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by Cranky
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Black Raven Extreme
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Evergreen Black Raven Extreme

Looks like an August release for the new 2020 Black Raven.

https://www.evergreen-fishing.com/goods ... 070_1.html
by Cranky
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez racing Design 7011HRB
Replies: 40
Views: 8379

Re: Steez racing Design 7011HRB

:whistle:
by Cranky
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez racing Design 7011HRB
Replies: 40
Views: 8379

Re: Steez racing Design 7011HRB

I absolutely love the RD 7011HRB, I was worried about the short handle but after using it for frogs, jigs, and plastics I’m not sure I’d change a thing. The stoutness of the hookset is impressive to say the least. Right now I’m scoring it as my favorite frog rod of all time (as crazy as that might s...
by Cranky
Sat May 23, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Grand Stallion GTX?
Replies: 29
Views: 3033

Re: Evergreen Grand Stallion GTX?

Mine has been getting a big-time workout. Absolutely blown away by this rod. Fits my fishing style perfectly. Was skeptical of the EVA full grip on paper but it does have a special resonance to it that seems to amplify the sensitivity. I’ve read Imae tout that both for the GTX and the newer full cor...
by Cranky
Thu May 21, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Luxxe Oltre Rumor Mill
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: New Luxxe Oltre Rumor Mill

I hear ya but the fact the Oltre was developed 6 years ago now and brought together a combination of very innovative features for that time, which still dont all exist today in other rods, tells me that Gamakatsu isn’t just going to drop it.
by Cranky
Thu May 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Orion
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Evergreen Orion

New 2020 Orion models from Evergreen on their website with some interesting specs.

https://www.evergreen-fishing.com/goods ... 680_1.html

7’1” H+ rated to 3oz that weighs 123g.
by Cranky
Thu May 21, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Luxxe Oltre Rumor Mill
Replies: 2
Views: 286

New Luxxe Oltre Rumor Mill

Whether it’s called the Oltre again or not, the original Oltre was totally scrubbed from the Luxxe website this winter and it’s only a matter of time before they release the new top tier Luxxe rod replacement. Any good rumors and/or timing ppl have heard? A less goofy name? Tubular Ti tip again? M40...
by Cranky
Fri May 01, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Olympic Vigore
Replies: 58
Views: 5059

Re: Olympic Vigore

I’ve fished the SS a lot too, we are definitely opposite opinions on USDM/JDM ratings. I think it’s just personal preference and casting style. I lean way more toward heavier powered rods for my fishing style, doesn’t matter if it’s casting or spinning, a Mother or Ned rig, I’m going to err on the m...
by Cranky
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Show off your bigbait setups!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 6508

Re: Show off your bigbait setups!!!

On the 200DC I’ve seen 20#/100m listed and it’s probably pretty accurate. Even with 25# fluoro (I used mostly Sunline and JDM Seaguar which are more like typical 20# dia) or 65# braid there’s absolutely no way you’re ever going to spool it on a cast.
by Cranky
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Show off your bigbait setups!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 6508

Re: Show off your bigbait setups!!!

Love the new DC, Conquests are absolutely my favorite reels, and I think the new DC’s are the best of them all. I actually really like the super low gear ratio model for slowing down baits. Plus the winching power is supreme. The 200DC has been around a little while but adding another 100DC (just re...
by Cranky
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Grand Stallion GTX?
Replies: 29
Views: 3033

Re: Evergreen Grand Stallion GTX?

Few pics.
by Cranky
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Show off your bigbait setups!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 6508

Re: Show off your bigbait setups!!!

Here’s the current favorite combo. Evergreen Grand Stallion GTX with Conquest 200DC.
by Cranky
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen rod for smaller swimbaits
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Evergreen rod for smaller swimbaits

For me the Super Stallion is way underpowered for those weights as your bread and butter. To me that’s more of a 1/2-2oz rod. Two options would be the Grand Cobra or Grand Stallion GTX. The Grand Cobra has a softer more parabolic action than the Grand Stallion GTX. Basically you’d be fishing the Gra...
by Cranky
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: We really not gonna talk about the new 2020 Ultima 172H “full carbon triangle grip”?
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

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

Looking at the power and taper it appears very similar to the previous version. I wish they’d release one of the XH or XXH models in the Ultima (I do love the PG 76XXH) but that’s wishful thinking for a while yet. I’d expect nothing less than stellar reviews for anyone that really likes the power/ac...