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by bronzefly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 33
Views: 2543

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

Does anyone know the Catalina bearing size(s) for the side plate & spool? Per the HH website, it's saying 3x10x4 and 5x11x4. Is this correct? The one bearing doesn't look like a 5x11x4 (looks smaller). Thought I should double check with everyone before making a purchase. 5x11x4 on the spool, 3x10x4...
by bronzefly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg
Replies: 29
Views: 5241

Re: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg

Just saw the STZ751MHHFB-AGS on the daiwa site pop-up, available in red only. Wondering how this rod feels. I haven't seen daiwa rate a rod power as MHH before either.... It feels amazing! I was actually throwing a paddle tail Keitech in the grass this weekend on that rod, along with 1/2 and 3/4 oz...
by bronzefly
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg
Replies: 29
Views: 5241

Re: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg

How does the Steez AGS 71H compare to a Megabass FMJ? They seem like they would be a close match in power and taper for jigs. How about sensitivity comparison between them? They are both fantastic rods, light, powerful, sensitive and I find them to be fantastic jig/plastic close quarters pitching r...
by bronzefly
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg
Replies: 29
Views: 5241

Re: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg

The Steez AGS 74XH isn't a broom stick by any means, but has a lot of power and plenty for heavy cover. Both of the "frogging" models in that series have a deeper flex to the blank, more of what I'd consider a moderate fast when compared to other Steez AGS rods. The 74XH does a great job with frogs,...
by bronzefly
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: “Finesse” Jig rod
Replies: 20
Views: 2438

Re: “Finesse” Jig rod

Fishing grass in 12' to 15', 3/8 to 1/2 oz jigs, consider the new Daiwa Steez AGS 7'5" MH/H Bottom Contact rod. I've fished everything from 1/4 oz tungsten weighted beaver style baits up to a full 1 oz Dark Sleeper fished like a big jig, and it is extremely impressive across the spectrum. It has a t...
by bronzefly
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Painting magnesium reel?????
Replies: 20
Views: 2379

Re: Painting magnesium reel?????

Very nice looking work =D>
by bronzefly
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 7'6" Spinning Rods
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: 7'6" Spinning Rods

Perhaps consider saving up a bit more and buying the Steez AGS 76MML. If your budget is already at $400, and you're in Canada so presumably season is over or close to it, you could be ready to go by spring. Do it once and do it right, the rod is that good. I can offer info on getting one to you in C...
by bronzefly
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: **Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**
Replies: 85
Views: 23136

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

Simply beautiful! Keep on posting my friend, I always enjoy seeing the scenery and the gear =D>
by bronzefly
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Heavy cover frogging and flipping - DX746C or Expride 73XH?
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: Heavy cover frogging and flipping - DX746C or Expride 73XH?

Consider the BLX 72H... it's definitely more like an extra heavy. Nice deal at TT with the TT10 code anytime...
by bronzefly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Next Gen MB Destroyer (Laiha)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1460

Re: Next Gen MB Destroyer (Laiha)?

Looks like its purchase requirements are similar to how some exotic cars are. Examination criteria for new technology tester rights and purchase rights 1. Have one or more of ARMS, Heritage, or ITO Speciale. 2. Have a total of at least two of the successive Evolzion Valkyrie or Pagani series 3. Hav...
by bronzefly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Next Gen MB Destroyer (Laiha)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1460

Re: Next Gen MB Destroyer (Laiha)?

Cristo wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:21 am
Gary, come on you know you will secure one 8-) I am not sure if I meet examination criteria although I am certain I am close :-k Yuki you are my dude hook me up\:D/ :lol: :lol:
Not this time, too many other irons in the fire so to speak :lol: I'm sure they'll be amazing though!
by bronzefly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Cyclone
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Megabass Cyclone

This is the one I have, non carbon head https://www.megabass.co.jp/site/products/new_des_f5-68x/ Ok, great, that's helpful. If I'm throwing a 1/2 oz spinner bait or vibrating jig, I'd prefer the Bandersnatch you have. If I'm throwing a square bill, a mid-depth crank, or a jerk bait, I'd prefer the ...
by bronzefly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Cyclone
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Megabass Cyclone

Have you gotten to put some time in with the super cyclone? I have an older regular cyclone which I absolutely love so a slightly beefed up model really peaks my interest. Only real hang up for me is that I have a bandersnatch that I use for similar applications. Of course it lends itself more towa...
by bronzefly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensitive Moving Bait Rods
Replies: 35
Views: 6588

Re: Sensitive Moving Bait Rods

The question comes up a lot, usually in threads where it’s “which rod to buy for xxxx technique” and I’ve heard so many times that the better sensitivity is not needed, even when someone is ready to spend the money. I say go for it! And glad that some agree. That AGS rod sound fantastic and I know ...
by bronzefly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix Avid or Gloomis IMX
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: St Croix Avid or Gloomis IMX

Out of curiosity, what length range do you prefer for these applications? I have a couple rods in mind that I find to be an excellent value in that sub $200 price range. The Avids I think are a solid rod at $200 in terms of blank and build quality, I mostly like them due to all the shorter rods they...