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by skunked
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 24
Views: 3097

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: 6888

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: 2382

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: 862

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: 1412
Views: 336903

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.
by skunked
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Antares AR lefty gears
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Antares AR lefty gears

I just received my 3rd of these reels yesterday. It is my all-time fav reel! Exterior looks nice, but the inside has dirt and corrosion. I was able to source a main gear from Plat, but they sold out of the pinion gear. Does anyone know where I could get one or if there is an equivalent from another ...
by skunked
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pflueger Supreme and Supreme XT reviews (casting reels)
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Pflueger Supreme and Supreme XT reviews (casting reels)

I have a Supreme xt and love it! Yes it is very similar to the older revo and that is a good thing. I have a patriarch and that reel is very similar to my 2nd gen Revo Premier. Supreme xt is almost the same except it only has centrifugal brakes, which I actually prefer.
by skunked
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearing upgrades for Fuego CT
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Bearing upgrades for Fuego CT

4x7x2.5 for the knobs and levelwind.
by skunked
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New midrange combo
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

New midrange combo

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Ike rod power series med power. Metanium mg7 v2. Found a nice one for a good price on ebay.
by skunked
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Need longer handle for Antares AR (calais 100A)
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Re: Need longer handle for Antares AR (calais 100A)

Thank you...3 years later lol. Still stock. Will finally do something soon.
by skunked
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Collection of Reels
Replies: 34
Views: 10476

Re: My Collection of Reels

Beautiful reels! Aloha!
by skunked
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Casitas vs. MGL
Replies: 11
Views: 3140

Re: Casitas vs. MGL

I have had the regular one for a while and love it. I just received my mgl today and am excited to compare the two. Will post results when available.
by skunked
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Aldebaran+Cumulus=Light as a Feather!
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: Aldebaran+Cumulus=Light as a Feather!

Yeah, I think people weren't ready to pay such a premium for a Shimano branded rod, especially since it was all business and no bling factor. It's like the hyundai genesis sedan which is every bit as good as some european models which cost more, but no one is buying the hyundai. My 1st gen Shimano C...
by skunked
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Aldebaran+Cumulus=Light as a Feather!
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Aldebaran+Cumulus=Light as a Feather!

I've had my Cumulus 6'5" for several years and today I received my Aldebaran 51 from Japan! The reel is used, but in excellent condition and priced at $260. I know it was a gamble and I could've got a new one for about $50 more, but I was already stretching my budget due to my recent Tatula CT and N...
by skunked
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: new Tatula CT
Replies: 281
Views: 47960

Re: new Tatula CT

Got my 8.1 Type-R today! Feels and looks awesome! I'm gonna flush the bearings and put some line on it tomorrow. 16 more 4x7x2.5 knob bearings on order for several of my reels, so I think this will soon be one of my fav reels.
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