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by IlliniDawg01
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster

According to ReelTest on YT the Antares has the small side ports and the Met doesn't which is the reason for the weight difference. The brakes on the Met spool are a bit further away from the edge of the spool also. The Met actually casts slightly better even with the heavier spool. Could just be no...
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster

I think the Anteres spool is nearly identical except it has the additional side porting and different axle dimensions right? Probably not a big difference, but every little bit helps right, at least at the lower end. If you’re comparing the Antares to the JDM Metanium yes they’re almost identical, ...
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster

Imagine how amazing it would be with the ported spool and the line guide as far forward as it could have been. DaveJ If it's got a thiner spool and it has a shaped line guide which it has - shouldn't be too much of an issue for the line to peel off / swing side to side easily enough. The guide coul...
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster

By all accounts I've seen, this reel is pretty awesome. Imagine how amazing it would be with the ported spool and the line guide as far forward as it could have been.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa reel?
Replies: 102
Views: 3260

Re: New Daiwa reel?

evilcatfish wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:09 am
Not sure if anybody else saw this, but it looks like a product unveil is coming. Personally hoping for something Japanese made, perhaps a smaller Z?!?!?

https://daiwaproductshowcase.com/
A true Z1016 would be the first good thing to happen in 2020. Fingers crossed.
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: OG zillion Spools and behavior
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: OG zillion Spools and behavior

The IP 79 has the same spool as the J Dream, It is going to cast lighter weights than the standard zillion spool. https://www.fishonmag.com/daiwa-zillion-j-dream/ I’m trying to cast a weightless fluke 20# test on my power versatile rod and I can with ease. I was just seeing how far it would go down...
by IlliniDawg01
Thu May 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Plastic Hellgramites
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Plastic Hellgramites

rando wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Nikko hellgramites, not super cheap but super durable an super effective for smallies.
This guy agrees:
https://youtu.be/im9JaR4WKYI
DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Thu May 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Magforce-Z induction activation revolutions?
Replies: 42
Views: 1862

Re: Magforce-Z induction activation revolutions?

I imagine that Daiwa has very specific RPM graphs that show the inductor extension as speed increases. I would love to have access to those. I wonder how much the slope changes between Mag V, Z, and SV? I expect the spring strength would both change when the extension started and how big the range i...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat May 02, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Round Reel Refinement - The JDM Daiwa Millionaire CT SV70
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

Re: Round Reel Refinement - The JDM Daiwa Millionaire CT SV70

Every once in a while I go to TW website, open up the Shimano casting reels, and just drool over the 50. At 7.5 oz, I could easily fish it all day. It looks like a finely engineered machine. My birthday's coming up in August (hint, hint). I didn't think Shimano made a 50 Conquest any more, just the...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Is there a braid better than Spiderwire Ultracast?
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Is there a braid better than Spiderwire Ultracast?

PowerPro Slick 8 is pretty good and comes in blue.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: zpi m and pg spools
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: zpi m and pg spools

I wonder how they compare with these spools: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000034137937.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000104052608.html Similar style spools that are light with fixed inductors. The top one is adjustable to three different inductor heights, kinda like MagForce 3D except h...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Most sought after Daiwa 34mm spool
Replies: 18
Views: 1600

Re: Most sought after Daiwa 34mm spool

What are the weights of the new ZPI and KTF 34mm spools?

Are they designed to be true finesse spools or all-rounders that can throw very light like the SV spools?
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 854
Views: 193334

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Hello, Friends! Anybody ordered these spools for Steez/Zillion/Ryoga: http://ali.pub/4mkncw http://ali.pub/4mkndh https://d.radikal.ru/d42/2004/cc/a204a9e75b94.jpg https://b.radikal.ru/b09/2004/dd/fbf8c5a817c2.jpg Is it Rays spools? Why it cheaper that usually (17-19$)? I bought the ones in your fi...
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Spool options for IP68
Replies: 25
Views: 1235

Re: Spool options for IP68

It's a good spool, just not a long caster, at least for me. The stock IP spool is identical to a J-Dream spool but the magnets in the IP reels are stronger than in a Zillion, that's why you're feeling like it's really choked off. Yup, choked off for sure. It' s been on the shelf for a quite a while...
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Spool options for IP68
Replies: 25
Views: 1235

Re: Spool options for IP68

I thought the IP spool was supposed to be awesome. Are the magnets in the IP extra strong? It's a good spool, just not a long caster, at least for me. The stock IP spool is identical to a J-Dream spool but the magnets in the IP reels are stronger than in a Zillion, that's why you're feeling like it...