New Antares

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Re: New Antares

Post by goldrod » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:47 pm

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:20 pm
goldrod wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Aquaftm45 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:32 pm
What's not to like?? Not every rod works well with a 5 or 6 oz reel, not every application is suited for a sub 10 oz combo. Although the Antares AR is capable of casting down to 5 grams (maybe lower), I don't think that's it calling. It's built like a tank and is equally adept at casting 3/4 to 2 oz lures while strapped onto a 7'6 Heavy Rod. Some might feel it's limited in line capacity for that lure range, but it depends on what type and size line you feel the need to use. I get by all day with 2.5 PE on it.

My Steez CT SV would feel silly on this rod.
My 6'7M Luxxe Oltre would feel silly with a Antares Monster Drive seated.

I am a diehard Daiwa guy and I have to admit, this reel is amazing.

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Do you like the antares better than the Steez CT SV?
Just wondering.
It's funny you ask that Goldenrod...Just this evening I did a little swap around to see how the Antares felt on The Evergreen Stallion RS Limited (6'9 rod). I headed to a pond around the corner from my office in J-Ville to do some pre-hurricane fishing/testing. I was primarily throwing a Neko Dot Crawler which I would say was around 10 grams total. While I could cast the combo with ease, even in a brisk wind, I repeatedly said to myself.."man I wish I had of brought my CT/Oltre combo with me. The Steez CT SV(KTF spool)/Luxxe Oltre M combo is my favorite to use by a stretch. It's just so fun and nimble to use with any type of casting or pitching. (backhand, underhand, sidearm, triple lindy...). With that said, I don't think the Antares has reached it's final destination rod wise yet. I think ultimatly it will be a 7'1 or a 7'4 Designo MH/H rod, just need to do a little more research and save up some Yen.
Also, the reels are a complete different breed from each other. The Antares leaning more toward power and the CT SV leaning more toward finesse.
Anyhoo..I did catch my 1st Jacksonville bass since moving back to FL, but it was nothing to write home about, but worth a picture none the less.
I sent you a PM a few days ago...meet up for a fishing session and you can try out both!
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Oh no worries, I hope to meet up.
I was at sea for a little bit and just happened to make it home before the hurricane.
Afterwards I will be gone again for a bit.. I hope not to long I have some tackle soon to arrive and most need a signature.
We will link up I am sure, things just have been busy at work and now that I am home I am trying to get a jump start on my last class.. I had to enlist the help of my daughter for a power point. The teacher must have too much time on his hands as he wants me to respond via audio, power point or some other presentation. Why can't it just be simple.

Anyhow..
If I am here and things line up after the storm before I go.. we can do some post storm fishing. I went two years ago and was getting bit but slow on the trigger.

Thanks for the feedback on the antares.
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Re: New Antares

Post by -Boris- » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:03 am

Extremely solid and yet very compact:
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Re: New Antares

Post by DaisyZillion » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:06 am

The freshwater only 3rd age MGL spool cuts it’s uses down drastically. https://www.jpfishingtacklenews.com/new ... rpion-mgl/

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Re: New Antares

Post by cndbasshunter » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:42 am

loving mine so far guys....so easy casting, even 1\4 oz.

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Re: New Antares

Post by PBP » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:10 am

Nice, is it 843 you have it mounted on? =D>

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Re: New Antares

Post by cndbasshunter » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am

No. That was 904C for flipping.

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Re: New Antares

Post by Polkfish1 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:50 pm

I came across the instagram page of decadeworks (Kota Kasai). Tons of finished reel photos are posted. The matte paint and finishes he puts on the Antares are remarkable. Really brings out the reel’s design in my opinion.

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Re: New Antares

Post by goldrod » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:40 pm

Had a chance to see the new Antares in person today
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Re: New Antares

Post by KP Duty » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:35 am

I'm going to purchase this reel next month; my first shimano since the mg50. I don't mind a loaded bat...I feel I get better hook sets with a 7-8oz reel, and my already lightweight rods feel like they want to 'pop a wheelie' with a meatier reel. Speaking of the mg50; nobody griped about the fact it only had 5 bearings (granted that was fixable).
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Re: New Antares

Post by Slazmo » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:01 am

I only just recently got a MG50 myself... Awesome bit of kit.

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Re: New Antares

Post by mark poulson » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:06 am

KP Duty wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:35 am
I'm going to purchase this reel next month; my first shimano since the mg50. I don't mind a loaded bat...I feel I get better hook sets with a 7-8oz reel, and my already lightweight rods feel like they want to 'pop a wheelie' with a meatier reel. Speaking of the mg50; nobody griped about the fact it only had 5 bearings (granted that was fixable).
I have four MG50 reels that I don't fish anymore because I'm afraid they won't hold up to the fishing I do now.
Is there some way to beef them up?
If this is way off course for this thread, I apologize. I've just never seen a post from someone who has upgraded their MG50 before.

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Re: New Antares

Post by goldrod » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:57 pm

cndbasshunter wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am
No. That was 904C for flipping.
Have you set the hook yet?
I’m interested to see how that went?
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Re: New Antares

Post by cndbasshunter » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:02 am

goldrod wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:57 pm
cndbasshunter wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am
No. That was 904C for flipping.
Have you set the hook yet?
I’m interested to see how that went?
I caught a few, nothing bigger than 4lbs. Great reel, very smooth when flipping and pitching. Even bombed a few and it brake is very controlled and smooth. So much like my ZPI mag metaniums.

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Re: New Antares

Post by freelancer27 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:49 am

cndbasshunter wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:02 am
goldrod wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:57 pm
cndbasshunter wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am
No. That was 904C for flipping.
Have you set the hook yet?
I’m interested to see how that went?
I caught a few, nothing bigger than 4lbs. Great reel, very smooth when flipping and pitching. Even bombed a few and it brake is very controlled and smooth. So much like my ZPI mag metaniums.
What line have you put on it for flipping and pitching?

THanks.

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Re: New Antares

Post by cndbasshunter » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:36 am

50lb maxcuatro or 50lb fx2. These two are the only braid i use for 50lb+.

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