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by robchik04
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shout out to Megabass USA
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Shout out to Megabass USA

I had an Orochi XX (Gen 2) EMTF that needed warranty replacement. The glue on the reel seat had failed and began twisting. I began the warranty process with MBUSA, within minutes I had a response. I provided all the details and sent in my rod. Within a day of their receipt, I have a tracking number ...
by robchik04
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran 50 gear swap?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Shimano Aldebaran 50 gear swap?

Bantam1 wrote:As far as I know they will not directly swap. I will double check today, but I know there are some other differences on the BFS model compared to the MGL model.

So my best bet is probably trying to get aldebaran 50MGL HG gears?
by robchik04
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran 50 gear swap?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Shimano Aldebaran 50 gear swap?

:?: :?: :?:
Can anyone tell me if Shimano can sell me an 8:1 Gear set, say from an Aldebaran BFS, to swap out the 6.5:1 gears from USDM Aldebaran 50?
by robchik04
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are You PUNCHING with?
Replies: 60
Views: 12721

Re: What are You PUNCHING with?

Rod: Phenix Recon Elite 805 Reel: Shimano Exsence DC Line: Seguar Flippin Braid 50# Weight: Reins Tungsten .75-2.5oz Hook: Owner Jungle Flippin Hook 3/0-5/0 Punch Skirt: Paycheck Baits Out this way in Northern CA I mostly flip a combination of floating vegetation (Hyacinth, pennywart, etc.), and su...
by robchik04
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are You PUNCHING with?
Replies: 60
Views: 12721

Re: What are You PUNCHING with?

Rod: Phenix Recon Elite 805 Reel: Shimano Exsence DC Line: Seguar Flippin Braid 50# Weight: Reins Tungsten .75-2.5oz Hook: Owner Jungle Flippin Hook 3/0-5/0 Punch Skirt: Paycheck Baits Out this way in Northern CA I mostly flip a combination of floating vegetation (Hyacinth, pennywart, etc.), and sub...
by robchik04
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Heavy or extra heavy rod for 12 exsense dc
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Heavy or extra heavy rod for 12 exsense dc

Try the new Phenix k2 736. Not sure if it's on their website yet, but I do know the production version is available.
by robchik04
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Foul Weather Gear - Simms, Gill, Cabelas Guidewear or what?
Replies: 18
Views: 5081

Re: Foul Weather Gear - Simms, Gill, Cabelas Guidewear or what?

I've got a Frogg Toggs Pilot suit. At 250 ish total, it's a very nice suit. It's a few years old, and I've used in steady rain all day and have walked away mostly dry. A little leakage around my knees when kneeling and culling fish, but overall a great buy.
by robchik04
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Vanquish...worth the price?
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Vanquish...worth the price?

I picked up a 2500XGS last year. It's nice. Love it. but for the money, I think the stradic ci4+ is a better buy. If budget is a concern look to the stradic ci4+. if you're looking to treat yourself, Vanquish.
by robchik04
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: QUESTION: Daiwa Tatula/Zillion TWS -> Braid -> Fluoro Topshot
Replies: 3
Views: 632

QUESTION: Daiwa Tatula/Zillion TWS -> Braid -> Fluoro Topshot

:?: Hey all. Anyone have trouble topshotting fluorocarbon to braid with the Tatula/Zillion SV TWS reels? I notice the line guide is fairly narrow. Was curious before I spool up for spring. :?:

I'm looking at spooling up with 30# J-Braid x4 to 15# FC
by robchik04
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Bass Recon?
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Phenix Bass Recon?

I’m not familiar with the Dobyns Champ Extreme, but I think it’s their flagship rod. I have used the recons plenty. I have a 762 spinner (Recon 2) that is currently a dedicated float n fly rod. It’s pretty nice. I’ve used it for flick shakes, spy baits, and light under spins. For Ned rigging, and de...
by robchik04
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Stella or vanquish
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Stella or vanquish

I've got a Stella c2000s and a Vanquish 2500XGS. If you're paying retail site prices, get the Vanquish. While the stella is more refined, I don't think it warrants the $300 price increase. If you're able to get it cheaper, then yes - Stella!!! If money is not a big concern of course, Stella wins han...
by robchik04
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Phenix PHX-C682 = BFS rod
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Phenix PHX-C682 = BFS rod

I've been using a Phenix K2 713 for my BFS needs, mostly ned rigs. The top of the lure weight rating (5/8) in my opinion really pushes it. I've done some light split shotting with it as well. It's really sensitive and fun swinging it around with the Aldy BFS.
by robchik04
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crankbait/ChatterBait Rod /w conquest 100
Replies: 14
Views: 2678

Re: Crankbait/ChatterBait Rod /w conquest 100

Depending on the size cranks you use, and depth, i use a Phenix M1 72H. This rod is carbon fiber vs. graphite, but has a nice smooth load. I'd call it a Fast taper. I primarily use it for 3/8-5/8 ounce chatterbaits and spinnerbaits around shallow cover and vegetation. I'll also crank 3/8oz + square ...
by robchik04
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Fall Delta Punching Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: Fall Delta Punching Video

it's a canned edit feature. i basically just pick the clips i want mashed together and the app does the rest. Pretty legit. Copyright laws prevent me from using my own music on platforms like Instagram/Youtube/Facebook, so i just upload it to the GoPro site.
by robchik04
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Fall Delta Punching Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Fall Delta Punching Video

I'm like 8 years late on the whole GoPro thing, but I have been messing with it some this year. I really appreciate the apps GoPro provides, with templates for your videos, it's made it super easy. I'm looking forward to messing with some of the more advanced apps soon, but for now... https://quik.g...

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