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by facelessnewsouth
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: TD Zillion vs Curado I: better workhorse reel
Replies: 20
Views: 3489

Re: TD Zillion vs Curado I: better workhorse reel

Let me start by saying I'm a Shimano guy. I love the palmability of the Shimano reels, and I love the new SVS infinity breaking system. I wouldn't hesitate to grab a Curado for the techniques you described. However, the original Zillion (haven't handled the new t-wing variant) is a boss, probably th...
by facelessnewsouth
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your ideal balance point on a rod?
Replies: 23
Views: 2273

Re: What is your ideal balance point on a rod?

I'd have to agree, it depends on the technique for the rod. For tip down presentations, I like it an inch or two before the foregrip, but for tip up, it has to be as close to the center of the reel as possible.
by facelessnewsouth
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Anybody know anything about what G. Loomis is teasing?
Replies: 115
Views: 18842

Re: Anybody know anything about what G. Loomis is teasing?

It seems to me that Shimano/Loomis is really bringing the heat this year, with the E6X and Zodias both coming out at such a great price point.
by facelessnewsouth
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Japanese Tackle Show 2015 pics
Replies: 45
Views: 3845

Re: Japanese Tackle Show 2015 pics

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by facelessnewsouth
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New G.Loomis E6X Rods
Replies: 21
Views: 4987

Re: New G.Loomis E6X Rods

Awesome, thanks Bantam1. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these.
by facelessnewsouth
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Spinning reel noise help.
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Spinning reel noise help.

If the spool is making contact on the downstroke, the solution may be as simple as adding a shim under the spool. If I'm not mistaken, most reels will come with a plastic shim or two in the box. If you don't have these shims, I believe the part number is RD 8068 for the stella 2500 FD, not sure how ...
by facelessnewsouth
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New G.Loomis E6X Rods
Replies: 21
Views: 4987

Re: New G.Loomis E6X Rods

Nice. Looking forward to holding one of these rods.

Do you have line and lure ratings for each yet?
by facelessnewsouth
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stella help?
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: Shimano Stella help?

stingray23 wrote:Maybe some WD-40? Not sure
WD-40 is a terrible thing to put anywhere on your reel.
by facelessnewsouth
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Tournament Talk
Topic: Ish/Poche altercation
Replies: 7
Views: 5111

Re: Ish/Poche altercation

What a shame. After reading both of the statements on wired2fish, it seems calling the authorities was suggested by some tournament personnel. I met Keith this past November hunting in Alabama with my brother near Union Springs, and he's a nice guy. It's disappointing to see this being the reason hi...
by facelessnewsouth
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Curado clutch problems
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Curado clutch problems

Ub2m4 wrote::oops: got it. Yoke for pinion gear upside down! Hope nobody else this foolish.
Happens to the best of us, buddy. It's always a learning experience, and the good thing is, you'll probably never make the same mistake again. :D
by facelessnewsouth
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Metanium XT
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Metanium XT

Hmm... :-k that's quite curious...might you be able to take a picture of these parts and post it so I can get a better idea what we're dealing with?
by facelessnewsouth
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado G My Opinion
Replies: 23
Views: 3106

Re: Curado G My Opinion

lifeofRiley wrote:So the Chronarch E has a plastic drag star?
Yup.
by facelessnewsouth
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Aaron Martens leaves Megabass
Replies: 217
Views: 13007

Re: Aaron Martens leaves Megabass

Meh...I'll give em a look before bashing. AMart is a gear head. He knows what works.
by facelessnewsouth
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Chronarch 50 mg
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: Chronarch 50 mg

The easiest way to do it would be to order factory replacements from Shimano. That way you know you have the right size. https://fishshop.shimano.com/vip/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441848301&SKU%3C%3Esku_id=1689949372103602 Bearings other than the spool bearings usually don't add m...
by facelessnewsouth
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Metanium XT
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Metanium XT

Accessing that bearing should be as easy as unscrewing the spool tension knob and removing the small clip holding it in place (do it in a large ziploc so the clip doesnt go flying). The Met XT is the JDM version of the Chronarch B, so the Chronarch B schematic will be identical to the Met's: https:/...