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by mrpao
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis
Replies: 29
Views: 1746

Re: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis

Tackle porn at it's greatest. =D>
by mrpao
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Bantam USDM vs JDM
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Shimano Bantam USDM vs JDM

I have a US version in the HG and JDM version in the PG.
Could just be my particular reels but the HG has more play in the handle than the PG.
On another note the HG feels smoother on the retreive than the PG.
by mrpao
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 271
Views: 45457

Re: New Poison Adrena

I own the old model PA 6'10 med light, 6'10 med, 6'10 med hvy, 7'2 med, 7'2 med hvy. New model 7'2 hvy, 7'3" med hvy. Expride 6'10 med, 7'2 med light+, 7'2 med hvy. I feel the PA's are more sensitive than the exprides. Even the old models feel more sensitive than the exprides. Not that the exprides ...
by mrpao
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TD-Z Owners Guild
Replies: 290
Views: 82019

Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Beautiful line up.
by mrpao
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2020 Zodias rod with carbon monocoque grip
Replies: 25
Views: 2118

Re: 2020 Zodias rod with carbon monocoque grip

Why all the red????
I wish they would have made it all black. Or maybe with a little silver accent.
Too much red for my liking.
The new design looks kinda like my first generation poison adrenas, but with alot more red.
by mrpao
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: NRX 854c vs Megabass FMJ

The core 50s might not balance too well on those rods.
I can't speak for the NRX but I know it won't be balanced on the FMJ.
The FMJ needs a heavier reel to feel good.
With the core 50 the FMJ will be very tip heavy.
by mrpao
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 91
Views: 8708

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

From the picts, it looks like a cross between the bantam mgl and chronarch mgl.
I hope it palms better than the chronarch because I didn't like how that reel palms.
The bantam palms fine to me though.
by mrpao
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Ray's DIY handle
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: New Ray's DIY handle

I've used the regular Ray's Studio CF handles and they seem pretty nice. No issues so far with them. In fact, most of their stuff is way better than some of the other junk on Ali Express. To each their own, but I'm not crazy about this particular handle design. If it's from Ray's studio, its probabl...
by mrpao
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Poison Adrena Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Poison Adrena Rods

I think it would work well for smaller jigs.
I use mine for T-rigs.
by mrpao
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Basszone handle knobs
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Basszone handle knobs

You could use a drop of blue lok tite to keep the screw in place once you get the play out of the knobs. Once dried it should keep the screw from backing out.
by mrpao
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1417
Views: 348491

Re: Where are the shimanos?

We need to see those spinning combos spread out.
by mrpao
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Stradic
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: New Stradic

I have the 1000 HG.
It's a decent reel, if your in the market for another reel.
If not, then I would just stick with the stradic CI4+.
I still like my CI4+ reels better.
by mrpao
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: old core 50 and aldebaran or new
Replies: 12
Views: 2133

Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

I like both versions.
I have two core 50mg7, two aldebaran mg7.
Also a Aldebaran 50HG, Aldebaran 50, two Aldebaran 30HG.
I use them interchangeably.
The older 50E body feels more solid but the newer Aldebarans are crazy light.
by mrpao
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1417
Views: 348491

Re: Where are the shimanos?

That's some sexy spinning combos.
Sweet smallie too
by mrpao
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Shimano Cardiff Upgrades
Replies: 3
Views: 2507

Re: Shimano Cardiff Upgrades

Did you ever finish your upgrades?
I would also recommend getting a longer handle.
I hate the short handles that come on those reels.