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by johnD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase

Edward78 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:10 am
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.
by johnD
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase

I have had good success with Digitaka. Aldebaran's are about $300.
by johnD
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 8ft. Rod for Fishing Flairhawks and Swimtails up to 4 oz.
Replies: 21
Views: 1524

Re: 8ft. Rod for Fishing Flairhawks and Swimtails up to 4 oz.

Actions are about they same. The musky rod will have more power. Legend Tournament Musky LM86MHF Long Ranger is the ones they use. You can get a similar blank in the Mojo musky line up. Before I bought the 8'6 vexan , I fished a St croix Avid 8' heavy inshore. It is a great rod , snook , reds , tarp...
by johnD
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 8ft. Rod for Fishing Flairhawks and Swimtails up to 4 oz.
Replies: 21
Views: 1524

Re: 8ft. Rod for Fishing Flairhawks and Swimtails up to 4 oz.

I'd be looking at the st croix musky rods , that's what a lot of guys use for throwing flairhawks and swimbaits for snook down here in Florida. I use a Vexan Inshore 8'6 1-4 oz spinning rod , with a Spheros sw 6000.
by johnD
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking for a short frog rod for medium to heavy cover
Replies: 17
Views: 1408

Re: Looking for a short frog rod for medium to heavy cover

Jason Christie 6'11 cara t7 heavy frog rod.

Tatula Elite 6'9" Heavy Montgomery rod.
by johnD
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need new casting reel within a month, what to do?
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: Need new casting reel within a month, what to do?

Well I was in the neighborhood of Cabela's today so I went in and looked at the Chronarch MGL. Walked out with a 151XG. Got it spooled up with 40lb Super8SlickV2 and my oh my is it an uneven spooling, big hump in the middle. I used 10lb Yo-Zuri Hybrid for backing and it kept slipping on the spool i...
by johnD
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Need new casting reel within a month, what to do?
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: Need new casting reel within a month, what to do?

Well I was in the neighborhood of Cabela's today so I went in and looked at the Chronarch MGL. Walked out with a 151XG. Got it spooled up with 40lb Super8SlickV2 and my oh my is it an uneven spooling, big hump in the middle. I used 10lb Yo-Zuri Hybrid for backing and it kept slipping on the spool i...
by johnD
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic 19
Replies: 36
Views: 5071

Re: Shimano Stradic 19

I don't know why they ever took it off the market to begin with. It's a aluminum bodied Nasci.
by johnD
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic 19
Replies: 36
Views: 5071

Re: Shimano Stradic 19

I like the HG, but I do a lot of river fishing and casting up stream having a HG is a must... I got one 4000 XG for reeling in a spoon fast for Spanish Mackerel. Did you see the spheros sw inshore ? But , then again , no pg model. Thinking I'll get one anyways. http://fish.shimano.com/content/fish/...
by johnD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 14493

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Hm, they're saying its a lighter spool than the normal 100, but not SV. And the P/F version seems to be shallower and ported so I'm assuming it's lighter still? The Tatula Elite P/F spool shows 15g on the pre-release literature. The Tatula Elite Long Cast shows 14g. Another important note about the...
by johnD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 22229

Re: ICAST 2019

coastal sv , same frame as the tatula elite. they tried to tell me the coastal and the elite frame is slightly different than the tatula 100 but , visually I couldn't see a difference. they said something like "smoothing out some edges" but , idk..
by johnD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 14493

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

basser100 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:17 am
Does this reel have a free spinning spool like the Zillion?
no free floating spool.
by johnD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Admira Baitcaster
Replies: 16
Views: 2069

Re: 2019 Daiwa Admira Baitcaster

That's nasty. 8-)
by johnD
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic 19
Replies: 36
Views: 5071

Re: Shimano Stradic 19

No big improvements imo. I'll be keeping the two FK's that I use for inshore.
Maybe a new Certate when I get the itch.
by johnD
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 22229

Re: ICAST 2019

Here's a size comparision between the slx dc vs the slx xt..plenty of room on the dc for bigger thumbs.
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