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by Katron
Fri May 03, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your most versatile reel
Replies: 61
Views: 10265

Re: Your most versatile reel

TDZ 103HL with two Steez spools, 103 & 100HLA.
by Katron
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: thelatrobe33 : Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 15
Views: 3006

Re: thelatrobe33: Feedback Request

Great seller A+. I bought a MB Black Elseil from him that he said was used a couple of times but I looks brand new except for a few scratches on the butt cap (inevitable). I would definitely do business with him again.
by Katron
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2345

Re: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013

Arrrggg ](*,) Only RH in stock ](*,)
by Katron
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2345

Re: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013

Gotcha, that's one killer price, wonder where he got it?
by Katron
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2345

Re: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013

Half the price of the new Steez, yeah not quite but makes more sense. I see your point. The new Steez is certainly not a lot of bang for your buck!
by Katron
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2345

Re: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013

Half the price of the Antares? Last I looked the Antares was $550. The price point of the new Metanium is superb by the way, couldn't ask for better (for JDM).
by Katron
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2345

Re: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013

If it feels better than the Steez I am all over it. I LOVE my Steez reels. Man, this is looking more and more like the reel I have been waiting for from Shimano, high speed gearing, x-ship, sub 6oz, flexible color scheme, SVS, and micro gears. I would have sprung for a Core 100MG7 if only Shimano di...
by Katron
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2345

Re: shimano antare 2012 or Metanium 2013

Cheap and unrefined? How so? I am very interested in this reel, seems to have all the features I'm looking for in a new reel.
by Katron
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran BFS XG
Replies: 16
Views: 7129

Re: Shimano Aldebaran BFS XG

This has me wondering how my Steez with MB BFS spool would compare to this reel. Has anybody done a side to side comparison?
by Katron
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa pitching and casting: from a shimano user
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Daiwa pitching and casting: from a shimano user

I set my spool tension to minimum (as loose as possible without side to side play) and adjust my brakes between 3 and 5. Daiwa reels (high end) are very "free" casters needing much less force to put the lure out there, an advantage in many conditions especially kayak fishing ;)
by Katron
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Honeycomb Spool
Replies: 23
Views: 2400

Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Aluminum has a specific gravity of 2.55 -2.8, titanium 4.506. Doing some calculations titanium comes in at 2.605 onces per cubic inch, and aluminum comes in at 1.62 ounces per cubic inch.
by Katron
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Honeycomb Spool
Replies: 23
Views: 2400

Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Smalliesteve - Yes it is true you can use less material, as titanium has a much higher strength than aluminum. However, keep in mind machining limitations and cost, machining titanium is very difficult compared to steel and aluminum, the tool feed rates must be exactly optimized otherwise your tool ...
by Katron
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Honeycomb Spool
Replies: 23
Views: 2400

Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

lpquick - titanium is heavier than aluminum thus contradicting the "lighter is better" philosophy that this spool embodies. As well, titanium offers strength over aluminum but in this application there would be no advantage, aluminum spools are plenty strong for sub 10lb line. The spool does look in...
by Katron
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: The White Python II!
Replies: 33
Views: 4939

Re: The White Python II!

Dayum! I didn't know they re-released the WP. Congrats!
by Katron
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: A couple new acquisitions...
Replies: 20
Views: 2521

Re: A couple new acquisitions...

So would you say it's a true heavy power rod or more of a MH?