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by 5bites
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Completed my first Point Blank build...
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

Re: Completed my first Point Blank build...

There was definitely no shortage of boat traffic Saturday which is odd for Stockton in the fall. I was told there was four tournaments last weekend. We caught several 15-17” fish but no big ones. Nevertheless my son and I had a good day in the pond.
by 5bites
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Comparing Original Steez to Metanium MGL, etc
Replies: 11
Views: 1790

Re: Comparing Original Steez to Metanium MGL, etc

I also am a Daiwa fan. Because of the current lack of selection in the Daiwa camp I went kinda nuts on buying Shimanos this summer and fall. So far I believe I made the right decision. Those mgl reels especially have a smooth effortless cast. Apparently the distance is excellent too but I’m rarely t...
by 5bites
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Completed my first Point Blank build...
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

Re: Completed my first Point Blank build...

Exactly. A bigger percentage of the overall weight is toward the rear. So while the small diameter elite-x blanks may be equal in weight they just don’t balance as well or feel as nice. Basically they should be lighter. Nevertheless if the application calls for it I’d buy another.
by 5bites
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Completed my first Point Blank build...
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

Re: Completed my first Point Blank build...

You’d just be disappointed. My skills are not like you alls skills. To top it off I just struggled on this one. I need a better setup for applying finish. I spin it by hand and really need a motor with a slipper to help I think. The other thing is my decal didn’t adhere as well as I’d like. I wouldn...
by 5bites
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Completed my first Point Blank build...
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

Completed my first Point Blank build...

....and fished it at Stockton Lake on Saturday. I was dragging a 5/16 finesse jig with Zoom critter craw. The blank is a pb731mxf. It is what I believe is the very best finesse jig rod period. Not necessarily my build because I’m nothing compared to you other builders here. Anyway it finished at 3.4...
by 5bites
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: "new Black Widow" NFC MB 736-1 (X-Ray LMX)
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

Re: "new Black Widow" NFC MB 736-1 (X-Ray LMX)

Looks fantastic!
by 5bites
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado K....5 gear ratio?
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Curado K....5 gear ratio?

I’d be another voter for a 5.xx ratio k. An option is buying a jdm bantam with the “pg” gear. Probably the route I’ll take.
by 5bites
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Shakyhead blank
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

Re: Shakyhead blank

That is very interesting and appreciated. I like patterns like that. I have built several casting rods but no spinning yet for whatever reason. That’s going to change soon hopefully. The sooner the better with cool weather approaching.
by 5bites
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Digitaka Browser Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: Digitaka Browser Issues

Crisis diversion successful
by 5bites
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa big bait handle
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Daiwa big bait handle

I got this handle in a lot. I don’t need it so I was hoping some of you could tell me a fair price to ask. I assumed the big bait or striper guys would use something like this.
by 5bites
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather
Replies: 10
Views: 2673

Re: Spinning rod - new Tatula or Phenix Feather

Would you say it’s a little light in power for a shakyhead?
by 5bites
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 71hg gear swap?
Replies: 11
Views: 3420

Re: Curado 71hg gear swap?

That is very impressive. Was it difficult to acquire the parts? Expensive?
by 5bites
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas SV or Chronarch MGL
Replies: 11
Views: 2249

Re: Alphas SV or Chronarch MGL

That chronarch is a great caster but the alphas will palm better.
by 5bites
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 54
Views: 20391

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

I lost a steez on a rod I had just completed in grand lake. What stinks is I didn’t notice until the next week when I started getting my gear together.