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The Purple Monster is finished.  Sv103h with some dress up parts, a 100mm CF handle, and for now a Zillion sv spool.  Rod is a MB Hyuga 72H.  Using it for swimbaits, big topwaters, and frogs.  

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Very nice outfit FW! That is a great pairing for sure. Have you used the MB rod much yet?

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Upgraded my spinning setup. St Croix AvidX 6'8" Medium, extra fast with a Shimano Stradic Ci4+ 2500 reel with Berkley Vanish 8lb test. This is probably the nicest setup ive ever had haha. Will mainly be my top water and worm setup.  Should go nice with my Mojo Bass, Lews speed spool baitcasting rig. 

 

To those curious, CZP01 with an X300 ultra next to it. 

 

 

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16 hours ago, kickerfish1 said:

Very nice outfit FW! That is a great pairing for sure. Have you used the MB rod much yet?

I have had it out about a dozen times since I got it over the winter, but sadly no really good bass yet.  It is a really interesting rod, it is for sure a Mod action, but it has a ton of power without feeling stiff.  My first fish on it was a 9" stocker trout who was trying to mate with my S-Waver, it managed to load the rod a little and I was able to land it without ripping the hook out.  I have gotten maybe 8-10 bass with it using lures with large trebles and it is at 1:1 hit/land ratio with them.  I have only gotten a handful of hits on jighook swimbaits and landed about half of them, but that might be me just wiffing the hooksets as my attention tends to wander after an hour or three of crawling a Hudd.  The rod's ratings seem a bit off at the high end, a ~2.5oz Rat is about as heavy as I want to go with it, but on the low end it will cast a 1/2 spinnerbait or frog as far as I would ever want.  All in all, it seems like it's going to be a really versatile "small" big bait stick and I think it fishes it's low end well enough that I will not feel overgunned if I am miles from my car and want to fish a jig or t-rig.   I also want to try it with some DD cranks once I get my kayak up and running for the spring, I think the combo is up for it.  

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On 4/15/2018 at 8:09 AM, fishwizzard said:

 

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The Purple Monster is finished.  Sv103h with some dress up parts, a 100mm CF handle, and for now a Zillion sv spool.  Rod is a MB Hyuga 72H.  Using it for swimbaits, big topwaters, and frogs. 

WOW...  That rat is awesome:)

 

But seriously that is a sweet looking combo!

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3 hours ago, ratherbfishin1 said:

WOW...  That rat is awesome:)

 

But seriously that is a sweet looking combo!

A scant few months ago I scoffed at the idea of matching reels to rods, now I kinda feel like the combo needs to match the lure!

 

 

 

Kidding, but that rat is one of my favorite lures,  I feel like an idiot throwing it, right up until I get bit.  

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17 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

A scant few months ago I scoffed at the idea of matching reels to rods, now I kinda feel like the combo needs to match the lure!

 

 

 

Kidding, but that rat is one of my favorite lures,  I feel like an idiot throwing it, right up until I get bit.  

I know! That lure works it seemed like a joke at first but a friend was destroying them on it so I decided to pick one up.

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On 4/15/2018 at 7:09 AM, fishwizzard said:

The Purple Monster is finished.  Sv103h with some dress up parts, a 100mm CF handle, and for now a Zillion sv spool.  Rod is a MB Hyuga 72H.  Using it for swimbaits, big topwaters, and frogs.  

 

Where did you get the purple knob caps?

 

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10 minutes ago, Yumeya said:

 

Where did you get the purple knob caps?

 

All of those parts can be ordered from Hedgehog studio. Those are made by Avail. They have a handful of colors but they only offer them in royal purple if you’re wanting purple ones. 

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20180419_093943_crop_612x418.jpg.e86798c78c99b282bac6710fc1784a83.jpg20180419_093840_crop_612x469.jpg.e715c3f7edfacbe9609a656dc9f6568d.jpgMailman dropped off this beauty today. Td-z 105H. Now if the 3 feet of ice could melt, we'd be in business!

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1 hour ago, Smelter96 said:

20180419_093943_crop_612x418.jpg.e86798c78c99b282bac6710fc1784a83.jpg20180419_093840_crop_612x469.jpg.e715c3f7edfacbe9609a656dc9f6568d.jpgMailman dropped off this beauty today. Td-z 105H. Now if the 3 feet of ice could melt, we'd be in business!

Where did you get the TD-Z?

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23 minutes ago, Big-Bass said:

Where did you get the TD-Z?

