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by Reverendo
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Millionaire M7HTMAGST
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Daiwa Millionaire M7HTMAGST

The common low drag for common non-oceanic/big game reels... The usual 5-6kg. Are you sure about the pinnion and maing gear supporting the increased drag power? To be honest, I'm not sure. I have heard that a common upgrade to these reels is better pinion (actually a pinion sleeve), but I don't kno...
by Reverendo
Fri May 29, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Millionaire M7HTMAGST
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Daiwa Millionaire M7HTMAGST

This is one of the great surf casting reels having won several distance casting competitions. Having said that, it has two weaknesses. No clicker, AND a very weak max drag of 11#. The clicker doesn't bother me, but the weak drag does. Is there any way to increase the max drag capability? I don't thi...
by Reverendo
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Completed my first Point Blank build...
Replies: 19
Views: 7412

Re: Completed my first Point Blank build...

I have a Point Blank 731MXF that I'm about to start building. I went with Fuji components (SKTS split reel seat, split handle design, cork rear grip and matching fighting butt, K series guides, etc.) We'll see how it turns out. It'll be paired with a Daiwa Ryoga 1016 (JDM).
by Reverendo
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 4878

Re: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods

I really wish I had the same experiences as everyone else since I loved my K2’s. Unfortunately all they did was break. Even had the replacements break. All breaks occurred while casting well within lure weight range within the first couple trips. Phenix customer service was terrible as well and too...
by Reverendo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Point Blank rods?
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Point Blank rods?

What can you tell me about these rods? Only blanks are available right now, but the technology looks impressive. Of course promos and advertising have a way of making things look much better than they are.
by Reverendo
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis GLX vs Rainshadow ETERNITY / TESTAMENT
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: G Loomis GLX vs Rainshadow ETERNITY / TESTAMENT

While I'm still investigating the Rainshadows, i noticed that they not longer offer the Eternity blanks :( Instead they're touting their Testament line as a top tier, "more affordable" blank. Both the Testament and Immortal use their RX8 graphite. I thought the Eternity used RX9? Wonder why the Eter...
by Reverendo
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis GLX vs Rainshadow ETERNITY / TESTAMENT
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

G Loomis GLX vs Rainshadow ETERNITY / TESTAMENT

I'm looking to get or build a 7'6" medium action casting rod. I've been impressed with the Rainshadow IMMORTAL blanks but have no experience with their top of the line Eternity or Testament blanks. (I think RS replaced their Eternity line with the Testament line). Anyone in the know care to weigh in...
by Reverendo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Thinking I'd Like to Build a Musky Rod BUT...
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

Re: Thinking I'd Like to Build a Musky Rod BUT...

Mattman wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:40 pm
If you're a skilled builder, you can make your own ferrule and turn your 1-piece blank into a 2-piece rod.
I'm not skilled. I've only build one rod. Came out nice, but that's all I have to go by...
by Reverendo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Thinking I'd Like to Build a Musky Rod BUT...
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

Thinking I'd Like to Build a Musky Rod BUT...

I'd like it to be an 8ft. 10 in. model (8'6" through 9 ft. would work too). Now here's the caveat: I'd like it to be a 2 piece (70/30 split) model, and somewhat high-end. If I could get a Japanese blank that would be great, but I'm not aware of any Japanese rod makers selling rod blanks. Any suggest...
by Reverendo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 9922

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

Let me say that I do appreciate all of you that took the time to give me your opinions and suggestions.  I would not have considered some of these options without your feedback.  So thank you.     I think I found the culprit.  It seems that the 1.5 oz. Live Target Mullet is the suspect.  If you've b...
by Reverendo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 9922

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

Agreed on sucky technique. lol
I got one overrun ... again it occurred when I tried to put some real zing to the cast.
by Reverendo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 9922

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

Morning Update: Well I heeded the advice of several on here and removed the 30# Samurai.  I had some 50# J-Braid laying around, so I spooled the reel up half way just for kicks and giggles.  This morning I headed out to a nearby canal to test this theory.  I played with both the spool control and br...
by Reverendo
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 9922

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

Well I’m fishing in the salt, where some fish can strip 150-200 yds in a blink. This is the reason for the 350 yards. That is also the other concern about adding tape to the spool. To be honest, I’m not completely understanding how it’ll prevent the overrun. If my longest cast is 45yds., and I put t...
by Reverendo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 9922

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

I'm not sure the braid is digging into itself as the level wind seems to be doing a good job spooling that line at a proper angle. Also, I'm not seeing or feeling it digging into itself. It could be, and I will certainly look for that. The Calcutta 400 is a Conquest version so it is not nearly as wi...
by Reverendo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 9922

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

I would think the 30lb Samurai is way too thin if you're trying to cast a 1.5oz bait hard. It may be bedding in on the spool when you give it the extra power in the cast. Samurai is very over rated for it's diameter compared to most other brands, Spiderwire is the same. If you want to stick to Samu...