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by dennis_rf
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion sv TW 1000
Replies: 73
Views: 2310

Re: Zillion sv TW 1000

LowRange wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:59 pm
I wonder if it is just fancy speak for "we put in a stiffer spring"
C‘mon... don’t give it away just yet :cry:
by dennis_rf
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion sv TW 1000
Replies: 73
Views: 2310

Re: Zillion sv TW 1000

Daiwa using the word "Hyper" so much in the description makes me think that this thing might have ADHD! Or maybe they really were feeling some German electronic music nostalgia in their brainstorming sessions :lol: https://youtu.be/7Twnmhe948A I like the reel, as they went for the design details I ...
by dennis_rf
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Built for Finesse. Shimano's Curado MGL 70 K Baitcasters
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Built for Finesse. Shimano's Curado MGL 70 K Baitcasters

Handle, knobs and some more bearings added. I don’t think going from normal to micro gear would add weight.
by dennis_rf
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Aldebaran MGL Spool
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Aldebaran MGL Spool

I was casting my friend's aldebaran mgl with 2 internal brakes on and the dial at 3 which was perfectly fine for me. I don't anticipate going up to 6 on the dial, so I think I'll go ahead and forego the plastic housing cup (I think it's bnt5888 for the lefty). If for some reason in the future I fee...
by dennis_rf
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Aldebaran MGL Spool
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Aldebaran MGL Spool

Sorry to bring back an old thread, but I recently fished my friend’s aldebaran mgl to compare to my regular 2015 aldebaran and noticed how much smoother it felt during a cast. Although my 2015 aldebaran is a fairly smooth caster, is there something besides the mgl spool and svs infinity 2 braking s...
by dennis_rf
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Custom Drop-Shot Rod
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Custom Drop-Shot Rod

Thanks for all the info you guys shared. After reading all that guess if I go with a k2 blank it should be the 714. That should be able to handle 1/2oz weight plus the plastic. The "problem" with point blank is I don't know of a retailer in Europe. Shipping overseas is kind of a hassle. Between tra...
by dennis_rf
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Custom Drop-Shot Rod
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Custom Drop-Shot Rod

I have not tried any Point Blank rod blanks yet. They sound fantastic though but I have ready they all tend to be heavier action, no true Finesse type actions, regardless of the label (just what I read here from guys I trust, no first hand experience). Also, does anyone know what happened to the RD...
by dennis_rf
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Custom Drop-Shot Rod
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Custom Drop-Shot Rod

Here we go: Chose a 12.5” Handle length / 71,5” working length for the comparison Weight to bend down 1/3 working length (23.8”) SJ 703 Xray: 276g PB 701MLF: 390g 66A9829A-4CD5-43BC-BF43-4D3F95031F0D.jpeg Both with 50g (1.76 oz) (SJ 703 deeper bend) 9AAEA24C-72C8-49F1-969A-ED8E749CBB60.jpeg Both wit...
by dennis_rf
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Custom Drop-Shot Rod
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Custom Drop-Shot Rod

If you can wait... I have the SJ703 X-Ray here waiting to be built. Right away I can tell it’s less well balanced and has more weight to the tip than the Point Blank 701MLF. So even when built, the Point Blank should be the nicer rod in hand. Obviously I need to compare the sensitivity and can’t say...
by dennis_rf
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: BFS Blanks for T Rig?
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: BFS Blanks for T Rig?

How ia the taper on the lower powered X Ray? I built 3 heavier ones and like the material. Pick your blanks here https://www.rodhouse.fr/en/shop/rod-blanks/north-fork-composites/x-ray Press on this French Button on the product page 4308545F-82B4-4C3F-8BB4-CCCE30829AEE.jpeg Have fun comparing 8D0901...
by dennis_rf
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 2020 Met MGL vs 2019 Antares
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Re: 2020 Met MGL vs 2019 Antares

I own and love both. To me they cast the same - the most noticeable aspect is the weight. I wouldn’t put the Antares on anything lighter (actual weight and balance of the rod, not the power) than my 115g 7‘ MH rod. With that heavy of a real, lighter rods lose too much fun factor in handling.
by dennis_rf
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: BFS Blanks for T Rig?
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: BFS Blanks for T Rig?

Looking forward to see your builds, sounds promising! Instead of a simple recommendation, I’d like to introduce you to the rodhouse.fr website. A French Shop (English version available) that has built a tool to show and compare the deflection of any blank in their inventory with different loads. (Al...
by dennis_rf
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1726

Re: MGL

The Antares spool is 13.2g, Metanium is 14.1g. Not entirely sure about the earlier generations. That’s with the bearing. Here’s a list I grabbed off youtube without the bearing for easier comparison. Curado 70 non mgl is 15.54g, I think that’s the biggest drop in weight. Metanium for example stayed...
by dennis_rf
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 117
Views: 12590

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

We have a few popping up on the German market and the fellow anglers who could get one (not me) were so nice to post the spool‘s weight:

12.7g


Source (with pic): https://www.barsch-alarm.de/community/t ... ost-725478
by dennis_rf
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1726

Re: MGL

SSS wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:16 am
I believe the brakes used from 2016 and on did a much better difference than the spool itself.
This could actually be very true