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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Rambler » Sep Thu 19, 2019 8:39 am

Woohoodude11 wrote:The post count that wouldn't die lol. 2 away from 4000 Ramblings

Wow - you actually keep track of that sort of crap? :D Thanks for letting me know. I'll try to husband my next 2 (oops - 1) so that my 400th is meaningful. Not that anything I've ever posted here is even close to meaningful but we can always hope.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Thu 10, 2019 1:08 am

Idk if anyone has noticed my lack of gas posts this year but it’s because I set a dollar limit on my gas this year. Other than some replacement baits for those I’m always losing I never really went nuts. Since I’ve done so well I have the remaining surplus to blow by years end :D starting to get more into big baits and have slowly started acquiring some stuff over the course of the year. After having several good outings just throwing glides and swimbaits I decided to commit to it. First step is the right rod. I won’t be throwing giant 6+ ounce baits so on Mike’s suggestion I just picked up a new MegaBass Destroyer Mark 48. It’s a 7’-8” Xtra heavy swimbait rod for 1-1/4oz to 5oz baits. Smaller overall then their truly giant bait rod and I can also use for my 1-1/2 to 2-1/4oz big bladed jigs and some pitching duties when needed. I’m swapping my Shimano Bantam MGL to this rod and picking up Mikes Daiwa Steez A to replace on my heavy G-rod

Little 3.2” Keitech in the photo for scale. 7.8” & 6.8” Keitechs. 6” BPS speed shad. Ima Glide Flukes in 5” & 7-1/2”, another S-waver 168 and some Gancraft 6.8” swimbaits. 2 Replacement Jacks and I’m trying out the 1-1/4oz model
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby joetrain » Oct Thu 10, 2019 4:56 am

I like big baits and I cannot lie. See what I did there. :D
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Grain » Oct Thu 10, 2019 9:04 am

HEDDONFROG wrote:Little 3.2” Keitech...

I bought a pack after listening to all oohing and aahing, after 10 casts the tail was gone. Never again.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Lip_Yanker » Oct Thu 10, 2019 10:48 am

joetrain wrote:I like big baits and I cannot lie. See what I did there. :D
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Yeah, except the price on them and most other things these days. I guess I'm just getting old and bitter. :lol:


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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby cletedius » Oct Thu 10, 2019 11:55 pm

The good:
I got a new GLX MBR842C!

The bad:
I broke my old GLX MBR842C" last week!
(Or, more accurately, someone broke it for me.)

Kinda mixed emotions on the swap, really.
New version is superior in many ways, but "feels" like a different rod.
A bit more power than the old & less of a tip to it.
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Not sure how its going to work for what I used the old 1 for, but on the + side, its a really sweet rod that Im sure will do a few things really well!
On the - side, its going to take me many many years to work as much ground-in dirt & fish slime into the handle as I had on the old1.
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Loomis' expediter replacement service is a pretty good deal. Buddy called loomis on monday, rod was delivered today. I put the broken 1 in the shipping tube the new 1 came in & slap on the shipping label & drop off @ a fed ex location within 30days for 125$. Not as good as St.Croix's return policies/replacement prices but quicker & more convenient. Overall, they get a :thumbup: from me.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Fri 11, 2019 1:41 am

cletedius wrote:The good:
I got a new GLX MBR842C!

The bad:
I broke my old GLX MBR842C" last week!
(Or, more accurately, someone broke it for me.)

Kinda mixed emotions on the swap, really.
New version is superior in many ways, but "feels" like a different rod.
A bit more power than the old & less of a tip to it.
20191010_224808_Film1-768x1024.jpg


Not sure how its going to work for what I used the old 1 for, but on the + side, its a really sweet rod that Im sure will do a few things really well!
On the - side, its going to take me many many years to work as much ground-in dirt & fish slime into the handle as I had on the old1.
20191010_230541-768x1024.jpg


Loomis' expediter replacement service is a pretty good deal. Buddy called loomis on monday, rod was delivered today. I put the broken 1 in the shipping tube the new 1 came in & slap on the shipping label & drop off @ a fed ex location within 30days for 125$. Not as good as St.Croix's return policies/replacement prices but quicker & more convenient. Overall, they get a :thumbup: from me.


The Loomis Expediter people recognize my voice I’ve called so often, lol their warranty program is a life saver. I’ve always been a 3 or 4 power GLX guy. I’ll have a 783 in the quiver until the day I die. Here’s the full review of the updated 842

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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Bassin' Ted » Oct Fri 11, 2019 8:12 am

Dobyns rod replacement program is top notch as well. I am embarrassed to say how many times I have used them over the last year. Plus, you can upgrade your rod or change the model unlike Loomis. Never broke a rod until last year.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Lip_Yanker » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:19 am

Does UNgas count? Still working on downsizing the fishing gear collection- So I traded all this stuff away for a box of cigars.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Rambler » Oct Fri 11, 2019 1:18 pm

^^^ :clap: :clap: :clap: :lolno:
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby cletedius » Oct Sat 12, 2019 2:07 am

HEDDONFROG wrote:I’ve always been a 3 or 4 power GLX guy. I’ll have a 783 in the quiver until the day I die. Here’s the full review of the updated 842
http://tackletour.com/review_gloomis_20 ... 2cglx.html


Handling & throwing a few casts with this 842 definitely makes me feel like I need to have an 843, too!
Read that review. That dude is smoking crack!

