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by metanium
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano Lowers the Price Barrier to DC : Their 2017 Scorpion DC
Replies: 3
Views: 2414

Re: Shimano Lowers the Price Barrier to DC : Their 2017 Scorpion DC

Edit needed : The 2017 Scorpion DC sports Daiwa's i-DC5 digital control system.

Wait, what?
by metanium
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What do i "need"
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Re: What do i "need"

The Javelin is an extremely versatile rod in the new Destroyer line up. That'd get my vote.
by metanium
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spiral x technology
Replies: 10
Views: 3837

Re: Spiral x technology

I'm guessing it's some part legitimate rod blank technology and some part marketing hype. Daiwa (X-45), Megabass (XX-4-axis carbon wrap from butt to mid-section maximizes structural integrity), and several other manufacturers employs some variation in several of their rods, so there's likely somethi...
by metanium
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Extreme HP 743/744C vs Orochi XX EMTF
Replies: 16
Views: 4398

Re: Extreme HP 743/744C vs Orochi XX EMTF

papabassin wrote:EMTF
X3, so freaking versatile and has that "it factor".
by metanium
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pitching reel
Replies: 16
Views: 3746

Re: Pitching reel

Pick up the Exsence DC (previous model). Still available on JDM websites and eBay for around 3 bills. Built like a tank, 8.0:1, and DC braking = winner.
by metanium
Tue May 16, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which 3 are you taking?
Replies: 49
Views: 8972

Re: Which 3 are you taking?

XX Perfect Pitch - Cover fishing
XX EMTF - Open Water
XX Shakey Head - Finesse
by metanium
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Metanium MG7 in saltwater
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Shimano Metanium MG7 in saltwater

I've known of several guys who fish the Metanium, Aldebaran & Cores in the salt without issues. The Metanium has aluminum gears that some consider inferior to brass under heavy use. The brass Core gears are interchangeable with the Metanium MG/MG7:
by metanium
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Search for One...
Replies: 38
Views: 10300

Re: Your Search for One...

- Rods = Megabass
- Reels = Shimano
- Fishing line = Sunline
- Hardbaits = Strike King
- Soft Baits = Yamamoto
- Apparel = SImms
- Bass Boat = Skeeter
- Motor = Yamaha
- Electric Motor = Minnkota
- Boat Electronics = Lowrance
- Truck = Toyota Tundra
by metanium
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Japan lure shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: Japan lure shop

Westbankcougar wrote:Good place to do business with. Recieved my last order in 3 days
Jrob wrote:One of my favorite shops to order from.
I completely agree with these statements. I've had nothing but positive experiences with JLS and surprisingly quick shipping times.
by metanium
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 70XG first... And second impressions
Replies: 60
Views: 15173

Re: Curado 70XG first... And second impressions

Since heavy rains kept me off the water, I removed the factory bearing and installed a pair of new Boca's in each knob this weekend. I was shocked at the amount of grease that was squeezed into the knobs from the factory. :shock:
by metanium
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 70XG first... And second impressions
Replies: 60
Views: 15173

Re: Curado 70XG first... And second impressions

Hennessy wrote:Claims that this reel can cast just as good as the metanium is interesting. Can anyone compare distance of the 70i to a daiwa sv spool reel?
I had 3-SV spooled reels, 2-Alphas SV's and 1-SSSV. Once I got the braking figured out on the 70HG (mines the Scorpion), it has outcast the SV reels for me.
by metanium
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 70XG first... And second impressions
Replies: 60
Views: 15173

Re: Curado 70XG first... And second impressions

Thanks for the info guys. Are you getting more distance with the 70 vs. 50E? I imagine the 70 is also smoother than 50E? It took me some time to get used to the braking on the 70HG, but yes I do get better distance than I did with the 50E. I've turned all 4 brakes on on the 70HG and use 2 brakes on...
by metanium
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 70XG first... And second impressions
Replies: 60
Views: 15173

Re: Curado 70XG first... And second impressions

How do you guys like it compared to the 50e? It had some big shoes to fill but I think it does it quite well. Palms a little better, a little lighter, more gear options, and the brakes are more adjustable. It's more of an evolutionary step forward instead of a revolutionary change. I agree w/Bootyt...
by metanium
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Orochi XX Jerkbait Spacial
Replies: 13
Views: 3189

Re: Orochi XX Jerkbait Spacial

Definitely makes a good topwater rod.
by metanium
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado E vs Curado I
Replies: 43
Views: 7067

Re: Curado E vs Curado I

I was surprised to read on Facebook that the I does not appear to hold up to heavy fishing compared to the E. This video should squash all the bs about the I not holding up to heavy fishing or "stripped gears" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfcBo8JqWwU Lake Fork Guy...........Yes! That's awesome! ...