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by evilcatfish
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa?
Replies: 65
Views: 5273

Re: New Daiwa?

Nitroman77 wrote:looks like every other reel to come out of that factory.. I know why they went that route, and some were not too happy about it at ICAST... Its def a reel will not be buying..


Yea, I think in my case curiosity got the best of me.
by evilcatfish
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa?
Replies: 65
Views: 5273

Re: New Daiwa?

Reel feels pretty smooth out of the box with very little handle play. Definitely came well greased, unlike the Tatulas and Fuegos I have, not surprised since its a different factory. Will probably take it on a test run at a local pond tomorrow, then put it through some serious work on my smallmouth ...
by evilcatfish
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa?
Replies: 65
Views: 5273

Re: New Daiwa?

Few more
by evilcatfish
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa?
Replies: 65
Views: 5273

Re: New Daiwa?

Here are some pictures, didn't do a full breakdown, but here you go:
by evilcatfish
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa?
Replies: 65
Views: 5273

Re: New Daiwa?

Well, I went ahead and ordered one. Will try and post some decent pics of the internals and initial thoughts upon arrival. In no way do I expect it to perform on the level of my Japanese made reels, but I'd like to think Daiwa wouldn't put their name on a complete dud.
by evilcatfish
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa?
Replies: 65
Views: 5273

Re: New Daiwa?

Made a couple phone calls, made in China. For some reason I was expecting to be told Korea.
by evilcatfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa?
Replies: 65
Views: 5273

Re: New Daiwa?

Anybody get to handle one of these at ICAST or determine the country of origin?
by evilcatfish
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.
Replies: 16
Views: 1612

Re: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.

Over the past 10 years or so on TT, I think "the best 1/2oz jig rod" might be one of the most asked about, debated & uncertain of all the topics in the rod subforum. :lol: My rule of thumb for jigs is 'double it'. If using a 1/4oz jig, get a rod thats good with 1/2oz. For a 1/2oz jig,...
by evilcatfish
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Millionaire S
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Daiwa Millionaire S

I had one and it performed quite well for big baits. Not as refined or feature laden as more expensive options but it definitely did a fine job. Maybe look at the New Millionaire Classic UTD as well
by evilcatfish
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 281
Views: 28793

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

I can definitely see some cosmetic similarities to the xxx, but since I like the look of the xxx I don't mind that at all. I'm not going to form any opinions until the rods are in people's (my) hands, but I can see where the skeptics are coming from. As far as the reel seat goes, it was pretty obvio...
by evilcatfish
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 281
Views: 28793

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

So, retailers are dropping the price on the Levante series. Discontinuing them or introducing new versions? Could we be seeing TWO new series from MB this year? Or has the floor of the new XX lineup been lowered to compete in the 200-250 demographic? Personally, I hope it’s all true!!!! :D Strictly...
by evilcatfish
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 281
Views: 28793

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

papagravey wrote: And if we get a diablo spec r wanted to try one for chatterbaits but did not have the money when they got discontinued unfortunately


I really hope they keep this model, or have something similar. I want another one! looking forward to more info...
by evilcatfish
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quality Lead/Tungsten BALL Jigheads
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Quality Lead/Tungsten BALL Jigheads

Here is a 3/8oz 4/0 he did for me. $8.99 shipped for 10 seems fair to me
by evilcatfish
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quality Lead/Tungsten BALL Jigheads
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Quality Lead/Tungsten BALL Jigheads

I've been buying some lead ball jigs and other things off a eBay seller named toadzilla14, or "Hazies Dazie Lures" on Facebook. He doesn't have a ton of configurations listed but has been able to fulfill my special requests without issue. I think his standard hooks are mustad but I wouldn'...
by evilcatfish
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 281
Views: 28793

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

I'm guessing they are using the same seat found on the new destroyers and xxx series...

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