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by TommyG
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2020 Zodias rod with carbon monocoque grip
Replies: 25
Views: 1513

Re: 2020 Zodias rod with carbon monocoque grip

Red on Black..looks like my Tat Ct-R has found a home.
by TommyG
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 41
Views: 3871

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

Just spooled up my Catalina with 50lb. Sunline Xplasma Asegai, had to stretch it out in the driveway, 160ft. Box says .015 dia. No backing, pert near a full spool. So.. being curious, i took the 50 Xplasma and spooled it on a Tatula CT-R, spooled up perfectly. Spooled the Catalina with 16 lb. Sunli...
by TommyG
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 41
Views: 3871

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

Just spooled up my Catalina with 50lb. Sunline Xplasma Asegai, had to stretch it out in the driveway, 160ft. Box says .015 dia.
No backing, pert near a full spool.
by TommyG
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Opinions on best Dobyns rod for jigs
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: Opinions on best Dobyns rod for jigs

If you're staying with Dobyns, go with the Xtasy, I have the 755, works well with 3/4 and up. The tip seems a little slower, so I have to put some smoke on it for a solid hookset, but the fish stay pinned.
by TommyG
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Z bone frog rod
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Z bone frog rod

I use the 7-6 Hvy H3 for frogs. The Z-Bones will frog but I like them for bottom contact. The 7-6 mh Z-bone is kinda underpowered for frogs. If you're going to frog in the morning and worm later, and want 1 rod, then for sure the 7-3 hvy Z-Bone will fill the bill.
by TommyG
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Top Water rod for 1ozers
Replies: 39
Views: 6663

Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

I've been throwing the I-Jack on the new Megabass Destroyer Wild Bunch Carbon Head, among other things. It handles 1 oz range top water baits very nicely. That Valkyrie 71H is an interesting option too... I know how much I enjoy the 71MH version in general. Off topic, are all the MB Valkyrie rods s...
by TommyG
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Top Water rod for 1ozers
Replies: 39
Views: 6663

Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Some goofy a** suggestions here even with subjectivity thrown in :lol: :lol: I've been throwing the I-Jack on the new Megabass Destroyer Wild Bunch Carbon Head, among other things. It handles 1 oz range top water baits very nicely. That Valkyrie 71H is an interesting option too... I know how much I...
by TommyG
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Need help locating Zillion TWS bumper
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Need help locating Zillion TWS bumper

I have the old model Zillion TWS The part # for the 100XXS is 6J044505 it's key #63 plate
The part # for the 100HS and 100P are different, so that may be the color.
by TommyG
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Catalina TW JDM
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Catalina TW JDM

poisonokie wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Is that sideplate aluminum?
Robust super metal housing
Handle side plate, mainframe, brake side set plate metallified, like a round bait.
by TommyG
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Catalina TW JDM
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Catalina TW JDM

Just got a new Catalina from TTT. Nice reel.Weighs in 8.62oz. Spool comes in at 20g. 2 bushings under the knobs. The drag clicks when you pull it.
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by TommyG
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW—
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW—

I have one on the way, in 7.3 gear. I have the new model Zillion HD and the new JDM Zillion HLC. Both are really good performers. Don't really need an SV spool for the heavier baits. If the Catalina is as good as these I will be happy. Will post up a pic when it comes in. The price was rite, didn't ...
by TommyG
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Light braid
Replies: 16
Views: 1450

Re: Light braid

Been using the Fins Windtamer 10lb. on my Abu LTX, good casting and not a lot of fuss.
by TommyG
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool options for a RYOGA 1520H?
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

Re: Spool options for a RYOGA 1520H?

https://www.digitaka.com/item.php?item=4560454381958
The 1516 HLC would be a good option, holds a bunch of 50lb. braid and will sling a bigger bait a good way.
by TommyG
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?
Replies: 12
Views: 2183

Re: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?

1nutinthewater wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:11 am
Looking for more line capacity- Spooled with 30# Fireline Ultra 8 it only holds about 60 yards and i know a salmon is going to spool me any day..............
Doesn't sound rite at all, I have 70yds of Sunline Stuter 70 lb. with backing on my Bantam flipping reel.
by TommyG
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Handle knob problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

Re: Handle knob problems

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:53 pm
Are you sure there aren't any thin shims on the knobs, handle posts or bearings? They can be hard to see sometimes.
X2, would check for shims.