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by dennis_rf
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 58
Views: 1278

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

The pictures on the TT preview are the same as Shimano's website which shows a green hue to the reel in most of them, but the final photo looks like a Curado DC with a dark green drag star, which I suspect is how it actually looks, and the rest of the photos just have a white balance issue. Shimano...
by dennis_rf
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 58
Views: 1278

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

LowRange wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Its the old 70 from 2015 with different colors, deep MGL spool and MM gears.
And 3 more bearings. I guess one on the crank shaft and one knob each?
by dennis_rf
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Dry 2020 Metanium Drag Stacks?
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Dry 2020 Metanium Drag Stacks?

Same resistance with the star backed off, haven’t opened mine yet. After what you’ve described sounds like I should :shock: it’s a JDM HG lefty. But wait... doesn’t my Bantam behave the same way? (That one received a lube Job last October)
by dennis_rf
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster
Replies: 14
Views: 830

Re: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster

I don't think the spools are different size at all, depth or otherwise. Check the specs on both websites yourself. If anything, Shimano USA got the meter to yard conversion wrong on the 14lb rating. All signs point to them bieng the same, exact spool. As for the Antares/Metanium spool comparison, I...
by dennis_rf
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster
Replies: 14
Views: 830

Re: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster

I think the Anteres spool is nearly identical except it has the additional side porting and different axle dimensions right? Probably not a big difference, but every little bit helps right, at least at the lower end. If you’re comparing the Antares to the JDM Metanium yes they’re almost identical, ...
by dennis_rf
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 9772

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

I fished a friends one lately and am quite disappointed with how it palms - rod tip down I place my index finger on the chin piece - wasn’t comfortable, just like the Tatula CT / zillion sv tw frame. His Steez CT was super comfy tho. Daiwa knows how to upsell 🙄
by dennis_rf
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!
Replies: 64
Views: 5101

Re: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!

TommyG wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:05 am
I would go for better balance, torzites, and a full carbon fiber grip. It is 2020 after all.
If they go low effort design again I’ll strip the whole thing and build just that 😤
by dennis_rf
Fri May 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Unknown blank power
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Unknown blank power

I feel the action plays a big role in this, not only overall power. If the measured power is the same, the faster and steeper the tip the lighter the lure range feels for me. Thinking about my latest buy - evergreen kaleido super cougar - the tip feels as soft as a ML in my arsenal (380g RDA) while ...
by dennis_rf
Thu May 21, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: How much line to put on bfs reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 647

Re: How much line to put on bfs reel?

I don’t think anyone is, we just slipped in a more general discussion...
by dennis_rf
Thu May 21, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: How much line to put on bfs reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 647

Re: How much line to put on bfs reel?

Hands up if anyone has used 100m of line on a fish in Freshwater? Either due to break off when snagged or I get rid of the abused tip part over a couple of months until I’m down to 50m / 54yd. Sometimes I need to cast 44yd to reach the perch from the bank (central Europe), so I wouldn’t wanna go be...
by dennis_rf
Thu May 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: How much line to put on bfs reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 647

Re: How much line to put on bfs reel?

If we’re talking about the 16 Aldebaran BFS XG, I just spooled new line (100 meters 8lb / 0.13mm jbraid Grand) on mine and took some measurements Empty: 26.25” per turn Full: 30” per turn The line weighs 1.8g So I’d say for going only half full, both inches per turn and weight are not decreased to w...
by dennis_rf
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Berkley Frenzy Popper Alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Berkley Frenzy Popper Alternative

Hey guys I‘m looking for an alternative to the discontinued berkley frenzy popper we had quite some success on over here in Germany for European perch. I think what makes this bait stand out is the combination of a walk the dog action and a rather deep plopping sound rather than a big splash. So doe...
by dennis_rf
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Current Rod Builds
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Current Rod Builds

Interesting. What Point Blank model are you building on?
by dennis_rf
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Snaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: Snaps

Correctly sized snaps rather enhance the lure action as the lure can move around freely. For the same reason hard lures come with split rings to tie on right? If you swap out the split ring and rather use a snap you’re just saving line and time. 000 can turn out super small, 00 is the smallest I usu...
by dennis_rf
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 9013

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

I'm in the UK and still in the EU for a few more minutes. They sell them here and are fairly popular as a premium brand. They are very popular in Holland too. I imagine they're less popular in Germany as they don't make many suitable longer rods, which are more commonly used in countries with limit...