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by noc10
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...
Replies: 96
Views: 3419

Re: Is Daiwa becoming a Tatula???

Cal wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:14 pm
Most of those offerings from Daiwa are only available through exclusive channels... there used to be a Heartland group years ago with special rods and reels you could only get if you were in the club 🤷‍♂️
Those heartland rods are on my bucket list. Boy, are they spendy though.
by noc10
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...
Replies: 96
Views: 3419

Re: Is Daiwa becoming a Tatula???

Or do you guys not smile when taking fish photos too? ... THAT is one of my pet peeves 😉 So that's not just an Aussie fishing thing... Phew thought we owned that outright... Nope, it's important to have a stubble beard and stare at the camera with a stink eye that says, in no uncertain terms that t...
by noc10
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sealing the cork
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: Sealing the cork

U40 is great. I add to all my work rods. A thin layer does not affect feel one bit and most cork just slightly darkens. I love the stuff! Just a thin coat and it takes seconds to apply. It feels to me like U40 does change the feel a bit..but in a good way. It makes it have a slightly velvet-y tacti...
by noc10
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2-Power High End Casting Rods?
Replies: 21
Views: 1447

Re: 2-Power High End Casting Rods?

I’m looking into buying a high end 2-power casting rod for shaky heads, Ned rigs etc. The only rods in this category that I’m aware of are the NRX 852C and the Conquest 842MBR. Does anybody know of any non-Loomis alternatives? Not trying to avoid the company, just making sure I’m considering all op...
by noc10
Sun May 17, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shipping times nowadays
Replies: 99
Views: 7178

Re: Shipping times nowadays

I placed a Hedgehog order last night (I paid dearly for shipping) and they're using Yamato Transport instead of Japan Post. Anyone else place an order with them recently? How long did it take? I got an order from Hedgehog and one from Japan Tackle. I got notices from Japan Post that they had the sh...
by noc10
Fri May 15, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shipping times nowadays
Replies: 99
Views: 7178

Re: Shipping times nowadays

I placed a Hedgehog order last night (I paid dearly for shipping) and they're using Yamato Transport instead of Japan Post. Anyone else place an order with them recently? How long did it take? I got an order from Hedgehog and one from Japan Tackle. I got notices from Japan Post that they had the sh...
by noc10
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do you keep back up reel
Replies: 15
Views: 1468

Re: Do you keep back up reel

I keep a few new reels in back-up for future use. Do you? Nope, but I do seem to always have a few reels sitting around that are waiting to find their soulmate of a rod and I guess as far as that goes, a few rods sitting around waiting to find their perfect reel. Oh.. and I guess a few that were to...
by noc10
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New vs old greats for cranking.
Replies: 13
Views: 1618

Re: New vs old greats for cranking.

I think that the TD-Z series was the best quality production reel ever made. The quality of reels has slowly gone downhill since, though I do love me some OG Steez and PX68's as well. I also have a few newer Daiwas, Tat SV TW, SS SV etc, and while I like them and think that they decent enough, they ...
by noc10
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: KastKing
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: KastKing

I'm guilty, I have I think 5 of them. I bought them a few years ago. I'm not sure why I bought them, I guess I was sort of intrigued by the hype and their glossy graphics. I figured that it would be a great thing if I could use that $50 Assassin reel instead of having to buy those spendy Steez and P...
by noc10
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Tackle Loss Support Group
Replies: 22
Views: 1989

Re: Tackle Loss Support Group

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:51 am
Tell us about the spool :lol:
Now that's funny.
by noc10
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Ss sv spool options
Replies: 33
Views: 3393

Re: Ss sv spool options

I was just curious if anyone has tried a SS SV with a Zpi nrc001m spool, steez 103 r+, or steel limited 105sv spool? I keep reading about the SS sv being over braked but not sure if it's the spool, magnets, or both. I think it is mostly the spool. I just bought a Zillion G1 spool for Tackle Trap fo...
by noc10
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Ss sv spool options
Replies: 33
Views: 3393

Re: Ss sv spool options

I was just curious if anyone has tried a SS SV with a Zpi nrc001m spool, steez 103 r+, or steel limited 105sv spool? I keep reading about the SS sv being over braked but not sure if it's the spool, magnets, or both. I think it is mostly the spool. I just bought a Zillion G1 spool for Tackle Trap fo...
by noc10
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Buying Reel On Ebay From Japan
Replies: 14
Views: 1444

Re: Buying Reel On Ebay From Japan

If you are buying used the only additional fee would be customs, if you get selected. I’ve purchased three reels this winter from Japan, as well as several lots of lures, and have yet to accrue any additional charges. I even managed to get a one piece rod through without customs, but I got lucky th...
by noc10
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3405

Re: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?

I much prefer cork, but that won't stop me from buying a rod with EVA grips if I like the rod. it's more that I'm even happier when I find a rod I like and it has cork grips.
by noc10
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa rebillion rods?
Replies: 19
Views: 3476

Re: Daiwa rebillion rods?

fishes wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:45 am
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:41 am
Wonder what will replace the Zillion rods? For between the 200 to 500+ range.
I thought that the black label rods were meant to replace the zillion series
Can anyone say how the new Black label rods compare to the originals? I like them quite a bit and I've been wondering.