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1 hour ago, Motoboss said:

My main four set ups are old greenies, Curado Bantam 200’s so I decided to move in to a bit of modern technology. Having already a Kistler series 100 reel on a KLX rod I went with a 200 series this time for my IMX GLoomis jig setup.

Any line recommendations, besides braid?

 

Foolish or fantastic. We’ll see.

 

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How do you like your Kistler reel? For line, I'd recommend 16# Sunline Sniper fluoro. 

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1 hour ago, NorthernBasser said:

How do you like your Kistler reel? For line, I'd recommend 16# Sunline Sniper fluoro. 

I really like the 100 series reel although a bit of a bfs feel to it with better line capacity. It throws a 1/4oz spinnerbait very well, but feels small in my hand. I thought it would be a too “light” for the KLX 4M rod but it hasn’t been a problem. The reel’s fast adjustability is great and is very smooth casting and cranking.

 

The new series 200 I’m putting on my 7’ GLoomis IMX MBR H/F for throwing jigs, shakey heads and bigger texas rigged worms.

I like the MBR rods as they can throw several baits and not just one specific presentation well. My other “greenies” are on GLoomis IMX MBR rods as well; M/F, MH/F and a CBR/F.

The baitmonkey rode me until I relented on the new reel. If I like it I’ll probably replace the other 3 with the same.

 

Good call on the line, I’ve been eyeing the Sunline. I have McCoy Mean Green(12#) and Crystal Clear(15#) but haven’t used mono/co-ploymer in forever being all my reels are set up with Power Pro braid. The coil in non braid lines drives me crazy!

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57 minutes ago, Motoboss said:

 The coil in non braid lines drives me crazy!

I hear ya. If you're gonna get fluoro I'd recommend getting some KVD line conditioner. It helps. Spray on night before or morning before you go out. Sniper is quite manageable for a fluoro line.

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14 minutes ago, NorthernBasser said:

I hear ya. If you're gonna get fluoro I'd recommend getting some KVD line conditioner. It helps. Spray on night before or morning before you go out. Sniper is quite manageable for a fluoro line.

 Any experience with the McCoy brand. I’ve read great reviews, supposed to be low stretch, super limp and easy to tie knots.

(kinda like me) 😝
 

Seriously, I haven’t used a non braid in many years and prefer to spool this new reel with a co-polymer but not ruling out a flro. Would a fluro be a better option for a jig setup? Is there a downfall to using a co-polymer line, other than stretch?

 

Guess I better search “lines”

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@Motoboss If you are using Yo Zuri Hybrid CO Polymer line there isnt much stretch, i use it for bottom fishing and it does great, but Fluoro would be the better choice for jig fishing if you think its worth 2-3x the price.

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4 hours ago, Motoboss said:

My main four set ups are old greenies, Curado Bantam 200’s so I decided to move in to a bit of modern technology. Having already a Kistler series 100 reel on a KLX rod I went with a 200 series this time for my IMX GLoomis jig setup.

Any line recommendations, besides braid?

 

Foolish or fantastic. We’ll see.

 

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18# Diawa Samurai Hidden Fluorocarbon?

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Spent the morning in Chattanooga. Went to Sorry Custom and grabbed a couple chatterbaits to try and a few open pour 8” swimbaits. While in the area, I went to hog farmer and stocked up on spunk shads…

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After telling myself I'd take it easy on tackle for a while I ended up getting a couple packs of  Geecrack Bellows Gill Swimmers since the bass in my local pond seemed to be eyeballing the bluegill like crazy today. Hopefully they are worth the price...

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New SLX 70A. The handle is shorter than the Curado 70's, which I wasn't expecting. Here's a side-by-side comparison in case anyone was wondering about it's size. 

 

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3 hours ago, NorthernBasser said:

New SLX 70A.

I took the last half year off from fishing, so i didnt hear about this until this week. Its just their new verison of what was the SLX MGL 70 was right?

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50 minutes ago, MediumMouthBass said:

I took the last half year off from fishing, so i didnt hear about this until this week. Its just their new verison of what was the SLX MGL 70 was right?

It is the new version, but there are some upgrades. I didn't have the previous version, but there are a handful of upgrades/differences. This video can explain better than I can.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Jmurphy87 said:

A couple jerkbaits in a different color.

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You're out of control.

