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by illini
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2317

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

The parts on the elite may not be on par with the Steez A but the performance is. The elite long cast is a power fishing dream.
by illini
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis Build Quality
Replies: 49
Views: 7285

Re: G Loomis Build Quality

Oops sorry it’s here 4.52sec they call them out wrappers. https://youtu.be/SnNOXemdJGU
by illini
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis Build Quality
Replies: 49
Views: 7285

Re: G Loomis Build Quality

That is 100% false. There are videos out there of the factory. I have been to the factory several times. Trust me the rods are built by G.Loomis at their factory with exception of the Conquest blank. Those are made by one of our Shimano factories. I just love the disinformation being provided with ...
by illini
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis Build Quality
Replies: 49
Views: 7285

Re: G Loomis Build Quality

Loomis does not build rods in-house they are subbed out to local rod builders.
They only do warranty and specialty stuff in house. All production rods are farmed out.
by illini
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best combo for a chatterbait?
Replies: 34
Views: 4933

Re: Best combo for a chatterbait?

Checkout Alphaangler Chatterbound rod for 235.
It’s a composite rod with a glass tip.
I ordered one.
I have 4 other alphaangler rods they are tournament grade rods.
by illini
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 50345

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

I think all these mgl reels cast very similar to one another.
What really like is that I use this gen of reels out of the box no mods.
These new mgl reels are so good that the other reel manufacturers are playing catch-up at this point.
Shimano is killing it!
I have: 2-Met mgl 1-CH mgl 1-Batntam mgl
by illini
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: One Ten Special questions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

Re: One Ten Special questions?

I just got mine today from TW!
I thought the destroyer line was made in Japan, mine had made in China sticker on it.
by illini
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best under $200.00 reels?
Replies: 8
Views: 2481

Re: Best under $200.00 reels?

Iv only had mine for a few days but i think the curado 200k is hard to beat.
by illini
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is the Tatula SV TWS built on the CT frame?
Replies: 11
Views: 2550

Re: Is the Tatula SV TWS built on the CT frame?

The tatula SV is the only Daiwa i own at the moment. I have a love hate relationship with this reel because its the noisiest reel i own. When i spin the handle with no tension on it its just a noisy mess, but when you have tension on it like a lure retrieve its great. Its a casting machine with Hedg...
by illini
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Met. MGL Micro Module Smoothness?
Replies: 46
Views: 3405

Re: Met. MGL Micro Module Smoothness?

One thing to take into account is these reels will make noise they all do Shimano Daiwa all of them. Its a mechanical device with gears and moving parts its never going to be silent and buttery smooth for ever. Iv been buying highend reels for a loong time and they are great out of the box but once...
by illini
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Met. MGL Micro Module Smoothness?
Replies: 46
Views: 3405

Re: Met. MGL Micro Module Smoothness?

One thing to take into account is these reels will make noise they all do Shimano Daiwa all of them. Its a mechanical device with gears and moving parts its never going to be silent and buttery smooth for ever. Iv been buying highend reels for a loong time and they are great out of the box but once ...
by illini
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Aldebaran for jigs and worms?
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: Aldebaran for jigs and worms?

Does anyone have experience with this reel? I'm a Shimano guy. I have some of the new Chronarch MGL's and I really like them. I have been disappointed with my Metanium MGL. It may have a new home soon. This would be paired with an NRX and is my jig and worm rod. I am concerned that this might not b...
by illini
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Tackle Trap/Pike Road Reel Service
Replies: 29
Views: 7978

Re: Tackle Trap/Pike Road Reel Service

There are always gonna be mix ups in business, especially one where you got one guy that is always busy. Im shocked he even had enough time to type out that response. :lol: They will always try and do the right thing, but can not satisfy every taste bud. As the ole saying goes, you get more with ho...
by illini
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is hands down the MOST...
Replies: 185
Views: 43863

Re: What is hands down the MOST...

So far for me its the Orochi XX Jerkbait Special........That thing is scarry sensitive!