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by Normware
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which is your favorite rod company?
Replies: 311
Views: 110887

Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Currently Dobyns followed by St Croix I have a few Diawa's but not a big fan, but slowly warming up to them (1 Steez one zillion and a tatula) I have had a few Gloomis rods but have never been a big fan of them and I mean all their series- way over priced and hyped. I do have a Deep Flex that is gre...
by Normware
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix Legen Tournament 8'6" LBS86mlxf
Replies: 0
Views: 927

St Croix Legen Tournament 8'6" LBS86mlxf

Finally purchased this rod. First things though: I originally bought the Curado CDSX74M to throw Ned rigs. Found that it had too much tip to throw anything under 3/8 oz. It was a bit too stiff. Started to use it to throw spybaits and it proven to be really great for that technique. So I still wanted...
by Normware
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Favorite drop shot set ups
Replies: 25
Views: 1920

Re: Favorite drop shot set ups

I have several: 1) Simax TS Drop Shot (Stinger tip) 6"10" xxfast paired with a Shimano CI4+ 2500. 2) Megabass F3/12-70xx orochi paired with a a Shimano CI4+ 2500. 3) Daiwa Steez TS610MXXXF paired with Daiwa Ballistic LT 3000. (latest acquisition) All rigged with 30lb braid usually Powerpro...
by Normware
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Cranking rod
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: Cranking rod

most of my Crankbait rods are basically Dobyn's

805CB RM
764CB RM
705CB
634CB
635CB

and a Fenwick Elite tech(the old 2 colour black and yellow) and a
Gloomis 903C Deepflex

I have too many crankbait rods but they all have a purpose, and I only use 5:1 or 6:1 ratio reels
by Normware
Wed May 30, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which reel for my Helium 3, 7' heavy?
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: Which reel for my Helium 3, 7' heavy?

Having gone from all Shimano to Lews (bb1's, speed spool tournament and super duty) I have gone back to a mix of Shimano (Chronarch 200hg, 150, 150hg, Curado K) and Daiwa (SV103, Tatula CT, Type-r). I am moving away from LEWS for several reasons: 1) they don't hold up like Shimano. 2) Local store do...
by Normware
Wed May 23, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 8'6" Drop shot rods
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: 8'6" Drop shot rods

Thanks for the reply. I almost pulled the trigger one this past weekend. I have no 4000 series reels so I think I will hold off for a bit.
by Normware
Wed May 02, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 8'6" Drop shot rods
Replies: 3
Views: 963

8'6" Drop shot rods

Anyone have or had the chance to use either the

Shimano Expride A Spinning Rod 8'6" Med Lt 2-Piece or St Croix Legend Tournament 8'6" medium Lt xfast rods for drop shots or spybaits?
by Normware
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 8005

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

Johnny A wrote:Revo is a good reel. Call it OEM all day long. Call it a Korea reel all day long. Revo is the Honey Badger of reels. It don't care. If you screw it up, Abu send you a new one.
Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 3, Gen 4. Solid.


Why is your avatar TEAM DAIWA :confused:
by Normware
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What happen to the Z hype?
Replies: 31
Views: 3098

Re: What happen to the Z hype?

I tried one last week. In the parking lot at my local crack er... tackle dealer. It cast quite well. The sound was different - not louder or quieter - but different. I made about a dozen casts with it. The distance was good. My favourite colour is orange so that did not dissuade me. My main issue wi...
by Normware
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 8005

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

Gave up on Abu several years ago. Had a revo (can't remember the model). Took it part to clean and was shocked how cheap the parts were. Getting back together was not fun. When compared to Shimano curado's and chronarch's of the time the Abu's were not worth the money time or effort. Still feel the ...
by Normware
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lew's Service
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Lew's Service

Just thought I would post about the great service I received from Lew's. I recently tore down 2 BB1's speed spools. In the process I mess up the stoppers. Not sure what I had done, I sent an email off through their website on Good Friday. On Monday morning @ 9:30 a.m. EST, I received a reply on how ...
by Normware
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lew's Pro G
Replies: 15
Views: 1210

Re: Lew's Pro G

from bassblaster: Lew’s first all-metal reel: Pro-Ti SLP. Available this fall: > …1-piece aluminum frame and aluminum side plates with titanium composition…lightest, toughest reel ever produced by the legendary Lew’s brand…. > Hard aluminum alloy Speed Gears that have been cut on the finest Hamai CN...
by Normware
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Missing Cast Control Cap
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Missing Cast Control Cap

Thanks for the replies.


I used to get parts from Mikes years ago. Never an issue. I tried them first and got no response. I have tried many other so called reel repair sites.

I will be trying Reelparts Thanks Zimbass.
by Normware
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Missing Cast Control Cap
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Missing Cast Control Cap

I have a Chronarch CH101BSV. Somehow the cast control cap has gone missing. I have contacted Shimano Canada to see if they have a replacement part. Sadly they do not. I have checked Ebay for BNT 3212 - no luck. Is there a compatible cap from another Shimano reel that is still in production? Is there...
by Normware
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?
Replies: 33
Views: 3994

Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

A Fenwick Elitetech baitcasting Crankbait rod. The older 2 colour rods. Picked it as it was the last rod they had in that line. Got it for 50$ (down from marked price of $70). One of my better light crankbait rods. Also have some Daiwa Aird spinning reels and some Shimano Sahara reels that I regular...

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