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  2. Some 5:1 ratio lews reels have deeper spools for increased line capacity in cranking applications. Most 6:1 lews have shallower spools with holes. I’m not familiar with lews numbering system any more but were both reels the same ratio?
  3. Love the St. Johns river system! Flukes, Frogs, & Flipping 😎
  4. I don’t think this is an accurate account. Ipt is the effective ratio between 1 turn of the handle and X” of line retrieval. The torque required to pull a given load will be essentially the same for a certain Ipt regardless of spool size or gear ratio. It’s like having larger tires on a truck, you have too lower the axle gear ratio to compensate for the tires.
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  7. So, had a (mostly) bad experience this past weekend. Was kayaking fishing with two rods and the one with my Lews Speed Spool LFS sank into the lake, where it still currently resides. I repurchased the Lews Speed Spool LFS (SS1SA - Made in China), in a 5:6:1 gear ratio, as this is/was my cranking set up. My original Lews Speed Spool LFS had the code SSG1S and was Made in Korea, while the new one is SS1SA. I take it the latter is the new version? Also, my new one has no holes in the spool, yet all of the pictures I see have it with spool holes. Does this sound strange? Bought it off of Amazon, but wondering if it's fake. Even if it's a real reel, why would there be a version that does not have holes? On the bright side I caught 8 bronzebacks, for about a total of 35lbs.
  8. Only averaging 2 a day, but the quality is slowly improving. Still weeks away from spawn
  9. I diddn't realize they were still around either. I have slayed bass frog bass on their 76MH blackout for a couple years now.
  10. Agreed on the above list, I would add buzzbaits in there too. I like 8:1 for frogs, jigs, and any kind of T-rig., including senkos.
  11. When I pulled away from the ramp this morning, the conditions at Lake Menderchuck were pretty much what I had hoped for. Super clear water, plenty of sunshine and a nice warm breeze. I’m thinking Jerkbait City baby and my expectations were high. Started off nicely too, with a couple of fatties in the net in short order. Unfortunately the ‘breeze’ turned in to 25 knots and I got blown off the water. Still glad to have had a chance to meet at least a couple of the locals. Pre-spawn is winding down here. Be looking to get out a few more times before it’s over. A-Jay
  12. Curado E5 sold. Curado E7 is all that is left.
  13. Spinning rods and reels have came a long way.
  14. my casting set-ups definitely outweigh spinning, but i have days where i just want to fish with a spinning rod more than casting
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  16. Rule #1 when fishing a jig: Don't be afraid to get stuck When i first started jig fishing it was boring to me mainly because it was slow and didn't get as many bites as I would on a trick worm or lizard texas rigged but I knew it was going to get me bigger fish. So I started swimming a jig to build a little more confidence in a jig fishing. I knew I could cover more water and it would help me get more bites this way. I bought a few Dirty Jigs swim jigs and put on a Paca Craw. Tons of action. I would get bit swimming the jig past structure, log, brush pile etc and if I didn't land the fish that hit I would simply just flip it into where i got bit and just tease it till it bit. This helped me build confidence. A jig is something you don't master over night. I think people try to fish them too slow. Flip that thing up by the bank and let it hit the bottom and sit for maybe three seconds and then start hopping it through where looks to be the place you would most likely get bit once your past it swim it back to the boat and hold on, you will often get bit like this. You need to go out one day with nothing but a jig and just make yourself fish it and tinker with it until you get a bite.
  17. The odds are lower for a FL double digit bass after March; but they can be caught. This 15lb 13oz Giant was caught in April or May from Orange Lake south of Gainesville . https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/244315d
  18. One thing I do know - you don't have to have dozens of setups so long as you're willing to change lures. The 5 rigs I have cover everything except heavy swimbaits/topwaters and deep-diving crankbaits. Sure I have to change lures to try a new technique, but as I'm on a limited budget it's worth it.
  19. MN Fisher, thank you! I found myself looking at more MH fast rods just because they are versatile. I'm tying different types of Texas rigs, jigs etc on the MH rods so a few is fine, but I realize I probably need other rods more. Figured I would ask more knowledgeable people before pulling the trigger. When I decided to take up fishing again this spring I thought it would be cheaper than my other hobby, golf. Boy was I surprised lol! I am starting fresh with no rods or lures, so i hope it will get better for my wallets sake. I still don't know my fishing style and am trying to get a well rounded lineup. This really helps, I appreciate you and everyone taking time out of your day to respond. Cheers! Chris
  20. They're basically (actually, maybe literally) the same cheap chinese reels like Kastking and Piscifun. Now, I know of a lot of people that absolutely love their kastkings and don't understand why lots of guys don't use them. I also know a lot of people who haven't used a Curado or Tatula... Or Smoke, or Revo, or etc. These two groups of people have a very high amount of overlap. Make of that what you will, but I'll stick to my name brands.
  21. How is it even possible to mistake the centrifugal brake blocks for magnets.
  22. I’m looking to do some topwater striped bass fishing and would love advice if my setup will work. Going to be fishing inlets around southern Long Island (New York). I have a 7’6 st croix mojo rod, medium heavy power and fast action. Rod can stand 10-20 lb line and lures .5 oz to 1.25 oz. I have a 13 fishing origin tx baitcaster reel. 7.3:1 gear ratio with a max drag of 18lbs. Im planning on fishing 20 lb mono line. Will this setup work? Any advice on how I should fish this?
  23. the Haskell July 20 the Jim Dandy July 27. Belmont in less then 3 week at the "Big Sandy"
  24. American Legacy has a ton of used gears for sale.
  25. You've got some duplication in there, but if you're tying on different lures to each it's not a bad thing. Depending on what you want to learn, there's a few options 6.?:1 baitcaster on a M to MH rod for deep-diving crankbaits 6.6:1 to 7.1:1 baitcaster on swimbait rod for those heavy lures L to ML spinning rig for finesse applications - drop-shot, Ned-rig, etc The Fury looks to be a good rod - I'd put an aluminum frame baitcaster on the new BC rig (I'm partial to Diawa and Pflueger for my BCs- so Fuego, Tatula, Supreme or Supreme-XT would be my choices) Spinning reel - Again with a Supreme or Supreme-XT, but Mitchell is my other brand for spinners...so a 300-Pro or a Mag-Pro would be my options. That's all I can think of off the top of my head - I'm sure others will have other suggestions.
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