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by Zander
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Yeti Panga 28 Backpack - A Waterproof Fortress for all Your Outdoor Gear
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: The Yeti Panga 28 Backpack - A Waterproof Fortress for all Your Outdoor Gear

Looking for a waterproof pack and wondering how the zipper is on the Yeti. I had purchased and returned the Patagonia pack before the Yeti even came out because the zipper on that pack was a nightmare to open and close. It was incredibly tight and I had to pull really hard to open the pack all the ...
by Zander
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 3968

Re: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction

Do you have any insight as to why the rod weights are all over the place? (According to MB website) 7'2 Heavy- 216 Grams 7'1 Heavy- 183 Grams 6'11 MH- 197 Grams 7'1 MH- 174 Grams I don't get it?? I only was able to fish the rods for a few hours but I did notice the weight variance across models. I ...
by Zander
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 3968

Re: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction

Thanks for the preview, the rods look interesting as enthusiast moving bait sticks. Also, "he caught the 6.82oz . bass at the Lake of the Ozarks Big Bass Bash last month" Lol, thanks Lowrange, that would be a very small bass on that bait. Probably had bait weights in my mind when I wrote ...
by Zander
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 3933

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

"On the centrifugal side, Shimano is seen as the leader, and their latest SVS Infiniti system has literally brought the manufacturer back from the brink of despair after the whole "E" incident ." Eh? What was "the whole 'E' incident"? The Curado E5 was a TT Editor's Ch...
by Zander
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano Curado 150 DC – Bringing Digital Cast Control to the Masses
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Shimano Curado 150 DC – Bringing Digital Cast Control to the Masses

I'm a little confused. In the article (I'm not sure who wrote it) the author states he was casting small, weightless plastics. In the merged Curado DC thread, in response to a question I posed regarding casting ranges, Dan responded, stating this was not a good reel for quarter ounce and under. I b...
by Zander
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano Curado 150 DC – Bringing Digital Cast Control to the Masses
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Shimano Curado 150 DC – Bringing Digital Cast Control to the Masses

The Zodias rods that I fished with the Curado 150 DC reels were the Zodias 610ML for the light stuff and Zodias 7'2 MH G Crank rods. The Loomis rods I used were the NRX 852 JWR and the IMX Pro 853 JWR. Switched between the rods trying fluorocarbon and braid, wanted to see how the new Super8Slick V2 ...
by Zander
Mon May 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

Mazel Tov! =D> Those fish look like a really big one would have no problem eating a scuba diver! Thanks Mark, really impressive pull on the end of the line. Never knew fighting a Goliath could be so fun... and exhausting, all at the same time. I bet! A 15 lb catfish kicked my butt, and I only fough...
by Zander
Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

mark poulson wrote:Mazel Tov! =D>
Those fish look like a really big one would have no problem eating a scuba diver!


Thanks Mark, really impressive pull on the end of the line. Never knew fighting a Goliath could be so fun... and exhausting, all at the same time.
by Zander
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Global Design for Enthusiasts, the Shimano G.Loomis Conquest Rods
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: A Global Design for Enthusiasts, the Shimano G.Loomis Conquest Rods

Enjoyed the review. If asked what I wanted in a new premium rod I would have ask for full cork grips, great guides, and MBR actions. All winners on the Conquest rods. Interesting comparison between the Conquest's and NRX's sensitivity, no winner there. I'll be adding some Conquest to my line up, bu...
by Zander
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: What the Enthusiast? Keitech's Easy Shaker Worm
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: What the Enthusiast? Keitech's Easy Shaker Worm

Everything Keitech makes seems to be of the absolute tops in quality. But, for my drop shot, I love a small roboworm and it'd be hard to change for something that might catch as many fish, with luck, but at a higher price point. I do love Keitechs, the Easy Shiner in particular. Brad I'm with you B...
by Zander
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing

Yes, in the longer term durability update I can do that, we have a digital magnifying camera in the lab.
by Zander
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing

The tolerance of the ID looks off. Is that what is causing the rattling during the cast? http://www.tackletour.com/images18/pic13fishingconceptzreel30.jpg Hi Tony, I thought it was possible but while I observed some change in the edge of the I.D. it doesn't go through the entire bushing. I also swa...
by Zander
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing

Slazmo wrote:And good to see you using a great Aussie product 'Inox' in the review.


Thanks Slazmo, and I love INOX, some of the best oil available on the market!
by Zander
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing

Appreciated the detailed review. Not sure if I am going to run out and get one, but if the price is right during some sales, I might have to try it out. The color is a shout out to the OG Team Daiwa Sol-Train! A true classic. Thanks Zodiak, it definitely offers anglers a different experience and ha...

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