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by Cal
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Time to Spool Them Up and String Them Out... Which Reel Is Best (part two)?
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Time to Spool Them Up and String Them Out... Which Reel Is Best (part two)?

Time to Spool Them Up and String Them Out... Which Reel Is Best (part two)? http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_2018lowproshootout-002.jpg Introduction: When we left our four contestants at the conclusion of part one, they were a disassembled collection of gears, drag washers, sideplates,...
by Cal
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 312

4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal... Which Reel Is Best? - 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part one) http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_2018lowproshootout-001.jpg Introduction: Head to head battles between products from rival manufacturers are always fun. Adm...
by Cal
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Creature Fever Feature : Damiki's Air Craw
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Creature Fever Feature : Damiki's Air Craw

Creature Fever Feature : Damiki's Air Craw http://tackletour.com/images18/featureban_damikiaircraw.jpg Introduction: Back in the Fall of 2014, we spent some time on the water with Damiki's FLW pro Brian Thrift where we fished a variety of baits with one in particular, catching our attention for the...
by Cal
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: An Entire Combo for the Weight of One Reel Begins with Phenix's FTX-71MH
Replies: 0
Views: 793

An Entire Combo for the Weight of One Reel Begins with Phenix's FTX-71MH

An Entire Combo for the Weight of One Reel Begins with Phenix's FTX-71MH http://tackletour.com/images18/featureban_phenix_ftx71mh.jpg Introduction: Earlier this year, we introduced you to Phenix's new Feather series of rods with a look at the FTX-S 71L, a light powered spinning rod. Of course, what...
by Cal
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Molix Making Some Noise With Their New Sculpo XD Rattlin' Crankbait
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Molix Making Some Noise With Their New Sculpo XD Rattlin' Crankbait

Molix Making Some Noise With Their New Sculpo XD Rattlin' Crankbait http://tackletour.com/images18/featureban_molixsculpoxdcrank.jpg Introduction: Exotic cars, mouthwatering meals, great, historic architecture are among the many things that come to mind when thinking of the wonderful country of Ita...
by Cal
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: ARK Rods Pierces the Sub $100 Stigma with their Lancer Bass Rods
Replies: 0
Views: 607

ARK Rods Pierces the Sub $100 Stigma with their Lancer Bass Rods

ARK Rods Pierces the Sub $100 Stigma with their Lancer Bass Rods http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_arkrods_lac73mhfc.jpg Introduction: The Invoker stick from ARK Rods we reviewed in March 2018, showed us the company's capabilities in combining a solid blank with good components in an at...
by Cal
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: What the Finesse : Missile Bait's Drop Craw
Replies: 0
Views: 670

What the Finesse : Missile Bait's Drop Craw

What the Finesse : Missile Bait's Drop Craw http://www.tackletour.com/images18/pict_missilebaits_dropcraw-009.jpg Introduction: Elite Series pro, John Crews came, seemingly out of nowhere back in 2012 with his soft plastic bait company, Missile Baits. To this day, one of our favorite baits to flip ...
by Cal
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX

Did you find the IVCB to be more difficult to dial in than other centrifugal brakes or is the thumbing of the spool and wind more of a general statement about centrifugal brakes? I've had plenty of centrifugal reels and I understand that it is normal to ride your thumb over the spool to slow it at ...
by Cal
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX

because the negative reviews all seem to focus on the ease of 'dialing in' the reel for casting to prevent backlashes. Was the reel difficult to adjust? That's a point I can respond to... the IVCB-6 brakes can take a bit of getting used to but are much more free than any of Abu's other braking syst...
by Cal
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX

great review, but when you click on the link to tacklewarehouse at the bottom of the page to buy the reel, there are 4 reviews on it and they are all negative. What are they missing? Before you consider any so called review, you need to consider the source. I can't speak to individuals who post the...
by Cal
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX

Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_abugarcia_revo4stx.jpg Introduction: Within Abu Garcia's Fourth Generation refresh of their popular REVO lineup of casting and spinning reels, we've seen kind of subtle, under the hood refin...
by Cal
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2018 metanium DC vs 2015?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: 2018 metanium DC vs 2015?

domthewon wrote:Any differences in reel from the new 2018 vs 2015 dc jdm?
Thanks,
Dom


There is no "2018" Met DC. Shimano USA just decided to make the reel available in the US.
by Cal
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: SOLID! - The Shimano Bantam MGL Baitcaster
Replies: 3
Views: 449

SOLID! - The Shimano Bantam MGL Baitcaster

SOLID! - The Shimano Bantam MGL Baitcaster http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featurebanshimanobantam1.jpg Introduction: It has been over four decades since Shimano released their first baitcast reel, the Bantam, and since then a lot has changed not only within the industry. It has become increasin...
by Cal
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Reins Taps Into a Fish's Instinctual Memory With Their New C-Pod Creature Bait
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Reins Taps Into a Fish's Instinctual Memory With Their New C-Pod Creature Bait

Reins Taps Into a Fish's Instinctual Memory With Their New C-Pod Creature Bait http://tackletour.com/images18/featureban_reins_cpodcreature.jpg Introduction: Most soft plastic baits built for targeting black bass are patterned after creatures we assume they feed on naturally - everything from earth...
by Cal
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Megabass of America is on Target Once Again : The '17 Destroyer Javelin
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Megabass of America is on Target Once Again : The '17 Destroyer Javelin

Megabass of America is on Target Once Again : The '17 Destroyer Javelin http://tackletour.com/images18/featureban_megabass_destjavelin.jpg Introduction: We first shared with you our general impressions of Megabass of America's 2017 Destroyer Lineup in June of that year. Since that time, as is witne...

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