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by Teal101
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano CI4 2500F question.
Replies: 15
Views: 1967

Re: Shimano CI4 2500F question.

Best spinning reel on the market imo. Lightweight, high max drag, looks amazing, designed for use with braid/fluoro. The eva knob works great. Hmmm.... :-k "Best?" Maybe not best if money is no object, but certainly best bang for buck. If you're finesse fishing there really isn't any other reel to ...
by Teal101
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano CI4 2500F question.
Replies: 15
Views: 1967

Re: Shimano CI4 2500F question.

I dont mind the EVA grip on my Pflueger Patriarch. I dont have a CI4 so I cant comment on its knob.
by Teal101
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reels with bait clickers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Reels with bait clickers?

Revo Toro or Abu Record. I have the 61HC Record and it has a clicker. Kind of on the heavy side, but it holds 240yds of 10lb and casts like a dream. The 6500 Abu C3 has a clicker. The 6600 Abu C4 has one. The Abu record is a good reel but feels a little sloppy with bigger lures (4oz.+). In the musky...
by Teal101
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rapala DT cranks price reduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: Rapala DT cranks price reduction

BucketHunter wrote:The bills break if you aren't gentle to them. I wouldn't be suprised to see some gen 2 design come out.
I love these cranks, but open water and that's it.
Aint that the truth. I'll fish em in structure, but it hurts the pocket book.
by Teal101
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Fuji Guides: SiC or Alconite?
Replies: 20
Views: 10495

Re: Fuji Guides: SiC or Alconite?

Mattman wrote:I'll also throw these hardness values out there...


Stainless Steel (SS): 400
Chrome: 800-1000
Carbaloy: 1000
Aluminum Oxide: 1200-1400
Alconite : 1300-1500
NanoLite : 1800
Zirconia: 1000-1400
Zirconia PVD: 1600
SiC: 2200-2400
Great info =D>
by Teal101
Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: chronarch D7 VS chronarch E7
Replies: 12
Views: 4141

Re: chronarch D7 VS chronarch E7

october wrote:Ya I'm confused now too. So the chronarch is the same reel as the Curado?
The Chronarch E is the same reel as the Curado E. They discontinued the Chronarch D series. The Curado G is the Caenan with a metal frame and more bearings.
by Teal101
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: My latest build - St. Croix 4-piece 6' Light spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

Re: My latest build - St. Croix 4-piece 6' Light spinning

This build inspired me to take a look at building a 4pc setup. I was going to buy a 2pc TSR Loomis, but I found the perfect 7' 3wt 4pc fly rod blank made by St.Croix that I can run as a spinning rod. Probably run Fuji Stainless SiC Guides and maybe a split grip. How do you like the VSS seat?
by Teal101
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Dream UL combo
Replies: 28
Views: 8528

Re: Dream UL combo

Mine would be exactly what I'm getting. Pflueger Patriarch 9525 Spinning reel Custom 4pc 3wt 7' fly rod built as a spinning rod. I just ordered the reel (Thanks TW for the 20% off) and with my next paycheck will be buying components for the rod. Hopefully have it built by October, But I got a Steelh...
by Teal101
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: opinions on filling baitcast spool
Replies: 18
Views: 2400

Re: opinions on filling baitcast spool

1/4" or so usually. If I fill it up any more I tend to get birds nests right off the bat and lose the line anyway to kinks :roll:
by Teal101
Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod building vendors
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Rod building vendors

Mudhole. I just had an issue with receiving a broken part. No questions asked it was on its way. Great CS in my opinion. They'll continue to get my money.
by Teal101
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa T3 vs Abu Barcia MGX
Replies: 42
Views: 5572

Re: Daiwa T3 vs Abu Barcia MGX

It's about time people speak up for Abu. All the iCast threads are full of people calling the 7.9 a "false ratio".
by Teal101
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cranking Reels
Replies: 25
Views: 3594

Re: Cranking Reels

Shimano Curado 201DPV. It is a Shimano low pro, it is a lefty, it is 5.1 I have it on a Compre crankin stick. Picked it up NIB off ebay for $120 to my door. :D
by Teal101
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2012 GLoomis Rods
Replies: 15
Views: 2963

Re: New 2012 GLoomis Rods

I have not fished the new GL2 trout rods yet so I am not sure. The GL2 should be lighter because it is a little shorter. Sensitivity should be close to the same, with the blended graphite being slightly more sensitive. Thanks for the quick response. I'm trying to justify the extra $65 on the blende...
by Teal101
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2012 GLoomis Rods
Replies: 15
Views: 2963

Re: New 2012 GLoomis Rods

How do the new GL2 trout series rods stack up against standard trout series rods? Say the TSR 802-2 compared to the GL2 782STJR2. Looking for a new two piece pack in trout fishing rod and trying to stay under $300. The Wild Card warranty almost makes it worth it.
by Teal101
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: IS IT JUST ME.......
Replies: 51
Views: 6855

Re: IS IT JUST ME.......

Buck2thPerch wrote:Sorry, guys. My wife works for Ardent and she is part of the design team. *sigh* They gotta stop hiring "Women" reel designers at Ardent. No offense to the female fishing ethusiasts.
Thats funny because my girlfriend thinks its one of the coolest looking reels :lol: