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by HobeyBaker
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 322
Views: 55599

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

by HobeyBaker
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: asian portal fishing
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: asian portal fishing

Has anyone ordered anything lately from Japan? I'm wondering how the shipping is affected by the coronavirus.
by HobeyBaker
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 92
Views: 15453

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

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:52 pm
I'm struggling on purchasing another Stella or going with a 4000 size Exist but trying to save my money to purchase
a Metanium 20
You want that Exist...
by HobeyBaker
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula SV TW
Replies: 28
Views: 3269

Re: Daiwa Tatula SV TW

What would you guys get between this reel and the Elite PF? It would be used for flipping milfoil.
by HobeyBaker
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: nrz 852c vs st croix elite 7mfc
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: nrz 852c vs st croix elite 7mfc

I have had them both in spinning variants. The tapers are different with the NRX being really fast and the St Croix having a fast tip with a parabolic action. The St Croix is more comparable to a 842 MBR taper.
by HobeyBaker
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV
Replies: 27
Views: 3181

Re: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV

I opened up the reel tonight and it was bone dry. I can't believe Daiwa would let a reel leave the factory with no grease on the gears. I added medium ZPI grease to the gears and it's pretty smooth. I would be hard pressed to feel the difference between it and a Steez A if I were blindfolded.
by HobeyBaker
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Exsence Spinning
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Shimano Exsence Spinning

NYBASSIN wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:13 am
Thanks guys. Do you know if the USDM 3000 matches the C or the larger reel?
The 3000 is the c. I believe the model is C3000MHG.
by HobeyBaker
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV
Replies: 27
Views: 3181

Re: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV

The Tatula Elite came in the mail yesterday. First impression is that it feels almost like the Steez A in hand. It doesn’t have the plasticy feel of the 100. The gears feel like they are super dry. I’ll need to crack it open prior to the season and put grease on the gears.
by HobeyBaker
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Exsence Spinning
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Shimano Exsence Spinning

It’s a nice reel, but it’s not as nice as the Stella. If you’re not sold on Shimano, I would check out a Certate LT. In my opinion the Certate LT is the best in its price point and very closely behind the Stella.

The c stands for compact. It’s on a smaller frame but has the 3000 size spool.
by HobeyBaker
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx or Megabass for lighter stuff??
Replies: 18
Views: 2210

Re: Nrx or Megabass for lighter stuff??

I have had both rods at one point. I felt like the Addermine is more comfortable to fish, but the NRX is much more sensitive in my hands. The rods have different actions.
by HobeyBaker
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Reel Pairing for MB Destroyer Javelin
Replies: 13
Views: 1099

Re: Reel Pairing for MB Destroyer Javelin

jerkbait22 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:13 am
Aquaftm45 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:10 pm
MB IP 68 or a Daiwa Morethan PE TW 1000 7.1
Is the morethan a JDM Steez A? What platform is this based off of?
It's based off the Steez A platform. I had an XXH model and it was the smoothest reel I have owned (IP68, Met MGL, Bantam MGL, Aldebaran, Steez A, Steez SV TW).
by HobeyBaker
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Reel Pairing for MB Destroyer Javelin
Replies: 13
Views: 1099

Re: Reel Pairing for MB Destroyer Javelin

I had a Javelin and paired it with a Bantam MGL. It balanced nicely with the rod.
by HobeyBaker
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV
Replies: 27
Views: 3181

Re: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV

I was thinking about getting one of those for a cranking reel. You might have sold it on me.
by HobeyBaker
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV
Replies: 27
Views: 3181

Re: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV

I'm with boohoorjoo on this. All but two of my casting rods have Tatula 100s. I have sold off Mets, Bantams, Steez A, and a Steez SVTW. There's just not much of a difference to justify the difference in price. Spinning reels on the other hand are a different story. I feel like there's a noticeable d...
by HobeyBaker
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 7593

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

I've been fishing rods with AGS guides for quite a while now and they are fantastic. I haven't had the first issue with any of them. I don't make it a habit of stepping on my rods or carelessly jamming them into rod lockers either, but any guide could be damaged by mistreatment. I've had the opport...