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by Mike son
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 110
Views: 8091

Re: What's next for Shimano???

Does the new Antares have brass gears? Interesting that is has a clicking drag too.
by Mike son
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: JDM Rods to have this Spring???
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: JDM Rods to have this Spring???

I recently got the Poison Adrena 166ML-2 for jerkbaits. Only had a chance to fish with it one day in early January when we got a reprieve from the ice here in northern Illinois. Handled a 110 and 110+1 great imo, the rod was in my hands all day as jerkbaits were all we could catch fish on. Ended up ...
by Mike son
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits

Aldebaran 50hg for me. I think what most can agree on is a light reel, and rod while we're at, to help minimize fatigue during a long day of fishing jerkbaits. I can see why people like a higher retrieve for picking up slack. I can also see why people like the lower retrieve for slowing the bait dow...
by Mike son
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 110
Views: 8091

Re: What's next for Shimano???

Loafer wrote:New Antares and CC DC: https://youtu.be/5eOafK-9yjA
By the way, reels appeared on digitaka (46 400 and 55 200 JPY).


Good price on the new Antares, I might be a buyer. Hoping the USD to JPY is favorable come decision time.
by Mike son
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Question on installation of ZPI star drag on Daiwa Steez SV TW
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Question on installation of ZPI star drag on Daiwa Steez SV TW

Picked up a ZPI pentagram star drag and have one small question regarding the installation. I can't read japanese but I assume you are supposed to replace the stock keyed washer with the keyed washer included with the zpi star drag. Is my assumption correct? Just hoping someone can confirm this for ...
by Mike son
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: best bass of 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2683

Re: best bass of 2018

Impromptu punching grass with 16lb sniper when I figured out they wouldn't come up to eat a frog. 22 1/8th inches. Unfortunately my scale still had the batteries out of it to dry out after flipping the kayak a few weeks prior. I'd estimate 5.5-6lbs out of Shabbona Lake in northern Illinois. https://...
by Mike son
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Let's see that backlash!
Replies: 15
Views: 1052

Re: Let's see that backlash!

Earlier this year I hit some small overgrowth near shore as I stood a few steps back skipping a jig. Picked it out in 8 mins or so with no kinks ](*,)

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by Mike son
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jerkbait rod
Replies: 69
Views: 3370

Re: Jerkbait rod

Is anyone using G. Loomis IMX-PRO 812C JBR? I've got the IMX 812c jbr, the model that preceded the IMX Pros. It works great. Nice short handle that doesn't get in the way when working the bait. It's rated up to 3/8oz but I can still throw 110s with a flick of the wrist or roll cast. With a fish on ...
by Mike son
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Spool Case
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Daiwa Spool Case

I use a pill bottle. One of the shorter and wider bottles. I wrap the spool in bubble wrap and tuck the ends over to cover the spool shaft ends so that it doesn't rattle around in the bottle.
by Mike son
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 110
Views: 8091

Re: What's next for Shimano???

To stir the pot...

It is posted in the "hot deals" section that the scorpion 70 is on sale on Japan tackle. Maybe the first sign of a new 70? The Yokohama show is a little over a month away \:D/
by Mike son
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 110
Views: 8091

Re: What's next for Shimano???

I think that TW video was shot early this year along with all the other TW videos featuring Lintner and Davis. I think the reel they were referring to is the Ald MGL which hadn't been released until ICAST. I could be wrong though. I noticed the Tackle Trap is dumping a lot of the remaining stock of ...
by Mike son
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 80
Views: 12612

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Been quiet in here. What's everyone's thoughts of the Curado DC now that it has been out for a bit?
by Mike son
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 71hg gear swap?
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: Curado 71hg gear swap?

Some where sold a set for the Curado 70 to be converted to a 5 gear, few had done it for a good compact cranking reel. https://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=898_792_793&products_id=11370&zenid=bbf8ac605bca5e8da8c847387b95be7b Teeth look small, but I don't think t...
by Mike son
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Expride A Casting Rod 7'2" Med Lt+ Reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Shimano Expride A Casting Rod 7'2" Med Lt+ Reviews

Funny. I was looking at this rod on ebay a week or two ago for throwing 1/8oz texas rigs for smallmouth. It is now sold :lol: Thinking about using it for 1/4oz drop shot as well. Both techniques using with an Aldebaran 50hg. I got the 7'2ML+ a couple of months ago.... How would describe the taper?
by Mike son
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX casting rods for inshore?
Replies: 21
Views: 1593

Re: NRX casting rods for inshore?

JBcrankaddict wrote:843 for 3/8-1oz


Really? I've got an NRX 843 and never thought it could go up to 1oz, I think it's rated to 5/8oz if I recall correctly.

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