 

Last year when you vowed to stop buying gear and said you were gonna start downsizing, you were the beacon of light that all of us other whacko's were to look to for guidance and hope. Instead, it seems like somebody got you wet or fed you after midnight (the younger peeps may not get this), and you've morphed into something that would even make the bait monkey cower in the corner of the room, knees shaking uncontrollably 

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1 hour ago, NorthernBasser said:

New SLX 70A. The handle is shorter than the Curado 70's, which I wasn't expecting. Here's a side-by-side comparison in case anyone was wondering about it's size. 

 

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Hubba Hubba Zooey Deschanel GIF by New Girl

 

The SLX MGL was the runaway star of the SLX line in my opinion, the upgraded MGL III spool and silent tune with no price increase make it a no brainer and a tough one to beat at its price point.

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2 minutes ago, NorthernBasser said:

all of us other whacko's were to look to for guidance and hope.

Glad you said it - given your shed, I think you'll not give up until you need a bigger shed...and that'll only slow you down. :devil:

 

3 minutes ago, NorthernBasser said:

it seems like somebody got you wet or fed you after midnight

Okay - you owe me some screen cleaner.....

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40 minutes ago, NorthernBasser said:

 

You're out of control.

 

Last year when you vowed to stop buying gear and said you were gonna start downsizing, you were the beacon of light that all of us other whacko's were to look to for guidance and hope. Instead, it seems like somebody got you wet or fed you after midnight (the younger peeps may not get this), and you've morphed into something that would even make the bait monkey cower in the corner of the room, knees shaking uncontrollably 

I can’t argue any of that one little bit unfortunately, I am getting a lot more picky on my gear. Although the war rages on, I have not bought a swim bait reel yet. There will be one in the future but not yet. My youngest is nuts about fishing just like me, I think that I would be lying if I said that I was not a little bit ashamed of him being into fishing like me. Although there’s worse things that I could be doing, but hey maybe that’s my delusion speaking lol.

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4 minutes ago, Jmurphy87 said:

I can’t argue any of that one little bit unfortunately, I am getting a lot more picky on my gear. Although the war rages on, I have not bought a swim bait reel yet. There will be one in the future but not yet. My youngest is nuts about fishing just like me, I think that I would be lying if I said that I was not a little bit ashamed of him being into fishing like me. Although there’s worse things that I could be doing, but hey maybe that’s my delusion speaking lol.

There's nothing better than fishing, so I'd say you're doing a fantastic job if he prefers that over being inside on an iPad all day. 

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18 minutes ago, Jmurphy87 said:

My youngest is nuts about fishing just like me, I think that I would be lying if I said that I was not a little bit ashamed of him being into fishing like me.

No shame in that. I'll be proud if my little guy grows up to love fishing as much as myself. You're raising the next generation right in at least one aspect. Kudos! 

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I happened to carpool with my wife to work this morning and she noticed a fisherman garage sale sign. After work we headed over there. It was the second day of the sale, but I got a good deal. Unfortunately the guy passed and his wife was selling off his stuff. Like a lot of us it sounded like he to loved to make tackle, especially jigs, and fish. There was a bunch of protec paint, the huge bottles there too. All the jigs were 12$ total and a buck for the rattles. The jigs were priced at a buck an ounce. Hoping to catch a lot of bass on them!

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Fixed a ProMax I had lying around, my first casting reel, been sitting after the thumb bar cracked in half on it. Replaced it and didn't know what to do with it, so I picked up a 7' MH/F Aird-X to be matchy matchy with it as a beater/loaner combo.

 

And on my way home, got a notification that the Berkley Nessies I ordered were delivered. Two 7" in shad and two 5" in hickory shad, will be curious to see how these work.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Aaron_H said:

7' MH/F Aird-X to be matchy matchy with it as a beater/loaner combo.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised - I still have a pair of Aird-Xs in my lineup despite the Victorys and Mojo Bass'...and yes, one of those Aird-Xs is a 7' MH/F.

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7 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised - I still have a pair of Aird-Xs in my lineup despite the Victorys and Mojo Bass'...and yes, one of those Aird-Xs is a 7' MH/F.

 

I've fished them a little bit, they've been my go-to budget rod recommendation for several years now for friends getting into the sport, just never had a reason to pull the trigger on one for myself. Definitely a standout in their price point though. Your posts about the MH/F are why I went with it over the medium.

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Just got my order in from engineeringhooksets.com. The guy is a YouTuber and smalltime bait-maker. I've had success with his soft plastics last year and loaded up on baits again for this year. 

 

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23 hours ago, Jmurphy87 said:

Although the war rages on, I have not bought a swim bait reel yet. There will be one in the future but not yet.

Not that you need any nudging, but the Calcutta Conquest MD 300 has been an absolute joy to fish with.  

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