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by steve1206
Wed May 06, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854c or GLX 894c?
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: NRX 854c or GLX 894c?

In my opinion the 854 fishes lighter, in my hands, with a softer tip. If I had to pick of cut off, where where I would go "up" to the 894,it would be around 1/2 oz. My buddy (I sold mine) uses the 854 as his go-to for 3/8 jig with a relatively smaller trailer. He also really likes it t-rigging aroun...
by steve1206
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler vs Dobyns
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

Re: Kistler vs Dobyns

You may want to consider post-sale support, as well....
by steve1206
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis
Replies: 49
Views: 4748

Re: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:36 am
18RangerZ520L wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:03 am

(10) 2020 Shimano Metanium XG's
hmm...too frugal to spring for the Antares AR's..
The other answer would be that line capacity sucks on the Antares....
by steve1206
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel Recommendation for Steez XBD Frog Rod
Replies: 19
Views: 790

Re: Reel Recommendation for Steez XBD Frog Rod

I had a Zillion Type-R on mine back in the day, but put a Steez A on my new AGS version...
by steve1206
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fishing Line Diameter
Replies: 22
Views: 1739

Re: Fishing Line Diameter

Larry 2020 Niagara wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:23 pm
So far, I have primarily measured monos, copolymers, and flourocarbons. The only braid I’ve measured is 30# PowerPro Spectra which, incidentally, is only about 2% thicker than its claimed diameter of .011 in.
You are able to go out to 1/10,000 or 1/100,000 of an inch? Just curious?
by steve1206
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New vs old greats for cranking.
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

Re: New vs old greats for cranking.

I still have 3 Calais 100a that I crank with. The only caveat is that they need a longer handle than the short stock handle. Its an amazing tank of 5.8:1 cranking reel.
by steve1206
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: JDM Stella '07 2000S help
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: JDM Stella '07 2000S help

We no longer have parts for the FD models outside of bearings. The JDM models were slightly different than ours due to gear ratio differences. We did not offer the 2000S model in FD. I am not sure how different it is internally. You can send the reel in and our tech will do his best to service the ...
by steve1206
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: JDM Stella '07 2000S help
Replies: 3
Views: 500

JDM Stella '07 2000S help

I recently picked one of these up and it is super smooth but the handle doesn't spin as freely as my 2 2500FE, which will spin for days. Not a huge deal but wondering if Shimano will service this reel or if there is not enough crossover with the old FD iteration. If Shimano won't, is there anyone ou...
by steve1206
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?

Im still using:

G Loomis MBR 843/844 with Calais 200a for sprinnerbaiting

G Loomis CBR 845 with Calais 100a for cranking

G Loomis MBR 782 with Daiwa TD-Z 100M w/6.3 gears for jerk baiting. Not horribly old, but kinda....
by steve1206
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which G Loomis NRX rod - 1/8 ounce (+/-) hair jig | Ned head | micro jig
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Which G Loomis NRX rod - 1/8 ounce (+/-) hair jig | Ned head | micro jig

I have a GLX 822 SYR and love the action for shakeyheads. I think I want an extra fast JWR 2 power for thin wire hair / Ned and micro-jigs The 822 DSR feels like the SYR when you pick it up, but when you hooks a fish, it feels more like a 1.5 power-ish with the super forgiving tip. This may be what...
by steve1206
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Toray SuperHard
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Toray SuperHard

Have you used Sunline Shooter (because its way easier to find).???..I used a lot of Superhard and Shooter seemed to be the closest comp...
by steve1206
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Super Natural
Replies: 18
Views: 1978

Re: Sunline Super Natural

Super Natural is softer and a much smaller diameter than Big Game for the same test rating. I don't care for the dark green color of Super Natural. It needs to be lighter. I would fish the clear over the dark green if you are fishing the top half of the water column. Not smaller diameter for test r...
by steve1206
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854 for moving baits?
Replies: 8
Views: 1975

Re: NRX 854 for moving baits?

bigfruits wrote:
PBP wrote:is 854 nrx a bit lighter in power compared to 844 glx?
that is my understanding. a little lighter than the 873CRR.
Slightly lighter than the 844...a chunk lighter than the 873...Like what you would think a full power or so would feel like...give or take
by steve1206
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?
Replies: 17
Views: 3469

Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

I'm a fan of any of the Steez platforms on the NRXs...but also nothing wrong with the Core/Metanium reels either, obviously
by steve1206
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Which braid for ds on spin reel?
Replies: 21
Views: 3867

Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

I like the SX-1, between those 2, as I don't like the "roughness" of the 832 on light gear...Side note..Daiwa Samurai in 15lb. or Seaguar Smackdown in 15 or 20 is really nice...limp and manageable, on a level that the others are not...