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by Hennessy
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 87
Views: 4007

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Brass gears, DEFINITELY getting a 7 gear ratio for my 7’3mh poison adrena for chatterbaits/spinnerbaits. Possibly a 8 gear ratio, depending on how that gun metal finish looks on a green 893 nrx
by Hennessy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NXR 873 vs 893
Replies: 20
Views: 768

Re: NXR 873 vs 893

When I had an 893c and was throwing some 1/4 oz. stuff, I had an Aldebaran on it. I know it seems like a weird combo. Could have used a slightly longer handle, but it did the job nicely. I had a alde 50 on mine also for awhile. If that alde 50/mgl came in a XG model, that would be my #1 option for ...
by Hennessy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NXR 873 vs 893
Replies: 20
Views: 768

Re: NXR 873 vs 893

I agree with you! Now, what reel do I put on the 893? Tackle tour way to go is get both rods. I fish similar weighs that you’re referring to & theres a need for both rods in my lineup. I started with a curado 70xg on my 893, then the Metanium mgl, now I have jdm steez sv tw xh. That rod is so light...
by Hennessy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Disappointed
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Re: Disappointed

Maybe I have reached a point of diminishing returns in that I have enough high end rods that there is not a wow factor still out there. I have and NRX and Daiwa Steez 76MML- and a Daiwa Steez 71MHXF-AGS which is not much compare to some of you collectors but these would be considered close to flag ...
by Hennessy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

joekaz wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Tzlure.com mentions the 2020 Metanium. They misspelled Shimano :lol:
Awesome find! Now we need a translator \:D/
by Hennessy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Steez Bottom Contact & Shimano Poison Adrena
Replies: 24
Views: 2071

Re: Steez Bottom Contact & Shimano Poison Adrena

Gary, What graphite is being used in this Steez AGS bottom contact? SVF or Toray 1100G? And what is the total weight of this rod? SVF Nanoplus X45. Approximately 160g or 5.6 oz. Just when I thought the poison Adrena was the rod of 2019, this steez comes out. I’m surprised at the weight of the rod, ...
by Hennessy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Opinions on best Dobyns rod for jigs
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: Opinions on best Dobyns rod for jigs

If money wasn’t a issue, I’d look past dobyns. I went thru 2 generations of the extreme lineup b4 I decided to stop tryin to beat that dead horse. Sensitivity is my #1 thing I look in a jig rod and it just wasn’t there. My suggestions are nrx, zbone, steez ags or evening the new steez bottom contact...
by Hennessy
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Landbigfish and American Legacy are discounting the Metanium mgls for $299..........new model [-o<
by Hennessy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

I know the jdm market usually be the first to leak things out but no YouTube videos out yet. Mainly interested in baitcast reels as I’m more than happy with the one stradic ci4 I’ve got. I know the curado 70 has been on clearance & I did hear talks about a curado 70mgl awhile back. I think it’s clos...
by Hennessy
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Jdm 19 Antares & Metanium DC close in price, which one?
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

Re: Jdm 19 Antares & Metanium DC close in price, which one?

The spool is larger in diameter on the Antares which is made for heavier lures. The smaller diameter of the Metanium will help with lighter lures. Think big tires on a truck vs. stock tires. It's much easier to get the smaller tires rolling from a dead stop. With that being said the line capacity s...
by Hennessy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Jdm 19 Antares & Metanium DC close in price, which one?
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

Jdm 19 Antares & Metanium DC close in price, which one?

Was fortunate to cut a check last week at my regional & figured now is a good time for a new reel . At Digitaka, the 19 Antares is $431 & the Metanium DC is $414. I played with the Metanium dc a few years ago on a topwater setup & when I realized the Metanium mgl was noticeably a farther casting ree...
by Hennessy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 186
Views: 35485

Re: New Poison Adrena

Hennessy thanks for the write up, pretty spot on with what you are mentioning. I went out last week and spooned in 50 ft with the 7’3 and it performed very well. I also threw some bigger topwaters on it and landed every fish without any fear of the backbone pulling the hooks out. Seems odd but the ...
by Hennessy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 186
Views: 35485

Re: New Poison Adrena

Decided to worm fish my 7’3mh yesterday even though this is goin to be my dedicated chatterbait/ spinnerbait rod. This is my thoughts of the rod after only fishin bottom contact baits all year on loomis nrx rods. 1/4oz Texas rig zoom trick worms, zoom mag 2, 7” robo worms & 10lb pline tactical floro...
by Hennessy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 186
Views: 35485

Re: New Poison Adrena

First impression of the 7’3mh is what a amazing rod. For right at $300 after the labor day sale its a steal. By the lure rating I was expecting a “stout” mh, rating is right on point. Have a 7.4:1 metanium mgl & id give the balance almost a perfect 10. So far I’ve only fished a 3/8 scrounger. Going...
by Hennessy
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 186
Views: 35485

Re: New Poison Adrena

First impression of the 7’3mh is what a amazing rod. For right at $300 after the labor day sale its a steal. By the lure rating I was expecting a “stout” mh, rating is right on point. Have a 7.4:1 metanium mgl & id give the balance almost a perfect 10. So far I’ve only fished a 3/8 scrounger. Going...