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by skunked
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Gear grease opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Gear grease opinions

I used to use superlube, but I found that it doesn't stick well enough. Switched to syl-glyde brake caliper grease which works better. Lately, I have been using 140wt gear oil and have been very pleased. Gotta apply it light or it will seep onto the drag washers.
by skunked
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What spinning reels do Lew's pro staffers really use ?
Replies: 10
Views: 843

Re: What spinning reels do Lew's pro staffers really use ?

Your friend uses a spinning reel for deep cranking? Wow!
by skunked
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: NEED help choosing a new reel
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: NEED help choosing a new reel

Scorpion MGL HG! Yes, it's a curado, but it looks better and has that JDM cool factor! Got mine for $188 on eBay.
by skunked
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 200e7 or sv103
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Re: Curado 200e7 or sv103

How do you like the scorpion? Those are some of my favorite reels! I have a core 51mg, and several curado 51e/scorp 1001xt/aldebaran mg's. Casting machines and so easy to work on. I just hate the outdated spring design under the cast control knob on the curados/scorps. I'm glad nobody uses them nowa...
by skunked
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ZPI baitcaster handle
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: ZPI baitcaster handle

Without knobs/bearings-$85 With knobs/bearing-$110 Some of these same versions are still floating around in shops at retail price. It came with septon knobs and bearings. I only paid $112 shipped, so it's like I bought a handle and they included a free reel lol! Thanks! I guess I did get a great de...
by skunked
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ZPI baitcaster handle
Replies: 3
Views: 277

ZPI baitcaster handle

Hi folks. I recently bought an '07 metanium mg7 off eBay. I got a great deal on it and it even came with a ZPI carbon handle! Here it is on one of my favorite reels, a core 101mg. Does anyone know how much these handles were when new? I feel like I lucked out on this reel purchase! Thanks. 20200602_...
by skunked
Sun May 24, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado noise on retrieve
Replies: 16
Views: 1839

Re: Curado noise on retrieve

I can't stand how they over- grease reels at the factory. I break down and re-lube my reels to my liking before ever fishing them! The dumbest thing is greasing the bushings or bearings in the knobs!
by skunked
Mon May 04, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Re: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?

Cumara 6'8" mhf. So nice and crisp.
Antares AR (Calais 100a). Best reel I have ever used.
by skunked
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Favorite Aldebaran Model
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: Favorite Aldebaran Model

I love the '09 model. I have 3 of them as well as a Core 51mg. I also have a '15 model, but it is lacking something, although I can't pinpoint what. I just know I reach for the older one first, every time.
by skunked
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 200e7 or sv103
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Re: Curado 200e7 or sv103

Never get rid of the E7! It is a timeless classic which can still be sold for its original msrp today! Easy to teardown and maintain too. Flush and relube the bearings with tsi or ardent oil and it will outcast 90% of all reels, including the current models.
by skunked
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

Re: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?

Just got my hg a few days ago. Just like my regular slxs, they squeak. I will re-oil with something other than the Ardent oil they have inside now. I agree that it is an attractive reel.
by skunked
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.
Replies: 36
Views: 9326

Re: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.

I use Sil Glyde brake grease on gears and Ardent reel oil (not their bearing lube) on spool bearings. I also have Tsi321 and Liberty Oil in my arsenal. If I really want fast bearings, I use RemOil, but it must be applied more often.
by skunked
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran mg7
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

Re: Aldebaran mg7

This is my favorite platform of any of my reels. I think I have at least 10 of them between aldes, cores, curados, and scorpions. Unless the weight is a big issue, I would recommend a curado 50 or scorp xt 1000 instead. The have brass gears, aluminum frames, and for some reason, they cast further fo...
by skunked
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Antares AR lefty gears
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: Antares AR lefty gears

Thank you for the reply. I appreciate it. Aloha and mahalo!
by skunked
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1428
Views: 369154

Re: Where are the shimanos?

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Simple ebay addition to my collection. Scorpion 1501-7 xt. Gomexus carbon handle. Shaved dragstar a bit to fit handle. Carbontex drag. Silglyde grease and tsi321 oil.