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by Scuba Scott
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?

When I first started using my 13 Met XG I noticed it’s loss of torque relative to other 7.x reels I was using at the time. Increased resistance while retrieving baits, etc. I thought it would be OK until a battle with a 5lb Lanier spot showed me otherwise! Swapping out those 8.5:1 gears for 7.4:1 m...
by Scuba Scott
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?

Thoughts on power between the two ratios? I have not had enough time on the 8 gear to really get a feel for the difference. I’m still thinking I may prefer the 7 gear for its versatility. For some situations I think I prefer the longer 96 handle. For others I may prefer a 90. That is kind of a hang ...
by Scuba Scott
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?

Looking for opinions on what gear ratio everyone tends to prefer for bottom contact fishing. Casting,pitching,flipping,dragging, etc. I have mostly used 7 gear in the past and have recently purchased an 8 gear. My initial thoughts are that I like the speed of the 8 to take up line for the hook set, ...
by Scuba Scott
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 10871

Re: What's next for Shimano???

I am patiently waiting on an update to the Core series. The 100 MG7 and 50 MG7 were a couple of my all time favorites. I would be a fan of them following what daiwa has done with the Steez. Give us magnesium and aluminum options for the Core. Brass gearing in both with 6,7,8 ratios. I would also lik...
by Scuba Scott
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium

What are your opinions of the newer hawgtech versus the ZPI?
by Scuba Scott
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium

I tried to get the Zpi one at the tackle trap. They were sold out of the gunmetal one. They were also not sure they were going to be able to get anymore.
by Scuba Scott
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium

Looking at putting a carbon fiber handle on a Metanium mgl. What kind of options are out there? Looking at around a 90 mm size. I have been looking at the zpi 92 in the gunmetal color and also the hawgtech 90 mm. Thoughts on these two? Going to keep the stock shimano knobs on new handle. What other ...
by Scuba Scott
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium MGL gear swap
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

Thanks for the link
by Scuba Scott
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium MGL gear swap
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

Would the upgrade worth doing to a new reel?
by Scuba Scott
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium MGL gear swap
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Metanium MGL gear swap

Looking for feedback from those of you that have swapped gears in your met mgl to the curado K grass gears. Thinking of going that direction on an 8 gear MGL and wanting to know if it is worth the hassle and cost? Good and bad feedback appreciated.
by Scuba Scott
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 346
Views: 22155

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Will the Steez SV TW in the 8 gear be coming to the US market?
by Scuba Scott
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 346
Views: 22155

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

What are the chances we will see an update to the Zillion? New frame and get that brake dial recessed!
by Scuba Scott
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SLP/RCS Knobs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: Daiwa SLP/RCS Knobs?

Makes sense and I’m glad to hear they have the same basic shape. I’m still not a huge fan of the paddle style knobs on the Steez A or the thinner/flatter knobs on the SV TW. I think I may go with a set of the high grips for the Steez A. I’m very interested in seeing what others have done to upgrade ...
by Scuba Scott
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SLP/RCS Knobs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Daiwa SLP/RCS Knobs?

Looking at some of the RCS/SLP knobs. What are the differences between the Super High Grip S knobs and the I shape cork S knobs? I have a pair of the I shape knobs in red on a daiwa Steez SV TW. I am looking at the Super High Grip ones in black for a Steez A.
by Scuba Scott
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A spool options?
Replies: 32
Views: 4166

Re: Steez A spool options?

Sounds like the Steez A crazy cranker will be in my future. I currently have 2 A’s in 7 gear. I have 2 SV TW a 7 gear and 6 gear. I have not experienced any issues with any of them. As mentioned earlier, I would like to see an upgraded Zillion (brass gears) where the palm side dial is hidden like th...

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