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by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for a "Guest" Angler
Replies: 13
Views: 2238

Re: Rod for a "Guest" Angler

I let them use my Dobyns rods since the warranties are so good that if they break them, they only pay a small price lol I really like this answer! There are only a couple of people that I would trust with my high end gear. [-o< Agreed, very few if any. Especially considering a lot of my favorite ro...
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis Build Quality
Replies: 49
Views: 7290

Re: G Loomis Build Quality

Also feel like the cork breaks easier on these rods than others, though that isnt really a quality control issue. My 822 has a rather large chunk of cork missing from the beginning days, and it is the actual cork that is damaged, not filler
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis Build Quality
Replies: 49
Views: 7290

Re: G Loomis Build Quality

HobeyBaker wrote:
smallies wrote:A few uneven threads on my DSR822
It's lack of detail and quality control. It takes 30 seconds with a burnishing tool to pack the threads and smooth them over.
Exactly. This is the only rod I noticed this on as well, having rods from $100-$500+
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Exsence vs Stella FJ
Replies: 19
Views: 3496

Re: Exsence vs Stella FJ

Blacktail 8541 wrote:
smallies wrote:Im scared to try a Stella, I love my Stradics and dont want to feel obligated to spend that much money
If you don't want to lay down the cash, don't try one! Because if you do it will be all you think about till you scratch that itch. :drool:
So tempting, but that is one dangerous slope...
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BPS and Cabelas
Replies: 14
Views: 5832

Re: BPS and Cabelas

A lot of the XPS stuff is pretty good
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis Build Quality
Replies: 49
Views: 7290

Re: G Loomis Build Quality

A few uneven threads on my DSR822
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Destroyer Addermine vs G Loomis NRX 852S JWR
Replies: 30
Views: 5664

Re: Megabass Destroyer Addermine vs G Loomis NRX 852S JWR

Does the Addermine have a deeper bend than the NRX?
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for a "Guest" Angler
Replies: 13
Views: 2238

Re: Rod for a "Guest" Angler

I let them use my Dobyns rods since the warranties are so good that if they break them, they only pay a small price lol
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 852c
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: NRX 852c

Makes a good Neko rig rod
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Exsence vs Stella FJ
Replies: 19
Views: 3496

Re: Exsence vs Stella FJ

Im scared to try a Stella, I love my Stradics and dont want to feel obligated to spend that much money
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula SV casting distance.
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

Re: Tatula SV casting distance.

I feel like my distance might be slightly less than my non sv reels, but not enough to make a big deal out of. And I use my SVs for accuracy casting anyways
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula SV vs. Zillion SV
Replies: 26
Views: 3565

Re: Tatula SV vs. Zillion SV

I have both and both are fine reels. They are pretty close in comparison for me
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Skipping: SV, MGL, DC or st else?
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

Re: Skipping: SV, MGL, DC or st else?

SV for me all day
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion sv tw getting phased out
Replies: 17
Views: 2663

Re: Zillion sv tw getting phased out

I still wish I picked up an SV103 :crying:
by smallies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: A Good Braid for Spinning Reels...
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: A Good Braid for Spinning Reels...

How does everyone find the lighter braids holding up at the leader knot? I find that, especially with lighter braids, the line deteriorates really quickly. Would a 4 strand braid hold up better, or is it strictly a function of the light braid? Never had a problem with 10lb 832 connected to 6-8lb le...