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by Big-Bass
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas 2019 vs 2017 model
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Alphas 2019 vs 2017 model

Maybe they are thinking the 2015 Alphas SV105 vs. the new CT.
by Big-Bass
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: ICAST 2019

I don't hate the TWS system on Daiwa reels, I have never have an issue with it going bad, aside from scratching a generation one Tatula Type R's and that was MY mistake. I think it is plenty solid on the Steez level reels and works fine, even though there isn't a major performance gain. This all sa...
by Big-Bass
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 926

ICAST 2019

ICAST 2019 is a month away today. Any word on what is coming out? I know there will be a new Stradic and a new Tatula but what else do you predict will be coming out this year? Thanks and best wishes on the water!
by Big-Bass
Thu May 23, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD-Z drag issue
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: TD-Z drag issue

Sounds to me like you have click leaf spring holder (looks like a cup) upside down. I bought a Fuego with this same issue. Reversed it to have the "cup" facing up and it's fine. If it is facing down, you are most likely having it dig into the rim and cause friction when reeling with the drag tighten...
by Big-Bass
Wed May 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Rapala DT6 Alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Rapala DT6 Alternative

Bandit 200.
by Big-Bass
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Chronarch 100A, SF, MG turnkey question
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Shimano Chronarch 100A, SF, MG turnkey question

the brake case on the left side plate may have been turned 180 degrees from original. also, the latch may have just been turned short of full tightness. it will still lock up but there will be a bit of play/movement in the side plate. if key is turned full range i'd check the brake case for wrong p...
by Big-Bass
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Chronarch 100A, SF, MG turnkey question
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Shimano Chronarch 100A, SF, MG turnkey question

What exactly would I have to do to do that?
by Big-Bass
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Post purple
Replies: 181
Views: 33297

Re: Post purple

Looks beautiful but WHY do you use that beautiful reel as a hook hanger instead of using a hook hanger!!!
by Big-Bass
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Post purple
Replies: 181
Views: 33297

Re: Post purple

goldrod wrote:ZPI PG spool because its not the same purple as my Steez EX 7.9 but the parts found a home
Love this!
by Big-Bass
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lew Childre BB1N and BB1NG worth
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Lew Childre BB1N and BB1NG worth

I was able to acquire a few of these reels. Two BB1N and two BB1NG that were made by Ryobi. These were before Browning and Quantum owned them...right after Lew Childre pulled production from Shimano to Ryobi in Japan. These models do not have the disengaging button on top and are in pretty decent sh...
by Big-Bass
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Luvias vs. Certate
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: Daiwa Luvias vs. Certate

Good luck and good fishing with whatever model you choose!
by Big-Bass
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Chronarch 100A, SF, MG turnkey question
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Shimano Chronarch 100A, SF, MG turnkey question

poisonokie wrote:I think you're just holding the reel upside down.
LOL! Nice...but seriously, any way to adjust it? Thank you!
by Big-Bass
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Luvias vs. Certate
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: Daiwa Luvias vs. Certate

Very durable. I did have my wedding ring smudge some of the paint at the reel stem but that is just how I hold the reels. The stem of the reel sites between my middle and ring finger so metal on painted Zaion leads to some scratches. Hope this helps!
by Big-Bass
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Chronarch 100A, SF, MG turnkey question
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Shimano Chronarch 100A, SF, MG turnkey question

Is the "Shimano" emblem supposed to be sitting upright when fully locked on the turnkey part of the palming side plate? If it is upside down when fully closed, how easy is it fix? Could it have just been installed upside down from the factory? Is it can easy fix to correct? Thanks for any/all help a...
by Big-Bass
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Luvias vs. Certate
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: Daiwa Luvias vs. Certate

The Luvias are great reels. I have two 3012H's and one 2508. They are almost as smooth as my Exist reels. If you didn't have both, you'd be hard pressed to tell. And the drag is butter smooth!