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by Tmeng
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Exist LT FC 1000S
Replies: 33
Views: 7809

Re: New Daiwa Exist LT FC 1000S

Let's hope so. I would be very keen for anything ultra or light in either 6'8", 6'10 or 7'0, 7'2. Just my personal preference in lengths though...... This is Tony in Chicago. I had been asking Northfork/Edge the same for the past few years, hopefully they'll come out with a few panfish/trout blanks...
by Tmeng
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Exist LT FC 1000S
Replies: 33
Views: 7809

Re: New Daiwa Exist LT FC 1000S

I read that the new Exist LT FC JDM models don't come with the full Mag Seal, the FC model excludes the Mag Seal line roller and both Mag Seal side plates. Where did you get this info? From PLAT when I was inquiring about the Exist, also another video by a vendor in JP. Based on the information I w...
by Tmeng
Thu May 31, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Exist 18
Replies: 38
Views: 3865

Re: Daiwa Exist 18

Made out of treated magnesium 1 piece frame with a larger main gearing. I do a lot of wading on the rivers I fish and after a few outings my line roller would acted up. I started looking for a new reel and the Exist seem to have what I was looking for until I heard about the FC models. I decided to ...
by Tmeng
Thu May 31, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Exist 18
Replies: 38
Views: 3865

Re: Daiwa Exist 18

The Daiwa Exist 18 "FC" model don't have the Mag Seal in the line roll and the side plates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwyfNPe ... e=youtu.be
by Tmeng
Thu May 31, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Exist LT FC 1000S
Replies: 33
Views: 7809

Re: New Daiwa Exist LT FC 1000S

I read that the new Exist LT FC JDM models don't come with the full Mag Seal, the FC model excludes the Mag Seal line roller and both Mag Seal side plates.
by Tmeng
Thu May 31, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NorthFork Composite HMX
Replies: 1
Views: 2080

NorthFork Composite HMX

Has anyone purchased the new series of blanks to give some feedback? I believe they only made 6 blanks to select from for now.

https://northforkcomposites.com/x-ray-rod-blanks/
by Tmeng
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Matagi vendor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Matagi vendor?

I never had a problem ordering from Matagi directly. I would send an email with a list of the items I would need, and Mamoru would send me a reply with an invoice. When I build my rods I would normally order the Fuji guide sets from Matagi as they carry the correct sets for micro, KL, YSG, and other...
by Tmeng
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: In search of a rod to drift live minnow.
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Re: In search of a rod to drift live minnow.

Thanks Daiwa Lunatic and Mattman for the information on the fly rod specifications. Looking online for the older 2 peice St Croix Legend Ultra fly rod. Also thank you Bigreddog. I did not know Gary Loomis made the Edge rods. With the Str 862-2 (IM), does the (IM) stands for the IMX series? This rod ...
by Tmeng
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: In search of a rod to drift live minnow.
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Re: In search of a rod to drift live minnow.

Your suggestion of using a fly blank seems to be interesting. You had mention using 9 weight for your rod, which fly rod weight would get me into a light to med-light for 4 to 6lb for 1/8 to 1/4 lure weight?

Thanks for your reply Daiwa Lunatic.
by Tmeng
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: In search of a rod to drift live minnow.
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

In search of a rod to drift live minnow.

In search for another rod to use wading in the rivers. Looking for a spinning rod in 8' to 9', light to med-light, 4 to 6lb line. I would be using this rod to fish live minnow drifting, setup with small split-shot weights. The rod I am currently looking at online is the St Croix Legend Tournament Wa...
by Tmeng
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: Isaac Ortiz : Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Isaac Ortiz : Feedback Request Topic

I just received my Exist Steez 2004 from Isaac Ortiz in Hesperia,CA who I met here in TT. I was excited to receive the reel this evening and when I brought it out of the box and turned the handle I felt this vibration feeling in the gearing. I texted Isaac right away and all he said was it works fin...
by Tmeng
Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Reel Paint?
Replies: 18
Views: 6200

Re: Reel Paint?

I purchased an used TD-Ito some time ago for a fairly low price. The top of the reel where the 4 ports are located was touched up with paint and started to peel. I've asked a few people on this site to see if they can help me with repainting the reel, but unfortunately no help, I didn't hear back fr...
by Tmeng
Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Tomahawk series.
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Megabass Tomahawk series.

Hi Lobinaking, I'm very sorry to hear about the unfortunate outcome of your MB Kaede. Thanks for your feedback. The decision is made the Shiryu will be cranking rod. I'm taking a big gamble when it comes to purchasing any brand of JDM rods. It's one of thoses things that I have to try out, even if t...
by Tmeng
Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Tomahawk series.
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Megabass Tomahawk series.

Has any member on this site purchased the Megabass Tomahawk, GTC series cranking rods? Please share your thoughts on this rod. I'm curious to know about their performance, and how does it compare to the GT3 Shiryu. Speaking with Masaki at Megabass USA, he believes the GTC fits more of an all-around ...
by Tmeng
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: guide question on megabass rods
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: guide question on megabass rods

I didn't think you were doubting me, just seeking a second opinion. To me it simply justifies the cost and the reasoning of buying a JDM. For now I'm sold on JDM rods, it's quite breath taking the craftmanship they put into their rods. Your probably going to run into the concern about the warranty. ...