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by Mike son
Sat May 16, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shipping times nowadays
Replies: 72
Views: 3570

Re: Shipping times nowadays

I got a reel shipped into the US last week from Japan. Shipped via fedex and arrived quick as usual.
by Mike son
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 92
Views: 15478

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Anyone know the handle lengths on the USDM models? I see 84mm for the JDM models with a 90mm handle on the JDM XG.
by Mike son
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Fishing Bycatches
Replies: 40
Views: 7517

Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

Keep running into crappie burning a lipless over grass in the small ponds and lakes still open around here. Ended up catching my pb at a hair over 15" yesterday evening.

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by Mike son
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: snapped plastic pin found inside reel
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: snapped plastic pin found inside reel

A whole day on this Daiwa heavy forum and no one has responded to this post? [-X This happened to my buddy's Tat SV too. @heddonfrog, not sure if that works. Those pins support the inductor ramp or something on the SV spool(I'm not a big Daiwa guy so I can't be sure of the specifics). He just sent h...
by Mike son
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What’s on your Reel’s Foot
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

AlgonquinFan wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:30 am
I use the JDM Abu Garcia reel foot covers/protectors.

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Do you know what size cover fit Daiwa reel feet?
by Mike son
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1417
Views: 358194

Re: Where are the shimanos?

From my short pond outing before the lightning ran me off

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by Mike son
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Let's see that backlash!
Replies: 44
Views: 9976

Re: Let's see that backlash!

Been awhile, but it's back https://i.imgur.com/fWNIDWBl.jpg This one wasn't salvageable :lol:. Pitching a little finesse jig and the hook caught my knit glove. Ended up being a blessing in disguise as the other rod I brought with me was a chatterbait rod. Pond bass were all over it on a 38 degree cl...
by Mike son
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What’s on your Reel’s Foot
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Depending on thickness and allowance of install, cut some non hermatic "non glue lined" heat shrink to the desired length and slip on and shrink away; allowing a small portion to pass the edge of the foot on both ends of the foot... This is what I do. I use a lighter to fold down the end, thickens ...
by Mike son
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Steez
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Rod for Steez

Put it on the nrx for jigs and senkos. I used an sv tw sh for jackhammers on an nrx 843 once or twice in a pinch and I felt way too many vibrations through the reel. Used a steez a sh instead just so my hand wouldnt go numb after awhile.
by Mike son
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 123
Views: 13265

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

In the link polkfish posted, you can go back to the article and shown are the spinning models

https://plus.luremaga.jp/_ct/17338854

Here are the casting models

https://plus.luremaga.jp/_ct/17338615
by Mike son
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 123
Views: 13265

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

I too saw it on THUT's instagram, those instagram story videos disappear after 24hrs or something. There is a new Destroyer being debuted at the Osaka show. New blank, "5-D graphite". This is all I could find on it

https://www.lurenewsr.com/84753/
by Mike son
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: IXA and ZPI parts, do the colors match?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: IXA and ZPI parts, do the colors match?

Thanks for the pics
by Mike son
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: IXA and ZPI parts, do the colors match?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

IXA and ZPI parts, do the colors match?

Anyone know how close of a match IXA's "light blue" and ZPI's "blue"? They look like a near match in pictures.
by Mike son
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 361
Views: 59782

Re: New Poison Adrena

Just wanted to note that while looking on Shimano Japan's website today, these Adrenas make use of the new Spiral X Core technology. In comparison with Spiral X, the torsion strength has been increased by 10% and the crushing strength has been increased by 15%. Is the new 6'10" a glass rod? It has a...
by Mike son
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?
Replies: 61
Views: 5653

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

Looks interesting, saw a photo of the rod on the Tackle Trap's Instagram story a day or two ago. Looks like the additional models make use of the newer Spiral X Core technology too. Can anyone with a current model Ultima (preferably 172H) confirm whether the guides are all Torzite or a mix of Torzit...