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by Cal
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Round Reel Refinement - The JDM Daiwa Millionaire CT SV70
Replies: 17
Views: 1320

Round Reel Refinement - The JDM Daiwa Millionaire CT SV70

Round Reel Refinement - The JDM Daiwa Millionaire CT SV70 http://www.tackletour.com/images19/featureban_daiwamillionairectsv70.jpg Introduction: Originally brought onto to TackleTour as a specialists of sorts, concentrating primarily on enthusiast tackle, my responsibilities have expanded through t...
by Cal
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Back in the Hunt for the Search : Fenwick Refreshes Their World Class
Replies: 0
Views: 917

Back in the Hunt for the Search : Fenwick Refreshes Their World Class

Back in the Hunt for the Search : Fenwick Refreshes Their World Class http://www.tackletour.com/images20/featureban_fenwickwcl76mhfc.jpg Introduction: Several years ago, we took a look at a couple of sticks within Fenwick's flagship series of rods, World Class. Both sticks left me with mixed feelin...
by Cal
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?
Replies: 21
Views: 1418

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

For the last several years, Zander and I's routine has been to meet up at his place the night before our fishing/testing trips, and drive up to our location in his vehicle. We usually get there close to midnight, spend an hour or two unpacking and setting our combos for the next day, then head to be...
by Cal
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild

Looks great! Wish GLoomis would start selling us some blanks so we don’t have to do this. Rebuilding NRX and Conquest gets old fast, but the performance gains are incredible! Agree with Dom, fish those rods side by side so you have a baseline to make comparisons. Yes, it'd be nice of G.Loomis still...
by Cal
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild

Actually kinda surprised you have reviewed that reel. It's basically a light weight version of the Stella! I think you mean you're surprised I haven't reviewed the Vanquish. It's actually been in the rotation since late Fall last year and was on track for a writeup, along with the new Stradic, unti...
by Cal
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild

That should be a noticeable improvement. Rod building/re-building does get old in a hurry if you make many of your own lures, you own your own boat, and you like to keep your reels serviced. You need some TT padawans Cal! :D Yeah... last year, I repainted some 22nd Century Nezuma rats with a white ...
by Cal
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild

Even though it was only your first time I bet your guide wraps are still cleaner than the stock rod from Loomis. 8-) I converted another stick from a spinning rod to a triggerless BFS stick with spiral wrapped guides before I tackled this one, so the GLX wasn't my first. Still, my wraps are far fro...
by Cal
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild

Gone Phishin wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Looks great Cal. What reel(s) do you have in mind for this sleek stick?
Exist, Stella, MgxTreme... or whichever flagship reel is next of course 😉
by Cal
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

SIP Project : DSR820S GLX Rebuild

Hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and sane out there. Thought I'd share with you a project I undertook a day or two the shelter in place order came down in the SF Bay Area. I had this project in mind since I wrote this review back in 2018 (http://www.tackletour.com/reviewgloomis17dsr820sglx.ht...
by Cal
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Complete with a Prize Inside the Cereal Box : Abu Garcia's REVO EXD
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Complete with a Prize Inside the Cereal Box : Abu Garcia's REVO EXD

Complete with a Prize Inside the Cereal Box : Abu Garcia's REVO EXD http://www.tackletour.com/images20/featureban_aburevo4exd.jpg Introduction: Once upon a time, Abu Garcia introduced their new take on a low profile baitcasting reel. They called it, Revo. No doubt short for revolution because that ...
by Cal
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Phenix Once Again Delivers on Maxim-um Value
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Phenix Once Again Delivers on Maxim-um Value

Phenix Once Again Delivers on Maxim-um Value http://tackletour.com/images20/featureban_phenixmaxs610l.jpg Introduction: One of Phenix's big introductions for 2019 was their new look and feel Maxim series rods. This is their ~$100 series bass rods built for exceptional value. Our first and only look...
by Cal
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Big Bite Baits Tour Toad & Suicide Shad Buzzbaits
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

Big Bite Baits Tour Toad & Suicide Shad Buzzbaits

Big Bite Baits Tour Toad & Suicide Shad Buzzbaits http://www.tackletour.com/images19/featureban_bigbitetoursuicidebuzz.jpg Introduction: Buzzbaits remain one of my favorites, not just as a topwater bait, but as a bait/technique in general. Anything you can just chuck and wind is a great way to get ...
by Cal
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Busting Bunkers and Awards with Megabass's Destroyer F7.5-77X
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Busting Bunkers and Awards with Megabass's Destroyer F7.5-77X

Busting Bunkers and Awards with Megabass's Destroyer F7.5-77X http://www.tackletour.com/images20/featureban_mb17destroyerbunkerbuster.jpg Introduction: Previously, we found Megabass of America's new Mark48 to be the perfect companion to the original '17 Destroyer Series Onager creating an enthusias...
by Cal
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together

A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together http://tackletour.com/images20/featurebanletstacklethistogether.jpg To all our all readers, The fishing community has always been a tight-knit one, filled with passionate anglers that share a love for fishing, and enjoy all that the outdoors has...
by Cal
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 50
Views: 11078

Re: Custom Paints

One for Zander, one for myself... repaint of TripleTrout Nezuma Rats