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by johnD
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL
Replies: 45
Views: 7756

Re: Bantam MGL

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Used the Bantam today and absolutely love it.

But it does need some sweet grips and a carbon fiber handle, I wonder why HH don't sell there brand anymore :-k
Check out the hawgtech website.
by johnD
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL
Replies: 45
Views: 7756

Re: Bantam MGL

Nice !
by johnD
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Quantum 381 crankin reel
Replies: 0
Views: 3895

Quantum 381 crankin reel

Does anybody have pictures or know how the gear , washers and anti reverse dog stack up on this old reel ?
The schematic is horrible. :-k
Thanks in advanced.
by johnD
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: How are BB1’s so smooth w/o bearing supported pinion gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 2248

Re: How are BB1’s so smooth w/o bearing supported pinion gear?

It looks to me like there are three bearings on the spool shaft. 107, 89, and 55. 89 is right next to the 155 bushing, so there doesn't seem like there's room for the shaft to flex enough to wear on that bushing. Of course, that's what it looks like to me, and what do I know? :lol: :lol: :lol: Corr...
by johnD
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How are BB1’s so smooth w/o bearing supported pinion gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 2248

Re: How are BB1’s so smooth w/o bearing supported pinion gear?

BB1 is a workhorse for sure, they remind me a lot of the old curados , E series and the ones before. I have a 5:1 for 6xd's and those size baits , love it. I think most of the new reels you see from lew's , from here on out will have the P2 bearing supported pinion. They already have it in the MP t...
by johnD
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How are BB1’s so smooth w/o bearing supported pinion gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 2248

Re: How are BB1’s so smooth w/o bearing supported pinion gear?

BB1 is a workhorse for sure, they remind me a lot of the old curados , E series and the ones before. I have a 5:1 for 6xd's and those size baits , love it. I think most of the new reels you see from lew's , from here on out will have the P2 bearing supported pinion. They already have it in the MP th...
by johnD
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 5359

Re: Chatterbait reel

Cranky wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Prefer true low ratio for resistance baits. Not a fan of the ultra high gear ratio craze. What a world we are living in when 6.3:1 is considered a low ratio. [-(
:lol:
by johnD
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 5359

Re: Chatterbait reel

Fuego Ct 6:3. Same reel I throw squarebills with it.
by johnD
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 14493

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

aqua71 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Can anyone confirm the gear material?
Gears are brass.
by johnD
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 24
Views: 3064

Re: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?

If it's geary that quick, something is not right. Mine is smooth , the anti reverse bearing was squeaky right out of the box. A little grease fixed that , I also greased the gears and added carbontex washers , that made a huge difference in drag pressure. Funny you mentioned the chronarch mgl getti...
by johnD
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 24
Views: 3064

Re: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?

If it's geary that quick, something is not right. Mine is smooth , the anti reverse bearing was squeaky right out of the box. A little grease fixed that , I also greased the gears and added carbontex washers , that made a huge difference in drag pressure. Funny you mentioned the chronarch mgl gettin...
by johnD
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 14493

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:29 pm
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:36 pm
Would these new reels be considered "better" than the tatula sv or just different?
Better imo. Aluminum gear-side plate, lighter spool with more line capacity than the SV. It is also smaller and more comfortable to palm.
I'd also say better for the same reasons.
by johnD
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 24
Views: 3064

Re: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?

I have the XT , it cast just as good as my curado 70. So what would be the benefits of buying a Curado 70 today? Better aesthetics? I still don't understand the benefits of smaller spools for various applications so if that's the only other benefit I'd love to know more about when smaller spools ar...
by johnD
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 24
Views: 3064

Re: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?

I have the XT , it cast just as good as my curado 70.
by johnD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase

Digitaka is good but if I was ordering that many you might get a better deal at Japan Lure Shop and you will get a few free lures as well I just checked , japan lure shop is $17 more for the Aldebaran 50. Yeah, but for that $17 extra, you will likely get a $20 lure with the order. I always did when...