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by lape0019
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A vs Shimano Bantam
Replies: 15
Views: 2032

Re: Steez A vs Shimano Bantam

I haven't used a Steez A so cannot comment on it. But the Bantam is an amazing reel. I would love nothing more than to retire my metaniums, chornarchs and Curado's as well as my Core 100MGFV to replace them with more banatams I like them that much. I am thinking Kurt L may have gotten a bad one beca...
by lape0019
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What are you cranking with?
Replies: 22
Views: 4457

Re: What are you cranking with?

An Antares should not have any flex in it under load but I have never used one. I have a Calcutta conquest 100 and 200 that I use for my crank baiting. If I wanted a low pro reel, I would order a Bantam PG just from my experience with the two Bantams I currently have. Great reel with absolutely no f...
by lape0019
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jerkbait Rod/all around Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 3705

Re: Jerkbait Rod/all around Rod

I haven't used the new version but have you considered stepping down a peg and trying the Orochi XX Jerkbait special? I have the original version and love that rod for jerkbaits and spook style baits. Myself, I wouldn't be trying to use any of the rods you picked for both Jerkbaits and bottom contac...
by lape0019
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Foregrip or no foregrip?
Replies: 16
Views: 2506

Re: Foregrip or no foregrip?

The only rods I like having a foregrip on are spinning rods. And even then, I am touching the blank because of the way I hold the rod.
by lape0019
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium DC worth it over Curado DC
Replies: 10
Views: 2786

Re: Metanium DC worth it over Curado DC

Both are great reels (Own a Met DC. have friends with the Curado DC). the best advice I can give you on these two reels is do some research on the DC system in both reels. You may find one is better suited for the way you fish. The metanium has more line options than the curado but the curado seems ...
by lape0019
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL
Replies: 45
Views: 10106

Re: Bantam MGL

I bought one when it first came out and absolutely fell in love with it. Casts like a dream, retrieve is silky smooth and there es absolutely no movement in the frame. Liked it so much, I bough a second oen and plan on purchasing a third. First one is a 6.2:1. I use it for jerkbaits a spook style ba...
by lape0019
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Top Water rod for 1ozers
Replies: 39
Views: 8694

Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

I use the original Dobyns Champion 706CB for the I-loud and I-jack. works well for it.
by lape0019
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg
Replies: 36
Views: 8547

Re: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg

Currently using the Expride 173XHA and think it is a great rod. I have a metanium on it and it balances out really well. There is a ton of backbone in the rod and it keeps the fish pinned. It is a little harder to walk a bait with but once you figure it out, you will be really pleased with the rod. ...
by lape0019
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 7385

Re: Chatterbait reel

Currently using a Bantam HG and love it.
by lape0019
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch MGL interesting story
Replies: 31
Views: 7093

Re: Chronarch MGL interesting story

I went through the same thought process with my 13 Metanium and Chronarch CI4+. At the beginning, I did not see anywhere where the price difference was worth it performance wise but the longer I used both, the more I started to understand why the metanium is worth the extra money. It took a long ti...
by lape0019
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Champion 735 XP
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Dobyns Champion 735 XP

I have the Non XP version and use it exclusively for frogs. It has worked well as a back up for pitching Jigs/heavy Texas rigs in the past but I usually use a DX 745 for that. Never used it for football jigs at all but would imagine it would work and have never tried to throw a swimbait on it. The o...
by lape0019
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel Selection
Replies: 22
Views: 3279

Re: Reel Selection

I don't sell reels often but if I do, it's because I either do not like it for it's intended application or I have found something I like more. The last reel I sold was an FX73SV-110 and only reason I sold it was I felt someone else would appreciate it more. I ended up buying a Bantam with the proce...
by lape0019
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch MGL interesting story
Replies: 31
Views: 7093

Re: Chronarch MGL interesting story

I went through the same thought process with my 13 Metanium and Chronarch CI4+. At the beginning, I did not see anywhere where the price difference was worth it performance wise but the longer I used both, the more I started to understand why the metanium is worth the extra money. It took a long tim...
by lape0019
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits
Replies: 21
Views: 2649

Re: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits

If there is anything I have noticed, jerkbait gear seems to be very very different from person to person. Gear ratio? I have used and 7.3:1, 6.2:1 and 6.4:1. I much prefer a slower ratio as I am more concerned with presentation than I am with picking up slack. I use braid as a mainline so too fast o...
by lape0019
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns vs Megabass vs Shimano
Replies: 19
Views: 5975

Re: Dobyns vs Megabass vs Shimano

That's a tough one for me as I have been using Dobyns for quite a long time. I have the Champion 734 (non XP) and it is a very versatile stick that I use mainly for soft swimbaits like Keitechs, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. but I do not believe it is anywhere near as sensitive as the XX or the Exprid...