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by Snyder Rods
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are your top 5 tools as a fisher man please Rank!
Replies: 14
Views: 1923

Re: What are your top 5 tools as a fisher man please Rank!

1) Senko - why just fish when you can catch?! You can take my hook, rod, reel, but don't take my bait! 2) Hook - Nobody said hooks! Some hooks are stronger/sharper/penetrate better than others. 3) Reel - there is a big difference in reel weights, as much as 2X difference - lighter is better and more...
by Snyder Rods
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Anyone Try Gliss Fishing Line Yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 3397

Re: Anyone Try Gliss Fishing Line Yet?

I was reading about this line... apparently it's made of the same stuff that braid is made from, but it's a single mono strand. Could be interesting... and it looks like the price could approach mono. If it shows up in the States I might try a spool.
by Snyder Rods
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: best line and lb. test for topwater
Replies: 21
Views: 5559

Re: best line and lb. test for topwater

Ironsilk does not sink.
by Snyder Rods
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Looking for help with P Line
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Looking for help with P Line

CXX is a little lower stretch than XT.

XT has a tremendous combination of knot strength and shock strength, it's hard to break off with that line.

For you guys who like CXX, you should try Stren Brute Strength... It's a clone of CXX without the memory. Just watch the line diameters, they run big.
by Snyder Rods
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Mono stretch
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Re: Mono stretch

Monos can vary in stretch from about 20% - 33%. Try a lower stretch mono. Some that I like are Stren magnathin and Brute Strength, and Berkeley Ironsilk. A few other low-stretch monos: Spiderwire Ultimate, P-line Evolution, Silver Thread AN 40, Berkley Sensation.
by Snyder Rods
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Which fluorocarbon # size is more sensitive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: Which fluorocarbon # size is more sensitive?

The size is not going to matter. If it's bigger, yes it will take more pounds to stretch it, but for sensitivity, we are talking about very low force. If you are chasing sensitivity, I'd look for a lower-stretch Fluoro, such as Spiderwire, (not ez, the other one), and the lightest rods and metal ree...
by Snyder Rods
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: An advantage of mono for buttom contact baits?
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: An advantage of mono for buttom contact baits?

The problem with braid is, it's so low stretch (3%), it will pull hooks sometimes. This is less of a problem with mono or fluoro. The stretch range for mono is 16% - 33%. Some of crankbait pros have said they like mono because the stretch allows the bass to suck in the crankbait. They are right (and...
by Snyder Rods
Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best Performing 2500-size Spinning Reel Under $200
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: Best Performing 2500-size Spinning Reel Under $200

If you can find a Abu Garcia Soron STX (20 size) grab it. A true beast. I've had mine for 5ish years and not 1 problem. It still feels just as good now as day 1. I don't know why Abu stopped making this reel. - They still make them... now it's called the Penn Conquer. It's hard enough to find spinn...
by Snyder Rods
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Catches fish as good or better than a senko
Replies: 35
Views: 5629

Re: Catches fish as good or better than a senko

My best bait used to be a texas-rigged Producto Lure Tournament worm. Now I use Senkos, 5" and 6" (off-brands, I'm cheap). I buy 100 - 300 at a time. Two main colors. I never wacky-rig them, it's always Texas or nose-hooked for me. Let them sink... sometimes one twitch while they sink... sometimes I...
by Snyder Rods
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best Copolymer
Replies: 49
Views: 10556

Re: Best Copolymer

You guys who like CXX should try Stren Brute strength... It's a clone of CXX but without the memory.
by Snyder Rods
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Looking for new line
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Looking for new line

Different fluorocarbon lines have a wide range of stretch, just like monos do. I'm not sure going up in size will give you less stretch? - since it's thicker, it will probably be stiffer and have more drag in the water. I would try a different line. Spiderwire Ultimate will be one of the lowest stre...
by Snyder Rods
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Straight shank hook or EWG for light line?
Replies: 16
Views: 4442

Re: Straight shank hook or EWG for light line?

- O'Shaunessy and round-bend hooks have a more open gap and get more hookups than EWG's.

- But once you hook a fish, the EWG's hold better, because the point is aimed at the eye/pointed inward.

- Gamy dropshot hooks have the point aimed for easiest penetration.
by Snyder Rods
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Trilene XL Reservations In Heavy Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Trilene XL Reservations In Heavy Cover

I don't see a problem with using XL as your only mono. It's Berkley's first and original line... although it's been improved/updated many times over the years.
by Snyder Rods
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: line for senko
Replies: 28
Views: 4700

Re: line for senko

Has anyone found what they consider a happy medium between braid and fluorocarbon? Something not super stretch that still offers fair slack line sensitivity. - For myself, yes - Berkley Ironsilk... it's as low-stretch and sensitive as mono gets. I'll admit it's a far cry from fluoro as far as slack...
by Snyder Rods
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: The Future of The Anti-Reverse
Replies: 30
Views: 5391

Re: The Future of The Anti-Reverse

There is a problem...with no anti-reverse switch, if your line ever gets tangled around the rotor, you might have to cut the line to free it. I'll admit, it's a rare occurrence... maybe it happens to me a handful of times a year at most? But if I were dunking my reel a lot, particularly in saltwater...