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by Firstoutfisher
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2021 steez ags rods
Replies: 303
Views: 31101

Re: 2021 steez ags rods

I just picked up one of these new Steez rods. I am not impressed and I have not even fished it yet. Some pretty poor grade cork on this rod. Plus the cork handle smells like someone dunked it in a barrel of varnish/solvent. Completely unacceptable for a $550 rod! Balance and weight is good but I ag...
by Firstoutfisher
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2021 steez ags rods
Replies: 303
Views: 31101

Re: 2021 steez ags rods

I just picked up one of these new Steez rods. I am not impressed and I have not even fished it yet. Some pretty poor grade cork on this rod. Plus the cork handle smells like someone dunked it in a barrel of varnish/solvent. Completely unacceptable for a $550 rod! Balance and weight is good but I ag...
by Firstoutfisher
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: OSP Hardbaits
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: OSP Hardbaits

osp highcut Are you fishing it like a jerkbait or crankbait? I have one but have never thrown it. I believe it’s one of those hybrid jerkbait/crankbaits. hookup tackle posted a video today where they talk about the highcut and the way they describe working it seems sort of like the way you would dr...
by Firstoutfisher
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2021 steez ags rods
Replies: 303
Views: 31101

Re: 2021 steez ags rods

I just picked up one of these new Steez rods. I am not impressed and I have not even fished it yet. Some pretty poor grade cork on this rod. Plus the cork handle smells like someone dunked it in a barrel of varnish/solvent. Completely unacceptable for a $550 rod! Balance and weight is good but I ag...
by Firstoutfisher
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion TW HD ‘22
Replies: 46
Views: 2294

Re: Zillion TW HD ‘22

Interesting this reel was ahead of the air stream custom reel on their release schedule but no one has them in stock despite the fact that the air stream custom seems to be rolling out. Air stream custom made in thailand, so i am hoping this is made in japan
by Firstoutfisher
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom
Replies: 57
Views: 1391

Re: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom

Super attractive reel, but why $375 for a made in thailand daiwa reel? What makes this worth more than their other BFS reels other than aesthetics? I think I would rather have an original airstream custom made in japan for less or a calcutta conquest bfs for the same price.
by Firstoutfisher
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Okuma Hakai
Replies: 17
Views: 1081

Re: Okuma Hakai

Have not handled a hakai obviously they havent been released but for a magnesium framed reel with a DRT designed spool at $120 during TW black friday sales seems like the best value reel ever. Most of the youtube reviewers have given it very favourable reviews.
by Firstoutfisher
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ultralight Topwater
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: Ultralight Topwater

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its almost like the hookuptackle read my mind. Got a couple z poppers from eurotackle and some goodies from thehookuptackle's cyber monday sale. Most excited about the lucky craft b straight(some kind of micro propbait)

https://imgur.com/a/cbfDcav
by Firstoutfisher
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2021 steez ags rods
Replies: 303
Views: 31101

Re: 2021 steez ags rods

Finally got my target sniper in. Now I'm just waiting for a reel to pair it with. Probably going to wait for the new zillion HD. Question for those of you that have used it. Would this rod be suitable for smaller frogs? Like the jackall kaera? I got this rod mostly for skipping plastics and jigs but...
by Firstoutfisher
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Vintage Hardbait Collection
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Vintage Hardbait Collection

Some interesting stuff, wish I had the cahones to fish them but I would be too upset if I lost any of them. I may take them out sometime and at least get them wet and check out the action. May try to get better photos next time I'm out there.
by Firstoutfisher
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom
Replies: 57
Views: 1391

Re: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom

When this was first unveiled I thought for sure I was going to get it, based on aesthetics alone. However with the cost, and the plastic engine cover, I am not so sure anymore. Might get CQ bfs or wait for new aldebaren bfs instead. Maybe once this is released and people start reviewing it I will ch...
by Firstoutfisher
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Defier D Braid
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Sunline Defier D Braid

Would like to hear some feedback on this line as well. Got a spool sitting in my fishing room but haven't put it on yet because its off season.
by Firstoutfisher
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom
Replies: 57
Views: 1391

Re: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom

SSS wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:32 pm
That ugly plastic engine cover again. Ruins the whole reel to me. And they should've had a 80mm carbon handle from the air stream custom on this.
I didn't notice this,why did you have to mention it :crying:
by Firstoutfisher
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom
Replies: 57
Views: 1391

Re: 2022 Daiwa Silver Creek Air TW Stream Custom

LowRange wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:08 pm
I'm in the minority. That brown and gold make it look like it is going for the early 2000s vibe.
Still better than black and red :lol:
by Firstoutfisher
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Which Model Luvias Airity
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Which Model Luvias Airity

Do you have any more feedback on the reel (and QD)?? I’m very interested in the Airity, particularly the model that you got. Haven't caught any big fish with the reel yet and haven't adjusted drag during the fight to test it out. So I can't comment too much on the drag performance/benefits of the q...