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by 78Staff
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Issues with Tackle Warehouse
Replies: 28
Views: 2516

Re: Issues with Tackle Warehouse

my backorder shipped today it looks like, so they appear to be running about two weeks behind on these, once they are in stock.
by 78Staff
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx 853c?
Replies: 20
Views: 1300

Re: Nrx 853c?

I have one and have struggled to find a niche for it - I always have the 893/894 rigged so the 853 is kinda in limbo. Oddly enough, there's a review on YT where the guy was disapointed in it's peformance as a jig rod but found it excelled as a spinnerbait rod. Kinday spendy to dedicate it to a spinn...
by 78Staff
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: If you had a painter willing to paint one TD-Z
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: If you had a painter willing to paint one TD-Z

painting magnesium is a different animal than painting a normal reel. Prep is the key and there are not too many folks that do it well, unfortunately. Make sure your guy understands the nuances of preping/acid/alkaline/etching/etc magnesium otherise the reel will look like junk in short order. TD-Z'...
by 78Staff
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Issues with Tackle Warehouse
Replies: 28
Views: 2516

Re: Issues with Tackle Warehouse

I just got an email for an backordered item that arrived but had been backordered for over 6 months, they sent email to confirm if I still wanted it which was nice, as I'm sure some folks would not want something that had been back-ordered for that long - ie they may have found it elsewhere, or it m...
by 78Staff
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: TD Zillion spool info
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: TD Zillion spool info

OEM Zillion/Zillion 50th spool will be typically be 21g with OEM bearing, Zillion LTD spool would be 18g. Type R, HLC, and 100M would all be around 16g IIRC, and J-Dream 14g
by 78Staff
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 895
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: NRX 895

No matter how much I wanted to like this rod, it is so tip heavy, unbearably so in my hands, It never stayed in my rotation... This and the comments following it are why this is the only NRX I don't own... I have the 916UBR instead - certainly not a lightwieght rod but with the full grip it balance...
by 78Staff
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 11989

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Interesting points about reels, I agree and disagree at the same time ;). I like my Steez reels and my customized/upgraded TD-Z's. I'm a fan of a lighter high end reel, I'm a fan of the smoothness, the "reeling in butter" feel you get with the higher end gear. That being said, I've posted a few time...
by 78Staff
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: OG Zillion Gear Swap
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: OG Zillion Gear Swap

It's a little different in that it (the 8.0 gear set) uses a non-standard drag stack... well not non-standard, but different than the typical Daiwa no 1 drag type setup, it's a pixy style setup. But the process is the the same, just follow the instuctions in the kit when putting together the drag st...
by 78Staff
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 11989

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

What was the old saying/guideline - spend your money on rods, not the reel - the reel is just there to wind the line. The feel all comes from the rod. Kinda like the tried and true adage - spend 2x as much on your scope as your rifle cost. Very few people do that anymore, although higher end scope p...
by 78Staff
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 11989

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

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by 78Staff
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 11989

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

The majority of my Megabass rods are either Fuji ECS or ACS seats :-s What model did you have? Orochi Gen 1's... I don't recally what the seat was, but it was skinnier than the Fuji's I am used to and prefer. Kind of a glossy plasticy skeletal looking reel seet The Orochi XX Gen 1s have standard Fu...
by 78Staff
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 11989

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Teal101 wrote: The majority of my Megabass rods are either Fuji ECS or ACS seats :-s What model did you have?
Orochi Gen 1's... I don't recally what the seat was, but it was skinnier than the Fuji's I am used to and prefer. Kind of a glossy plasticy skeletal looking reel seet
by 78Staff
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 11989

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Daiwa Steez rods as already mentioned several times - I've never actually handled one but the word has been out on that series of rods for a long time it seems. I actually passed on getting a few at cost due to the bad reviews. St. Croix, I'm not really a fan of their rods, but the lower end stuff d...
by 78Staff
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: DC (Antares, Calcutta, spool tension, distance, etc.)
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: DC (Antares, Calcutta, spool tension, distance, etc.)

My partner bird-nested the sh** out of a Curado DC this past week, so DC is not infalliable if you're not paying attention :). Same for SV for that matter. It helps, but you can't go to sleep on it.
by 78Staff
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez hyper Cast spool
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

Re: Steez hyper Cast spool

poisonokie wrote:I'ZE v. SLP v. RCS What's the difference? Anybody know?
Typically...

I'ZE is Daiwa Premium offering, tuned from factory.
SLP Works is like Diawa's Custom Shop
RCS will be stock reel from T3 lineage...