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by DirtyD64
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Catfishing
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Catfishing

Just wanting to test the local river for them... I caught a big flat head on accident (jig) that permanently scarred my thumb, so I know they are there. Just do not know where to start fishing for them. I would maybe like to build one nice setup for catfishing, wish so bad I had bought one of those ...
by DirtyD64
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Catfishing
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Catfishing

Just a basic, can you help me get started thread. I fish decent tackle, mainly for bass and other sport fish, but would like to try catfishing at our local river.

What should I use for rod/reel? What rig? Line? I just have no idea how to start...
by DirtyD64
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa TWS And Braid, Opinions
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Daiwa TWS And Braid, Opinions

The only fear I have is that I am sure a larger line connection knot, 50lb-15lb+ fluoro, would catch and potentially cause damage. Solution there is just don't use a long leader, problem solved. This has been the issue i ran into as well using 65lb braid / 17lb mono with the steez. I mainly use Fg ...
by DirtyD64
Wed May 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need Help, New Spinning Reel
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Need Help, New Spinning Reel

That's what we will go with. Going to be a bit odd to have a reel that nice on a $150 Abu rod... Eventually I will get a nicer stout spinning rod for the setup. I use it occasionally for bombing tubes and small swimbaits, going to use 10lb Sufix 832 and the spinning rod is the "Ike" 7'6"MH (like a M...
by DirtyD64
Mon May 25, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lews KVD reel?
Replies: 24
Views: 2627

Re: Lews KVD reel?

Guess I have been under a rock, had no idea this even happened...
by DirtyD64
Fri May 22, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Luvias LT
Replies: 34
Views: 4177

Re: Luvias LT

im mostly a shimano guy have a few daiwas and love them as well just have more shimano in the collection. this being said hat certate is something special i really like that reel a lot. I have the new stradic and have had ci4+ reels. if you are using braid the new stradic having the long stroke spo...
by DirtyD64
Tue May 19, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need Help, New Spinning Reel
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Need Help, New Spinning Reel

I also have the Daiwa Tatula LT, and fished a lot with it last year and haven't had any issues at all. Smooth drag, feather light (lighter than Ci4), but I like the line lay of my stradics more than the tatula LT. I've spooled it up twice already, and both times it doesn't come out as even than my ...
by DirtyD64
Tue May 19, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa TWS And Braid, Opinions
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Daiwa TWS And Braid, Opinions

I had some grooving, twice, on an original Tatula Type R (big one). I think it was from inferior material and the actual T-wing being so thick it put a ton of pressure on the line/T-wing rear contact point and caused unnecessary friction. That being said, Daiwa quickly replaced them and the second t...
by DirtyD64
Tue May 19, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Luvias LT
Replies: 34
Views: 4177

Re: Luvias LT

Do you run any Shimano spinning reels? I am probably about to pull the trigger on a Certate 2500XH, just wanted a comparison from the only spinning reels I have ever used, Stradic FA and FB Ci4+'s. I would like to know if anyone has put time in on a Stradic FL and a Certate to compare (those are my ...
by DirtyD64
Tue May 12, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What is Daiwa doing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: What is Daiwa doing?

Yeah, even a Zillion SV and Steez A are fairly different. My XH Steez A with a Zillion SV spool just flat outs works and feels better. You can tell the difference fairly easily. Now I would also say the SV105 is on a whole different level than the Taiwan factory reels. I have had great luck with my ...
by DirtyD64
Fri May 08, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Titanium Framed reels?
Replies: 41
Views: 5313

Re: Titanium Framed reels?

I want to say Abu and a few other manufacturers offer titanium parts in larger sized models. I think the Revo Premier 30 I owned was the cutoff, the 40 size had a titanium main shaft or something, the other smaller sizes either had aluminum/brass/steel.
by DirtyD64
Thu May 07, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need Help, New Spinning Reel
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Need Help, New Spinning Reel

I'd love to hear about how that Certate feels... I looked into them yesterday, the best US deal I could find was still right around $400. Just a little steep to spend for me, we don't get to fish as much as I would like. I also keep checking out the JDM Luvias. Does anyone know if you can still orde...
by DirtyD64
Sun May 03, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need Help, New Spinning Reel
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Need Help, New Spinning Reel

Thanks for the replies. I will check out the Certate. I always forget about that model... Would be my first Daiwa spinner, have always used Daiwa casting (with a few Shimano baitcasters too) and ALL Shimano spinning reels. I wonder when a planned new Ci4+ will be out based off of the Stradic FL???
by DirtyD64
Sat May 02, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need Help, New Spinning Reel
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Need Help, New Spinning Reel

So I have not been nearly as active fishing for the last few months, our local river has been terribly high and just offered up poor fishing in general. In my down time before the pandemic hit, I sold some gear with intent to upgrade. I sold my wife's Revo Premier 30 and my Revo STX20 to fund her a ...
by DirtyD64
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 112
Views: 15492

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

A new Alphas TW would be awesome. I think they have fixed most of the T-wing bugs, but I do wonder if the line guide will still track when drag is pulled like my SV105 does. I don't think the T-wing would affect this, but something to wonder about. This reel with an 8.6 ratio and a regular SV spool,...