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by hungry_cow
Thu May 21, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: The Megabass P3 Bearing Down f5-611x is the best
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: The Megabass P3 Bearing Down f5-611x is the best

It is kind of a love hate rod. I loved how it was so light, balanced, sensitive, and great for hooksets. But absolutely hated it for casting. With my worm / jig rods I do a mix of pitching and accurate soft roll casts. And the stiffer tip was awful for roll casting and if I am pitching I prefer some...
by hungry_cow
Thu May 14, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Designo leben and vantage
Replies: 32
Views: 1346

Re: Designo leben and vantage

I got the Leben Torque Tune DLT-C71H + R2 and the DL-C71MH + RST2S rods. Will have to post pictures later. Yes by far the most comfortable gripping rods ive ever held. And with a TDZ it feels like it was all perfectly fitted to my hands! They are understated as you said but the attention to detail i...
by hungry_cow
Sat May 02, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?
Replies: 15
Views: 2096

Re: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?

Phase III Nautilus with Megabass IS 71 with purple PG spool is a combo ive always got on me and catch a ton of bass on. Also my 7' Medium Steez Flexlite with a TDZ Personal Order has been my primary cranking setup for about 7 years and have no plans to look for anything different.
by hungry_cow
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any recourse for DHL package not delivered?
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Any recourse for DHL package not delivered?

I ordered a mint Qonquest 51 from Buyee Japan Auction and it was shipped DHL and tracking shows it was delivered but I never received the package. Is there any course of action I can take or am I just totally out of luck since its marked delivered even though I absolutely never received it?
by hungry_cow
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Help with Evergreen designations
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Help with Evergreen designations

Yes we do need an "Evergreen guide for dumies" thread! Especially since its harder to just find online like Megabass stuff. So Designo is produced certain lines of blanks for Evergreen kind of like Olympic does now? My Stingray says Designo so I guess that means Designo produced that particular blank.
by hungry_cow
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Help with Evergreen designations
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Help with Evergreen designations

I need some help with Evergreen designations. I know the Heracles rods are the serious considered 2nd in quality behind the Kaleido Inspirare Series. But some Kaleido rods also say Designo, and I just god a Designo Leben that doesn't say Kaleido. So if possible please help me in clarifying the Everg...
by hungry_cow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 85
Views: 8681

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Have a question about the DLT-C71H+R2S, how does this rod compare to the TKLC super stallion with similar specs? And would this make a good rod for 2 to 3 oz swimbaits as well? Not sure if its better with the lower end for jigs and worms or fishes better in the high end as it has a crazy wide rating...
by hungry_cow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Olympic Vigore
Replies: 40
Views: 3180

Re: Olympic Vigore

Are these much different than the previous series of Vigore? Those also had T1100g blankds and in my option nicer styling.

http://www.olympic-co-ltd.jp/fishing/products/vigore/
by hungry_cow
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen rod for smaller swimbaits
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Evergreen rod for smaller swimbaits

What Evergreen rod would you recommend for smaller swimbaits, mostly stuff in the 1.75 - 3 oz range? I was thinking the Super Stallion or maybe the Grand Stallion GTX since its longer. It doesn't have to be Evergreen but that would be my top choice.
by hungry_cow
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 85
Views: 8681

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Well the advice on this thread is what made me pull the trigger and it was exactly as I was expecting and hoping! It is what I was hoping my PIII Bearing Down would be but that rod was a little too stiff and didn't cast like I hoped. But this is perfect! It's like you guys said, similar to the Javel...
by hungry_cow
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 85
Views: 8681

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Breaking in the Designo Leben
by hungry_cow
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST
Replies: 85
Views: 8681

Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

The closest rod that I have to compare is a Designo Leben C71MH+RST2S TT Kamiya tuned except it's one piece. The tips are similar on these models but the dual taper on the Designo is ever so slightly more moderate. The Designo Lebens are flat out some of the most sensitive rods I own or have ever f...
by hungry_cow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Fishing Bycatches
Replies: 40
Views: 7527

Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

I catch big channel cats every so often, every year snag a couple giant carp. Last year I had two 15 lb carp eat my lures, one ate a pink squarebill, the other ate a chatterbait. One time got a goose. Caught a pair of handcuffs. The oddest thing that happened to me twice just fishing with worms is I...
by hungry_cow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: TDZ for Bottom
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: TDZ for Bottom

[/quote] Its pretty unique in that regard. The longevity alone is impressive let alone the modifications. Is there any other reel with that type of record? [/quote] There are old reels still in use like the old green Curados for example. The closest one could be the original Alphas as they still get...
by hungry_cow
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Where to buy Diawa Gekkabijin jigs
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Where to buy Diawa Gekkabijin jigs

Plat wants $73 for a spool! Sunline websight is out of stock and FinesseFishing doesn't have it either. Perhaps it is discontinued. Is there another PE braid you could recommend of similar quality?