HenryKillwater

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About HenryKillwater

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  • About Me:
    I'm horny for fish. Especially on the fly rod.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing, fly tying, racquetball
  • What I do for a living:
    Union construction
  1. I have an 8ft medium heavy mojo musky rod that throws 3/4-3 ounce. It is sweet for plugging. I liked it so much that I got a 10.5 ft mojo surf medium heavy 2-6 ounce. St. Croix also makes a 9 ft. Mojo musky that telescopes 1.5 ft. into the the butt so that it stores at 7.5 ft. This is the alternative to a two piece rod where one piece is way longer than the other one. You can also go for a Lamiglass conventional. They are sturdier but heavier than the st. Croix's. There are a bunch of new conventional rods that throw 3/4 oz to 3 oz. For my money, I'd go for a nine foot mojo musky telescoper. Medium heavy 2-6 oz. Super light, awesome grip, casts far, 5 year warranty.
  2. Thank you. I didn't know that.
  3. I ordered a reel cover from tackledirect through eBay. The projected delivery date has come and gone. No reel cover. No tracking data. I've emailed them 3 times. No response. I had message eBay to take action. eBay responded. Will update...
  4. An extra half inch of leverage makes a difference when the original crank arm is only two inches, but I agree with you generally that the main advantage is the better grip.
  5. It has the same size crank arm. The radius of the large increases the lever arm slightly, giving you more leverage. Longer leverage gives you more cranking power (torque), but you pay for it with speed. The longer lever arm forces your hand to travel a longer distance around the fulcrum (the axle). Think about swinging a rope with a weight tied into the end around in a circle above your head. If the rope is longer, it takes more time to swing the circle. Fishing tackle is just simple physics, simple machines (lever, pulley, screw) applied over and over to make a system of trades (speed for power vice versa). All leverage is a trade.
  6. The bigger handle increases the the length of the lever arm that turns the spool or bail, by allowing your hand to apply force outside of the original length of the lever arm. The radius of the handle adds another half inch or so. It also also gives you more surface area for your hand to grip. Spreading the force over a larger area puts less stress on your hand, reducing fatigue.
  7. The mojo bass rods are really nice will throw the weights you use. Depends on what kind of handle you want. The mojo musky rods also make great inshore rods. But they generally throw heavier weights.
  8. I don't know what that means
  9. My musky rig is my striper rig. Allot of the plugs cross over. I love it.
  10. Striper plug, musky plug... What's the difference?
  11. Why not tie a 12 inch leader to your eel hook and terminate to a split ring. Then you can clip on and off like a plug.
  12. I have done a fair amount of travel fishing and ended up just buying a three piece travel rod that I carry on the plane with my fly rods. So much less of a headache.
  13. I have a 10'6" MH mojo surf. My buddy has a 10'6" lamiglass, a $600 model from 5 or 6 years ago. They are both moderate fast action 3/4-3 Oz rods. The lamiglass is noticeably heavier. I like the mojo cuz it's light. He likes the lamiglass cuz it's durable. They both have comparable action.
  14. I think I misquoted the spool capacity. It's a Penn fathom 15