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by craigrbns
Fri May 31, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Ryoga 1016 SV
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Ryoga 1016 SV

Sorry for one more post! I'm still exhausting some research on a new reel. I stumbled upon the 1016 SV today, and I can find next to no information on it. Probably not new to most of you, but new to me since I haven't paid a lot of attention the last few years. Does anyone have any experience with t...
by craigrbns
Fri May 31, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano 19 Antares
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: Shimano 19 Antares

Thought it must be the spool, but wasnt certain.

The chrome on my DC7 is still going strong! Didnt realize some were having issues with that finish. Thanks for the response!
by craigrbns
Fri May 31, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano 19 Antares
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Shimano 19 Antares

Can anyone tell me what makes this reel freshwater only? It would sure be nice to add it to my flats arsenal!

Thanks!
by craigrbns
Wed May 29, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Saltwater Fluke Reel Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Saltwater Fluke Reel Recommendations

Anybody out there have any opinions on the 17 Exsence DC XG? Especially when it comes to throwing flukes? It's currently my front runner...
by craigrbns
Tue May 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Saltwater Fluke Reel Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Saltwater Fluke Reel Recommendations

Been away from the forum for awhile, but it is time for me to finally buy another new reel. I need a new high end reel to specifically handle weightless Zoom flukes on the flats for sea trout, small reds, flounder, mackerel etc. I will either spool with 12# mono or 20# braid. I am almost finished bu...
by craigrbns
Tue May 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: CFX Carbon Grips
Replies: 6
Views: 3442

Re: CFX Carbon Grips

Thanks for the response! I think Im going to talk myself into trying them as they come from CFX and see what happens!
by craigrbns
Mon May 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: CFX Carbon Grips
Replies: 6
Views: 3442

CFX Carbon Grips

All, It's been a long time since I've been on the forum, but I wanted to ask a few questions regarding the CFX carbon fiber grips. I have decided I want to use their grips on a new build. How do the grips hold up over time? Any fraying or wear issues? Are you guys using them as is, or are you finish...
by craigrbns
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: CQ14/15 Avail spool
Replies: 2
Views: 905

CQ14/15 Avail spool

Has anyone dropped the new avail spool into the new Conquest? I'm tempted to try one but wanted to see how noticeable the performance change was. Thanks!
by craigrbns
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best round reel for BFS - out of the box
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: Best round reel for BFS - out of the box

The 51s is a completely different beast when it comes to finesse fishing vs a 101. The 101 works best for 3/8 oz and up in my opinion. You can spool a 51s with 3/8 oz and can handle under 1/8 oz easily with the right rod. Just realize line capacity is minimal on a 50s - I use 2# diameter, 10# test, ...
by craigrbns
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 2617

Re: NFC blanks

Awesome blanks! The IM is really good and the HM is unbelievable. If you can, try and see the blanks on a flex board. My experience was ratings were rather subjective and inconsistent even within their own linenup. If you find the right blank for you, there is little doubt you will be more than sat...
by craigrbns
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 2617

NFC blanks

Just wanted, to see what other builders thought of the NFC line up - both the regular blanks and the high modulus. I've yet to build on one due to their cost and my ignorance of their line up and ratings. I figure it may be time to try to set up a whole sale account to get better pricing (although I...
by craigrbns
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New bfs rod, a few questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Re: New bfs rod, a few questions.

I'll throw this out there as an option. I use 1/8 oz and slightly less with casting rigs often for sea trout in the gulf. Don't under estimate the value of a custom rod in this instance. In my opinion this is one place customs can truly shine. Many spinning blanks can be converted to casting for thi...
by craigrbns
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2015 Conquest Calcutta 101 HG questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: 2015 Conquest Calcutta 101 HG questions

Wiggle is 100% normal. Flip on another brake, practice a bit with heavier lures, or adjust the spool tension a bit to slow down those back lashes!
by craigrbns
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest 50 vs 15 Conquest 100 HG
Replies: 23
Views: 3058

Re: Conquest 50 vs 15 Conquest 100 HG

Thanks! Just checked there but somehow missed it!
by craigrbns
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest 50 vs 15 Conquest 100 HG
Replies: 23
Views: 3058

Re: Conquest 50 vs 15 Conquest 100 HG

Where are you guys finding the new avail spools for the new conquests at?!