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by dennis_rf
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions
Replies: 26
Views: 2124

Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

I heard Shimano won’t restock on the aldebaran bfs here in Germany, that might indicate sth...
by dennis_rf
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Jdm 19 Antares & Metanium DC close in price, which one?
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Jdm 19 Antares & Metanium DC close in price, which one?

The spool is larger in diameter on the Antares which is made for heavier lures. The smaller diameter of the Metanium will help with lighter lures. Think big tires on a truck vs. stock tires. It's much easier to get the smaller tires rolling from a dead stop. With that being said the line capacity s...
by dennis_rf
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Baitcaster Braid Weight?
Replies: 8
Views: 2802

Re: Baitcaster Braid Weight?

I'd say yes. The thinner the line the longer the casts, because of weight and resistance cutting through the air. Also I feel line dig increases with increasing line diameter. I use 10lb braid most of the time and 30lb for pike fishing - even after pulling snags no dig in with the 10lb but some with...
by dennis_rf
Sat May 18, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Shimano handle
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Shimano handle

I did so using an AliExpress carbon handle
by dennis_rf
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis Build Quality
Replies: 49
Views: 5695

Re: G Loomis Build Quality

All NRX rods I’ve handled so far have the worst epoxy job and cork I’ve ever seen. My 802 (compared to two others ones of my friends which don’t) even has top twist under load. But being in Germany and Shimano just importing one model (804) these days... it’s Stick to the one in your hands or never ...
by dennis_rf
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Proflex 2 Impression
Replies: 17
Views: 2249

Re: Tsurinoya Proflex 2 Impression

Which model did you get?

I only use #4 Fuji micro guides on my rods with Braid and very long leaders (3x rod length) and the FG knot makes all the difference in the world to me
by dennis_rf
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Fishing line diameter
Replies: 15
Views: 1376

Re: Fishing line diameter

Sufix Nanobraid in the rest of the world at .06mm diameter is sold as 3.3kg/7.2lb test. Here in the US, for whatever idiotic reason, the exact same .06mm line is sold as "3lb test". Which having used it I can say it is sure as hell not 3lb test. Meanwhile in Germany... we rather trust the US rating...
by dennis_rf
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 43551

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0ucSEEtog

there we go... not sure how I feel about a 30mm spool
by dennis_rf
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank comparison
Replies: 60
Views: 14518

Re: Blank comparison

MardukFIN wrote:I couldnt test that. customer wanted that asap it was ready. :x I'll tell what he says about it. He's pro 8-)
Hey Marduk, has your customer given you any feedback on the MHX yet?
by dennis_rf
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank comparison
Replies: 60
Views: 14518

Re: Blank comparison

I am eager to hear your reviews. Okay, now I've tested it.. Probably best rod I've ever fished! As sensitive as NFC MB 705 HM, but much more power. That's what I wanted. 8-) Much more sensitive than St. Croix 5C70MF. Haven't landed any fish. Got one nice bite, but missed it. Tested small spinner, 9...
by dennis_rf
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX tip twist
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

NRX tip twist

Dear TackleTour community, dear anyone who also owns a NRX 802c I bought this stick last black friday and noticed a for my liking rather extreme twist in the tip under load. Never noticed sth like that in any other rod I own (Shimano, MajorCraft, NFC custom builds...) Nor when handling the same stic...
by dennis_rf
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Met MGL
Replies: 15
Views: 2893

Re: Met MGL

I don't think it has a different spool...

JDM:
12lb / 100m (= 109,361yd)
http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/reel/4353

USDM:
12lb / 110 yd
http://fish.shimano.com/content/sac-fis ... m-mgl.html

Shouldn't a 70 size spool have less line capacity?
by dennis_rf
Thu May 19, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Metanium MGL vs Metanium DC for casting distance.
Replies: 1
Views: 2575

Re: Shimano Metanium MGL vs Metanium DC for casting distance

hey, check that video. In the end he's giving a final comparison of the distances.
On his channel you can also find several other distance testing vids.

https://youtu.be/RY1ldRTKd6Y
by dennis_rf
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Putting a "solid tip" on a BFS rod
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: Putting a "solid tip" on a BFS rod

Sorry it took me so long, I was on a trip. Ok so what you need: Rod/Blank, solid tip, cone shaped dremel tool, sandpaper, sth to trim the solid tip+blank without hurting their fibers (I used a little saw that came with the dremel), epoxy, guide wrap, carbon roving, rod dryer. Step 1. Get your blank....
by dennis_rf
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Putting a "solid tip" on a BFS rod
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: Putting a "solid tip" on a BFS rod

I recently put a solid tip in a casting rod of mine. But from the front, not from the back. Saw that technique at a rodbuilder here in Germany who specializes in fly rods. It's not a invosible technique, there is extensive guide wrapping but you cant spot the transition when it comes to the curve wh...