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by Cal
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ICAST 2018 Rumors
Replies: 30
Views: 2262

Re: ICAST 2018 Rumors

LowRange wrote:As it is now the two are too similar.


Because they're still using the same frames ;)
by Cal
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 23228

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

Yeh Cal just messaged me deleted it and said its 'self promotion' - I've replied to him about that. Oh hey TT liked the images too :-k I also said that if you want to share the photos, post them in the thread. I can't help it if you're too lazy to figure out how to make that work. Driving traffic t...
by Cal
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 33
Views: 986

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Latest DC system? Seems like an outdated one if you ask me. Outdated would be the original, one setting, non-learning, DC system. With each new iteration of DC reel, Shimano tinkers with the system and how it operates. You might not like it, and that's fine. But please, let's not troll a discussion...
by Cal
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 16 Destroyer JDM v. 17 USA Destroyer
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: 16 Destroyer JDM v. 17 USA Destroyer

Same blanks? Please explain further because to my understanding there is no 16 destroyer JDM rod that is equivalent to even 1 model from the 17 US destroyer lineup. Blank material/technology and each rod's specific action/taper are not the same thing. When he says they are using the same blanks, he...
by Cal
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 33
Views: 986

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Hogsticker2 wrote:does that mean the Scorpion will handle lighter stuff better, ie a quarter ounce and below?


The Scorpion will not handle quarter ounce and below... i do not believe any DC System will. If you want that capability, you're better off choosing an MGL reel from Shimano's lineup.
by Cal
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT

But don't worry... the next shootout that's coming has max drag numbers in the tests... ;)
by Cal
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT

Max Drag numbers are marketing hype by manufacturers. Did you look at the photos of the respective drag stacks? (Did I show them in this revew? LOL ) ... Anyway, they are exactly the same. Some manufacturers use tools to tighten the drag giving them higher numbers. With spinning reels, max drag is a...
by Cal
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT
Replies: 10
Views: 230

TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT

TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_2018stellavsexist.jpg Introduction: It's that time again. Time to cast aside our review mentality and really get into the nitty gritty side by side comparison of product. It's been a few years since we've cond...
by Cal
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 16 Destroyer JDM v. 17 USA Destroyer
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: 16 Destroyer JDM v. 17 USA Destroyer

i don't know about the blanks since the models are not the same, BUT I know the components are not the same.
by Cal
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 33
Views: 986

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

5bites wrote:Why would a person choose this over the scorpion?


US Warranty
Micro-Module Gearing
Latest i-DC system
by Cal
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 33
Views: 986

Re: 2018 Curado DC

Winstondry wrote:Thanks Cal, I had seen your review of the Antares 16 DC...


Oh ok, so you're the one :lol:

Important to note it's I-DC4 and I-DC5 not just DC4 and DC5 .. the "I" stands for "intelligent" because the systems supposedly learn and adapt to your casting style.
by Cal
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 33
Views: 986

Re: 2018 Curado DC

Winstondry wrote:Sorry, I'm not that schooled on the DC systems...


You can read about I-DC5 (not the same but similar to the Curado's system) in the Scorpion DC Review: http://www.tackletour.com/reviewshim17scorpdc.html

And 4x8 DC in the Antares review: http://www.tackletour.com/review16shimantaresdc.html
by Cal
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Crazy Glide? The Baitsanity Explorer Swimbaits
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Crazy Glide? The Baitsanity Explorer Swimbaits

Crazy Glide? The Baitsanity Explorer Swimbaits http://tackletour.com/images18/featureban_baitsanity.jpg Introduction: There is arguably no more desirable hard-bodied swimbait to big trophy hunters than the custom glide bait. A good glide bait is often the centerpiece in the swimbait aficionado’s ar...
by Cal
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Flipping ??
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Megabass Flipping ??

The Warhammer is the flipping stick in the Destroyer lineup.
by Cal
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantums S3 series baitcasters
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Quantums S3 series baitcasters

I have only handled one Smoke S3 but I haven't fished one. I really to like it - I am afraid I would bite on a Tour if it felt any better than the Smoke. Guess you guys don't read the reviews eh? :? Only discernible difference between the Tour and Smoke is in pitching. Otherwise they're really clos...

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