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by Edward78
Wed May 08, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: China/aliexpress gear?
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

Re: China/aliexpress gear?

Has anyone tried the fly fishing rods from China? I know there are some decent casting rods for a good price like the kuying rods so I wonder if those rods can be good budget rods or whether they are just garbage. I have ordered 2 from MaxCatch but haven't received them yet. I ordered a 9' 6wt and ...
by Edward78
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS rods: JDM v CDM
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: BFS rods: JDM v CDM

I have used a few Tsurinoya rods the dexterity, Dragon and the ProFlex II. I also have 3 Kuying Teton rods and I feel when fishing them and looking at them you wouldn't think its a Chinese produced product. For the money IMHO hands down the best BFS rod value out there comes from China.
by Edward78
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS in the bay
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: BFS in the bay

Lots of good Saltwater approved BFS reels out there but I use my Old Abu LTX SHS reel, super light spool that holds a little more than the average BFS spool with an X-Mag frame and Abu's salt approved barrings installed

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by Edward78
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Crankbait reel

LgMouthGambler wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Shimano Calcutta 100XT
I was thinking the same thing 100 or 50XT
by Edward78
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa TDZ 100ML Value
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Daiwa TDZ 100ML Value

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:58 am
You stole that one! Just fyi, the reel has 5.8 gears. The Tackle Trap has the 7.1 gear set that will fit the LH mirror TDZ frames, yours included.
I already ordered the gear set, a Steez A 90mm handle, Zaion drag star and Carbontex drag washers.
by Edward78
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa TDZ 100ML Value
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Daiwa TDZ 100ML Value

I ended up getting it for $100 shipped, I should have offered less :lol: . Looking forward to it, I have never had a TDZ.
by Edward78
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS in the bay
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: BFS in the bay

The Aldebaran BFS, Calcutta Conquest BFS and Scorpion BFS are all approved for salt water use. From the Shimano website: "Sea water OK Shimano's unique high-performance bearings, SA-RB and A-RB, which are resistant to rust, can be used safely in sea fishing as well, thanks to the exterior treatment...
by Edward78
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa TDZ 100ML Value
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Daiwa TDZ 100ML Value

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:15 am
If theres no price, then I would low-ball, say around $140. Maybe he will negotiate and you can still get it for a decent price.
Thats my Plan but just wanted to get an idea as to where to start, if you go to low some people get offended and stop dealing with you.
by Edward78
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: OG tatula vs New tatula rod
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: OG tatula vs New tatula rod

Yes, but I use it more for senkos, finesse jigs, and light texas rigs. It's great for dead sticking 5.8 and 6.8 flick shakes. Daiwa needs to bring this rod or an equivalent ... ie Steez Harrier-Finesse to pair with the new Steez ct sv If I get an Alphas CT, and let's be honest, I will, that rod is ...
by Edward78
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: OG tatula vs New tatula rod
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: OG tatula vs New tatula rod

That's good to hear. They really are great rods for the money and I'm glad they actually managed to improve upon them without jacking up the price. Here are the weights of the 1st gen models I have or have had in the past: Tatula 6101MXB: 3.8 Tatula 6101MHFB: 3.7 Tatula 711MHXB: 3.8 Tatula 711MHRB:...
by Edward78
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS in the bay
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: BFS in the bay

Are these BFS reels (i.e. such such as the Adlebaran) salt water durable? The Aldebaran is not recommended for salt because of the Magnesium frame but the Shimano Scorpion is Salt approved as well as the Abu ALC BF7. Both have audible drags and cast light baits well, the Abu spool is a little light...
by Edward78
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa TDZ 100ML Value
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Daiwa TDZ 100ML Value

If it's mechanically sound, I wouldnt go over $180, or $200 if the original box and accesories are included. I have no way of telling how it is internally because I'm purchasing it online but he "says" he only used it 1 time and from the look of the pics it definitely appears it hasn't been used mu...
by Edward78
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa TDZ 100ML Value
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Daiwa TDZ 100ML Value

I have a opportunity to pick up one in like new shape, what would you pay for it ? https://photos.app.goo.gl/DGP2mViD8GsoNb1D8 https://photos.app.goo.gl/4S5VqmWNo6EX641T6 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YERuhKsyAPSkSQvaXOs3yy7o7AotJyclZX8GIpD-Z3b0PgEdy7PPJbV43LGUwaxF_zpg1k3W_sm85gF5ztmyo6TwAr4xDIS...
by Edward78
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Micro bass jig BFS rod
Replies: 24
Views: 3279

Re: Micro bass jig BFS rod

This. I hope. I gave up the Volkey 68L in favor of the MS-X 65L. It's lighter, more crisp, more sensitive, and better balanced. Should get a LOT of use in the coming year. https://i.postimg.cc/Fzfx5XjQ/20190208-223721-HDR.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/brjK5MHv/20190205-215016.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/nr...