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by DirtyD64
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New knob styles
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: New knob styles

The Ryoga style Daiwa knobs are best to me. Really enjoy them on my Steez A, cannot believe that reel comes stock with those cheap knobs and no bearings @ $500 USD now. The new Tatula 100 knobs are the same as the "Ryoga" ones I mentioned I think, just wish they would equip those or the &...
by DirtyD64
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New knob styles
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: New knob styles

The Ryoga style Daiwa knobs are best to me. Really enjoy them on my Steez A, cannot believe that reel comes stock with those cheap knobs and no bearings @ $500 USD now. The new Tatula 100 knobs are the same as the "Ryoga" ones I mentioned I think, just wish they would equip those or the &q...
by DirtyD64
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: **Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: **Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**

Next time you lose a bait like that, tie a bobber good and tight to the line (leave enough to where it floats on top or just under) and come back later for it, even swim down if it is cold enough. We invested in a "hound dog" lure retriever and it has saved me thousands. I rarely use big a...
by DirtyD64
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BFS and Trout baitcast combos
Replies: 103
Views: 5962

Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Mine is on a the 64UL/BF Regular Fast MS-X. Sweet bass rod, which is its primary purpose, but it's also panfish capable. It will launch a 2g Rapala Original Floater. Not sure about going lower. I really like that rod series, just a lot for me to spend on 2nd BFS rod. Would still rather try the Corz...
by DirtyD64
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: What started out as a search for a $70 spare R+ spool...
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: What started out as a search for a $70 spare R+ spool...

I really enjoy a ML casting rod too. Eventually I will have to replace a 6'9"ML 1/8-1/2 rod I enjoy (cheaper blank and components) so I like to learn about all possible models. Did the Dobyns mentioned snap under use or accidental foot/limb/etc.???
by DirtyD64
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 388
Views: 26852

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

I don't see how they expect to sell at $700. That is unreal, for that price you could get an SV TW Steez AND ZPI spool from the US with the recent added $50. A smaller frame and 30mm spool shouldn't warrant an increase that premium; doesn't really bother me though, I would obviously order JDM.
by DirtyD64
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas CT 70 in stock at Digitaka!
Replies: 87
Views: 4207

Re: Alphas CT 70 in stock at Digitaka!

Didn't realize they changed much inside the new Alphas CT70. That being said, I wish they had offered an 8+ ratio. Just to compensate for the low IPT they changed the 5.8 to a 6.3, I figure because the 5.8 would be too slow and the 6.3 is the IPT of most 5 speed regular reels. This makes me wish the...
by DirtyD64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 388
Views: 26852

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

For the supposed price difference that "D" vector logo better be 24k gold.
by DirtyD64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion SV TW or Chronarch MGL for jig reel
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Zillion SV TW or Chronarch MGL for jig reel

The Zillions are much easier to find lower than MSRP right now, if you wait a little longer, they might drop down even cheaper. The micro module gear throws many people off, the Zillion SV TW is an extremely smooth reel, brass gears and an aluminum frame really help. Remember if you are new to this,...
by DirtyD64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion SV TW or Chronarch MGL for jig reel
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Zillion SV TW or Chronarch MGL for jig reel

I have not experienced the issues mentioned with the Chronarch MGL (geary, rough after medium use), so it still ranks high in that regard. This being said though, the Zillion gets the edge for capabilities. I did a long review and haven't added to it in a while, but the ability to swap all 1016 size...
by DirtyD64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Am I stupid to buy a Steez A and swap the spool with my new Morethan?
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Am I stupid to buy a Steez A and swap the spool with my new Morethan?

Again, I will sell you my Steez A spool!!!

Assuming you want a backup spool for that new reel...
by DirtyD64
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 388
Views: 26852

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

I feel bad to complain, and I know it is an easy fix, but do the 80mm handles only bother me??? I enjoyed my SS/SV and Alphas SV so much more with 100mm/90mm respectively. I do think that the Steez A was better suited with a stock 90mm (used on Alphas), but the Tatula HD handle I added with the big...
by DirtyD64
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BFS and Trout baitcast combos
Replies: 103
Views: 5962

Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

..........just wish the Alphas Air was still for sale on Digitaka. The Air Stream Custom is still for sale on JLS(it shows both rh and lh models): RIGHTY: https://japanlureshop.com/catalog/product/view/id/17880/s/daiwa-alphas-air-stream-custom-7-2r-right-handle-7-2-gear/ LEFTY: https://japanluresho...
by DirtyD64
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BFS and Trout baitcast combos
Replies: 103
Views: 5962

Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

..........just wish the Alphas Air was still for sale on Digitaka. The Air Stream Custom is still for sale on JLS(it shows both rh and lh models): RIGHTY: https://japanlureshop.com/catalog/product/view/id/17880/s/daiwa-alphas-air-stream-custom-7-2r-right-handle-7-2-gear/ LEFTY: https://japanluresho...
by DirtyD64
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Terrible Chinese knock off reels
Replies: 77
Views: 16303

Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Been watching youtube about the Kuying Magician, pretty interesting reel if it meets all the claims. I assume it is NO WHERE near a Conquest, just interested in what it actually offers. If they put bearings in proper places, gave it decent tolerances, and a decent spool/brakes it might be alright, a...

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