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by i_am_R2
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do you keep back up reel
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Do you keep back up reel

I'm guilty of this :oops: and I often end up using the "backups" to test with other lines and rods. Funny you posted this subject, I was literally just going through my gear trying to organize it and realized I may have a few too many and should probably start selling some of it clear to up some spa...
by i_am_R2
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 322
Views: 50883

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

Sneak peek of my ito inspired Steez CT. Auto paint on sideplate/ gear cover and Satin Alum cerakote main frame. https://i.postimg.cc/jSrMMX6C/322-CFDEA-DAD4-4-FAE-B480-2555076-B7-CD6.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/JzcPvkKx/80-B3-DC9-E-834-F-43-FA-A3-DF-3-F327068-B540.jpg Looks amazing, cant wait to see m...
by i_am_R2
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Best Swimbait Rod
Replies: 24
Views: 2710

Re: The Best Swimbait Rod

Megabass XX Leviathan is worth checking out. I never really got into swimbaiting because the equipment felt too cumbersome but to me that rod is pretty sick. Never thought an 8 foot rod could feel that light and balanced
by i_am_R2
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula SV TW
Replies: 27
Views: 2095

Re: Daiwa Tatula SV TW

How is the casting distance versus the last gen? Does it feel choked off at the end of the cast like the last one can sometimes?

Thanks!
by i_am_R2
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Steez
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Rod for Steez

From my experience the Steez was too light to fish with the FMJ for an extended period of time. To me the FMJ felt better with a heavier reel
by i_am_R2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 83
Views: 6039

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

It looked like the rods are using a new reel seat design with an even smaller trigger :(
by i_am_R2
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 83
Views: 6039

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

evilcatfish wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:35 am
i_am_R2 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:15 am
Can you share where you saw the post?
The hookup tackle is posting videos in their Instagram story from the show in japan. Some very cool stuff, including the new destroyer rods
Sweet! Thanks for the heads up :D
by i_am_R2
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 83
Views: 6039

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

Can you share where you saw the post?
by i_am_R2
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Offseason Changes Continue!
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: The Offseason Changes Continue!

Cracker wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:26 pm
lifeofRiley wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Who knows, maybe Jared got cut. I don't think he's ever won anything has he? Who is on Shimanos pro staff other than a mart?
Keith Combs
Scott Martin uses Metaniums looks like.
Think David Walker, Luke Clausen, and JVD also
by i_am_R2
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler 2020 prices up!
Replies: 30
Views: 2375

Re: Kistler 2020 prices up!

i scanned the site after seeing this thread. Looks to me the HE's are on a new blank?? The cost question seems to be secondary. I have many positive posts about my HE3 but these rods don't appear the same blank so until we get someone fishing them who knows. zbone looks on the same blank but they c...
by i_am_R2
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: New chatterblade
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: New chatterblade

mmarkinma56 wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:11 am
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New 1/2oz. Puffball silicone chatterblade
Green pumpkin/ Grn/Blk crystal/Burnt org.
That looks awesome 8-) I am guessing you made that yourself?
by i_am_R2
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 85
Views: 11406

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

from the video im going to guess the new met. if it is a solid body design like the bantam it should be really comfortable to palm. if it was a bantam dc would it have the open svs adjustment like the one in the video has? ive noticed most of the dc reels do not have that on the side plate of the r...
by i_am_R2
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Medium Heavy Spinning Rods
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

Re: Medium Heavy Spinning Rods

How heavy is the cover you're fishing? Power shotting is a primary technique for me on the Delta. I will use casting or spinning, depending on my mood. Of the rods you've listed, I'd go for the 843 GLX. However, there is no need to limit yourself to those choices. My personal rod at this moment is ...
by i_am_R2
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Basszone handle knobs
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Basszone handle knobs

Under the bearing closest to the handle, so bearing > washer > handle post
by i_am_R2
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Basszone handle knobs
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Basszone handle knobs

Ha, glad I'm not the only one. I've tried removing the shields, shimming both sides of each bearing, using 2 bearings on top or bottom, shorter screws...can't get em to work unless I loosen the heck out of the screw. I am not familiar with these knobs so this is a shot in the dark but maybe try tho...