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by arrowslinger1
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Van_____ Reels
Replies: 13
Views: 1752

Re: Van_____ Reels

Is the 1000 size called the Minivanford?
by arrowslinger1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: SLX XT
Replies: 12
Views: 2950

Re: SLX XT

I mod all my reels before I use them. I put a bearing anywhere one can go. Bantams, metaniums, stradics. Why wouldn’t someone max them out is my question? Slx xt with the five bearings added makes a nice little reel.
by arrowslinger1
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: JDM v. Domestic Metanium
Replies: 12
Views: 2470

Re: JDM v. Domestic Metanium

Just sold my last two. I guess it comes down to the size of lure you throw. The brakes on the jdm were a slightly different color if I remember correctly. My tests were mostly with 1/4 oz shaky head worms. I felt like the us version was much less likely to fluff up on the cast.
by arrowslinger1
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: JDM v. Domestic Metanium
Replies: 12
Views: 2470

Re: JDM v. Domestic Metanium

Jdm Shorter handle (84mm) Slightly shallow spool ** different spool brake weight (small white shoes) I had the opposite encounter - I feel like the us version spool casted better than the jdm spool. I def had to put out a third brake on the jdm I order to cast I can use two with the us spool on most...
by arrowslinger1
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 125
Views: 22392

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

I read about a bantam dc a while back.
I think Osaka is feb isn’t it?
by arrowslinger1
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Did abu drop the 4600?
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Did abu drop the 4600?

Seems like they have dropped it from the line up- can’t find them on any site.
by arrowslinger1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Bantam mgl xg handle length ??
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Bantam mgl xg handle length ??

Awesome, thanks for the info.
by arrowslinger1
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Bantam mgl xg handle length ??
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Bantam mgl xg handle length ??

So I know that normally, xg reels have 96mm handles. Everything I find online says that the bantam mgl xg has a 90mm handle. I just wanted to confirm this on the us market reel before I order the handles. I called but they didn’t know the information. On a side note it would be nice to have this inf...
by arrowslinger1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 300K
Replies: 18
Views: 4646

Re: Curado 300K

Warranty may be diff in aus
Looks like it will be offered in regular and hg, so ratio may be diff there too???
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by arrowslinger1
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 300K
Replies: 18
Views: 4646

Re: Curado 300K

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by arrowslinger1
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 300K
Replies: 18
Views: 4646

Curado 300K

So I have a pic, but can never get it to post here.
by arrowslinger1
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano reel names
Replies: 38
Views: 7671

Re: Shimano reel names

Literally this is the worst name ever assigned to a shimano reel. I seriously doubt I’ll buy one. Mainly because I have the fl stradics and don’t need one. But honestly I think I would actually pass on this reel because of the name. Guy in other boat: “Hey, what ya fishing with over there?” Me: A va...
by arrowslinger1
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scratched up my Bantam, what can I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 4853

Re: Scratched up my Bantam, what can I do?

If I scratch a reel I sell it at a considerable discounted price and re buy the reel. One way to look at it- would u pay $25 or even $50 not to have the scratches on it? I had a new conquest 100hg fresh from japan- dropped it and put two very tiny blemishes on it- I couldn’t live with it so I showed...
by arrowslinger1
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL sensitive to spool filling?
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: Bantam MGL sensitive to spool filling?

I find that the bantam and most Shimano reels will perform best with the following the line capacity maxed out (not overfilled) 2-3 brakes Spool tension just enough to keep the spool from having play side to side And finally a tiny drop of reel x on each end of the spool tip and where the brakes con...
by arrowslinger1
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Scorpion MGL 150
Replies: 55
Views: 23190

Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Abu, Lews, most bps reels,browning and some others are all made by pure fishing which are all copies of each other anyway. Most have interchangeable parts and I have to work on quite a few. (High school fishing team) Usually when I open one up and show a customer all the plastic for the thumb actuat...