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by beezy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: Crankbait reel

Honestly, you can buy two curado Ks right now for the price of a single bantam reel so I would definitely buy a 6.2:1 and a 7.4:1. That reel has become my crankbait (mainly squarebills and lipless) reel of choice over my calcutta 200d and 100te gt.
by beezy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Help me choose my first NRX please! :)
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

Re: Help me choose my first NRX please! :)

852c is the way to go. Works perfect for senkos, light texas rigs, flukes, and jerkbaits for me. I was going back and forth on dropping this kind of cash for the rod but I pulled the trigger and can't be happier that i did.
by beezy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Need some feedback on the Major Craft SpeedStyle
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: Need some feedback on the Major Craft SpeedStyle

I've been praying that Major Craft brings some of these rods to the Fred Hall show in SoCal but they never do. I have a couple of their MS-1 and MS-X rods and I love them so I really want to get my hands on one of these.
by beezy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Top water rod help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: Top water rod help needed

I know they're not as popular of a rod brand but I would seriously consider the major craft don iovino 6'8 nanoace rod. I use this rod exclusively for my light topwater/jerkbaits such as the gunfish 70 and rapala x-rap 08 baits. It also serves double duty as a BFS rod for neko rigs in a pinch.
by beezy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tekel sprekel frog
Replies: 8
Views: 4935

Re: Tekel sprekel frog

I don't like the sound of the teckel frog as it's a quiet version of the whopper plopper. I haven't been able to get any good sized bass on it. Honestly, I would recommend you try out the teckel frog first before you decide to tinker and make your own.
by beezy
Mon May 21, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone tricked out a Curado K
Replies: 27
Views: 4934

Re: Anyone tricked out a Curado K

Is it worth it to upgrade the line guide on this? I feel like maybe you can swap in a line guide to possibly increase casting distance?
by beezy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Major Craft spinning rods question
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Major Craft spinning rods question

I would recommend you wait until they release the MS-1 rods. The last time I spoke to the Major Craft folks weas during the Fred Hall show when I was sampling their prototype MS-1 swimbait rods (7'6" and 7'10" rods). Their plans were to release at least two heavier duty spinning rods that were more ...
by beezy
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: stripped screw handle
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: stripped screw handle

i have a handle with the screws stripped how can i get it out I'd recommend you buy the "Speedout Screw Extractor" kit that can be bought from walmart for about $20. If the screw is too small, use a small drill bit first before using the speedout screw extractor. This is what I used to remove the D...
by beezy
Tue May 31, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: deep cranking reel
Replies: 12
Views: 2317

Re: deep cranking reel

I am going to "try" a calcutta gt te 100 this weekend maybe. and pit it against a Ringa SSS. I think they are relatively in the same gear ratio. I have been looking around for something differnt but nothing "new" stands out. I have the 100te gt as well and it should be fine. I honestly liked the ca...
by beezy
Mon May 23, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Worm Gear Greasing
Replies: 24
Views: 3952

Re: Worm Gear Greasing

Grease on an exposed worm gear is a dirt magnet which will lead to premature wear. Use a light coat of oil or TSI 321 that will leave a dry lubricating film behind. I agree with this. I soak the worm gear in TSI 321 and wipe off the excess. It has worked wonders and I don't have much issues with di...
by beezy
Sun May 08, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Swimbait Rod Options
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: Swimbait Rod Options

I'm looking to add a rod that can comfortably toss 3oz. Swimbaits (imakatsu husky hasuzzy mostly, with some gantarels and LC real bluegills thrown in for good measure). I have rods rated up to 3 1/4 oz and 4 oz, but both feel a little overloaded with the imakatsu on it. Any recommendations? I'm not...
by beezy
Sun May 08, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Most manageable fluorocarbon?
Replies: 48
Views: 10365

Re: Most manageable fluorocarbon?

I've used sunline fc sniper, toray and seaguar red label, invizx, abrazx, and tatsu. In my opinion, tatsu is the best flourocarbon line out there right now. It's just expensive but it's well worth it. I've fished 4lb, 8lb, and 10lb tatsu so far and its castability, memory, and abrasion resistance is...
by beezy
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Deep spool option for calcutta 100te gt?
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: Deep spool option for calcutta 100te gt?

Hmm, that is very disappointing. I really wanted to get more line capacity in my old 100te gt reel. Thanks again.
by beezy
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Deep spool option for calcutta 100te gt?
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Deep spool option for calcutta 100te gt?

I was wondering if there was a deep spool option for the shimano calcutta 100te gt reel? Like can I put in the 200te spool to get more line capacity or no? I'd appreciate any info on if such an option exists? Thanks.
by beezy
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Need advice on gear set for Shimano scorpion 1001mg
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Need advice on gear set for Shimano scorpion 1001mg

Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a new gearset for my shimano scorpion 1001mg reel which is the equivalent of the shimano chronarch 51mg reel. I was looking at slowing the reel down and was wondering if any of you guys were able to do this. These are the gear sets that I have been looking at to replace ...