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by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best combo for a chatterbait?
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: Best combo for a chatterbait?

What he said. I use a 7'2" MH glass composite Tatula with a 6.3 Zillion TWS and 40# braid without a leader and I can't imagine a better setup. It slings a mile, is actually really sensitive but won't beat the hell out of you, has more than enough backbone to set the hook, and almost never fails...
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Zonda
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Rod for Zonda

https://i.postimg.cc/gJDjTqSL/20190222_204100.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rswsX03n/20190222_203636_HDR.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qB1gcw69/20190222_203611_HDR.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/zX3vxhn3/20190222-203429.jpg I suppose maybe this will do for now, lol. I am pinin' for the Hein, though. Does thay rhym...
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lightest backing line
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Lightest backing line

#1 Don't use electrical tape to smooth down the knot. The adhesive will get gummy and messy in the heat. Use painters tape. I really have had great luck with it and it limits the depth of any backlashes. #2 After I started this thread,I ordered a scale to find out.  My initial reading is this: on m...
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 346
Views: 22078

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Daiwa has to be aware of how popular swapping a 1016 sv spool in the steez a is. You'd think they'd just make one. I am also a huge zillion sv tw fan. I had several OG zillions in the day, and I think the current model is superior in every way. Id be all over an air metal zillion sv @ around $399. ...
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Zonda
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Rod for Zonda

Balance is pretty good on the 18 Orochi XX Diablo Spec R, a bit in front of the fore grip but not uncomfortably tip heavy. It's a very versatile rod indeed, but I prefer the US Destroyer Daemos if there's much bottom contact fishing planned. The sensitivity difference is noticeable in my hands, but...
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Getting back into BFS
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Getting back into BFS

I think you'd be fine with major craft. I love their rods. I've never heard about any quality control issues with them, certainly no broken blanks or anything like that. I think you'd like it a lot more than the St. Croix for sure. I have a couple of the panfish series spinning rods for trout and cr...
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Nautilus vs X7 Extreme Mission vs Red Demon
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: Nautilus vs X7 Extreme Mission vs Red Demon

drewlesch wrote:
hungry_cow wrote:
If I am remembering correctly...


Google translated: I was drunk when it went down...


:lol: Bandsaws and beer DO NOT MIX.
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Sub 250.00 reel
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Sub 250.00 reel

Zillion SV TW. I have been very outspoken of it. I have 2, both 7.3's. One is even serving as a BFS reel (with DIY spool) because I just enjoy fishing it so much I keep it in the car with a 2-piece BFS rod. I did a user review covering the reel some, haven't updated the review, but no need, reel is...
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Zonda
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Rod for Zonda

Hein? Excellent choice. I had the SV105HSL on my Hein for some time, then switched over to a Zonda. It's a well suited match for that reel. The choice is carbon head vs standard :lol: What about that DSR? Would it be a good match? Would it balance and would you consider it a super versatile all rou...
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Getting back into BFS
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Getting back into BFS

I highly recommend that alphas, too. I got mine "used" for $242 shipped and it's pre pimped out! Shipping from Japan took two days. https://i.postimg.cc/fy5h6ThK/20190216-154538.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/HnTgZ8Fn/20190216-154621.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/1RKPgMNq/20190216-154649-HDR.jpg http...
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 346
Views: 22078

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Made some calls today, all I got when asking about the status of the Zillion SV TW being discontinued was "it seems that way". About 3 different sources stated it pretty much the same way. Also was told the Steez CT would be unreal priced in the US. The Alphas CT might not even come state...
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Chronarch 100A, SF, MG turnkey question
Replies: 3
Views: 63

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

I think you're just holding the reel upside down.
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Sub 250.00 reel
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Sub 250.00 reel

I've never tried anything but the stock spool, but for all around use for me it would be a tall order to improve upon it. Plus you never have to worry about changing out those damn SV ramps.
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Sub 250.00 reel
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Sub 250.00 reel

The Zillion SV is my favorite all around reel ever. I'm sure the Curado DC is equally worthy of your consideration. If you get that Zillion, though, you'll love it. It will do almost everything.
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Nautilus vs X7 Extreme Mission vs Red Demon
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: Nautilus vs X7 Extreme Mission vs Red Demon

Houndfish wrote:
I had thought of that but don’t even know if the trigger is hollow or soild.


I think they're usually one solid molded piece. Even if it is hollow it wouldn't hurt to find out through sanding it, you know?

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