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by Winstondry
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods with the 'it' Factor
Replies: 37
Views: 1687

Re: Rods with the 'it' Factor

Here’s one that I don’t recall seeing mentioned and is one of my favorites, the DAIWA Heartland 741 MHRB-SV AGS casting rod. Phenomenal rod! Paired with a Steez LTD TN, it’s a match made in heaven.
by Winstondry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 302
Views: 23110

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

Kahen Style... rsz_oj.jpg rsz_shabang (1).jpg After a long (fishless) vacation, I arrive home to a bevy of goodies. Good news is, the KTF 30mm spool for Alphas/Millionare works amazing in the Steez CT SV and might be the preffered choice if your planning on swinging middle weight lures. (5-12 grams...
by Winstondry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help with my Sol
Replies: 18
Views: 504

Re: Help with my Sol

Chris, I'll throw my reel with the Megabass Zonda honeycomb this weekend and try and give you some feedback on it. As I mentioned via PM, I've not really thrown it much since installing it in my reel.
by Winstondry
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods with the 'it' Factor
Replies: 37
Views: 1687

Re: Rods with the 'it' Factor

Thanks Gary! Of course, I already have the Faust... :doh:
by Winstondry
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods with the 'it' Factor
Replies: 37
Views: 1687

Re: Rods with the 'it' Factor

I'll chime in on a few favorites of mine currently in production along with the reel in use... Steez 76MML-AGS/Exist LT 3000-CXH - This one of the best do it all spinning rods of all time, no doubt, just amazing for me. Steez 71MH-AGS - paired with a Steez CT presently and a joy for t-rigs, lighter...
by Winstondry
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado DC levelwind not moving.
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Curado DC levelwind not moving.

Make sure part no. 4874 in the schematic is not loose. I just replaced one with a colored one on one of my reels this afternoon and didn’t tighten it enough, the guide wasn’t moving. Once I tightened it down it resolved the issue.
by Winstondry
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Sorry, off topic....Rick, are you still down in Panama?
by Winstondry
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Repainting a reel...
Replies: 31
Views: 1647

Re: Repainting a reel...

I use a candy paint of a very carefully prepped frame and side plate so the letters and numbers come through. Then it's being careful with the clear coat application. I did a red one too for a good friend that fishes the FLW Tour. I don't have any pics on my phone of the blue reel. Here's the red o...
by Winstondry
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Questions about Legend XTreme Inshore, generally... specifically 7MF and 7MLF
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Questions about Legend XTreme Inshore, generally... specifically 7MF and 7MLF

Hey guys, thanks for the responses.... Let me give a short review of these sticks that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere, and would have been important to me had I not yet bought the rods. First and foremost, you're getting an outstanding fishing rod. Other than fully custom rods I've had made (and...
by Winstondry
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Repainting a reel...
Replies: 31
Views: 1647

Re: Repainting a reel...

I've airbrushed a few and never again. The tolerances are tight on a lot of our newer reels and the masking takes a long time to do it right. Here's a blue Metanium I did for myself. I did the whole reel this color with black accents. I cheated and used an airbrush and good automotive 2 part clear ...
by Winstondry
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Does a Antares DC MD XG feel geary brand new?
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Does a Antares DC MD XG feel geary brand new?

I have both the Antares DC HG and Antares DC MD, both are relatively new but neither feel geary. I also have the current version Exsence DC, used a little more yet it doesn’t feel geary either. Geary is not what I would expect from any of the high end DC reels.
by Winstondry
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Ryoga 1016 SV
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Ryoga 1016 SV

I have a 1016H SV, not sure if it's the same one you're inquiring about. Mine is the current black model. I've had it for a while now, took it in trade for another reel. I've actually only used mine a couple times, once with the original spool for a Carolina rig, and another with a ZPI M spool in bl...
by Winstondry
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Biospawn
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: Biospawn

My buddy schooled me on the Vilecraw last fall, his bag limit would've been close to 30lbs while I would've weighed in ~10lbs. We're hitting that lake again tomorrow as I've heard the flipping bite is pretty good right now, I'm armed with Vilecraws up the ying yang for tomorrow! We'll see how they ...
by Winstondry
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Biospawn
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: Biospawn

My buddy schooled me on the Vilecraw last fall, his bag limit would've been close to 30lbs while I would've weighed in ~10lbs. We're hitting that lake again tomorrow as I've heard the flipping bite is pretty good right now, I'm armed with Vilecraws up the ying yang for tomorrow! We'll see how they d...
by Winstondry
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Opinions on $250-$350 reel
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Scratch that, thought I read Steez TW.