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by hungry_cow
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Polarized Sunglasses for low light conditions
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Polarized Sunglasses for low light conditions

I really like the Maui Jim HT glasses for overcast days and low light. Equal clarity to the 580G and work great in lower light. The Smith rose Polochromatic Ignitors are also great for your partly cloudy days and the lowlight polochromatic ignitors should be even better than the Maui Jim HT for true...
by hungry_cow
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 Fishing Concept Z
Replies: 31
Views: 2363

Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z

A lighter spool doesn't always cast further. In fact, the statement I will make is that typically a lighter spool will cast lighter baits better. Agree, a lighter spool doesn't help with distance casting, but what it does help with is ease of startup which helps cast lighter baits easier and cast b...
by hungry_cow
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SS SV plus Zpi Nrc001-m
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: SS SV plus Zpi Nrc001-m

It works very well in a TDZ, you just have to set the breaks higher than you would with a slower spool like an SV spool. Although the spool is faster it isn't "wild" like fast spools often are. Even though it is fast it doesn't overun and still only requires minimal thumbing. It is difficu...
by hungry_cow
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best rod for Whopper Plopper (sizes 110 and 130)
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: Best rod for Whopper Plopper (sizes 110 and 130)

Yea MH rods work but feel a bit underpowered with a Whopper Plopper 130. I can use my Javalin, Nautilus or Dobyns Glass Cranking 765 and they work good enough but the Black Jungle Power versatile is perfect. However with the 110 a medium heavy rod works better.
by hungry_cow
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Black Jungle 7'4" Power Versatile
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Black Jungle 7'4" Power Versatile

Yes works very well for a Whopper Plopper 130, actually my favorite bait on that rod.
by hungry_cow
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Knob Inserts?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Daiwa Knob Inserts?

Can you purchase just the Daiwa knob inserts without the knob? It would be a neat woodworking project to make burl wood knobs but would need to be able to get the middle insert part to build around.
by hungry_cow
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: TDZ / TDX is there a better platform
Replies: 31
Views: 1602

Re: TDZ / TDX is there a better platform

To me no, the TDZ platform is the best. I have a LIN 10, a Monoblock, IS 71, PX-Type R and love all of them. But notice I have one of each and really no desire to get another. I have 2 TDZ R+, an ITO, a Personal Order, and a A.O.I. in the TDZ frame. They are the best combination of comfort, casting,...
by hungry_cow
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Trouble getting knobs shimmed correctly
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Trouble getting knobs shimmed correctly

Where can you purchase these knob shims?
by hungry_cow
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Where to send my Diawa Steez for tune up.
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Where to send my Diawa Steez for tune up.

Either of those two. I have never sent a reel to tackle trap but they are a first rate company to deal with and Gary over there is an enthusiast tackle nut not just a store owner. I am sure they would do a great job. Ian Shields is who I have sent my reels to. He does a fantastic job servicing and u...
by hungry_cow
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Spool Questions ZPI/G1
Replies: 27
Views: 1146

Re: Spool Questions ZPI/G1

Put my new zpi m spool in my og steez with 10lb sniper. I had to turn the brakes up to 8 to get any real control. I liked it better in my t3 mx. I'm going to give it try in tdz. I did notice in my AOI I had to turn the breaks up higher where I am normally around 3 with a SV or RC-002 spool I had to...
by hungry_cow
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ZPI NRC001-M Spool vs RCS 1012 sv G1?
Replies: 18
Views: 1557

Re: ZPI NRC001-M Spool vs RCS 1012 sv G1?

Teal if you could also compare the new ZPI spools to the RC-002 spool that would be great. I know you have your share of those!
by hungry_cow
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Spool Questions ZPI/G1
Replies: 27
Views: 1146

Re: Spool Questions ZPI/G1

I put the M spool in my TD AOI this evening spooled with 12 lb Tatsu to try briefly for standard uses. I tried on my Tomahawk F4 Phobos with a Bandit 200 which is an ok casting lighter bait. But with this spool it cast about the same as a DT-6 which is a great casting crankbait. I tried the DT 6 and...
by hungry_cow
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Spool Questions ZPI/G1
Replies: 27
Views: 1146

Re: Spool Questions ZPI/G1

I got my ZPI M spool in today and just for kicks spooled it up with 4 lb mono and put in in a TDZ on a Megabass F1 Ultra Function to test it for finesse. I tried a ned rig with part of a senko, total weight 6 grams and it launched it over 30 yards effortlessly, tried it with a 1" grub total wei...
by hungry_cow
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Pre Rapala vs new "original wiggle warts"
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Pre Rapala vs new "original wiggle warts"

I have never used the legendary "pre Rapala" wiggle warts but have a couple of the new "original wiggle warts" these new ones hunt perfectly just like I have heard the "pre Rapala" ones are supposed to. Are the pre Rapala wiggle warts really worlds better than the curre...
by hungry_cow
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Whatever happened to firetiger?
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Whatever happened to firetiger?

Firetiger has always been one of my top producing crankbait colors and it used to be a standard color made for pretty much every model of crankbait. However now it seems like more crankbaits than not don't even have a firetiger color offered. Any ideas why this classic color has seemed to fall out o...

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