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by mrpao
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano reel names
Replies: 36
Views: 540

Re: Shimano reel names

The name does have everyone talking.
Love it or hate it, everyone is still talking about it.
Isn't that the best form of advertising?
by mrpao
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano reel names
Replies: 36
Views: 540

Re: Shimano reel names

Well, apparently nobody likes the name Vanford.
What should shimano have named this new reel?
by mrpao
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Super Thin Washers in ABU Handles
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Super Thin Washers in ABU Handles

I've bought a whole set of different sized shims off Ebay for around $10.
Been using that set to shim my reels from years.
by mrpao
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?
Replies: 26
Views: 2122

Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

I use reel covers 90% of the time.
While in storage and on the deck if not being used.
Once i use it on the boat, i leave to cover off. Too much hassle to constantly take on and off.
I only use rod cover when the rods are in the rod locker. It helps to keep them untangled in close quarters.
by mrpao
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 60
Views: 1321

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

I have the engetsu 100hg and other than the weight i like the reel.
by mrpao
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?
Replies: 46
Views: 3007

Re: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:09 pm
I don't like how it looks ](*,)
At least they didn't over do it with red accents.
Less red is better in my book
by mrpao
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 60
Views: 1321

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

I wonder if they came out with new gears or just used gears from the engetsu 100?
by mrpao
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?
Replies: 54
Views: 1993

Re: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?

I like to have the best tool for the job. That being said, I'm a multi species angler so I like have different setups for the job. I have many casting setup but also many spinning setups. I would probably also fly fish if I had anywhere good around here to fly fish. Our trout streams are small and w...
by mrpao
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 60
Views: 1321

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

Normally I would be excited about new reels but the curado 70 mgl looks kind of ugly with those color schemes. Especially the cheap looking black line guide guard piece.
by mrpao
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spare spool for Aldebaran 50 (2015 version)
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Spare spool for Aldebaran 50 (2015 version)

Have you checked out shimano.com
They might have it there.
by mrpao
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Relaxing/Rounding Out Cork Handles?
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Relaxing/Rounding Out Cork Handles?

Since it's the rod butt, you could easily replace it with another butt from one of the rod building companies. Just cut this one off. Clean the blank and epoxy another butt of your choice on it.
by mrpao
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Bustin out the oldies
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Bustin out the oldies

To me - the oldies is something from the early 90's or before.
Like an old school bantam or daiwa procaster.
by mrpao
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?
Replies: 46
Views: 3007

Re: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?

I can't see shimano getting rid of the stradic CI4+.
Its such a good seller for them. Its a great reel with a following. Thats money for shimano's pockets.
by mrpao
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!
Replies: 64
Views: 5116

Re: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!

Finally.
Now I will have to wait no more.
I've held off buying any nrx because of the ugly blue wrappings.
Depending on how they look, my bank account might be hurting.
by mrpao
Thu May 21, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calcutta Conquest 100
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Calcutta Conquest 100

The conquest 100 is a very nice reel. But for the money it should be.
I biggest complaint is the short handles. I change mine out for longer ones.
The reels are very smooth and make great cranking reels. I use mine for crankbaits and spinnerbaits.