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by Teal101
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: My latest build - St. Croix 4-piece 6' Light spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Re: My latest build - St. Croix 4-piece 6' Light spinning

This build inspired me to take a look at building a 4pc setup. I was going to buy a 2pc TSR Loomis, but I found the perfect 7' 3wt 4pc fly rod blank made by St.Croix that I can run as a spinning rod. Probably run Fuji Stainless SiC Guides and maybe a split grip. How do you like the VSS seat?
by Teal101
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Dream UL combo
Replies: 28
Views: 8218

Re: Dream UL combo

Mine would be exactly what I'm getting. Pflueger Patriarch 9525 Spinning reel Custom 4pc 3wt 7' fly rod built as a spinning rod. I just ordered the reel (Thanks TW for the 20% off) and with my next paycheck will be buying components for the rod. Hopefully have it built by October, But I got a Steelh...
by Teal101
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: opinions on filling baitcast spool
Replies: 18
Views: 2213

Re: opinions on filling baitcast spool

1/4" or so usually. If I fill it up any more I tend to get birds nests right off the bat and lose the line anyway to kinks :roll:
by Teal101
Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod building vendors
Replies: 14
Views: 1873

Re: Rod building vendors

Mudhole. I just had an issue with receiving a broken part. No questions asked it was on its way. Great CS in my opinion. They'll continue to get my money.
by Teal101
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa T3 vs Abu Barcia MGX
Replies: 42
Views: 5126

Re: Daiwa T3 vs Abu Barcia MGX

It's about time people speak up for Abu. All the iCast threads are full of people calling the 7.9 a "false ratio".
by Teal101
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cranking Reels
Replies: 25
Views: 3402

Re: Cranking Reels

Shimano Curado 201DPV. It is a Shimano low pro, it is a lefty, it is 5.1 I have it on a Compre crankin stick. Picked it up NIB off ebay for $120 to my door. :D
by Teal101
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2012 GLoomis Rods
Replies: 15
Views: 2833

Re: New 2012 GLoomis Rods

I have not fished the new GL2 trout rods yet so I am not sure. The GL2 should be lighter because it is a little shorter. Sensitivity should be close to the same, with the blended graphite being slightly more sensitive. Thanks for the quick response. I'm trying to justify the extra $65 on the blende...
by Teal101
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2012 GLoomis Rods
Replies: 15
Views: 2833

Re: New 2012 GLoomis Rods

How do the new GL2 trout series rods stack up against standard trout series rods? Say the TSR 802-2 compared to the GL2 782STJR2. Looking for a new two piece pack in trout fishing rod and trying to stay under $300. The Wild Card warranty almost makes it worth it.
by Teal101
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: IS IT JUST ME.......
Replies: 51
Views: 6532

Re: IS IT JUST ME.......

Buck2thPerch wrote:Sorry, guys. My wife works for Ardent and she is part of the design team. *sigh* They gotta stop hiring "Women" reel designers at Ardent. No offense to the female fishing ethusiasts.
Thats funny because my girlfriend thinks its one of the coolest looking reels :lol:
by Teal101
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pflueger 2011 ICAST ?????????
Replies: 27
Views: 4214

Re: Pflueger 2011 ICAST ?????????

I'll probably use P-line CX on it in 4lb or 6lb test, or both! Let me know if you decide your 30 doesnt see enough fishing time, I might be inclined to take it off your hands :D
by Teal101
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pflueger 2011 ICAST ?????????
Replies: 27
Views: 4214

Re: Pflueger 2011 ICAST ?????????

As long as the Patriarch spinning sticks around for awhile so I can scoop a few up I'll be happy. That is one sexy finesse reel. Yeah man they are nice. I have the 9530 and 9535 love them both,but I fish the 35 a lot more. I use it for soft jerkbaits on a 6'6 veritas it has landed a ton of fish wit...
by Teal101
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pflueger 2011 ICAST ?????????
Replies: 27
Views: 4214

Re: Pflueger 2011 ICAST ?????????

As long as the Patriarch spinning sticks around for awhile so I can scoop a few up I'll be happy. That is one sexy finesse reel.
by Teal101
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What products do you plan on buying from ICAST?
Replies: 62
Views: 6533

Re: What products do you plan on buying from ICAST?

An MGX once it comes out in lefty. A Villain to match it. Maybe one of the new GL2 trout rods, might just stick with a TSR 862-2. Those Koppers trout baits for sure. The little Kahara frogs. Some of those soft plastic turtles because my GF thinks theyre cute :lol: PP super slick once I see some good...
by Teal101
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Revo MGX wins ICAST 2011 "Best Freshwater Reel" award!
Replies: 111
Views: 16368

Re: Revo MGX wins ICAST 2011 "Best Freshwater Reel" award!

It's not an award for performance per se but for innovation and interest. Abu brought it with a 350 dollar reel with 500 dollar specs. What innovation? What performance? What specs? The gear ratio is faster but gets you the same IPT as last 3 years production reels. Any spinning reel is faster. Mg ...
by Teal101
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: my assessment of the new baitcast reels from ICAST:
Replies: 45
Views: 6556

Re: my assessment of the new baitcast reels from ICAST:

controlling a simple machine like a rod with your non dominant hand makes more sense than controlling a complex machine like a reel (speed of retrieve, adjustment of drag, etc.) with your non dominant hand. right hand retrieve or bust The only action the reeling hand does is move the handle round a...