What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby lzeil » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:46 pm

eg stingray ss 6' 3" + sv105xh
mb super criffhanger 6' 3" + sv6.3r
mb super eiger 6' 9" + is73c
cumulus 6' 5" + ald50
cumulus 6' 10" + core50mg7
glorious quick response 6' 2" + ald50bfsxg
glorious mighty finesse 6' 10" + ald50bfs
ultima 6' 2" + ald50bfsxg
ultima 6' 10" + ald50bfs
steez harrier f-spec 7' 1" + 103sha
steez skyray 6' 3" + 100sh
steez racing design 6' 4" + sv103h-tn
steez racing design 6' 8" + is73c

mb arms super leggera 6' 4" (ordered, hopefully by end of sept)

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby Obz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:13 pm

Kistler H3 7' light MH and Tdz103H

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby DavidSA » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:26 pm

NRX 893 and Met MGL, 12# FC

If I have to go less then this I resort to BFS casting combo or god forbid a spinning rig;;; or I just call it a fun day and go home and sit in the boat with a beer :big grin:

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby ccass » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:54 pm

ccass wrote:I am still testing out a custom K2 714 with an 8.1 Steez SV TW. I'm running 14lb Shooter on it. I can go weightless up to about 3/8oz plus bait comfortably with the rod. Has a more moderate feel on the hookset than I was expecting but, it's been treating me well so far.

The NRX 852c is pretty good with those duties as well.

The SV spool is money for the weightless/lightweight T rigs. I like how it pitches smooth, far and effortless. You can then wind up and bomb the lure without touching the brakes at all.


I just realized the title had LIGHT in all caps. The K2 weighs 2.7oz and super balanced.

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby johnnybassboat » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:35 pm

BlaineFred wrote:
johnnybassboat wrote:
BlaineFred wrote:
cndbasshunter wrote:
BlaineFred wrote:
Wow....I am amazed that you can get the rig to work for you, especially wtih 15-lb line and a MH rod.

I've used down to 1/8 with my 893 no problem with Aldebaran.


How does it work for pitching?
I have done the same, pitching is no problem. I pitch more than cast. The reel setup is just as important as the rod.


The challenge is getting the spool rotating with lite lures.
How do you set up your reel?
Do you use any aftermarket things such as shallow spools?
Is your reel super tuned?
No super tuning involved, and just the factory spool. It helps to have a extra fast tip rod and a well trained thumb. I can pitch it far enough that I should be casting it at times.

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby ccass » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:56 pm

johnnybassboat wrote:
BlaineFred wrote:
johnnybassboat wrote:
BlaineFred wrote:
cndbasshunter wrote:I've used down to 1/8 with my 893 no problem with Aldebaran.


How does it work for pitching?
I have done the same, pitching is no problem. I pitch more than cast. The reel setup is just as important as the rod.


The challenge is getting the spool rotating with lite lures.
How do you set up your reel?
Do you use any aftermarket things such as shallow spools?
Is your reel super tuned?
No super tuning involved, and just the factory spool. It helps to have a extra fast tip rod and a well trained thumb. I can pitch it far enough that I should be casting it at times.


When I had a 15 Aldebaran for a short time, I found it was a great pitching reel when all the brake blocks were off. I did not like popping the side plate off and putting a brake block to on for me just to cast the reel.

It casted good as well, I just prefer to have a Daiwa for plastics/pitching because I can go from pitching to casting without touching the brakes.

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby goldrod » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:50 pm

Steez LTD with MB Honeycomb spool.. I don't think i would change a thing.. 10lb test is a beautiful place for it on this rod.
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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby goldrod » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:55 pm

Simply feels great in hand
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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby goldrod » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:57 pm

Sorry for all the pics.. but i am completely satisfied with this setup.. and I will be trying more things in the future..
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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby goldrod » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:59 pm

lzeil wrote:eg stingray ss 6' 3" + sv105xh
mb super criffhanger 6' 3" + sv6.3r
mb super eiger 6' 9" + is73c
cumulus 6' 5" + ald50
cumulus 6' 10" + core50mg7
glorious quick response 6' 2" + ald50bfsxg
glorious mighty finesse 6' 10" + ald50bfs
ultima 6' 2" + ald50bfsxg
ultima 6' 10" + ald50bfs
steez harrier f-spec 7' 1" + 103sha
steez skyray 6' 3" + 100sh
steez racing design 6' 4" + sv103h-tn
steez racing design 6' 8" + is73c

mb arms super leggera 6' 4" (ordered, hopefully by end of sept)



