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by Kurt L
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What spinning reels do Lew's pro staffers really use ?
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: What spinning reels do Lew's pro staffers really use ?

I couldn't fish with a geary feeling reel like the Lew's spinning reels I have felt, it would drive me nuts! I know I would not detect a certain number of light strikes without a very smooth reel. Maybe some of the newer reels are smoother? I'd love to see them Daiwa or Shimano smooth, having anothe...
by Kurt L
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lews KVD reel?
Replies: 24
Views: 1913

Re: Lews KVD reel?

I had several Lew's Tourney Pros and they were very smooth and out lasted my Metaniums, Lew's knows how to make Aluminum gears that hold up. I've had five "Micro Module" reels, all more expensive than the Lew's Tourney and only one was as smooth as the Lew's and it was twice the price.

Kurt
by Kurt L
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano reel names
Replies: 38
Views: 1223

Re: Shimano reel names

LowRange wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:07 am
Fordvan
This just cracks me up! I can hear my buddies now ragging on who bought the ford van! ](*,) , I think my next reel will be a Ballistic LT :D

Kurt
by Kurt L
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?
Replies: 48
Views: 3888

Re: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?

Meh. another rehash..., it looks like a bargain $25-50 reel, I was hoping for more.

Kurt
by Kurt L
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Expense and Certate LT
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Expense and Certate LT

I would go with the Certate, I think the Exsence has a shorter stem overall. The Certate is a sweet reel, not as smooth as my Stella's but its still super smooth, the Certate take a bit of force to start it up due to all the damn seals.... That's interesting about your Certate, I have two JDM and o...
by Kurt L
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 3400

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

This is interesting! Being a Salmon fishing guy none of my Micro Module gears have held up well... I use light line as well nothing over 10lb test and I notice after sticking a hot fish that makes several hard runs or several in a row that smooth reel I started with has left the building... I have ...
by Kurt L
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Expense and Certate LT
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Expense and Certate LT

I would have a hard time buying anything price wise above the Certate LT they are built solid with liquid smooth gears and a stout drag, yet they rotate like a feather. Daiwa nailed it on the LT's you feel the precision from the first turn of the handle and they remain that way even under a load! Kurt
by Kurt L
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 3400

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

Thanks Dan I appreciate your insight, and I appreciate how well you and the service dept. have always made things right! While I might have had issues with some of the new products you guys have never let me down and I want to say thanks for that! Another big plus for me is being able to purchase pa...
by Kurt L
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 3400

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

Check your pinion bearing as a first step before you replace your gears. Fair call but when new bearings are put in, gears back into mesh (via alignment markings) and everything is sweet gear buzz is certainly different from bearing noise either physically or auditory. Short of body misalignment or...
by Kurt L
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 3400

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

The one Lews I had held up well and My Steez A and SV have not had a single issue yet and they are all 8+1 to 1 reels. My Shimano's have not, either did the FK/FB Shimano spinning reels I used to have... That's why I posted up asking about the new Stradic FL smoothness, My older versions are still g...
by Kurt L
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 3400

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

This is interesting! Being a Salmon fishing guy none of my Micro Module gears have held up well... I use light line as well nothing over 10lb test and I notice after sticking a hot fish that makes several hard runs or several in a row that smooth reel I started with has left the building... I have r...
by Kurt L
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic FL (Smootheness)?
Replies: 27
Views: 1472

Re: Shimano Stradic FL (Smootheness)?

I really like the Ci4+'s my only gripe with my 2500FB and my FK's was they started getting geary after a short time, all of my FA's and older Stradics are still smooth as new. That's my only real complaint i have with the current models I had, the smooth gears I expect in a $200.+ haven't held up. I...
by Kurt L
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic FL (Smootheness)?
Replies: 27
Views: 1472

Re: Shimano Stradic FL (Smootheness)?

I didn't like the start up inertia on the 4000FK's at all, the Daiwa's are excellent in that respect and the feel through the handle is much better also, i can feel the thumping of spoon or spinner blade were as the FK was just knumb tension through the handle. The butter smooth gears of the Daiwa's...
by Kurt L
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic FL (Smootheness)?
Replies: 27
Views: 1472

Shimano Stradic FL (Smootheness)?

I have been looking at a couple of Stradic FL's at Sportsmans Warehouse here in Alaska and neither are smooth? Both are geary? I keep reading about how smooth they are but these aren't? are display reels turds? one is a 2500 the other is a 4000, I own every generation of Stradic back to the FG but I...
by Kurt L
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 15 Metanium dc HG gear swap
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: 15 Metanium dc HG gear swap

Check your parts schematic against the Met. parts schematic on shimano's web site if the gear part numbers are the same your in business!, The non DC Met MGL and 13 use the same drive gear (Aluminum) but have different pinion gears (already brass) due to the model change in the spools. I switched bo...