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by freelancer27
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2016 Antares DC owners, verdict?
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

Re: 2016 Antares DC owners, verdict?

Hi wbook1 I have fished Calcutta 100DC and the "old" Antares DC for severel years. And just tried the new Antares DC 2016 once. The old Antares is very much a "can do all" reel, long casts, short precision casts, casts in strong wind, light lures, heavy lures and so on. Until now my longest casting...
by freelancer27
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: How did you start with your Antares DC?
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

How did you start with your Antares DC?

Hi all,  I am the proud owner of a wayyyy too expensive 2016 Antares DC (high gear) reel. After selling a reel with some unexpected profit I just had to silence the 'WANT IT' voice in my head. Since all manuals are in Japanese and there is also no documentation in English out there (the Calais DC gi...
by freelancer27
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: English Manual for 2016 Antares DC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

English Manual for 2016 Antares DC?

Hi,
I pulled the trigger on a 2016 Antares DC from one of the Japanese Tackle stores. I havent received it yet, so I dont know if my post is actually needed, but I am assuming that the reel comes only with Japanese manuals.

Are there any English manuals out there?

Thanks!
by freelancer27
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid lb for swimbaits
Replies: 19
Views: 3747

Re: Braid lb for swimbaits

I bought myself a nice round baitcaster for my swimbait fishing. Now I am wondering as well what line to put on and how. I was planning to put on 65# braid with a 25 # fluro leader. What I am wondering now though is: how long should the leader be, what knot. I am worried that the connection knot bet...
by freelancer27
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Any reviews on the Megabass xx Extreme Mission????
Replies: 15
Views: 3656

Re: Any reviews on the Megabass xx Extreme Mission????

Hi there,

I am considereing the EXTREME MISSION TYPE: F as well atm.

My areas of use would be:

small- medium sized crankbaits and Spinnerbaits.

Any experience with this rod for those applications?

Thanks!
by freelancer27
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: I need help to build the right combos with my reels and rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

Re: I need help to build the right combos with my reels and

Thanks guys!

Would something like a Megabass SWINGFIRE work?

Happy Sunday,
Seb.
by freelancer27
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: I need help to build the right combos with my reels and rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

Re: I need help to build the right combos with my reels and

Here is how I am currently using it: Casting Combo 1: * Rod: G. Loomis E6X Casting Rod 6'8" Med Hvy 803C JWR * Reel: Lews Team Lew's Custom Pro Speed Spool (7.1:1) * Line: 12 pound Fluro *Applications: Drop shot, light plastics, light jigs and Jerkbaits Casting Combo 2: * Rod: St. Croix Avid X Serie...
by freelancer27
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: I need help to build the right combos with my reels and rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

I need help to build the right combos with my reels and rods

Hi all, I have to admit that I am a bit all over the place with my gear lately. What I mean with this is? I am reviewing my gear constantly to see how I can optimize it to address all of my 'bass needs'. What I am struggeling with is figuring out right now what reel to pair with what rod to optimize...
by freelancer27
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for a rod for Spinnerbaits and small swimbaits
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

Looking for a rod for Spinnerbaits and small swimbaits

Hi all, once again I am looking for the great feedback from this community for an upcoming purchase! :) I am looking to get a Rod (that I would pair with a Daiwa Zillion SV TWS) that would be allocated for Spinnerbaits (up to 3/4oz) and smaller swimbaits (up to 1oz). I am planning to purchase the ro...
by freelancer27
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Calcutta 400D vs Calcutta Conquest 400
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Re: Shimano Calcutta 400D vs Calcutta Conquest 400

cndbasshunter wrote:
freelancer27 wrote:Thanks guys!

Seems like the consensus is that the Calcutta Conquest is not necessarily worth the 200 USD more.
:shock:
Why are you shocked by my comment?
by freelancer27
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Calcutta 400D vs Calcutta Conquest 400
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Re: Shimano Calcutta 400D vs Calcutta Conquest 400

Thanks guys!

Seems like the consensus is that the Calcutta Conquest is not necessarily worth the 200 USD more.
by freelancer27
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Calcutta 400D vs Calcutta Conquest 400
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Shimano Calcutta 400D vs Calcutta Conquest 400

Hi guys, I am looking for a new swimbait reel that I can use for bigger baits (2-8 oz) in Fresh and Saltwater. My attention is right now on the Shimano Calcutta 400D and the Calcutta Conquest 400. I had a chance to test the Calcutta 400D over the weekend and really liked it overall. Of course the fa...