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by Aquaftm45
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: shipping rods
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: shipping rods

harry chang wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:26 pm
just got a shipment through GSO and guess what I found inside? 6 broken rods. just a heads up. shipped many rods and this is the first time with issues.

Who packaged those rods in that tube?
by Aquaftm45
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your stuff
Replies: 167
Views: 30197

Re: Show off your stuff

My boiled down eclectic arsenal. From the top. -Individual Development Paradox 7603 (Japan) -Fenwick Techna GP TAV-GP74 CL J (China) -Evergreen Stallion RS "Limited IRSC-69MH (Japan) -Luxxe Oltre 6'7 M (Japan) -Daiwa Heartland 20th Anniversary "Rod n Reel" 651 M/MHRB RR17 (Thailand or Malasia, cant ...
by Aquaftm45
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your stuff
Replies: 167
Views: 30197

Re: Show off your stuff

Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Some home made Tokyo rigs


Well Done, those are some nice looking rigs! What are you using the small straight shank hooks for, if I may ask?h
by Aquaftm45
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Dark Sleeper - wormproof?
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Dark Sleeper - wormproof?

Non reactive in my experience, although I wouldnt put it in a bag of Zman.
by Aquaftm45
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Conquest DC Reviews?
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: 2019 Conquest DC Reviews?

I still find it amazing this reel is so rare in the USA. They are really not flying off the shelves in Japan. Of the many shops that I keep an eye on, they have moved pretty slow. There is a Rank A one on YJP with starting bid of $300, will be interesting to see what price it resells. They really n...
by Aquaftm45
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Stuter
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Sunline Stuter

That someone was me. The TW reviews weren't exactly glowing, either. I'll pass. I think I'm just going to go back to 832 and pretend no other superline exists. I don't know what I'm going to do now. I used to use one of the other JDM, Varivas. They don't make it anymore, to my knowledge. Hard to fi...
by Aquaftm45
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Fishing in Washington DC
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: Fishing in Washington DC

I will be attending a conference in your fine capital in early October. I hope to find a few hours to fish the Potomac / Tidal basin. Most likely from shore. Being from North Europe, my knowledge on lures/patterns for early fall fishing in DC is quite low. I read that bass are quite aggresive durin...
by Aquaftm45
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Seditions and some others.
Replies: 57
Views: 5103

Re: Seditions and some others.

Sedition Conflict. Think MB Launcher with an attitude...No idea if the substance of these rods keep up with the style. But it does make me want buy one and strap it up with the red Daiwa Battler fitted with the purple HLC Spool and maybe some other purple touches.
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by Aquaftm45
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: JDM Rod for Finesse Jigs
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: JDM Rod for Finesse Jigs

Checking all those boxes was nearly impossible. But my friend, I found it..(kind of..) JDM-Check (actually made in Japan) 7'1 to 7'3- Check (7'1) Full Grip-Check (full cork) Once Piece-Check (not even grip joint) Lure Rating 1/8 to 3/4 oz As a bonus: titanium guides Upon release in 2013 this was one...
by Aquaftm45
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General
Replies: 24
Views: 2007


I dont think that anyone has mentioned the Carrozzeria Honeycomb Spool for Monoblock. Retailing at over 30k yen, it's the most expensive spool in it's class that I have found. I've yet to figure out why it's priced 12k yen over the other MB Honeycomb spools. It does wiegh in at 8 grams, which is lig...
by Aquaftm45
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 29
Views: 7023

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

scrapiron wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:35 pm
LOL- same here! I ordered two spools of Castaway for this fall. Expectations are high for some epic stories like this. 😃
:shock: Hope I didn't oversell this stuff. With that said, I ordered a spool for my Steez A (which is going full SW) and my Daiwa Certate 4000. All in!
by Aquaftm45
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help with my Sol
Replies: 32
Views: 1339

Re: Help with my Sol

Since I last posted here I've acquired a zonda honeycomb spool, thanks Winstondry, and IMO it is made for use with ML-M rods, 1/8-5/8oz or more, 8-14# or 20-40# braid. It is awesome for spinnerbaits, keitechs, and other typical bass baits that aren't particularly aerodynamic. I haven't tried skippi...
by Aquaftm45
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Andy Montgomery/Daiwa
Replies: 23
Views: 1279

Re: Andy Montgomery/Daiwa

Morizo "the hitman" Shimizu went from Nories to Evergreen...
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by Aquaftm45
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Ned Rig CASTING only
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: Ned Rig CASTING only

Neds are compact, aerodynamic, and easy to cast. I'll echo PN's sentiment on the casting of Ned's. A 1/5th oz Shroom head with a 2.75 inch TRD weighs around 9 grams and is a wind cheating bullet. No need for true BFS gear, unless you are using the absolute lightest head, even with the 1/10th your a...
by Aquaftm45
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: **Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**
Replies: 73
Views: 12406

Re: **Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**

No takers........till next time TT 8-) I read your blog/thread religiously, primarily in hopes of one day seeing a damn fish. Slap on a Ned Rig, catch the fish, then hang whatever flavor 10oz lure of the day your slugging out of the fishes mouth and snap snap. Alternativly, keep posting Studio Comp...