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by Cal
Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler back to US made blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Kistler back to US made blanks

I'm so out of touch with Falcon... but that's mainly because they haven't really offered anything new in a very long time.
by Cal
Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:51 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler back to US made blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Kistler back to US made blanks

I see Kistler has several rods now with US made blanks, I wonder if they are back using NFC blanks or have someone new? Does it say the blanks are made in the USA, or just that the rod is built here? If they are made here, it could be CUI, Lamiglas or Batson, aside from NFC and ShimLoomis. Kistler ...
by Cal
Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler back to US made blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Kistler back to US made blanks

doomtrprz71 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:32 am
I wonder if they are back using NFC blanks or have someone new?
They are not back to NFC.
by Cal
Thu Feb 22, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Gateway Swimbait – The Gracely Baits Finesse Gill
Replies: 0
Views: 413

A Gateway Swimbait – The Gracely Baits Finesse Gill

A Gateway Swimbait – The Gracely Baits Finesse Gill http://www.tackletour.com/images24/featurebantgbfinessegill.jpg Introduction: Many anglers commonly associate "swim-baits" with "big-baits," and indeed, most swimbaits on the market are full-sized baits necessitating specialized gear to cast. Howe...
by Cal
Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:11 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: SPRO Enters the Value Rod Market With Their Slayer Series
Replies: 0
Views: 684

SPRO Enters the Value Rod Market With Their Slayer Series

SPRO Enters the Value Rod Market With Their Slayer Series http://www.tackletour.com/images23/featurebansproslayerb74mh.jpg Introduction: For those anglers out there that like the idea of brand matching their combos, manufacturers are making it easier and easier to accomplish this task with many rod...
by Cal
Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Nylon replacement for OG Defier?
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Nylon replacement for OG Defier?

I've not tried any of their nylon lines in thinner diameters, but the product from Varivas, overall, is very solid. Might want to look into their stuff.
by Cal
Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Big Bladed Kick in the Bass : The Donkey Slayer
Replies: 1
Views: 613

A Big Bladed Kick in the Bass : The Donkey Slayer

A Big Bladed Kick in the Bass : The Donkey Slayer http://www.tackletour.com/images24/featurebandonkeyslayer.jpg Introduction: The Donkey Slayer is a handcrafted bladed jig, distinguished by its massive blade, hand polished or plated tungsten head, and paired with hand-tied hybrid silicone and livin...
by Cal
Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:23 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: San Francisco fishing options for a clueless Aussie
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: San Francisco fishing options for a clueless Aussie

I don't know much about the Silicon Valley and South Bay area. Used to live there, but never fished. That's Cal's domain :) Nope.. that's Zander and JIP. I've fished a couple, but I don't really do the local ponds. Delta is just as close for me and I'd rather go there. Clear Lake and the Delta is w...
by Cal
Tue Jan 30, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: San Francisco fishing options for a clueless Aussie
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: San Francisco fishing options for a clueless Aussie

Cal, the global moderator here on TT, lives right in that area. If you don't hear anything, maybe send him a PM. Yeah... I got nothing :lol: ... you're about a half a month too early. Largemouth bite really starts picking up in March. Can be had in February for sure, but it's more hit and miss in t...
by Cal
Thu Jan 25, 2024 5:13 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Is the Revo X Still a Factor?
Replies: 0
Views: 785

Is the Revo X Still a Factor?

Is the Revo X Still a Factor? http://www.tackletour.com/images23/featurebanaburevo5x.jpg Introduction: Back in 2018, I shared my experience with Abu Garcia's newest member of their Revo lineup, the X. Surprisingly, that $99 reel ran away not with a Best Value Award, but our Editor's Choice. Having ...
by Cal
Thu Jan 25, 2024 11:10 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MGL...
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Chronarch MGL...

tdm wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 10:13 am
It's hard to remember everything.
Seriously :lol:
by Cal
Thu Jan 25, 2024 8:11 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MGL...
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Chronarch MGL...

I appreciate all the response so far but as an owner of 2 Metanium, 4 Bantam and a few more, I know for sure that the screws go through the frame and into the side handle plate so the new Metanium DC based on that platform should not be any different and yes, all pictures show that to be the case. ...
by Cal
Wed Jan 24, 2024 6:35 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MGL...
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Chronarch MGL...

tdm wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2024 6:26 am
This get me a little worried about the new Metanium DC. I've heard from a Shimano pro staff
that it's equipped with Ci4+ side plates to keep the weight down which is fine.
Composition of the sideplate is immaterial. The threaded portion is in the frame, not the sideplate.
by Cal
Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:08 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A "Tail" of Two Baits: Baitsanity Explorer Gen 2 Swimbait Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 490

A "Tail" of Two Baits: Baitsanity Explorer Gen 2 Swimbait Updates

A "Tail" of Two Baits: Baitsanity Explorer Gen 2 Swimbait Updates http://www.tackletour.com/images24/featurebanbaitsanityexplorer2bones.jpg Introduction: At first glance, the latest generation of the Baitsanity Explorer may appear nearly identical to the original glidebait that the company original...
by Cal
Sun Jan 21, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Swimbait glide bait rod
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Swimbait glide bait rod

I’m looking to throw treble hook and jig hooks for swim baits and glide baits in the 7-10 ounce range Technically, you're looking for two different rods. It's the same moving bait vs vertical bait presentation scenario as a stick for crankbaits vs jigs. However, there's more room for forgiveness wi...