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by DanTheFireman
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tranx 200 punching
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: Tranx 200 punching

There was a teardown and comparison between the two done by a Youtuber recently. While they are very similar the Tranx 200 has some additional salt water provisions. It also has a bushing supported pinion instead of the bearing supported pinion in the K which I find odd as well as larger teeth on t...
by DanTheFireman
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Dialing In a Curado DC
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Dialing In a Curado DC

Used mine today throwing a 5/8 ounce lure against a 25 knot wind and it was excellent - 40# Maxcuatro on setting 2 with spool tension just barely stopping wobble, zero backlash or even fluff with light thumb on splashdown. My dc is about useless on setting 1 and 3 so I leave it on 2 and very rarely ...
by DanTheFireman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tranx 200 punching
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: Tranx 200 punching

Just looked at my TranX 200 packed for a Colombia Amazon trip and compared to the Curado K. Identical casing except for the color, didn't do much research on it but figured it must be a bit beefier than the K for ripping big woodchoppers all day. I've used the 400 size with a Hawg handle the last fe...
by DanTheFireman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty
Replies: 393
Views: 135542

Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

I cast right, reel left both baitcasting and spinning. Surfing I'm a lefty (goofy foot, right foot forward), write right handed but throw a ball with my left. Man, I'm all screwed up.
by DanTheFireman
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1342
Views: 254954

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Always have a backup plan in case the fish are running small...
by DanTheFireman
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1342
Views: 254954

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

After throwing big choppers for hours my best fish of the trip (19 and just under 21) came on a 3" redhead Mirrodine XL, the same lure that got a 15 and a 16 two consecutive casts in Colombia March 2018. A bigger fish did pull the front hook hanger on this lure so I beefed up a few for a March ...
by DanTheFireman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: the "if you could only buy one BFS rod"
Replies: 28
Views: 933

Re: the "if you could only buy one BFS rod"

I have this the F3-67-4x secret shooting, it was a limited online edition. I got one and love it. I can take it anywhere. According to Megabass it was based on Super Eiger. f3_67_4x_secretshooting.jpg That's an awesome score, would grab one if it popped up. Never in a million years would I have tho...
by DanTheFireman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 2 Piece JDM Rods
Replies: 21
Views: 678

Re: 2 Piece JDM Rods

I am using 4 piece rods without issues. Non have come apart during use and with current rod design there is no flat spots and they fish like a 1 piece, I don't see the need for 1 piece as there is no real advantage to them anymore. the rods I use are Bone rods but Major Craft have plenty of 2 piece...
by DanTheFireman
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1342
Views: 254954

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

:D I had read somewhere that "they don't fight as hard n Colombia as in Brazil". Ummm, wrong.
by DanTheFireman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1342
Views: 254954

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Just got back from six days of fishing Rio Tomo in Colombia, ten day total trip. We lost count of fish 6-12 pounds, my teen count was three 13s, four 14s, one 15, two 16s, a 17 and a 19. So close to that 20... next trip. Here's a16 and the 19.
by DanTheFireman
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ten Dollar Rod Travel Tube
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Ten Dollar Rod Travel Tube

Thanks Guys! In three days it gets the maiden voyage to Colombia, five baitcasting and one spinning rod in flexi sleeves fit comfortably but snug with a wee bit of room for bubblewrap. I think with any tube it all comes down to who does the peeking as they always have the "we checked your stuff...
by DanTheFireman
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XXX snapped
Replies: 20
Views: 3137

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX snapped

I'm waiting on a replacement from Japan of a Super Orochi which had the tip snap. The young lady at MB USA was awesome to work with, you shouldn't have a problem. The only bad part was when she told me I could cut the rod once to make it fit a shorter tube. Ouch that hurt, really loved the rod.
by DanTheFireman
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?
Replies: 49
Views: 12574

Re: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?

Down in South Florida it's all season, fresh, salt so hard to pick just two. Yesterday it was the Antares HG with Yumeya spool on a 7' Kistler He3 LMH and MGXtreme on a Jackson Super Trickster STC-64L. The Met HGs also see a lot of use.
by DanTheFireman
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?
Replies: 49
Views: 12574

Re: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?

Well there goes my idea for a jig rod... yesterday I was on Plat and I did something that my wife would probably leave me for if she finds out LOL. Hopfully I can get to the mail before she does... :lol: Ha, know the feeling. Last month my wife intercepted the mailman delivering a reel and I walked...
by DanTheFireman
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ten Dollar Rod Travel Tube
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Ten Dollar Rod Travel Tube

Thanks Guys! I'm not very artistic but the voices in my head won't quit until it's done. The first one just has stickers and it looks good, holds up to a 6'8" as we've become used to fishing shorter rods in the Amazon with the heavier lures that throw farther. I had to make the second one to ac...

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