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by Aquaftm45
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa warranty/repair question
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Re: Daiwa warranty/repair question

That being said, I went over the whole rod carefully and noticed a few things that were different to my old rod I sent in. The epoxy and paint on the guide wraps was much sloppier on this rod. Same thing happened to me with a Megabass rod I broke (mostly my fault). Got new rod returned with specks ...
by Aquaftm45
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Rod Question
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Megabass Rod Question

Does anyone own the poker and what do you like about it? How is it in terms of sensitivity? Of the Poker and SRD, which is the better buy even though the SRD isn't currently available? Can't comment on the SRD, but I did own the Poker for about a year. I really liked the Poker, as much or more for ...
by Aquaftm45
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 31
Views: 16474

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Had a great couple of fishing days this weekend in SW Florida. Got the opportunity to put the new Tulala Harmonix Staccato 78MHSS-HX to the test on some moderate size reds, small snook and even had a run with a 40-60 lb Tarpon. An amazing rod that I will post on later when it’s designated reel arriv...
by Aquaftm45
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Antares
Replies: 31
Views: 4473

Re: New Antares

What's not to like?? Not every rod works well with a 5 or 6 oz reel, not every application is suited for a sub 10 oz combo. Although the Antares AR is capable of casting down to 5 grams (maybe lower), I don't think that's it calling. It's built like a tank and is equally adept at casting 3/4 to 2 o...
by Aquaftm45
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 31
Views: 16474

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Aquaftm45- those are some nice specks! How do you like the Sunline braid? There are a couple 24" in that livewell!.. That was last year fishing in Pine Island Sound. I'm a big Varivas fan, but I must say that specific Sunline product is pretty amazing. It's a braid/mono hybrid which increases it's ...
by Aquaftm45
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Antares
Replies: 31
Views: 4473

Re: New Antares

What's not to like?? Not every rod works well with a 5 or 6 oz reel, not every application is suited for a sub 10 oz combo. Although the Antares AR is capable of casting down to 5 grams (maybe lower), I don't think that's it calling. It's built like a tank and is equally adept at casting 3/4 to 2 oz...
by Aquaftm45
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 31
Views: 16474

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

15 Exist 2510
Megabass Shorluck Limited SLL-7'6L
Sunline Saltwater Special Castaway x8- 1.5 PE
Daiwa Morethan Durabra 16LB Mono Leader
Variations of the MB Vision 110jr SW
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by Aquaftm45
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Fastest Round Reel?
Replies: 17
Views: 3759

Re: Fastest Round Reel?

poisonokie wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:46 pm
Here's how mine looks now...

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Does your wife have more shoes than you have MS-X rods?
by Aquaftm45
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Rapid Gunner RSR
Replies: 47
Views: 7407

Re: Evergreen Rapid Gunner RSR

Also of interest, the RG and SS look nearly identical but the guide train on the SS is very evenly spaced down the blank. Whereas the RG starts much further apart and progressively bunch together much tighter toward the tip. It was very visually different and immediately noticeable side by side. De...
by Aquaftm45
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability
Replies: 34
Views: 12535

Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

for those who have already used KTF spools. Have someone tried them with PE lines? and what dia/# do you use? I have ordered NEO and BFS 34mm and not sure whether they will work properly with PE lines. trying to understand will PE line brake the spool or not. I have PE on both my 30mm Finesse and 3...
by Aquaftm45
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Post purple
Replies: 257
Views: 79739

Re: Post purple

Don’t you love when you get home from work and you got a couple rod tubes just leaning against the house waiting for you to get home? Since it is the 2018 purple edition, and 2019 is the year of no more shelf queens I had to have something to match my P.O. TD-Z. I grabbed a Designo Leben DLT-C71H+R...
by Aquaftm45
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 8294

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

I agree with many of the points brought up in the thread. Couple of questions and thoughts: -You have a large capacity reel there in the Shimano 400, specifically what are you using as backing (if any) to the 30# Samuri? If you are using a large daimeter filler line, it could contribute to the dig i...
by Aquaftm45
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Taking spooled reels on flights...
Replies: 14
Views: 3057

Re: Taking spooled reels on flights...

Whhaaattt??? I've flown no less than 10 times both international and domestic with my spooled reels in my carry on backpack (up to 4 of them). I've had my backpack gone through and lighters, liquids ect...taken out. Never a peep about a reel with spool line. Maybe i was just lucky..10 times. Love to...
by Aquaftm45
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability
Replies: 34
Views: 12535

Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

While I am at it, I will share a big tip on the 30MM spools. Currently he makes a specific spool for the Steez CT SV and a specific spool for the Alphas CT/Millionaire. I ended up inadvertantly ordering one of each (I don't own a Alphas or Millionare). The only difference between the 2 spools is tha...
by Aquaftm45
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability
Replies: 34
Views: 12535

Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

I've never purchased anything from Karil website, how much they charge shipping for smaller items; spools, lures etc to USA and is there any other fees? I'm finding only shipping charges for Japan areas. At the current yen rate it's about $25 shipping. He ships the spool in a decent size box, he co...