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by DirtyD64
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 21
Views: 538

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

I would also say the shape of the new Curado is a plus too. Messed with one again in store, still trying to sell my Tatula HD because I would love to have a 6 speed Curado K on my cranking rod. Really crazy how small the Curado K feel; even though it is actually quite heavy its size alone takes your...
by DirtyD64
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa Tatula Lt
Replies: 22
Views: 1248

Re: Daiwa Tatula Lt

Raspy is the word for me. Like the spinning reel has been smoking a pack a day since it was in high school. Only VERY faintly feel that with my Stradic's at high speed retrieve without load. The 2 Abu's I have left are grease loaded so they don't do it. Actually the bad reports I have seen on Abu sp...
by DirtyD64
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?

Now that we have a pretty good idea of the Shimano's coming, anyone know the Daiwa's??? Something is obviously happening in the $100 range and the Tatula CT might be getting a revamp. I'm thinking from some rumors that there is something closer to $400 coming... Not sure what though, really hope it ...
by DirtyD64
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 1912

Re: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

^^^ I think "hogsticker knows something he didn't share with us.... Thank you sir for changing a variable and encouraging a retest... I did the best I could without respooling reels. I have everything setup differently now than I did before. I was able to get consistant enough results to prove...
by DirtyD64
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 211
Views: 22389

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

Didn't want to start a whole new thread, but anyone debating about waiting might wanna look into this... http://fish.shimano-eu.com/content/fish/eu/de/de/homepage/Product-detail.P-CURADO_DC.html Lists micro module and all Curado specs, so i guess it is coming... Also says it can cast 5-8gram lures w...
by DirtyD64
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?

Someone on youtube posted this from Shimano... I think they said it was from Shimano Germany

http://fish.shimano-eu.com/content/fish ... DO_DC.html

Saying curado DC, not sure about it though...
by DirtyD64
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 1912

Re: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

I would definitely say the price versus performance/quality/reliability/etc. chart always starts to plateau concerning reels, not sure about rods though, even though I feel $150+ range rods will always be enough for me. Seems to me the big gap is from $50 reels to around $150 reels. Then reels more ...
by DirtyD64
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: SV spool under performing
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: SV spool under performing

The SS spool is one of the more overbraked SV spools there is. As far as the one you mentioned, maybe the TDZ platform's sideplate braking profile is stronger. I know what everyone says about inductors and generally their size directly corresponds with braking strength and control versus distance, b...
by DirtyD64
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel upgrades
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Reel upgrades

Get a bowl... My god that was funny.


Maybe find some spots to put better bearings??? No idea what size or which ones you need though.
by DirtyD64
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A Question
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Steez A Question

Is the Steez A identical to the Steez SV other than frame/build composition, spool, handle, etc. Just really wanted to know if the gears and other internals are the same. I assume the sideplate/brakes are the same and the differences just rest within the spool and inductor for the SV version...
by DirtyD64
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa steez a
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Daiwa steez a

With a ZPI Handle, and 4 bearings, and RCS knobs mine comes in at 6.33 ounces. With the bushings it would probably be lighter. If you’re adventurous enough, you could port the stock spool to remove more weight, and increase spool performance. Or add a G1 1012 or BFS spool. Going under 6oz would be ...
by DirtyD64
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 211
Views: 22389

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uJOsLIUgEp0

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn6oBK8oG38

There are some videos. Seems that a few have compared all the MGL (over $200) reels pretty close in casting.
by DirtyD64
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?

No experience with an Aldebaran, never even held one. Do they have a hollow feel of anything? Just that extreme lightweight sub 5oz catgerroy always has me wondering.
by DirtyD64
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 1912

Re: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

True, and yes, I throw finesse worms with the lightest nail weight broke in half on my Steez SV TW connected to my light action / power stick, a rod I would not by any means want a Zillion SV TW hanging from :lol: On a medium power rod, yes - That's more like it for that reel Well that was what I t...
by DirtyD64
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 1912

Re: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

I'm amazed as to how the ZPI is a fixed inductor but seems to be one of the best performing spools. Not that there is anything wrong with static magnetic systems, my Tatula HD will bomb too. Just would have thought a MagZ style system that retracts would have yielded better results.

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