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by skinhead
Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Questions about Japanese Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Questions about Japanese Rods

I've read most of the posts on Japanese rods but admit I'm still really leary of buying them even though I buy Japanese sourced reels. That's why I'm choosing a lower priced rod. I'm hoping TT members will help out. I too was sceptical, until yesterday. Last Thursday I ordered a Megabass F2-64XS Lt...
by skinhead
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Custom rod vs Megabass...
Replies: 23
Views: 1647

Re: Custom rod vs Megabass...

For the past 8 years I have taken great pride in designing my own rods and getting my builder to stick them together. Today, I opened I a package containing the first "factory" built rod that I have purchased in that time. The rod in question is a Megabass F2-64XS Ltd. To me, it matches any of the r...
by skinhead
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: In Tune With Ito
Replies: 2
Views: 351

In Tune With Ito

Last week I collected a 6', 1/2 - 1-1/2oz, seven guides plus tip top, casting rod of my own design, from my builder. ;) Today I unwrapped my first ever JDM rod, a Megabass F-64XS Ltd. :big grin: After admiring the MB for a while I thought "mmm, those guide spacings look familiar". I aligned the tips...
by skinhead
Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Tica Sculptor Baitcasting Reel
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Tica Sculptor Baitcasting Reel

Just wondered, have any of you guys owned a Tica Sculptor? If so, what are your views. I had a pair a few years ago. At that time they out performed my Calcutta 251's and my Curado 201BSF's in both casting distances & smoothness of operation. However, they both suffered from a problem when re-engagi...
by skinhead
Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New Reel
Replies: 13
Views: 1405

Re: New Reel

Hi Srek,

Check out the Shimano Calais 201A. There are a couple of reasonable deals here in the U.K.

OR

Check out the Plat site. Their service is second to none. Link below.

http://www.plat.co.jp/english/english_top.htm

Simon
by skinhead
Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Team Daiwa Viento
Replies: 15
Views: 2061

Re: Team Daiwa Viento

I thought that the hole in the twitching bar was to sight through to check that your guides are aligned. :D
by skinhead
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: How do you tie the line to you baitcaster?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: How do you tie the line to you baitcaster?

As above. I've never taped a wiffle and I've never had a rust bloom. My reels are always washed and dried after every session. ;)
by skinhead
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Tasmanian Devil spoons
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Tasmanian Devil spoons

I've been using them for about 8 years, in all sizes from 7g upwards. I really can't fault them. They're bomb broof and have a killer action that can be tuned. I've had pike, perch, chub and trout on them. I always have some in the box. ;)
by skinhead
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Custom rod vs Megabass...
Replies: 23
Views: 1647

Re: Custom rod vs Megabass...

Am I supposed to purchase a lesser rod because it has a better warranty? That's a good point. Without a life-time guarantee, US rods such as St.Croix, G.Loomis or Kistler would be much cheaper. I would like those companies to give customers the choice between 1-year and a life-time guarantee. I thi...
by skinhead
Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Steez Rod Review.
Replies: 27
Views: 2655

Re: Steez Rod Review.

Fishingelbow wrote:HEEEEELP ! My monkey's got mad cow disease! :shock:
=)))) =)))) =)))) :lol22:
by skinhead
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Plats Christmas Sale starting early?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Plats Christmas Sale starting early?

Just had a bad meeting with the company directors. It looks like my monkey will be stuck in his cage for the foreseeable. :cry: :cry: Still, at least my first Megabass rod should be with me tomorrow, and I do have my new Daiwa TD-R to go with it. ;) :D
by skinhead
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Steez Rod Review.
Replies: 27
Views: 2655

Re: Steez Rod Review.

Fed Ex have scheduled delivery for Friday at 12.00p.m. I can't wait to make the 3hr drive home from work on Friday evening. :P
by skinhead
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Steez Rod Review.
Replies: 27
Views: 2655

Re: Steez Rod Review.

Having ordered my first JDM rod, a Megabass F2-64XS Ltd last Thursday, this review was bad news for me. Now I want more toys. ;) :big grin:
by skinhead
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Enthusiast Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 1140

Re: Enthusiast Forum

Being in England we don't see too many Largemouths, however, a lot of the kit discussed here is relavent to pike, zander, perch, trout & chub etc. ;) As far as I'm concerned, this is THE best forum bar none. :big grin: The members here are all forward thinking and open to new equipment and technique...
by skinhead
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Too Free??
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Too Free??

Guys,

I've already tried both of the above to no avail. :(

Still, after 5 years of use, I think it may be time for a change. ;)

Simon