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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: 405

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: 341

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: 11
Views: 709

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: 11
Views: 709

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: 11
Views: 709

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: 11
Views: 709

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...
by Zander
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Autopsy: A Brat to the Balsa Core, the new Rapala BX Squarebill
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: TackleTour Autopsy: A Brat to the Balsa Core, the new Rapala BX Squarebill

Hahah then you probably know the properties of different wood materials better than anyone. When working on this autopsy I had to reach out to a lot of crankbait anglers that favor balsa, including ones that still build their own balsa baits and won't fish anything else. Sure, there is the marketing...
by Zander
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Savage Gear Introduces New Fishing Rods for 2018 - Meet the Browser Series
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Savage Gear Introduces New Fishing Rods for 2018 - Meet the Browser Series

Np, been getting a lot of emails since the preview went live. The rods are certainly priced to move and there are a lot of Savage Gear fans that have been waiting for a rod to toss all of the company's many topwater and big baits. I have a feeling that the 8 foot big bait rod is going to be a popula...
by Zander
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Savage Gear Introduces New Fishing Rods for 2018 - Meet the Browser Series
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Savage Gear Introduces New Fishing Rods for 2018 - Meet the Browser Series

No defined date yet but they should be available within the next few weeks. Savage was able to confirm that etailers like TW will be carrying them.
by Zander
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Autopsy: A Brat to the Balsa Core, the new Rapala BX Squarebill
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: TackleTour Autopsy: A Brat to the Balsa Core, the new Rapala BX Squarebill

Balsa historically has been a really good material but as mentioned in the autopsy it does have limitations. Why it is still used in the core is for consistency. Like I duscussed in the autopsy the same properties of a complete balsa bait is what Rapala is trying to achieve, only with enhanced durab...
by Zander
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White

I noticed that the review mentioned you all tested the K on the new Loomis IMX-Pro rods. I would love to see a review of them in the future. I have not found a lot of info about them out there yet, I love the looks of them but the price point is so close to the GLX now that I don't really know what...
by Zander
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White

Great write up. Like you mentioned, I'm in the camp of thinking this may be the best Curado yet. We'll see how it stands up over time. Thanks Fishballer, Happy New Year to you and everyone. Fully agree, will be fishing the reel a lot more to see if it holds up over time but already noticing that it...
by Zander
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Exclusive: On the Water with the New G.Loomis Conquest Rod Series
Replies: 28
Views: 2669

Re: TackleTour Exclusive: On the Water with the New G.Loomis Conquest Rod Series

Thanks alot for the preview and hope Shimano Malaysia will have this available soon. Anyway, i am still waiting for TT review. :) :) :) Regards, WW ps. Cal... or Zander..., any new rod from G Rods International???. Mind sharing it :) Not a brand new line yet but the company is branching out with in...
by Zander
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Exclusive: On the Water with the New G.Loomis Conquest Rod Series
Replies: 28
Views: 2669

Re: TackleTour Exclusive: On the Water with the New G.Loomis Conquest Rod Series

fishes wrote:Is there any word on when these will be in shops?


Hi Fishes, I asked the guys at G.Loomis today and it looks like the earliest the rods will be available is the early Sept timeframe.

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