Search found 242 matches

by fishballer06
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Biospawn
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Biospawn

A little expensive, but they've got some good looking baits. I like the Plasmatail for shakeyheads. The Exoswim seems like a solid swimbait. And that new Vilebug looks like a sweet flipping bait. I'm looking to pick up a pack or two and test those out.
by fishballer06
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL 8 vs. 7
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: Bantam MGL 8 vs. 7

I haven't personally compared the two, but I would assume that with this frame and gearing pair, there would be no lost torque between the ratios.
by fishballer06
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL
Replies: 57
Views: 7523

Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

I was going to pick up another K series or two... Looks like I'll be getting a pair of Bantam's instead. Can't wait to try it out.
by fishballer06
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shady / Legit Websites for Rods?
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Shady / Legit Websites for Rods?

TW does price matching...
by fishballer06
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K gears
Replies: 71
Views: 10302

Re: Curado K gears

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:Agreed, mine has a HH swept carbon handle, HH air beaings and yumeya shallow spool, this was the last thing it really needed to become amazing.


That's cool and all, but that Spyderco though...
by fishballer06
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fishing rods
Replies: 4
Views: 1907

Re: Fishing rods

Want it look like a hick? Drive around with your rods sticking straight up out of your truck bed. Want to see how easy it is to break a rod? Drive around with your rods sticking straight up out of your truck bed. Low flying birds, large bugs, rocks/salt being thrown up off of tires, etc. are bound t...
by fishballer06
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ZPI The-Pride vs Metanium tuned with ZPI parts
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: ZPI The-Pride vs Metanium tuned with ZPI parts

I thought it was pretty interesting that it has magnetic brakes in it, rather than the traditional centrifugal braking system. That should turn it into a completely different reel in terms of casting.

The straight handle is also odd... :-s
by fishballer06
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Senko/Neko Rod
Replies: 19
Views: 3737

Re: New Senko/Neko Rod

David,

I agree with you. But I said Neko, not Ned.

I'm really leaning towards the 852C in either the IMX Pro or GLX (if I can find the right deal). But the Expride is still in contention.
by fishballer06
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My first Megabass
Replies: 25
Views: 6259

Re: My first Megabass

Shimano is on to something with these dust black finished reels (Exsense and Curado K). Man they look sharp.
by fishballer06
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Big ups to Shimano!!
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Big ups to Shimano!!

=D>
by fishballer06
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Re: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White

Great write up. Like you mentioned, I'm in the camp of thinking this may be the best Curado yet. We'll see how it stands up over time.
by fishballer06
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 2018 Shimano Bantam casting reel
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: 2018 Shimano Bantam casting reel

mrpao wrote:Personally, I think its kind of ugly.


I agree. It looks ugly and lower end. Hopefully these are early prototype's and they'll clean them up for production.
by fishballer06
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano Aldabaran
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Shimano Aldabaran

It's got a shallow spool and limited line capacity, so bombing a rattle trap out there isn't going to work too well.
by fishballer06
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas SV or Other?
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Re: Alphas SV or Other?

I've never thrown hardbaits with my SV105, but I don't see why it wouldn't handle it.

However, my Chronarch MGL with 11lb. Defier on it will bomb a 1/4oz. Baby 1-. The MGL spools are very versatile.
by fishballer06
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Orochi XX - Extreme Mission Type F - Do I need it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2443

Re: Orochi XX - Extreme Mission Type F - Do I need it?

Got her in quickly and safely from TT. For you southerner's who are wondering, yes, that is a snowy background.


Image

Go to advanced search