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by LowRange
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 577
Views: 53041

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Here's my el cheapo bfs set-up.... Fuego CT with Zaion star, 80mm handle (suits me for light work), silver handle nut and pawl cover. Using parts I had on hand from other reel builds, I don't even have the full retail cost of the reel in it lol! Can't wait to see if it performs as well as looks. ht...
by LowRange
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula model differences question ...
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Tatula model differences question ...

I have 6 of the tatula's and really like them. Very simple to adjust and backlashes are nearly impossible unless you happen to snag some plant life behind you on the back stroke. All but the CT R are super smooth. Does anyone know why this may be or have others found the same? I have the 8:1 CT R a...
by LowRange
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula model differences question ...
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Tatula model differences question ...

I fish a left hand wind, so never move my hand from the palming position whether I'm casting or retrieving. Maybe something about my hand constantly being on the non gearbox side makes adjusting the brake accidentally more likely, but it really is annoying with the Alpha SV! How many fingers do you...
by LowRange
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula model differences question ...
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Tatula model differences question ...

I find the Alphas SV (SV105) much worse for resetting the brake accidentally. Don't have a problem with the Tatulas, but would agree the brake dial should be recessed as much as is practical on all reels. Interesting. I thought the moving of the brake dial while palming was a recent phenomenon indu...
by LowRange
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula model differences question ...
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Tatula model differences question ...

They both palm poorly. The CT is a bit better then the original but still a poor palming reel. The mechanism for the tws occupies the same space as the mag dial meaning that the dial cannot be recessed into the palming plate and can only be turned by the very edge of the dial meaning that the edge o...
by LowRange
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What up with the ugly rods?
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: What up with the ugly rods?

Is that last line satire? Gloomis rods are very plain in appearance when compared to a Megabass stick.
by LowRange
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Sougayilang LV100
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Sougayilang LV100

I forgot to mention that I will buy those icky SV103s off you for $40 a piece to get rid of them. They're just too heavy and old to be viable today.
by LowRange
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is the Tatula SV of rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 651

Re: What is the Tatula SV of rods?

I'm strongly leaning towards a 72H Hyuga to have the poor mans X4 Destruction. Even at 7'2'' it will clear the Javelin's console on a roll cast. The purple on the Hyuga is darker than what I consider "royal purple" and much more similar to Daiwa SLP purple. There is some debate on this. At...
by LowRange
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Sougayilang LV100
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Sougayilang LV100

The Automatic Cable Ceramic Outlet Hole is amazing tech. You should sell all your SV103s and replace them with the much superior Sougayilang LV100s.
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by LowRange
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SS SV 103 jdm
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Daiwa SS SV 103 jdm

They're a good reel to mod and the low resale makes picking one up easy. The drag is super weak and the stock spool is over braked but that's all fixable.
by LowRange
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Little bit of a year that was.
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Little bit of a year that was.

Love the gear. I really like the back gliding jackal baits too. Have you tried the stick bait variant yet? I think is called the grass shrimp. Haven't tried it but I'll be looking into them! I have tried the Jackall Cover Craw, Jackall Cover Slide, Raid Japan Buggy Craw, Gan Craft Bomb Slide and Be...
by LowRange
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Little bit of a year that was.
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Little bit of a year that was.

Love the gear. I really like the back gliding jackal baits too. Have you tried the stick bait variant yet? I think is called the grass shrimp.
by LowRange
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula HD 153 size
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Daiwa Tatula HD 153 size

Anyone know if the physical size of the 153 is smaller than that of the 150? The 150 is the size of the original tatula, would 153 be of CT size? http://www.daiwa.com/jp/fishing/item/reel/bait_rl/tatula_hd/index.html It appears to be the old tat frame. The shallower spool indicates that it may be a...
by LowRange
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Megabass dying fish
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Megabass dying fish

Has anyone spent any time on the water with one of these? I picked one up on Amazon with gift card. The action looks good when it is tied to swim to the right or left. https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DqE8lO3aEaws&ved=0ahUKEwidiPGs4dDYAhXBulMKHa3dCxwQo7QBCBwwAA&usg=AOvVaw1CgrewBOsji5WbwMdYcaBR
by LowRange
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is the Tatula SV of rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 651

Re: What is the Tatula SV of rods?

Great info eveyone. The Light and Tough looks really interesting. I really like the OG Tatula rods but I have to get a Tat CT CS or Morethan PE to match. Don't know why Daiwa does not match their reels to their rods. I've always been curious about the current gen Mojo rods but know know anything abo...

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