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Re: New Fishing Pole
« Reply #90 on: August 30, 2022, 03:43:26 PM »
Secretly my 6' Light spinning St. Croix the tip broke on it and I fixed it up so it's actually 5'11" and has worked better than it's original form.  I could say mine is customized.  :D



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Re: New Fishing Pole
« Reply #91 on: August 30, 2022, 05:08:43 PM »
That is customized!

I would have just had St. Croix give me a new one and then they will tell me I can keep that old one. Customize it and you get two poles! lol

The shorter ones can be controlled more. That's my experience.



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Re: New Fishing Pole
« Reply #92 on: September 05, 2022, 04:49:46 AM »
That is customized!

I would have just had St. Croix give me a new one and then they will tell me I can keep that old one. Customize it and you get two poles! lol

The shorter ones can be controlled more. That's my experience.

Simple mechanical engineer logic. The distribution of weight plays in your favor with a shorter pole. If the pole is longer than the fish has an advantage despite weighing less than you do. If you only had to work with a long pole then I suggest holding it more in the center than at the end handle in order to get the same control as the short pole.



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Re: New Fishing Pole
« Reply #93 on: September 05, 2022, 09:27:52 PM »
Simple mechanical engineer logic. The distribution of weight plays in your favor with a shorter pole. If the pole is longer than the fish has an advantage despite weighing less than you do. If you only had to work with a long pole then I suggest holding it more in the center than at the end handle in order to get the same control as the short pole.

Yes. Indeed. That's logical. That's why I don't want a long pole if I want control.



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Re: New Fishing Pole
« Reply #94 on: September 21, 2022, 02:59:07 AM »
The more I use and play around with these rods, the more I feel the nuance difference amongst them.  At first I really like the Curado 6'10" MLF casting rod.  That's in part where it had an edge over that the my older Phenix M1 6'9" MLF casting rod.  After using the St. Croix LTB 6'10" MLXF it's beginning to grow on me and seems to be much more refine. 

Perhaps it's just that the St. Croix rod suits me or my style.  The rod blank has just the right specs for how my casting motion induces lure flight.  In addition is just how St. Croix built these rod taper where there is almost no recoil from the casting motion.  Or rather I should say that the recoil is very controlled.

In terms of palm holding position and grip, my hands still prefer the reel seat of the Curado rod over that of the wide reel seat on the St. Croix LTB rod.  The reel seats on St. Croix rods are more of weird design in my opinion.  I still like the old Fuji ACS reel seats over that of current Fuji PTS reel seats.   Again PTS great for trigger finger hold while casting, but not as secure for palm holding position where the ACS excels over.  It is truly a shame that St. Croix had stopped producing a ML casting rod in these specs.  The only current mode is a Premier in 7' MLF. 

Honestly, I would still fish a spinning rod inverted with a casting reel going forward.  That's where the Shimano Expride 6'10" MLF spinning rod really shines, and secretly my old St. Croix Legend Elite 6' MLF spinning rod outperforms everything I've been chasing in a casting rod set up.




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Re: New Fishing Pole
« Reply #95 on: November 22, 2022, 01:55:08 AM »
Oh wow.  Tackle Warehouse suddenly has some old St. Croix LTB 6'10" MLXF casting rods in stock.  :D  That's amazing how the old no longer manufactured rods suddenly reappears.

Still a shame that St. Croix didn't reproduce the rod in the newer Legend Tournament style grips and reel seats.  They made a spinning rod model but not a casting rod model.



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Re: New Fishing Pole
« Reply #96 on: December 07, 2022, 11:55:18 AM »
New fishing pole.  13 Fishing Snitch Pro 32" length.  No reason just wanted to try something new.



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Re: New Fishing Pole
« Reply #97 on: December 07, 2022, 01:23:07 PM »
There is a never ending sale to lure you.  The more you buy, the question remains.  What are you going to do with that big pile of older fishing gears?  You can't give it away because you are still attached to it.  You can't sell it because people want to buy it for cheap. 

This is why I stopped buying my gears until I really needed a set.  Then again, we have too many varieties to catch here in california.  The mountain for trout is light tackle.   Landlock salmon are giant trout so bigger gear.  Salmon season run.  Bass gear, striper gear, catfish gear, sturgeon heavy duty gear, Right now big ugly stick for crabbing snare from the pier or beach.  Different gear for halibut and lingcod for the ocean.  Lighter gear to catch their bait fish.  Then you got some pan fish and crappie gear.  There's also tuna coming into the california coast as well.  Those are the biggest of the biggest gear and the most expensive.  If you are into your hobby, what I just said is a store in your garage already.   



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Re: New Fishing Pole
« Reply #98 on: December 07, 2022, 03:57:53 PM »
I passed by that Rochester fly-fishing store but didn't have time to stop in. I had my hunting equipment in the truck. So, didn't feel comfortable checking out fishing stuff yet.



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