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by DavidSA
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 2229

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Thanks everyone, I’m pretty set on grabbing a met mgl to try for myself and compare first hand the chronarch mgl and the met mgl. I believe I’ll throw it on my glx 894c. I’m also in the market for an nrx or glx 893 which I might pair it with the met and leave the 894 with the chronarch to test. sou...
by DavidSA
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 2229

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Thanks everyone, I’m pretty set on grabbing a met mgl to try for myself and compare first hand the chronarch mgl and the met mgl. I believe I’ll throw it on my glx 894c. I’m also in the market for an nrx or glx 893 which I might pair it with the met and leave the 894 with the chronarch to test. sou...
by DavidSA
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Still in love with my 803!
Replies: 27
Views: 2814

Re: Still in love with my 803!

Anyways got the 803 in and the 50 conquest goes great with it. I’m on the water tomorrow hopefully Give us an updated and confirm if it is the new model you are fishing. The old model 803 was stout enough that I could pitch with it in moderate cover. Only reason I sold mine to Z is I found somethin...
by DavidSA
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 2229

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Taking nothing away from the Bantam which I've not fished. Many years ago (like 2007) I found that metanium based reels provided me better feel for bottom bouncing. I discovered this owning the old chronarch MG50 then getting the alum Curado 100D when it came out. I ended up getting many MG50's for ...
by DavidSA
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Still in love with my 803!
Replies: 27
Views: 2814

Re: Still in love with my 803!

man, your kistler reviews and stuff ive read in the past makes me really want to get one. please dont tell me they have something similar to the xpeditor service. I've not had to test a warranty claim. I've only broken like 3 rods in the last 20 years so I am easy on equipment. The good news is the...
by DavidSA
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Still in love with my 803!
Replies: 27
Views: 2814

Re: Still in love with my 803!

and guys, if you like the old 803glx and want something more powerful the 2017 era Kistler Zbone 7'3H exfast is to me the 803 longer, stronger and just as silly fast.
by DavidSA
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Still in love with my 803!
Replies: 27
Views: 2814

Re: Still in love with my 803!

so Z has my old 803 as a "spare". Just outstanding rod. I still have a BSR852 spinning as I never found a spinning rod I liked better. The 803 is so good with 14# FC line around "normal cover". My belief is the new GLX 803 is more moderate like the NRX 803 I used to have. Though ...
by DavidSA
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Line recommendations

fished mostly mono and then FC in relatively clear KY lakes for years. Had 50# braid on one rig and no confidence. Fishing 30# braid in Florida now for about 10 years I have transferred it to my KY lakes with no impact. My theory- I can't see the crap (downside of light braid) and I don't think fish...
by DavidSA
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 2229

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

I tend to agree with you. Unless you think you might convert the majority to Shimano. I like the consistency in maintenance. Like this company called Reelex- Dan specializes in Shimano so I sent him all 6 of mine. made it simple
by DavidSA
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 2229

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

you talking about Dan? I had him work on my 13's and 16s recently and I liked the result and the speed.
by DavidSA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 2229

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

by the way to original post- I only own the old Chronarch CI4. I prefer it for moving baits and frogs to my Mets. Mets shine to me on bottom bouncing.
by DavidSA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 2229

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

original Alum

my best guess is I can break teeth and apparently bent the spool using straight braid. I keep drag relatively light but I know I sometimes snap 30# line on the hookset regardless.
by DavidSA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium worth the extra cost?
Replies: 28
Views: 2229

Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

I'm a 30# braid guy most of the time. I find the MetMGL will outcast my tuned 13mets with a 1/4oz total weight rig. I tend to use my MetMGL for shakey head and favorite plastics. Use my 13Met's for all other bottom bouncing. All work well I just like the MGL. My last cleaning showed several teeth to...
by DavidSA
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx or glx
Replies: 16
Views: 1919

Re: Nrx or glx

enjoy Matt!
by DavidSA
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx or glx
Replies: 16
Views: 1919

Re: Nrx or glx

I can only speak to the NRX models. The 893 is far less powerful then the 894 in the tip. As you get down to the butt section they may only be a power rating apart. Further my 893 is lighter and better balanced then the 894. I would not give up either. The 893 to me is of similar power as my old sty...

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