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by johnD
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: How many brakes on new Met MGL?
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: How many brakes on new Met MGL?

try 3 - 3 first , then back it down.
by johnD
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch MGL interesting story
Replies: 28
Views: 1639

Re: Chronarch MGL interesting story

A $99 lews feels good in the store. Give it a few months of hard use and get back to us. In two months of frog fishing at least 4x a week mine went to poo... Not set on it getting too much heavy work yet if it excels that well at light lures it could get put into the lineup on a jig rod. Also in my...
by johnD
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch MGL interesting story
Replies: 28
Views: 1639

Re: Chronarch MGL interesting story

A $99 lews feels good in the store. Give it a few months of hard use and get back to us. In two months of frog fishing at least 4x a week mine went to poo...
by johnD
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Sub 250.00 reel
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Sub 250.00 reel

[list=][/list] Never tried a Zillion but own numerous tatula's, chronarch mgl and a bantam mgl. By far my favorite is the Tatula sv. While not quite as smooth as the bantam it casts effortlessly, easy clutch and truly a "set and forget" reel. My experience with the chronarch mgl was super...
by johnD
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Was the Daiwa CG CC CR 80's a colossal failure to Daiwa?
Replies: 36
Views: 1428

Re: Was the Daiwa CG CC CR 80's a colossal failure to Daiwa?

You'd be surprised at what sells as far as reels go. Worldwide there's millions of ppl that buy reels that have no idea of what they are buying. Even if you told them what they were buying they still wouldn't understand. They just want a cheap fishing reel that looks good to them.. I think that's th...
by johnD
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Sub 250.00 reel
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Sub 250.00 reel

JDM prices on Bantam MGL's are about $260. I know above $250 but , not by much.
by johnD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.
Replies: 35
Views: 2504

Re: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.

For freshwater reels , I'm using Maxima Waterproof grease and TSI 321 oil. For saltwater reels , Corrosion X grease and Reel X oil or Clenzoil for bearings.
by johnD
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Jdm Metanium or Chronarch Mgl
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Jdm Metanium or Chronarch Mgl

bbates3 wrote:Thanks If I mainly plan on running 30lb braid

Is the spool depth on the jdm an issue?

I understand it might be with 20-25lb flouro.


Not a problem , it will hold well over 100 yards of 30 lb braid.
by johnD
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 11612

Re: What's next for Shimano???

damn , I need that scorpion mgl.

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by johnD
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Jdm Metanium or Chronarch Mgl
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Jdm Metanium or Chronarch Mgl

Met mgl jdm , all day.
by johnD
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Fuego Ct or Shimano SLX
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Daiwa Fuego Ct or Shimano SLX

Would you care to share what you did with the fuego ct? How do you think it will hold up in Saltwater, with of course the proper maintenance afterwards. It's very exciting to me that something in the $60 range can be tweaked and upgraded. I like doing tweaks. I've had zero problems with the fuego c...
by johnD
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 11612

Re: What's next for Shimano???

LgMouthGambler wrote:
johnD wrote:Vid on the SLX MGL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZlC13p0vNA


Oh no! The flat bill hat has made it to Japan. ](*,)


Terrible situation. :doh:
by johnD
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 11612

Re: What's next for Shimano???

by johnD
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 11612

Re: What's next for Shimano???

Would it really cost that much more to throw x-ship in the slx and the tranx 200 ?

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by johnD
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 11612

Re: What's next for Shimano???

I had a chronarch mgl and a curado 70 , both got geary feeling reel quick with heavy use. My curado k's seem to be holding their own. I'd like to see new citica.

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