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The Hawg Forum / Re: Hydrowave
« Last post by Curt - RI on July 12, 2018, 02:06:42 PM »
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it sure is fun taking 1st place money from a guy in a fully rigged boat as I drive away with my crawdad in my truck

Been there, done that. Know the feeling. But it's also fun having a boat that will hold two anglers and all of our tackle very comfortably. To each his own, and within the budget  ;)
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Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: Best Baitcasting Reel Under $100?
« Last post by Curt - RI on July 12, 2018, 02:03:38 PM »
Cool. Looking forward to hearing about the new reel!
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Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: Best Baitcasting Reel Under $100?
« Last post by Brazzy on July 12, 2018, 01:19:29 PM »
Good Stuff. and that makes sense. The Revo S has centrifugal brakes, the SX has magnetic, and the STX is the first model with both.  in the older models. Now the STX and above has the IVCB-6L braking system. I do have an SX, but  put that in my 8' flipping stick as I would not do more than punch with that thing. I wouldn't dare make a cast with the SX. I have owned everything from the S to the Premier. Bang for the buck the STX is probably the best choice. In your assessment the STX would have been in the same price range as the Curado, but the STX would have dominated in specs and performance. The SX and that nonsense infini magnetic brake system is a nightmare.

On a side note, I have the new Revo Ike series reel coming in today or tomorrow. It is supposed to be released on 8/1, but I pulled some strings and should have it in my hands by this weekend. Really looking forward to this one. It essentially took the power from the STX and the weight of a premier and added a new handle and a pimped out paint job. I will likely do a video on it in the coming week.
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Hydrowave
« Last post by toadhunter on July 12, 2018, 11:48:22 AM »
My point was the craft and skill of the fisherman has been put on the back seat, it's just like cell phones, people can do crap without them like reading a map for instance. As I said it was just my rant, but it sure is fun taking 1st place money from a guy in a fully rigged boat as I drive away with my crawdad in my truck.  (giggle)
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Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: Best Baitcasting Reel Under $100?
« Last post by Curt - RI on July 12, 2018, 11:47:50 AM »
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However, the SX was one where I felt was a backlash nightmare waiting to happen

Yes, that was the one. What a piece of junk it was. The reel itself was nice, but the braking system was horrible.

I wrote a three part blog series here: http://blog.northeastbass.com/?s=revo+sx

These 3 posts are old, and are missing some photos, but the info is still good.
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Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: Best Baitcasting Reel Under $100?
« Last post by Brazzy on July 12, 2018, 11:20:12 AM »
The older revos definitely had their issues with backlashes. Most really needed some TLC to get them dialed in. However, the SX was one where I felt was a backlash nightmare waiting to happen (might be the one you are talking about). It was frequent and it was nasty. They have made improvements to the braking systems and now they are pretty good across the board but the higher end models braking system is awesome. 

I was afraid the revo X would be a cash grab.. Glad to hear its good quality.
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Hydrowave
« Last post by Curt - RI on July 12, 2018, 11:18:15 AM »
This thread is great! These kinds of discussions are what makes forums so special for sharing and learning.  :yes:

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The idea that electronics are pointless because you cant afford it really doesn't work.

Agree 100%

The same goes for all fishing equipment. Doesn't matter whether it's Talons, Power Poles, high end rods and reels or electronics. Everyone has a budget they have to work within. Saying that something more expensive than you can afford is a waste of money doesn't make that a true statement.

And, as always, everyone is entitled to their opinion  :nod:

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Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: Best Baitcasting Reel Under $100?
« Last post by Curt - RI on July 12, 2018, 11:12:44 AM »
Thanks @Brazzy

I actually bought a Revo many years ago and returned it to Dick's in trade for a Curado. I don't remember exactly which Revo it was. Maybe the S or STX? Anyway, I absolutely could not get that reel to stop backlashing, no matter how I adjusted it. So returning to the Revo again was with a bit of hesitation. This Revo, however, didn't disappoint. And for under $100, you really can't go wrong.

I fished with it some more last night and landed a tank of a bass. The reel handled it perfectly, as did the Lew's Carbon Fire Rod that I matched it up with.

I reviewed the Carbon Fire Rods recently at this link: http://www.tackletest.com/lews-carbon-fire-baitcasting-rod-review

Really, really pleased with them both for the price  :yes:
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Jack Hammer
« Last post by Curt - RI on July 12, 2018, 11:07:21 AM »
@Brazzy Great info. Thanks for sharing!

I currently use boot tail soft swimbaits as a trailer. But I have also used Zoom Super Flukes in the past. In light of your info, I might go back to the flukes and see if I notice a difference.  :yes:
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Jack Hammer
« Last post by Brazzy on July 12, 2018, 10:20:19 AM »
Its hard to argue with due to the amount of success people have had with paddle tails. I think a lot of that has to do with he fact that when this bait burst onto the scene its what we all used as a trailer. Fast forward and people are now putting together videos that show how the paddle/boot tails work against the chatterbait rather than with it, and that its mostly been the profile and not the action that has triggered strikes. More and more people are coming out with videos about rigging the paddle tail upside down or cutting the paddle off to not make it work against the chatterbait. Meanwhile companies are making plastics specifically for this purpose (magic shad, hammer shad, zako, etc). Zona's words were strong and I thought he was nuts. Having tried the other options (he recommended a zako) I understand what he means. The difference in the action is on a whole other level.

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