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by vinnieb729
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: St.croix avid rod sock
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

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.
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/The_Rod_ ... RGSPS.html
by vinnieb729
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: LT versus Ci4+FB
Replies: 24
Views: 3323

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: 913

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: 1044

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: 425

Re: Shimano Curado 70 knob caps

Order them from the new Stradic CI4+ diagram. you can get them individually.

https://fishshop.shimano.com/vip/produc ... 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: 1203

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: 681

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 https://fishshop.shimano.com/vip/landing.jsp# 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: 899

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. https://fishshop.shimano.com/vip/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_...
by vinnieb729
Sun May 07, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is a Stella worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

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: 2254

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 bonkers...like 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: 10898

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
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Orochi XXX
Replies: 270
Views: 9772

Re: Orochi XXX

389Maverick wrote:Very impressed, will be getting another!

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Nice! Have some pics of the guides? Are the guides roughly the size as the 2016 new destroyers?
by vinnieb729
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: How much are delivery fees on JDM rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: How much are delivery fees on JDM rod?

I've ordered many 2pc rods and those ship EMS. No customs or delivery fees on them. I've also ordered 6 one pc rods from jangler, Megabass, and digitaka. Those all shipped UPS. I never got dinged with any customs or UPS charges either. I've only ever paid for shipping directly to the seller at the t...
by vinnieb729
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Orochi XXX
Replies: 270
Views: 9772

Re: Orochi XXX

Canga- wrote:
i do wish they would say what guides they put on them, can tell from the pics that they are a tangle free design (on the spinning rods anyways) but no mention of brand or insert material.

Appear to be black Fuji SS/Alconites. Like the new Destroyers.
by vinnieb729
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Rod for light (1/64th ounce) jigs
Replies: 28
Views: 5311

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.

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