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by zodiak311
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano reel names
Replies: 6
Views: 46

Re: Shimano reel names

What's in a name?

Does a z matrix cross wrap, unobtanium fused rod, called an Chupacabra Slingshot Exxxtinction Level Event Phase x13 Gremlin Vega Yugo Type R sound better? :lol:

I agree some names suck, like deep throat suck...
by zodiak311
Wed May 20, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1587
Views: 390987

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Because of the unstable and unseasonably cool weather it's been a tough finding the big 'uns this season so far, so I've been doing a lot of ultralight & BFS fishing. One lake in particular I fish is an excellent lake for this because of the large variety of fish. You truly never know what will bit...
by zodiak311
Tue May 19, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: American Tackle G2 Carbon Handles
Replies: 23
Views: 2269

Re: American Tackle G2 Carbon Handles

How did you do it? 1st inner hole for ULH and then shaping outer dimension for perfect? Looks very good! Yea. Bore the ID to fit the hood, then turn the OD. I made bushings to hold the acrylic on my 1/2" mandrel. It is quite thin once shaped to the proper size. https://i.postimg.cc/jdstcw4Y/2020040...
by zodiak311
Sat May 16, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: American Tackle G2 Carbon Handles
Replies: 23
Views: 2269

Re: American Tackle G2 Carbon Handles

Please do. I'd much rather use the Ecs, rather than taking a gamble on one of the AT seats. Never tried any of them. https://i.postimg.cc/65ZjZc85/20200417-162716.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Qd0pKKJd/20200516-105823.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/GmcFpxYf/20200516-105813.jpg That hood though! Thanks man! X2...
by zodiak311
Sat May 09, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?
Replies: 26
Views: 2047

Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Yes and yes, always have and always will protect my gear any way I can.
by zodiak311
Wed May 06, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 167
Views: 19082

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

Gone Phishin wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:47 am
The Siglett model is intriguing.
X2
by zodiak311
Wed May 06, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 167
Views: 19082

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

I am just completely overwhelmed at the sheer number of options. I'm all about that bait finesse, can any of these match the Super Eiger? :-k I will be waiting in the wings to see...
by zodiak311
Sun May 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Who has the lowest serial 50th Zillion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Who has the lowest serial 50th Zillion?

I just looked at mine:
#1054, 2127, 1394, 1222

Yup, no where near #69 :lol:
by zodiak311
Sun May 03, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need Help, New Spinning Reel
Replies: 15
Views: 1797

Re: Need Help, New Spinning Reel

Don't know what rod you are using, but I would also say the new Certate. All of my older Certates, have never let me down, and are still smooth as the day I bought them. If you don't want to spend the extra coin, the Daiwa Tatula is a lighter alternative. But if it were me, I would hunt down a used ...
by zodiak311
Sun May 03, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Who has the lowest serial 50th Zillion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Who has the lowest serial 50th Zillion?

#69? I think that's going to be a little difficult to beat. What type of spool is in there?
by zodiak311
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Most forgiving baitcaster
Replies: 32
Views: 2818

Re: Most forgiving baitcaster

My son's first baitcaster was an Aldebaran BFS ;) ... the key to learning spool control is teaching them how to pitch before casting. That way, they can practice thumbing the spool at slower speeds so the backlashes aren't as bad. Then, when they can pitch a good distance with a casting plug, you c...
by zodiak311
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Most forgiving baitcaster
Replies: 32
Views: 2818

Re: Most forgiving baitcaster

I will say that my son, at 6 years old, is actually pretty decent at casting with a baitcaster, as long as I do the adjustments for him. The little sucker can never sit still for anything, but he can literally fish 6 hours straight, not catch a fish, but just loves casting various lures. On our last...
by zodiak311
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Do You Have A Favorite Cheap Rod?
Replies: 25
Views: 3149

Re: Do You Have A Favorite Cheap Rod?

Original GL3
by zodiak311
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Most forgiving baitcaster
Replies: 32
Views: 2818

Re: Most forgiving baitcaster

Smart choice on the Lews given how tiny some of their reels are. I feel as though just about any reel can become "forgiving" when you put the breaks on enough. It just depends on how far you plan on casting at that point! I've never seen the Lew reels in person. Which ones have the smallest profile?
by zodiak311
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 571
Views: 175635

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

Just got this. An old Langly Target mechanical reel. It has very light weight ported aluminum spool and a short handle. The spool and handle free spin eaisily with a flick of the thumb. Should be a fun wall hangar to play with. I want to disassemble it and weigh the rotating assembly. Black Max 3 f...