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by DaisyZillion
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: North Fork Composite HM-XRay Blank Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: North Fork Composite HM-XRay Blank Question

Kistler Zbones Edge rods Black Widow series those are the only ones I know of. However I have built on a couple of the X-Ray blanks and really like them. There regular HM blanks are really good too. Got a bunch of rods that need testing. Just need the time to go and weather to cooperate. I don’t th...
by DaisyZillion
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tranx 200 gear set fit the Curado K/Scorpion MGL?
Replies: 0
Views: 1095

Tranx 200 gear set fit the Curado K/Scorpion MGL?

Does anyone happen to know if the above is possible? After having a micromodule gear set fail I am looking for options. 8-[
by DaisyZillion
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3386

Re: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:09 pm
Makes me think some folks are under the impression that their is only 1 type of foam, crap grade, Walmart style. Not true...
True mate, high quality, high density foam grips are nice and transmit as well as cork, good quality rod builders do them very well.
by DaisyZillion
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3386

Re: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?

There is no doubt good quality dense EVA, high quality cork and even rubberised corks are all good in their own right but I do feel the need to come to the defense of carbon. I had a love affair with the NRX JWR 803c for a number of years, had Barra blow apart that split reel seat 3 times but in the...
by DaisyZillion
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scorpion MGL
Replies: 27
Views: 7144

Re: Scorpion MGL

I guess I should add that many of the other reels I have owned are of the Scorpion quality ie plastic side plates such as the Tatula ct and many of the older Curados. It’s not my first rodeo so pump and wind and judicious thumb pressure are all part of my repertoire, as with all Barra fishermen low...
by DaisyZillion
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scorpion MGL
Replies: 27
Views: 7144

Re: Scorpion MGL

I guess I should add that many of the other reels I have owned are of the Scorpion quality ie plastic side plates such as the Tatula ct and many of the older Curados. It’s not my first rodeo so pump and wind and judicious thumb pressure are all part of my repertoire, as with all Barra fishermen low ...
by DaisyZillion
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scorpion MGL
Replies: 27
Views: 7144

Re: Scorpion MGL

Well I have just read the biggest load of cods wallop I have heard in years, that is a picture of myself with that Barramundi, I have owned fleets of Middle to high end Shimano, Daiwa and Abu baitcasters over the last 30 years all used for saltwater Barra and this reel was the quickest to fail gear ...
by DaisyZillion
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scorpion MGL
Replies: 27
Views: 7144

Re: Scorpion MGL

Been using mine in the Salt catching Threadfin Salmon and also trolling and hard sticking Estuary Cod, so far so good, not a great deal of fish but a few that really put it through it’s paces. No problems casting, nice and smooth retrieve, I have the hg 7.4.
by DaisyZillion
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Antares
Replies: 31
Views: 4824

Re: New Antares

The freshwater only 3rd age MGL spool cuts it’s uses down drastically. https://www.jpfishingtacklenews.com/new ... rpion-mgl/
by DaisyZillion
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Z: Times Have Changed
Replies: 15
Views: 3709

Re: Daiwa Z: Times Have Changed

I have the 200sh with 50lb whiplash that I use for pulling Barra from dirty country on a xxx Spinnerbait Special that I got stripped and spiral wrapped, an absolute powerhouse of a setup!
by DaisyZillion
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: IP68 Oracle
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: IP68 Oracle

I think it is the same reel as the original IP68, with a dragon insignia, what they did different is made less than a hundred of them to create collector demand and bumped up the price.
by DaisyZillion
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: So who bought the ZPI Alcance?
Replies: 16
Views: 3951

Re: So who bought the ZPI Alcance?

The missing part is terrible but let’s face it, that non drive side plate is the true travesty here, those stamped numbers and badge gave me a little mouth vomit :lol:
by DaisyZillion
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scorpion Mgl
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Scorpion Mgl

Righto, starting to get a bit more of a handle on Mgl spools as regards to saltwater, I am way too new and clumsy with this board system so I will quote what I have read with references to the sites. First was on Jpfishingtacklenews whereby they did an intro to the Scorpion Mgl and a comparison to t...
by DaisyZillion
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Taking spooled reels on flights...
Replies: 14
Views: 3233

Re: Taking spooled reels on flights...

I have done a couple of overseas charters and on both of them spooled reels were a no go for carry on, I removed the spools and put them in a small pelican case in my check in luggage.
by DaisyZillion
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scorpion Mgl
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Scorpion Mgl

Do you remember the Chronarch 150 Ci4+ it had the MGL (Magnumlite 7075A) spool... That spools edges that just mysteriously vanished... IMG_20190812_184448.jpg Case in point. I sure do mate, I believe shimano then changed them out for a 6000 alloy spool (sans magnesium I reckon) manufactured to the ...