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by africanbass
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: building your own rods/mhx
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: building your own rods/mhx

A few years back I purchased 2 mhx blanks and components from matagi to attempt 2 custom rods I ended up building most of the rods myself.I paid an experienced builder to wrap the guides for me. So technically I only did a partial build. All in all it was a great experience and the rods are still us...
by africanbass
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which Steez have the Type R + spool
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: Which Steez have the Type R + spool

The Steez 103 is the R+ tuned spool
by africanbass
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa T3 spool question
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: Daiwa T3 spool question

The sv 1000 is fantastic in the t3. Great spool as you can use it in the steez/tdz/ platform as well The SLP 1010 is also a fun spool Any of the MB FX spools ZPI mg spools for the tdz platform also work with a bearing change on the handle side of the spool shaft MX and Ballistic spools are also chea...
by africanbass
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Odd Megabass rod question
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Odd Megabass rod question

Hang onto that nib ito,it's a timeless keeper
by africanbass
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Ringa SSS help required
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Ringa SSS help required

This can be tricky,the screws are notoriously easy to strip Remove palming side plate and spool,there are 2 screws,one near clutch other near level wind These will enable you to remove the trim ring on the handle side plate This will expose further screws.These are the ones that can strip easily :ev...
by africanbass
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Ringa gear upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Ringa gear upgrade

I think the px68 is the main gear set used by most
Alphas/Pixy gear sets should all wo4k
Give Ian a shout,he sorted my ringa out for me =D>
by africanbass
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Most refined t3???
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: Most refined t3???

Ahh ok and where would one source the mx gears if they wanted to upgrade? Plat doesn't list the gear sets in the schematic, it just skips over the number of the gears. From what I recall,the gears for the mx were unavailable at one time from daiwa,not sure of the situation now Keep an eye on the Ja...
by africanbass
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Most refined t3???
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: Most refined t3???

Are the ballistic and mx gears different? Yes,that's the main difference The mx and 1016 have digigears,I presume the quality/tolerances are better The Ballistic also has the heavy brass drive shaft They rest have the significantly lighter composite drive shaft (plus bearing rather than bushing as ...
by africanbass
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Most refined t3???
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: Most refined t3???

Lets say a guy wants to smooth out and shut up a Balistic before it becomes a door stop. What parts should I be looking at geting? Have 2 of the limited Aussie ballistics that got the treatment, MX gear set MX drive shaft /with bearing Dump the heavy handle /knobs This sorts it out mechanically,and...
by africanbass
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: TD-X 103HiL
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: TD-X 103HiL

Great solid reels.
As mentioned they sit a bit high up compared to modern offerings
Weight is also an issue http://japantackle.com/daiwa-tdx.html
The beginning of the tdz legacy
by africanbass
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Odd Megabass rod question
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Odd Megabass rod question

Technique specific rod,but hell would purchase one just for that handle =P~
by africanbass
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 6.3:1
Replies: 27
Views: 3209

Re: 6.3:1

Love 6.3 for multi purpose blades and flukes.
The 6.8 on the FX reels is however perfect :D
by africanbass
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Quietest Braid
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: Quietest Braid

Maxima 8 braid is one of the better ones in the noise department
Just happens to fish like magic as well
by africanbass
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Most refined t3???
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: Most refined t3???

The T3 SV is one of the few T3 variants I have never owned Sure it's a good reel especially at the clearance prices available these days The fx reels are missing the 4 bearings on the knobs,an easy upgrade Manufacturers feel the overall reel weight is a bigger selling factor than bearing count :lol:...
by africanbass
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Most refined t3???
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: Most refined t3???

If I had to keep just one it would be the fx73sv
Then I would slip in a Mago when nobody was looking 8-)