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by Afrayedknot
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel Casualty
Replies: 21
Views: 2376

Re: Reel Casualty

Shocked to see the lews team lite and 51e mentioned here :shock: :shock:

Those are my favorites, especially the 51e!
by Afrayedknot
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado "i" ... is this the end ?
Replies: 70
Views: 6952

Re: Curado "i" ... is this the end ?

I don't think im alone in feeling that they should just bring back the 50/51e and 200/201e :crying: :crying: :crying:

Can't even get em used nowadays
by Afrayedknot
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Cousins rods
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Cousins rods

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Cousins_ ... COUCR.html

Anyone get their hands on any of these rods? The components and build quality look quite nice.
by Afrayedknot
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Revo S Braking Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Revo S Braking Issue

If it is the gen 3 with "pitch centrifugal braking" then 3 blocks are always on and the other 3 can be turned on or off. I could have picked up one of these cheap but this feature kept me from it Not quite how it works.. All 6 brakes can be in the on or off position. 3 brakes are stationa...
by Afrayedknot
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Enigma Rods
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Enigma Rods

Anyone get their hands on these yet? I must say I am intrigued by the microwave guides and the aesthetics are quite nice as well.
by Afrayedknot
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch ci4+ vs lews team lite
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: Chronarch ci4+ vs lews team lite

Ended up biting the bullet. Got a pretty good deal on fleabay and it arrived yesterday. The reel does cast really nicely and reminds me of shimano VBS casting behavior. The external dial is more convenient though. I was throwing a 3/8 oz jig a solid 30 yds with half swing casts (trees were behind me...
by Afrayedknot
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: The biggest B.S. ever
Replies: 31
Views: 3686

Re: The biggest B.S. ever

Sorry but no matter what line or line combination you choose it should never yield to less than half of the other setup. That's has to be operator error. If you say it's a few feet less or easier to backlash then I could believe that. I'm going to have to agree. The difference in weight between a m...
by Afrayedknot
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: The biggest B.S. ever
Replies: 31
Views: 3686

Re: The biggest B.S. ever

What bait was it? Keep in mind that with heavier lures, a spool with more weight (mono backing rather than braid) will cast better/further, and the opposite is true with lighter lures. Aaron Martens seems use more finesse / lighter tactics so perhaps the braid backing helps him with those.
by Afrayedknot
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa's Icast releases
Replies: 36
Views: 3060

Re: Daiwa's Icast releases

I'm very skeptical... how can the new Steez retail for $200 less than the discontinued Steez EX if they're virtually identical as has been suggested here? That is a substantial price drop! Surely replacing the Magnesium (gear) sideplate with Zaion does not equate to a $200 reduction. What am I miss...
by Afrayedknot
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Extra fast or fast?
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: Extra fast or fast?

Yes you should be fine with that set up as long as the rod is not too powerful for the size weights and baits you are using.
by Afrayedknot
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Extra fast or fast?
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: Extra fast or fast?

I had that rod a year or so back and found the action to be a true extra fast. I personally am not a fan of extra fast action, but as long as you are not using braid you should be fine with Texas rigs. If you are using braid, there will be no give in either the rod or line, so you will miss the fish...
by Afrayedknot
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa's Icast releases
Replies: 36
Views: 3060

Re: Daiwa's Icast releases

Thank you for clarifying the right/left concern. As for the Steez, I am only confused because TT states it is the imported SS SV rebranded as a Steez with 12 vs 8 bearings. To me it looks like a steez, but they held it and spoke to the Reps first hand. Let's hope it is a typo/mistake. The sideplate...
by Afrayedknot
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Been out of it for a while -- top choices in $150 pricepoint
Replies: 20
Views: 2119

Re: Been out of it for a while -- top choices in $150 pricep

Zodias is definitely solid but it's above the pricepoint. IMO, the Omen Black had three weaknesses: questionable handle/reel seat, cheap/lousy components, and poor build quality. If you're ever picking through some Omens on a rack, prepare yourself for a lot of frowning. However, these flaws were o...
by Afrayedknot
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Been out of it for a while -- top choices in $150 pricepoint
Replies: 20
Views: 2119

Been out of it for a while -- top choices in $150 pricepoint

Last year I remember feeling pretty confident about the top rod choices in this range, but with all these releases at Icast and new series, things have changed.

Which rods between $100 and $160 or so top the charts in your opinion?
by Afrayedknot
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: New updated Omen Black
Replies: 55
Views: 9279

Re: New updated Omen Black

Are the new omens that are fast action a bit slower than the old omens? I found that my 7'1 mh omen is as fast as many extra fast action rods, which might be good for some techniques but I'd rather have the action be slower to be more viable as an all around rod.

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