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by wilddog66
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Xplasma Asegai
Replies: 49
Views: 23976

Re: Sunline Xplasma Asegai

Xplasma Asegai is similar to fused fireline 8 ultra. So if you are not a fan of stiff and wiry line, you might not like it. Personally, for the thin stuff, I like stiff, wiry and smooth and that is what this line possess. Regarding the Fireline 8 Ultra, several users have remarked about it’s good s...
by wilddog66
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Core 51Mg7 Handle Upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 3659

Re: Core 51Mg7 Handle Upgrade

I do not think any of Shimano’s swept handles will clear the Core’s drag star, but to be honest I have not tried it. The 100mg7 handle is only 84mm, not much help there. Hawgtech has straight 90 and 94mm handles as well as a swept 102mm that I use on my Core 51 (KEEPER!) If you can get past the look...
by wilddog66
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Stradic CI4+ Spool Compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Stradic CI4+ Spool Compatibility

Great!
by wilddog66
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Stradic CI4+ Spool Compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Stradic CI4+ Spool Compatibility

I am planning to use my CI4+ 2500FA for light saltwater and would like to buy a spare spool with a little more line capacity. Will the 3000FA spool fit properly on my 2500?
by wilddog66
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium MGL Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

Re: Metanium MGL Issue

Sounds like your Met may have a bad spool bearing. I had that happen with a brand new Shimano a few years ago. Flushing the bearing made no improvement, I had to replace that bearing.
by wilddog66
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass fmj vs valdiva
Replies: 12
Views: 3848

Re: Megabass fmj vs valdiva

Is there a noticable difference in sensitivity between the fmj and pp? I like the idea of the valdiva s extra length for launching frogs but I find sometime s that it is hard to get a hook in the fish if they are too far out. But when I use it to pitch up under over hangs the extra length sometimes...
by wilddog66
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best braid for spinning reels?
Replies: 37
Views: 14329

Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Sufix Performance Braid will cast much farther than 832, and at least as well or better than any other braid I have tried over the years.
by wilddog66
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano's newer braking
Replies: 18
Views: 3982

Re: Shimano's newer braking

I found that the Gen 1 SVS on the 13 Met was just as good and as reliable as the old VBS. The adjustability was a bonus. The latest 3rd Generation used on the MGLs is Shimano’s best ever IMHO. A great braking profile, completely predictable operation, no surprises. That Gen 2 (4 red blocks) system u...
by wilddog66
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.
Replies: 16
Views: 3912

Re: Advice for a 1/2oz jig rod and some long-winded musings.

As a full time bankbeater I use the NRX 873 as my 3/8 and 1/2oz jig rod. It also works great with 1/4 to 3/8oz t-rigs and any single hook moving bait. It is perfect for those apps. Balance is subjective, the rubber chair leg protector-no quarters works for me.
by wilddog66
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 56691

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

According to the schematic, the spool and pinion bearing layout is identical to other Shimano “silent tune” reels, the Aldebaran and Met MGL.
by wilddog66
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium vs Chronarch
Replies: 33
Views: 6341

Re: Metanium vs Chronarch

Don't own the Chronarch MGL. yet :D Have 13, 16 mets and CI4. If for moving baits, I'd go chronarch. The metanium is what I like for bottom bouncing. I don't have an issue with the old CI4 for a lipless crank so the MGL version must be out of this world for apps like that. Yes it is. I put a CI4 on...
by wilddog66
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K gears
Replies: 78
Views: 24285

Re: Curado K gears

Kurt L wrote:
The MGL and 13 have different spools and frames, MGL has a bearing on the spool (pinion side) the 13 does not, therefore the spool shafts are not the same.

Kurt

Makes sense to me.
by wilddog66
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K gears
Replies: 78
Views: 24285

Re: Curado K gears

One question. Do the 13 and MGL Mets both use the same pinion gear?
by wilddog66
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Small Swimbait Rod Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 3659

Re: Small Swimbait Rod Choice

Made my road trip to Tackle Trap, and purchased the Hyuga 72H. I think it will be perfect for it's intended use. Casts travel 2 doors down the street with 1.5 oz. Should look and perform just amazing with the new Bantam!

Thank You to the guys at Tackle Trap for your help with this decision.
by wilddog66
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Small Swimbait Rod Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 3659

Re: Small Swimbait Rod Choice

angry john wrote:Yea I was thinking road trip for the weekend also. During the winter why not, other than right now with all the ice.
It’s time for a road trip to Tackle Trap, probably next week.