Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Eric Wettschreck

Upgrades

4 posts in this topic

This spring I promised myself I'd upgrade some gear. I had my share of so-so rods and I wanted a few higher end ones.

Between work and life and a broken boat I didn't get out much. Well those days are over and I've finally spent some time on the water.

I bought 3 rods. I chose the Jason Mitchell series due to how happy I was with his ice rods.

There is a definate learning curve involved with higher end rods. These, or any other high end rod are not Wal-Mart series. More sensitvity, faster tips, stronger backbone, it all adds up.

Using the JMSS59MXF while vertical jigging was interesting at first. I could feel everthing. A 1/16th oz jig felt like a walleye bump. I can't remember how many false hook sets I had. However, once I got it figured out is when I started wondering how many fish in the past I missed cuz I never felt them.

The JMSS76MLXF is one of the best live bait rigging rods I've ever used. Yeah, it's long but wow, what a caster, especially with longer snells on.

The JMSS66MF is the best all around rod I've ever felt. Great caster, super fast tip, and a strong backbone.

I'm glad I did the upgrade and will continue to slowly add to my arsenal. If you've been thinking about getting at least one higher end rod, quit thinking and do it. If you're like me it will take a little time to learn the rod. Once you get it figured out you'll be amazed at how much better they perform.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree Eric. I have been very happy with both Jason's ice and open water rods. A great rod for the money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to hear you are stepping up on rods. I got my Dad out while he was in town and he never used rods like the St. Croix or Limit Creeks I have. They make one heck of a difference fishing. Nice meeting you at the KOTC by the way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have 2 new Walleye rods in progress in the basement to replace/add to the Walleye rods I have now. The ones I have now are pretty darn good, but the new ones should be excellent. They are Rx7 Rainshadow blanks, very high modulus graphite, comparable to the high end St. Croix rods. Just need to get some time to get down there and get busy.

I have the handle on one, just need to wrap the guides, then add the decorative wraps, apply the thread finish, and go fishing. But alas, life is a little busy right now. At this rate it may be next spring before I can fish them frown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • After a quarter century in the construction sector I learned you should take your budget, double it and add another 10%. That gets most people in the ballpark anyway lol. 
    • You didn't even understand the question Junior. Do we need to get you a translator? 
    •   And then what? There's a saying that goes, "Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it."   You have a country of 300 some million individuals and a good number of that all have different ideas how to so call fix this. That's why we are set up as a representative republic and not a democracy.   You seem to be assuming most people will see things your way

    • Look my very own internet stalker making memes about me, such a proud day.

    • I guess the question is when are we going to get pizzed off enough to do something about it? Guess we aren't there yet.
    •   Hi guys ... Everyone was very helpful last year with what line to use ect...   As I was a fairly new Bass fisherman.  Had a great last open water season as did great with Texas rigs with variety of Senko's.  Also started throwing frogs with 50# power pro with 7'6" med Heavy rod ... wow is that fun!!   What brand is every throwing or like?   I'm going to try the Bobby's Perfect Frog this year  by Snag Proof.  I threw the Booya's this last year and that is a rush.  Can't wait for some basin times!!
    •   Yep, had to fix a few of those switches and tell the wife and kids to let the motor stop before pounding it in reverse!!
    • Kind of crude image but here is what I'm looking at.
    • Access is in the middle but I'm not overly concerned with that.  I can seal it up and cut a new one.  I'm thinking about slide channels mounted on the wall with a steel or aluminum frame mounted to the channels that can slide up and down with a electric winch routed through a couple pulleys. 
    •   You and Bearsheet.................blame everyone but yourselves.  All you those grueling hours you 2 spent in Sillytown advocating for Gary "Hillary is great" Johnson.   #victim #noonegetsitbutyou
  • Our Sponsors