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||Posted: Oct. 13 2006,18:10
Boy, that's a good question and I think you're gonna get a lot of interesting replies. Here's mine:
1. I am a real fan of the Redbone IM7 rods. These come equipped with the Fuji Long Cast System, which is 9 guides on a 7 to 7-1/2 foot rod. The Redbones sell for around $90 and compare very favorably with rods costing twice as much. They are reasonably fast, if you understand the term.
The concept of the Fuji system is: a series of closely spaced guides that pull down the mono loops fairly quickly, and due to their close spacing, do not allow the mono to reexpand and slow the cast. As a result the long cast system is promoted as resulting in longer, more accurate casts. I have found this to be true. There is a real difference in lines too.
2. I assume braided lines will absolutely cast farther. Still, I find myself committed to Sufix mono. Ande also has a great reputation.
3. I doubt the uni-to-uni knots make much of a difference, but I've never liked uni's. Personally I'm VERY fond of doubling my 10 lb. mono with a Spider knot, then a no-name to tie on the leader.
I tie on all lures with Captain Mel's loop knot which is truly any amazing knot - easy and very fast to tie - and can actually be UNtied and REtied for lure changes.
But I can't say enough for the fast tip Redbones with their 9-guide Fuji systems. Really works...
Edited by Capn Jimbo on Oct. 14 2006,05:29
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