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by bigturtle
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 91
Views: 3414

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

For me personally....Out of the big named reels.....Abu, Okuma, shimano, daiwa. There isn't a single reel in their line ups that oyu can't back out the spool tensioner all the way to a setting that allows for a slight bit of side to side travel. And set the brakes at a setting that will still cast ...
by bigturtle
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 91
Views: 3414

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

"Matt Baldwin3 days ago So in 20mph wind with completely subjective effort casting, your result showed a 1% difference in results and that is a win? You might want to talk to 13 Fishing and they can give you some tips on how to set up the Z because it is different than what you are used to...an...
by bigturtle
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula model differences question ...
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Tatula model differences question ...

Ya, CT is just smaller frame, because people didnt like the frame size of the original.
by bigturtle
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 91
Views: 3414

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

https://youtu.be/pYNEm4I6H8E?t=934 Remember this? big head-scratcher on so many levels Yeah, I don't know how in the world a dedicated BFS reel (SS air) can throw 1/8 oz only 70 or so feet, unless you choke the settings down so that it cannot cast freely. I have a reel with that same spool that can...
by bigturtle
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 91
Views: 3414

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

Oh but im absolutely NOT implying its a bad thing. Just saying that its not worth writing XShip on the box when Daiwa had it forever and didn't even bother calling it as a feature. I agree, but it is a useful feature when compared to something like their S3D spool (increased stability and reduced v...
by bigturtle
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 91
Views: 3414

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

https://youtu.be/pYNEm4I6H8E?t=934
Remember this? big head-scratcher on so many levels
by bigturtle
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 91
Views: 3414

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

grantman83 wrote:I think he is referencing that the concept z had the longest single cast out of the whole test at like 212 feet. The k had the highest overall average

ohhhh I see, I thought he was talking about the final results :oops:
by bigturtle
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 91
Views: 3414

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

I agree with this. In THE REEL TEST video the Z did actually get the farthest distance. Against Shimanos most important reel in their line-up the Curado K the Z without using ballbearing had the longest cast. No it didnt, curado K out cast the concept z in reel test. Look at the 11:20 mark Yes it d...
by bigturtle
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula HD 153 size
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Daiwa Tatula HD 153 size

Wonder if a 150 spool could or would replace the HD spool. Only downfall to my Tatula HD is that dang fixed inductor, even though it seems fine for now as a deep cranking/chatterbait reel... You mean if a 153 spool can fit into the original HD reel? Daiwa lists them both as 36mm spool, so im guessi...
by bigturtle
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 91
Views: 3414

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

So....basically summarizing everything on this thread. The Concept Z has proven its point and philosophy. We have developed a new one-piece bearing technology that casts equal to or better than the reels in its class you guys are so caught up in proving what will cast longer you seem to have missed...
by bigturtle
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Is there a better choice for me then sunline natural
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Is there a better choice for me then sunline natural

What do you mean by crimp?

I personally use 30lb braid to a 14lb sufix elite mono leader. Iv used the elite for a few years and really like it. Not as supple as super natural, but im using it as a leader so it doesnt matter to me.
by bigturtle
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 91
Views: 3414

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

ya, what was the "Thanks for the review! We needed a good laugh on a Friday! " left by 13 fishing on reel test's video all about? Also, im curious if this concept Z bearing will actually last longer than a standard BB and fully sealed CRBB found on shimano/daiwa reels. Maybe spray some sal...
by bigturtle
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula HD 153 size
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Daiwa Tatula HD 153 size

LowRange wrote:It appears to be the old tat frame. The shallower spool indicates that it may be a Magforce Z reel unlike the previous fixed inductor tat HDs. Is Magforce Z listed anywhere?


Yes, the 153 HD has MagForce Z
by bigturtle
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Megabass dying fish
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Megabass dying fish

Iv had one for just under a year, and I think its ok. the going left/right feature is cool, and I use it to sneak under docks, but other than that the bait itself is average. I get more strikes on my bent minnow than the dying fish.
by bigturtle
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula HD 153 size
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Daiwa Tatula HD 153 size

Anyone know if the physical size of the 153 is smaller than that of the 150? The 150 is the size of the original tatula, would 153 be of CT size?

http://www.daiwa.com/jp/fishing/item/re ... index.html

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