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by lape0019
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch MGL interesting story
Replies: 30
Views: 2407

Re: Chronarch MGL interesting story

I went through the same thought process with my 13 Metanium and Chronarch CI4+. At the beginning, I did not see anywhere where the price difference was worth it performance wise but the longer I used both, the more I started to understand why the metanium is worth the extra money. It took a long ti...
by lape0019
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Champion 735 XP
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Dobyns Champion 735 XP

I have the Non XP version and use it exclusively for frogs. It has worked well as a back up for pitching Jigs/heavy Texas rigs in the past but I usually use a DX 745 for that. Never used it for football jigs at all but would imagine it would work and have never tried to throw a swimbait on it. The o...
by lape0019
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel Selection
Replies: 22
Views: 1316

Re: Reel Selection

I don't sell reels often but if I do, it's because I either do not like it for it's intended application or I have found something I like more. The last reel I sold was an FX73SV-110 and only reason I sold it was I felt someone else would appreciate it more. I ended up buying a Bantam with the proce...
by lape0019
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch MGL interesting story
Replies: 30
Views: 2407

Re: Chronarch MGL interesting story

I went through the same thought process with my 13 Metanium and Chronarch CI4+. At the beginning, I did not see anywhere where the price difference was worth it performance wise but the longer I used both, the more I started to understand why the metanium is worth the extra money. It took a long tim...
by lape0019
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits

If there is anything I have noticed, jerkbait gear seems to be very very different from person to person. Gear ratio? I have used and 7.3:1, 6.2:1 and 6.4:1. I much prefer a slower ratio as I am more concerned with presentation than I am with picking up slack. I use braid as a mainline so too fast o...
by lape0019
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns vs Megabass vs Shimano
Replies: 15
Views: 1740

Re: Dobyns vs Megabass vs Shimano

That's a tough one for me as I have been using Dobyns for quite a long time. I have the Champion 734 (non XP) and it is a very versatile stick that I use mainly for soft swimbaits like Keitechs, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. but I do not believe it is anywhere near as sensitive as the XX or the Exprid...
by lape0019
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jerkbait rod
Replies: 69
Views: 4898

Re: Jerkbait rod

Currently using the original gen Orochi XX Jerkbait special and absolutely love this rod for Jerkabaits and walk the dog style baits.
by lape0019
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 7647

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Matt, When I first got my Met 13, I didn't feel like it was worth the extra money over the Chronarch CI4+. After fishing them both for quite some time now, I now see that the rigidity of the frame does make a difference. If you are looking for performance, I do not think one outshines the other but ...
by lape0019
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL reviews?
Replies: 79
Views: 14594

Re: Bantam MGL reviews?

I'm actually surprised to see all of the negative comments regarding this reel. I have used it a few times now and can say I absolutely love it. I use it for spooks and jerkbaits mostly and can honestly say it is just as smooth as my CQ's for quite a bit less money. The fact the non handle side plat...
by lape0019
Fri May 25, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which reel for my Helium 3, 7' heavy?
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: Which reel for my Helium 3, 7' heavy?

I doubt you will be disappointed with the Bantam. I don't even consider Lew's or any brand really that is not Shimano or Daiwa. I am currently running all shimano though. So, The Bantam or the Curado K would be my options. The Curado is obviously cheaper but weighs in the same as the bantam and seem...
by lape0019
Fri May 25, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 36340

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

I'll be honest here. When I first started seeing pictures of this reel, I thought it was going to be huge and was probably one of the uglier reels I had seen in a while. Then, I got to see one in person. This thing is tiny compared to what I thought it was going to be and is smaller than 90% of my o...
by lape0019
Tue May 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: T-wing and line holding
Replies: 15
Views: 1890

Re: T-wing and line holding

Short of what Boatbuggy stated, your options limited I would think.

change the way you hold the reel or buy a non T-wing reel for these applications.
by lape0019
Tue May 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Micro Module Gear Core MG8 SVS infinity
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Micro Module Gear Core MG8 SVS infinity

Well that's even better!

You won't get much closer than that goldrod!
by lape0019
Fri May 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Micro Module Gear Core MG8 SVS infinity
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Micro Module Gear Core MG8 SVS infinity

At this point, I think your best option would be to find a 12 Exsence DC and I am sure you could swap some MM gears/pinion from something else by now. You may be a test subject though.

You would also be missing the SVS system but the DC+ system on that reel is probably better if you like DC.
by lape0019
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need help picking a reel
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Need help picking a reel

I'd vote Curado K as well.