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by Polkfish1
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Broken vision 110
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Broken vision 110

If this were true; I’d have a shoebox full to send in ;)

Edit: I often play chicken with docks and sometimes you lose. Newish broken ones make awesome key ring charms
by Polkfish1
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 28
Views: 1001

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

If one looks at awards handed out at things like icast, st croix was a pretty reliable winner the past several years. Based on that, I’d bet their representatives would argue that they’ve been advancing.
by Polkfish1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 27
Views: 1299

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Nicely done! How’s the power and action on the Oltre B70H compare to these two Hustler models and Jigga stick? I’ve been eyeing the Jigga stick for a while now but don’t love the short handle. Haven’t fished the finesse tune. Jigga stick is faster than hustler. Dom posted some photos comparing the ...
by Polkfish1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 27
Views: 1299

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

4g63power wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Nice! Thanks for the write up. What do you mean by where titanium joins carbon? Thought this rod was solid carbon tip, not super metal tip?
You are correct sir. Brain fart with the Oltre sitting next to it. Where the solid tip begins.
by Polkfish1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 27
Views: 1299

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

This is the business end of the 701MH / HXB-ST (finesse tune) as compared with the 701MH / HFB (technical tune). Pic 1: Handles are identical save the model designation, Pic 2: Top rod is the finesse tune with solid tip and bottom is the technical tune. You can see where the solid tip joins tubular ...
by Polkfish1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 27
Views: 1299

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

From what I’m reading there are two Texas rig special rods One with a solid tip and the other without as pointed out by the designators HXB-ST and HFB respectively. All rods over 7’ will be two pieces Doesn’t someone here already have the jigga stick? Been doing some reading as I’m gearing up to se...
by Polkfish1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 27
Views: 1299

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

domthewon wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Polkfish1 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:40 pm
I’m expecting a racy package on my doorstep this week :whistle:
Damn! Right on! That was quick.
I didn’t even try to fight it with this one; I was powerless under its spell. He who rules the heavens; the one they call Matt, did the rest.
by Polkfish1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 27
Views: 1299

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

I’m expecting a racy package on my doorstep this week :whistle:
by Polkfish1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1068
Views: 251269

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

So much eye candy there Dom! That Deps caused a double take. I’ve thought about that one for a while; that combo is straight dope. But as per usual good stuff all around
by Polkfish1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?

Saw the release dates yesterday for those models without any other info or pics and wondered why they were announcing release of existing models. Then I wondered if it could be a new gen. Guess so. I buy into the possibilities of additional feel and lower likelihood of accidentally launching the rod...
by Polkfish1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

Kistler has been offering legitimate savings during their sales. I know; unpredictable and will be a long wait until next Black Friday. But, if you can wait until that certain one or hit at the right timing, you can get a great deal. Otherwise; price is high in my opinion for modest builds (with top...
by Polkfish1
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons

How’s the power/action compare on the 904C vs 172H? I’ve looked at that Ultima so many times since it came out but just feel like it’s going to end up being more medium-heavy than I’m hoping for in a heavy cover rod. I’m also surprised by the Adrena vs Glorious feedback since the Glorious is clearl...
by Polkfish1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons

I have a conquest 904c and an ultima 172h. I’d say they’re pretty close in sensitivity; maybe slight nod to the ultima. But not a massive difference in my hands. I will also say that I’ve been sort of surprised by how much is said about new model adrena sensitivity. I bought the 172h from Japan befo...
by Polkfish1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 27
Views: 1299

Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

A solid tip Racing Design model over 7 ft for 2020. Yes please.


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by Polkfish1
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2020 Zillion 10
Replies: 46
Views: 3550

Re: 2020 Zillion 10

That was fast. You must have pulled the trigger the 1st day it hit JLS. So it doesn't feel choked off, or underwhelming on the cast... Unlike the SV103 kinda did? Can you post some closer shots of the engine and cast cap plates pretty please? [/quote] My jerkbait game has been strong with this one t...