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by JBcrankaddict
Thu May 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 99
Views: 5248

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

No one is saying bearing supported pinion gear is useless. What's useless is giving it a name and print the logo on the box like its something new Shimano has invented. I gotcha. But without them indicating that it's something new on their reels, how would they advertise that feature exists? It see...
by JBcrankaddict
Wed May 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 99
Views: 5248

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

The Abus that I have owned were good reels, until the thumb bar stopped working which is a pretty major problem, especially when wade fishing where you normally bring only 1 reel. The reels performed well and were comfortable to use, but that thumb bar issue(which was very common) was when I had to ...
by JBcrankaddict
Thu May 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Lake Powell FLORIDA
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Lake Powell FLORIDA

I've fished those dune lakes several times, and you never know what you will catch in there. Some hold lots of bass, redfish and trout with lots of other bonus species mixed in. If the water is clear, it's hard to beat a jerkbait, and my best recommendation is an Xrap 08 in Olive Green. That little ...
by JBcrankaddict
Thu May 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 180
Views: 20993

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

For somebody who fished CNQ 842c and CNQ 843c, how would you estimate real lure test for both rods? 843c official test 7-21 g 842c 7-18 g is it really just 3g difference in lure weight separates both? 842 is best with lures in the 1/4-1/2oz range and the 843 best with 3/8-3/4oz. Have gone above and...
by JBcrankaddict
Wed May 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano ICAST 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Old Exsence DC?
by JBcrankaddict
Wed May 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 180
Views: 20993

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

For somebody who fished CNQ 842c and CNQ 843c, how would you estimate real lure test for both rods? 843c official test 7-21 g 842c 7-18 g is it really just 3g difference in lure weight separates both? By the way, here is what Shimano Japan recommends (red circle - excellent, white - good, triangle ...
by JBcrankaddict
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1285
Views: 220627

Re: Where are the shimanos?

Stile SS Hg- Loving these little reels. Super smooth, lightweight, aluminum frame, brass gears, carbon drag washers and the drag clicker is sweet when those redfish take off. Definitely works great as a finesse reel. Spool is slightly shallower than my Curado/Core 50s, but has plenty of power to tak...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1240
Views: 183614

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

Nice red! Yep, I have had a gator decide to eat my bait a few times, mostly on Seminole and the Stick Marsh, but in a couple of ponds down in south GA, too....and never anything that size! Unless they are 3 ft or less, I don't even attempt to retrieve my lure lol! Thanks man! Lol, They do love to e...
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1240
Views: 183614

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

Fishing in the marsh in the spring is a lot of fun, and nothing better to throw through all the milfoil than a chatterbait. There's a really nice variety of bass, redfish, and trout in there...among other things. This redfish crushed that chatterbait off a solid rip out of the grass, and felt like h...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

Lucky Craft SKT DR. Deflects great, and has a tight action that works well any time of year. Close second would be the 1.5DD for those depths.
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium vs Chronarch
Replies: 33
Views: 1913

Re: Metanium vs Chronarch

Drag washers are also different between the 2 reels. Chronarch comes with carbon fiber washers, while the Metanium comes with the Dartanium washers. Really not an issue because they are both smooth, until those Dartaniums start to fall apart. I'd have to agree with the other posts though, if you are...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Breaking open the Chronarch MGL
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Breaking open the Chronarch MGL

I'd say they compare nicely as far as smoothness. No idea how much it increases pressure though. I swapped to CarbonTex in one of my CI4s and really can't tell the difference. I wouldn't swap them out unless you are having issues like the OP was having. The Metanium comes with the old Dartanium drag...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Breaking open the Chronarch MGL
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Breaking open the Chronarch MGL

That's the one. One question though, why swap out the drag? It comes with carbon from the factory that are very smooth. Looking for more drag pressure? What do you mean by carbon?Or did you mean to say it comes with carbon tex drag washers stock? They aren't CarbonTex, but they are factory carbon f...
by JBcrankaddict
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: .
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: .

:doh: :lol: No big deal, just curious what happened. Good luck with your purchase!
by JBcrankaddict
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: .
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: .

Hmmm, post a question about the ATAK 120, get a reply, and delete question and title :-k Oh well, just trying to help make the purchase easier.

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