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3 years ago
Alex Weissman
I bit the bullet and bought an IMMWS62MXF blank, cut it to 5'6", added Minima guides, 16, 10,6 and 3 4s, a split grip cork handle, put it together and fished the lake with it yesterday and today. I used 6 lb fluorocarbon with a 1/16 oz bullet weight and a finesse worm and caught many spotted bass up to just over 2 lbs. It cast fine and the feeling was as good as my regular worm rod, a Bass
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3 years ago
Alex Weissman
Again thanks for all the suggestions guys. This morning I compared apples to apples on the lake. The wind was blowing 10 to 20 so it was almost like river fishing with the bow in the line. Using my regular worm rod with 8 lb fluorocarbon and an 1/8 oz sinker as a control, I first threw my river 5 1/2' MHX rod with 6 lb mono and a 1/16th oz weight. Next I put an 1/8 oz sinker on the MHX rod an
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3 years ago
Alex Weissman
David, I'm putting the same line, weight and worm on my lake worm rod and will test tomorrow. I'm thinking about going to a HM-SJ781-MHX or HM-SJ782, cutting to somewhere between 5'6" and 6', using the guides and reel seat that Norm recommended, when my ship comes in. I looked at the IMMWS62MXF-TC Rainshadow blank and it looked like the best match for my purpose, what do you think? I'd ha
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3 years ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks Norm. I wrapped my present rod with minima guides but in larger sizes for the light weight. I think I have a 25, 16, 10 and 3- 6s along with a light reel seat. I used it this morning in the lake and It's not nearly as sensitive as my Basspro 85 modulus casting rod with 1/8 oz weight, a finesse worm and fluorocarbon 8 lb line. The MHX CS721 has a 1/16th oz weight, the same worm and 6 lb
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3 years ago
Alex Weissman
David, It's a shoal bass I caught last weekend. They're more elongated than a smallmouth and green, not brown. They're indigenous to the Chattahoochee/Flint River drainage in GA and FL. I've been using Vicious fluorocarbon for several years with good results for lake fishing so will load a spool. Norman, Thanks for the suggestions. I've been using braid for several things but never on a rive
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3 years ago
Alex Weissman
Interesting discussion. Everyone has a different opinion on what I should try. By the way Russ I use a plastic worm and usually a 1/16 oz bullet weight unless the current is heavy then I'll use 1/8th oz. In our low water conditions the 1/8th gets hung too often to use it. The first thing I'm going to try is the fluorocarbon line, next is the MHX SJ782 blank, then if all else fails, braided li
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3 years ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks for the response Sam. I've been rethinking and reading some things that I think might help my sensitivity problem. One thing is the monofilament line and I just bought a spool of fluorocarbon 6 lb line for less stretch. I usually use a 1/16th oz bullet weight and a finesse plastic worm. What I'm comparing is the feel from lake fishing and river fishing. I use a older Basspro baitcasti
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3 years ago
Alex Weissman
I'm looking for a 5 1/2 or 6' blank for river bass fishing with 6 or 8 lb mono. I built a rod on a MSCS721-MHX blank with minima guides and cut to 5 1/2' and don't find it sensitive enough. For several years I used a Basspro Extreme 5 1/2' 2-8 lb and din't find it sensitive enough so built the MHX rod. I fish from a kayak and have to cast under many trees so the shorter rod is a help. Would t
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4 years ago
Alex Weissman
Closure. Using shaving gel I forced the hypalon over the butt after trying to ream it and sanding the glass. It's very tight and not too much larger than the original hypalon. After clamping the fore end in a vice I have to use two hands and all my strength to turn it so I think it'll hold tight. It's a Sabre rod I bought in the '70s. Thanks for your help but I couldn't ream it.
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4 years ago
Alex Weissman
I never thought about sanding the butt but there's about 1/4" of glass that I can remove. Will the epoxy grease the butt enough to slide it on or do I need space for the glue? Thanks for the help.
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4 years ago
Alex Weissman
Thanks Bill but the butt is larger than the hole in the hypalon. I can get it started but it's really tight.
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4 years ago
Alex Weissman
I have an old rod that the butt hypalon rotted off and I got a piece from Mudhole. Can I push/pull the new one on without stripping the rod. What do I use to slide it up? Thanks.
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