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by JBcrankaddict
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Budget salt water casting reel
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Budget salt water casting reel

SLX. Shimano’s are real easy to maintain, which is very important for a saltwater reel. Have no experience with that reel, but hear they are good casters that feel solid.
by JBcrankaddict
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano 18 Bay Game 151
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Shimano 18 Bay Game 151

30lb braid is about as high as I would go with these reels based on capacity. I can dump the whole spool of 30 with some 5/8oz lures. Might want something a little bigger with more capacity for heavy braid. They are small, light, powerful and a lot of fun to use though. I was in the same boat, unsur...
by JBcrankaddict
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano 18 Bay Game 151
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Shimano 18 Bay Game 151

I work for a Shimano repair facility and we can't even get parts for JDM reels. Schematics are in Japanese. I wish it were different... I'll ask Shimano about it at ICAST in July. Most every part for the frame(gears, driveshaft, idle gears, clutch) swaps from the Curado 70. I’ve got brass gears fro...
by JBcrankaddict
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1373
Views: 268995

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

jbsoonerfan wrote:8.2 caught in 5 FOW on 3-24-19 on a Greenfish spinnerbait in Sungill
That’s one thick fish! Nice work. Spinnerbaits still get the job done!
by JBcrankaddict
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1373
Views: 268995

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

JDLaman wrote:Outstanding Jeff! Great pics. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks JD! Hope you have been getting some time in as well, spring is almost here!
by JBcrankaddict
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano 18 Bay Game 151
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Shimano 18 Bay Game 151

Looks to be very similar to the Stile SS, which comes with the old SVS system with finesse brakes. No outside dial. These brakes are light enough to allow very free casting with one brake on, and can cast as well as the newer SVS system with dial. Here’s a listing for a spare spool where you can see...
by JBcrankaddict
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1373
Views: 268995

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

The water is so clear right now, sightfishing has been amazing! Big redfish cruising all day. https://i.postimg.cc/j5WJyr1X/930-F927-E-882-D-4-FBD-8-EBA-2-CB850-E29-B88.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/zGjWr7Wn/084-A2-B63-CB62-4-DDC-9248-33758-DA0-AE35.jpg Decided to try out a Conquest842 for 3/8oz chatterb...
by JBcrankaddict
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 895
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: NRX 895

I use one for punching and it’s done a good job. Had to change the way I hold the rod, but works for me. I lock the rod butt under my forearm so the rod can’t tilt up and down and lift my whole arm with the rod instead of just the wrist. Don’t feel the tip heaviness when I fish this way. Working wit...
by JBcrankaddict
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Strike King Thunder Cricket
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Strike King Thunder Cricket

My biggest question is why aren’t any of these US companies using weedguards on their chatterbait’s? The Break Blade uses a dual titanium weedguard, and they come through grass and wood better than anything I’ve used. Really amazing what they can fish through. For $10-$16, you would think they would...
by JBcrankaddict
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 213
Views: 11524

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

I realize no one has used these over time yet, but how strong is the paint? Anyone had it open to see if it’s painted inside and out? Definitely interested in using this reel inshore after seeing it listed as saltwater capable on a few sites, but the paint has to be tough for the frame to hold up ov...
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: shimano cumara reation
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: shimano cumara reation

Love the 7’ H/MF for frogging as well! That action is perfect for keeping big frog fish pinned. That rod was super versatile and could fish so many things well including big topwater, jigs, chatterbaits/spinnerbaits and of course Crankbaits. A BDS 3 felt perfect on this rod but threw as small as the...
by JBcrankaddict
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Modified full handle on NRX
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Modified full handle on NRX

I would advise you to be very careful using the Grip Savers over cork handles. They are fine if you remove and replace them constantly, allowing the cork to dry out. If you leave them on for a longer period of time, water gets under it and will rot out your cork. If you could figure out a way to sea...
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1373
Views: 268995

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Really got to test out the 843c Conquest yesterday with some heavy cover redfish action. These 10lb+ fish were hanging around these razor sharp reef modules and submerged rock piles, and would definitely try to take you right back into them. This one ate in the opening on the left side of pic, and d...
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1373
Views: 268995

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/forum-bucket/monthly_2019_03/AEE5952A-FAB1-41FB-86DD-62E13245332E.thumb.jpeg.d355d78e7b055502a8b52c01418bd598.jpeg Fished all day on Lake Okeechobee without seeing any gators until this guy hit my Megabass 110 mag half way back to the boat. First gator on a jerkba...
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Imakatsu Gekiasa 2 Alive Roller/Foot Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: Imakatsu Gekiasa 2 Alive Roller/Foot Magic

Finally got a confirmation email, hopefully I’ll have these by mid week. Gotta say, some of these colors make me :lol: Definitely puts a different spin on orange! https://i.postimg.cc/FzLbkgqw/22454868-7-EB9-491-A-9868-ACDCE8-EA1-FFB.png I honestly have a feeling this pattern would slay the pike. 8...