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DAiWA US80XD Reel 4 Replies

The new "favorite" spincast in my repertoire, purchased used off ebay.This is a trigger actuated spincast, or "triggerspin" as its called. It is like new, and appears to have been used only a few…Continue

Started by David, aka, "McScruff". Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Jun 10, 2013.

a friends vintage christmas gift. ;)

I have here a vintage spinning reel by the name of FJORD, its pretty cool and still works. Can anyone tell me more about it, i know someone knows something about this reel, thx!Continue

Started by jason grimm Feb 28, 2012.

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Comment by Leo Nguyen on June 10, 2013 at 8:35am

Depending on if the bass angler is on shore or on the boat. On shore, 1/2oz is perfect, just enough to cast into the water about 40ft away. On boat, why in the world would you need any more than 1/8oz to cast beyond 20ft. I see people chucking rigs weighing towards a pound.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on June 10, 2013 at 8:30am
To the bass angler 1/8+ might not sound like much!
But I don't use much more either. I have plenty of weights, but it is rare to exceed 1/2 oz. myself.

I'm lucky, be cause I don't usually have to cast long distances.
Occasionally, its needed and becomes a worse case scenario. This is why I've pretty much gone over to spinning of some sort.
Comment by John Sheehan on June 10, 2013 at 6:19am

With bullheads I use an 1/8th oz egg  sinker pinched off with a small shot and a good sized chunk of hot dog .It gets out to where I need it on a 6' rod  paired with a spinning reel and 6# test .I wanna feel a Bulllie on the whip rod .

 

Comment by John Sheehan on June 10, 2013 at 6:16am

With floats I can add the weight away from the hook and maybe get better distance if I need it .Maybe even give it a shot for Bullheads .

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on June 10, 2013 at 2:59am
well you can't go much lower on line test eh?
My guess next is that for more than 50 with those short rods', you'll just need some heavier weight
Comment by John Sheehan on June 9, 2013 at 7:47pm

The Johnson Crappie Pro is spooled with 6# test .The Country Mile with 4# test .

The 8' Slab Seeker  rod casts real far with 2# test. I have a reel with 4# test on there now that has served me from shore very well.

 

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on June 8, 2013 at 3:40pm
You're right john. I also scale down in line size to get a little more distance.
Comment by John Sheehan on June 8, 2013 at 8:33am

50' is fine for a boat ,not from shore .Then I usually use 8' slab seeker rod /spinning  reel

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on June 7, 2013 at 3:44pm
Longer rod or more weight, methinks?

I wonder just what it takes to actually cast a country mile?
Comment by John Sheehan on June 7, 2013 at 1:15pm

Johnson Crappie Pro 230 reel, BPS Uncle Bucks 5' whip of a rod.  Tried out this Crappie Tandem spinner/tube jig  rig from shore the other night but couldn't reach the feeding rise I suspect where Crappie (maybe White Perch).I put more line on the reel and it casts about 50 ' now. Anxious to try it out in the boat. I have   a rubber float stop before the top spinner and the bottom spinner is tied into the line .When the tubes wear out I'll use twister tails.

 

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