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by DrPerf
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez 103HL
Replies: 34
Views: 1898

Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL

I picked up a steez 103hl recently and before I bought it I found that most people said it was good for baits 1/4 oz and lighter only. And that the steez 100h was the one to get for lures 1/4-1oz. ... I have never heard that description of the Steez 103 ( HL =JDM version) ( HLA =US domestic versi...
by DrPerf
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832
Replies: 20
Views: 9345

Re: Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832

I have used Daiwa Samurai Braid in 18, 20 and 30# for years with no issue other than some minor bleeding with the green version.

Doc
by DrPerf
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...

OG reels (Steez, TD-Z, etc.) complete disassembly and cleaned in an ultrasonic polished following this post and additional discussion with "ChuckE" 'back in the day' http://www.tackletour.com/reviewtdsolpolishing.html lubed with Super Lube and TS-321, as appropriate Carbontex drag added actual ABEC...
by DrPerf
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Feed Your Enthusiast Soul : Conquest 842C MBR
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: Feed Your Enthusiast Soul : Conquest 842C MBR

I fished with an NRX 902S and Conquest 902S 'side-by-side' for more than a month and decided to sell the NRX and keep the Conquest for the following reasons: Sensitivity: Likely the same between the two rods. The Conquest might have been a "hair" more sensitive, but not enough to be definitive. The ...
by DrPerf
Sun May 05, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Valkyrie Rods
Replies: 72
Views: 7933

Re: Megabass Valkyrie Rods

I just purchased the 7'2" Heavy and trying to decide if I am going to keep it or trade for the slightly lighter 7'1" Heavy (216g vs. 183g). If I decide to keep the 7'2", I should get out with it later this week. Doc While the 7'2" is a great rod, after a couple of trips it was clear the combined we...
by DrPerf
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 13540

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

I read the TT review on the DX703. The pictures show a very different rod than my later production one. Seems I have imported blanks on my DX703 & DX704. Unfortunate, but it happens in many industries. Build a great first production run, then after rave reviews cheapen the product to meet a price p...
by DrPerf
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 13540

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Really surprised to hear negative comments on the Compile-X rods. I used the 7'1 for quite some time and felt it was very sensitive. Also had the Werewolf 6'6 compile-x rods which was one of the most sensitive sticks I've ever had. I still have my 6'8 compile-x spinning rod that I have no issue fee...
by DrPerf
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Question on Parts
Replies: 19
Views: 1229

Re: Daiwa Question on Parts

Working on reels is expensive. but therapeutic.. For me it calms me down and no anxiety.. Until that bearing retainer goes flyin'... And then its all CSI and chit to find it. :lol: I have plenty in stock so I can just look for it later. :lol: been there done that. Yep, but now hand and reel go into...
by DrPerf
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Seditions and some others.
Replies: 55
Views: 4014

Re: Seditions and some others.

No need for a psychiatrist/psychologist/therapist,
yours is a passion by a true connoisseur of fishing equipment's performance and aesthetics.

Well done, amico, well done =D>

Regards,

Doc
by DrPerf
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Go To big T-rig / C-rig Rod
Replies: 23
Views: 1870

Re: The Go To big T-rig / C-rig Rod

I’ve been really happy with the Dobyns Champion Extreme 784, the Mike Long jig rod, for rigs and jigs. It’s also versatile enough to throw an umbrella rig. It’s probably not as sensitive as some of the Megabass rods mentioned, and certainly not as sensitive as the NRX, but it’s still an excellent a...
by DrPerf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion TWS feedback from owners?
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Zillion TWS feedback from owners?

Negative, they are right handed gears, ironically I am left handed, but that is because it makes sense for me to not switch hands. Still want to learn left hand reel fishing... No, that makes perfect sense. I know this has been hashed and re-hashed and smoke hashed and hashed browned on this forum,...
by DrPerf
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez hyper Cast spool
Replies: 16
Views: 2080

Re: Steez hyper Cast spool

goldrod wrote:
DrPerf wrote:Guess I am the "outlier" here. I have been using that spool since 2010 in an OG Steez 100HLA with lures from 3/8 -1 oz. It definitely provided an improvement in casting distance without being "wild", but as always YIMMV ;)

Doc
Was your reel or spool modified in anyway?
No, neither was.
by DrPerf
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cost to ship a rod is lunacy
Replies: 18
Views: 2220

Re: Cost to ship a rod is lunacy

I was on the USPS site not 2 hours ago and they wanted the $104 price. 88". I couldn't believe it because I sold a couple of flipping sticks, many years ago, 40 bucks tops, insured, priority. I'll check your ###s again to see if I'm missing something. The two 7'1" rod shipments each used a tube tha...
by DrPerf
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cost to ship a rod is lunacy
Replies: 18
Views: 2220

Re: Cost to ship a rod is lunacy

Some current points of reference: 7'6' rod San Jose, CA to Port Huron, Mi $40 - UPS Ground, includes $400 insurance December 2018 7'1" rod San Jose, CA to Woodland, WA $16-17 - USPS Priority Mail, includes $400 insurance (I don't remember the exact amount, but it was in that range) February 2019 7'1...
by DrPerf
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?
Replies: 97
Views: 13042

Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

OG Daiwa Steez STZ 681MLFSA Compile-X paired with an OG Steez 2508 or 2500 My first "high-end" rod (2008) and I still love it! This Compile-X rod is extremely sensitive in my hands and able to handle fish. Caught my previous personal best, 7.98#, with it. Conquest 902S paired with a Shimano Stella 3...