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by LowRange
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW
Replies: 49
Views: 12450

Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

There has only been two gens of Zillions. Those other ones where Tatulas. [-(
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by LowRange
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:18 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 2023 Metanium 100
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: 2023 Metanium 100

At least hey didn't dust off a 2013 met and call it a 2023 Metanium 100 HD like a certain other company has been known to do.
by LowRange
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: Favorite BFS rods and/or blanks?
Replies: 19
Views: 350

Re: Favorite BFS rods and/or blanks?

Be wary of the Dobyns soild tip BFS rods. I have heard that they take away from the hook setting power when using single hook presentations. I would get Phenix L rod if you want to stay USDM or one of many JDM rods if you don't mind not getting a warranty.
by LowRange
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:09 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 2281

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

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. :) The aluminum they ...
by LowRange
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: The CHEAPEST ROD BUILD
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: The CHEAPEST ROD BUILD

I could do 99% of my fishing with two Walmart Lews Hank Parker rods and a Lightning rod if I wanted to.
by LowRange
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:03 am
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: Older bfs reels vs modern bfs reels?
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Older bfs reels vs modern bfs reels?

If you're bass fishing the older reels are great. If you are doing the stream fishing stuff with tiny UL baits then newer is going to be better. It really comes down to what baits you are going to throw.
by LowRange
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass KABT - Breakage Issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Megabass KABT - Breakage Issues?

I broke the tip off my BE2 untangling it from a group of other rods. I can see how that can happen but no other rods have done it. To me they are on the fragile side so just handle them with care and you'll be fine. How long had you had the rod? Did you buy new from an authorized MB dealer? A year ...
by LowRange
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass KABT - Breakage Issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Megabass KABT - Breakage Issues?

I broke the tip off my BE2 untangling it from a group of other rods. I can see how that can happen but no other rods have done it. To me they are on the fragile side so just handle them with care and you'll be fine.
by LowRange
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:19 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Daiwa Embraces IoT With New Bluetooth Equipped IM Z LIMITBREAKER Baitcaster
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Daiwa Embraces IoT With New Bluetooth Equipped IM Z LIMITBREAKER Baitcaster

I've always thought the idea of a custom braking profile for a DC reel would be cool. I always envisioned it as a system that generates its own power and to set parameters and braking curves you would connect it to a PC and power the reel via a mini USB. You would run a program to visualize and chan...
by LowRange
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx bladed jig rod as a dedicated FLUKE rod?
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Nrx bladed jig rod as a dedicated FLUKE rod?

For weightless Flukes I like a regular taper M rod. I can get by with a stiffer M or softer MH mod fast for Caffeine Shads or Flukes with a 3/16 oz weighted hook. Best combo I ever had in my hands for distance casting a weightless Fluke on a thin wire superline hook was an Orochi xXx BE2 and a Ray's...
by LowRange
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:00 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 2281

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

Its because there is no changing of hands with spinning reels. You reel in the same position you had just cast the reel in. But the act of rod manipulation and turning the reel handle is the same regardless if you're using spinning or casting gear. I can't work the rod tip with my right hand, and I...
by LowRange
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:36 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 2281

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

Maybe this is the time for me to learn left hand retrieve, so I can get my paws on one early. Anyone else make the switch after right hand retrieving your whole life? How did it go? Are you right handed in general? Do you cast with right? For me, baitcasting reels are either or. Spinning reels...th...
by LowRange
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:16 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 2281

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

cast with my right hand and retrieve Bait casters with the right hand, retrieve spinning gear with my left hand . Currently, retrieving a bait caster with my left hand feels extremely awkward. but retrieving spinning gear with the left feels normal. I will never, ever understand this - I do everyth...
by LowRange
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:41 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 23 Daiwa steez a gen 2
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: 23 Daiwa steez a gen 2

Calling this a gen 2 is a bit much. Its a long overdue update to the Steez A. Something Daiwa should do more often come to think of it. They seem to let a reel rot until the next gen replacement. They should practice what the auto industry does and do a mid cycle refresh to update and address custom...
by LowRange
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:29 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?

Good idea, but i doubt that it will be compatible. If it is, tho, i am getting a set as well. It appears to be the old Z platform. I don't see why the gears wouldn't fit the old Z. Because they're over 10 years apart. The newer gears that's being made by Daiwa are very different to what was made ag...