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by reason162
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Want to try a higher end spinning reel
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Want to try a higher end spinning reel

Anyone looking for a "higher end" spinning reel should give the Certate/Luvias Airity/Exist a try. Daiwa's MQ reels are simply amazing, and the Certate is probably best value on the market right now.
by reason162
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Rod for I Waver 74, Picro, 3-5g Hard baits
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Rod for I Waver 74, Picro, 3-5g Hard baits

Looking for a dedicated rod to throw 3-5 gram hard baits, mainly the i-waver 74sss and other lures w/o a weight transfer system. Maybe mid-strolling 1-2 gram jigheads + 3" plastics etc. What L-UL spinning rod fits the bill? Something with a solid tip? Looking at the JDM adrenas and possibly Glorious...
by reason162
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What would happen to Megabass without Yuki Ito?
Replies: 32
Views: 1219

Re: What would happen to Megabass without Yuki Ito?

You also have to remember, the future for JDM bass tackle was cut short when the Japanese government put largemouth and smallmouth bass on the alien species list. I think that could be what started started or sped up the export boom of JDM tackle. Do you know the actual policy regulating LM/SM in J...
by reason162
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What would happen to Megabass without Yuki Ito?
Replies: 32
Views: 1219

Re: What would happen to Megabass without Yuki Ito?

For real. I am seeing a ton of talk about the P5 rods, way way more then I have ever seen about any higher-end rod. Even on some of the reddit fishing subs, places where "get you a ugly stick" is like every other post, there is a ton of interest in the P5 rods. What would be interesting and perhaps...
by reason162
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 19 Certate vs 21 (new) Exsence
Replies: 22
Views: 1094

Re: 19 Certate vs 21 (new) Exsence

Once you get into this class of reels, both manufacturers produce awesome products. Their smoothness is just incredible. The way I see it is this - going up the Shimano lineup you get incremental advances, whereas the Daiwa monocoque METAL reels (Certate/Exist and now Luvias Airity) is sort of a re...
by reason162
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite braid for spinning reels
Replies: 40
Views: 2426

Re: Favorite braid for spinning reels

I agree with the ratings of the YKG G Soul being way off. I have the 22lb and it breaks at about 10lbs. I have the 50lb and it breaks at about 15lbs. The line breaks in the middle, not at the knots. It is really smooth and thin, but unfortunately way over rated in line strength. For comparison. Sup...
by reason162
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite braid for spinning reels
Replies: 40
Views: 2426

Re: Favorite braid for spinning reels

I realize my needs may be different than yours, as I do not have a need for spinning line that is more than 10 -15# test. YGK is true to rating, meaning it actually breaks at 14lbs. Guarantee smackdown 8# is breaking at over 14lbs etc. 14lb YGK is thinner than 8lb Jbraid x8, for instance. Noticeabl...
by reason162
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 19 Certate vs 21 (new) Exsence
Replies: 22
Views: 1094

Re: 19 Certate vs 21 (new) Exsence

jerkbait22 wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:40 pm
And yea, it's like your inside my brain on the thought process. Certate widely praised, but would I be missing out on new Shimano tech with the new Exsence.
You'll be missing exactly NOTHING - get the Certate!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by reason162
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite braid for spinning reels
Replies: 40
Views: 2426

Re: Favorite braid for spinning reels

eagleriver1_fish wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:08 am
...snip...
This bears repeating - YGK Upgrade x8 - 14 or 16lb. Best spinning braid and now available domestically from tackle trap.
by reason162
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Olympic Vigore
Replies: 166
Views: 23591

Re: Olympic Vigore

Managed to snag one of the first batch of 610MLs, got it today. First impression - this is not a DS rod. Compared to my Expride 610ML, it seems to be about a power heavier through the tip and mid section. Probably perfect for 4" flukes, finesse swimbaits and jigs...maybe a finesse hard jerkbait rod ...
by reason162
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite braid for spinning reels
Replies: 40
Views: 2426

Re: Favorite braid for spinning reels

Just go by the PE rating - 16lb is PE 0.8 - perfect for finesse bass fishing where you're tying 4 - 8lb floro leaders. I found the 14lb (0.6) too thin, and the 22lb too thick.

I didn't do any tests but I believe the lb ratings are fairly accurate, unlike US labeling.
by reason162
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite braid for spinning reels
Replies: 40
Views: 2426

Re: Favorite braid for spinning reels

njbasscat wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:21 am
Where are you getting it from? Does it only come in bright green?
Afaik yes, I sharpied the last 15ft or so then tie on a long leader.

Tackle trap carries it.
by reason162
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite braid for spinning reels
Replies: 40
Views: 2426

Re: Favorite braid for spinning reels

I've gone from 8lb jbraid x8 to 16lb YGK x8 Upgrade - it truly is an upgrade in every possible way.
by reason162
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez ltd sv tw
Replies: 125
Views: 7831

Re: Steez ltd sv tw

The conversation has been about the behavior of the guy in the YouTube video for the last 2 pages, and you are one of the primary reasons for the conversation going in that direction to begin with. No one is attacking you or that guy, or any other member, for that matter. A differing opinion is jus...
by reason162
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez ltd sv tw
Replies: 125
Views: 7831

Re: Steez ltd sv tw

While he did break down 2 reels and give his conclusions, that's not all he did. There was a little gratuitous drama attached. The poster's disappointment was slightly disingenuous imho. While he is entitled to his opinion, as we all are, the exaggerated response seemed a bit childish to me. That s...