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by tywithay
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistlers warranty and the curse of 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Kistlers warranty and the curse of 2020

I had heard when they moved production overseas that things went downhill, my klxs are from 2013 because that's when I graduated from grad school and I bought them as a graduation present to myself. I think they had just started production on the klx because on my first order they sent the wrong ro...
by tywithay
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which one?
Replies: 26
Views: 996

Re: Which one?

Is it true the JDM Metanium 20 has a 70 size spool? Anyone? I ordered 2 from Japan Scroll down this page. All signs point to the US and JDM versions having the same spool (70 or otherwise) http://www.tackletour.net/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=84248&p=678555#p678555 Yeah I seen that, some say it is shallow...
by tywithay
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: T3 1016 spool in a Ryoga
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: T3 1016 spool in a Ryoga

That used to be the spool to own if you had an OG Steez because it was very tame, but still offered great performance. If you have to run anywhere near max brake, something is off. Sounds like it worked out well for the LIN though.
by tywithay
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster
Replies: 20
Views: 1356

Re: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:47 am
Metanium 20 or Bantam MGL?
I love my Bantam, but aside from the JDM PG model, I can't find one reason to choose it over the Metanium. The Metanium is essentially the same reel with a better spool and lighter package.
by tywithay
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your opinion on the Daiwa's Zero Adjuster
Replies: 31
Views: 1080

Re: Your opinion on the Daiwa's Zero Adjuster

Makes no real difference to me, compared to the typical knob. I still loosen it just a hair, then leave it alone until the end of time. Same as any other Daiwa.
by tywithay
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 30661

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Not saying I would or wouldn't jerk off to a rod, but I've yet to see one that attractive. To each their own though. This is a judgement free zone.
by tywithay
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 30661

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Don't know if they're overrated, but the ones that left me the most disappointed based on performance for the money, were St Croix Avid, Loomis IMX Pro and E6X, Dobyns Champion and Champion Extreme, Shimano Curado. All good rods, but offered very little considering the price tags.
by tywithay
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 893 v ZBone
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: NRX 893 v ZBone

sydaar wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Thanks much Drakestar and Revofisher; exactly the information I was looking for - much appreciated. Looking hard at the 7'3" LMH for "do many things" rod. Any thoughts on custom vs "off the shelf"?
Off the shelf you get what they want, custom you get what you want.
by tywithay
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!
Replies: 71
Views: 6605

Re: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!

The blanks are already dang near perfect. They could just get like 3 relatively intelligent fishermen in a room to design a new handle and color scheme in a few hours. Voila, new model. Just improving the build quality would almost be enough to call it a new rod.
by tywithay
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 300K
Replies: 18
Views: 903

Re: Curado 300K

4.7:1 :-k

Might attach one to the front of the truck for a winch. Does the 300K have micro gears as well?
by tywithay
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano reel names
Replies: 38
Views: 1150

Re: Shimano reel names

I wish they'd do away with the F generation names for the Vanford. Shimano Vanford the Third would sound great in 2027.
by tywithay
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano reel names
Replies: 38
Views: 1150

Re: Shimano reel names

They have some cool names like Stella or Vanquish...then they come out with Vanford...there has to be a story behind it that has yet to be told. Sounds like a word someone would try to use in scrabble.
by tywithay
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 79
Views: 3347

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

I actually like the look of the reel, just not the price. For another $60 I can order the Metanium from Japan and know 100% that it will outperform the 70. For essentially the same price, I can get a Bantam. They may be a hair larger, but they're not big reels at all. If this reel was $179, it'd be...
by tywithay
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 79
Views: 3347

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

I actually like the look of the reel, just not the price. For another $60 I can order the Metanium from Japan and know 100% that it will outperform the 70. For essentially the same price, I can get a Bantam. They may be a hair larger, but they're not big reels at all. If this reel was $179, it'd be ...
by tywithay
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatulion Custom
Replies: 21
Views: 765

Re: Daiwa Tatulion Custom

Well at least there is a new reel with the Magforce 3D Break Sytem. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32952222421.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.32ef2492r5Zy0s&algo_pvid=fe8b97ff-1ea8-42e3-b7f4-f5d21b446a39&algo_expid=fe8b97ff-1ea8-42e3-b7f4-f5d21b446a39-48&btsid=0ab50f0815944060642117682ed590&ws_ab_...