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by KP Duty
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis
Replies: 49
Views: 5059

Re: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis

These are codes from a shimano rep. We used to call them 'pro-staff' deals (even though you aren't actually a staffer), where you get a form to order 10 or 12 items at 50% off. Now days they give you a code to order directly from the manufacturers website. The shimano codes come 2 per flyer and you ...
by KP Duty
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis
Replies: 49
Views: 5059

Re: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis

I havent used my shimano discount codes yet, but I won't be buying near that much stuff when I do. That's a stockpile. I used to be a guy who wanted all my stuff to match for a congruent lineup, so I can appreciate that.
by KP Duty
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Lightning pointer SP
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Lightning pointer SP

I just picked up a couple of these lightening pointers. Havent fished them yet, but the paint and overall quality is outstanding for $9.99.
by KP Duty
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler Carbon Handles - Experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: Kistler Carbon Handles - Experiences?

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:21 pm
Well, I can say the old NFC carbon grips were junk. They have made improvements, so they say. I'm assuming they should be better
I like the carbon grips on my black widows. They look and feel like carbon fiber. My Glorious XC's look and feel like plastic.
by KP Duty
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Take On Modern Vintage Casting Setup
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: My Take On Modern Vintage Casting Setup

I played around with that rod at BPS the other day...thought it was sweet.
by KP Duty
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix Legend Xtreme 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 8777

Re: St. Croix Legend Xtreme 2020

Still waiting to see how the sensitivity compares to a NRX. I wish the whole handle was carbon fiber. I also thought for the price you should get a carbon handle. When I picked up a couple of edge black widows a few years ago, I talked to edge as I had a couple questions. I remember the guy touting...
by KP Duty
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Question about the Efreet
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Question about the Efreet

I was looking hard at these sticks a couple of months ago, and was doing some searching on here. Came across a thread where aquafun45 picked one up. I will say the same search pulled up a thread in the swap and sell where he sold the efreet a couple months later. Maybe he'll stop by... http://tackle...
by KP Duty
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?
Replies: 61
Views: 5828

Re: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?

Tackle haven has a pre-order going on for the new ultima. I'd post a link, but I'm half way through the process of placing an order(my CC company always assumes its fraud). Its like $719.
by KP Duty
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?
Replies: 15
Views: 2108

Re: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?

My Loomis BCR803 GLX rod. T-rig and finesse jig dream! Probably stills the most sensitive rod I own. I liked my 803, but really loved my 852bcr. Those recoils really gave that glx series a boost in sensitivity. Not really talked about much, but recoils seem to be the 'drag radials' of guides with m...
by KP Duty
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: North Fork Composite HM-XRay Blank Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1888

Re: North Fork Composite HM-XRay Blank Question

I think the new zbone is the only one....that I know of anyway. I have 2 black widows built with IM blanks im thinking of having a builder swap in x-ray's..
by KP Duty
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sometimes what your looking for, you already have
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: Sometimes what your looking for, you already have

Those weibie reel sets like small reels. I have a 13 concept reel w/KP spool on my 704. Love that rods' taper.
by KP Duty
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula SV TW
Replies: 28
Views: 3322

Re: Daiwa Tatula SV TW

I picked up two gen 1 tat sv's at a great price from the 'trap (on sale plus TT discount), and dropped zpi spools in them. That's an option if the old frame is good for you. I think I have $240 in them
by KP Duty
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Dual handle spinning reels
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: Dual handle spinning reels

Word....Thanks fellas.
by KP Duty
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Dual handle spinning reels
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Dual handle spinning reels

Im seeing more of these two-knob jobs from shimano and daiwa. I use a short spinning rod for jerkbaits, and stretch my arm out to do wide sweeping jerks (to the side). I do a couple of strokes and then pull it back in to turn the handle...usually with just a flick of my finger. I miss the knob somet...
by KP Duty
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2682

Re: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?

I prefer cork with rod wrap on it. I figured out it wasn't the texture of the cork that I liked, but the hardness. I played racquetball when I was younger, and I like my rod handles to feel tacky and hard like a racquet handle. A racquet with a foam handle would cost you control unless it was rock h...