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by Patex
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid with leader for crankbaits
Replies: 23
Views: 5145

Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

nd1225 wrote:Anyone have issues with micro guides when using leader?

Yes, keep going back to my old rods with standard guides. The other option is FG knot but it's a pain to tie it and it will still rub.
by Patex
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ZenMarket
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: ZenMarket

I have no experience with ZenMarket but if it is like Buyee then you may not find out the shipping costs until they buy the item on your behalf and give you the bill. I agree, got burnt with extortionate shipping charges and there is no way to cancel or reverse. Rakuten is better and now they have ...
by Patex
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Bfs line
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Bfs line

I use a lot Duel Armoured F-Pro braid and JDM Super Fireline because it is hard body PE with FC leader. I been using BFS reels since 2013 and found that soft PE does not behave properly. I use a lot of straight FC Sunline Shooter BMS and Invisible. I fish a lot of narrow rivers and canals with veget...
by Patex
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis MBR 842 GLX
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: G. Loomis MBR 842 GLX

I have the MBR842 GLX as well. Mainly use it for spinnerbaits and bottom contact but I used it with squarebills, shallow cranks as well. Very versatile rod, had mine for at least 10 years, would never part with it.
by Patex
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 17 Shimano Z-Pride
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: 17 Shimano Z-Pride

I used my friends Z-pride for a couple of casts and it's a nice reel, but I don't see much benefit over my Steez with the NRC001M and PG spools. I found the Z-pride to be not as comfortable to palm as the Steez. I think at this level it's down to brand preference, looks rather than major difference ...
by Patex
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Mail Call
Replies: 56
Views: 2319

Re: Mail Call

Finally got this handle installed...all I can say is Bigly (or Big League).. What! Phermone Cherry came to the US and stole Ike's Tokyo Rig? The Pheremone Cherry by Goober, marketed in Japan since 2016. Note the lack of swivels and split rings-not needed. Check out that Dolive Beaver, I can just en...
by Patex
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Alphas Ito
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Megabass Alphas Ito

Teal101 wrote:They are standard like the Alphas. The magnet assembly makes a great swap into the Zonda as the logo is still visible with the clear sideplate and it allows for a better cast in my opinion and the use of the Cosugi spools in the Zonda.

Thank you, great info.
by Patex
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas finesse spools
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Alphas finesse spools

After using the ktf v2, cosugi works, and zonda spool, my recommendation would be the megabass route. It’s the easiest to find and offers great performance. I agree in principle with the hooligan. The only caveat I would say is that the Megabass Zonda spool performs very well in the Zonda since tha...
by Patex
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Alphas Ito
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Megabass Alphas Ito

Does anyone know if the original Megabass Alphas Ito has stronger magnets like the Zonda vs the standard Alphas?
Thank you.
by Patex
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass IS 71 hyper lariat
Replies: 29
Views: 2788

Re: Megabass IS 71 hyper lariat

Thank you that is reassuring, still a great reel so I am just going to stick IS honeycomb spool back and continue using it for finesse.

Polfkish1 , I would have to choose again I would just get the new Steez TWS for distance.
by Patex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass IS 71 hyper lariat
Replies: 29
Views: 2788

Re: Megabass IS 71 hyper lariat

I know the last post is from 2011. I have been using this reel for a few years now with the IS honeycomb spool as a powerfinesse setup. Last weekend for the first time I put the original IS deep spool back and it came to me as a shock how limited the casting distance was. :shock: I was just wonderin...
by Patex
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Educate me on high end JDM UL.
Replies: 37
Views: 2809

Re: Educate me on high end JDM UL.

I had the Graphiteleader Finezza older version but sold it, I was not as crisp as I expected. I own 4 of the Evergreen Salty Sensation (yes you read it right :D ) from their range. I am looking to acquire another 2 versions. I only heard good things about the TIct rods but sticking to Evergreen. I’...
by Patex
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Educate me on high end JDM UL.
Replies: 37
Views: 2809

Re: Educate me on high end JDM UL.

I had the Graphiteleader Finezza older version but sold it, I was not as crisp as I expected. I own 4 of the Evergreen Salty Sensation (yes you read it right :D ) from their range. I am looking to acquire another 2 versions. I only heard good things about the TIct rods but sticking to Evergreen. I’...
by Patex
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Educate me on high end JDM UL.
Replies: 37
Views: 2809

Re: Educate me on high end JDM UL.

I had the Graphiteleader Finezza older version but sold it, I was not as crisp as I expected. I own 4 of the Evergreen Salty Sensation (yes you read it right :D ) from their range. I am looking to acquire another 2 versions. I only heard good things about the TIct rods but sticking to Evergreen.
by Patex
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: If I need new BFS reel?
Replies: 94
Views: 3890

Re: If I need new BFS reel?

The only rod I've ever owned that was made in Japan, with documentation to prove it was a couple of Olympic Graphiteleaders. They actually roll their own blanks in Japan. I know Evergreen uses some of their blanks as well, but I don't know if they're assembled in Japan All my Evergreen rods are mad...

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