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by DanTheFireman
Mon May 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?

One other you were asking about was the Bone BFS travel rod. I have a Jackson Super Trickster STL 64L which is an awesome little rod, also have that Bone BFS. I love the Jackson but honestly the Bone is more accurate, a tad stiffer and not as parabolic, much more accurate casting plus it breaks down...
by DanTheFireman
Thu May 16, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Anyone use the Bone Combat Beast or Black River rods?

I have seven of the Bone travel rods and really like them, have used the Combat Beast CBB664RXH on three Amazon trips in the last year and the other six Voyage rods in Brazil December and Colombia in March. I took two of the Voyage casting rods and one spinner to Australia last month, both checked b...
by DanTheFireman
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Weight Transfer System Stuck
Replies: 24
Views: 4749

Re: Weight Transfer System Stuck

I've had two Megabass Trick Darters go bad. It's not the balls but the cylindrical weight has come free rendering the lure useless. If I could reposition the weight properly a small hole drilled and some super glue would work.
by DanTheFireman
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tranx 200 punching
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: Tranx 200 punching

There was a teardown and comparison between the two done by a Youtuber recently. While they are very similar the Tranx 200 has some additional salt water provisions. It also has a bushing supported pinion instead of the bearing supported pinion in the K which I find odd as well as larger teeth on t...
by DanTheFireman
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Dialing In a Curado DC
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Dialing In a Curado DC

Used mine today throwing a 5/8 ounce lure against a 25 knot wind and it was excellent - 40# Maxcuatro on setting 2 with spool tension just barely stopping wobble, zero backlash or even fluff with light thumb on splashdown. My dc is about useless on setting 1 and 3 so I leave it on 2 and very rarely ...
by DanTheFireman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tranx 200 punching
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: Tranx 200 punching

Just looked at my TranX 200 packed for a Colombia Amazon trip and compared to the Curado K. Identical casing except for the color, didn't do much research on it but figured it must be a bit beefier than the K for ripping big woodchoppers all day. I've used the 400 size with a Hawg handle the last fe...
by DanTheFireman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty
Replies: 398
Views: 151295

Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

I cast right, reel left both baitcasting and spinning. Surfing I'm a lefty (goofy foot, right foot forward), write right handed but throw a ball with my left. Man, I'm all screwed up.
by DanTheFireman
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1444
Views: 289255

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Always have a backup plan in case the fish are running small...
by DanTheFireman
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1444
Views: 289255

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

After throwing big choppers for hours my best fish of the trip (19 and just under 21) came on a 3" redhead Mirrodine XL, the same lure that got a 15 and a 16 two consecutive casts in Colombia March 2018. A bigger fish did pull the front hook hanger on this lure so I beefed up a few for a March Rio T...
by DanTheFireman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: the "if you could only buy one BFS rod"
Replies: 28
Views: 1708

Re: the "if you could only buy one BFS rod"

I have this the F3-67-4x secret shooting, it was a limited online edition. I got one and love it. I can take it anywhere. According to Megabass it was based on Super Eiger. f3_67_4x_secretshooting.jpg That's an awesome score, would grab one if it popped up. Never in a million years would I have tho...
by DanTheFireman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 2 Piece JDM Rods
Replies: 21
Views: 1244

Re: 2 Piece JDM Rods

I am using 4 piece rods without issues. Non have come apart during use and with current rod design there is no flat spots and they fish like a 1 piece, I don't see the need for 1 piece as there is no real advantage to them anymore. the rods I use are Bone rods but Major Craft have plenty of 2 piece...
by DanTheFireman
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1444
Views: 289255

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

:D I had read somewhere that "they don't fight as hard n Colombia as in Brazil". Ummm, wrong.
by DanTheFireman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1444
Views: 289255

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Just got back from six days of fishing Rio Tomo in Colombia, ten day total trip. We lost count of fish 6-12 pounds, my teen count was three 13s, four 14s, one 15, two 16s, a 17 and a 19. So close to that 20... next trip. Here's a16 and the 19.
by DanTheFireman
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ten Dollar Rod Travel Tube
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Ten Dollar Rod Travel Tube

Thanks Guys! In three days it gets the maiden voyage to Colombia, five baitcasting and one spinning rod in flexi sleeves fit comfortably but snug with a wee bit of room for bubblewrap. I think with any tube it all comes down to who does the peeking as they always have the "we checked your stuff" lab...
by DanTheFireman
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XXX snapped
Replies: 20
Views: 3817

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX snapped

I'm waiting on a replacement from Japan of a Super Orochi which had the tip snap. The young lady at MB USA was awesome to work with, you shouldn't have a problem. The only bad part was when she told me I could cut the rod once to make it fit a shorter tube. Ouch that hurt, really loved the rod.