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by vinnieb729
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: St.croix avid rod sock
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: St.croix avid rod sock

Try the neoprene Pro version. I have some and the opening is larger than the regular expanding type covers. ... RGSPS.html
by vinnieb729
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: LT versus Ci4+FB
Replies: 24
Views: 2867

Re: LT versus Ci4+FB

The Tatula LT and Ballistic LT are Zaion and that's been around a while. Whatever your thoughts on the material will probably hold true for these two reels...assuming there's no flaw in the design.
by vinnieb729
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX tip twist
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: NRX tip twist

Could be the tip top is simply glued on a little crooked.
by vinnieb729
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado K Levelwind Bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Curado K Levelwind Bearing

Fishballer06, check your PM.
by vinnieb729
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano Curado 70 knob caps
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Shimano Curado 70 knob caps

Order them from the new Stradic CI4+ diagram. you can get them individually. ... sp?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524441860538&SKU<>sku_id=1689949372256284

Caps - Part# 17701 $1.65
by vinnieb729
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium (2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium (2017)

The new Exprides are labeled as having more Americanized tapers vs the jdm tapers of the ones being replaced. I haven't handled one of the new Exprides but I'd bet the tapers are more in line with the usdm Zodias rods.
by vinnieb729
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Power handles for Shimano low profile?
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Power handles for Shimano low profile?

Not sure how long you're looking for but Shimano's new XG gear ratio reels like the Met MGL/Chronarch MGL come with longer handles. You can order them right from Shimano's site Or better yet complete 96mm handles from The Tackle Trap. http://tackletrap.c...
by vinnieb729
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Knob caps - Scorpion 1000XT
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Knob caps - Scorpion 1000XT

I've ordered Stella knob caps when I wanted a silver color for a reel without them. If I remember right they're nicer than the chromed plastic that came on some of the cheaper reels...metal perhaps...been a while since I had them.
by vinnieb729
Sun May 07, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is a Stella worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: Is a Stella worth it?

I'd look at the 16 Vanquish. Especially for light spinning as you mentioned. The two reels are nearly identical in features but the Vanquish is quite a bit lighter.
by vinnieb729
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Dropshot foulups
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: Dropshot foulups

Are you using a fluoro leader...or what line/lb test? Some brands and types are stiffer than others and kinda uncoil themselves when this happens...and yeah, those little smallies can go you shocked 'em or something.
by vinnieb729
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Flippin'/ pitchin'; same thing, right?
Replies: 27
Views: 9324

Re: Flippin'/ pitchin'; same thing, right?

i remember 20 years ago the 6'10" rod was all the rage as the "perfect pitchin rod". how times have changed I like a 6'6" to 6'8" for pitching. I have more control and accuracy. Longer rods I can't get the rod tip low enough with out making contact with the boat sides. I ha...
by vinnieb729
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Rod for light (1/64th ounce) jigs
Replies: 28
Views: 4762

Re: Rod for light (1/64th ounce) jigs

The Phenix Elixir has a 5'6" F (FX561-1) but it's rated to 1/32.

Majorcraft has some nice trout rods in the Finetail series. Eging JDM rods might be worth a look...even though many are longer rods there's some shorter ones.
by vinnieb729
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Casitas
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Shimano Casitas

You can add one to the level wind and four to the knobs...all five are the same size.
by vinnieb729
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: First baitcaster for my dad advises
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: First baitcaster for my dad advises

Depending when you need it, there's the new Scorpion DC coming in out.
by vinnieb729
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Destroyer 30th
Replies: 27
Views: 3638

Re: Destroyer 30th

Nice pics! Have any of the guides? Curious how they're done.

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