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by fishballer06
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tatula Hate vs newer shimanos
Replies: 24
Views: 3346

Re: Tatula Hate vs newer shimanos

Put all of my reels in the new Bantam/Met frames. I wouldn't be mad at all.
by fishballer06
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Scorpion MGL 150
Replies: 55
Views: 16688

Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

I would assume the bearings are the same size.
by fishballer06
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Scorpion MGL 150
Replies: 55
Views: 16688

Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

I'd also like to switch the handle out for a 90mm handle, but am having hard time finding a place to get them. Thanks in advance! I'm using a 96mm Shimano factory handle on mine. They sell them from the Metanium and Curado K (on the XG models). As for the reel itself, mine has performed flawlessly ...
by fishballer06
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano Stephano & Engetsu gears!
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Shimano Stephano & Engetsu gears!

There are multiple models of the Engetsu. The model I own is basically a Curado 70 on steroids, including brass gears. I'd have to dig out the box to see the exact model number of mine, but that is the model that I would recommend. The other models are Citica based if my memory recalls.
by fishballer06
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: aaron martens with loomis
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: aaron martens with loomis

He's been a big Shimano guy for years. I'm surprised it took this long to happen.

I'm sure the guy could help design a hell of a dropshot and shakeyhead rod.
by fishballer06
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Duce Rods?
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Duce Rods?

I noticed that TackleWarehouse is now carrying Duce Rods and I did a little research on these rods. They seem like an awesome rod for the money. The Cliff Crochet signature series seems like a real gem at the price point as well. -Toray carbon blanks -Double locking reel seat nuts -Skeletonized reel...
by fishballer06
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Opinions on best Dobyns rod for jigs
Replies: 13
Views: 3050

Re: Opinions on best Dobyns rod for jigs

I'll give a nod to the Extreme 744. Bump up to the 745 if you're going to be in weeds and wood.
by fishballer06
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scorpion MGL
Replies: 27
Views: 9339

Re: Scorpion MGL

If those are the size of the fish he's catching on it, I'm not surprised.

I've been running mine all season, including an 8 day trip to Canada, and a few weekend long trips on Erie. I've got 0 issues with mine.
by fishballer06
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 discontinued?
Replies: 24
Views: 7949

Re: Curado 70 discontinued?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the SLX MGL available in JDM only? That technically still leaves a hole in the USDM.
by fishballer06
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos
Replies: 12
Views: 5822

Re: Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos

This is too good of a deal to pass up. Pre-order placed.
by fishballer06
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Curado K
Replies: 9
Views: 5153

Re: Tatula Elite vs Curado K

7:1 Long Cast model
by fishballer06
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Curado K
Replies: 9
Views: 5153

Re: Tatula Elite vs Curado K

Reporting back after my second outing with my Elite.

This time I respooled with braid and got the brakes dialed in. The Elite is definitely the further caster than the K.
by fishballer06
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Curado K
Replies: 9
Views: 5153

Re: Tatula Elite vs Curado K

I own two K's and a Scorpion MGL. I also just got an Elite last week. I've only got about an hour on the Elite so far, but I will say this. I'm getting the same distance with the Elite throwing at 75% power as I do with my Shimano's throwing at 100% power. I'm still getting used to the the braking s...
by fishballer06
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Smoke S3
Replies: 15
Views: 6327

Re: Quantum Smoke S3

I bought one on the cheap, cheap to check it out (the tour s3 version). Had every intention of using it because it seemed like a cool reel for the money. Ended up not using it and wanting something else, so I sold it before I ever used it. From just handling it, it seemed like a decent reel.