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by Big-Bass
Fri Oct 27, 2023 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: What sunglasses are you rocking?
Replies: 53
Views: 21839

Re: What sunglasses are you rocking?

For fishing I rotate a lot of sunglasses. Here are some that I currently use in my lineup. I bought a cheap Amazon sunglasses case (like a jewelry case) with drawers so they are all easily accessible. When I take a few fishing, I have hard cases that I store them in so that I can rotate. Bajio Toads...
by Big-Bass
Fri Oct 27, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: What sunglasses are you rocking?
Replies: 53
Views: 21839

Re: What sunglasses are you rocking?

Sorry I added one below that I forget so I edited this post. Thanks!
by Big-Bass
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano/Daiwa Price Increase
Replies: 12
Views: 2401

Re: Shimano/Daiwa Price Increase

I agree. I have purchased a number of JDM reels over the last year. Conquest 100HG, Bantam XG, Zillion, Alphas, Zenon, Caldia, etc. Prices are great but a $50 increase here may be a $50 increase there. Glad to have some of the OG reels to fish with too. If they were made today, they would be alot mo...
by Big-Bass
Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano/Daiwa Price Increase
Replies: 12
Views: 2401

Shimano/Daiwa Price Increase

Looks like 2/1 will be another price increase for Shimano/Daiwa...
by Big-Bass
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which REEL?
Replies: 17
Views: 2171

Re: Which REEL?

Get a Bantam from Japan Lure Shop, Digitaka, or Japan Tackle. The 22 model is very nice. Or...find a Daiwa SV103! :)
by Big-Bass
Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW
Replies: 63
Views: 21076

Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

dragon1 wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:31 am
Agreed gents, great to read from both of you. 8-)
Same here dragon1!
by Big-Bass
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW
Replies: 63
Views: 21076

Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

I have been saying the same thing for years. The Daiwa SV103H and SV103XS are the best reels Daiwa has ever made. I have 11 of them. They are not as light as a Steez or even some modern offerings but when they made them back in 2015, I think they took the best of the TD-Z and the OG Zillion and made...
by Big-Bass
Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: The Rounders Heavy Metal Club
Replies: 101
Views: 74055

Re: The Rounders Heavy Metal Club

tincanary wrote:
Sat Dec 31, 2022 6:57 am
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Looks great Bob! Happy New Year!
by Big-Bass
Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Back in Love again
Replies: 27
Views: 6195

Re: Back in Love again

When I want to fish, I reach for a Daiwa or Shimano. When I want to spend days in the woods traveling by canoe and fishing the rivers, I will take an Ambassadeur over everything else. For as much as I love my super tight tolerance Japanese made Shimanos and Daiwas, I don't want a grain of sand or t...
by Big-Bass
Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Back in Love again
Replies: 27
Views: 6195

Re: Back in Love again

Old school Ambassadeur reels are very similar. Great quality and timeless function.
by Big-Bass
Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your favorite obscure reels
Replies: 61
Views: 22285

Re: Your favorite obscure reels

Kudos to new2BC4bass for mentioning the ABU Black Max 1600c. I've never known anyone else who used these but they are tiny "tanks." I bought a couple on clearance in the early 90s. Loaded them with spiderwire and mounted them on Shimano Crucial rods. SUPER comfortable to palm. Awesome drag. Built l...
by Big-Bass
Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Back in Love again
Replies: 27
Views: 6195

Re: Back in Love again

The SV103 reels do that for me. I have 11. And the OG Zillion and TD-Z frame the same! I did pick up a Procaster ZX (the blue one) new in the summer from the 80s. What a premium looking reel for the time!
by Big-Bass
Fri Oct 07, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Kage walleye 761MLXS
Replies: 10
Views: 2073

Re: Daiwa Kage walleye 761MLXS

I've fished with this exact rod for over two years. Right now, I have a JDM Caldia MQ 4000CXH on it with 10lb. braid. I have used this for hair jigs up north in NY and really for anything finesse. It fishes an Okashira and 3" Hazedong like a champ. It is a killer Ned rod and excellent for small tube...
by Big-Bass
Fri Oct 07, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Chris Johnston Rod
Replies: 19
Views: 4616

Re: Chris Johnston Rod

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by Big-Bass
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Not much love for Abu around here, but here's my latest. 1600C IAR
Replies: 53
Views: 7991

Re: Not much love for Abu around here, but here's my latest. 1600C IAR

If you are all into smaller Abu reels, check out the Small Ambassadeurs book.