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by haoz
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 13 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 6
Views: 2601

13 Shimano Metanium

Busted the pinion gear on my 13 Shim Metanium. searching online for parts... did somebody posted an upgrade to brass gearing some time ago? Need them ASAP! can anybody point me in the right direction? I can share some photos after. :D My Shimano Poison Ultima 166M Wolfgang is sad to be divorced from...
by haoz
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Suggestions for a enthusiast crankbait rod?
Replies: 29
Views: 1458

Re: Suggestions for a enthusiast crankbait rod?

Wolfgang is more of a jerk bait rod.
Versatile, can be used for cranks too, I Guess.

Just that I wouldn't use it primarily for cranks.
by haoz
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New Combo #2 for 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5374

Re: New Combo #2 for 2016

Nice setup! If used primarily on 1/4 - 1/2oz baits, I would suggest shedding some weight on the reel. Hard to explain in words, but the weight reduction makes whole set up jump alive. Over here in Singapore with hot weather and peacock bass lurking every corner, the weight reduction makes my fishing...
by haoz
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Shimano Rods (Poison Ultima & Glorious)
Replies: 116
Views: 13866

Re: New Shimano Rods (Poison Ultima & Glorious)

Been very busy, hadn't had time to logon recently.

I have to say I had problems getting each and everyone of my poison rods, and despite the huge agony of waiting...

I love them all. (Ultimata best at the moment)
by haoz
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano Jackal poison Ultima - Anyone got one
Replies: 85
Views: 9331

Re: Shimano Jackal poison Ultima - Anyone got one

Pics and preliminary review please.

Which model again?
by haoz
Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano Jackal poison Ultima - Anyone got one
Replies: 85
Views: 9331

Re: Shimano Jackal poison Ultima - Anyone got one

correct me if I'm wrong. The M refers to backbone power. (Plenty strong imho)

Tip action is not mentioned by model number.

The 166M I have is closer to a fast action tip rod. Ideal for jerkbaits & small too waters.

170M should be closer to a regular action tip. Ideal for crank baits.
by haoz
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano Jackal poison Ultima - Anyone got one
Replies: 85
Views: 9331

Re: Shimano Jackal poison Ultima - Anyone got one

Would the new 166m model work be good for jerkbaits? I know I've asked before on here and the 170m is good but not sure if the 66 model is targeted for another technique. Been busy lately so haven't been on much. 166m is ideal for jerk baits. I'm about 5'11 so I prefer the 66m length better. I woul...
by haoz
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Comparable setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Comparable setup

I have a few Ultimas, can't say enough good things. I put them up there with the nicest rods I own easily. I also own a number of Evoluzion rods. They're nice, but in my eyes there's something about the Ultima that I can't put my finger on that puts it SLIGHTLY ahead.... Just my 0.02 like +1 been r...
by haoz
Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano Expride 6'6" Casting model...
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Shimano Expride 6'6" Casting model...

i would think the rod is perfect for small jerk baits, rubbers, spinners etc.

personally I would pair it with the new Metanium to bring the overall weight down.
by haoz
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: RYOGA 1016 vs. Conquest 100
Replies: 61
Views: 10115

Re: RYOGA 1016 vs. Conquest 100

We fish jerk baits a lot over here. Cannot imagine myself working that bait on a Ryoga. The palming edges are just..... Uncomfortable. I love uber smooth reels, smooth drags on my reels. I have friends who swear by the more grindy gears & head turning drag of Daiwa. To each his own I say. Personally...
by haoz
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: exsence dc vs metanium xg
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Re: exsence dc vs metanium xg

NRX 893 is a very light rod. I think the Metanium would feel better in hand.

For throwing stuff up to 3/8 oz, I would think met performs slightly better too.

Essence DC excels on 8-10 ft rods and/or lures bigger than 1/2 oz (just imho) after fishing both reels rather extensively.
by haoz
Thu May 14, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Hedgehog 90mm carbon swept hande
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Hedgehog 90mm carbon swept hande

The hedgehog one works super well for mine.

I ordered a set of retainer and nuts from shimano for the core to go on.

I find the tolerances for the hedgehog much better than the stock handle. Any back play, in/out play eliminated with the new handle.

Best upgrade I can feel imho.
by haoz
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Pier Plugging reel for Blue Fish and spanish? 4500 vs 3500?
Replies: 2
Views: 3778

Re: Pier Plugging reel for Blue Fish and spanish? 4500 vs 35

I would go even lighter than 4500.

you can always use braid with a leader for blues & spanish.
by haoz
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: The Ultima is here...
Replies: 32
Views: 5421

Re: The Ultima is here...

nice rod there!

any more pictures? :lol: :lol:
by haoz
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New BFS setup
Replies: 28
Views: 5971

Re: New BFS setup

haha congrats on your beautiful set up! there is no denying a nice set up nonetheless.

let us know how that set up feels on the water!