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by Papageno1791
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: MB F2-64XS + Daiwa TDR + Salmo Pike = 24.5lb Big Girl
Replies: 10
Views: 2987

Re: MB F2-64XS + Daiwa TDR + Salmo Pike = 24.5lb Big Girl

I agree, you are a very skilled with big fish on light tackle :clap: :clap: :clap:
by Papageno1791
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BMF aka Revolver S by D.R.E.S.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 8757

Re: BMF aka Revolver S by D.R.E.S.S.

Yup! We have two different approaches and I think it is my mistake to try to impose my view of what good-looking means. I did get the point through the pics that you wanted to show the handle itself and that's why you put it on the first reel available. I hope I didn't offend you with my comments. I...
by Papageno1791
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BMF aka Revolver S by D.R.E.S.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 8757

Re: BMF aka Revolver S by D.R.E.S.S.

tonym wrote:
Papageno1791 wrote: The Calais is not a reel that reminds you of Star Wars, is it?

I'm a geek: ;)
=))))
So, I better say try the handle on a more transformer looking reel by Shimano.
by Papageno1791
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 4 Days, Japan to Texas
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: 4 Days, Japan to Texas

Yea, FedEX is much faster, but more expensive, than EMS :| For 1-piece rods you have no EMS option, so you need to pay the extra money for FedEX. Well, an exception, I got a 4'8" 1-piece jigging rod shipped by EMS :P
by Papageno1791
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BMF aka Revolver S by D.R.E.S.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 8757

Re: BMF aka Revolver S by D.R.E.S.S.

That is why choosing the appropriate reel is so important (I am talking about looks, not performance) . The handle itself is cool, but it is not good for a Calais, even if the colors matched (which don't). The style is not the same. The Calais is not a reel that reminds you of Star Wars, is it? It i...
by Papageno1791
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Pikes!
Replies: 4
Views: 2295

Re: Pikes!

GAMEOVER wrote:Id love to toss that around my area. Hey papa, I got something you may like made from....
Yup! Very beautiful lure, and not expensive considering it is a Vagabond...I bought two of them like 2 months ago, but I haven't been able to find the bleeding color.
by Papageno1791
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 4 Days, Japan to Texas
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: 4 Days, Japan to Texas

I do not know if Texas is further from Japan than Paris, but I got a rod in a record time of 3 days :shock: EMS shipping rocks!
by Papageno1791
Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone use a Certate 2500R???
Replies: 15
Views: 2288

Re: Anyone use a Certate 2500R???

Papa, If you can find any reference to Certate rod, can you please post it here. Never heard about Certate rod, but I know that Daiwa UK and FR tend to have more variety than Daiwa US. I am so impressed with Certate reel, that I would not think twice before purchasing Certate rod. Sure! Here you ha...
by Papageno1791
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New Abu Fantasista for my stable
Replies: 7
Views: 2803

Re: New Abu Fantasista for my stable

SmokeyJ wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but what purpose do spiral-wrapped guides serve? I have been staring at that picture scratching my head trying to figure out what benefit it would give, but I am completely stumped.
You will find will probably find an answer in this thread ;)
by Papageno1791
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New Abu Fantasista for my stable
Replies: 7
Views: 2803

Re: New Abu Fantasista for my stable

Wonderful combo!
Perfect color match between reel and rod. The Fantasista looks GREAT =D> I am still eyeing an orange one.
by Papageno1791
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: A couple of new additions
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: A couple of new additions

USA-RET wrote:I need to get into a program or support group..I'm spending way too much on my hobby.
Welcome to our group :arrow: :evil22: :evil22: :evil22: :evil22:
by Papageno1791
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone use a Certate 2500R???
Replies: 15
Views: 2288

Re: Anyone use a Certate 2500R???

I had a Certate 2500R custom. I think dhuie said it all about the reel. In a few words that's my conclusion: "smooth, reliable, but rather heavy." I sold it when I was collecting funds for an Opus-1. You can even find Certate rods to match with the reel. I am not sure whether the rods are JDM or EDM...
by Papageno1791
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: I got mine!
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: I got mine!

Very nice setup. Congratulations!
by Papageno1791
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BMF aka Revolver S by D.R.E.S.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 8757

Re: BMF aka Revolver S by D.R.E.S.S.

dampeoples wrote:Maybe it's just me, but that's the ugliest handle I've ever seen on anything, even my toilet.
I think the problem is that they do not match the colors and style of the reel. Maybe on a Zillion??
by Papageno1791
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Pikes!
Replies: 4
Views: 2295

Pikes!

I just came back from a few-days trip in Warsaw. As usual in any of my trips, I went to visit local fishing stores to learn a little about their fishing tackle market. I saw (and bought!) many interesting lures, but the nicest ones I found were some pikes built by Salmo. I had never seen lures immit...