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by donholton
Tue May 07, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: REVO LTX BF8
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Re: REVO LTX BF8

great little reel, mag brake worksexcellent, dont bass fishbut use it to throw light lures to crappie and white bass. should be very good for drop shotting.
by donholton
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu spinning worth a look?
Replies: 11
Views: 2284

Re: Abu spinning worth a look?

The Revo MGX can be had forclose to $200 and its very nice. I bought 3 and couldn't be happier. Very light and amazingly smooth.
by donholton
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ABU Revo LTZ AE-74 Abu's factory BFS weapon.
Replies: 13
Views: 6534

Re: ABU Revo LTZ AE-74 Abu's factory BFS weapon.

Don't let the nay sayers dampen your enthusiasm. The LTZ really throws light stuff amazingly well.
by donholton
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Ultra light casting rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: Ultra light casting rod

Most of my fishing is done with l and ul bait casters and one of my favorite rods is built on a batson walleye blank. 6'2' rated for 1/4 oz and up to 10 lb line. Its a very nice and versatile light rod thats does a lot of things very well.
by donholton
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: vintage reel seats
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: vintage reel seats

thanks , I knew I saw them somewhere.
by donholton
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: vintage reel seats
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: vintage reel seats

Looking for one similar to the one they used before the Fuji. Better yet a new reproduction,I saw some in a catalogue a while back, just can't remember where.
by donholton
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: vintage reel seats
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

vintage reel seats

Do any of you know where i can find vintage reproduction reel seats. I am looking for something similar to a fen wick lunkerstik.
by donholton
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gen 2 Premier Shallow Spool?
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: Gen 2 Premier Shallow Spool?

Abu makes one and zpi sells a spool and mag brake setup.
by donholton
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Need help with a reel seat on small blank
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Re: Need help with a reel seat on small blank

Make a sleeve out of a scrap piece of blank or another way that I like is put cork (I use burl) on the blank where the reel seat is to be placed and turn it to the proper diameter for the seat. I think this looks good and works great.
by donholton
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cal.Conquest VS Morrum ZX VS Bay Ryoga(2014)
Replies: 43
Views: 7479

Re: Cal.Conquest VS Morrum ZX VS Bay Ryoga(2014)

Awesome reel. Ijust wish you didn't have got drop the price of a new handle in addition to the costly reel. Still very nice!
by donholton
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cal.Conquest VS Morrum ZX VS Bay Ryoga(2014)
Replies: 43
Views: 7479

Re: Cal.Conquest VS Morrum ZX VS Bay Ryoga(2014)

The conquest is an awesome reel but I have a hard time figuring out how to use it enough with the gear ratio and the 76cm handle. i sure wish they would have made a couple more changes, especially at the price point. My conquest 51 is the best made reel I own but Irarely use it.
by donholton
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Bfs, Centrifugal or Mag ?
Replies: 45
Views: 6123

Re: Bfs, Centrifugal or Mag ?

the setup with 3 out of 10 magnets will work, you can get by with less than 3, but only when you are not casting for max distance. i have found if you want to throw hard for max distance you need more magnets or more pressure on the spool end via cast control knob, which seems to defeat the purpose ...
by donholton
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Bfs, Centrifugal or Mag ?
Replies: 45
Views: 6123

Re: Bfs, Centrifugal or Mag ?

you can get neodymium rare earth magnets from dealers online in a variety of thicknesses and they are much cheaper. Let me know what size you need, i probably have some extras that I would give you. PM me if I can help.
by donholton
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Bfs, Centrifugal or Mag ?
Replies: 45
Views: 6123

Re: Bfs, Centrifugal or Mag ?

i think you will like the avail mag brake MUCH better with more mags. The number they send is not enough brake throwing light baits. My conquest 51 was an absolute squirrel with the avail default setup. i bought a bunch of magnets online and filled the brake holder and the reel cast very light baits...
by donholton
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Bfs, Centrifugal or Mag ?
Replies: 45
Views: 6123

Re: Bfs, Centrifugal or Mag ?

I haven't been able to use the ss air much due to shoulder surgery. I was very impressed the little I used it spooled with 50 yds of yozuri hybrid 6#. It threw very light baits extremely well and just seemed like a keeper.