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by ScoobyDoo
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa Tatula Lt
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Daiwa Tatula Lt

Anyone using the new Lt for light weight gear? Time for a new trout reel and thinking about 1000. While not used it for trout, I do have a TALT1000D-XH that I picked up new a couple weeks ago. I've used it a couple times in the last week or so, and I have to say, I'm not that impressed with it. Gra...
by ScoobyDoo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 97
Views: 6665

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

Been fishing this reel off an on for the last few months....figured I'd update since I really added anything in a bit. It's not a bad reel.. Right weight. handles up close work well. And works well for all medium to medium heavy applications that don't need tons of distance. Being that they market i...
by ScoobyDoo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2018 stella
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: 2018 stella

I was excited to see how much they cored out of the rotor to reduce it's weight! Didn't think they could improve the feel of the fi..but they did
by ScoobyDoo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa Tatula Lt
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Daiwa Tatula Lt

Throwing 1/4 hardware and small bobber/fly. Done with Stradics- Have a larger Ballistic that is nice but wanting to try the Tatula if I hear enough good reviews, If you like how the ballistic works...you'll like the feel of the tatula better....The seals of the ballistic do add a bit of resistance....
by ScoobyDoo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa Tatula Lt
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Daiwa Tatula Lt

Anyone using the new Lt for light weight gear? Time for a new trout reel and thinking about 1000. I have a tatula 2000 on a 5' loomis ultralight imx It's lighter than a 1000 ultegra The 1000 looks to havea smaller spool and possibly a little smaller rotor. At 6 ounces i'd go 2k and it'll manage lin...
by ScoobyDoo
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Do Expride rods have a high rate of breakage?
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: Do Expride rods have a high rate of breakage?

I always found that if there are breakage issues. They are discussed heavily. St Croix had issues with real seats and near joint failures on their legen surf rods..and with such a small community using 400-500 surf rods. To hear it as common as it was...was very interesting. Also keep in mind those ...
by ScoobyDoo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K gears
Replies: 69
Views: 4778

Re: Curado K gears

I swapped the gears in a met dc the other day................ What a difference brass makes....I'm a bit late to hating alu in shimano reels....but man...it's like a bantam or antares now. WHich is funny that daiwa steez alu gears are antares level....yet micro module is meh..... Best 50$ i ever spe...
by ScoobyDoo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Long spinning rod help for swim baits
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Long spinning rod help for swim baits

I went with a 9 foot tailwalk high tide tz for a wide range of offerings... I can throw 6" savage gear line throughs and pretty much anything up to that. One thing that is worth noting that Reason mentioned. Small trebles. They have power to pull hard but it develops 3 feet down the blank. So p...
by ScoobyDoo
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa?
Replies: 46
Views: 2701

Re: New Daiwa?

an Lt label baitcaster.....interesting. The composite used in the fuego is pretty good. like old ci4 non plus. pretty cool alternative if one wants to shave weight of the fuego. 9 bearings...figure 4 in the knobs...1 at the handle base......2 on the spool...2 on the pinion???? That could mean a floa...
by ScoobyDoo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid That Keeps Its Color
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Braid That Keeps Its Color

Only one i've found is fins 40g because it's inside Color isn't absorbed into braid....it's a coating ANd it really doesn't make much difference. In 20 years of only using braid as a main line. I never thought to myself...damn I didn't catch today...I need to change braid colors or freshen up. you'r...
by ScoobyDoo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano's newer braking
Replies: 18
Views: 955

Re: Shimano's newer braking

I dig em. The old school centrifugal brakes using the large brake blocks. Come in real harsh very early. Where as the new one's come in less aggressively and fade off nicely at the midpoint It's all personal preference i guess. I didn't like the last red brake setup and prefered a mix of red and whi...
by ScoobyDoo
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid on a Tatula SV TW
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: Braid on a Tatula SV TW

Going to run braid on an SV for the first time. Not a braid fan, bit it is going on a frog combo. Do the SV spools need a mono backing with braid? TIA. Only reason I'd add backing is to prevent slip. Or reduce the amount of pricey braid. Usually i just tie an arbor knot and add about 7/8 of a wrap ...
by ScoobyDoo
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Kast King reels
Replies: 29
Views: 2164

Re: Kast King reels

bigturtle wrote:I was one of the people who posted your vid, and oh boy did i pay the price. Got talked down and deleted for posting nonsense content that "only contains someone's opinion and nothing more"



LMAO...thank you for being my surrogate! LMAO
by ScoobyDoo
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: LT versus Ci4+FB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: LT versus Ci4+FB

I'm not sure if it isn't because of being broken in yet or what, but the Daiwa LT series seemed to have a "different" feel than the Ci4+FB, the one I have has that air feeling, our Revo's have the smooth but gear feeling, and the in store Daiwa's had an air/connected gear feel. I know aft...
by ScoobyDoo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Kast King reels
Replies: 29
Views: 2164

Re: Kast King reels

What?! I don't understand all your hatred and poison spewing nonsense. Other "resource" site moderators are better fishermen than anyone on this site and only fish gear they truly believe in. I read all the time how their reels are put to the test and are solid reels for the money. They c...

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