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by Kschultz76
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: Levante Spinnerbait Special, Super Orochi XXX?

Great score, love that rod for square bills! At that price it’s a killer deal. Now can I justify adding the Ronin to my already full rod rack?
by Kschultz76
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Levante Stinger Shot or Loomis EX6 DS
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Megabass Levante Stinger Shot or Loomis EX6 DS

Go check out the Tackle Trap, they just got some of the original Orochi XX rods back in stock including the Dropshot Rod and Stinger Shot for 189.
by Kschultz76
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spining Rod Opinions
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: Spining Rod Opinions

I hope I can help a bit. I have a St Croix Legend Xtreme 6’8” M/XF as well as a St Croix Avid 6’6” M/F, and I have the MB Destroyer Addermine. I totally understand why Gary is recommending it so highly, it’s just a bada$$ spinning rod performance wise and handles really nicely. I’d say it’s a bit le...
by Kschultz76
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods
Replies: 63
Views: 8509

Re: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods

One of the reasons the rods now have the Spiral Architect Reel Seat instead of the previous seat is that in many cases when you are palming a reel like so many do you actually have less contact with the rod itself and you are actually feeling "reel sensitivity" and not maintaining as much...
by Kschultz76
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods
Replies: 63
Views: 8509

Re: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods

Definitely looks like a step up in the design/aesthetics department, and like the upgraded guides for sure. I am ok with the reel seat but do prefer the Fuji ECS. I was hoping for a bit more powerful all graphite cranking stick in the 7’3” range, like a big brother to the Flatside Special for mid to...
by Kschultz76
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: $300 spinning rod for bottom contact techniques
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: $300 spinning rod for bottom contact techniques

I love my Addermine, it’s a sweet stick, but I think based on my time with it that it’s got more power then a traditional Dropshot rod. So far it’s great for heavier drop shots using senkos, shakeyheads, and weightless senkos. But I think my St Croix M/F sticks still have more backbone. I also have ...
by Kschultz76
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 281
Views: 30792

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

Should be interesting to see the finished product. Increasing sensitivity and balance of these already awesome sticks at that price point would quite the feat.
by Kschultz76
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV (non TW)
Replies: 42
Views: 3106

Re: Steez SV (non TW)

Thanks again guys. Still not decided but I’ve learned a lot here to help me make my decision.
by Kschultz76
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV (non TW)
Replies: 42
Views: 3106

Re: Steez SV (non TW)

Kurt L wrote:Side by side Met MGL/13 Vs Steez SV (Non TW) the Steez is smaller in just about all respects. I can get my hand much further around it than with my Mets.

Kurt


Wow, good to know didn’t realize it was that small. Must be a lot smaller then a Zillion SV TW then. Thanks!
by Kschultz76
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV (non TW)
Replies: 42
Views: 3106

Re: Steez SV (non TW)

Interesting comments. The Steez SV103 is the same form factor as the previous Steez. Out of the reels mentioned in this thread, I would place the Steez SV103 at number 2 on my palmability list. 1) Steez SV TW, complete cradle like comfort 2) Steez, perhaps a bit wider than the SV103 (Zillion OG), b...
by Kschultz76
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV (non TW)
Replies: 42
Views: 3106

Re: Steez SV (non TW)

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to read and respond, and patience with this Daiwa newbie. I think I’m going to skip the Steez sV for now based on what I’ve heard so far about the ergonomics, and images I’ve been able to find and compare of it mounted on rods compared to reels I know. Wi...
by Kschultz76
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steel SV TW vs Aldebaran 50 HG for a MBR783c?
Replies: 18
Views: 1499

Re: Steel SV TW vs Aldebaran 50 HG for a MBR783c?

The Steez SV TW is leaps and bounds a better reel than the Aldebaran in my opinion. It's easily $200 better, and the Aldebaran is a very nice reel overall, but the palming, performance, rigidity in hand, smoothness, really everything is noticeably more refined and precise with the Steez SV TW in my...
by Kschultz76
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 281
Views: 30792

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

Agree with most that the Fuji ECS seat is just simpl, tried and true, ergonomic and gets the job done. I always know if it’s got an ECS it’s good to go. Based on experience with my FMJ I could see how the trigger on that seat could cause some discomfort. I don’t have a problem with it, but the lengt...
by Kschultz76
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV (non TW)
Replies: 42
Views: 3106

Re: Steez SV (non TW)

In terms of comfort and handling can anyone who has time with them provide some feedback comparing how low in the reel seat the Steez SV103 sits compared to the Zillion SV or Tatula Sv or even a Chronarch MGL? From what I can tell in photos the Steez appears to sit up just a bit higher and has a mo...
by Kschultz76
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV (non TW)
Replies: 42
Views: 3106

Re: Steez SV (non TW)

I think the smart move for you, if you can do it, is to find a local tackle store that has the reels in stock, and then make a trip there to handle them yourself, so you'll really know what fits you best. I would prefer to do that if I could for sure, but I don't think any brick and mortar retailer...

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