looks like black & white is gonna be big this year

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looks like black & white is gonna be big this year

Post by 21farms » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:09 pm

looking at the plethora of new reels, white (with black trim) seems to be in vogue this year. love it. i'm so glad that gold bling on reels is finally getting the boot since most rods got rid of their gold trim a few years ago. but, apparently, pinnacle didn't get the memo on that :lol:

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Post by tj1004 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:13 pm

Agreed, though i do think that Pinnacle's use of gold looks better than the Revo Premier. I wont be buying either any time soon, but gold has always looked cheap and cheesy rather than fancy or sophisticated like they were aiming for.

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Post by dragon1 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:42 pm

Hmmm....I suppose Jako is rolling in his grave right now. Jungle Fever is the color scheme for 2011-2012 I suppose. :P
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Post by taylor5877 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:02 pm

as long as they aren't burnt orange...

good grief, even before I was an Aggie I hated that color...

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Post by brokeneye » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:24 pm

if only they could remember how they made those clunky wooden handles.

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Post by africanbass » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:40 pm

dragon1 wrote:Hmmm....I suppose Jako is rolling in his grave right now. Jungle Fever is the color scheme for 2011-2012 I suppose. :P
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Post by africanbass » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:43 am

TT members set the pace!
The big manufacturers followed...
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Post by africanbass » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:56 am

And some more...
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Post by mhood » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:20 pm

africanbass wrote:TT members set the pace!
The big manufacturers followed...
Pixzillas were conceived here, named here and the first one ever was shown here in the Show and Tell Forum. Six years later, I am still struggling to find a better UL BC Daiwa. Ya think we had some influence?
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Post by bstuckey » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:34 pm

taylor5877 wrote:as long as they aren't burnt orange...

good grief, even before I was an Aggie I hated that color...
mhood, I can't believe you're gonna let this one pass. :shock: :shock: :shock: :big grin:

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Post by mhood » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:41 pm

bstuckey wrote:
taylor5877 wrote:as long as they aren't burnt orange...

good grief, even before I was an Aggie I hated that color...
mhood, I can't believe you're gonna let this one pass. :shock: :shock: :shock: :big grin:
:shock: :shock: :shock: I missed it!!! I'm speechless!!!! An Aggie who doesn't like orange... :big grin:
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Post by dragon1 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:37 pm

Hahahaha...thanks africanbass, you hit the nail on the head with my thought pattern on this one!!!

Great pic of the storm trooper doing a moonwalk...and yes, TT members and their custom painted reels and modded reels, have lead the way for a lot of manufacturer's current reel color schemes and designs IMO.

Wish we could find the white Sword Custom Rod and White custom reel pic (I believe a white reel was pictured as well?)...that was absolutely incredible. IMO, even better than the Gancraft Killers!
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Post by africanbass » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:05 pm

dragon1 wrote:Hahahaha...thanks africanbass, you hit the nail on the head with my thought pattern on this one!!!

Great pic of the storm trooper doing a moonwalk...and yes, TT members and their custom painted reels and modded reels, have lead the way for a lot of manufacturer's current reel color schemes and designs IMO.

Wish we could find the white Sword Custom Rod and White custom reel pic (I believe a white reel was pictured as well?)...that was absolutely incredible. IMO, even better than the Gancraft Killers!
Found some pics of the" Sword",worth resurrecting !
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Post by dragon1 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:59 am

Wow...that is as excellent and impressive now as the first time I saw it! Thank you for finding pics of this epic design!!

I don't have this custom TDZ 103P anymore, but it would have been GRAND on this sword rod!!!

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Post by USA-RET » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:33 am

africanbass wrote:
dragon1 wrote:Hahahaha...thanks africanbass, you hit the nail on the head with my thought pattern on this one!!!

Great pic of the storm trooper doing a moonwalk...and yes, TT members and their custom painted reels and modded reels, have lead the way for a lot of manufacturer's current reel color schemes and designs IMO.

Wish we could find the white Sword Custom Rod and White custom reel pic (I believe a white reel was pictured as well?)...that was absolutely incredible. IMO, even better than the Gancraft Killers!
Found some pics of the" Sword",worth resurrecting !
Nurgle certainly has an eye for assembling an elegant rod. His other creations are no less impressive IMO.
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