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by rubs96
Sun Jan 07, 2024 9:18 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Deep-X 300
Replies: 5
Views: 15043

Re: Deep-X 300

Use the deep-x 300 and deep-six for cranking Lake St. Clair in the fall. Mat tiger is my favourite colour. Don’t know if the colour is still available as it doesn’t show on the megabass USA website.

Great bait.
by rubs96
Wed Jan 03, 2024 5:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Clacutta te 201 vs te 201gt
Replies: 10
Views: 10511

Re: Clacutta te 201 vs te 201gt

The GT only came in a right hand model and it had a smaller line cap, whiffle spool and drilled crossbar.

I think a few more bearing too but I can’t recall for sure.

I have the GT and I don’t regret ever buying it! Still use it today!
by rubs96
Mon Jan 01, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred
Replies: 22
Views: 5491

Re: Small paddle tail rod… 76 preferred

The Expride is a good choice but if your budget is a bit more limited you could go with a 7 foot 6 L rod from the newest Curado series from Shimano. I have one and it's one of those '' The ONE rod''. How I’d the action of this rod? Could it handle 3/8 plus a roughly 3in plastic? Occasionally fish 3...
by rubs96
Thu Dec 28, 2023 4:55 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: GLX 892s vs 893s
Replies: 1
Views: 452

GLX 892s vs 893s

I love the 893c so I’ve been looking at the spinning version recently. I’m also intrigued by the 892s. Not much in reviews other than that they’re great tube rods or deep water rods. I have a bunch of 7’6” medium powered rods already and 7’ medium heavy rods. Are these rods worth adding to the lineu...
by rubs96
Sat Oct 28, 2023 6:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Who even buys Quantum reels these days?
Replies: 17
Views: 4480

Re: Who even buys Quantum reels these days?

I have a Tour Mg that’s held up pretty good. Love the flippin switch option on it. Still very smooth. Good drag. And very light.

I don’t think I’d buy a new quantum reel but the smoke HD was intriguing at the time
by rubs96
Tue Sep 26, 2023 7:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: ML bottom contact rod recommedation
Replies: 22
Views: 6586

Re: ML bottom contact rod recommedation

Haven’t tried that expride so no comment on it. But my recommendation is the Legend Elite 7’6” MLXF. My favourite ML rod and the rod I have fished the most the last two years. Incredible feel to it.
by rubs96
Wed Sep 13, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix Legend Xtreme 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 89357

Re: St. Croix Legend Xtreme 2020

I’m tempted to pull the trigger but just like the assumed consensus, the price is tough to justify - it’s just a lot of money!

I’d love to try the 7’6” M to compare to the legend elite or the 7’3”ML. Some day maybe
by rubs96
Sun Aug 20, 2023 7:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX+ 901S SJR - What are you main uses for this rod? Comparisons to other rods.
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Re: NRX+ 901S SJR - What are you main uses for this rod? Comparisons to other rods.

Because of their feedback, I went with the legend elite 7’6” MLXF and the Steez 7’6”, because I already had the feider tatula elite 7’6” for hair. What did you hope the Legend Elite rod would do or be that would differentiate it from the Tatula Elite? Have you had a chance to determine whether the ...
by rubs96
Tue Aug 15, 2023 12:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX+ 901S SJR - What are you main uses for this rod? Comparisons to other rods.
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Re: NRX+ 901S SJR - What are you main uses for this rod? Comparisons to other rods.

I believe the 901 excels for hair jigs and spy baits. Like mentioned in another comment, baits that stay in the water column. A few of my buddies have the 901 and it’s all they use it for: hair jigs and spy baits and sometimes 2-3” swimbaits, all with 5lb. braid. Because of their feedback, I went wi...
by rubs96
Sat Aug 12, 2023 5:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX+ 803JWR vs IMX 783MBR for a "Do it all"
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: NRX+ 803JWR vs IMX 783MBR for a "Do it all"

I agree with what’s been said already: NRX not as versatile as the MBR. I have the 783MBR (Conquest) and the rod feels so much more versatile than my NRXs.

Like Hulkster said, maybe try the 843 and go up to the 7’ rod.
by rubs96
Wed Aug 09, 2023 6:19 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My IMX Pro Setups
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

Re: My IMX Pro Setups

=D> congratulations on the setups!

Those look great!

Curious… have you tried the Bronze Slammer yet for pike?
by rubs96
Wed Aug 09, 2023 6:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Brand Loyalty?
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Re: Brand Loyalty?

I used to think I had to be :doh: I tried to keep all my rods a certain brand and all my reels the same brand and got rid of anything that didn’t fit those groups. I grew out of that once I started working at a tackle shop. My favourite reel of all time is my Abu Garcia Eon. I love the look of the A...
by rubs96
Fri Jul 28, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: my Nasci gets an upgraded rod - IMX Pro SJR 901S
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Re: my Nasci gets an upgraded rod - IMX Pro SJR 901S

Great looking combo! Will definitely be a fun setup!
by rubs96
Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:29 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Preferred Wacky Rig Setup? NRX/Megabass
Replies: 17
Views: 3119

Re: Preferred Wacky Rig Setup? NRX/Megabass

Weightless senko (4”-5”) = 893c (GLX, E6X, NRX) I love the 7’5” length and MH power for throwing senkos. Long casts… power… my choice when fishing around docks with light weeds, shallow water and reeds. Wacky senko (4”-5”) = medium/medium-heavy power spinning rod I don’t throw it wacky style unless ...
by rubs96
Sun Mar 12, 2023 9:11 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New frog rod !!
Replies: 4
Views: 3513

Re: New frog rod !!

uljersey wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2023 4:50 am
[quote=rubs96 post_id=719585 time=<a href="tel:1678560539">1678560539</a> user_id=6904]
Great find! What will you pair up with it?
Nothing fancy … have a 7.3:1 Revo X ready to go. It will get spooled with Sufix Performance braid.
[/quote]

Still a sweet combo!