Bassin' Ted wrote:Dobyns rod replacement program is top notch as well, you can upgrade your rod or change the model unlike Loomis. Never broke a rod until last year.

This is why Ive really leaned towards St.Croix over Loomis in recent years. It would be great If Loomis adopted a similar policy.
That said, theres a few Loomis rods that life just wouldnt be the same without, for me.

Anyway, some minor GAS.....
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Phil6 » Oct Mon 14, 2019 9:49 am

Nice pick up, cletedius! 18650 is the way to go, I'm trying to shift all my flashlights/headlamps to 18650s. I took the dive into "torches" a couple years ago and have no regrets. Theres some seriously powerful (and cheap!) options out there once you shift away from walmart, dicks etc. AAA/AA style lights.

I use nitecore H33, 1800 lumens in "turbo", it will quite literally light up the side of a mountain. One of the big reasons I picked this style is because you can pull it out of the headband and use it as a 90degree flashlight, and the bottom has a magnet built in so it'll stick to anything ferrous. If anyone is looking for a new headlamp or flashlight I would highly recommend looking into 18650 powered lights. The initial battery cost is more expensive than AAAs but will quickly pay itself off. Black diamond and PETZL make some great backpacking/light headlamps but are generally limited to under 500 lumens, which is fine for most applications, but if you really wanna reach out and light something, 18650 or bust.

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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Tue 15, 2019 10:40 pm

Phil & Pat, thanks for sharing your headlamp experiences but damn, when would I ever have use for that kind of thing? :D seriously I have 3 and I have some kind of issue with all of them. They all have to be cycled through to turn off which is annoying but the larger issue I have is they’re too small for my little head and constantly slide up and off. No amount of adjustment have helped. I’ll give one of your suggestions a try. Phil I don’t think I need something that powerful. Pat does yours have a way to widen and or narrow the beam? Can’t tell from the pic.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby cletedius » Oct Tue 15, 2019 11:20 pm

HEDDONFROG wrote:does yours have a way to widen and or narrow the beam? Can’t tell from the pic.


No, it doesnt. If I read correctly, of the 2 bulbs, 1 is a flood beam & the other a spot beam. When "on" both bulbs light to give both beams @ the same time,........or something like that, but neither are adjustable.
All I can say is the thing is brighter than hell!

Havent truly tested its battery life yet, but I do plan to pick up a couple spare 18650 batteries to have on hand as they seem fairly inexpensive. I believe mfr. claims 3.5hours on high & 8 on low. When turning light on, it comes on @ 3rd highest of the 5 settings. Setting 3 is way more than enough for knot-tying or lighting up anything in your immediate area. High, or the 5 setting is obnoxiously bright.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby cletedius » Oct Wed 16, 2019 10:28 pm

Anyone looking for a musky reel? Stopped @ the musky shop in Hazelhust today & saw this:

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Out of my sphere of interest so dont know if they're any good, but seems like a significant discount. They seemingly do a bit of internet sales, too.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Thu 17, 2019 1:27 am

cletedius wrote:
HEDDONFROG wrote:does yours have a way to widen and or narrow the beam? Can’t tell from the pic.


No, it doesnt. If I read correctly, of the 2 bulbs, 1 is a flood beam & the other a spot beam. When "on" both bulbs light to give both beams @ the same time,........or something like that, but neither are adjustable.
All I can say is the thing is brighter than hell!

Havent truly tested its battery life yet, but I do plan to pick up a couple spare 18650 batteries to have on hand as they seem fairly inexpensive. I believe mfr. claims 3.5hours on high & 8 on low. When turning light on, it comes on @ 3rd highest of the 5 settings. Setting 3 is way more than enough for knot-tying or lighting up anything in your immediate area. High, or the 5 setting is obnoxiously bright.


Ok thank you. Still sounds like a nice unit
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Bassin' Ted » Nov Fri 01, 2019 3:16 pm

So TW emailed me asking if I wanted some Huddleston baits I backordered in April that are now in stock. Silly question. Of course I want them! Complete the order please.
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby mike son » Nov Sat 02, 2019 11:25 am

Bassin' Ted wrote:So TW emailed me asking if I wanted some Huddleston baits I backordered in April that are now in stock. Silly question. Of course I want them! Complete the order please.


Jeez, what a wait! What kind of hudds did you order? 68's?
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Re: How's your GAS lately?

Postby Bassin' Ted » Nov Mon 04, 2019 12:46 pm

mike son wrote:
Bassin' Ted wrote:So TW emailed me asking if I wanted some Huddleston baits I backordered in April that are now in stock. Silly question. Of course I want them! Complete the order please.


Jeez, what a wait! What kind of hudds did you order? 68's?
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