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by johnD
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone got an SLX XT coming?
Replies: 24
Views: 4053

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: 17873

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: 4053

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: 4053

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: 1640

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...
by johnD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

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: 1640

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: 1962

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: 1962

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: 1931

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: 2235

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: 2235

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: 6541

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: 6541

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: 17873

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...