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by chreim20
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears

Yes it is. The kits in stock at The Tackle Trap include the Carbontex drag stack for the upgrade. Metanium MGL Brass Gear Sets It does not have the 7.4 gear set in right game, just left hand. Yes true, I believe the pinion is on back order on the RH sets in that ratio. I wasn't sure whether you nee...
by chreim20
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears

bronzefly wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Yes it is. The kits in stock at The Tackle Trap include the Carbontex drag stack for the upgrade.

Metanium MGL Brass Gear Sets
It does not have the 7.4 gear set in right game, just left hand.
by chreim20
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears

Hey, I'm sure someone has done this to one of their Metaniums, what are the part numbers? I have the 7.4 gear ratio. Is it the curado k drive gear and the metanium mgl pinion gear?


Thanks guys!
by chreim20
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Re: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod

Hey ShimanoFan, Really enjoyed your post and I think your spot on. I try to buy American when I can. I have two sons that play baseball, they are 5 and 7. They use Nokona baseball gloves, the only baseball gloves made in the USA in Nocona, Texas. Sure, they were $230 a piece when everyone else is us...
by chreim20
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Re: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod

Every rod is now outsourced except the cara. Word is when they release the new cara line they will also be outsourced. I wish I could source the 6’10 rod blanks to build on. You can. I source mine on ebay and craigslist all the time and every now and then I find them in pawn shops and I never pass ...
by chreim20
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Re: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod

falcon wrote:Awesome rod and really can do it all. Miss my falcons but their decision to outsource keeps me fromgoing back
What do you mean outsource? Like have their rods made overseas?
by chreim20
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Re: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod

I'm surprised it's a do it all rod, what about hollow body frogs in sparse cover or open water? It kind of feels like an old IMX 844c rod I use to own.
by chreim20
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod

I just picked up this rod and was wondering what techniques people like to use with it?
by chreim20
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?

For bottom contact baits I like to use a 6 gear speed ratio actually. I use to use a 7 speed but for some reason when I was using the 6 gear I was catching more fish. I think the slower gear ratio slowed me down a little and allowed me to get more bites. I've had several 8 speed reels and I only lik...
by chreim20
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: Rod Shipping

Yes, actually today, I went to ship a rod through FedEx and it was crazy high, like well over a $100. However, I cut the tube down as far as possible and got an estimate through USPS and it was $20. I think when you get over 90 inches for the l x w x h then they start charging a lot more, like a sur...
by chreim20
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Ordering from Japan... Metanium MGL???
Replies: 22
Views: 3029

Re: Ordering from Japan... Metanium MGL???

I've never had a bad experience ordering from Japan. I've bought from a few websites which are: digitaka japan lure shop japan tackle plat I've also bought from a couple good sellers on ebay, they are: omotenashi-japan47 ibuyjp I bought a reel two weeks ago from omotenashi-japan47 on ebay in the mid...
by chreim20
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 43681

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

In the last month, I have casted the Metanium MGL, Chronarch MGL, and the Bantam MGL on the same rod using 30 pound braid on each, and I can cast further, with less effort using the Bantam MGL than the other two. It's a little heavier, but palms better and feels like a quality reel. Needless to say,...
by chreim20
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 43681

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

LgMouthGambler wrote:Great, the pawl is plastic. :doh:
LOL ](*,)
by chreim20
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 43681

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

Finally got mine in. I added one bearing to each knob and a bearing to the worm gear. It feels super solid. Its smaller than the chronarch but just by a smidge. Its mainly just shorter. The 84mm on the hg seems right at home on this reel. (I am a fan of the 90mm). The spool access side plate is ver...
by chreim20
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 43681

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

Hey guys, I did a small first impressions write up if anyone cares to read it. I've got some pictures included as well. Here is the link: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=77863