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by Farnorth
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 224
Views: 30600

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Anyone with significant time with the 905C yet? How does it balance especially compare to the 895c nrx which was worst in the line up. Thanks It's not nearly as tip heavy as the NRX 895, but yes, it's still tip heavy to some degree. Gary I think I need a 744 need a ultimate jig rod 844 I'm guessing...
by Farnorth
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: size comparison please
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: size comparison please

I think the current model 300 and 400 are almost the same, the 400 just gets wider to accommodate the spool. I hope my previous generation model in the top pic doesn’t confuse anyone. I had taken these pics a couple of years back when the new ones came out. They really made the palm side plate much ...
by Farnorth
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: size comparison please
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: size comparison please

Here you go,

Conquest 101 // Conquest 301 // Old Conquest 401

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by Farnorth
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?
Replies: 30
Views: 2614

Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Daiko is no longer making rods. You would need to find a used or old stock one.
by Farnorth
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Need help for a megabass swimbait rod
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Need help for a megabass swimbait rod

I used to have the SRD also and while a nice stick it topped out at 5-6 oz imo. The TS rods are very different, much heavier duty. The original TS-78 does share that same short handle though so obviously not what you are after.
by Farnorth
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Need help for a megabass swimbait rod
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Need help for a megabass swimbait rod

I have the original TS-78x and those baits are all right in the zone for it. I will say that I find it a bit much for lures down at the 4oz end of its suggested range. It will cast the smaller ones just fine but feels overpowered working them especially Glide baits as they don’t have much water resi...
by Farnorth
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shallow spool?
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Re: Shallow spool?

I use plumbing thread tape (PTFE). It is extremely thin, stretches around the spool, and compresses under the line. It offers a little bit of grip but doesn’t have any adhesive to be left behind on your spool when you change it. Spools large enough for mono backing get line, but for super shallow sp...
by Farnorth
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Rumor? Curado K/Met. Drive gear Swap?
Replies: 39
Views: 2858

Re: Rumor? Curado K/Met. Drive gear Swap?

Thanks, I had misunderstood one of the comments above. Will keep an eye out.
by Farnorth
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Rumor? Curado K/Met. Drive gear Swap?
Replies: 39
Views: 2858

Re: Rumor? Curado K/Met. Drive gear Swap?

Hi Gary,

I’m not seeing the LH kits when I look on your site. Are they out of stock already? Hoping for to pick up a couple.
by Farnorth
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spinning reel question
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Spinning reel question

So I just checked and my 1000, C2000, and C3000 are all the same size. Through different years and models the foot length is constant (all shimano). I don’t have a non compact 3000 to compare to.
by Farnorth
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.
Replies: 14
Views: 1291

Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

I am thinking I may get one like this: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-Stainless-Steel-10L-Liter-Industry-Heated-Ultrasonic-Cleaner-Heater-Timer/172240320854?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 I think the larger size will allow me to clean the carbs from my small engines in ad...
by Farnorth
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Flourocarbon leader
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Flourocarbon leader

I think you will find that any fluoro leader material will be superior to line. I used to think they were just selling you less line for more money but having tested for a couple of seasons I am a firm believer that the leaders are more abrasion resistant and stronger at the knot for a given size. I...
by Farnorth
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Exsence dc xg
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: Exsence dc xg

It is my understanding that the only difference between the new Excense DC and the Antares DC is the use of materials that resist saltwater corrosion. You can find the TT review of the Antares here: http://tackletour.com/review16shimantaresdc.html I would expect them to fish the same but no hands on...
by Farnorth
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.
Replies: 14
Views: 1291

Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Thanks everyone!
by Farnorth
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.
Replies: 14
Views: 1291

Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Hi All, I am looking to pick up an ultrasonic cleaner to add to my reel maintenance supplies but I’m not sure what to buy. When I look back to older posts the last replies I see were from 2014 and were for Umax branded ones which aren’t available where I have been looking. Here are my questions: Is ...

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