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by Cal
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: kistler 2023
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: kistler 2023

Yeah… looked through our reviews.. the He3 was a Northfork blank… current Gen is sourced from overseas - likely China - but very good. Worth a shot in my opinion.
by Cal
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: kistler 2023
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: kistler 2023

I can’t even remember what generation Helium they are on now, but the current one is certainly top notch..
by Cal
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:21 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: When's the last time....
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: When's the last time....

Happens to me a few times a year usually when fishing a new reel and I forget to turn the brakes all the way up on the first cast. You'd think after close to 20 years doing this, I'd remember, but noooo :lol: Recently, I've discovered, if I open the sideplate and slide the spool out, I can pull the ...
by Cal
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: The CHEAPEST ROD BUILD
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: The CHEAPEST ROD BUILD

LowRange wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:58 am
if I wanted to.
:)
by Cal
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:11 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 2280

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

The aluminum they machine the reel out of has undergone a process of pressing the molecules of the alloy closer together to make a stronger more dense material than cast through extrusion. Its sort of like a forgeing. Yah... we went through that kind of in the follow on comments :) ... all good :)
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: kistler 2023
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: kistler 2023

What was the model? If you visit their website, it should be up to date with their latest lines and offerings. Kistler announces everything during ICAST or in that time frame and don't normally have anything else new during the early part of the calendar year.
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano/Daiwa Price Increase
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Shimano/Daiwa Price Increase

flipper502 wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:48 pm
…when the Yen was over 140. Zillions were under 200 bucks.
I may or may not have purchased a few Scorpion DCs and Bantam MGLs myself :whistle:
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 2280

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

They must do multiple passes and have some sort of 3D process now. I had a picture of the process of the Calcutta B series from way back when, it was a multi pass system and showed the removal of the inner spool void and stamping etc. Yeah… the tooling must be insane… here I was picturing in my hea...
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:55 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 2280

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

That’s interesting… they must forge the bar stock

Oh wait… cold forged… I was thinking hot forged.. carry on 😆😆
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:35 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 2280

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

Slazmo wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:20 pm
The forged aluminium must absorb the mechanical resonance in them, other than the cast aluminium frames.
Most round reels are machined from a single piece of metal... forging is how a something like a sword is made by heating and reheating the metal and pounding it into shape. :)
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:40 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TT Interview: Behind the Threads of Bad News Bass. Talking to B.N.B. Founder Erik Yamamoto
Replies: 0
Views: 140

TT Interview: Behind the Threads of Bad News Bass. Talking to B.N.B. Founder Erik Yamamoto

TT Interview: Behind the Threads of Bad News Bass. Talking to B.N.B. Founder Erik Yamamoto http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featurebanbadnewsbass2.jpg Introduction: If you follow the swimbait scene you have likely heard of the growing brand Bad News Bass. This brand has deep roots in Northern Cal...
by Cal
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:47 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Do you plan on buying the iPhone of reels aka the Z Limitbreaker?
Replies: 35
Views: 982

Re: Do you plan on buying the iPhone of reels aka the Z Limitbreaker?

bassfanatick wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:38 am
what's next, bluetooth lure? Oh lord, I just gave them an idea :lol:
Pretty sure that's already been done by Livingston ;)
by Cal
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:19 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Do you plan on buying the iPhone of reels aka the Z Limitbreaker?
Replies: 35
Views: 982

Re: Do you plan on buying the iPhone of reels aka the Z Limitbreaker?

jvelth74 wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:49 am

Ooops - Thanks for Zander for a great review...
PREview ;) :lol:
by Cal
Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:49 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Gold Standard for Round Reels Gets Dual Cast Control Systems - The Calcutta Conquest MD
Replies: 0
Views: 80

The Gold Standard for Round Reels Gets Dual Cast Control Systems - The Calcutta Conquest MD

The Gold Standard for Round Reels Gets Dual Cast Control Systems - The Calcutta Conquest MD http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featurebanshimanoconquestmd.jpg Introduction: The Shimano Calcutta Conquest is the gold standard by which so many other round reels are judged. This flagship series has a w...
by Cal
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:11 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Do you plan on buying the iPhone of reels aka the Z Limitbreaker?
Replies: 35
Views: 982

Re: Do you plan on buying the iPhone of reels aka the Z Limitbreaker?

jvelth74 wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:54 am
Please look Cal's excellent review:
Please look at who actually wrote the article ;) :lol: