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by Cranky
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 27
Views: 1328

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Thanks for the comparison. I expect I’ll end up with the Jigga in the end once I get over the pseudo pistol grip. :doh: Daiwa JDM prostaff must not have a lot of tall guys on it, to me the Oltre is tad shorter than I like even. I definitely prefer something in the 11-12” range on a heavy jig rod if ...
by Cranky
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 27
Views: 1328

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.
by Cranky
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned Rod
Replies: 35
Views: 2686

Re: Ned Rod

With the right tackle and wind you can feel with a 1/10th oz head (or lighter) just fine. Get the wind blowing 30+ and most people are totally lost with 1/4+ oz even. It’s all relative to the conditions, depth, and plenty of other variables. Let’s not get carried away, people do throw small ned styl...
by Cranky
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?
Replies: 19
Views: 906

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

Very interesting, I’m quite surprised by that for the 172H. Looks like it’s all Ti/SiC on that model. Wonder what they saw in the testing.
by Cranky
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?
Replies: 19
Views: 906

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

Can anyone with a current model Ultima (preferably 172H) confirm whether the guides are all Torzite or a mix of Torzite and SiC?
by Cranky
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?
Replies: 19
Views: 906

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

Definitely on the hit list to try. Was hoping they’d also do the 170H+ option in the Ultima finally but the 172H is widely loved. I like that the handle is slightly longer than the previous 172H too. Gonna look like a stealth bomber on the water. Anyone know if these are full Ti/Torzite or the mix o...
by Cranky
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?
Replies: 19
Views: 906

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

http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/rod/3533

March 2020 debut... Poison Ultima 172H getting the full carbon grip upgrade treatment in a new “triangle shape”. Looks like that’s going to be the new top dog for Shimano.
by Cranky
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Rapid Gunner RSR
Replies: 40
Views: 4505

Re: Evergreen Rapid Gunner RSR

Nice Evergreen pickup! RSR vs HD: guides are the only difference. Grip, seat, and blanks are identical. Guides on the RSR are Ti/Torzite single foot semi-micro and on the HD they’re Ti/Torzite double foot 0.5-1.0 size increase each from the RSR. For this reason I went with the HD version personally....
by Cranky
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons

Anyone own the Glorious 170H+, 169XH, or 176XXH? Looking at the heavy cover options and would love to hear any reviews.

They look like they all have impressively light weight and I’m thinking that 169XH weighing in at 117 grams would be a blast to fish.
by Cranky
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons

For the record I’m only comparing Adrena to IMX/GLX on paper based on their price tiers. Not any actual side by side performance, it makes sense to me that the full carbon handle would have a sensitivity edge. I’m not denying they’re a great value but I have a hard time picturing them edging out a G...
by Cranky
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons

Really appreciate the Ultima comparison. As much as I’m itching to get that 172H I’m going to need to go elsewhere to fill a heavy cover role. I have a feeling I’m going to explore the Glorious range for a heavy cover rod. If they’re somewhere between the GLX to NRX spectrum I think they’ll offer so...
by Cranky
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 978

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 clearly...
by Cranky
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons

Also the reason I point out the Poison Glorious 176XXH-SB is because it’s listed as 147 grams and the Conquest 905C is 151 grams. Seems to defy belief that that’s even possible!
by Cranky
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons

Agreed, Ultima seems higher regarded than Conquest in my searching. Wish they had more models though. I’m not saying the Glorious and GLX are identical blanks but seem to be in the same ballpark of cost/quality based on their price tiers. I’m not sure I’ve seen any argument they’re similar to NRX, u...
by Cranky
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 978

JDM Shimano vs USDM Gloomis Comparisons

Haven’t been able to find many direct comparisons across the Shimano range of rods vs Gloomis offerings. Mostly regarding the quality of the blanks and components, NOT looking to get into a debate about styling and/or build quality. I’ve seen some component details here and there on specific lines b...