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by Rippin-lips
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Dialing In a Curado DC
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Dialing In a Curado DC

Setting 2 and add about 1/2 turn more spool tension than the instructions say. That was my sweet spot and it was trouble free after that.
by Rippin-lips
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Kage
Replies: 8
Views: 3119

Re: Daiwa Kage

I have a couple of them and I was surprised on how light these rods were. I have the 8'H and the umbrella rig rod. The feel great in hand. The 8'H has a Daiwa Lexa 300H WN and the umbrella rig rod has a Tatula HD. I really like the feel of both of these setups. I will say the 8'H is pretty stout it...
by Rippin-lips
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Td-z build
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Td-z build

hzzhangc wrote:Did you anodized the line guide? Looks great!

The metal insert was removed from the housing and it was painted. I only fish fresh water and I have 2 others that are painted and so far they’ve held up for over a year.
by Rippin-lips
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Td-z build
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Td-z build

Nice! I have a basket case tdz all torn down ready for paint, was thinking a white pearl or metal flake... seeing yours confirms that is the color to go with. Thanks, Forrest. I went with this color because it was left over from a Plymouth Barracuda repaint. I’m very happy with how it came out thou...
by Rippin-lips
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Td-z build
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Td-z build

bronzefly wrote:Clean, sharp, and phenomenal. The TD-Z will ALWAYS be a classic, congratulations on making this one your own. Tell us about the tuning, internals, gears, etc!!


Gary, this one is simple really. Some HH bits and 6.3 og steez gears with carbontex drag washers. Zpi be spool with sic bearings.
by Rippin-lips
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Td-z build
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Td-z build

I bought the reel for the spool and then decided the spool needed a deserving reel, so I built one. https://i.postimg.cc/tgmjZzST/59-DC9-C6-A-0-FB0-40-E0-B7-D5-30347-EC89-DA5.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NM9w1rSx/CFC2-FD17-DC0-F-403-C-9838-A237081-F525-D.jpg [url=https://postimages.org/] https://i.posti...
by Rippin-lips
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Reel Seat Question
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Reel Seat Question

Yeah it sounds like we really do. This is the exact reply I was looking for. Was there something performance related about the rod that you didnt like, that caused you to sell it? No, not at all. It was a very nice rod. I bought the rod to be paired with a Curado DC and I sold the reel, so I the ro...
by Rippin-lips
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Reel Seat Question
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Reel Seat Question

I'm looking at picking up an Expride sometime soon, and had a question about the reel seat. Is it comfortable? How does it compare to an ECS seat, and how does it compare to the new Megabass seat that you are seeing on a lot of their rods like the Orochi XX gen 2? It looks pretty similar to the Meg...
by Rippin-lips
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass levante
Replies: 92
Views: 8321

Re: Megabass levante

smallies wrote:Will Megabass ever go back to the ECS style seats :crying: :crying:


Those are old news to MB, and it’s doubtful they will go back to them. I prefer the ecs seat and the switch has made it so I’m no longer interested in any of the new MB rod offerings.
by Rippin-lips
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: buying bearings in bulk
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: buying bearings in bulk

Not all bearings are created equal, especially the cheap ones. I buy in bulk for handle knob bearings and I always end up with some junkers. No matter how many times I run them through the ultra sonic or what I clean them with. It’s of little concern since I can just toss them in the can and grab an...
by Rippin-lips
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Knob/Handle Shims
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Knob/Handle Shims

Search 4x7 shim on eBay.
by Rippin-lips
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass levante
Replies: 92
Views: 8321

Re: Megabass levante

A lot of nice changes were made to the new Levante this year. I definitely think it was more of an improvement than the xx revamp, and at least these don’t look just like the xxx rods. I really dig the locking nut on the reel seat on the new rods.
by Rippin-lips
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TD-Z Owners Guild
Replies: 222
Views: 41431

Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

My newest TDZ getting ready for paint. Sorry, painting services are not for sale.

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by Rippin-lips
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez hyper Cast spool
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Steez hyper Cast spool

It’s really not an improvement over a stock steez 100 spool. It’s also designed for lures 1/2oz +
As Adam already mentioned... adding the hlc spring to a stock steez spool will give you basically the same result.
by Rippin-lips
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?
Replies: 26
Views: 1253

Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

The SV103 with Zillion 50th 7.3 gears is my new jam. I feel the 7.3s have ever so slightly more power, slightly slower, but seem much more durable. I replaced 2 sets of 7.9s for getting rough after two seasons. The 7.3 I have is well seasoned and still smooth as glass. I just put 7.3 gears into my ...

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