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by lape0019
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits
Replies: 21
Views: 739

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: 1358

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: 3810

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: 6880

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: 12875

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: 1320

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: 34018

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: 1717

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: 1350

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: 1350

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: 854

Re: Need help picking a reel

I'd vote Curado K as well.
by lape0019
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: pros/cons, steez sv tws, us or jdm model?
Replies: 42
Views: 4083

Re: pros/cons, steez sv tws, us or jdm model?

It doesn't make sense.The north american/USDM market is where they sell the most reels,why would they sell us reels with looser tolerances?I don't think they'd ship out reels to north America that are "lesser",knowing all the warranty/returns problems it would cause.Whereas jdm reels stay...
by lape0019
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: A rod like my Cumara..
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: A rod like my Cumara..

I never used a red Cumura but the Zodias replaced it. Have you tried one of those? I had the 172M model and used it for light texas rigs. It was a good rod for its price point but I only used it for about half a season. Ended up selling it to get something with more sensitivity and bought an NRX off...
by lape0019
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Need part numbers for RH fx73 or t3 mago
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Need part numbers for RH fx73 or t3 mago

Well, there are numbers but they don’t really mean anything by the looks of it. Basically just a count from - through whatever. Lol.

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by lape0019
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Need part numbers for RH fx73 or t3 mago
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Need part numbers for RH fx73 or t3 mago

I've got the FX73SV with all of the paperwork at home. If nothing is posted by the time I get home, I will snap a pick and upload it for you.

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