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by Zander
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Great piece sir. I'm getting one. Thanks. Ps: I think you also traveled back with a Complex CI4. I'll be interested in your thoughts. Well done. Thanks Travis, yup brought back a Complex from Tokyo and have been fishing it quite a bit over the last two weeks, and really liking it. The drag isn't qu...
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Thanks Slazmo for identifying a pic that was being pulled from the SLX article ](*,) . It has now been updated on page 3 of the Antares review.
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Dalleinf wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Also, are there truly people out there who do not want to know the spool weight :shock: :shock: :shock: :D
Lol, Right?!! :lol: I personally find spool weights, and how line affects overall weight/balance fascinating. :D
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Thank you for the review. I will ask you to consider this (your own words) in relation to the many TT reviews: “It is always amusing to me when I watch some youtube videos of cast comparisons, or see arguments about how far reels cast, and whether one can out-cast another, and how max casting dista...
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:19 am
Thanks for the response and again, the great write up. I might have missed some of that information on my first speed read. You just cost me a five spot..thanks!
Lol :lol: , sorry to fuel the addiction!
Tight Lines, Z
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Hard to please Danes aside :lol: jkjk I thought this was one of the better TT reviews, possibly because I have been interested in this reel as my 2nd stab at owning a Shimano. It was great to see the internals and what constituted the 220 gram weight in such a small package. For me, I would be look...
by Zander
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Mike Long Signature Series Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Mike Long Signature Series Rods

Update from TT Editors - We reviewed a number of Dobyns Mike Long Signature bass rods years ago, and the rods in these articles were some of them: http://www.tackletour.com/reviewdobyns795ml.html http://www.tackletour.com/reviewdobynsmlikelongsbrod.html This goes back a decade ago and at the time Mi...
by Zander
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

I am glad I am not the only one who looses them to underwater wood, I can't figure out why they seem to snag so often. I've had zero trouble with it in and through wood though I've fished the lightest/smallest version of it for the past year for River smallmouth. It careens off a mix of VW Bug size...
by Zander
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

Curious. Question for everyone that fishes the Dark Sleeper. Do you get more fish when fishing the bait more like a jig (as I mostly do), or via straight retrieves, like a swimbait (as Wolbugger does in Florida)?
by Zander
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

I am glad I am not the only one who looses them to underwater wood, I can't figure out why they seem to snag so often. I really like the 1/2oz ones for fishing weedy and muck-bottomed ponds, they seem to pick up very little debris when fished on the bottom and they come through weeds very well. I d...
by Zander
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

Nice review. have looked at these baits for over a year, guess it's time to pull the trigger. Thanks BigG, yeah definitely worth having a few of these in the arsenal. When I first saw them I thought they were "cute," but they are mean fishing baits. Oddly enough that Pink is one of my top producers...
by Zander
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Mix of Swimming and Gliding Actions – The Jackall Dowzswimmer
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: A Mix of Swimming and Gliding Actions – The Jackall Dowzswimmer

Hi LowRange, Good eye! That is actually a Daiwa with green parts. Looks yellow because of the sunset and probably reflection from that bright yellow STORMR shirt. It is a JDM Daiwa Zillion 9.1 gear ratio XXH reel. I use that reel for some swimbaits, but mostly topwaters and frog fishing. Here is a p...
by Zander
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Yeti Panga 28 Backpack - A Waterproof Fortress for all Your Outdoor Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: The Yeti Panga 28 Backpack - A Waterproof Fortress for all Your Outdoor Gear

Looking for a waterproof pack and wondering how the zipper is on the Yeti. I had purchased and returned the Patagonia pack before the Yeti even came out because the zipper on that pack was a nightmare to open and close. It was incredibly tight and I had to pull really hard to open the pack all the ...
by Zander
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 4825

Re: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction

Do you have any insight as to why the rod weights are all over the place? (According to MB website) 7'2 Heavy- 216 Grams 7'1 Heavy- 183 Grams 6'11 MH- 197 Grams 7'1 MH- 174 Grams I don't get it?? I only was able to fish the rods for a few hours but I did notice the weight variance across models. I ...
by Zander
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 4825

Re: Megabass Valkyrie Rods Take Flight with New Shielz Hybrid Construction

Thanks for the preview, the rods look interesting as enthusiast moving bait sticks. Also, "he caught the 6.82oz . bass at the Lake of the Ozarks Big Bass Bash last month" Lol, thanks Lowrange, that would be a very small bass on that bait. Probably had bait weights in my mind when I wrote that. Adju...