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Hercules Rating Question

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CHeck Surfsiherman MIke's posts in this thread: http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...light=Hercules

 

The Hercules inshore lite as a spinner for the yak. did some test casting to day. I had a 1 oz bucktail and a few plugs ranging from 1 3/4 oz to 3 oz. It can throw the 1 oz bucktail pretty good but starts to really load up and launch with 1 3/4-2 oz. Best is 2-3 oz. Also had a 4 oz bank sinker so I threw that to it was able to throw it well but I just did feel like laying into it. I thinks its going to make a perfect yak rod cause It handle a perfect range. The power you feel when lifting (testing it out as a conventional) is the same power it has to through a plug or bucktail.

 

The ratings on blank are for bottom fishing, it turns out that it's an awesome spinnign/casting rod as well, so I'm going to have to adjust the way the blank is rated. FOr jigs, 2-5oz is ideal, bottom fishing 3-10oz sinkers.I don't have them in BLue righ tnow, but I do have Grey & Brown

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LIttle off topic but... Billy do you think this would make a good live lining rod for Dolphin and kings on an offshore boat? Gonna finally build my 60h over the next week and hopefully get some slime on it in 2 weeksbiggrin.gif

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I think the tip is light enough to allow you to liveline for Kings & Mahi. There is no question it has the backbone to handle them, it's just a matter of how stiff you like the tip.

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View Posta little viagra would cure that right upwink.gif

 

dont mean to thread jack...... i just had to do itbiggrin.gif

 

LMAO!

When you drug me around the expo floor with that rod I thought it would be great for live lining. It has so much power that your really have to have it in your hands to appreciate it, I'll probably pick one up from you soon and try it out...

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THat's the best way to figure out if somethign works for you, put it in your hands and pull on it. By far, the Inshore Lite is the most versitle blank in the HErcules line up, KAyal Stripers, Progy from boats, all the way up to a lite popping rod for Tuna & florida Tarpon, there are a lot of people using these for a wide variety of species.

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the herc inshore lite is a great blank. versitle as hell. with a 2-3 plug it casts well enough to fish it from shore , not just the yak. i built mine (spin) for the yak but i also will also keep it in the car for the occassional, drive by yhe water and see a blitz. you would be suprised how well it can cast

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