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Leaner and Meaner
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:36:00 AM »

For the past 4 years, all of the reels I have been using are Daiwa SVTW103s.  The rods I have been using are LSCR and Dobyns. 

I have not really thought much about my other rods as they mostly take up space in my rod rack.  The recent addition of another Daiwa reel required me to re think what reel should be on what rod.  This decision obviously was made based on the specific need of each rod.  Fact is I had to put one of my older rods back into service until I can acquire another LSCR or another Dobyns. 

Previously all of my reels were Lew's and they too have been sitting on the old rods and have not been used in 4 years.  After going through all of my older rods, I finally settled on the rod that I was going to use for my senko and wacky prensentation styles.  The first thing I noticed about my old rods and reels is how heavy they felt.  I was also aware that the over all balance of the rod/reel combo were not nearly as good as the LSCRs or the Dobyns.  Truthfully I really noticed this years ago but now with better rods and reels it is quite noticeable.  The newer stuff is certainly lighter and the balance of the combos makes it feel even lighter.  I guess I am spoiled.

OK back to the senko rod.  I have made the selection and was very surprised that the rod I choose to use was a Wright McGill product marketed under the Skeet Reese logo.  It was the only rod that felt light enough and the guides were right for what I expected.  The other rods in the rack range from older Shimao Rods like the Compre and the Sellus.  I also have a couple ABU rods and Quantum KVD tour rod along with an old Fenwick rod from my New England smallmouth days.  It is interesting how all of this worked out but it goes to show you that the newer stuff has benefited from the improvement in materials and quality.  This goes for both the rods and the reels.  I guess it is a good exercise to revisit some of your older stuff from time to time.  You might just find a treasure or you may confirm that your new stuff was well worth the expense.  It all depends upon how you look at things I guess.
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Re: Leaner and Meaner
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 11:19:27 AM »

I know exactly what you are saying. I picked up one of my Shimano Compre rods with a Revo SX and it felt like an anchor. It also felt like the butt was dragging on the ground. This was my jerkbait rod.
Now I have an LSCR for jerkbaits and will never look back.

And you haven't touched the subject of sensitivity. Every Dobyns rod I own puts me on sensory overload. I had to get used to the feel to quit setting the hook everytime the lure bumped a rock or wood.
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Re: Leaner and Meaner
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 07:21:45 AM »

I've given most of my old stuff away, it was just going to gather dust so get it into somebodies hands that can use it. I have one outfit, about 20 years old that I just can't part with, it gets used, it's not a bass rig. It's an orginal Lighing Rod, spinning 6 foot lite action with a 10 series Quatum KVD reel, I use it for perch and crappie and just love the action of it.
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Re: Leaner and Meaner
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 11:01:07 AM »

My senco rod is hvy 7'3" fast action 65# braid....wif a frog tied on it  ~roflmao  ~roflmao  ;D
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Re: Leaner and Meaner
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 02:00:29 PM »

My senco rod is hvy 7'3" fast action 65# braid....wif a frog tied on it  ~roflmao  ~roflmao  ;D
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Re: Leaner and Meaner
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 02:41:54 PM »

I just ordered a rod myself, and its a bit out of my element in a way. Its not a Dobyns, Shimano, or St Croix. Or for that matter a LSCR, but in a way Lee had a part in why I chose this rod. Its made by Phenix, which he had built me a rod on a Phenix blank. Its called the M1, and hopefully should be up to my expectations in what I think its gonna be like based on what I have read about them. So lets see what the factory Phenix builds are like. After all, you need a new rod for a new reel, right? Since a certain frogging guru has stolen my new Scorpion MGL.
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Re: Leaner and Meaner
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 02:49:27 PM »

I just ordered a rod myself, and its a bit out of my element in a way. Its not a Dobyns, Shimano, or St Croix. Or for that matter a LSCR, but in a way Lee had a part in why I chose this rod. Its made by Phenix, which he had built me a rod on a Phenix blank. Its called the M1, and hopefully should be up to my expectations in what I think its gonna be like based on what I have read about them. So lets see what the factory Phenix builds are like. After all, you need a new rod for a new reel, right? Since a certain frogging guru has stolen my new Scorpion MGL.

Stop spendin' my inheritance  ~xyz  ~rant  :fishy :-X  ~roflmao
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Re: Leaner and Meaner
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 03:09:55 PM »

Stop spendin' my inheritance  ~xyz  ~rant  :fishy :-X  ~roflmao

Blame Lou. Its his fault.  lo
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Re: Leaner and Meaner
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 03:38:28 PM »

Blame Lou. Its his fault.  lo
.... you knew that reel was mine as soon as I paired it with my LSCR right?
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Re: Leaner and Meaner
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 03:42:12 PM »

.... you knew that reel was mine as soon as I paired it with my LSCR right?

YOU did.  lo
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Re: Leaner and Meaner
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 05:54:09 PM »

I've given most of my old stuff away, it was just going to gather dust so get it into somebodies hands that can use it. I have one outfit, about 20 years old that I just can't part with, it gets used, it's not a bass rig. It's an orginal Lighing Rod, spinning 6 foot lite action with a 10 series Quatum KVD reel, I use it for perch and crappie and just love the action of it.
Rodney

Wow.  The only rod I kept...and still use...from the old days is a 6' Lightning rated 1/8-3/8 oz.  Except mine has a Penn 430SS reel on it.  Both are over 40 years old.  Never will get rid of either.
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