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by DirtyD64
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL reviews?
Replies: 56
Views: 3886

Re: Bantam MGL reviews?

j2015 wrote:Dropped in the avail shallow spool and the thing is a pitching machine!


How does that spool toss light lures???
by DirtyD64
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 2625

Re: Favorite Mid-Range Crankbait (8-12 feet)

SPRO Fat Papa 55 has worked well, the Rapala DT10 is a staple of most fisherman, SPRO Rock Crawler 55 is okay too, I haven't tried one yet but the new KVD Deep Squarebill doesn't look too bad...
by DirtyD64
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula LT vs. Fuego LT spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Tatula LT vs. Fuego LT spinning

The absolute worst POS fishing reel I've ever owned was an abu spinner. I think it was the Soron? Looked nice, felt smooth...first cast hooked into a monster weakfish and the drag cap stripped right then and there. From what I see...there is absolutely zero reason to look beyond the big 2 when it c...
by DirtyD64
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula LT vs. Fuego LT spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Tatula LT vs. Fuego LT spinning

The Tatula LT is lighter with the Zaion frame but the Fuego 2500 is still light for a spinning reel and is mag sealed and I like that feature. Some very disgruntled Fuego LT owners on another forum, apparently the stem/frame flex deep on small inshore fish. Average bass? Maybe not...5lb smallie in ...
by DirtyD64
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula LT vs. Fuego LT spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Tatula LT vs. Fuego LT spinning

I hate to say it, but I think the Fuego uses that "pot metal" zinc cast gear or whatever the cheaper gears are made of. The Tatula uses an aluminum main gear and a brass pinion (not sure on Fuego pinion). More than a few reviewers have stated how well cut the Tatula main gear is and just h...
by DirtyD64
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

A Stradic Ci4+FB would get the job done. I'm using a Revo STX20 right now on a 6'Light and once it dies I will get another Stradic, but a 1000 size this time. You can supposedly further improve the already amazing drag by adding Carbontex drag washers for a pretty cheap price. The Daiwa 1000's (Ball...
by DirtyD64
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best All Around Reel: Chron. MGL / Cur. v Tat sv / Zil sv
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: Best All Around Reel: Chron. MGL / Cur. v Tat sv / Zil sv

Daiwa Steez A gets my vote as a work horse reel, add a zillion sv spool and its even better. Still really liking mine, want to add an even faster spool now than the Zillion SV TW spool. I'm surprised and happy so far at how smooth this Steez is with aluminum gears. That was the main thing that worr...
by DirtyD64
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Post purple
Replies: 61
Views: 4316

Re: Post purple

Now I want one. Gonna get out pliers, super glue, and duct tape. Just take off on whatever expensive rod I like best? Just kidding, but I really would like to try this technology/design. Seeing a rod built like that cast a 3 gram lure would be mind blowing. Just the thought of how line flows during ...
by DirtyD64
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Post purple
Replies: 61
Views: 4316

Re: Post purple

So maybe I am behind, but I am the kind of person who finds out what I don't know even if it is embarrassing... So why are those guides that way? It seems like that would destroy casting distance, but I remember some other company releasing FW rods like that too. I understood for saltwater where yo...
by DirtyD64
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A Question
Replies: 62
Views: 5200

Re: Steez A Question

After a few more days of testing the reel I will probably do one of my detailed long reviews. By the way, that MagZ Steez A spool is deadly in the SS/SV. Those two on a Medium cranking rod feel meant for each other. At least for me, I can turn the brakes way down and keep the cast control a tad tigh...
by DirtyD64
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu spool question
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Abu spool question

It is the one after that. Well either way it threw pretty far and would free spool like crazy. Other than that is was pure trash though, a SilverMax or BlackMax was way more smooth and tight built. You could tell the reel I referenced was dated and made at almost a disposable level. The cheap build...
by DirtyD64
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Post purple
Replies: 61
Views: 4316

Re: Post purple

So maybe I am behind, but I am the kind of person who finds out what I don't know even if it is embarrassing... So why are those guides that way? It seems like that would destroy casting distance, but I remember some other company releasing FW rods like that too. I understood for saltwater where you...
by DirtyD64
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu spool question
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Abu spool question

Is it this reel? https://goo.gl/images/VLomDR Not sure if it will bring the picture here, but I found one of these in my father's garage on a Gander MTN rod (green on green). Ended up being a reel from my stepmother's early marriage where she lost her husband. He must have kept things very clean, be...
by DirtyD64
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Between daiwa sv light ltd 8.1 and shimano scorpion bfs xg
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: Between daiwa sv light ltd 8.1 and shimano scorpion bfs xg

Bro ccass,dirtyd64,hogsticker2&all,i need your personnal experience between ftb and sv light ltd magnet brake system which one is superior&less finnicky to adjust when we set the spool tension knob where there no side to side play to achieve easy of cast and to control spool overrun during ...
by DirtyD64
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Between daiwa sv light ltd 8.1 and shimano scorpion bfs xg
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: Between daiwa sv light ltd 8.1 and shimano scorpion bfs xg

I am not sure of the SV Light's frame material, but I know it is the same body style as the SS/SV and Steez SV ($400 one). These reels are Japanese made models (not Thailand like mid and lower tier Daiwa's) and feel great. My SS/SV has aluminum gears and what some describe as hollow, but I have expe...

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