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by johnD
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How are BB1’s so smooth w/o bearing supported pinion gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 2492

Re: How are BB1’s so smooth w/o bearing supported pinion gear?

BB1 is a workhorse for sure, they remind me a lot of the old curados , E series and the ones before. I have a 5:1 for 6xd's and those size baits , love it. I think most of the new reels you see from lew's , from here on out will have the P2 bearing supported pinion. They already have it in the MP th...
by johnD
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 5988

Re: Chatterbait reel

Cranky wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Prefer true low ratio for resistance baits. Not a fan of the ultra high gear ratio craze. What a world we are living in when 6.3:1 is considered a low ratio. [-(
:lol:
by johnD
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 5988

Re: Chatterbait reel

Fuego Ct 6:3. Same reel I throw squarebills with it.
by johnD
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 15864

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

aqua71 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Can anyone confirm the gear material?
Gears are brass.
by johnD
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 24
Views: 3439

Re: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?

If it's geary that quick, something is not right. Mine is smooth , the anti reverse bearing was squeaky right out of the box. A little grease fixed that , I also greased the gears and added carbontex washers , that made a huge difference in drag pressure. Funny you mentioned the chronarch mgl getti...
by johnD
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 24
Views: 3439

Re: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?

If it's geary that quick, something is not right. Mine is smooth , the anti reverse bearing was squeaky right out of the box. A little grease fixed that , I also greased the gears and added carbontex washers , that made a huge difference in drag pressure. Funny you mentioned the chronarch mgl gettin...
by johnD
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 15864

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:29 pm
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:36 pm
Would these new reels be considered "better" than the tatula sv or just different?
Better imo. Aluminum gear-side plate, lighter spool with more line capacity than the SV. It is also smaller and more comfortable to palm.
I'd also say better for the same reasons.
by johnD
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 24
Views: 3439

Re: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?

I have the XT , it cast just as good as my curado 70. So what would be the benefits of buying a Curado 70 today? Better aesthetics? I still don't understand the benefits of smaller spools for various applications so if that's the only other benefit I'd love to know more about when smaller spools ar...
by johnD
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 24
Views: 3439

Re: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?

I have the XT , it cast just as good as my curado 70.
by johnD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase

Digitaka is good but if I was ordering that many you might get a better deal at Japan Lure Shop and you will get a few free lures as well I just checked , japan lure shop is $17 more for the Aldebaran 50. Yeah, but for that $17 extra, you will likely get a $20 lure with the order. I always did when...
by johnD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase

Edward78 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:10 am
Digitaka is good but if I was ordering that many you might get a better deal at Japan Lure Shop and you will get a few free lures as well
I just checked , japan lure shop is $17 more for the Aldebaran 50.
by johnD
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase

I have had good success with Digitaka. Aldebaran's are about $300.
by johnD
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 8ft. Rod for Fishing Flairhawks and Swimtails up to 4 oz.
Replies: 21
Views: 1776

Re: 8ft. Rod for Fishing Flairhawks and Swimtails up to 4 oz.

Actions are about they same. The musky rod will have more power. Legend Tournament Musky LM86MHF Long Ranger is the ones they use. You can get a similar blank in the Mojo musky line up. Before I bought the 8'6 vexan , I fished a St croix Avid 8' heavy inshore. It is a great rod , snook , reds , tarp...
by johnD
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 8ft. Rod for Fishing Flairhawks and Swimtails up to 4 oz.
Replies: 21
Views: 1776

Re: 8ft. Rod for Fishing Flairhawks and Swimtails up to 4 oz.

I'd be looking at the st croix musky rods , that's what a lot of guys use for throwing flairhawks and swimbaits for snook down here in Florida. I use a Vexan Inshore 8'6 1-4 oz spinning rod , with a Spheros sw 6000.
by johnD
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for a short frog rod for medium to heavy cover
Replies: 17
Views: 1694

Re: Looking for a short frog rod for medium to heavy cover

Jason Christie 6'11 cara t7 heavy frog rod.

Tatula Elite 6'9" Heavy Montgomery rod.