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by Cal
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII http://www.tackletour.com/images19/featurebanshimanoantaresa70.jpg Introduction: Every lineup needs a flagship, and in Shimano’s low profile baitcasters series the one reel to rule them all is the Antares A70, the smallest and m...
by Cal
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Mike Long Signature Series Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Re: Mike Long Signature Series Rods

Poisson wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:40 pm
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Poisson from Iowa... killer user name mon ami =D>
by Cal
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Spice Up Your Fishing with Reaction Innovation's New Beaver Variant
Replies: 0
Views: 1922

Spice Up Your Fishing with Reaction Innovation's New Beaver Variant

Spice Up Your Fishing with Reaction Innovation's New Beaver Variant http://www.tackletour.com/images19/featureban_rispicybeaver.jpg Introduction: Reaction Innovation's Sweet Beaver is one of the more iconic soft plastic baits on the market. When it comes to bait profile recognition and imitation, t...
by Cal
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Educate Me on TD-Z 103GL-RZ Limited Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 3524

Re: Educate Me on TD-Z 103GL-RZ Limited Edition

I only wish there was an option to get faster gears than the 6.3:1. Hey... at the time that platform was originally made, 6.3:1 was super high speed! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Luckily the torque of the 6.3:1 set makes it perfect for winching fish from heavy cover! Maybe they were just ahead of their ...
by Cal
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Round Reel Question
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: Round Reel Question

To me a round reel should be round all the way around. When you incorporate a big, clunky, square gearbox on the side it ceases to become a round reel and starts becoming something different. We'll just have to agree to disagree then my friend. To me, a reel's profile is defined by the shape of its...
by Cal
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Educate Me on TD-Z 103GL-RZ Limited Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 3524

Re: Educate Me on TD-Z 103GL-RZ Limited Edition

Teal101 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:08 am
I only wish there was an option to get faster gears than the 6.3:1.
Hey... at the time that platform was originally made, 6.3:1 was super high speed! :lol:
by Cal
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Round Reel Question
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: Round Reel Question

I don't know if I consider the Ryoga to be a truly round reel since it has that big gearbox hanging off the side to accommodate the larger gear set, but that's just me. It's more of a round/LP hybrid. The Ryoga and Monoblock certainly are round reels. The size of the gearbox does not define the ree...
by Cal
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: questions from a newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: questions from a newbie

Are there any tackle shops near you other than the big chain stores? If so, that's the best place to get information on the how, what, why, and where near you.
by Cal
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: TT Announcements
Topic: Forum Restrictions
Replies: 15
Views: 119976

Re: Forum Restrictions

The size limit is 400tall by 600wide @ 72dpi... you can't expect us to host photos of unlimited size if membership and access to the forum is free.

That being said, I just tried to upload a screen shot and it didn't work, so I pinged JIP to make sure something didn't change.
by Cal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Is ICAST's Best Freshwater Reel of 2016 Still Relevant?
Replies: 0
Views: 1860

Is ICAST's Best Freshwater Reel of 2016 Still Relevant?

Is ICAST's Best Freshwater Reel of 2016 Still Relevant? http://www.tackletour.com/images19/featureban_lewscustomproslp.jpg Introduction: It's more than a badge of honor when a manufacturer wins Best of Show during the industry's biggest trade show, ICAST. Voted upon by members of the media and buye...
by Cal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

Re: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot

mark poulson wrote: From what I've read they have teeth so you don't lip them like bass...
Here's a small one caught by Shin Fukae on a new bait he was demonstrating for me last fall - the Spro Wameku 70 (ignore the file name)

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by Cal
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot

Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot http://www.tackletour.com/images19/featureban_missilebaitsdropbomb.jpg Introduction: Since their inception earlier this decade, Missile Baits has continued to refine and expand their lineup of soft plastic baits. We met up...
by Cal
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...

I superttune my reels by buying another, more expensive one :lol:
by Cal
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:49 am
Older Daiwas, even the TDZ's, were guilty of a shuddering, stuttering drag at high pressure, as well.
Those original TDZs had terrible drag washers... any bit of oil in there and the drag was useless.
by Cal
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: TT Announcements
Topic: Re: Trolls - We appreciate your patience...
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: Trolls - We appreciate your patience...

Good Morning Everyone, I felt the need to address a recent kerfluffle on the forum and our - or really my - handling of it. Just like our reviews, we try to keep an open mind in all discussions and allow our members to express their opinions and view points recognizing that not everyone has the faci...