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2 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

My new pitching/flipping rig. Fuego CT-XS on an Aird-X 7' H/F.

 

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This is a very good combo for frogging too. 

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11 minutes ago, Junger said:

This is a very good combo for frogging too. 

Anything tossed into heavy cover really.

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Upper left is a Piscifun Phantom 7.0:1 reel. I changed the knobs for cork knobs instead of original EVAs. It will be paired with a Fenwick Techna AV 6'6" MHF as a spinnerbait setup. Upper right is a good ol' Citica 200e, 6.3:1 with a Curado spool, bushing replaced with a bearing and a longer straight aftermarket carbon fibre handle with cork knobs with gunmetal accents. It will be paired with a Fenwick Lunker Stick 7'3" MM and is my cranking setup. Lower left is a Curado 200IHG (7.2:1) with upgraded swept carbon fiber handle and cork knobs, gunmetal/milled alu accents. It is paired with a Mojo Bass 7'11" Flippin' Rod for heavier jigs (over 1/2oz). Lower right is a KastKing Spartacus Plus that had its handle replaced with a carbon fiber one with just a tad smaller cork knobs than original. Is actually orphan.

 

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19 hours ago, GeekFisher said:

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Upper left is a Piscifun Phantom 7.0:1 reel. I changed the knobs for cork knobs instead of original EVAs. It will be paired with a Fenwick Techna AV 6'6" MHF as a spinnerbait setup. Upper right is a good ol' Citica 200e, 6.3:1 with a Curado spool, bushing replaced with a bearing and a longer straight aftermarket carbon fibre handle with cork knobs with gunmetal accents. It will be paired with a Fenwick Lunker Stick 7'3" MM and is my cranking setup. Lower left is a Curado 200IHG (7.2:1) with upgraded swept carbon fiber handle and cork knobs, gunmetal/milled alu accents. It is paired with a Mojo Bass 7'11" Flippin' Rod for heavier jigs (over 1/2oz). Lower right is a KastKing Spartacus Plus that had its handle replaced with a carbon fiber one with just a tad smaller cork knobs than original. Is actually orphan.

 

The Spartacus would look good on the new regular Lightning Rod.  The 66M is a good jerkbait stick. 

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2 hours ago, BaitFinesse said:

The Spartacus would look good on the new regular Lightning Rod.  The 66M is a good jerkbait stick. 

I already own a Bass X 6'6" MF for JB. I thought about maybe doing 2 pieces rod setup to fit car trunk.

 

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4600 C5, 4600 C3, 5600CL Rocket, 5600AB.  All modified to some degree.

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I've been coveting this 7' Legend Xtreme for years and it feels awesome to finally have landed one. I think I'm going to run the Tatula LT silver edition on it because.. well it looks pretty awesome. 

 

 

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Hah back to back legends w/ tatula LTs.

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18 hours ago, punch said:

I've been coveting this 7' Legend Xtreme for years and it feels awesome to finally have landed one. I think I'm going to run the Tatula LT silver edition on it because.. well it looks pretty awesome. 

 

 

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I've been doing the same now for the last year and it is awesome!!! Enjoy that setup!

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Here's my current St Croix lineup. I have other stuff but this is the Croix family picture:

 

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L to R: 

Legend Xtreme 7' M - Tatula LT 3000 Silver edition

Legend Tournament Pro 7'1 MH Swimjig with a brand that can't be named 

Legend Tournament Pro 7'1 M Plastics - Lews Tournament Pro G

Legend Tournament Pro 6'8 M Jerkbait - Tatula 100

Legend X 7'1 MH - Tatula 100 

Legend Glass 7'2 MM - Lews Tournament Pro 

Avid X 7'4 H - Tatula 100

Avid X 7' M - Shimano Casitas 

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Have some Ray's Studio Red Frame screws on the way for my Fuego CT. Do they use the same 2mm head Hedgehog Studios screws do? Going to buy the Wera driver, but want to double check size first. I have sent the seller a message but figured I'd ask here too..

 

Edit - Yes they use the same 2mmn hex head.

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Ok, got the screws and hex driver today! Any tips to not mess up the anodization on the screws? Go very slowly? Anything else?

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2 hours ago, HazeRVA said:

Ok, got the screws and hex driver today! Any tips to not mess up the anodization on the screws? Go very slowly? Anything else?

I know the handle nut trick involves covering the nut with a sandwich bag. I would think the hex driver might slip if you do the same thing. My best solution has always been to keep the bit seated tight so it doesn't slip.

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4 hours ago, HazeRVA said:

Any tips to not mess up the anodization on the screws? 

By all means use as much care as you can, but at the end of the day you are sticking a hardened steel tool into a far far softer hole.

 

 

 

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All finished up and back together. 

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13 hours ago, rippin-lips said:

 

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Looks great dude.  About how many hours did the entire process take?  

 

 

Last year the rain robbed me of wade-fishing opportunties and I am already champing at the bit to get out there.

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It's a Loomis SJR6400 IMX with a Stradic FJ1000 on it.  I want to get into making and fishing hairjigs in a bunch of the small suburban streams around where I live and I think this might be the perfect rod for it.  The low end of it's rating seems way way off, 1/64oz does not even come close to loading the tip.  But once the lure weight gets up to around 1/8oz it really shines.  It will cast well up to around 3/16oz and the power/taper is about perfect for MWF and Slider fishing as well.  Right now I have 6lb Supernatural mono on it but I cannot get it to feel like I have it spooled on correctly, it might still be a little thick for the small spool.  If it doesn't work out I am going to try a few of the fancy JDM monos before I give up and use braid/leader. 

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2 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

Looks great dude.  About how many hours did the entire process take?  

I’d say roughly about 8hrs total. 1-2hrs in taking it apart and prepping all the parts. 1hr worth of cleaning all the parts for when it was finished. 5hrs in the whole paint process. Then another 1hr to put it all back together after it sat for a week. 

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On 1/17/2019 at 6:28 PM, HazeRVA said:

Haha thanks guys!

 

And... Done! Love it. 

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For being the low reel on the totem pole the Fuego CT sure does looks slick.  It even has a bit of mill work on the frame the regular CT doesn't even have.  Those frame screws and spool tension knob really set it off.  Is that a Ray's Studio knob?

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@BaitFinesse thanks! Really digging it. Looks so good on the Abu Vendetta. Yes it is the Ray's Studio knob and screws. Next up red brake dial screw then I think I'm done with this one. Maybe red knob caps. 

 

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34 minutes ago, HazeRVA said:

@BaitFinesse thanks! Really digging it. Looks so good on the Abu Vendetta. Yes it is the Ray's Studio knob and screws. Next up red brake dial screw then I think I'm done with this one. Maybe red knob caps. 

 

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Now you've done it.  You have the sickness.  All new reels and rods must match.  Many of us have this disease.

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