Which is your favorite?
I've looked for the spec-f but its a tough cookie to find.
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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby lzeil » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:07 pm

goldrod wrote:Which is your favorite?
I've looked for the spec-f but its a tough cookie to find.


hmm thats a tough question, each one has its own personality and fun to fish, but currently the steez rd rods are my favs. got the f-spec from plat.co.jp

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby the hooligan » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:33 am

lzeil wrote:eg stingray ss 6' 3" + sv105xh
mb super criffhanger 6' 3" + sv6.3r
mb super eiger 6' 9" + is73c
cumulus 6' 5" + ald50
cumulus 6' 10" + core50mg7
glorious quick response 6' 2" + ald50bfsxg
glorious mighty finesse 6' 10" + ald50bfs
ultima 6' 2" + ald50bfsxg
ultima 6' 10" + ald50bfs
steez harrier f-spec 7' 1" + 103sha
steez skyray 6' 3" + 100sh
steez racing design 6' 4" + sv103h-tn
steez racing design 6' 8" + is73c

mb arms super leggera 6' 4" (ordered, hopefully by end of sept)


Damn, nice lineup

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby papabassin » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:26 am

the hooligan wrote:
lzeil wrote:eg stingray ss 6' 3" + sv105xh
mb super criffhanger 6' 3" + sv6.3r
mb super eiger 6' 9" + is73c
cumulus 6' 5" + ald50
cumulus 6' 10" + core50mg7
glorious quick response 6' 2" + ald50bfsxg
glorious mighty finesse 6' 10" + ald50bfs
ultima 6' 2" + ald50bfsxg
ultima 6' 10" + ald50bfs
steez harrier f-spec 7' 1" + 103sha
steez skyray 6' 3" + 100sh
steez racing design 6' 4" + sv103h-tn
steez racing design 6' 8" + is73c

mb arms super leggera 6' 4" (ordered, hopefully by end of sept)


Damn, nice lineup


x2 =D>

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby BlaineFred » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:33 am

ccass wrote:
johnnybassboat wrote:
BlaineFred wrote:
johnnybassboat wrote:
BlaineFred wrote:
How does it work for pitching?
I have done the same, pitching is no problem. I pitch more than cast. The reel setup is just as important as the rod.


The challenge is getting the spool rotating with lite lures.
How do you set up your reel?
Do you use any aftermarket things such as shallow spools?
Is your reel super tuned?
No super tuning involved, and just the factory spool. It helps to have a extra fast tip rod and a well trained thumb. I can pitch it far enough that I should be casting it at times.

Reece
When I had a 15 Aldebaran for a short cetime, I found it was a great pitching reel when all the brake blocks were off. I did not like popping the side plate off and putting a brake block to on for me just to cast the reel.

It casted good as well, I just prefer to have a Daiwa for plastics/pitching because I can go from pitching to casting without touching the brakes.


Agree on the preference for Daiwa. What Daiwa model are you using?

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Re: What is your LIGHT texas rig setup?

Postby ccass » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:26 am

BlaineFred wrote:
ccass wrote:
johnnybassboat wrote:
BlaineFred wrote:
johnnybassboat wrote: I have done the same, pitching is no problem. I pitch more than cast. The reel setup is just as important as the rod.


The challenge is getting the spool rotating with lite lures.
How do you set up your reel?
Do you use any aftermarket things such as shallow spools?
Is your reel super tuned?
No super tuning involved, and just the factory spool. It helps to have a extra fast tip rod and a well trained thumb. I can pitch it far enough that I should be casting it at times.

Reece
When I had a 15 Aldebaran for a short cetime, I found it was a great pitching reel when all the brake blocks were off. I did not like popping the side plate off and putting a brake block to on for me just to cast the reel.

It casted good as well, I just prefer to have a Daiwa for plastics/pitching because I can go from pitching to casting without touching the brakes.


Agree on the preference for Daiwa. What Daiwa model are you using?


I have a lot of reels with the SV spool. I also use a Zillion TWS for punching and other heavy stuff. The SV spools are nice for pitching as well as the MagForce reels as well.


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