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by Cranky
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: No Shipping to the U.S. From Japan?
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: No Shipping to the U.S. From Japan?

FedEx or DHL lately have been 2-3 days. Faster than if I order from most USA retailers.
by Cranky
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ultimate weightless senko and 1/4-3/8oz jig rod
Replies: 24
Views: 1452

Re: Ultimate weightless senko and 1/4-3/8oz jig rod

Budget? US-only? Since you’re using JDM R18 line anyway why not go big:

Steez Racing Design “Hustler” 701MH/H in either the technical tune or finesse tune.
by Cranky
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Poison Ultima 5-Piece
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Poison Ultima 5-Piece

Thanks guys. The new 7’4” MH+ is very high in my radar for the March release. It looks like they added a bit of length to the 172H but kept the lure rating the same but with RF action instead of F. On the application list they match very closely too but the 74MH+ is certainly more targeted at Lake B...
by Cranky
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Racing Design and Steez Sha
Replies: 16
Views: 1229

Re: Racing Design and Steez Sha

Those rods look great! 8-)
by Cranky
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Poison Ultima 5-Piece
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Poison Ultima 5-Piece

Just to follow-up, I picked up the 266L-5 Spinning rod. This thing is stunning top to bottom. Compares very similarly action-wise to the widely loved NRX 822DSR and I’d say is a hair lighter powered (I’d call it a G Loomis 1+ power for those familiar with their ratings). Will be an extremely fun rod...
by Cranky
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: No Shipping to the U.S. From Japan?
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: No Shipping to the U.S. From Japan?

I’ve got quite a few things the last few days from Japan. All shipped DHL or FedEx and they all arrive faster than ordering from shops in the USA. I’m sure the shipping to the USA just varies by shop and carrier as the others have mentioned. The biggest cost impact has been small packages (Avg $30-3...
by Cranky
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 119
Views: 12319

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

My comment was more about the Conquest and Stella SW getting it and the Antares staying with X-ship. The Antares doesn’t interest me at that price point anyway.

Also interesting no new freshwater Stella or standard non-five-piece Poison Ultima 2021 models... yet. :whistle:
by Cranky
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 119
Views: 12319

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Yes, 34/19mm spool vs 37/19mm spool. Interesting that only the 2021 Conquest got the new InfinityDrive.
by Cranky
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 119
Views: 12319

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/reel/6276

12-130、14-110
16-100、20-80
by Cranky
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 119
Views: 12319

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Look on the Shimano Japan website. They released a lot of new rods and generation updates. All new generation of Glorious lineup, Ultima 5-piece BFS and 74MH+, etc etc. Anyone know if the line capacity on the Conquest 100 has been reduced since the spool diameter also went down? It was possible to s...
by Cranky
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Luxxe Oltre Rumor Mill
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: New Luxxe Oltre Rumor Mill

Any predictions? We going to see any updates at the upcoming Japan shows or is this bloodline destined to die off forever?
by Cranky
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone having issues buying from Japan Angler?
Replies: 21
Views: 3334

Re: Anyone having issues buying from Japan Angler?

Great to know. Thanks for the info. I’ll continue to reach out.
by Cranky
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Anyone having issues buying from Japan Angler?
Replies: 21
Views: 3334

Re: Anyone having issues buying from Japan Angler?

Was actually going to ask about this myself. I’ve ordered many times from them the last few years. Tried contacting Kazu several times in the last few weeks and haven’t had a single reply. Was wondering if email or contact has changed? Anyone heard from them so far in 2021? Kazu has always been grea...
by Cranky
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zona and Lews
Replies: 37
Views: 2768

Re: Zona and Lews

I don’t think anyone should be wasting any brainpower trying to figure out why a large company would prefer their key advertisers using all of their brands.

...on the flip side I’m sure when Jordan got his Nike contract he had enough common sense to not wear Reebok to media day.