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by IlliniDawg01
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears
Replies: 36
Views: 1414

Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

PikeRoadBassn wrote:JJ, Ill be your huckleberry. I live on Guntersville, so I can test them through the year and on quality fish.


PM me your shipping info and I will try to pass my set on to you after I give them a try.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears
Replies: 36
Views: 1414

Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Yay! I've got a TDZ that has been in pieces for years. Seems like the best place to put them.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula 100 impression??
Replies: 17
Views: 1812

Re: Tatula 100 impression??

Steve petty wrote:Just put a Tatula type r and rays spool in mine,works perfect.


Thanks for confirming. That is great to know. Does the stock spool seem similar to the Tat Type R Spool? Do you have a scale to weight them? Thanks in advance.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle

Some of those Aliexpress rods have excellent build quality for the money. After owning a few it makes a lot of the rods sold on the USDM with unspecified, blank material, guide frames, guides and reels seats ect look like overpriced crap. I can never look at a Veritas again and see a $100 rod. The ...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula 100 impression??
Replies: 17
Views: 1812

Re: Tatula 100 impression??

I wish that thing didn’t have such a big line capacity. That surprised me. Do you know if it switches spools with the Tatula CT and CT-R??? If so I figure the Aliexpress spools would be great in it. Just still hoping the have a Zillion version where I don't buy another Steez A... I too would like a...
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: SOLID! - The Shimano Bantam MGL Baitcaster
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: SOLID! - The Shimano Bantam MGL Baitcaster

Good write-up. Confirms what other posters and reviewers have been saying. I don't understand why they didn't put a bit more thought into the line guide. It appears to me that there is plenty of room where they could have designed the guide ring to be a good centimeter or 2 farther forward without c...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle

Looks like the images only worked for me. I guess DropBox changed their settings. I can't seem to get the images in a format that can be uploaded either without being too large. Maybe this formatting will work on dropbox... https://www.dropbox.com/s/p3yyc9gs91kfli3/IMG_20180907_141857.jpg?dl=0 https...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 80
Views: 7658

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Can someone give me a suggestion of how far you spool the line on the Curado/Scorpion DC reels? I filled it first to the bevel and it seemed to fluff very bad. I now have about 1/16 or 2 mm from the bottom edge of the bevel using 45lb Fins 40g braid. This does however has a mono equivalent diameter...
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle

looks slick but that rod butt will be destroyed in no time You think? I have a spare chair bumper I might cover it with in that case. The handle on mine has a lot of marbling. https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/AAI7ic9DplBE0ldUh9jxNvtU9Ro_yxXcHbbkxUEg8ig-cN080c7OuYEyRb1gDT869vKeIK6Shl0xXoI_W_6qSw...
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle

So I bought this rod on a lark from AliExpress last week during their sale for like $110 shipped. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Brand-New-Lurestar-High-quality-2-56M-Spinning-Casting-Rod-Bass-Fishing-Rod-ML-action/32859005696.html?spm=2114.search0604.3.51.39f8b648g5cmIq&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0...
by IlliniDawg01
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa SS Air vs Daiwa SV Light for BFS
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Daiwa SS Air vs Daiwa SV Light for BFS

I think most would be happier with a normal Daiwa reel of their choosing with a matching DIY spool than they would be with the SS Air. The SV Light, on the other hand, is pretty great from what I've read. Seems you made a good choice.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Warm Weather Rain Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Best Warm Weather Rain Gear

I have one of these jackets: https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/cabelas-rainy-river-parka-with-gore-tex-paclite-for-men It is a little breathable and bone-dry, but like most jackets in hot weather you will sweat a lot. Wearing only a light sun-shirt/dry fit shirt under it helps. Also loose enough to we...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Sol
Replies: 24
Views: 1236

Re: Daiwa Sol

Not to derail the thread, but you mentioned the Viento. Did you happen to find a decent spool for it that drops in? The reel is really nice except for the 25g spool with fixed inductor.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears
Replies: 36
Views: 1414

Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

That would be awesome if you can make a quality set. I would also be interested in acquiring a set or helping with QC.

I just wish the OG Zillion 7.1:1 gears worked in the TDZ. That is maybe my favorite gear set of all time.

DaveJ

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