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by Kurt L
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Opinions on $250-$350 reel
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

I had a Bantam and replaced it with a Steez A, there is big difference between the two it's on another level over the Bantam in just about every respect.

Kurt
by Kurt L
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Ultralight Spinning Reel for Wading
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Ultralight Spinning Reel for Wading

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:07 pm
My Certate LT should be here soon :big grin:
Mine to! Thursday according to the postman =P~

Kurt
by Kurt L
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: So... Fireline
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: So... Fireline

Save that fireline for a spinning reel if it doesn't work out, it works great on them! Just a thought :D

Kurt
by Kurt L
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Ultralight Spinning Reel for Wading
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Ultralight Spinning Reel for Wading

With Daiwa there is the Fuego LT 1000 great reel and are crazy smooth with Mag seal, For the money you can't beat them, up the ladder from there is the Ballistic LT 1000/2000 with Mag seal, they are all super light and smooth as butter.

Kurt
by Kurt L
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Knocking Daiwa LT Reels?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Knocking Daiwa LT Reels?

I talked to Daiwa service this morning and they were great as always, I just have to decide whether to return it or send it in for warranty. It's nice to call a company and speak to fisherman rather than someone who only knows the business side of things. My friends used to thank me for being the gu...
by Kurt L
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Knocking Daiwa LT Reels?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Knocking Daiwa LT Reels?

Has anyone here experienced knocking from there LT series reels when under load? I just purchased a two reels for throwing spinners, a Saltist Back Bay 4000 and a Tatula 4000 and both of them knock when under any load. I returned the Back Bay thinking it was defective and ordered the Tat. and experi...
by Kurt L
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 19 Certate LT or JDM Exist
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: 19 Certate LT or JDM Exist

I just ordered a Certate LT 3000-CXH, I'm going to put it to work on smaller Salmon species with 6 & 8lb line. I'll follow up down the road with my take on it.

Kurt
by Kurt L
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is the Steez SV TW currently the best low profile bass reel on the market?
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Is the Steez SV TW currently the best low profile bass reel on the market?

Starting with I only have the last couple generations of Metaniums and a Steez SV and Steez A to compare head to head. I had an Antares for a short while as well... My 2 cents is probably yes, I have been a huge Shimano guy for 30 years and when i finally tried the the SV I was impressed and when my...
by Kurt L
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Tranx 300/301 or Daiwa Lexa 300HD or Lexa Winn 300?
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Shimano Tranx 300/301 or Daiwa Lexa 300HD or Lexa Winn 300?

FWIW the Lexa 300 has served me very well and is an absolute tank, for me the Lexa palms better, I was going to buy the Tranx 300 but after handling them for a little while i preferred the Lexa, and i'm still running Curado 300's also (one of my all time favorites). My original Lexa 300 has out last...
by Kurt L
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium MGL gear swap
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

I think it was a good upgrade I did A Met. 13 and an MGL both left hand 8 to 1 ratio. Both of my reels were smoother afterwords.
Items needed:
1. Met Pinion Gear
2. Curado K Drive Gear
3. Curado K Fiber Drag Washer
4. Shimano Star Drag Grease

Easy stuff!

Kurt
by Kurt L
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 13529

Re: What's next for Shimano???

I have wish list item... How about Micro Module Gears that are actually smooth ](*,) I have two different Steez and they are liquid smooth without the buzzing feeling of my micro module reels when under load. My Tats are even smoother than my Mets. and MGL!

Kurt
by Kurt L
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL reviews?
Replies: 79
Views: 15129

Re: Bantam MGL reviews?

I purchased a Bantam 8.1:1 for light Salmon duty and was not impressed, I used it back to back with two Mets. 13 & MGL using the same rod and line (8lb P-line CXX) and for me i liked the Mets. better. I returned the Bantam, mine was very picky casting and was not as smooth under load (Micro Module i...
by Kurt L
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past
Replies: 61
Views: 8107

Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

I'm in both camps on this one, I have lots of classics but Mets. 13/MGL and the Steez SV and A's have pulled me away, I don't use the classics anymore even though they look new in the box. The high speed retrieve has been the biggest revelation now I at least have a fighting chance of keeping up wit...
by Kurt L
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Bearing Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: Daiwa Bearing Issues

What are the chances of the pinion bearing going bad on two reels bought by one customer and so quickly? Am I understanding this thread correctly? I’ve had a steez in my cart with plat forever and just hesitant to ‘cheat’ on my zillions. I’ve also not heard of this issue before. I think it may be s...
by Kurt L
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Bearing Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: Daiwa Bearing Issues

Im gonna put my money on the pinion bearing. Seems to be common with these new Daiwa and Shimano reels. Im sure they are using the same bearing manufacturer. If the problem is intermittent, then Matt is correct. Its gotta be the pinion bearing. Yep feels like it's the bearing I used a needle oilier...