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by Aquaftm45
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Steez XBD SVF Discontinued?
Replies: 25
Views: 3879

Re: Steez XBD SVF Discontinued?

:shock: Might look into scuba diving... That was my thought, find someone who dives, either free or with tanks. Their fee would likely be a lot less than the worth of that combo. To be honest It will be a year til I can even get back there. It was our annual trip. 3 Lakes in 7 days to get our break...
by Aquaftm45
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tulala Monstruo 710
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Tulala Monstruo 710

That’s fantastic! I recommend checking out DRT USA site. I was pleasantly surprised with what they are now making available in the US and the DRT/Tulala offering sitting in the rods menu. Wow..your a hound-dog, not a polkfish. Who would have thought to look at a USA website for a JDM rod! Too bad I...
by Aquaftm45
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tulala Monstruo 710
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Tulala Monstruo 710

Well I pulled the trigger, sight unseen on this swim-bait rod from Japan. The workmanship is exceptional, and the blank looks to be strong as nails, yet with a pleasantly soft tip that should handle baits from 1-4oz. with relative ease... Here's a short unveiling vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by Aquaftm45
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many rods/reels do you actually use
Replies: 53
Views: 10268

Re: How many rods/reels do you actually use

Not bieng a tournament fisherman. I can get away with 2-3 combo's all day long, freshwater or saltwater. Everyones requirements, finances and desires are different. But for me, If I had of know 2 years ago what I know now, my arsenal and purchasing pattern would have been much different. I was on th...
by Aquaftm45
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 276
Views: 46158

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

As stated, I do like this reel, but I'm not used to something so limited in line capacity and so small...pain in the a** to get my fingers on the spool adjustment behind the drag star as well as adjusting the mag dial, but it will cast I believe better than my previous Calais usage. Definitely more...
by Aquaftm45
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Watch out for these
Replies: 4
Views: 3397

Re: Watch out for these

Anyone try these yet? From Japan. I got some 3.8 Bellow Gills and 5.8 Bellow Sticks in a few weeks ago. Havent had the pleasure of using them yet. Just found some 2.8 Gills in stock yesteray and now they are on the way. Have seen alot of fish recently on blogs with these hanging out of thier face. ...
by Aquaftm45
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 276
Views: 46158

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

No harm no foul on the D Coastal, sounds like you got a great deal and if it has worked this long for you and casts well into the wind, more power to both of you. The OG Morthan is built on a TAT frame, but that is where most of the similarities stop. The heavier duty parts (CC cap, Engine Cover, Ma...
by Aquaftm45
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 276
Views: 46158

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

As stated, I do like this reel, but I'm not used to something so limited in line capacity and so small...pain in the a** to get my fingers on the spool adjustment behind the drag star as well as adjusting the mag dial, but it will cast I believe better than my previous Calais usage. Definitely more...
by Aquaftm45
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Antares of BMX Bikes
Replies: 11
Views: 5404

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Redlinerobert wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:37 pm
Fellow Kuwahara guy here as well.

How I wish I still had that bike.
With a name like Redline, I figured...

This 100th anniversary edition is only sold in Japan. JDMTackleheaven said he would snipe one for me. I told him to stop responding to my facebook messages. :lol:
by Aquaftm45
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Megabass Levante issues?
Replies: 15
Views: 3589

Re: 2019 Megabass Levante issues?

surge wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:07 am
Airrus donated their Mike Long signature series Stargate rods to children's charity :idea:
Megabass supplying the effected rods to anyone now that they have acknoledged there could be breakage caused by a defect would put them at a serious liability. Hence the Destruction. (no pun inteded)
by Aquaftm45
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Islamadora or Key West
Replies: 3
Views: 3518

Re: Islamadora or Key West

Eat in Miami, Fish Islamadora and party in Key West.
by Aquaftm45
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1412
Views: 341559

Re: Where are the shimanos?

Never thought I would be in this neck of the woods. :D As a die hard Daiwa fan, all I can say.... is that this reel is sick!

My crappy pictures do no justice.
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by Aquaftm45
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Studio Composite (Standard Plus)
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

Re: Studio Composite (Standard Plus)

I was going to write a dissertaton, but heck..pics should do for now. Will give my thoughts and impressions on the new setup this evening. All I can say is :D :D :D
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by Aquaftm45
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez RD 7011HRB and Luxxe Oltre B70H Rear Handle Lengths?
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Re: Steez RD 7011HRB and Luxxe Oltre B70H Rear Handle Lengths?

The 6'7 Oltre and 7'0 Oltre have a 20mm handle difference, it is safe to say this is all in the handle below the reel seat on the rod. The 6'7 measures 9.25 inches. This would put the handle length a hair over 10 inches on the 7'0 Oltre.

6'7 Oltre
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by Aquaftm45
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Antares of BMX Bikes
Replies: 11
Views: 5404

The Antares of BMX Bikes

For any of those who fit into the age range of the prime BMX era (for me it was '80-84), you might be able to appriciate this brand and particular specimen. Even though I raced a PK Ripper, I always admired my friends Kuwahara. I am not sure how much exposure the brand had in the US, but it was quit...