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by GRH
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 225
Views: 35616

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

I have the 842 and 843, and the 842 throws 1/4 ounce baits far better than the 843....i don't pull out the 843 until I get to 1/2 ounce. Thanks for the information, just to be clear, your 842 and 843 is the Conquest models and not NRX? I have the NRX 842C and have relegated it to pond fishing for b...
by GRH
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 225
Views: 35616

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Hey guys, I'm thinking about upgrading from NRX to Conquest. Ideally, I would like to have a rod with the power between my NRX 852C JWR and NRX 843C MBR, I also have the NRX 842C MBR but it's just too wimpy in both tip and backbone power. After reading this thread it sounds like the Conquest 842C mi...
by GRH
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2 piece casting rod for bank fishing
Replies: 31
Views: 3444

Re: 2 piece casting rod for bank fishing

Yes I'm looking for an even split 2 piece, snooping around different sites i've narrowed it down to these models : Shimano poison adrena 1610M-2 Illex/Ashura Deliverance B2102M Shimano Expride 166M2 Which model would you recommend ? Looking forward to your input. I can't directly comment on the Shi...
by GRH
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2 piece casting rod for bank fishing
Replies: 31
Views: 3444

Re: 2 piece casting rod for bank fishing

Yes I'm looking for an even split 2 piece, snooping around different sites i've narrowed it down to these models : Shimano poison adrena 1610M-2 Illex/Ashura Deliverance B2102M Shimano Expride 166M2 Which model would you recommend ? Looking forward to your input. I can't directly comment on the Shi...
by GRH
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL Professional Grade
Replies: 12
Views: 2188

Re: Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL Professional Grade

A wise man once said, "People from your own town don't respect you". They like foreign products more around here, it's more exotic I guess. I wouldn't say it is purely for exotic, but the domestic are 90% made in China. I haven't looked at other domestic lines, but on the back of the Tril...
by GRH
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL jdm vs usdm
Replies: 24
Views: 3473

Re: MGL jdm vs usdm

opps, deleted.
by GRH
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL Professional Grade
Replies: 12
Views: 2188

Re: Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL Professional Grade

I believe I fished 25lb for flipping a couple of years ago and didn't like how it fluffed up on the spool. But that was after using braid for years. I am full time flouro now for all but punching. I should try it again and see if it was just my learning curve with managing flouro. :?: ??? You must ...
by GRH
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL Professional Grade
Replies: 12
Views: 2188

Re: Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL Professional Grade

Thanks guys for the replies. I wonder, and this is not a jab at anyone, how many have actually compared Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL Professional with other fluorocarbons, or do the majority just use a JDM line because someone said " I fish JDM line because it's the best ". Just a thought,...
by GRH
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium MGL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Re: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium M

Agreed, there is a very noticeable difference between the two. Yesterday it hit 100-degrees again, so no water time with the MGL yet. But... I couldn't stand it any longer and put the MGL on an NRX 852C and went under some shade trees in the back yard :). Using 1/8 and 1/4 oz. washers and with 4 bra...
by GRH
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium MGL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Re: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium M

Thank you to Bantam, Phatbass and everyone for all the information and comments. What I have learned through this thread is the 13' Metanium has a tapered line guide made of SiC and the new Metanium MGL has been upgraded to Titanium. Also, the MGL models still have handles that are interchangeable w...
by GRH
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium MGL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Re: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium M

Hey Batam and Phatbass; Received the Metanium MGL150 today. Yes, there is a different appearence between the Line Guides on the MGL and 13' Metanium. On the 13' MET it looks like a dark titanium color and on the MGL it looks like smooth brass! :? Is there a version of titanium with a brass color fin...
by GRH
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL Professional Grade
Replies: 12
Views: 2188

Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL Professional Grade

OK, been silent hoping somebody else would recommend the fluorocarbon line I use. Why no love for Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL Professional grade? It's marketed mostly as a spinning reel line, but it works great with my Metaniums too. I use either 8 or 10 pound and am very happy with how man...
by GRH
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium MGL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Re: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium M

Thanks Bantam,

That's some good information. In another thread someone said the MGL tapered line guide is now made of titanium, was the 13' Metanium different?
by GRH
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium MGL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Re: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium M

Thanks, that's good to hear.

MGL arrives Thursday, first thing to do is put the 96mm handle on, then spool it with line, and then... wait for the temperature to get below the 90s before hitting the water. Might be a long wait. :(
by GRH
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium MGL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Will Metanium 13' XG Handle Shank fit the New Metanium MGL?

Hi Bantam, (or anyone who knows the answer)

I have a Metanium MGL 150 on the way. Will my extra Metanium 13' XG 96mm Handle Shank fit the new MGL? Hopefully it will because Shimano's website doesn't have any parts for the Metanium MGL models yet. :(

Thanks

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