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by Patex
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 200e7 or sv103
Replies: 6
Views: 433

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: 3707

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: 2464

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: 974

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: 502
Views: 142863

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: 1199

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: 1796

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: 1199

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: 2133

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: 2133

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: 17200

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: 3752

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: 7885

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.
by Patex
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ZenMarket
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: ZenMarket

I have no experience with ZenMarket but if it is like Buyee then you may not find out the shipping costs until they buy the item on your behalf and give you the bill. I agree, got burnt with extortionate shipping charges and there is no way to cancel or reverse. Rakuten is better and now they have ...
by Patex
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Bfs line
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Re: Bfs line

I use a lot Duel Armoured F-Pro braid and JDM Super Fireline because it is hard body PE with FC leader. I been using BFS reels since 2013 and found that soft PE does not behave properly. I use a lot of straight FC Sunline Shooter BMS and Invisible. I fish a lot of narrow rivers and canals with veget...