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by rockchalk06
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods without a hook keeper
Replies: 17
Views: 270

Re: Rods without a hook keeper

cortman wrote:
Never had one slip or break a band, I've used them for 2 years now.


Thank you. I may give one a shot and see how it works for me.
by rockchalk06
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods without a hook keeper
Replies: 17
Views: 270

Re: Rods without a hook keeper

cortman wrote:
I like the Fuji hook keepers a lot, I use them on my GLX rods too since that hook keeper is so tough to use.


How sturdy are they? Do they slip or the bands break very easy?
by rockchalk06
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K or Chronarch G?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Curado K or Chronarch G?

Lowest I went was 1/8 oz tungsten weight with a 7" culprit worm. So maybe just over 1/4 oz? It did pretty well. I used 10# Senshi mono and 30# J-Braid. The J-Braid was easier to manage, but both were nice. Never tried fluoro on it though. The spool is a hot rod. Bearings looked like the darker ...
by rockchalk06
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K or Chronarch G?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Curado K or Chronarch G?

Something else to think about, I fish out of my Kayak on occasion and no matter how careful I am, I always end up buggering up a reel. I'd feel better about banging up a 170 dollar reel than a 250 dollar reel. Forget banging up, I flipped for the first time a month ago, lost 2 setups including my s...
by rockchalk06
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels
Replies: 26
Views: 3986

Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

I chose the 250 as a max. Reason being is you can get some high end gear at used prices very cheap. Guy has a used Met MGL JDM reel for sale here at 275. Thats a 420 dollar reel retail. You can't beat that price. I found a used Met MG7 on the forums a few months ago for 150 shipped. Close to 4 bills...
by rockchalk06
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K or Chronarch G?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Curado K or Chronarch G?

I'm starting to think I am going to pass on the Chronarch MGL, might try my first Shimano as a Curado K and put it on a heavier duty casting combo. I really wanted a finesse casting reel different than my normal brand, but I just see so many posts of people returning the ChronMGL or having negative...
by rockchalk06
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K or Chronarch G?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Curado K or Chronarch G?

Had a Chronarch MGL and returned it. The Curado K I got recently and I like it much better. Used a little today and compared it to the 70 and it can do everything the 70 does, but feels so much more smooth and refined. As stated previously, feels like a tank. A buttery, powerful tank! Nice! That's ...
by rockchalk06
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix Avid X v's G. Loomis E6X
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: St. Croix Avid X v's G. Loomis E6X

Thanks for all the help guys. I forgot to update the thread. I returned the G. Loomis E6X. No matter how hard I wrenched the reel seat down, the reel would still flex in the seat. Tried shims and still the same. BP happened to have one regular Avid full grip in the store. It was sitting in the back ...
by rockchalk06
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1242
Views: 187896

Re: Where are the shimanos?

MediumHeavy wrote:Here’s a Curado K on a Megabass Destroyer FMJ...



Sharp!
by rockchalk06
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K or Chronarch G?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Curado K or Chronarch G?

The exception so far is the Curado K. I don't foresee getting rid of it anytime soon. This is how I'm leaning as well...I have the rod (expride 6'8MH), but no reel yet since I can't find the K anywhere in stock! How'd you get yours? I got mine from BBC (Bass Boat Central) forums in the classifieds ...
by rockchalk06
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K or Chronarch G?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Curado K or Chronarch G?

I have no experience with the Chronarch G, but I have had some time with the Chronarch MGL. Wasn't a huge fan of it. Great quality and very smooth, but I didn't like how noisy the reel was on the cast. To my understanding, the G is very close to the same reel with a different spool and some minor ch...
by rockchalk06
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1242
Views: 187896

Re: Where are the shimanos?

Rockchalk knocking it out of the park. 8-) Nice combos. Interested in your opinion of the Curado K and how it holds up to your D series reels. It palms close to the way I feel the D's do. Feels very good in the hand. I'm considering using it for Frogging at Guntersville mid October to see how it ho...
by rockchalk06
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Dobyns Colt series
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: New Dobyns Colt series

I can't imagine a rod in that price range would give me the sensitivity I want being I have tried the Fury, Sierra and Savvy with the same opinion, but if they made the 7 footer in a 5 power (Non CB model), it would make for a good frog rod. Same goes for the 705 CB. Would make for a great cheap tra...
by rockchalk06
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Metanium MGL vs Chronarch MGL
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Shimano Metanium MGL vs Chronarch MGL

Is it just me or does anyone else who has both feel like the Chronarch is actually smoother than the Metanium? Yes and no. I had two Met MGL's. Both XG's and both came from the Trap. One was smooth, quiet and a joy to fish. The other was geary, and didn't feel very well at all. Replacing both the p...
by rockchalk06
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1242
Views: 187896

Re: Where are the shimanos?

Curado 200K XG: Added 5 bearings Swapped out the silver nut for a black CH MGL nut Flushed, cleaned and lubed https://www.dropbox.com/s/tjxow25h7n9hs3t/Photo%20Aug%2016%2C%2018%2042%2055.jpg?dl=1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1n2jd5w28onloxn/Photo%20Aug%2016%2C%2018%2043%2010.jpg?dl=1 https://www.dropbo...

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