like t...
by slipperybob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: the dying breed of US made rods
Replies: 31
Views: 3920

Re: the dying breed of US made rods

Many of us on TackleTour look for performance and also the mystique of products. Most US advertising for products talk about how much lone the reel holds or how a rod is unbreakable. Nothing truly about performance. I used to work at Gander Mountain a few years ago. This guy asked me about a walley...
by slipperybob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 54
Views: 18103

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

lures, lures, and oh, some more lures,...

Those fence posts in tight spots...
Those windy days of rod tip line wrapped...
Those foul bird nest...
Someone hooking your rod and dropping it off into the depths...

Worst of all...lost time...that could've been spent on more fishing. :big grin:
by slipperybob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2937

Re: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...

Then there's always cheating part. The hybrid combination of putting both together, soft plastic onto the hardbait. Such a cheating method at times is just tipping the hardbait with a tiny bit of plastic. Although this may be the ultralight forum...cheating with a 1" tube rigged onto your treble hoo...
by slipperybob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 17702

Re: What's next for Shimano???

When are they gonna bring over clicker drag... http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/images/cache/4359/48041_feature1.jpg Exciting drag sound Mechanism that drag sounds. It is easy to judge whether or not the fish draws drag, bringing an advantage to the fight with the fish. Also, the refreshing drag sound a...
by slipperybob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Help pick UL/L rod...too many choices
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Help pick UL/L rod...too many choices

Us icefishing guys knows all about slippery slopes when glazed with ice and even in the early spring.

We wear cleats. The general populace likes Kahtoola Microspikes. I acually use Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra cleats.
by slipperybob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoon storage and hook swaps...
Replies: 28
Views: 2458

Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

I've been a long time spoon user for pond stocked trout. I suppose half of what I use actually came from ice fishing spoons or either the flutter type or jigging type. Yet when casting distance involved for the bank fishing for pond stocked trout, jigging type with weight will get out there. While s...
by slipperybob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Picked up some new spoons...
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Picked up some new spoons...

Photographs are great!

They never do the full justice on spoons. One needs to see it in person to really really appreciate it.
by slipperybob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Fishing line diameter
Replies: 15
Views: 1392

Re: Fishing line diameter

If it's ripcord...they probably measured the full load stretched line ribbon out at the thinnest section.

Yes, every line is thinner when ribbon effect on the stretch. Some are...still more round than others.