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by Cal
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:46 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Redefining the Big Bait Stick Genre : Evergreen International's Giant Dire Wolf
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Redefining the Big Bait Stick Genre : Evergreen International's Giant Dire Wolf

Redefining the Big Bait Stick Genre : Evergreen International's Giant Dire Wolf http://www.tackletour.com/images24/featurebanegintlgiantdirewolf.jpg Introduction: "Dire Wolf" has become a series within itself in Evergreen International's high end rod lineup. In 2022, I fished their GTR-C70MHR-SXF D...
by Cal
Sat Apr 13, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Winter 21/22 Projects
Replies: 9
Views: 3148

Re: Winter 21/22 Projects

I use a dremel to cut.. it's a challenge making it straight though!
by Cal
Tue Apr 09, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Kistler Celebrates 25 Years with a New Series : Nitranium
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Kistler Celebrates 25 Years with a New Series : Nitranium

Kistler Celebrates 25 Years with a New Series : Nitranium http://www.tackletour.com/images24/featurebankistler24nit703lmh.jpg Introduction: Never one to rest on his laurels, Trey Kistler is constantly looking for ways to improve and diversify his product. In fact, 2024 marks the 25th Anniversary of...
by Cal
Sun Mar 31, 2024 7:18 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Abu Garcia's Formula for BFS Success - Part One : The Rods
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Abu Garcia's Formula for BFS Success - Part One : The Rods

Abu Garcia's Formula for BFS Success - Part One : The Rods https://www.tackletour.com/images24/featurebanabugarciazenonbfs.jpg Introduction: As manufacturers scramble to develop components to participate in the burgeoning BFS (bait finesse system) market, few are as equipped as Abu Garcia is t o ad...
by Cal
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Peeling it Back - The BFS Shallow Spool Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Peeling it Back - The BFS Shallow Spool Challenge

NormanD wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:15 am
Interesting article. I know that had to be very tedious to collect all the data.
Thanks... the things I do for TT 🤦‍♂️... :lol: :lol:
by Cal
Fri Mar 29, 2024 3:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA

sounds about right...

if I ever start a blank company, it's going to be called "Heresay Blanks" 8-)
by Cal
Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA

4g63power wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:13 am
My guess is they probably got split up and got sold.
That would make sense I guess.. the mysterious dealings in the world of rod blanks :lol:
by Cal
Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA

This post took me down a rabbit hole on Shikari blanks. Interesting read here: https://www.rodbuilding.org/read.php?2,548940,548994 Always interesting to see how one man with a plan can have a big impact and what happens when that person steps away Cool share, thanks. I could have sworn in the back...
by Cal
Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:24 pm
Yep, I'm aware as to how blanks are made. Just not sure what you're referring to as machinery - the press itself? The original press used for the OG Helium, graphite layup, blank materials?
That's what I said.. the press.. that's the only machinery involved. Layup and material is not machinery.
by Cal
Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:11 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Peeling it Back - The BFS Shallow Spool Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Peeling it Back - The BFS Shallow Spool Challenge

Peeling it Back - The BFS Shallow Spool Challenge https://www.tackletour.com/images24/featurebanshallowspoolchallenge.jpg Introduction: 2024 marks my twentieth year here at TackleTour. Although my first published piece on the site was the renowned, original Daiwa Alphas casting reel, my gateway pro...
by Cal
Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA

The blank is made from the machinery that produced the original Helium series... a different manufacturer purchased the equipment a while ago and is now producing blanks. Kistler went to them with the original design to have these anniversary blanks made celebrating the original series using the sa...
by Cal
Tue Mar 26, 2024 10:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: 25th Anniversary Kistler Helium LTA

The blank is made from the machinery that produced the original Helium series... a different manufacturer purchased the equipment a while ago and is now producing blanks. Kistler went to them with the original design to have these anniversary blanks made celebrating the original series using the sam...
by Cal
Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: G.Loomis Launches Refreshed GLX Bass Series Rods, do they Live Up to the Legacy?
Replies: 0
Views: 478

G.Loomis Launches Refreshed GLX Bass Series Rods, do they Live Up to the Legacy?

G.Loomis Launches Refreshed GLX Bass Series Rods, do they Live Up to the Legacy? https://www.tackletour.com/images24/featurebangloomisglx.jpg Introduction: This morning G.Loomis unveiled a refresh to their popular GLX Series rods leveraging the latest materials and build processes. The new rods sho...
by Cal
Wed Mar 13, 2024 8:57 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Final Piece of the Revo5 Puzzle, Abu Garcia's STX
Replies: 0
Views: 487

The Final Piece of the Revo5 Puzzle, Abu Garcia's STX

The Final Piece of the Revo5 Puzzle, Abu Garcia's STX http://tackletour.com/images23/featurebanaburevo5stx.jpg Introduction: Having worked my way through the majority of Abu Garcia's refresh of their Revo platform, I didn't think necessary to investigate the remaining model, STX. However, as circum...
by Cal
Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:02 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Certate?
Replies: 27
Views: 26547

Re: New Certate?

Firstoutfisher wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:03 pm
Anyone here have this one yet?
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