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by Cal
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: anyone fish a Dobyns 735C??
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: anyone fish a Dobyns 735C??

In case this helps Dobyns Champion 735C Review
by Cal
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ark Reinforcer Rods
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Ark Reinforcer Rods

Chode wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:53 pm
still no reviews?
They were only just made available recently and it is Winter now so patience... However Zander and I received some very late prototypes to test out late last year and so far, very good.
by Cal
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses?
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Prescription Sunglasses?

I finally had to give in and get a pair of prescription sunglasses... Maui Jim has been a long time personal favorite of mine because of the quality of their lenses. I ordered up a pair of their Waterman-410 sunglasses because of the integrated strap, built in venting, and wrap around design. The fi...
by Cal
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Lew's Takes It To The Next Level : Pro-Ti SLP Baitcaster
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Lew's Takes It To The Next Level : Pro-Ti SLP Baitcaster

Lew's Takes It To The Next Level : Pro-Ti SLP Baitcaster http://www.tackletour.com/images19/featureban_lewsprotislp.jpg Introduction: Encouraged through my experience with Lew's best selling, $99.99 Speed Spool LFS, I felt it was about time we took a look at the brand's flagship model. Featuring an...
by Cal
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1231

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

I put my branding hat on and read a 3rd time and came away even a bit more confused. to the original post, :lol: :lol: :lol: I can't speak to reasons or not for price increases. Maybe the original, NFC blank Helium prices were artificially low? Maybe the blank costs have gone up? Maybe labor? It's ...
by Cal
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1231

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

You are expert in this space. Why would someone market an ingredient vs the final product? So much goes on in the mfg process that the final product may or may not look like the ingrediant. to the average consumer, it seems to me to create more confusion then help. LOL... i dunno about "expert" but...
by Cal
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1231

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

on one hand I'm pleased to see the continuation with the NFC blanks. the models I own I've been very satisfied with. The information or mis-information on the site I can't seem to be as pleased about. Over a number of years this is somewhere between confusion, lack of attention to accuracy and in s...
by Cal
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1231

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

goldrod wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:32 pm
Thanks Cal!
This should be most interesting 🧐
Confirmed... all blanks are still being sourced from NFC
by Cal
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1231

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

Cashion rolls their own blanks in house, which I was surprised to see from a more budget friendly builder. Very cool... we met them a couple years ago at ICAST but for whatever reason, they weren't too keen on us even though we have a very good relationship with John Crews, one of their pro staff, ...
by Cal
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: A classic rod and a new reel
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

Re: A classic rod and a new reel

spencerinstl wrote:
There is always this option....
I see your lefty orange Pixy and raise you a lefty orange Pixzilla:

Image

:lol:

I can't believe this thing is 12 years old ](*,)
by Cal
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1231

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

So... from what I read on Kistler's website, in their "our story" section, Trey continues to state the blanks are supplied by NFC. In the Helium Rod section, they state the rods are made from graphite supplied by Toray, not the actual blanks, but the raw material. A lot of companies use Toray raw ma...
by Cal
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1231

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

I seem to remember Kistler saying they were going to be coming back with new blanks they were making themselves. However the way they wording it it seems unclear if NFC is making the blanks, or Kistler are buyig the material from them and they are rolling them... It's been some time since I've had ...
by Cal
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Evergreen Bream Slide Comes to Life on the Snap
Replies: 0
Views: 195

The Evergreen Bream Slide Comes to Life on the Snap

The Evergreen Bream Slide Comes to Life on the Snap http://www.tackletour.com/images19/featureban_evergrenintlbreamslide.jpg Introduction: Thanks to a distributor partnership with Daiwa USA, most of Evergreen International's bait catalog has been made easily available here in North America. Albeit,...
by Cal
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: No Joke About It, Berkley's Powerbait Jester is a Contender
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: No Joke About It, Berkley's Powerbait Jester is a Contender

smalljaw wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:29 am
Which soft plastic company did the designer leave Berkley to start up?
Doomsday : http://www.tackletour.com/reviewdoomsdayreapercraw.html
by Cal
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: An Affordable Cranking Stick for Spinning Rod Fans - The Abu Garcia Veritas
Replies: 0
Views: 81

An Affordable Cranking Stick for Spinning Rod Fans - The Abu Garcia Veritas

An Affordable Cranking Stick for Spinning Rod Fans - The Abu Garcia Veritas http://tackletour.com/images19/featureban_abugarcia_vtssw705.jpg Introduction: Last year, we shared with you our thoughts on Abu Garcia's new Revo Winch W30 - a low gear ratio spinning reel designed for moving bait enthusia...