Welcome Home!LMSMBassaddict wrote: ↑Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:31 pmI knew there was a place for the likes of my kind. I could cast most medium sized nedrigs and even smaller ones. Sure I won't get as much distance as an ounce football jig but distance is an afterthought.
I actually live in the Midwest. Most people I know use spinning gear. About every 30 people I run into will use a baitcaster. I love casting gear and have since I started using casting gear in the early 2000s. Reels have really come up in quality and technology quite a bit.
My dad is a die hard spinning gear guy. You can't change someone and even if I could I would not. I've learned so much from him and learned to apply it to the way I fish.
I dont use spinning much but I have one.. Tuning is just pushing the limits to me and mostly encroaching on what spinning setup is known for.. I have seen some bait cast met and exceed my imagination on how far beyond the scope of a typical baitcaster can go..
Awesome set up man.
Thats a reel I've always wanted to own. I was looking for a specific conquest last night on a JDM site but its never up there.. either of them. one day though
Beautiful. But I don't have to tell you that, you already know
I do fairly well with the curado k, and honestly a little better with my tatula ctR. They do make 1/4 and up ned jigs and BPS has some I saw that were a half ounce I believe. Casting ned rigs isn't all that complicated because they're built so compact or bullet like.
Y'all have a blessed day
My dedicated Ned rig combo is an Abu Garcia ALC-BF7 w/ 10# braid+6# FC leader and a MC Benkei BIC-65UL/BF.
Anyways seems the general consensus is a rod 7'0" minimum?, I have been contemplating a 6'10' and you may ask if 2 inches makes a difference. I guess to some maybe not and to some it does.. i just like a 6'10"rod ..so i ordered the Abu Garcia Fantasista Premier Casting Rod mL since its on close out at twh and worse case scenario , i'll just sell it.. its my last rod for this year from a store anyways..
For the 1/20 oz heads and tiny plastics like a 2" z man ned craw I found that I could be useable casting distances out of the Airy Red but it lost out in distance to a cheap "chameleon" spool on aliexpress for the 17 Tatula SV. That spool would cast the lighter baits better and still be more skip friendly than the Airy Red. The Airy Red would still beat it in pure distance with the heavier neds. The linear mag brake Momo spool in my Black Max also did really well with the ligter neds. My Alphas Ray's was up there with the Airy Red in distance but also able to cast the light stuff well.
I've been meaning to get back into ned fishing again after losing my Volkey 68L and Tatula. Not sure what I want yet. It it needs to cast 1/10 oz heads and a big TRD or Hula Stick on the high end and down to a 1/16 oz head and 3" plastic on the lighter end. Gotta have power to collapse wire weed guards and the ability to skip. I throw neds along and under docks a lot.
Now I have conquest 842c metanium 150b xg, Phenix k2 714 antries70, glx 842c steez sv tw, and north fork kistler h3 7 m alphas sv tw. l use mostly 1/10 or 1/6 depending on current with trd, ticklerz, trd crawz and missle ned bomb
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As stated, a Ned rig is really aerodynamic so the light weight is less of a factor with regards to casting ease as long as you have a rod that will load up well.goldrod wrote: ↑Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:38 pmWhat are you casting your NedRig with ( setup) and how light are you going?
What line size are you using to nedRig with casting equipment or are you using braid?
My idea was to use a pixy Airy red Spool in a pixy variant to nedRig with but that spool doesn't lend itself to such light techniques
I have found a finesse special spool but I wouldn't know if that's the knees for the beegees I have.. I located one PXTR but decided to go in a different direction but I am still wondering if I can do it.. I mean thats what the pixy was made for right?
Im not a TDZ line guide fan on a pixy, is there a significant difference in changing the line guide from a stock pixy to a TDZ?
If the Pixy isn't the prefered reel, thats understandable, because my adlebaran KtF combo is sick.. I can spool it on a cast and honestly I watch every cast because its so easy to spool during casting.. Im on the fence with this one. I have pxtr but I use it for jigs on a dobyns dx745.. its not a pixy as much as it is a mosquito with a lions head..
Thanks for entertaining my ideas..
I have priorities and getting the Antares A is my current priority but, my priorities sometimes get over taken by more inquisitive priorities.
Try the Airy spool with some faster bearings and 10# braid to leader. I'm betting it'll work well. The PX68 Finesse is a super fun spool and could also work well, you'll just be a little more limited with line capacity.
Personally, I use an SV Light for my Neds and it doesn't disappoint. I do have hybrid GRW spool bearings in it which definitely helps keep it quick. I'm running 10# Maxima braid to a 10# Abrazx leader. The rods I'm using is a 7' 3 piece Ali Express 2-10g deal. It loads well down to 1/16+plastic but I can't speak to the backbone of it, I haven't caught anything big on it yet.
Before I got the SV Light, I was using an Alphas CT SV with GRW stainless bearings and it also did a great job flinging them. 10# Sufix 832 to a 10# Abrazx leader on a 7'6" 3 piece Ali Express ML mod-fast rod. This rod also loads well and has plenty of backbone.