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by poisonokie
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best combo for a chatterbait?
Replies: 34
Views: 2709

Re: Best combo for a chatterbait?

^ ^ that sounds like the 7'1" Tatula in the way it handles. It is a good moving bait rod, but it's almost too stiff for big chatters and spinners. Too much resistance puts a strain on it and the user. I use mine for swim jigs and pencil poppers. But that's just me. I don't think there's ever a wrong...
by poisonokie
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: shims for daiwa
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: shims for daiwa

Is that a part on the schematic? If not, you should just call Daiwa. If it's something they stock they might send you one for nothing. If not, maybe they can put you in touch with a reel tech who can help you.

800.736.4653 option 3.
by poisonokie
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Was the Daiwa CG CC CR 80's a colossal failure to Daiwa?
Replies: 36
Views: 2279

Re: Was the Daiwa CG CC CR 80's a colossal failure to Daiwa?

They are doing themselves a disservice. Every baitcast reel they sell should come standard with Magforce Z. If I had bought one of these things as a 1st Daiwa and discovered that Daiwa mag brakes are just like all the other mag brakes then I would have never bothered with the brand again. I would h...
by poisonokie
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Was the Daiwa CG CC CR 80's a colossal failure to Daiwa?
Replies: 36
Views: 2279

Re: Was the Daiwa CG CC CR 80's a colossal failure to Daiwa?

KP Duty wrote:I'd have tried one pre-internet.
I don't know. You look at that, the BPS, the *shudder* ZPI, the etc etc, and you know something's fishy. Pardon the pun.
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Was the Daiwa CG CC CR 80's a colossal failure to Daiwa?
Replies: 36
Views: 2279

Re: Was the Daiwa CG CC CR 80's a colossal failure to Daiwa?

Compared to Uncle Jim's (or whatever) POS crappie reel pre spooled with crappy neon yellow crappie line, I'm sure they're miraculous, but compared to almost anything else, as has been stated, they're crap. It doesn't make sense. Unless Daiwa is really just that hard up and have no other way to stay ...
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best combo for a chatterbait?
Replies: 34
Views: 2709

Re: Best combo for a chatterbait?

What he said. I use a 7'2" MH glass composite Tatula with a 6.3 Zillion TWS and 40# braid without a leader and I can't imagine a better setup. It slings a mile, is actually really sensitive but won't beat the hell out of you, has more than enough backbone to set the hook, and almost never fails to l...
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Zonda
Replies: 21
Views: 1630

Re: Rod for Zonda

https://i.postimg.cc/gJDjTqSL/20190222_204100.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rswsX03n/20190222_203636_HDR.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qB1gcw69/20190222_203611_HDR.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/zX3vxhn3/20190222-203429.jpg I suppose maybe this will do for now, lol. I am pinin' for the Hein, though. Does that rhym...
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lightest backing line
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Lightest backing line

#1 Don't use electrical tape to smooth down the knot. The adhesive will get gummy and messy in the heat. Use painters tape. I really have had great luck with it and it limits the depth of any backlashes. #2 After I started this thread,I ordered a scale to find out.  My initial reading is this: on m...
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 35921

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Daiwa has to be aware of how popular swapping a 1016 sv spool in the steez a is. You'd think they'd just make one. I am also a huge zillion sv tw fan. I had several OG zillions in the day, and I think the current model is superior in every way. Id be all over an air metal zillion sv @ around $399. ...
by poisonokie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Zonda
Replies: 21
Views: 1630

Re: Rod for Zonda

Balance is pretty good on the 18 Orochi XX Diablo Spec R, a bit in front of the fore grip but not uncomfortably tip heavy. It's a very versatile rod indeed, but I prefer the US Destroyer Daemos if there's much bottom contact fishing planned. The sensitivity difference is noticeable in my hands, but...
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Getting back into BFS
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Getting back into BFS

I think you'd be fine with major craft. I love their rods. I've never heard about any quality control issues with them, certainly no broken blanks or anything like that. I think you'd like it a lot more than the St. Croix for sure. I have a couple of the panfish series spinning rods for trout and cr...
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Nautilus vs X7 Extreme Mission vs Red Demon
Replies: 24
Views: 1847

Re: Nautilus vs X7 Extreme Mission vs Red Demon

drewlesch wrote:
hungry_cow wrote:
If I am remembering correctly...
Google translated: I was drunk when it went down...
:lol: Bandsaws and beer DO NOT MIX.
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Sub 250.00 reel
Replies: 19
Views: 1662

Re: Sub 250.00 reel

Zillion SV TW. I have been very outspoken of it. I have 2, both 7.3's. One is even serving as a BFS reel (with DIY spool) because I just enjoy fishing it so much I keep it in the car with a 2-piece BFS rod. I did a user review covering the reel some, haven't updated the review, but no need, reel is...
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Zonda
Replies: 21
Views: 1630

Re: Rod for Zonda

Hein? Excellent choice. I had the SV105HSL on my Hein for some time, then switched over to a Zonda. It's a well suited match for that reel. The choice is carbon head vs standard :lol: What about that DSR? Would it be a good match? Would it balance and would you consider it a super versatile all rou...
by poisonokie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Getting back into BFS
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Getting back into BFS

I highly recommend that alphas, too. I got mine "used" for $242 shipped and it's pre pimped out! Shipping from Japan took two days. https://i.postimg.cc/fy5h6ThK/20190216-154538.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/HnTgZ8Fn/20190216-154621.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/1RKPgMNq/20190216-154649-HDR.jpg https://i.post...