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by RMCatchNrelease
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler rod clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Kistler rod clearance

They spent years cultivating a brand based on quality USA made NFC blanks and TX labor. Most people I know that bought Kistler did so for NFC and a fully USA made product. They dropped the two best selling points of their product and raised prices...it doesn't take a genius to see where that was goi...
by RMCatchNrelease
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Kage
Replies: 16
Views: 11244

Re: Daiwa Kage

I had the 7-foot 3in medium-heavy all around Rod. I absolutely loved the blank. However, like one of the other reviews it was desperately in need of one or more guides. Additionally, the build Aesthetics were very plain and I felt lacking at the price point. More so than anything was the simple plas...
by RMCatchNrelease
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula limited release date?
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: Tatula limited release date?

This is a joke. $300 for a non free floating Daiwa?

I hope someone with $300 to spend has more sense than that.

You can get a JDM Zillion cheaper or the US with brass for a $50 more.
by RMCatchNrelease
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion sv TW 1000
Replies: 654
Views: 66838

Re: Zillion sv TW 1000

Not to throw this off topic, but I just sent a Tatula 300 back that had 4 or more paint bubbles and or imperfections. I got a discount from Japan Tackle on my Morethan 1000xh because it had a large paint chip right near the mag dail. I'm so scared of scratching this new Zillion. I keep a reel cover ...
by RMCatchNrelease
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Catalina TW 100 Spool
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Daiwa Catalina TW 100 Spool

THIS!!!

I am so mad I sold my Catalina. I've been trying to find a swimbait reel lately and there are no real free floating spool reels.

I got the TAT300 and it is simply way too big and heavy. Even for throwing 8" baits it seems like overkill. I really wish they had a 250 in the 9.5oz range.
by RMCatchNrelease
Sun May 30, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Why do we care about guide insert?
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Why do we care about guide insert?

Everyone worrying about their guide material.

How often do you clean them is the real question. Most people never even wipe them down.
by RMCatchNrelease
Wed May 19, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wacky Rig Fly Line Thin Senko Hook
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Wacky Rig Fly Line Thin Senko Hook

I like the Decoy hooks for wacky rig. The have some very wide gaps if needed and good geometry and point to hook eye angles. I haven't tried this one but it could be the ticket. Only question is wire size (finesse/HD?) if using #6. Worth a look. IMG_20210519_497.jpg I'm also a big Hyabusa fan and th...
by RMCatchNrelease
Wed May 05, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a quality snap.
Replies: 26
Views: 2130

Re: Looking for a quality snap.

I tried haha

If you must have a snap. The best I tried is the Decoy W. If think you can see why I like it.
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by RMCatchNrelease
Wed May 05, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a quality snap.
Replies: 26
Views: 2130

Re: Looking for a quality snap.

I also find other baits to throw with them. For instance, I no longer buy spinnerbaits over three quarters of an ounce that don't have a twisted line tie. This allows me to use the clips and run a quick pike leader if needed. IMG_20210505_8888.jpg I will say, on some popper, it can chip the paint bu...
by RMCatchNrelease
Wed May 05, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a quality snap.
Replies: 26
Views: 2130

Re: Looking for a quality snap.

Just for some further reference. I use two brands of #25. The Tactical Angler are very small and the Power Clips are slightly bigger. Between these two, I cover all bass applications under 1oz baits. The black clip is a #50 Power Clip and perfect for bigger baits. I have these pike rigs made up with...
by RMCatchNrelease
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2021 Legend Extreme, stalling out ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: 2021 Legend Extreme, stalling out ?

Never seen one I'd like to fish. Either the handle composition or foregrip is usually a deal breaker.
by RMCatchNrelease
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a quality snap.
Replies: 26
Views: 2130

Re: Looking for a quality snap.

I repeat, just buy the clips to test. You will never use another snap again. There is zero advantage to the snap, the clips are smaller, more streamlined, and if you want a swivel, clip on a spro and you are set. Again, snaps in the #20-50 poind size are usually difficult to deal with. Girlfriend lo...
by RMCatchNrelease
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD ito 103m parts
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: TD ito 103m parts

There is no gear upgrade past the 6.3 brass gears in the right hand model.
by RMCatchNrelease
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: New lures in your box 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 7022

Re: New lures in your box 2021

13 Fishing hardbaits have really impressed me lately. The designs are great, actions are awesome, and the paint is superb. The Loco may be my favorite jerkbait and I have a box full of 110s and Pointers. They are very erratic and can really dance with bigger jerks. The Jabber Jaw, while not as hunti...
by RMCatchNrelease
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a quality snap.
Replies: 26
Views: 2130

Re: Looking for a quality snap.

No more snaps!!! Do yourself a favor and buy the Tactical Angler clips. No reason to fumble and mess with snaps anymore. Buy the #25 and #50 and you are covered. Change baits in 5 seconds, every time, even with frozen fingers. Anyone who's been in my boat and seen them has switched. Smaller, cleaner...