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by Patex
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: JDM bottom contact rod
Replies: 23
Views: 1818

Re: JDM bottom contact rod

I had used many amazing bottom contact rods: MB Destroyer - Super Destroyer F6-69X - super sensitive heavy jig rod for close pitching, casting. MB Destroyer X7 F5st-611X7 Bearing Down Type-X - ultimate T rig rod, they just don't have a clue about the solid tip and suck that bait in. The solid can be...
by Patex
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 58
Views: 7388

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

I'm not sure, I think the version 1, the shallower version? Karl? I have the version 2. I think version 1 was a bit deeper. To this day my favourite spool is the version 2 KTF nothing comes close so far. Mr. Sawamura hit a sweet spot with that Alphas. The kosugi works is a great all round finesse s...
by Patex
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 200e7 or sv103
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Curado 200e7 or sv103

I like to have all the same make/model reels, so when I change I have the same casting/ winding feeling/grip. I would just get another one of what you prefer. Also easier from maintenance point of view.
by Patex
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Feed Your Enthusiast Soul : Conquest 842C MBR
Replies: 14
Views: 4893

Re: Feed Your Enthusiast Soul : Conquest 842C MBR

I have a 10 year old MBR842 GLX, one of my favourite rods. I can fish it with 3/16oz jigheads + 3 inch shads, 1/2oz spinnerbaits, squarebills
by Patex
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 3412

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

Never pull from the reel or rod, take the line pull it tight and then ping it like shooting an arrow, usually the lure jumps out of the snag.
by Patex
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Alpha 5.8 gears?
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Daiwa Alpha 5.8 gears?

boatinpete wrote:Any folks out there know if main gear is brass or aluminum, will not buy reels with aluminum gears any more.
The standard Alphas 5.8 is brass, the Alphas R is aluminum to my knowledge.
by Patex
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 545
Views: 164162

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

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by Patex
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic
Replies: 11
Views: 1643

Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Thank you all for the ideas. I’ll give it a go with toothpaste and let you know how does it go. Any particular brand? :lol:
by Patex
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spinnerbait rod ?’s
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Re: Spinnerbait rod ?’s

I picked up a megabass orochi xx spinner bait special a few years back, and I have not felt the need to replace or upgrade to a new rod yet. For a spinner bait rod it also handles square bills and some other treble hook baits nicely. One more vote for the Spinnerbait Special, really happy with it. ...
by Patex
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic
Replies: 11
Views: 1643

Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

I have a friend who has the Alphas Ito and the clear plastic turned yellow. Any ideas how this can be cleaned?
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by Patex
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel Selection
Replies: 22
Views: 2851

Re: Reel Selection

One of my favorite platform is Alphas, don't ask me how many of them I have... :D I think I am up to 8 Alphas reels. Tim needs to stop selling me his. :laugh1: Just counted....I have 10 variants at the moment, including 4 NIB TD Sol....I keep telling myself, "It's a healthy obsession".... 8-[ I hav...
by Patex
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel Selection
Replies: 22
Views: 2851

Re: Reel Selection

1. Try not sell at all (always feel sorry). I had a rod that I sold and bought 3 times (the same rod) at the end I let it go :lol: 2. Consolidating ( try to use same brand/model or at least have two or three of each reel). One of my favorite platform is Alphas, don't ask me how many of them I have.....
by Patex
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?
Replies: 57
Views: 19180

Re: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?

Evergreen Heracles Fact HFAC-66MST with Megabass IS71 + ZPI NRC M spool
Evergreen Heracles Fact HFAS-65ULST with Daiwa Steez Type II
8-)
by Patex
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass MH Texas Rig Rod
Replies: 24
Views: 4411

Re: Megabass MH Texas Rig Rod

I would recommend the F4-76X7 Western Flip for light texas with 1/4 3/8 weights, for bit more hook setting power I would recommend the F5st-611X7 bearing Down Type-X. I have both rods and both are amazingly sensitive.
by Patex
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid with leader for crankbaits
Replies: 24
Views: 9081

Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

nd1225 wrote:Anyone have issues with micro guides when using leader?
Yes, keep going back to my old rods with standard guides. The other option is FG knot but it's a pain to tie it and it will still rub.