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by Scuba Scott
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!
Replies: 71
Views: 9848

Re: Confirmed new Nrx coming out !!

Have been a big fan of the NRX blank. Strong/Durable/Sensitive blank. My biggest complaint has been the reel seat. It failed early on when they were first introduced, which they have fixed, but I never have cared for the skeleton type seat in general. I hope to see them use the Ci4 reel seat (on bot...
by Scuba Scott
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 91
Views: 18972

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

When will pre-orders begin for the US model?
by Scuba Scott
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:57 pm
My Conquest spinning rod has a CI4+ reel seat :big grin:
Yes! I forgot the conquest spinning models had the Ci4. It is a very comfortable seat for both casting and spinning.
by Scuba Scott
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

I would like to see full cork handles and the Ci4 reel seat. I was really hoping for the Ci4 reel seat when the conquest models came out. I have never cared for the reel seat on the NRX and now Conquest. Both rods are so good I have just dealt with it.
by Scuba Scott
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?

When I first started using my 13 Met XG I noticed it’s loss of torque relative to other 7.x reels I was using at the time. Increased resistance while retrieving baits, etc. I thought it would be OK until a battle with a 5lb Lanier spot showed me otherwise! Swapping out those 8.5:1 gears for 7.4:1 m...
by Scuba Scott
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?

Thoughts on power between the two ratios? I have not had enough time on the 8 gear to really get a feel for the difference. I’m still thinking I may prefer the 7 gear for its versatility. For some situations I think I prefer the longer 96 handle. For others I may prefer a 90. That is kind of a hang ...
by Scuba Scott
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?

Looking for opinions on what gear ratio everyone tends to prefer for bottom contact fishing. Casting,pitching,flipping,dragging, etc. I have mostly used 7 gear in the past and have recently purchased an 8 gear. My initial thoughts are that I like the speed of the 8 to take up line for the hook set, ...
by Scuba Scott
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Shimano???
Replies: 133
Views: 27905

Re: What's next for Shimano???

I am patiently waiting on an update to the Core series. The 100 MG7 and 50 MG7 were a couple of my all time favorites. I would be a fan of them following what daiwa has done with the Steez. Give us magnesium and aluminum options for the Core. Brass gearing in both with 6,7,8 ratios. I would also lik...
by Scuba Scott
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Re: Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium

What are your opinions of the newer hawgtech versus the ZPI?
by Scuba Scott
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Re: Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium

I tried to get the Zpi one at the tackle trap. They were sold out of the gunmetal one. They were also not sure they were going to be able to get anymore.
by Scuba Scott
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Carbon Fiber handle....Metanium

Looking at putting a carbon fiber handle on a Metanium mgl. What kind of options are out there? Looking at around a 90 mm size. I have been looking at the zpi 92 in the gunmetal color and also the hawgtech 90 mm. Thoughts on these two? Going to keep the stock shimano knobs on new handle. What other ...
by Scuba Scott
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium MGL gear swap
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

Thanks for the link
by Scuba Scott
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium MGL gear swap
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

Would the upgrade worth doing to a new reel?
by Scuba Scott
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Metanium MGL gear swap
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Metanium MGL gear swap

Looking for feedback from those of you that have swapped gears in your met mgl to the curado K grass gears. Thinking of going that direction on an 8 gear MGL and wanting to know if it is worth the hassle and cost? Good and bad feedback appreciated.
by Scuba Scott
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 69336

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Will the Steez SV TW in the 8 gear be coming to the US market?