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by i_am_R2
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Destroyer evoluzion 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Destroyer evoluzion 2018

The Elseil models might be what you're looking for. Haven't tried any of the newer ones but the X4 I had worked great for these.
by i_am_R2
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel "Feet"
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Reel "Feet"

This is subjective of course but to me, it feels like Shimanos generally sit further up the seat and Daiwas and Lew's and Abus sit further back. I have never actually measured to find out for sure but that's how they feel in my hands when I test out different reels on the same rods.
by i_am_R2
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Vibration analysis between '20 Met and '21 Zillion
Replies: 30
Views: 1271

Re: Vibration analysis between '20 Met and '21 Zillion

Very cool stuff =D> When I read the title of the post the first thing I thought about was aluminum vs. magnesium frames and its interesting to see the data shows magnesium can actually/potentially transmit more vibration. I guess it can argued that the gears themselves may be giving off more or less...
by i_am_R2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New lures in your box 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 1870

Re: New lures in your box 2021

Deps Slide Swimmer 115. Been able to play around with it a bit and it is a fun little swim bait. Got a few bites on it so far and each time a fish hit it they have freight trained it. I recently purchased one of these for the first time, as well as the Tiny Bullshooter 100. Stoked to give them a wh...
by i_am_R2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: New lures in your box 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 1870

Re: New lures in your box 2021

Deps Slide Swimmer 115. Been able to play around with it a bit and it is a fun little swim bait. Got a few bites on it so far and each time a fish hit it they have freight trained it. It looks very nice with a price tag that follows... How does it cast - any “helicopter issues”? It actually casts p...
by i_am_R2
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New lures in your box 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 1870

Re: New lures in your box 2021

Deps Slide Swimmer 115. Been able to play around with it a bit and it is a fun little swim bait. Got a few bites on it so far and each time a fish hit it they have freight trained it.
by i_am_R2
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion sv TW 1000
Replies: 428
Views: 28028

Re: Zillion sv TW 1000

CFDoc wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:23 am
Had a feeling the defense mechanisms would eventually show up.

Here's the list of what actually happened when I casted the new Zillion:

- Baits flew to hyper-infinity
- All my Shimanos melted
- Every eyebrow rose
- Every panty dropped
:lol: I'm sold. Can't wait until mine gets here
by i_am_R2
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which knob style do you generally prefer on a spinning reel?
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Which knob style do you generally prefer on a spinning reel?

My recommendation would be to get the reel with the specs you need/are looking for then swap out the knobs later if you don't like them? That's what I have done with all of my most recent spinning reels purchased. I find the smaller knobs on both Shimano and Daiwa to be too "skinny" and the shape of...
by i_am_R2
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Fishing Bycatches
Replies: 51
Views: 13766

Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

That bluegill is huge! Thought it was photoshop at first glance until I read the entire post :lol:
by i_am_R2
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits

A more wallet friendly option to maybe consider is the Dobyns Sierra 735 C. It is labeled as extra fast but is definitely a more moderate actioned rod with some bend to it. I have used it for 1oz hardbaits like the MB Kanata and Dorum and it casts and works those baits well in my opinion and don't h...
by i_am_R2
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Megabass Destroyers
Replies: 253
Views: 49990

Re: New Megabass Destroyers

Sorry if I missed any info already posted, how do the reel seats feel (especially the trigger) compared to the XX and USA Destroyers? Do these have the soft touch coating on them? Thanks in advance!
by i_am_R2
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zona and Lews
Replies: 37
Views: 2167

Re: Zona and Lews

Good one. I was thinking Faircloth maybe. Curious to know the answer :-k
by i_am_R2
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drop Shot Tip
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: Drop Shot Tip

Do you guys not have issues with the pinch snapping the line? It doesn't seem to matter what brand of weight I'm using, but the little pinch will snip the line with a slight tug in grass...what's the secret? If I understand the issue you're describing correctly, what I usually do is tie a little ov...
by i_am_R2
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2020 Shimano Zodias vs 2020 Megabass Levante
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: 2020 Shimano Zodias vs 2020 Megabass Levante

Hope this is not derailing the topic, does the new zodias have the soft touch reel seat? Thanks!
by i_am_R2
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any (round) rod racks you can recommend?
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Any (round) rod racks you can recommend?

That's the one I have 8-) Hope it works out for you!