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by DammitKhoa
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New 2016 Stradic CI4+ vs 2016 Vanquish thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

Re: New 2016 Stradic CI4+ vs 2016 Vanquish thoughts?

Hey Cesar, I've seen many positive reviews from people who have fished the vanquish extensively and still love it. Shimano is one of the leading manufacturers when it comes to gears. With their cold forging technology, it'll last for years to come. I think the inital impressions still hold- the Stra...
by DammitKhoa
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New 2016 Stradic CI4+ vs 2016 Vanquish thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

Re: New 2016 Stradic CI4+ vs 2016 Vanquish thoughts?

Welcome to the forum! If money was not an issue, the vanquish is by far more refined. Smoother and lighter. I've got the new 4000 sized CI4+ and oddly, it's not as smooth as my old 5000FJ.. but to be fair, that older reel was polished and tuned. In terms of durability, both will take on anything tha...
by DammitKhoa
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Better start with 2016 Shimano Ci4+ Stradic
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Better start with 2016 Shimano Ci4+ Stradic

I have added 4 to my collection and all them fish jam up. I love the reels . Hope yours are working out. G They jam up. But you love them? :shock: :doh: Or do the fish jam up? :lol: I was wondering the same thing lol So hopefully the service department will save the day again! I will miss Silver se...
by DammitKhoa
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Mann's Reel N Shad
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

Re: Mann's Reel N Shad

Yup, I tried it too and couldn't get any action without tipping the rod myself. Felt like reeling in a flat piece of plastic. Sometimes I wonder how some of these designs make it to the market.. if it's that bad, the company's reputation is directly affected. Don't know what they were thinking.
by DammitKhoa
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1470
Views: 313351

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Wowza, what a beast.
by DammitKhoa
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano Metanium MG7 V2 info?
Replies: 11
Views: 2108

Re: Shimano Metanium MG7 V2 info?

I was able to get more info on this model. In Japan some of the better (or higher volume) dealers are allowed to create limited models. This particular reel has the two tone color on the body, silver drag star and stock handle with Yumeya knobs. Aside from the appearance and handle knobs, this reel...
by DammitKhoa
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Fiber Handle breaking?
Replies: 16
Views: 3862

Re: Carbon Fiber Handle breaking?

Yes, after a while at least on the ones i've seen they delaminate. Most CF handles are carbon sheets layered over one another. The biggest issue with the ones in the fishing market is that they are layered so that the design of the weave appears on the side of the handle (for aesthetics I assume. A...
by DammitKhoa
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Project Honeycomb
Replies: 35
Views: 8444

Re: Project Honeycomb

Purple is certainly interesting, the gold & white is just classy. Love it!
by DammitKhoa
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Ch50e
Replies: 21
Views: 4020

Re: Ch50e

"most parts of CHRONARCH 50E, Curado 50E, and Scorpion XT1000 are interchangeable. However Core 50Mg is different from those types of reels. So the "Duralumin Clutch Lever - ALD" doesn't fit '10 Scorpion XT 1000." - Hedgehog Studio
by DammitKhoa
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Ushiojiru — Delicious clear soup
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

Re: Ushiojiru — Delicious clear soup

Thanks for sharing. It's quite tempting to try this and the Hirezake with the colder winter months right around the corner :D
by DammitKhoa
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Reel Covers
Replies: 20
Views: 2222

Re: Daiwa Reel Covers

I use Daiwa's neoprone reel cover. A little pricey for a reel cover but it does its job and does it well. Great material and easy to put on/off. I've also bought Opass' reel cover and it has a 2nd velcro strap that goes on the bottom of the reel frame. In a way it's more secure but a little bit of a...
by DammitKhoa
Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best Palming Reel?
Replies: 49
Views: 7857

Re: Best Palming Reel?

I use both Daiwas and Shimanos and think the Shimano's 50E series is the most comfortable, palming reel. My CH50E had a little nice curve in the front that allows my pointer finger to grip the reel.
by DammitKhoa
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Hirezake — From Cheap Wine to Hyper Smooth Sake
Replies: 3
Views: 2726

Re: Hirezake — From Cheap Wine to Hyper Smooth Sake

Very cool. Never really got into sake but now I've got an excuse :D Thanks for posting!
by DammitKhoa
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Decade Works
Replies: 31
Views: 5830

Re: Decade Works

Solid paint job. I love the contrast from the hot red to the flat black on the star & handle.
by DammitKhoa
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Next TDZ Project: 100M
Replies: 86
Views: 26551

Re: Next TDZ Project: 100M

I think the classic lines of the TDZ would really be complimented with a white pearl + clearcoat