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by HobeyBaker
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A TW knob shimming
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Steez A TW knob shimming

Have you replaced the bushings with bearings? I also replaced my knobs with cork RCS ones. I'm not sure why Daiwa went with bushings and cheap knobs on a $450 reel. The Steez A is aimed at inshore fishing and saltwater deposited get in the handle knons and lock up bearings. The little bit of play i...
by HobeyBaker
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula100
Replies: 24
Views: 1360

Re: New Tatula100

You're not going to find a better reel for a $100. I like it better than the Curado 70 I sold. The biggest thing I don't like about it is the plasticky feeling.
by HobeyBaker
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A TW knob shimming
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Steez A TW knob shimming

Have you replaced the bushings with bearings? I also replaced my knobs with cork RCS ones. I'm not sure why Daiwa went with bushings and cheap knobs on a $450 reel.
by HobeyBaker
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Steez AGS
Replies: 10
Views: 3270

Re: Daiwa Steez AGS

Like Gary said the 76mml is one hell of a rod. I have mine paired with an Exsence.
by HobeyBaker
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Tatula Type R Handle Bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Tatula Type R Handle Bearings

Sounds like you have a shim washer that is still on the handle shaft from the original knobs. Look carefully, they are thin and easy to overlook. I have had to use a razor blade to get them to let go before.You could also be tightening the screw down onto the bearing and the bottom of the bearing i...
by HobeyBaker
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 5963

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

I would get a Bantam MGL for the 894 and an Aldebaran MGL for the 842. Both of these reels should balance those rods perfectly and fish better than the Met. Why do you say they would fish better then a met? I’ve heard really mixed reviews on the aldebaran h50/51 and nothing on the mgl version so I ...
by HobeyBaker
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Tatula Type R Handle Bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Tatula Type R Handle Bearings

I replaced the plastic bushings with stainless steel bearings. When I tighten the screw down the knob gets tightened down as well. What am I doing wrong or am I missing a piece? It happens to both knobs. I upgraded the bushings to bearings on my 2018 100 Tatula and the knobs spin freely.
by HobeyBaker
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels
Replies: 40
Views: 25876

Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

The Tatula 100 is a nice caster, good ergo, and somewhat light. One would need to move up to a Met MGL or Steez to get a better combination, in my opinion. The Bantam MGL is a hell of a reel if you don't care about weight, but if you do then you're looking at a $400 msrp reel.
by HobeyBaker
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 5963

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

I would get a Bantam MGL for the 894 and an Aldebaran MGL for the 842. Both of these reels should balance those rods perfectly and fish better than the Met.
by HobeyBaker
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A spool options?
Replies: 28
Views: 3032

Re: Steez A spool options?

I ordered a ZPI PG yesterday from the Tackle Trap. I can't wait to test it out before the lakes freeze over.
by HobeyBaker
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3073

Re: Line recommendations

Was at a seminar earlier this year that Seth Feider was giving. Someone asked him about line and he said he uses 30 lb braid on all of his baircasting setups and 10 pound braid on his spinning. I went that way this summer and liked it. Cuts down on costs with only using flouro leaders.
by HobeyBaker
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: cranking rod
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: cranking rod

Check with Gary to see if he can get you into a IMX Pro 843c CBR for $200. I have the old E6X 843c CBR. I like the taper, but hate the guides on it.
by HobeyBaker
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 842S or Megabass Addermine
Replies: 18
Views: 1756

Re: Conquest 842S or Megabass Addermine

I have the following finesse spinning rods:

Addermine
AGS Steez MML 7'6
GLX 820s
Legend Xtreme MXF

I use the GLX if I'm dropping directly down on fish. The Steez gets the rest of the work. Everything from Ned rigs to hair jigs. The other two rods barely get used.
by HobeyBaker
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

Re: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.

I love my 844 GLX for 1/2 oz jigs. It's worth checking out.
by HobeyBaker
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?
Replies: 49
Views: 11722

Re: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?

Honestly, I will probably use my cheapest combo the most because I live in a condo on the lake and the dock is on a flat with milfoil too thick for anything subsurface. The combo will be a Fenwick Elite Tech Smallmouth 6'9 MXF with a Curado 70 HG. This is a great setup for poppers. I picked up an Ad...

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