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by Cal
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Solid, Smooth, Refined, Quantum's New Smoke S3 Spinning Reel
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Views: 27

Solid, Smooth, Refined, Quantum's New Smoke S3 Spinning Reel

Solid, Smooth, Refined, Quantum's New Smoke S3 Spinning Reel http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_quantum_smokes3spin.jpg Introduction: Quantum's Series Three (S3) Re-imaging and re-engineering of their entire suite of reels as debuted at ICAST 2017 did not end with just their casting reel...
by Cal
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Spin on Affordable Versatility - St. Croix's BassX BXS610MLXF
Replies: 0
Views: 48

A Spin on Affordable Versatility - St. Croix's BassX BXS610MLXF

A Spin on Affordable Versatility - St. Croix's BassX BXS610MLXF http://tackletour.com/images18/featureban_stcroixbassx610spin.jpg Introduction: Despite what appears to be a full recovery by the economy, the value priced segment of the fishing tackle market remains the most contested year after year...
by Cal
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Conquer the Sun with Aftco's Fish Ninja Shirt
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Conquer the Sun with Aftco's Fish Ninja Shirt

Conquer the Sun with Aftco's Fish Ninja Shirt http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_aftcofishninja2.jpg Introduction: Sun-protective shirts and masks are two of the most crucial items I bring along on a fishing day. Wearing these pieces of clothing aren't likely to help you get more bites, ...
by Cal
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano's Fully Machined BFS Masterpiece
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Shimano's Fully Machined BFS Masterpiece

Dalleinf wrote:
Cal wrote:It is a very fine piece of machinery and very close to being retired for posterity :lol:


“Say what”, is the reel being discontinued?


Speaking from the perspective of my collection of reels...
by Cal
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A New Specialty Bait from Roboworm : The Ned Worm
Replies: 2
Views: 136

A New Specialty Bait from Roboworm : The Ned Worm

A New Specialty Bait from Roboworm : The Ned Worm http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_robonedworm.jpg Introduction: Soft plastic stick baits are in the midst of a revival thanks to the popularization of two weighting strategies to fish these baits. The strategies aren't really new per se,...
by Cal
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano's Fully Machined BFS Masterpiece
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Shimano's Fully Machined BFS Masterpiece

Houndfish wrote:Which is also overkill, but the word is not ready for a sub-$400 salt safe bfs reel I guess ;)


It is on sale right now at JapanTackle for $368 ;)
by Cal
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix Legend Elite
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: St Croix Legend Elite

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:Do you think it will cast 1/16oz?


It's been a long time since I fished this stick, but I think 1/16oz would be too low...
by Cal
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix Legend Elite
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: St Croix Legend Elite

This was written on the previous generation stick, but the current should be the same: http://www.tackletour.com/reviewstcroixles76mlxf.html And yes, the Legend X is just Legend Elite with some cosmetic changes for those who prefer a less conservative handle assembly: http://www.tackletour.com/revie...
by Cal
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano's Fully Machined BFS Masterpiece
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Shimano's Fully Machined BFS Masterpiece

It is a very fine piece of machinery and very close to being retired for posterity :lol:
by Cal
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano's Fully Machined BFS Masterpiece
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Shimano's Fully Machined BFS Masterpiece

Shimano's Fully Machined BFS Masterpiece http://tackletour.com/images18/featureban_shimano_calconbfs.jpg Introduction: When it comes to bait finesse system (BFS) options, low profile reels seem to get all the love. Compared to the likes of the Pixy, Aldebaran BFS, Brenious, Alphas SV, T3 Air, among...
by Cal
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: G.Rods Makes Graphene Affordable with the Game Changer Series
Replies: 0
Views: 97

G.Rods Makes Graphene Affordable with the Game Changer Series

G.Rods Makes Graphene Affordable with the Game Changer Series http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_grodsgamechanger.jpg Introduction : GRods International has continued to expand their offerings and the Game Changer Series is designed to make the company’s graphene technology much more aff...
by Cal
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 124
Views: 7129

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

As some of you may or may not know by now, my day job is a photographer... I just shot the full lineup of the new XX rods for Megabass of America to use on their website and other promotional material this week and I can tell you ...

:whistle:
by Cal
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Autopsy: A Brat to the Balsa Core, the new Rapala BX Squarebill
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: TackleTour Autopsy: A Brat to the Balsa Core, the new Rapala BX Squarebill

mark poulson wrote:Cal,
I understand that the copolymer coating coating makes the balsa more durable, and allows for better paint jobs, but, other than filling the inner void, what purpose does the balsa serve?
Mark


Maybe ask the editor who wrote the article ;) :lol:

My guess is buoyancy
by Cal
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: What the Finesse ?!? : Do You Swivel Shot?
Replies: 0
Views: 71

What the Finesse ?!? : Do You Swivel Shot?

What the Finesse ?!? : Do You Swivel Shot? http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_gamakatsuswivelshot.jpg Introduction: How many of you have a love hate relationship with your spinning tackle centered around that one, seemingly unavoidable malady - line twist? Do you spend time between casts...
by Cal
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: St. Croix's Legend Elite ES70MF Wins our Ultimate Award
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: St. Croix's Legend Elite ES70MF Wins our Ultimate Award

freelancer27 wrote:But what would be even better, is a review of the new Legend X rods!


Legend X is Legend Elite with a split rear grip.

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewicast17-stcroix.html

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