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by LowRange
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Engetsu BB100PG

I have not but I have no reason to believe it wouldn't be great at it. The reel is made for vertical jigging for snapper and should have a ton of cranking power. The spool is shallow and meant to be used with braid. It is actually a heavier spool than a Scorpion 70. If I were to use mine for cranks ...
by LowRange
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Engetsu BB100PG

Mine is a 5.8:1. Micro mod gears too.
by LowRange
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 85
Views: 3530

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

When the Bantam came out, people complained that the line guide was too close to the spool, affecting casting distance. Looking at this new Metanium, looks like the line guide is much closer to the spool compared to the 16 Met MGL. Makes me wondering if this new Met will actually outperform our old...
by LowRange
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Engetsu BB100PG
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Engetsu BB100PG

The Scorpion 70 based Engetsu and regular Scorpion 70 match the Zodias perfectly. Same goes for the old Tatula Type R
by LowRange
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Ray's DIY handle
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: New Ray's DIY handle

Looks good on a millionaire
by LowRange
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Ray's DIY handle
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: New Ray's DIY handle

The CF ones are cheap and all but look too much like a ZPI knock off. These look interesting.
by LowRange
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2020 Zillion 10
Replies: 46
Views: 3453

Re: 2020 Zillion 10

Yeah, I can't figure out why they didn't make the edges of the dial like the old TDZ mag dials were made. They put the sharp edge on the Steez, Alphas and Pixy reels, too. I never understood that. Even the Alphas, Pixy and Steez are slightly rounded on the edge. The Zillion TWS has a textured sharp...
by LowRange
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your favorite obscure reels
Replies: 26
Views: 1664

Re: Your favorite obscure reels

Scorpion 70 based Engetsu. Brass MM gears. Aluminum handle side plate and shallow but heavier spool.
by LowRange
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: MegaBass Super Orochi XXX F5-68K
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: MegaBass Super Orochi XXX F5-68K

Try sending him a PM. He is actually pretty active here but I don't think he browses the rod forum much.
by LowRange
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 1295

Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

I hadn't heard of the Shimano Engetsu. I also didn't see it on some of the more familiar Japanese websites. Maybe this reel is from Australia. There are a couple of Engetsu reels. The one you want is the Scorpion 70 based one. It is a JDM sea bass reel. You can get them off Ebay or from Japan or wh...
by LowRange
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 812
Views: 165044

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Looks great in that Alphas. I need to get one of those.
by LowRange
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 1295

Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Looking for options on a low profile baitcaster with brass gears. Criteria: Left hand retrieve. No Tatula or any version of the same. Brass gears. Gear ratio BELOW 6.0:0 What's available? Shimano Engetsu PG. Scorpion 70 with aluminum handle side plate, brass micro mod gears and 5.8 ratio. Spool is ...
by LowRange
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Megabass Lin / Daiwa Ryoga 1016 Spool Options
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Megabass Lin / Daiwa Ryoga 1016 Spool Options

They take 1016 spools like the modern Steez and Zillions. Older 103 spools will work to some degree but may require spacers to have any spool tension.
by LowRange
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 41
Views: 3807

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

The 4.9 might be a great long bombing deep diving crankbait reel.
by LowRange
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 11279

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

I'd really like to hear what the haters actually want out of daiwa ? :-k It seems we have some keyboard commando engineers among us... My gripe about the new Tatula SV is that is less visually exciting as the old model when it came out. The old model has unique porting in the frame and color parts ...