Search found 147 matches

by Mike son
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Question on installation of ZPI star drag on Daiwa Steez SV TW
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Question on installation of ZPI star drag on Daiwa Steez SV TW

Picked up a ZPI pentagram star drag and have one small question regarding the installation. I can't read japanese but I assume you are supposed to replace the stock keyed washer with the keyed washer included with the zpi star drag. Is my assumption correct? Just hoping someone can confirm this for ...
by Mike son
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: best bass of 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 7109

Re: best bass of 2018

Impromptu punching grass with 16lb sniper when I figured out they wouldn't come up to eat a frog. 22 1/8th inches. Unfortunately my scale still had the batteries out of it to dry out after flipping the kayak a few weeks prior. I'd estimate 5.5-6lbs out of Shabbona Lake in northern Illinois. https://...
by Mike son
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Let's see that backlash!
Replies: 43
Views: 7961

Re: Let's see that backlash!

Earlier this year I hit some small overgrowth near shore as I stood a few steps back skipping a jig. Picked it out in 8 mins or so with no kinks ](*,)

Image

Image
by Mike son
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jerkbait rod
Replies: 69
Views: 8574

Re: Jerkbait rod

Is anyone using G. Loomis IMX-PRO 812C JBR? I've got the IMX 812c jbr, the model that preceded the IMX Pros. It works great. Nice short handle that doesn't get in the way when working the bait. It's rated up to 3/8oz but I can still throw 110s with a flick of the wrist or roll cast. With a fish on ...
by Mike son
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Spool Case
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

Re: Daiwa Spool Case

I use a pill bottle. One of the shorter and wider bottles. I wrap the spool in bubble wrap and tuck the ends over to cover the spool shaft ends so that it doesn't rattle around in the bottle.
by Mike son
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 19875

Re: What's next for Shimano???

To stir the pot...

It is posted in the "hot deals" section that the scorpion 70 is on sale on Japan tackle. Maybe the first sign of a new 70? The Yokohama show is a little over a month away \:D/
by Mike son
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 19875

Re: What's next for Shimano???

I think that TW video was shot early this year along with all the other TW videos featuring Lintner and Davis. I think the reel they were referring to is the Ald MGL which hadn't been released until ICAST. I could be wrong though. I noticed the Tackle Trap is dumping a lot of the remaining stock of ...
by Mike son
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 80
Views: 20197

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Been quiet in here. What's everyone's thoughts of the Curado DC now that it has been out for a bit?
by Mike son
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 71hg gear swap?
Replies: 11
Views: 3638

Re: Curado 71hg gear swap?

Some where sold a set for the Curado 70 to be converted to a 5 gear, few had done it for a good compact cranking reel. https://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=898_792_793&products_id=11370&zenid=bbf8ac605bca5e8da8c847387b95be7b Teeth look small, but I don't think this is a mic...
by Mike son
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Expride A Casting Rod 7'2" Med Lt+ Reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Shimano Expride A Casting Rod 7'2" Med Lt+ Reviews

Funny. I was looking at this rod on ebay a week or two ago for throwing 1/8oz texas rigs for smallmouth. It is now sold :lol: Thinking about using it for 1/4oz drop shot as well. Both techniques using with an Aldebaran 50hg. I got the 7'2ML+ a couple of months ago.... How would describe the taper?
by Mike son
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX casting rods for inshore?
Replies: 21
Views: 3003

Re: NRX casting rods for inshore?

JBcrankaddict wrote:843 for 3/8-1oz
Really? I've got an NRX 843 and never thought it could go up to 1oz, I think it's rated to 5/8oz if I recall correctly.
by Mike son
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis GLX Casting Rod 7' Heavy 844C MBR
Replies: 17
Views: 4759

Re: G. Loomis GLX Casting Rod 7' Heavy 844C MBR

I use an IMX 844 MBR (the model before the IMX Pro) for hollowbody frogs and horny toads among a few other moving bait techniques around grass that require braid. It performs fine for all that I mentioned, however I believe my IMX is rated up to 1oz. So I got rid of my IMX 844 and replaced it with ...
by Mike son
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Ald 30mgl
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

Re: New Ald 30mgl

Picked up a new mgl 30 from japan. I was worried about line capacity being down. To my surprise I took the line directly off of one of my fully spooled 50's and it held all but about 5 yards of it??? That's pretty interesting. I love my 50 but was concerned with the 30's line capacity. I may pick o...
by Mike son
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Loomis Noob, looking for GLX help
Replies: 10
Views: 2722

Re: Loomis Noob, looking for GLX help

I have the new GLX's in 853 and 844. Try to handle them if haven't already. I'd agree with arrowslinger that they do feel a little lighter than their ratings, at least the 853 does to me. Though sometimes I don't realize how much I can lean into it, I think it has to do with the fact that they are s...
by Mike son
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Wanees.jp custom reels & exoskeletons
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: Wanees.jp custom reels & exoskeletons

Yep I stumbled upon them too on IG awhile back and thought they were pretty cool. I don't think they are available for purchase, at least not yet here in the US. I think they would sell pretty darn well here and I was thinking the dude better hurry up and start mass production before someone else co...