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by Hogsticker2
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 21 Steez SV TW Limited
Replies: 1
Views: 122

21 Steez SV TW Limited

The previous thread for this reel turned into quite the dramafest. I just read through all of it, up to the point that Cal locked it down. Though I have to say kudos to Tim. You're a great mod bud. Anyways, has a 2nd thread already been created for this reel? If so, can someone point me in the right...
by Hogsticker2
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: To Spiral Or Not to Spiral... what is your preference?
Replies: 32
Views: 4573

Re: To Spiral Or Not to Spiral... what is your preference?

I think they work for everything, but that’s just me. Ok, so theoretically I may (or not) see increased casting distance on a trap rod when bombing open water on a search and destroy mission and on a shorter squarebill rod I may see better accuracy when pinpointing precise targets ? Doesn't matter ...
by Hogsticker2
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Steez Universal Light
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Steez Universal Light

I run a Steez SV TW on it (and occasionally an SV Light). The Steez in particular is a match made in heaven if you get the 6.3:1 (red accents). 12lbs fluoro. Used it for jerkbaits a bunch (Vision 110 and 110Jr), as well as larger weedless tubes (3.5” Tour Tube from Big Bite Baits) and flukes. I’ve ...
by Hogsticker2
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Steez Universal Light
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Steez Universal Light

I run a Steez SV TW on it (and occasionally an SV Light). The Steez in particular is a match made in heaven if you get the 6.3:1 (red accents). 12lbs fluoro. Used it for jerkbaits a bunch (Vision 110 and 110Jr), as well as larger weedless tubes (3.5” Tour Tube from Big Bite Baits) and flukes. I’ve ...
by Hogsticker2
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NEW Phenix Ultra MBX w/T40J
Replies: 11
Views: 1508

Re: NEW Phenix Ultra MBX w/T40J

I finally got one of the newer designed one. I choose the 7' Light power one. I have the previous one 6'6" Light power Ultra MBX classic one to compare with. The locking nut on this is nothing special, rather basic standard one. The thing I don't seem to like much about it is too much exposed threa...
by Hogsticker2
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Alphas Appreciation Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 19026

Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Alphas ct/steez ct are hard to beat when dialed in on the right rod for lighter stuff. I don't own 34mm ktf neo so I'm in no position to assure you how good your neo spool is :lol: You're killing me here man. Why you keep trying to get me to buy a Steez CT 🤷‍♂️. So which spool do you prefer for ver...
by Hogsticker2
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Alphas Appreciation Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 19026

Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Played around with ktf neo a couple of times this week and my quick take on it. In Alphas it's now similar to steez ct/alphas ct, of course a bit faster and quicker. I can get slight more distance with neo with something like 1/3 oz lipless same line/same rod. For lures around 1/2 oz total weight, ...
by Hogsticker2
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Zodias vs Xpride actions
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Zodias vs Xpride actions

I'm no expert, but I am a big fan of Shimano blanks - especially the higher end stuff. I think the easiest, most sensible way to look at this is that within each line, as the price increases, the blanks are going to increase in crispness, making the blank a little more stiff throughout. What you may...
by Hogsticker2
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom
Replies: 57
Views: 1392

Re: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom

When this was first unveiled I thought for sure I was going to get it, based on aesthetics alone. However with the cost, and the plastic engine cover, I am not so sure anymore. Might get CQ bfs or wait for new aldebaren bfs instead. Maybe once this is released and people start reviewing it I will c...
by Hogsticker2
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom
Replies: 57
Views: 1392

Re: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom

I think the aluminum handle actually looks quite nice on this reel.
by Hogsticker2
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Defier D Braid
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Sunline Defier D Braid

Has anyone used this line? I ordered a spool of 9 lb for my hair jig rod. The line looks promising for this technique because of the core to prevent wind knots. I'm usually not a line snob and use 832, but this is a technique where casting distance is essential. I have Smackdown on the rod now and ...
by Hogsticker2
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom
Replies: 57
Views: 1392

Re: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom

Best looking reel Daiwa has produced in a while - imo. I want one, but I will hold off until until others have used it with different spools. Don't need another BFS reel. Or should I say, HYPER BFS reel.
by Hogsticker2
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Deps Sidewinder Bush Viper
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Devs Sidewinder Bush Viper

Best rod name ever!
by Hogsticker2
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Alphas Appreciation Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 19026

Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

I have a ktf finesse for steez ct/alphas ct. Not sure what you meant by hollow feel from the shaft but it does have that annoying noise from the micro bearing when winding, not as bad as rays studio but still. Ive already spooled the neo with lines, hoping to test it out within next few days. Pleas...
by Hogsticker2
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 6'10 Adrena vs 6'10 Expride
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: 6'10 Adrena vs 6'10 Expride

Well, I said I wouldn't touch it until xmas, but I also wasn't supposed to work on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and ended up going into the office after all, so I spend a couple hours with the Expride and Adrena yesterday afternoon. Did a few direct A/B comparisons by casting into the same area an...