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by Bass1980
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Destroyer Javelin?
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Megabass Destroyer Javelin?

Probably more tip heavy than a 893c but then again it is heavier and stronger. To be honest I didn't feel like the rod was too stressed launching Arashi 18 to my surprise. I did feel that way with my Nautilus. However for cranks 18-20+ I use my Phase 3 seven eleven. I was just testing the Javelins l...
by Bass1980
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Destroyer Javelin?
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Megabass Destroyer Javelin?

Javelin would be a 893.7 IMO :lol: but with a med fast taper unlike the NRX. Yes it is a versatile rod that can do Texas rig, senkos, chatterbaits, and deep diving 1oz cranks. I use mine mostly for launching swim jigs and chatterbaits to cover water. Tried some Arashi 18ft divers and handles it fine...
by Bass1980
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Destroyer F5-66X Bearing Down 30th Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Destroyer F5-66X Bearing Down 30th Anniversary

Anyone with knowledge on the taper and power of this rod? Was using my Phase 3 Super Destroyer F6-69X last year to skip jigs under docks. I recently sold it just because I needed money to fund other things. Curious to see if this Bearing Down 30th will work for it. I've fished a phase 3 BD before an...
by Bass1980
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: MB Zonda Hedgehog Custom
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: MB Zonda Hedgehog Custom

I think the bearings are the same. Not much "tuning" from Daiwa to MB other than cosmetics. Spools are ported that's about it. The magnets on the side plate is different than the magnets on the Alphas. I think it is stronger magnets vs Alphas magnets. Some spools may fit the Alphas but won...
by Bass1980
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: MB Zonda Hedgehog Custom
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: MB Zonda Hedgehog Custom

Nice reel and the two spool options is nice. One of the prettiest reels ever. Based on the Alphas frame but with different magnets. Yes the shallow spool is for BFS. Doesn't hold a lot of lines but is amazing tossing light lures on light line with the right rod. Deep spool with the reel you could sa...
by Bass1980
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod caught you the most fish in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 1693

Re: What rod caught you the most fish in 2018?

#1 X7 Simoom power shotting
#2 US Destroyer Daemos light Texas rig
by Bass1980
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Cyclone advantage
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Megabass Cyclone advantage

Very nice rod. Use mine for jerkbaits although to some it may be a tad stout for it but I like it. Also a good river rod to fish multiple lures like light bottom contact, top water, and cranks. I wish they made a 7'1 version of the rod.
by Bass1980
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TD-Z Owners Guild
Replies: 222
Views: 41536

Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Been testing the BE vs AOI spool. AOI spool is fast and has great distance. Sub 1/2 oz total weight is where the BE starts to pull away from the AOI spool. Tossing a 3/8oz total lure on the AOI/BE setup with a F4 rod 12lb lines is really nice. Very controlled and distance was very good. BE has YT Fu...
by Bass1980
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?
Replies: 26
Views: 1285

Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

I have a SV103 paired with my XXPP. They are hard to beat for the money. There has been some for sale in the classifieds lately.
by Bass1980
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dedicated swimjig rod.
Replies: 22
Views: 5077

Re: Dedicated swimjig rod.

Megabass Orochi F5-70DG Advantage Type River Slant Bridge is a very nice swimjig rod. Nice combination of power and taper. I am thinking of picking up a Steez STZ721MHRB-AGS to try. I like the stiff jdm regular taper more than an US fast taper for swimjigs.
by Bass1980
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez LTD SV TN
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Steez LTD SV TN

Nice pickup! I have 7 Steez body variants but for some reason always wanted the TN but never made the move. I do have 3 sets of the bass or die knobs though. 8-)
by Bass1980
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 wishes
Replies: 41
Views: 5828

Re: 2019 wishes

My wish from 2014 to 2019. Daiwa Baby Z :lol:
by Bass1980
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: wacky hook
Replies: 52
Views: 18822

Re: wacky hook

I went VMC Neko 1/0 hooks and never looked back.
by Bass1980
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Pixy ZPI-301 Spool
Replies: 24
Views: 783

Re: Pixy ZPI-301 Spool

My impression of the I'ze Finesse spool is a bit different. Sure it can cast light weight well but I've tossed 1/4 oz neds heads with plastic on it and it was great. I've even 3/8oz paddletails on it and it bombs it. I don't feel it is a very fast spool like the PXR spool. It has very good control i...
by Bass1980
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass rod for swimjigs and frogs?
Replies: 21
Views: 3070

Re: Megabass rod for swimjigs and frogs?

Daemos can't handle frogs in pads. My ideal swim jig rod and frog rod doesn't really have the same characteristics. If I had to choose one of the rods I've fished I'd say the C40 Mephisto. Otherwise if you don't want to spend much just get the XXPP. Tip is soft enough to run swim jigs on it but very...

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