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by cumara
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Any info on DOBYNS XTASY?
Replies: 6
Views: 2641

Any info on DOBYNS XTASY?

Any feedback on weight, sensitivity etc.?
by cumara
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Impressions of new Tatula rods?
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Impressions of new Tatula rods?

Wondering if anyone has fished or handled the new Tatula rods -- balance, weight, sensitivity or other observations? Thanks!
by cumara
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy
Replies: 11
Views: 1841

Re: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy

Thank you very much for the information. One of my favorite rods so I guess I'll keep fishing it for now. I ordered it from TW and have the receipt. I'm not 100% sure. I think they have been offering MSRP credit. I do not see any model listed in our system for use as a replacement in warranty situat...
by cumara
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy
Replies: 11
Views: 1841

Re: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy

Thank you for your response! To me it looks more like air voids under the clear coat than moisture, and the rod has been well taken care of. Out of curiosity, what would replacement option be with no Adrenas available? It's hard to tell what is going on from your picture. It doesn't look like there ...
by cumara
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy
Replies: 11
Views: 1841

Re: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy

Rod has not been stored in the boat or anywhere else near moisture, and has looked this way for weeks with no change.

Tim Kelly wrote:If it had been lying in a damp rod locker the dampness can get into the clearcoat. It usually dries out when taken out of the locker though and should go back to normal.
by cumara
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy
Replies: 11
Views: 1841

Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy

Just noticed what looks like air voids or clear coat cracking? on my beloved Adrena 7'4" pitch/flip. It is only on the side opposite the guides, and spans from just above the 3rd guide from the bottom almost up to the tip.

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by cumara
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: ICAST 2018 Rumors
Replies: 93
Views: 11538

Re: ICAST 2018 Rumors

E73Bass wrote:With the CG80 being the upper end reel of the 3 and guessing all under $150. with the CC80 most likely being a $80 reel and the CR80 being a $100 reel.
Just a guess.


Already on several retailer sites for pre-order at:
CC80 - $59.99
CR80 - $79.99
CG80 - $99.99
by cumara
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: ICAST 2018 Rumors
Replies: 93
Views: 11538

Re: ICAST 2018 Rumors

MediumHeavy wrote:copycat site on youtube claims a new Tatula 100 that is smaller, weighs 6.9oz, has zero adjuster, and different knobs.


He also mentioned a new Aldebaran coming too -- does anyone have any details on that??
by cumara
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Loomis 853/854 vs 893/894
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: Loomis 853/854 vs 893/894

894 is where it's at. the 853/854/893 are all underpowered to me. the 873c is sick also. Thank you. What’s the big difference between th 854 and 894. Seeing as they are both 4 powered rods you’d think they’d be similar I will echo that the 894 is much more powerful than the 854. You would expect th...
by cumara
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Re: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?

Thanks for heads up - Shimano USA just posted Curado DC, MSRP $249 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy6fYpK1zhY Someone on youtube posted this from Shimano... I think they said it was from Shimano Germany http://fish.shimano-eu.com/content/fish/eu/de/de/homepage/Product-detail.P-CURADO_DC.html Saying...
by cumara
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 4161

Re: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

Many thanks to all that offered insight! Especially hasnoboat!! That is exactly the info that I was looking for, a direct comparison. One day I put them both on the same rod , both were spooled with the same line and I casted the same bait on dry land (sidewalk for ease of measurement. For $300 more...
by cumara
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 4161

Re: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

Thank you everyone for your input and feedback! I have multiple Metaniums, Aldebarans, etc. as well as two Tatula SV TWs that I think perform and cast well at their price point. I owned a Steez SV and appreciated its refinement, but for some reason casting distance was just average. The smaller size...
by cumara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW
Replies: 50
Views: 4161

Steez SV TW castability compared to Tat SV TW

Hello, can someone please tell me how the Steez SV TW casting performance compares to the Tat SV TW? I imagine that the steez handles lighter baits better but do they perform similarly in general and is distance similar? Thanks in advance!
by cumara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Steez xt frog rod?
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: Steez xt frog rod?

Yes, it's not a very light rod if you put it on a scale, but well balanced like you said. I don't really find it to be tip heavy even with a Metanium XG.
by cumara
Thu May 31, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Steez xt frog rod?
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: Steez xt frog rod?

I've used it extensively for frogs and have been very happy with it. On a few occasions I fished a jig with it, and it did perform well.

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