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by Dragboatdriver
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Wildest child
Replies: 17
Views: 2668

Re: Wildest child

I have an I'ZE Personal Order with an ZPI Rc-001 spool in it that tends to have a really bad attitude some days. It is weird because my other reels with RC-001's are as tame as can be, but not this one! I will say, it will put a bait in to orbit, but if you arent careful you will have a bad day for ...
by Dragboatdriver
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: The New Daiwa Presso Shock and Awe
Replies: 54
Views: 5429

Re: The New Daiwa Presso Shock and Awe

To me, the presso is a timeless classic. I still use three of them in my daily line up. It is one of those reels that just feels and fishes "right" in my hands. I use them mainly for small cranks and small topwater, however they are more than capable when it comes to using them for bottom contact st...
by Dragboatdriver
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: megabass orochi xx vs orochi x4
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Re: megabass orochi xx vs orochi x4

Finnz922 is on the right track in saying that the X4 series as a whole tends to have more moderate tapers than the XX do. I personally prefer more moderate rods, even for baits requiring a hookset, so I tend to prefer how the X4 series fish. However, I would not relegate the X4 series as a strictly ...
by Dragboatdriver
Thu May 01, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Arms Challenge World Edition *bass pic added pg 3*
Replies: 50
Views: 7342

Re: Arms Challenge World Edition

Thank you so much for posting this!

I purchased a ARMS World Edition about a month ago to pair with my Voila and was wondering how it would look. It looks amazing! Now just have to make it another month or so and mine will arrive. ](*,)
by Dragboatdriver
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Orochi XX 7' Med Flat Side Special
Replies: 10
Views: 2147

Re: Orochi XX 7' Med Flat Side Special

FWIW I love my Fast Move Special. I have used it for everything from shad raps and griffons to DT-6 and larger pointers. While it is definitely more comfortable with the smaller cranks, it does fine in the Dt-6 range as well. As Bronzefly mentioned, the FMS has a very unique taper. I generally am no...
by Dragboatdriver
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Another ARMS question
Replies: 14
Views: 974

Re: Another ARMS question

Ordered the fine bronx today! Thanks for the input guys.
by Dragboatdriver
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Another ARMS question
Replies: 14
Views: 974

Another ARMS question

I am going to bite the bullet on an ARMS Challenge World Edition. However, here is my dilemma. It is very clear to me that the rod best suited to my fishing style is the Fine Bronx. To push me even more so toward the Fine Bronx, the reel it will be paired with will be an IS 73 Voila with a Honeycomb...
by Dragboatdriver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Ch 50 question
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Ch 50 question

Hi, I am getting ready to do a build on a Chronarch 50E. I am doing a Sky Blue KTF spool and I want to do a Sky Blue full dressup kit from hedgehog studios. I did this exact build on an Aldebaran not too long ago, but I kept the stock drag star and stock handle. On the Ch 50 build I am looking to us...
by Dragboatdriver
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Need everyday casting rod (Megabass)
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Need everyday casting rod (Megabass)

I have the Cyclone Advantage X7 that you mentioned. I have not owned it long, but have put in a lot of time on the water with it, and caught some nice fish. That rod is probably THE BEST 3/8-1/2 spinnerbait rod I have ever held. I can see it being used for crankbaits, however, I would not. I prefer ...
by Dragboatdriver
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: The elusive one has been captured...
Replies: 19
Views: 3222

Re: The elusive one has been captured...

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by Dragboatdriver
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: The elusive one has been captured...
Replies: 19
Views: 3222

The elusive one has been captured...

Here are a few items I have recently acquired, as well as a piece that I couldn't seem to get my hands on... until now. :evil22: First up are two new X7's that I added to my lineup. I have had the Super Eiger and Shading X for a while and loved them so much I decided to pick up a few more. These rod...
by Dragboatdriver
Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starting Over
Replies: 18
Views: 2498

Re: Starting Over

I recently did this as well. Rather than selling everything and then re-buying. I sat down and wrote a list of all the techniques I would need a combo for. I then started gradually buying top-shelf stuff, and selling off my other combos to reimburse the purchase. It worked pretty well and it didn't ...
by Dragboatdriver
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Shimano Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

First Shimano Build

I have been toying with the idea of doing a finesse Shimano reel for a while. Several times I came very close to biting the bullet on an Aldebaran BFS but just never could commit to it. Finally I started buying parts and this fine little reel came together. Aldebaran Mg7 KTF Spool Hedgehog Studios d...
by Dragboatdriver
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: finally...JDM Shimano rods in north america.
Replies: 76
Views: 11489

Re: finally...JDM Shimano rods in north america.

Spoke with a rep on pricing at the classic expo. He wasn't sure but he thought he had heard one line was around $300 and the other was around $450.

Who knows how accurate this was, as he seemed very vague.
by Dragboatdriver
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New combo,MB and Daiwa Z
Replies: 17
Views: 1981

Re: New combo,MB and Daiwa Z

Very Sharp! I love the look of those slant bridge rods.