Ebay

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combos.jpg.9f90f38e0758fda3ef9d588e3363ae1a.jpgMegabass Levante Flatside

Curado 200K

 

Dobyns Champion 806HSB

Curado 300e

 

Shimano Expride A 7´2 H

Chronarch MGL HG

 

Shimano G. Loomis Conquest 844C MBR

Metanium Mgl XG 

 

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8 hours ago, Rodrgsv said:

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Curado 200K

 

Dobyns Champion 806HSB

Curado 300e

 

Shimano Expride A 7´2 H

Chronarch MGL HG

 

Shimano G. Loomis Conquest 844C MBR

Metanium Mgl XG 

 

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Nice collection.  

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Bought a Avail spool for my 17' Conquest BFS from Hedgehog. It's supposed to hold 50% more line than the original. I'll use the original for braid and the deeper spool for flouro. The spool itself weighs only 5g. 

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No enthusiast gear here but I like it!

Bottom to top:

 

Kistler KLX Feel N Reel, Shimano Chronarch CI4

Kistler Helium, Daiwa Zillion TWS

Kistler Helium, Shimano Curado I

Kistler Magnesium, Shimano Curado K

Kistler Helium 3, Daiwa Tatula SV

St. Croix Legend Xtreme, Team Daiwa Zillion

St Croix Legend Xtreme, Abu Garcia Revo Premier Gen 3

St. Croix Avid X, Shimano Chronarch E7

St. Croix Rage, Daiwa SS SV

Shimano Zodias, Shimano Chronarch CI4

Shimmano Zodias, Daiwa Tatula SV

Dobyns Champ Glass, Daiwa Zillion TWS

Phenix Glass, Shimano Curado I

Abu Ike Series Crank, Shimano Curado E5

 

Not Shown:

 

Kistler KLX, Shimano Curado E7 

Kistler Helium 3 Spin, TBD

St Croix Legend Tournament Spin, Shimano Stradic FK

St Croix Avid X Spin, Shimano Stradic CI4

Shimano Crucial Drop Shot, Shimano Stradic FE

 

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Spooled and slimed her up the other day for approval ;) 

 

my do it all 7’ mh/f g loomis imx paired with a shimano chronarch ci4+

 

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I’ll post the rest of the arsenal when I get a chance! Cool to finally post in this thread I’ve spent hours combing through each page admiring everyone’s gear!

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2 hours ago, RichF said:

No enthusiast gear here but I like it!

you seem enthusiastic enough to me!

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Tatula Elite AGS 7' Ehrler/Tatula SV 7.3:1

 

My do-it-all outfit for lightweight stuff 

 

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23 hours ago, RichF said:

No enthusiast gear here but I like it!

Bottom to top:

 

Kistler KLX Feel N Reel, Shimano Chronarch CI4

Kistler Helium, Daiwa Zillion TWS

Kistler Helium, Shimano Curado I

Kistler Magnesium, Shimano Curado K

Kistler Helium 3, Daiwa Tatula SV

St. Croix Legend Xtreme, Team Daiwa Zillion

St Croix Legend Xtreme, Abu Garcia Revo Premier Gen 3

St. Croix Avid X, Shimano Chronarch E7

St. Croix Rage, Daiwa SS SV

Shimano Zodias, Shimano Chronarch CI4

Shimmano Zodias, Daiwa Tatula SV

Dobyns Champ Glass, Daiwa Zillion TWS

Phenix Glass, Shimano Curado I

Abu Ike Series Crank, Shimano Curado E5

 

Not Shown:

 

Kistler KLX, Shimano Curado E7 

Kistler Helium 3 Spin, TBD

St Croix Legend Tournament Spin, Shimano Stradic FK

St Croix Avid X Spin, Shimano Stradic CI4

Shimano Crucial Drop Shot, Shimano Stradic FE

 

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That is still a great arsenal.  Seems like where I live in the rods department (price wise).  Always wanted to try Phenix Rods but it isn't readily available up here in Canada. 

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1 minute ago, lmbfisherman said:

That is still a great arsenal.  Seems like where I live in the rods department (price wise).  Always wanted to try Phenix Rods but it isn't readily available up here in Canada. 

I got that Phenix in a trade with a BR member.  It's pretty sweet. Pure glass goodness.  I think my next rod might be a Phenix feather.  

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1 minute ago, RichF said:

I got that Phenix in a trade with a BR member.  It's pretty sweet. Pure glass goodness.  I think my next rod might be a Phenix feather.  

Nice, let me know how well it fishes so I can be motivated to go across the border and find them.  :ok-wink:

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