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by Cal
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 51
Views: 2284

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Cracker wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:12 am
2021 Antares DC looks very similar to 2016 model, very minor changes.
Yeah different DC system, maybe line capacity... tough to buy in at that price tag. It's like the iPhone, have to skip a couple generations for any tangible benefits.
by Cal
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 51
Views: 2284

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

For the US Market, confirmed are:

Conquest
Exsence Spinning
TwinPower XD (Saltwater)
Ultegra
by Cal
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New SLX BFS is coming
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: New SLX BFS is coming

With a magnetic braking system and audible drag... :-k
by Cal
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 51
Views: 2284

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

I hope there is a scorpion 70mgl Not on the list of new bass reels... Conquest 100/200 w/ MGL III spool Antares DC w/ 4x8 DC, MGL III spool and some new bearing config at the base of the drive shaft SLX BFS (no mention of MGL) Scorpion DC - 150 size with iDC-5, MGL spool Scorpion MD - 300 size with...
by Cal
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Steez A TW HLC
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: New Steez A TW HLC

Funny... i like that the spec suggests a deeper spool than the Steez LTD SV TW :lol:
by Cal
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC X-ray 6100-1 DSR
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: NFC X-ray 6100-1 DSR

I have one on the way too... can't decide if I should build it out as a casting or spinning rod though :-k
by Cal
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 51
Views: 2284

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

hokiehi wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:24 am
$742 for the Antares DC... insane
I'd expect to see that normalize to somewhere under $700. For some reason, Japanese manufacturer spec prices are rarely what you see in the retail outlets. Still very expensive.
by Cal
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 51
Views: 2284

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

I wonder when these reels will be available Typical time frame is March/April for the right handed reels and May/June for left. My personal preference of them all is the Antares AR and Conquest 100HG. I don’t see how they could improve on perfection The MGL spool is how. The new Conquest 100 & 200 ...
by Cal
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Let's Get Real! - Sly Guy Lures Replica Gill Swimbaits
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Let's Get Real! - Sly Guy Lures Replica Gill Swimbaits

Let's Get Real! - Sly Guy Lures Replica Gill Swimbaits http://www.tackletour.com/images21/featurebanslyguy2.jpg Introduction: With a name like "Replica" the Sly Guy Gills better be realistic looking, but it doesn't stop with a genuine looking paint finish. This year we are going to dive deep into s...
by Cal
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Built to Vanquish the Competition, but Equal to Stella?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Built to Vanquish the Competition, but Equal to Stella?

rollyourboat wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:04 pm
Was there a lubing issue? Sounds kind of crazy to me that the vanguish has a heavier/slower start up than the vanford. Other than that, everything else in the review seems spot on.
That was Zander's input.. I haven't fished the Vanford, so I can't comment.
by Cal
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Built to Vanquish the Competition, but Equal to Stella?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Built to Vanquish the Competition, but Equal to Stella?

Shimano man wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:21 pm
BTW, that stick you have in the review picture looks really awesome, what make is it? or is it a custom built rod?
This one?

Image

That's an Ark Rods Reinforcer
by Cal
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Built to Vanquish the Competition, but Equal to Stella?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Built to Vanquish the Competition, but Equal to Stella?

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:10 am

The Vanford delivers a great balance of weight/performance but doesn't match the Stella's level of refinement
:lol: ... um yeah... when the Editor in Chief add his 2 cents... thanks for the heads up :lol:
by Cal
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Built to Vanquish the Competition, but Equal to Stella?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Built to Vanquish the Competition, but Equal to Stella?

Built to Vanquish the Competition, but Equal to Stella? http://www.tackletour.com/images20/featureban_shim20vanquish.jpg Introduction: As Shimano continues to make that transition to a global lineup for their bass fishing reels, more and more traditional JDM models are becoming easily available sta...
by Cal
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Someone talk me out of this....
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Someone talk me out of this....

CodyNeely11 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:44 pm
Someone talk me out of this....
That's really just TackleTour code for "help push me over the edge to buy..." :lol:
by Cal
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Alphas SV Tw
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: New Alphas SV Tw

It’s a little more narrow than the traditional Alphas in width.. length is about the same.. spool sizes are slightly different.