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by GOOD YEAR 71
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is the best $200 and below spinning rod?
Replies: 20
Views: 3069

Re: What is the best $200 and below spinning rod?

For $200 or less, I vote Dobyns Savvy 703
by GOOD YEAR 71
Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: How common is crooked NRX recoil guides?: UPDATED w/ PICTURE
Replies: 36
Views: 4356

Re: How common is crooked NRX recoil guides?

My thought is that if the guide foot is parallel to the blank (the guide itself being twisted, not the guide mount ) then I wouldn't worry about it. What I see won't impact casting ability. However, if the guide foot is NOT parallel to the blank then I would send it back. This could present a reliab...
by GOOD YEAR 71
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: How common is crooked NRX recoil guides?: UPDATED w/ PICTURE
Replies: 36
Views: 4356

Re: How common is crooked NRX recoil guides?

This is why the last Loomis I purchased was back in 2006. Bummer. Picture or no picture, your best bet is to cast the thing and find out. If it's off alignment enough to be an issue you will know. If forced to choose by virtue of percentage accuracy, I'd hazard that if it's within 80% proper alignme...
by GOOD YEAR 71
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Auction Site Gem only $3k+
Replies: 42
Views: 5745

Re: Auction Site Gem only $3k+

Purple happens to be my favorite color, but 4k is insane. I don't care how much scratch you've got, that's simply too much. For the uninitiated, anodizing is relatively inexpensive. Hard to say an actual cost, as it depends on total number of parts/choice of color/depth of color/masking difficulty/p...
by GOOD YEAR 71
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass crank and 110 Rod
Replies: 23
Views: 2513

Re: Need an all around Megabass crank rod

Bass1980 The x4 Destruction WILL cast 3/8oz, but that is the absolute lower limit. As far as cranking goes, it's harsh beyond about 10 ft depth. It'll wear you out, but casts like a demon. I also have a Diablo Fastmove and find it outstanding for cranks. I routinely dredge with it and it's got power...
by GOOD YEAR 71
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 70H Luxxe Oltre... Ultimate test. PASS! new pics added pg 2
Replies: 55
Views: 8503

Re: 70H Luxxe Oltre... Pure Class

That combo is flippin gorgeous, man...
by GOOD YEAR 71
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Vanquish / Twinpower - mini review
Replies: 39
Views: 8458

Re: Shimano Vanquish - mini review

Just dawned on me it might be a good idea to tie your line off on a tree/fence post/car bumper/wife and wind with multiple drag settings, getting closer and closer to max drag, to break that thing in while you're at it. This will also create the retrieve load you seek. Get into it and warm it up a b...
by GOOD YEAR 71
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Vanquish / Twinpower - mini review
Replies: 39
Views: 8458

Re: Shimano Vanquish - mini review

westcoastangler In my experience with Shimano, the clicking 'thump' you feel, getting greater with increased load being key, is a big blob of grease on a gear. It will deteriorate over time as the grease thins and the gears hone themselves. If your Vanquish has a maintenance oil port, put a couple 3...
by GOOD YEAR 71
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Quietest braid
Replies: 24
Views: 4442

Re: Quietest braid

You guys need to try the new Maxima. It's as quiet as it gets. Really. The line is a thinner diameter than most and also heat fixed. It does not bleed, not even a little, and has been durable for me (I've not yet tried the HV). Sheer volume of sales around the world appear to allow for tighter profi...
by GOOD YEAR 71
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: favorite florocarbon leader
Replies: 40
Views: 3046

Re: favorite florocarbon leader

Hmmm.... My take on this topic is that knot strength is paramount. To that end, I'd take Tatsu any day.
by GOOD YEAR 71
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TDZ Personal Order, which handle?
Replies: 27
Views: 3026

Re: TDZ Personal Order, which handle?

Avail for sure. I like the look of that 100mm gold. Been eyeballing that thing myself...
by GOOD YEAR 71
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Fish both left and right handed baitcasters?
Replies: 32
Views: 5396

Re: Fish both left and right handed baitcasters?

Left hand only for me. I learned to fish as a youngster with a spinner and stuck with it exclusively until low profile casters became available lefty. It has now been upward of 40 years and I see no reason to change.
by GOOD YEAR 71
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: FPI Flourocarbon tests
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: FPI Flourocarbon tests

Thanks for that, brother. Be safe out there.
by GOOD YEAR 71
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: SPIING GEAR
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: SPIING GEAR

I'd suggest a 2014 Daiwa X-Fire 3012H. I purchased this reel as soon as it was available. First time out I went to show it off to a buddy who commandeered it and wouldn't give it back. So now I DON'T have this reel, since I sold it to him, but it would be perfect for your application. He chucks 30lb...

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