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by Poisson
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned head shattered my Expride...
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Ned head shattered my Expride...

What rotten luck! It's amazing how fast a bait can come back at you in that situation. I'd be surprised if you're unable to use the Shimano replacement program.
by Poisson
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need new casting reel within a month, what to do?
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Need new casting reel within a month, what to do?

bwjay wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:17 am
But... I still would kind of like to get a couple hours on a Metanium anyway. Argh...
I've never tried this, but you could always give the Tackle Warehouse reel demo program a shot if you want to compare a couple of reels side by side.
by Poisson
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need new casting reel within a month, what to do?
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Need new casting reel within a month, what to do?

If you want a workhorse reel with brass gears the Curado K is pretty solid. If the deeper spool is a turnoff and you're not planning on using super heavy line consider the Curado 70. Over the last few years I've purchased a 200IH, 70HG, and 200KXG and have yet to pay more than 60% of MSRP. Haven't l...
by Poisson
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: another "what's next for daiwa?" thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Re: another "what's next for daiwa?" thread

E73Bass wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Loafer wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:40 am
If "CT" is in trend now, then let Zillion CT SV be released. :D
It’s a com’in... though may not be available till end of year
With iCast just a few days away I'm surprised there aren't pics floating around by now, can't wait to see specs!
by Poisson
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 11432

Re: ICAST 2019

I can tell you one thing. Whomever is in charge of thier new USDM product hype train, needs to get off at the next station. :? While there has to be a better spot somewhere in the middle, I'd rather sweat this thread out in the dark than spend months shaking my head at a deluge of outlandish claims...
by Poisson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Mike Long Signature Series Rods
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Mike Long Signature Series Rods

Zander wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:53 am
For us, we no longer feel motivated to utilize them, even for future bait testing purposes, and will be donating all of them to up and coming young anglers that will be able to put them to good use. - Z
Excellent way to add a silver lining to a very disappointing story. Thanks for sharing this.
by Poisson
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 11432

Re: ICAST 2019

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:01 pm
I'm hoping against hope that there will be a new Zillion, maybe on the Steez CT frame, but in aluminum. I heard a rumor, but could be just that.
What a tantalizing thread this is, hopefully we'll get some leaked pics soon!
by Poisson
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Repainting a reel...
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Repainting a reel...

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Excellent stuff, thanks for sharing!
by Poisson
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 11432

Re: ICAST 2019

KP Duty wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:14 am
Surprised we havent heard anything on the zillion. Digitaka is sold out of 4 of the zillion models currently, but still no word.
I'll take anything with an aluminum frame and no spiders

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by Poisson
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Feedback on Levante FSS and JBS
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Feedback on Levante FSS and JBS

The new jerkbait special is an awesome rod. Perfect tip to launch the bait, and to work it easily and effectively. The blank loads well to keep fish pinned on treble hooks. With the cosmetics and crisp feel, these are a step up from the old series for sure. I have a flatside special in the old seri...
by Poisson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Feedback on Levante FSS and JBS
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Feedback on Levante FSS and JBS

I'm going to order a couple of Levantes, a Perfect Pitch and either the Flatside Special or Jerkbait Special. I'm looking for feedback on these two - how do you like it and what do you use it for?
by Poisson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite small spinnerbait
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Favorite small spinnerbait

QUAKEnSHAKE wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Strike King Rocket Shad
Length /height the 1/4,3/8,1/2 Rocket Shads are smaller than the 3/16 Pond Magic.
This! They look odd but cast like a bullet because they are so compact. Great option to cover water with a long cast and fast retrieve.
by Poisson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which Loomis or Megabass Rod for 1/2oz spinnerbaits
Replies: 20
Views: 1594

Re: Which Loomis or Megabass Rod for 1/2 spinnerbaits

The XX spinnerbait special is a great rod. Not sure if that model carried over to the 2nd gen rods, though. I'll 2nd the Spinnerbait Special, great option if you can find one in good condition. I use mine for exactly the applications you described, but it is a super versatile rod that can handle ev...
by Poisson
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Levante Leviathan for 2-3oz baits?
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Levante Leviathan for 2-3oz baits?

Hey everyone, I'm looking for my first swimbait rod. I have the new 2019 Levante jerk bait special and just love it, so I'm looking into the Leviathan. I have some baits in the 2-3 oz range that I would be throwing more often, and I'm wondering how the Leviathan would load up with these weights bei...
by Poisson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 12132

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

ShimanoFan wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:11 pm
And keeping this um thread on track... rods with guides on top are so over rated! Spiral wraps are the only way to go...
Definitely need to try a spiral wrap at some point. Do you prefer spiral for certain presentations only, or across the board?