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by doomtrprz71
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2020 Zillion 10
Replies: 62
Views: 10133

Re: 2020 Zillion 10

I own both a 10 and a regular sv tw. I took the regular Sv TW in salt for a week long trip knowing there were going to be likely consequences. Cleaned it up as best as a regular dude can after. Anyway, based on that experience, I can’t imagine taking the 10 in salt would be a good idea. I won’t. I ...
by doomtrprz71
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Light Saltwater Tackle Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Light Saltwater Tackle Recommendation

What's your price range?
by doomtrprz71
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel waterproofing & you.
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Reel waterproofing & you.

I dont mind a sealed drag, but anything else is marketing hype imho. Making a reel with superior corrosion-resistant materials is the best avenue, not trying to waterproof a reel. Sure, tight tolerances are always a good idea, but seals are just another drag/friction point to make the reel feel slo...
by doomtrprz71
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New kistler graphite series
Replies: 4
Views: 467

New kistler graphite series

I wonder if these new rods are blanks they rolled instead of NFC?
by doomtrprz71
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sandals
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Sandals

Keen would be my choice as well, i have had mine for 5 years and just broke one of the straps. Simms used to make some that were good but the newones aren't as durable.
by doomtrprz71
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Suffix 832 issues
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Suffix 832 issues

Cal wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:03 pm
doomtrprz71 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Maybe it's the 2020 curse
This... 🤦‍♂️
I'm beginning to think that's it, I had to tie 3 Berkley braid knots again until it held on the last one, the knot held with no issues on the fx2 but what doesn't on 65lb test.
by doomtrprz71
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: It's True: ElaZtech does indeed melt...
Replies: 23
Views: 1371

Re: It's True: ElaZtech does indeed melt...

I'e also seen them sorta melt or oval out into a flat blob while still in their packaging in enough heat. I always keep a bag of turds (various colors in one original bag) in my car and never had that happen. I been doing that since the first time I heard about them melting in the heat and have yet...
by doomtrprz71
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: It's True: ElaZtech does indeed melt...
Replies: 23
Views: 1371

Re: It's True: ElaZtech does indeed melt...

It gets even worse if you mix them with a PVC bait, I learned to check after people who borrow out of my tacklebox.
by doomtrprz71
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's the best all around baitcaster??
Replies: 30
Views: 2579

Re: What's the best all around baitcaster??

Just buy an OG zillion, that's the best all round reel for your price range, you could get a jdream for less than$250.
by doomtrprz71
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Costa Harpoons
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Costa Harpoons

I don't have costa harpoons, but as far as US made sunglasses go Solar bat sunglasses are US made and the Mossback gradient is a great lens for sight fishing that they offer. My issue with them is my fat head tends to break the frame over the nosebridge. I prefer now to use Oakley's instead, they of...
by doomtrprz71
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Opinion: It may not be worth it
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

I understand your thoughts, I have trouble paying high dollar for a glass rod, I bought two tatula glass rods for $69 and they've been great for reaction baits, I have a st Croix glass rod but bought it after it was discontinued for a similar price. I have a bunch of original zillions, they're all u...
by doomtrprz71
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistlers warranty and the curse of 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: Kistlers warranty and the curse of 2020

Ouch, looks like the 2020 curse is worse for y'all, I want a zbone but I cannot even remotely justify it, I think I'm going to get 2 of the x-ray blanks next time they're on sale and have a local guy build the rods for a lot less. Weird your coupon was for 50%off, mine was a dollar amount that I co...
by doomtrprz71
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistlers warranty and the curse of 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: Kistlers warranty and the curse of 2020

Ouch, looks like the 2020 curse is worse for y'all, I want a zbone but I cannot even remotely justify it, I think I'm going to get 2 of the x-ray blanks next time they're on sale and have a local guy build the rods for a lot less. Weird your coupon was for 50%off, mine was a dollar amount that I cou...
by doomtrprz71
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Suffix 832 issues
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Suffix 832 issues

I've never had issues before, I do add additional twists so maybe that's why I've never had issues before and usually use heavier braid. I just thought it was weird that the Berkley braid knot didn't hold either until the third try since that knot is for braid. Maybe it's the 2020 curse
by doomtrprz71
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Suffix 832 issues
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Suffix 832 issues

I opened a new spool of 832 today and have had issues with the knot slipping and pulling loose, have they changed the coating? I have used an improved clinch knot without issues in past and today I had issues getting it to hold and had issues with the Berkley braid knot as well.